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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in San Diego

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Some people groove on using every pot and pan in the house to make a worthy Thanksgiving Day spread. Others would like to enjoy it as an actual day of rest and let the real pros handle the cooking — not to mention the mountain of dishes. (Who wants to clean the kitchen after a big meal like that, anyway?)

This year in San Diego, there are plenty of restaurants keeping the doors open on the holiday to show off Thanksgiving menus that have been carefully planned for weeks. The options include tender turkey, stuffing, gravy, sides and, of course, pies. In addition, there are vegetarian options, vegan meals, and decadent meat choices for those who just don’t like turkey.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 20|Twenty

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5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 827-2500
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The newly revamped restaurant at the Westin Carlsbad Resort is offering Thanksgiving buffets both morning and evening. The special breakfast buffet runs from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then service begins anew with dinner selections 2 to 8 p.m. In addition to the required sides, like corn bread stuffing and whipped potatoes, plenty of different meats are offered, including slow-roasted free range turkey, garlic and rosemary prime rib and pan-seared salmon. For dessert, choose from among pumpkin and pecan pie, vanilla bourbon bread pudding with crème anglaise, and cheesecake with berries. Adults are $85 and kids are $30 plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations online or by calling (760) 827-2500.

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2. Decoy Dockside

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1035 La Bonita Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 621-0909
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Spend Thanksgiving with a lakeside view at Decoy Dockside at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos. It’s serving a three-course menu with family-style sides. Course selections include crispy pork belly with smoky bergamot-date purée, sunchoke chips, mustard greens and pickled apples as a starter. Traditional turkey dinner or prime sirloin with caramelized onions and red wine demi glace are just a few of the entrée selection and there’s also pumpkin pie with cinnamon-mascarpone chantilly cream for dessert. The cost is $65 for adults and optional wine pairings are $20. Kids cost $30. View the entire menu and make reservations online. or call (877) 526-2671.

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3. Vintana Wine + Dine

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1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 745-7777
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This North County restaurant is serving its three-course Thanksgiving meal from 12 to 7 p.m. The varied entrées, which include Diestel Farms Organic Roasted Turkey, Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Sea Bass and grilled cauliflower steak, can serve a variety of palates and dietary needs. Choose from cherry-chocolate bread pudding, key lime tart and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. The meal is $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. For reservations, call (760) 745-7777.

4. Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

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1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 683-5500
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The oceanfront Carlsbad restaurant in Cape Rey is serving a three-course prix fixe menu from 1 to 7 p.m. and the prices vary depending on which entrée the diner chooses. On lower end is Sage Brown Butter Pappardelle with caramelized butternut squash, beech mushroom, roasted Brussels sprouts and Parmesan bread crumbs for $55 while top-of-the-line is the Pepper-Crusted Prime Beef Tenderloin with garlic-Parmesan red bliss potato mash, grilled bacon wrapped asparagus, beech mushroom ragu and peppercorn demi glacé for $64. Wine pairings are available for $20 more. Kids 12 and under dine for $24 each. View the whole menu and make reservations online or call (760) 683-5500.

Herb-Crusted Diestel Farm Turkey at Chandler’s
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5. Rancho Bernardo Inn

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17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(855) 574-5356
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The sprawling Rancho Bernardo Inn has three different options for Thanksgiving diners. From 2 to 7 p.m., Avant is offering a three-course menu that includes choices such as Roasted Pancetta-Wrapped Quail, slow-roasted prime roast beef and, of course, roasted turkey. Adults are $72 and kids aged 3 to 12 are $35. Those who enjoy buffets can head to Aragon Ballroom where the offerings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. include carving stations, fresh seafood, various sides and salads, assorted housemade pies and desserts. The buffet is $89 for adults and there’s a children’s menu for those aged 3 to 12 that costs $40. Lastly, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $57 per person from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 10 p.m. All prices are not inclusive of tax and gratuity.

