Photography Provided By: Pasea Hotel & Spa/Daniel Barrett  
Photography Provided By: Pasea Hotel & Spa/Daniel Barrett  

8 OC Restaurants That’ll Make Your Thanksgiving Stress-Free

These Restaurants in OC Are Giving Us All Sorts of Reasons to Be Thankful

It’s that time of year again, and we can’t wait to celebrate the Thanksgiving season in true OC fashion! And this year, you don’t have to panic about a grocery list or spend hours in a crowded kitchen—there are plenty of local restaurants offering truly delicious meals that you can pull up a chair to or serve at home. This means that you can spend less time doing the dishes and more time with your family. Here are 7 OC restaurants offering delicious takeout and dine-in Thanksgiving meals this year. Orange County Thanksgiving

 

Fork and Knife

Menu: At Home

Set on making a turkey at home but don’t want to bother with additional sides? Maybe you’re not really a turkey household, to begin with? Fork and Knife in Costa Mesa has a delicious build-your-own Thanksgiving feast with plenty of tasty items for you to choose from. Choose a starter like fluffy Parker House rolls or the persimmon and pomegranate salad, then add on accompaniments like gratin potatoes and black truffle mac ‘n’ cheese. You can also order a main entree of a succulent rib roast or Duroc pork rack. No one in your family’s cooking compares to these delectable dishes!

Pricing: Itemized on menu

Location: Costa Mesa
@forkandknifecm

Orange County Thanksgiving

Tavern House

Menu: To-Go and Dine-In

If you want a good ol’ fashioned turkey dinner, look no further than Newport Beach’s Tavern House for a classic spread that will make any traditionalist’s mouth water. The restaurant is offering both to-go and dine-in options. For takeout, expect an herb-roasted turkey with accouterments like creamed corn, Brussels sprouts, cornbread pine nut stuffing and more. Those who dine in can expect a larger selection with items like lobster bisque and prime rib. Don’t worry—both menus offer classic pumpkin pie!

Pricing: To-Go: $48 per person; Dine-In: $65 per adult and $28 per child 

Tavern House
Location: Newport Beach
@tavernhousekb

 

Pasea Hotel & Spa

Menu: To-Go and Dine-In

Photography Provided By: Pasea Hotel & Spa/Daniel Barrett

This year, Pasea Hotel & Spa is offering Thanksgiving specials that you can order ahead and enjoy at home, in the hotel’s stunning Blue Room or at Tanner’s Restaurant. Expect all the Thanksgiving classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, delicious veggies and, of course, plenty of pie. There will also be a kids’ buffet in the Blue Room so everyone in the family can enjoy these tasty offerings!

Pricing: Itemized on menu and tickets

Pasea Hotel & Spa
Location: Huntington Beach
@paseahotel 

Orange County Thanksgiving

Balboa Bay Resort

Menu: Dine-In

Head to the Lighthouse at Balboa Bay Resort for a decadent four-course Thanksgiving dinner. From the Roasted Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque to the Winter Truffle Risotto, you’ll be grateful for such a delicious, high-quality meal this year. You’ll want to come back to the resort (or just stay for the entire weekend!) two days later for The Great Holiday Feast, a Harry Potter inspired celebration featuring more delicious food and drinks for the whole family. 

Pricing: $120 for adults, $59 for children under 12

Balboa Bay Resort
Location: Newport Beach

 

Lido Bottle Works

Menu: Dine-In

Take your Thanksgiving celebration to the waterfront at Lido Bottle Works. Although the restaurant won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day, you and your family can make a reservation for the day before to enjoy a festive feast with specials like sweet potato gnocchi, turkey confit, pickled cranberries, braised chard and brown butter turkey jus. You can also sip on their fall cocktail, the Marea Alta, made with fermented tequila and other fresh, inviting ingredients.

Pricing: Itemized on menu

Lido Bottle Works
Location: Newport Beach
@lidobottleworks 

 

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Cafe Sevilla

Menu: To-Go and Dine-In

Thanksgiving in Spain? What’s not to love? This year, Cafe Sevilla is offering delectable options for those who want to enjoy their celebration at home or in the restaurant’s dining room while being serenaded by live Latin music. The takeout menu features classic dishes, but we’re eyeing their special Thanksgiving paella with lamb chops, roasted turkey breast and saffron-infused bomba rice. The dine-in option is a three-course prix fixe menu (two courses for the niños) with similar offerings on the to-go menu.

Pricing: To-Go: $99 for two people or $195 for four people; Dine-In: $49.50 per adult and $24.50 per child

Cafe Sevilla
Location: Costa Mesa
@sevillaoc

Orange County Thanksgiving

St. Pierre Brioche Loaf

Menu: At Home

Photography Provided By: St. Pierre

Soft, fluffy, buttery and delicious, this St. Pierre Brioche Loaf is a versatile fixture for all your feasting (and leftover) needs. Whether you’re making French toast for breakfast, bread pudding for dessert or a leftover turkey sandwich that even Ross Gellar would approve of, this loaf is most definitely the best thing since sliced bread. Check your local grocery store to pick up your own today!

St. Pierre Bakery
Location: Your local grocery store
@stpierreusa

Bristol Farms Catering

Menu: At Home

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Known for providing tons of high-quality ingredients, this well-known grocer also offers catering. This year, you can expect incredible dishes like organic turkeys and wild caught poached salmon, as well as dessert items such as apple cobbler crisp and pumpkin crumb pie— and all you need to do is order one of Bristol Farms Holiday Meals. Your Thanksgiving just got a lot easier and a lot more delicious!

Pricing: Itemized on menu

Bristol Farm Catering
Location: Newport Beach, Yorba Linda, CA

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.

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