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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in San Diego

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Whether looking for a traditional spread with all the trimmings, some turkey-friendly plant-based fare, or a takeout feast that simply requires warming up at home, step away from the stove and make Thanksgiving Day extra special by securing reservations (or placing an advance order) at one of these San Diego restaurants instead. Also featured this year, a handful of Friendsgiving options all being held a week or so before the actual day itself.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

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1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 683-5500
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Tuck into warmed buttered sea-salt rolls with fig cinnamon goat cheese followed by a pepper-crusted prime beef tenderloin, plus choice of seasonal dessert at Chandler’s Carlsbad. Chef Teri’s three-course Thanksgiving feast will be served from 1 to 7 p.m. and costs $55-64 for adults and $24 for a children’s turkey dinner and dessert (ages 4-12). Reservations available online.  

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2. AVANT Restaurant

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17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(888) 281-7938
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Led by talented chef de cuisine Christopher Gentile, Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant AVANT will be serving a three-course Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 7 p.m. on November 28. Seasonal garden-to-table highlights include a cognac pumpkin soup and hazelnut cheesecake. Priced at $85 for adults $40 for children; view the menu online and make reservations here.

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3. Morada

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5951 Linea Del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 381-8289
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Helmed by executive chef Christopher Haas, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s signature restaurant Morada will be serving a special Thanksgiving buffet on November 28. Seasonal offerings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. include a carving station, chef’s offering, salads and fresh seafood, cheese, charcuterie, and crudités, plus assorted cookies, pastries, and pies. The cost is $95 for adults and $38 for children under twelve. 

4. Ranch 45

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512 Via De La Valle Suite 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 461-0092
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Solana Beach’s provisional eatery has an extensive holiday to-go menu of soups, sides, proteins, and desserts for a delicious take home Thanksgiving dinner that’s ready to serve — without breaking a sweat. There’s French onion soup, roasted root vegetables, smoked Cornish game hens, and herb-crusted prime rib, plus three different pies including sweet potato with vanilla whipped cream.

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5. A.R. Valentien

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 777-6635
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Those looking for upscale dining on Turkey Day might check out A. R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. From 12 to 10 p.m., executive chef Jeff Jackson and staff are serving a three-course lunch based around that week’s seasonal ingredients in the elegant dining room overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Reservations can be made online or by calling (858) 453-4420. 

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6. George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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Expect creative modern updates to the traditional Thanksgiving favorites at George’s. Standouts from the three-course dinner include the lamb carpaccio with harissa yogurt and free-range Diestel turkey breast with mushroom stuffing. Dinner costs $75 (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request) with additional wine pairings for $38. View the entire menu and make reservations online

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7. JRDN Restaurant

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723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-2323
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Enjoy Thanksgiving by the beach feast with executive chef David Warner and the JRDN team’s three-course, locally sourced dinner featuring seasonal favorites. Reservations are available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and pricing is $45 to 55 per person and $25 for children 12 years and under. Make reservations online or by calling (858) 270-2323.

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8. Tidal

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1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 490-6363
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Chef Andrew Reyes has curated a special Thanksgiving buffe, highlights of which include a hand-carved Peking free-range turkey with bourbon soy glaze, hoisin gravy and taro stuffing. Dessert options include a warm Asian pear bread pudding and pumpkin-spiced cheesecake. Served from Noon to 6 p.m. and priced at $74.95 for adults and $34.95 for children reservations can be made online

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9. Bleu Bohème

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4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4167
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Kensington’s intimate French bistro is putting a Gallic spin on things with its three-course menu. Priced at $65, it includes Diestel Family Ranch turkey prepared two ways, including “confit” style legs and thighs with pommes puree and a savory wild mushroom bread pudding, and white wine gravy.

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10. Farmer's Bottega

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860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 458-9929
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Turkey Day classics, including Julian apple pie served with vanilla ice cream, will feature alongside in-house specialty dishes at this three-course farm-to-fork Thanksgiving feast. Hosted from 4 to 9 p.m. and priced at $60 per person, there is a $20 three-course kid’s menu too, and optional wine pairing for $15. 