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6. Kitchen 1540

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1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 793-6460
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Chef de cuisine Collin Leaver and L’Auberge Del Mar’s executive chef Nathan Lingle developed a Thanksgiving menu that mixes classic dishes with inventive originals. Appetizer choices include Red Crudo with fennel almond agrodolce; butternut bisque; pears and gorgonzola with kale, spinach and cranberry vinaigrette; and gnocchi with mushrooms. Of course, turkey with the trimmings is a main dish choice, but diners can also steer for beef tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and whipped potatoes or Arctic Char with parsley root puree and kabocha squash, for example. Some of the creative desserts offered are Goat Cheese Cheesecake with pumpkin butter, pepitas and bourbon caramel and Maple Pecan Cake with vanilla bean gelato. The cost is $89 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (858) 793-6460.

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7. Pacifica Del Mar

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1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-0476
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From 4 to 10 p.m., diners can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner oceanside. Meals featuring a classic turkey entrée are $51 per person or pick a higher-end main course for $61. Those options include Zinfandel-Braised Beef Short Ribs with oven-roasted cauliflower, cauliflower purée and grilled asparagus and Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese beans, garlic mashed potatoes and mustard sauce. All of the menu choices can be viewed online. Call (858) 792-0476 for reservations or visit Pacifica Del Mar’s Open Table page.

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8. 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 4 to 10 p.m., executive chef Jeff Jackson and staff are serving a prix fixe, four-course meal in an elegant dining room overlooking the golf course. Adults are $115 per person and kids under 12 are $60. Looking for a lower-priced option? Inquire instead about dining in the Lodge’s more casual restaurant, The Grill at Torrey Pines, where a three-course Thanksgiving meal is served for $60 per adult and $35 for kids. Reservations for either option can be made online or call (858) 777-6635.

9. George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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It’s Thanksgiving, your way, at La Jolla’s elegant ocean view restaurant. The format includes three courses for $62, with $38 wine pairings and an impressively wide range of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from. Seasonal produce stars in dishes ranging from Chino Farms corn with grilled romano beans, compressed plum, smoked cotija, and huitlacoche crema to free range Diestel turkey breast, leg confit, mushroom stuffing, butternut squash, potato puree, cranberry sauce, and gravy and parsnip cinnamon cake, with hazelnut chocolate spread, crispy parsnip chips, poached pear, and pear sorbet.

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10. THE MED

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1132 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(855) 818-6887
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The restaurant in the iconic La Valencia hotel, known also as the Pink Lady of La Jolla, is offering an extensive Thanksgiving buffet that includes a raw bar, carving station and seasonal dishes such as wild mushroom pappardelle and winter heirloom carrots. The buffet runs from 2 to 8pm and the cost is $89 per adult and $39 per child 12 and under. Kids under 5 are complimentary. https://www.lavalencia.com/dining/the-med

11. PB Ale House

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721 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 581-2337
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Pacific Beach Ale House is again serving its reasonably priced Thanksgiving Day menu from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults are $28.95 and kids are $15.95. This meal may also be of special interest to vegans as one entrée option is an Impossible Vegan Meatloaf with mushroom gravy. The others are traditional meat choices of deep-fried turkey breast and a leg or pineapple and clove glazed ham. This means that families of mixed dietary preferences can all dine happily together. Kids get an appropriately sized two-course meal of an entrée and either an appetizer or dessert. Make reservations online or call the restaurant at (858) 581-2337.

Pacific Beach Ale House
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12. BO-beau kitchen + garden

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8384 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 337-3445
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La Mesa residents can head to Bo-beau for a three-course menu that’s available from 2 to 7pm. Traditional rosemary-roasted turkey is being served as well as perpetual favorites like steak frites. Other savory selections are pâte à choux (a light French pastry) with Gruyère, spinach dressed in warm bacon vinaigrette and Rotini and Cheese with duck confit and garlic bread crumb gratinée. Dessert choices include mini apple pies and butterscotch pudding with sea salt and pecans. The cost for adults is $45.95 and kids are $13.95 plus tax, gratuity and surcharge. For reservations and the full menu, go online or call 619-337-3445. There are also Bo-beau locations in Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

13. Bleu Bohème

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4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4167
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From noon until 8 p.m., diners can start with a fun, Thanksgiving-themed martini before tucking into a special prix-fixe menu. The Pumpkin Pie Martini is made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and half and half and served with a crushed graham cracker rim for $14. For the three-course meal, entrée options include Diestel Family Ranch turkey from Sonora prepared two ways with the breast roasted with fresh herbs and leg and thigh “confit,” with fresh root vegetables, pommes puree, savory wild mushroom bread pudding and white wine gravy and king salmon pan-seared with saffron risotto croquettes, fresh spinach and lobster sauce. The full menu is available online. The cost is $59.95 per person and a menu for kids 12 and under is $19.95. Make a reservation by calling (619) 255-4167.

