Oven broke? Turkey not thawing in time? Last minute influx of relatives? If you still don't have Thanksgiving meal plans, check out the Eater San Diego Thanksgiving Map and lock down a reservation at one of these eight San Diego restaurants that'll be happy to do the cooking for you.Read More
8 Restaurants That'll Feed You on Thanksgiving
1. The Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines
Open 12p.m. to 9p.m. The tables at A.R. Valentien are nearly booked, but the downstairs craft beer-friendly Grill at The Lodge still has open seats for their seasonally-sourced three-course menu. Choose from traditional turkey dinner or scallops with garlic cream and finish with pumpkin pie or chocolate creme brulee. $45 per person, $55 with beer pairings, $25 children's menu.
2. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar
Open 3p.m. to 8p.m. Chef Jason Knibb's T-Day menu centers around free range turkey(roasted breast and leg confit hash), though you can also celebrate with grouper or prime New York steak. $55 per person, $75 with wine pairings, $18 children 12 and under.
3. Grant Grill
Chef Chris Kurth's 5-course tasting menu starts with savory apple tarte tatin and ends with olive oil pumpkin cake. There's turkey too, with black truffle whipped potatoes. $95 per person, $29 for turkey entree only.
4. Bice Ristorante
Open 5p.m. to 10p.m. Gather round the Italian table for cheese and prosciutto, handmade pasta and a Thanksgiving-y dessert, pumpkin budino with cinnamon whipped cream and salted caramel. $41 per person for three courses, $21 kids menu for ages 10 and under.
5. Addison at The Grand Del Mar
Open 3p.m. to 8p.m. Wear your stretchy pants for Chef William Bradley's seven-course Thanksgiving extravaganza. The centerpiece is salt-roasted turkey ($65 addition of white truffles is optional). $180 per person, $290 with wine pairings. Four-course menu available for $110.
6. La Valencia Hotel
Open 12p.m. to 6p.m. Chef Paul McCabe's inaugurating his first T-Day at the helm of La Jolla's "Pink Lady". You might start with Tahitian squash soup, choose from entrees like free range turkey or roasted black cod, then mow down a dessert buffet laden with pumpkin cheesecake, gingerbread creme brulee, and more. $75 per person; $35 per child 12 and under.
7. Pacifica Del Mar
Open 12p.m. to 9p.m. This coastal Del Mar kitchen is serving up a three-course prix fixe: winter warmers like Japanese clam chowder or roasted parsnip soup and mains that range from surf (sugar-spiced salmon) to turf (turkey with apple-sage stuffing). Cap things off with cranberry sorbet or chocolate-pecan pie. $39 per person; $16 for children 12 and under.
8. Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
Open 10a.m. to 9p.m. Forgo turkey and go with duck, Peking duck. A whole duck (two courses) is $32.99 at this bustling Convoy St. Chinese mega-restaurant. It's also a good spot for dim sum, pre-or-post Black Friday shopping.