These Restaurants Are Bringing the Goods—Stuffing Included
Written By: Bianca Kasawdish San Diego Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time to gather. For many, this means spending countless hours prepping an entire multiple-course dinner for family and friends. The holiday doesn’t have to be a traditional “hassle,” however. For those looking to step out of the kitchen this year and focus more on family time, these San Diego restaurants are sure to leave you thankful this Thanksgiving.
1 | Three Courses Worth Celebrating San Diego Thanksgiving
Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving with a handcrafted meal at Pendry. Enjoy Provisional Kitchen’s three-course prix fixe menu on Turkey Day from 4-10 p.m. You’ll be able to dine on Thanksgiving classics—with an elevated twist!—and toast to an intimate celebration with those you’re most grateful for.
Price: $85 per person, $24 for children 3-12 years old
2 | Fill up on Seasonal Favorites San Diego Thanksgiving
Thankful for the ocean view this year? From 1-7 p.m., enjoy a three-course menu of seasonal offerings like organic local greens with fig cinnamon goat cheese, harvest pumpkin bisque, pepper-crusted prime beef tenderloin and sage brown butter pappardelle. Then, enjoy some pumpkin pie to top it all off—because it’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie!
1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011
3 | Turkey With A View! San Diego Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving by the beach? Yes, please! Dig into a festive feast this Thanksgiving at JRDN. You’ll enjoy three courses of all your holiday favorites while you enjoy the wind in your hair and panoramic views of Pacific Beach; it’s a view you’ll be grateful for.
Price: $45-$55 per person, $25 for children’s turkey dinner 12 and under
4 | All About That Baste San Diego Thanksgiving
Introducing a new family tradition–the restaurant’s first-ever prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. First, choose between options like butternut squash bisque with cinnamon croutons, salad with candied walnuts and more. For an entrée, select from Diestel organic turkey breast roulade with bacon, butternut squash ravioli and apple risotto, among others. Finally, indulge in dessert with pumpkin spice cheesecake or baked spiced apples with ice cream.
Price: $69.95 per person
932 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
5 | Thankful for Elastic Waistbands San Diego Thanksgiving
Three amazing courses await you—filled with creamy asparagus soup, roasted turkey breast with chef’s brown gravy and orange cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, maple glazed carrots and garlic mashed potatoes (for the side lovers). Don’t skip dessert; indulge in an assortment of pies or a gooey double fudge brownie.
Price: $41.99 for adults, $21.99 for children under 12
Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar
3939 Ocean Bluff Ave
San Diego, CA 92130
6 | Feast Mode
Nothing beats good food, good views and good music—that’s exactly what you’ll get at Bahia Resort Hotel on Thanksgiving. Enjoy a day full of festive foods like butternut squash ravioli and a station full of seasonal desserts. After that, all you have to do is let your food coma commence as you watch the sunset.
Price: $56 per person; $25 for children between the ages of 5 and 11; free for children under 5
Bahia Resort Hotel
998 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
7 | Gobble Til You Wobble
Get ready for a festive evening! Diners will be treated to vistas of Mission Bay and live piano music. Indulge in roasted turkey and mustard-crusted pork, as well as a fully stocked seafood station and decadent desserts.
Price: $60 for adults; $25 for children between the ages of 5 and 11; free for children under 5
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego CA 92109
8 | Pass the Pie
Treat yourself and get a little fancy in the Westgate Room for a signature Thanksgiving four-course prix fixe menu. Enjoy roasted butternut squash, seasonal artisan salad, your choice of free range turkey, beef tenderloin or salmon and for dessert, your choice of pecan walnut pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Time to indulge!
Price: $79 per person. Holiday dining is also available in Le Fontainebleau for their indulgent Thanksgiving holiday buffet.
The Westgate Hotel
1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
9 | Next Stop, Nap Time
Herb-crusted Diestel turkey breast, pumpkin pie with chantilly cream and Dungeness snow crab cakes are just a few of the filling dishes you’ll find at The Lafayette Hotel’s prix fixe menu this Thanksgiving. You’ll love the options—and so will the little ones!
Price: $49 for adults; $20 for children 3-11
The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
10 | Cheers to That!
Enjoy the view of the San Diego skyline while you feast on your choice of creative appetizers, festive entrees like organic turkey and a lamb duo, slow-roasted farm prime rib, signature sides and themed desserts. Toast to the good life!
Price: $79.50 per person
2550 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
11 | Oh My Gourd
Indulge in a three-course prix fixe holiday dinner, along with a specialty cocktail, this Thanksgiving. Choose from a pumpkin-hominy soup with crispy parsnips and chive crème fraiche, tomato-rocket salad and saffron aioli, Diestel Ranch turkey two ways, boneless short ribs, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and more. For dessert, it’s your choice of five seasonal desserts, including warm gingerbread. Tis the season!
Price: $65 for adults. $19.95 for children’s menu
4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
12 | Fallin for the Farmer
Get in the giving spirit and enjoy a three-course dinner at Farmer’s Table. Start with pumpkin soup, kale salad or burnt carrots, then choose from butternut squash ravioli, turkey or pork chop. When it’s time for dessert, pick from seasonal favorites like Julian apple pie, bread pudding or pecan pie.
Price: $45 per person
3055 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117
8141 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
550 Date Street, Ste A
San Diego, CA 92101
13 | A Taste of Home
Take in views of the ocean and boardwalk while you give thanks. Enjoy seasonal menu items like a homestyle turkey dinner, all set with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, or you can even opt for a turkey sandwich. Pumpkin pie and glazed yams will be ready and waiting for you when it’s time for dessert.
4325 Ocean Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109