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14. Farmer's Bottega Neighborhood Restaurant - Mission Hills

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860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 458-9929
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The Mission Hills restaurant is offering its three-course Thanksgiving dinner for $50 for adults with $15 optional wine pairings from 4 to 9 p.m. Starters include pumpkin soup and house specialty dish “Burnt Carrots” with local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta and citrus thyme vinaigrette. Along with a traditional roasted turkey plate, the main dishes include butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage and fresh Parmesan and duck confit gnocchi. The full menu is available online. Guests 12 and younger can make selections from a kid-friendly menu for $15 each. The owners’ other restaurants, Farmer’s Table, with locations in La Mesa, Little Italy and Bay Park, are offering a similar menu for $42 per adult and $20 per child.

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15. PARC Bistro-Brasserie

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2760 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 795-1501
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Known for its French cuisine and fine dining atmosphere, Parc Bistro-Brasserie is serving an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A sharable appetizer for a crowd is the $38 seafood tower with six oysters, 6 mussels, 4 shrimp and the house ceviche. Then, settle in for either roasted organic turkey or a French-style entrée such as steak frites, rack of lamb or short rib Bourguignon, among others. Choose between pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate opera cake for dessert. View the full menu online. Reservations are available by calling (619) 795-1501 or visiting the online reservation page.

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16. Indigo Grill

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1536 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-6802
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Head to this Little Italy favorite for Thanksgiving infused with south-of-the-border flavors. Starters include a vegetarian take on seasonal chile en nogada stuffed with queso fresco, mushrooms, cauliflower, onion, garlic, chayote squash and celery with cilantro pesto cream. Keep it veg with the Good Things Growing blackened root vegetable entrée or, for something meatier, aim for choices such as herb-roasted turkey amped up with green pipian mole, spicy black Angus skirt steak or Hickory & Apple Smoked Pork Ribs. Wind down with spiced pumpkin pie, churros or a White Chocolate Cheesecake Tower. Adults are $44.95, kids 12 and under are $13.95 and the dinner is available between 1 and 8 p.m. View the entire menu or make reservations online.

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17. 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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This 16,000 square foot Texas steakhouse may have just opened, but it already plans to roll out an upscale version of a traditional menu for Thanksgiving Day. Priced at $49 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the menu includes a choice of butternut squash soup or Harvest salad as a starter, slow-roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings and either pumpkin cheese cake or pecan pie a la mode for dessert. Other dishes from the menu are also available for ordering, such as the dry-aged steaks and wagyu beef sampler. Get more details or make reservations online.

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18. Grant Grill

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326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 744-2077
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The downtown hotel is offering two Thanksgiving Day options. At the intimate Grant Grill, chef Mark Kropczynski will cook up a multi-course fine dining menu for $97 per person or $140 with wine. Guests will be able to choose from several options for their appetizer, main course, and dessert, including roast turkey breast with chestnut apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, and herb gravy and brown butter squash cake with pecan crumble and toffee ice cream. Call (619) 744-2077 for reservations. A Thanksgiving buffet will be held in the Presidential Ballroom, complete with live music and a family-friendly menu of holiday favorites. The cost is $99 for adults, $89 for seniors, and $42 for children ages 12 and under, with valet parking included. Reservations are available between 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 619-744-2046.

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19. The Westgate Hotel

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1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1818
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This classic downtown hotel is clearly all about Thanksgiving as it is offering both a buffet and a four-course prix fixe menu. The buffet is hosted in the Le Fontainebleau Room and is $89 per adult, $40 for children aged 4 to 12 and complimentary for kids 3 and under (excluding tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages). Grownups can add bottomless Champagne or house wine to the meal for an extra $20. The list of what’s going to be served at this sumptuous feast is four pages long and includes a carving station, made-to-order crepe station, ice cream bar and much more. Those who like Thanksgiving on the more peaceful side might instead look at the $69 four-course prix fixe option of four courses in the Westgate Room. Main dishes include free-range turkey, Cedar River Farms beef tenderloin and Atlantic salmon. Visit the Westgate Hotel events page to choose which Thanksgiving meal to attend and reserve online, or call (619) 238-1818.

