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Thanksgiving Options for Dine-In or Takeout in San Diego

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Thanksgiving will be looking different this year but rest assured, restaurants are still gearing up to make turkey day a delicious holiday. Choices include take-away meals, including one with a special chef collaboration, or options for dining on the premises with additional safety precautions. Advance reservations are required regardless of whether you’ll be ordering to eat at home or eating out so plan accordingly.

Some restaurants have resumed or begun outdoor and limited indoor seating, while others continue to offer takeout and/or delivery only. This should not be taken as endorsement for on-site dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the County of San Diego website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Jeune et Jolie

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Jeune et Jolie and Campfire are teaming up for a take home Thanksgiving feast. The $390 meal feeds up to six people and some menu highlights include a 10 pound smoke-roasted bone-in beef short rib with huckleberry aigre-doux, brioche milk bun and a sweet potato-toasted mallow snacking cake. Cocktails and wine are optional add-ons. Pickup is on Thanksgiving day.

7 Mile Kitchen

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This Carlsbad restaurant is offering Thanksgiving options for dine-in or to order for a home celebration. Dinner at 7 Mile Kitchen is three courses and includes starters like butternut squash soup plus thyme-roasted turkey as the main. The restaurant’s to-go dinners come in two sizes either feeding 6 people ($185) or 12 ($360). It includes sage-and-thyme-roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, buttered green beans amandine, sage giblet gravy, cranberry orange chutney, rolls and pumpkin pie. Orders must be placed by November 20 for pick up on November 26.

Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

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Put in reservations early to dine at Chandler’s on Thanksgiving. The special holiday menu features the usuals suspects like butternut squash soup and turkey with all the trimmings as well as cauliflower steak and poke. Seating times are 12 pm, 3 pm and 5:30 pm.

Urban Plates

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This fast casual chain with locations in Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla will be open Thanksgiving day, serving turkey and all the usual sides. Takeout is also an option available as small as one serving ($17.95) to four people ($68) or up to eight ($129). The meals includes an herb-roasted turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish and bread, plus choice of a side. The restaurant also eases the cooking duties by selling a la carte sides and whole desserts.

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Valentina Restaurant

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Valentina’s three-course Thanksgiving meal is $55 for adult and $15 for children. Some highlights are yellow corn soup and a Chef’s Thanksgiving plate with both white and dark meat.

Rancho Bernardo Inn

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AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn is accepting reservations for late lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving. The four-course feast features a butter-dipped radish with smoked creme fraîche as the amuse plus a selection of dishes including Venus clams, celery root schnitzel, confit halibut and chocolate coffee cake.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is hosting a Thanksgiving family-style dinner this year instead of a buffet. Prices are $125 per person or $60 for kids 10 and under. The resort also has a preorder form for ready-to-reheat holiday favorites spanning from starters and soups, turkey and desserts.

Ranch 45 Local Provisions

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Ranch 45’s holiday pick-up menu is entirely a la carte so you can fully customize your Thanksgiving meal. Choices include herb-crusted prime rib, smoked turkey legs, smoked Cornish game hens, roasted broccoli with parmesan and garlic, pumpkin pie or carrot cake.

Pacifica Del Mar

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RSVP now for Pacifica Del Mar’s three-course holiday meal. Dinner is $65 per guest and includes turkey, butternut squash soup, braised beef short ribs and more.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

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A 24-hour brined turkey will headline the meal at Estacia’s holiday meal. Dinner also includes stuffing, cranberry sauce and more from 1-7 pm. Bring the celebration at home for $240. The meal kit feeds four people and includes turkey, gravy and sides.

The Winery La Jolla

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An online order form is ready to take your Thanksgiving order. The complete meal feeds up to six people and includes two sides, entrée, and dessert. Those planning for a more intimate meal can order a la carte.

George's at the Cove

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George’s at the Cove has two way to celebrate Thanksgiving: at the restaurant or at home. Dining at George’s is a three-course meal that’s $75 per person. While the Thanksgiving meal at home feeds 8-10 people and is $500. View full menu here.

NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

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Chef Jason Knibb has a special three-course meal planned for Thanksgiving at NINE-TEN. A few highlights besides turkey include chestnut and red kuri squash agnolotti and a roasted fall vegetable and butternut squash gratin. Cost is $85 per person or $130 with wine pairings.

JRDN Restaurant

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JRDN’s entire menu will be available Thanksgiving Day as well as a special three-course meal which includes baby kale salad, a turkey dinner with all the traditional fixings and pumpkin crème brûlée. Cost is $55 per person.