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11. Louisiana Purchase

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2305 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 255-8278
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Louisiana Purchase is another restaurant doing a fun Friendsgiving with its Chef’s Table on Tuesday, November 19. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., dish-wise, be prepared to enjoy Chef Quinnton “Q” Austin’s take on a Thanksgiving from the Bayou. Seats are limited; tickets cost $100 and are available online.

12. Mister A's

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2550 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 239-1377
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Incredible views of San Diego and gourmet spins on classics, like lobster bisque, a multicolored beet salad, and roasted organic Diestel farm turkey? It’s got to be Mister A’s. The storied San Diego restaurant’s high-end Thanksgiving dinner, which is served from 12 to 3p.m. with a second seating from 4:45 to 8:30 p.m., costs $79.50 per adult. View the prix fixe menu and make reservations online

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13. Herb & Wood

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2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8495
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Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a three-course prix fixe menu at chef Brian Malarkey’s Little Italy showstopper. Available from 4 to 8 p.m., it costs $65 with course highlights including a kuri pumpkin soup, prime rib served family with all the trimming, and pecan pie. An optional wine pairing is available for $25 and a separate children’s menu for $16. Reservations can be made online

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14. Cafe Gratitude

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1980 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 736-5077
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Place orders for Cafe Gratitude’s special Thanksgiving catering menu by November 25 and pick up between 1 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. Dish options include roasted maple miso Brussels sprouts, a French lentil and butternut squash loaf, garlic mashed potatoes and shitake gravy, plus classic pumpkin, pecan or apple pies.

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15. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

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901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 272-5060
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Let Del Frisco’s do the carving this year. The swanky Texas steakhouse will be rolling out a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with a prix fixe menu featuring Thanksgiving favorites like slow-roasted turkey breast and seasonal desserts alongside favorites like the wagyu beef sampler. Pair with award-winning wines for a memorable Thanksgiving experience. Get more details or make reservations online.

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16. Luca Restaurant & Bar

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500 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 764-5222
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Executive chef Justin Vaiciunas of pretty all-patio restaurant Luca at The Guild has pulled out all the stops in his $60 three-course prix fixe menu. Course options range from the roasted red peppers with whipped goat cheese and fig jam starter to a gingerbread spiced short rib entrée with creamy polenta and roasted root vegetables. For dessert, there’s a cherry and chocolate bread pudding and eggnog crème brûlée.

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17. You & Yours Distilling Co.

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1495 G St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8755
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Get the gang together for an evening of cocktails, wine, and a family-style menu on Thursday, November 21, when the East Village distillery will be hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner. Priced at $75, dig into turkey roulade, cornbread stuffing, autumn squash and kale salad, and Provisional Gin chocolate pecan pie from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check out the menu and buy tickets online.

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18. Provisional Kitchen

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425 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 738-7300
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Provisional Kitchen’s three-course prix fixe menu features a sunchoke bisque with speck ham, red wine glazed beef short rib entrée, and apple-pear tart with cinnamon ice cream among other delights. Priced at $85 for adults (with an optional $30 wine pairing) and $25 for children under twelve, it’s available from 4 to 10 p.m. on November 28. Take a look at the full menu and make reservations online.

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19. Vessel Restaurant + Bar

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3102, 1551 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 819-8195
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Alongside Kona Kai Marina views executive chef Roy Hendrickson’s festive Thanksgiving buffet at Vessel Restaurant + Bar will feature traditional dishes like heritage roast turkey and traditional stuffingplus lobster rolls, ceviche, and chilled seafood, among many other dishes. Served family style from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 29 it’s priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children under 12. 

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20. ALBACA

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2000 2nd St
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-3150
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Head to the Crown Island for ALBACA’s Thanksgiving Feast on November 28. Dishes cover salads, soups, and sides to a mariscos shack with fresh shucked oysters and ceviches. From the carving station, a maple rubbed prime rib or slow-cooked turkey breast, from the grille a local seasonal fish or made to order Impossible Waffle with micro vegetables. It’s priced at $75 for adults and $30 for children under 12.