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20. Rustic Root

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535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1747
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Enjoy Thanksgiving in the heart of the Gaslamp between 2 and 8 p.m. with a special three-course meal. Each course has a few choices, including dishes such as Apple-Honey Glazed Pork Belly with corn bread pudding, turnip greens and chicharron; braised beef cheeks with pan-fried herb gnocchi, chanterelle mushrooms and shaved ricoa salata; and Butterscotch Budino accompanied by shortbread cookies. The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity and there’s a $15 kid-friendly menu, too. Football fans take note: the upstairs lounge is also open for game-watchers and is serving the regular menu. (Note that the normal downstairs menu is not available due to the Thanksgiving meal.) The full menu and reservations are available online or call (619) 232-1747.

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21. Provisional Kitchen

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425 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 738-7300
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The Pendry’s flagship restaurant is offering a three-course meal between 2 and 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Just a few of the dish selections include butternut squash soup, Kurabuta pork short rib and pumpkin risotto. For dessert, a variety of pies are being served table-side or guests can visit the gelato and sorbet station. A half-bottle of wine is included with the meal. Sit inside or out; gas heaters on the patio will keep any chill at bay. The cost is $80 for adults and $25 for kids from 3 to 12 plus tax and gratuity. Go online to view the full menu or make reservations. Those looking for a place to hang out and watch football can head to nearby Nason’s Beer Hall starting at 9 a.m. and enjoy a hand-carved turkey sandwich. The bar is outfitted with 23 television screens.

Thanksgiving dinner at Provisional Kitchen in The Pendry
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22. Seaview Restaurant

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7714, One, Market Pl
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 358-6735
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This restaurant in the Manchester Hyatt hotel downtown is hosting a Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It includes a raw seafood bar, risotto station, cheeses, charcuterie, a carving station and desserts. A few sample savory offerings include sake-soy marinated sea bass and garlic- and pepper-roasted prime rib with buttermilk mashed potatoes. Finish the holiday meal with desserts such as mini pumpkin and vanilla bean brûlée. The cost is $74 for adults, $34 for children ages 5 to 12 and complimentary for children age four and under. Call (619) 358-6735 for reservations or make them online.

1. 20|Twenty

5480 Grand Pacific Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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The newly revamped restaurant at the Westin Carlsbad Resort is offering Thanksgiving buffets both morning and evening. The special breakfast buffet runs from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then service begins anew with dinner selections 2 to 8 p.m. In addition to the required sides, like corn bread stuffing and whipped potatoes, plenty of different meats are offered, including slow-roasted free range turkey, garlic and rosemary prime rib and pan-seared salmon. For dessert, choose from among pumpkin and pecan pie, vanilla bourbon bread pudding with crème anglaise, and cheesecake with berries. Adults are $85 and kids are $30 plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations online or by calling (760) 827-2500.

5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

2. Decoy Dockside

1035 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
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Spend Thanksgiving with a lakeside view at Decoy Dockside at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos. It’s serving a three-course menu with family-style sides. Course selections include crispy pork belly with smoky bergamot-date purée, sunchoke chips, mustard greens and pickled apples as a starter. Traditional turkey dinner or prime sirloin with caramelized onions and red wine demi glace are just a few of the entrée selection and there’s also pumpkin pie with cinnamon-mascarpone chantilly cream for dessert. The cost is $65 for adults and optional wine pairings are $20. Kids cost $30. View the entire menu and make reservations online. or call (877) 526-2671.

1035 La Bonita Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078

3. Vintana Wine + Dine

1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029

This North County restaurant is serving its three-course Thanksgiving meal from 12 to 7 p.m. The varied entrées, which include Diestel Farms Organic Roasted Turkey, Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Sea Bass and grilled cauliflower steak, can serve a variety of palates and dietary needs. Choose from cherry-chocolate bread pudding, key lime tart and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. The meal is $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge. For reservations, call (760) 745-7777.