Bleu Bohème

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Enjoy Thanksgiving with a French twist at this Adams Avenue locale. Blue Bohome has a three-course meal with dishes like pumpkin-hominy soup, rum-cured smoked salmon, duck pâté and pork terrine de campagne and more. Dinner is $75 per person or $24.95 for kids.

Et Voilà! French Bistro

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Opt for a French Thanksgiving by order Et Voilà’s three-course to-go menu or Thanksgiving box. The three-course meal is $38 per person and choices include roasted pumpkin soup, traditional turkey two-ways, seared salmon and pie. The Thanksgiving box is $160, feeds 4-6 people, and is filled with many of the items featured on the holiday menu. A la carte sides and cocktails are also available for pre-order.

Rudford's Restaurant

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If eating at a diner is more your style, head to Rudford’s. The a la carte menu features roasted turkey, leg of lamb and baked home with sides like chicken noodle soup, salad, mashed potatoes and more.

Cardellino

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Order by November 19 for Trust Restaurant Group’s Thanksgiving to-go menu. The meal feeds 2-8 and includes turkey, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, truffled macaroni and cheese, a winter salad, a pint of Mr. Trustee’s caramel swirl ice cream, apple bread baked by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville and a 12-ounce bag of Cardellino’s house blend coffee. The pre-cooked feast will be available for pickup from Cardellino in Mission Hills on November 26.

Farmer's Bottega

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RSVP to dine at this Mission Hills restaurant on Thanksgiving. The restaurant will serve a three-course meal that includes items like pumpkin soup, roasted turkey, duck confit gnocchi and pecan pie. Cost is $65 per person and there’s a $20 special kids meal.

RustiCucina

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Thanksgiving will have a Sicilian twist at RustiCucina available for dine-in or takeout. Dine-in is $55 per person and $25 per child and the three-course meal includes pumpkin squash sage ravioli, short ribs over polenta and of course, turkey. Takeout is more traditional with turkey, sweet corn, mash potatoes. Menu will be adjust to fit from 2-10 people and is $65-$100.

Giardino

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Thanksgiving will be celebrated all day at this Lemon Grove eatery. From 11 am-8 pm, order Thanksgiving favorites al carte. The restaurant also has a to-go option to celebrate at home.

Mister A's

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Mister A’s is hosting a three-course Thanksgiving meal at their rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant’s beloved dishes like Maine lobster “strudel” and housemade taliatelle are available alongside traditional roasted turkey and pumpkin cheesecake. Dinner is $89.50 per person.

Juniper & Ivy

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Juniper & Ivy is pulling out all the stops for their Thanksgiving at Home meal to enjoy at home. The menu includes 8-10 lb. turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, chestnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots, Parker House rolls, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. It serves 6-8 people and costs $330. Supplement the meal with add-ons like a prime rib roast or wine.

Herb & Wood

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The Puffer Malarkey Collective (Herb & Wood, Herb & Sea, Animae) has a to-go meal for Thanksgiving. Customized for 2, 4, 6 or 8 guests, the meal includes a herb and citrus marinated turkey, house country wheat stuffing, green beans with crispy onion and more. Cost is $59 per person and can be pre-order online.

Island Prime

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Get your reservations in early for Island Prime’s three-course Thanksgiving meal with service running from 1 pm to 7 pm. The meal ($69) features turkey or center-cut filet mignon. A special children’s menu ($14.95) is also available.

Coasterra

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Take in the San Diego Bay at Coasterra on Thanksgiving. The special three-course holiday meal will be available 1-7 pm and includes choices such as turkey, dayboat scallops, mole-braised short ribs and mojo de ajo shrimp. Cost is $64.95 for adults or $14.95 for kids 6-12.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

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Enjoy the sights of San Diego Bay onboard a yacht. The traditional seated Thanksgiving dinner includes a private table with a 2.5-hour cruise around the bay. Additional wine and cocktails are available for purchase. Hornblower offers two dinner cruise times, and a Thanksgiving brunch cruise earlier in the day.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

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This steakhouse is serving a prix fix menu for $49 on Thanksgiving. Look for traditional turkey with all the trimmings like mashed sweet potatoes and pan gravy, and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.

Those opting for unconventional Thanksgiving might enjoy dining at Animae. The three-course meal includes dishes like milk bread shrimp toast, adobo glazed sweet potatoes and roasted duck. The meal is $89.95 per person and available 3-7:30 pm.