Courtesy of Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

1. Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Courtesy of Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge

Tuck into warmed buttered sea-salt rolls with fig cinnamon goat cheese followed by a pepper-crusted prime beef tenderloin, plus choice of seasonal dessert at Chandler’s Carlsbad. Chef Teri’s three-course Thanksgiving feast will be served from 1 to 7 p.m. and costs $55-64 for adults and $24 for a children’s turkey dinner and dessert (ages 4-12). Reservations available online.  

1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

2. AVANT Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Avant patio Courtesy of Rancho Bernardo Inn

Led by talented chef de cuisine Christopher Gentile, Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant AVANT will be serving a three-course Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 7 p.m. on November 28. Seasonal garden-to-table highlights include a cognac pumpkin soup and hazelnut cheesecake. Priced at $85 for adults $40 for children; view the menu online and make reservations here.

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

3. Morada

5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Helmed by executive chef Christopher Haas, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s signature restaurant Morada will be serving a special Thanksgiving buffet on November 28. Seasonal offerings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. include a carving station, chef’s offering, salads and fresh seafood, cheese, charcuterie, and crudités, plus assorted cookies, pastries, and pies. The cost is $95 for adults and $38 for children under twelve. 

5951 Linea Del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

4. Ranch 45

512 Via De La Valle Suite 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Courtesy of Ranch 45

Solana Beach’s provisional eatery has an extensive holiday to-go menu of soups, sides, proteins, and desserts for a delicious take home Thanksgiving dinner that’s ready to serve — without breaking a sweat. There’s French onion soup, roasted root vegetables, smoked Cornish game hens, and herb-crusted prime rib, plus three different pies including sweet potato with vanilla whipped cream.

512 Via De La Valle Suite 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075

5. A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Courtesy of A.R. Valentien

Those looking for upscale dining on Turkey Day might check out A. R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. From 12 to 10 p.m., executive chef Jeff Jackson and staff are serving a three-course lunch based around that week’s seasonal ingredients in the elegant dining room overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Reservations can be made online or by calling (858) 453-4420. 

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

6. George's at the Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
George’s At The Cove Courtesy of George’s At The Cove

Expect creative modern updates to the traditional Thanksgiving favorites at George’s. Standouts from the three-course dinner include the lamb carpaccio with harissa yogurt and free-range Diestel turkey breast with mushroom stuffing. Dinner costs $75 (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request) with additional wine pairings for $38. View the entire menu and make reservations online

1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

7. JRDN Restaurant

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109
Courtesy of JRDN

Enjoy Thanksgiving by the beach feast with executive chef David Warner and the JRDN team’s three-course, locally sourced dinner featuring seasonal favorites. Reservations are available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and pricing is $45 to 55 per person and $25 for children 12 years and under. Make reservations online or by calling (858) 270-2323.

723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109

8. Tidal

1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Courtesy of Paradise Point

Chef Andrew Reyes has curated a special Thanksgiving buffe, highlights of which include a hand-carved Peking free-range turkey with bourbon soy glaze, hoisin gravy and taro stuffing. Dessert options include a warm Asian pear bread pudding and pumpkin-spiced cheesecake. Served from Noon to 6 p.m. and priced at $74.95 for adults and $34.95 for children reservations can be made online

1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

9. Bleu Bohème

4090 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Bleu Bohème Courtesy of Bleu Bohème

Kensington’s intimate French bistro is putting a Gallic spin on things with its three-course menu. Priced at $65, it includes Diestel Family Ranch turkey prepared two ways, including “confit” style legs and thighs with pommes puree and a savory wild mushroom bread pudding, and white wine gravy.

4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

10. Farmer's Bottega

860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Courtesy of Farmer’s Bottega

Turkey Day classics, including Julian apple pie served with vanilla ice cream, will feature alongside in-house specialty dishes at this three-course farm-to-fork Thanksgiving feast. Hosted from 4 to 9 p.m. and priced at $60 per person, there is a $20 three-course kid’s menu too, and optional wine pairing for $15. 

860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

11. Louisiana Purchase

2305 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Louisiana Purchase is another restaurant doing a fun Friendsgiving with its Chef’s Table on Tuesday, November 19. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., dish-wise, be prepared to enjoy Chef Quinnton “Q” Austin’s take on a Thanksgiving from the Bayou. Seats are limited; tickets cost $100 and are available online.