1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029

4. Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Herb-Crusted Diestel Farm Turkey at Chandler’s
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The oceanfront Carlsbad restaurant in Cape Rey is serving a three-course prix fixe menu from 1 to 7 p.m. and the prices vary depending on which entrée the diner chooses. On lower end is Sage Brown Butter Pappardelle with caramelized butternut squash, beech mushroom, roasted Brussels sprouts and Parmesan bread crumbs for $55 while top-of-the-line is the Pepper-Crusted Prime Beef Tenderloin with garlic-Parmesan red bliss potato mash, grilled bacon wrapped asparagus, beech mushroom ragu and peppercorn demi glacé for $64. Wine pairings are available for $20 more. Kids 12 and under dine for $24 each. View the whole menu and make reservations online or call (760) 683-5500.

1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

5. Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
The patio of Avant at Rancho Bernardo Inn
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The sprawling Rancho Bernardo Inn has three different options for Thanksgiving diners. From 2 to 7 p.m., Avant is offering a three-course menu that includes choices such as Roasted Pancetta-Wrapped Quail, slow-roasted prime roast beef and, of course, roasted turkey. Adults are $72 and kids aged 3 to 12 are $35. Those who enjoy buffets can head to Aragon Ballroom where the offerings between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. include carving stations, fresh seafood, various sides and salads, assorted housemade pies and desserts. The buffet is $89 for adults and there’s a children’s menu for those aged 3 to 12 that costs $40. Lastly, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $57 per person from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 10 p.m. All prices are not inclusive of tax and gratuity.

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

6. Kitchen 1540

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Chef de cuisine Collin Leaver and L’Auberge Del Mar’s executive chef Nathan Lingle developed a Thanksgiving menu that mixes classic dishes with inventive originals. Appetizer choices include Red Crudo with fennel almond agrodolce; butternut bisque; pears and gorgonzola with kale, spinach and cranberry vinaigrette; and gnocchi with mushrooms. Of course, turkey with the trimmings is a main dish choice, but diners can also steer for beef tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and whipped potatoes or Arctic Char with parsley root puree and kabocha squash, for example. Some of the creative desserts offered are Goat Cheese Cheesecake with pumpkin butter, pepitas and bourbon caramel and Maple Pecan Cake with vanilla bean gelato. The cost is $89 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (858) 793-6460.

1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

7. Pacifica Del Mar

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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From 4 to 10 p.m., diners can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner oceanside. Meals featuring a classic turkey entrée are $51 per person or pick a higher-end main course for $61. Those options include Zinfandel-Braised Beef Short Ribs with oven-roasted cauliflower, cauliflower purée and grilled asparagus and Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese beans, garlic mashed potatoes and mustard sauce. All of the menu choices can be viewed online. Call (858) 792-0476 for reservations or visit Pacifica Del Mar’s Open Table page.

1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

8. A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Those looking for upscale dining on Turkey Day might check out A. R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. From 4 to 10 p.m., executive chef Jeff Jackson and staff are serving a prix fixe, four-course meal in an elegant dining room overlooking the golf course. Adults are $115 per person and kids under 12 are $60. Looking for a lower-priced option? Inquire instead about dining in the Lodge’s more casual restaurant, The Grill at Torrey Pines, where a three-course Thanksgiving meal is served for $60 per adult and $35 for kids. Reservations for either option can be made online or call (858) 777-6635.

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

9. George's at the Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
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It’s Thanksgiving, your way, at La Jolla’s elegant ocean view restaurant. The format includes three courses for $62, with $38 wine pairings and an impressively wide range of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from. Seasonal produce stars in dishes ranging from Chino Farms corn with grilled romano beans, compressed plum, smoked cotija, and huitlacoche crema to free range Diestel turkey breast, leg confit, mushroom stuffing, butternut squash, potato puree, cranberry sauce, and gravy and parsnip cinnamon cake, with hazelnut chocolate spread, crispy parsnip chips, poached pear, and pear sorbet.