Top of the Market - San Diego

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Top of the Market has a Thanksgiving spread to bring home and includes two options. A turkey plus sides like green bean casserole, fig & honey batard stuffing is $250. Or just the sides minus the bird is $120. A la carte items like a seafood platter and wine is also available. View full menu here.

barleymash

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Head to the Gaslamp for a $45 three-course meal featuring an andouille stuffed turkey roulade with mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has an optional Wild Turkey Flight for $50.

Provisional Kitchen

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Chef Brandon Sloan is serving a three-course prix fix meal at Provisional Kitchen. The holiday feast includes butternut squash soup, a date, bacon and goat cheese tart, persimmon-mustard glazed salmon and pecan cream pie among the choices. To-go options are regulated to only dessert: pumpkin pie or pecan pie ($35 each) are available for pre-order now until November 21.

Provisional Kitchen

Pendry San Diego

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The Pendry has six local chefs contributing to their Chefsgiving at Home to enjoy at home. The $250 meal includes the hotel’s Chef Brandon Sloan’s Porchetta-style turkey, Chef Jojo Ruiz of The Loinfish/Serẽa Coastal Cuisine creating spiny lobster and raja “tamales,” and more from the chefs at AVANT at Rancho Bernardo, Trust, Fort Oak and Wayfarer. The meal serves four people and $50 of the $250 cost goes to the San Diego Food Bank.

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Feast on a traditional three-course meal at the Hotel Del Coronado’s Crown Room. Guests will be socially distanced with 90-minutes allotted per table.

Serẽa Coastal Cuisine

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Serẽa’s three-course holiday offering features seared tuna tatouche, white truffle winter squash bisque, slow-roasted and lightly smoked turkey, mountain berry apple crumble and more. The Coronado restaurant also has family-style dining featuring dishes like beef tenderloin roast.

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Jeune et Jolie

Jeune et Jolie and Campfire are teaming up for a take home Thanksgiving feast. The $390 meal feeds up to six people and some menu highlights include a 10 pound smoke-roasted bone-in beef short rib with huckleberry aigre-doux, brioche milk bun and a sweet potato-toasted mallow snacking cake. Cocktails and wine are optional add-ons. Pickup is on Thanksgiving day.

7 Mile Kitchen

This Carlsbad restaurant is offering Thanksgiving options for dine-in or to order for a home celebration. Dinner at 7 Mile Kitchen is three courses and includes starters like butternut squash soup plus thyme-roasted turkey as the main. The restaurant’s to-go dinners come in two sizes either feeding 6 people ($185) or 12 ($360). It includes sage-and-thyme-roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, buttered green beans amandine, sage giblet gravy, cranberry orange chutney, rolls and pumpkin pie. Orders must be placed by November 20 for pick up on November 26.

Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

Put in reservations early to dine at Chandler’s on Thanksgiving. The special holiday menu features the usuals suspects like butternut squash soup and turkey with all the trimmings as well as cauliflower steak and poke. Seating times are 12 pm, 3 pm and 5:30 pm.

Urban Plates

Urban Plates

This fast casual chain with locations in Carlsbad, Del Mar and La Jolla will be open Thanksgiving day, serving turkey and all the usual sides. Takeout is also an option available as small as one serving ($17.95) to four people ($68) or up to eight ($129). The meals includes an herb-roasted turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish and bread, plus choice of a side. The restaurant also eases the cooking duties by selling a la carte sides and whole desserts.

Urban Plates

Valentina Restaurant

Valentina’s three-course Thanksgiving meal is $55 for adult and $15 for children. Some highlights are yellow corn soup and a Chef’s Thanksgiving plate with both white and dark meat.

Rancho Bernardo Inn

AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn is accepting reservations for late lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving. The four-course feast features a butter-dipped radish with smoked creme fraîche as the amuse plus a selection of dishes including Venus clams, celery root schnitzel, confit halibut and chocolate coffee cake.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is hosting a Thanksgiving family-style dinner this year instead of a buffet. Prices are $125 per person or $60 for kids 10 and under. The resort also has a preorder form for ready-to-reheat holiday favorites spanning from starters and soups, turkey and desserts.

Ranch 45 Local Provisions

Ranch 45’s holiday pick-up menu is entirely a la carte so you can fully customize your Thanksgiving meal. Choices include herb-crusted prime rib, smoked turkey legs, smoked Cornish game hens, roasted broccoli with parmesan and garlic, pumpkin pie or carrot cake.