2305 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

12. Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Courtesy of Mister A’s

Incredible views of San Diego and gourmet spins on classics, like lobster bisque, a multicolored beet salad, and roasted organic Diestel farm turkey? It’s got to be Mister A’s. The storied San Diego restaurant’s high-end Thanksgiving dinner, which is served from 12 to 3p.m. with a second seating from 4:45 to 8:30 p.m., costs $79.50 per adult. View the prix fixe menu and make reservations online

2550 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

13. Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Dining room at Herb & Wood Courtesy of Bailey Films

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a three-course prix fixe menu at chef Brian Malarkey’s Little Italy showstopper. Available from 4 to 8 p.m., it costs $65 with course highlights including a kuri pumpkin soup, prime rib served family with all the trimming, and pecan pie. An optional wine pairing is available for $25 and a separate children’s menu for $16. Reservations can be made online

2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

14. Cafe Gratitude

1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cafe Gratitude Courtesy of Cafe Gratitude

Place orders for Cafe Gratitude’s special Thanksgiving catering menu by November 25 and pick up between 1 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. Dish options include roasted maple miso Brussels sprouts, a French lentil and butternut squash loaf, garlic mashed potatoes and shitake gravy, plus classic pumpkin, pecan or apple pies.

1980 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

15. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92101
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Let Del Frisco’s do the carving this year. The swanky Texas steakhouse will be rolling out a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with a prix fixe menu featuring Thanksgiving favorites like slow-roasted turkey breast and seasonal desserts alongside favorites like the wagyu beef sampler. Pair with award-winning wines for a memorable Thanksgiving experience. Get more details or make reservations online.

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92101

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16. Luca Restaurant & Bar

500 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Haley Hill Photography

Executive chef Justin Vaiciunas of pretty all-patio restaurant Luca at The Guild has pulled out all the stops in his $60 three-course prix fixe menu. Course options range from the roasted red peppers with whipped goat cheese and fig jam starter to a gingerbread spiced short rib entrée with creamy polenta and roasted root vegetables. For dessert, there’s a cherry and chocolate bread pudding and eggnog crème brûlée.

500 W Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

17. You & Yours Distilling Co.

1495 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Courtesy of You & Yours Distilling Co.

Get the gang together for an evening of cocktails, wine, and a family-style menu on Thursday, November 21, when the East Village distillery will be hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner. Priced at $75, dig into turkey roulade, cornbread stuffing, autumn squash and kale salad, and Provisional Gin chocolate pecan pie from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check out the menu and buy tickets online.

1495 G St
San Diego, CA 92101

18. Provisional Kitchen

425 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Courtesy of Pendry San Diego

Provisional Kitchen’s three-course prix fixe menu features a sunchoke bisque with speck ham, red wine glazed beef short rib entrée, and apple-pear tart with cinnamon ice cream among other delights. Priced at $85 for adults (with an optional $30 wine pairing) and $25 for children under twelve, it’s available from 4 to 10 p.m. on November 28. Take a look at the full menu and make reservations online.

425 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

19. Vessel Restaurant + Bar

3102, 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Courtesy of Vessel Restaurant

Alongside Kona Kai Marina views executive chef Roy Hendrickson’s festive Thanksgiving buffet at Vessel Restaurant + Bar will feature traditional dishes like heritage roast turkey and traditional stuffingplus lobster rolls, ceviche, and chilled seafood, among many other dishes. Served family style from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 29 it’s priced at $75 for adults and $25 for children under 12. 

3102, 1551 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

20. ALBACA

2000 2nd St, Coronado, CA 92118
Courtesy of Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Head to the Crown Island for ALBACA’s Thanksgiving Feast on November 28. Dishes cover salads, soups, and sides to a mariscos shack with fresh shucked oysters and ceviches. From the carving station, a maple rubbed prime rib or slow-cooked turkey breast, from the grille a local seasonal fish or made to order Impossible Waffle with micro vegetables. It’s priced at $75 for adults and $30 for children under 12.

2000 2nd St
Coronado, CA 92118

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