1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

10. THE MED

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

The restaurant in the iconic La Valencia hotel, known also as the Pink Lady of La Jolla, is offering an extensive Thanksgiving buffet that includes a raw bar, carving station and seasonal dishes such as wild mushroom pappardelle and winter heirloom carrots. The buffet runs from 2 to 8pm and the cost is $89 per adult and $39 per child 12 and under. Kids under 5 are complimentary. https://www.lavalencia.com/dining/the-med

1132 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

11. PB Ale House

721 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Ale House
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Pacific Beach Ale House is again serving its reasonably priced Thanksgiving Day menu from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults are $28.95 and kids are $15.95. This meal may also be of special interest to vegans as one entrée option is an Impossible Vegan Meatloaf with mushroom gravy. The others are traditional meat choices of deep-fried turkey breast and a leg or pineapple and clove glazed ham. This means that families of mixed dietary preferences can all dine happily together. Kids get an appropriately sized two-course meal of an entrée and either an appetizer or dessert. Make reservations online or call the restaurant at (858) 581-2337.

721 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

12. BO-beau kitchen + garden

8384 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

La Mesa residents can head to Bo-beau for a three-course menu that’s available from 2 to 7pm. Traditional rosemary-roasted turkey is being served as well as perpetual favorites like steak frites. Other savory selections are pâte à choux (a light French pastry) with Gruyère, spinach dressed in warm bacon vinaigrette and Rotini and Cheese with duck confit and garlic bread crumb gratinée. Dessert choices include mini apple pies and butterscotch pudding with sea salt and pecans. The cost for adults is $45.95 and kids are $13.95 plus tax, gratuity and surcharge. For reservations and the full menu, go online or call 619-337-3445. There are also Bo-beau locations in Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

8384 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942

13. Bleu Bohème

4090 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
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From noon until 8 p.m., diners can start with a fun, Thanksgiving-themed martini before tucking into a special prix-fixe menu. The Pumpkin Pie Martini is made with Absolut Vanilla Vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and half and half and served with a crushed graham cracker rim for $14. For the three-course meal, entrée options include Diestel Family Ranch turkey from Sonora prepared two ways with the breast roasted with fresh herbs and leg and thigh “confit,” with fresh root vegetables, pommes puree, savory wild mushroom bread pudding and white wine gravy and king salmon pan-seared with saffron risotto croquettes, fresh spinach and lobster sauce. The full menu is available online. The cost is $59.95 per person and a menu for kids 12 and under is $19.95. Make a reservation by calling (619) 255-4167.

4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

14. Farmer's Bottega Neighborhood Restaurant - Mission Hills

860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
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The Mission Hills restaurant is offering its three-course Thanksgiving dinner for $50 for adults with $15 optional wine pairings from 4 to 9 p.m. Starters include pumpkin soup and house specialty dish “Burnt Carrots” with local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta and citrus thyme vinaigrette. Along with a traditional roasted turkey plate, the main dishes include butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage and fresh Parmesan and duck confit gnocchi. The full menu is available online. Guests 12 and younger can make selections from a kid-friendly menu for $15 each. The owners’ other restaurants, Farmer’s Table, with locations in La Mesa, Little Italy and Bay Park, are offering a similar menu for $42 per adult and $20 per child.

860 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

15. PARC Bistro-Brasserie

2760 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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Known for its French cuisine and fine dining atmosphere, Parc Bistro-Brasserie is serving an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A sharable appetizer for a crowd is the $38 seafood tower with six oysters, 6 mussels, 4 shrimp and the house ceviche. Then, settle in for either roasted organic turkey or a French-style entrée such as steak frites, rack of lamb or short rib Bourguignon, among others. Choose between pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate opera cake for dessert. View the full menu online. Reservations are available by calling (619) 795-1501 or visiting the online reservation page.

2760 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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16. Indigo Grill

1536 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Indigo Grill

Head to this Little Italy favorite for Thanksgiving infused with south-of-the-border flavors. Starters include a vegetarian take on seasonal chile en nogada stuffed with queso fresco, mushrooms, cauliflower, onion, garlic, chayote squash and celery with cilantro pesto cream. Keep it veg with the Good Things Growing blackened root vegetable entrée or, for something meatier, aim for choices such as herb-roasted turkey amped up with green pipian mole, spicy black Angus skirt steak or Hickory & Apple Smoked Pork Ribs. Wind down with spiced pumpkin pie, churros or a White Chocolate Cheesecake Tower. Adults are $44.95, kids 12 and under are $13.95 and the dinner is available between 1 and 8 p.m. View the entire menu or make reservations online.

1536 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

17. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92101
The elegant dining room of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Heartwork Hill

This 16,000 square foot Texas steakhouse may have just opened, but it already plans to roll out an upscale version of a traditional menu for Thanksgiving Day. Priced at $49 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the menu includes a choice of butternut squash soup or Harvest salad as a starter, slow-roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings and either pumpkin cheese cake or pecan pie a la mode for dessert. Other dishes from the menu are also available for ordering, such as the dry-aged steaks and wagyu beef sampler. Get more details or make reservations online.

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92101

18. Grant Grill

326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Grant Grill [Official photo]

The downtown hotel is offering two Thanksgiving Day options. At the intimate Grant Grill, chef Mark Kropczynski will cook up a multi-course fine dining menu for $97 per person or $140 with wine. Guests will be able to choose from several options for their appetizer, main course, and dessert, including roast turkey breast with chestnut apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, and herb gravy and brown butter squash cake with pecan crumble and toffee ice cream. Call (619) 744-2077 for reservations. A Thanksgiving buffet will be held in the Presidential Ballroom, complete with live music and a family-friendly menu of holiday favorites. The cost is $99 for adults, $89 for seniors, and $42 for children ages 12 and under, with valet parking included. Reservations are available between 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 619-744-2046.

326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

19. The Westgate Hotel

1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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This classic downtown hotel is clearly all about Thanksgiving as it is offering both a buffet and a four-course prix fixe menu. The buffet is hosted in the Le Fontainebleau Room and is $89 per adult, $40 for children aged 4 to 12 and complimentary for kids 3 and under (excluding tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages). Grownups can add bottomless Champagne or house wine to the meal for an extra $20. The list of what’s going to be served at this sumptuous feast is four pages long and includes a carving station, made-to-order crepe station, ice cream bar and much more. Those who like Thanksgiving on the more peaceful side might instead look at the $69 four-course prix fixe option of four courses in the Westgate Room. Main dishes include free-range turkey, Cedar River Farms beef tenderloin and Atlantic salmon. Visit the Westgate Hotel events page to choose which Thanksgiving meal to attend and reserve online, or call (619) 238-1818.

1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

20. Rustic Root

535 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Rustic Root

Enjoy Thanksgiving in the heart of the Gaslamp between 2 and 8 p.m. with a special three-course meal. Each course has a few choices, including dishes such as Apple-Honey Glazed Pork Belly with corn bread pudding, turnip greens and chicharron; braised beef cheeks with pan-fried herb gnocchi, chanterelle mushrooms and shaved ricoa salata; and Butterscotch Budino accompanied by shortbread cookies. The cost is $55 plus tax and gratuity and there’s a $15 kid-friendly menu, too. Football fans take note: the upstairs lounge is also open for game-watchers and is serving the regular menu. (Note that the normal downstairs menu is not available due to the Thanksgiving meal.) The full menu and reservations are available online or call (619) 232-1747.

535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

21. Provisional Kitchen

425 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Thanksgiving dinner at Provisional Kitchen in The Pendry
Pendry Hotels

The Pendry’s flagship restaurant is offering a three-course meal between 2 and 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Just a few of the dish selections include butternut squash soup, Kurabuta pork short rib and pumpkin risotto. For dessert, a variety of pies are being served table-side or guests can visit the gelato and sorbet station. A half-bottle of wine is included with the meal. Sit inside or out; gas heaters on the patio will keep any chill at bay. The cost is $80 for adults and $25 for kids from 3 to 12 plus tax and gratuity. Go online to view the full menu or make reservations. Those looking for a place to hang out and watch football can head to nearby Nason’s Beer Hall starting at 9 a.m. and enjoy a hand-carved turkey sandwich. The bar is outfitted with 23 television screens.

425 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

22. Seaview Restaurant

7714, One, Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101