Pacifica Del Mar

RSVP now for Pacifica Del Mar’s three-course holiday meal. Dinner is $65 per guest and includes turkey, butternut squash soup, braised beef short ribs and more.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

A 24-hour brined turkey will headline the meal at Estacia’s holiday meal. Dinner also includes stuffing, cranberry sauce and more from 1-7 pm. Bring the celebration at home for $240. The meal kit feeds four people and includes turkey, gravy and sides.

The Winery La Jolla

An online order form is ready to take your Thanksgiving order. The complete meal feeds up to six people and includes two sides, entrée, and dessert. Those planning for a more intimate meal can order a la carte.

George's at the Cove

George’s at the Cove has two way to celebrate Thanksgiving: at the restaurant or at home. Dining at George’s is a three-course meal that’s $75 per person. While the Thanksgiving meal at home feeds 8-10 people and is $500. View full menu here.

NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

Chef Jason Knibb has a special three-course meal planned for Thanksgiving at NINE-TEN. A few highlights besides turkey include chestnut and red kuri squash agnolotti and a roasted fall vegetable and butternut squash gratin. Cost is $85 per person or $130 with wine pairings.

JRDN Restaurant

JRDN’s entire menu will be available Thanksgiving Day as well as a special three-course meal which includes baby kale salad, a turkey dinner with all the traditional fixings and pumpkin crème brûlée. Cost is $55 per person.

Bleu Bohème

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a French twist at this Adams Avenue locale. Blue Bohome has a three-course meal with dishes like pumpkin-hominy soup, rum-cured smoked salmon, duck pâté and pork terrine de campagne and more. Dinner is $75 per person or $24.95 for kids.

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Et Voilà! French Bistro

Opt for a French Thanksgiving by order Et Voilà’s three-course to-go menu or Thanksgiving box. The three-course meal is $38 per person and choices include roasted pumpkin soup, traditional turkey two-ways, seared salmon and pie. The Thanksgiving box is $160, feeds 4-6 people, and is filled with many of the items featured on the holiday menu. A la carte sides and cocktails are also available for pre-order.

Rudford's Restaurant

If eating at a diner is more your style, head to Rudford’s. The a la carte menu features roasted turkey, leg of lamb and baked home with sides like chicken noodle soup, salad, mashed potatoes and more.

Cardellino

Order by November 19 for Trust Restaurant Group’s Thanksgiving to-go menu. The meal feeds 2-8 and includes turkey, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, truffled macaroni and cheese, a winter salad, a pint of Mr. Trustee’s caramel swirl ice cream, apple bread baked by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Harville and a 12-ounce bag of Cardellino’s house blend coffee. The pre-cooked feast will be available for pickup from Cardellino in Mission Hills on November 26.

Farmer's Bottega

RSVP to dine at this Mission Hills restaurant on Thanksgiving. The restaurant will serve a three-course meal that includes items like pumpkin soup, roasted turkey, duck confit gnocchi and pecan pie. Cost is $65 per person and there’s a $20 special kids meal.

RustiCucina

Thanksgiving will have a Sicilian twist at RustiCucina available for dine-in or takeout. Dine-in is $55 per person and $25 per child and the three-course meal includes pumpkin squash sage ravioli, short ribs over polenta and of course, turkey. Takeout is more traditional with turkey, sweet corn, mash potatoes. Menu will be adjust to fit from 2-10 people and is $65-$100.

Giardino

Thanksgiving will be celebrated all day at this Lemon Grove eatery. From 11 am-8 pm, order Thanksgiving favorites al carte. The restaurant also has a to-go option to celebrate at home.

Mister A's

Mister A’s is hosting a three-course Thanksgiving meal at their rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant’s beloved dishes like Maine lobster “strudel” and housemade taliatelle are available alongside traditional roasted turkey and pumpkin cheesecake. Dinner is $89.50 per person.

Juniper & Ivy

Juniper & Ivy is pulling out all the stops for their Thanksgiving at Home meal to enjoy at home. The menu includes 8-10 lb. turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, chestnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots, Parker House rolls, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. It serves 6-8 people and costs $330. Supplement the meal with add-ons like a prime rib roast or wine.

Herb & Wood

The Puffer Malarkey Collective (Herb & Wood, Herb & Sea, Animae) has a to-go meal for Thanksgiving. Customized for 2, 4, 6 or 8 guests, the meal includes a herb and citrus marinated turkey, house country wheat stuffing, green beans with crispy onion and more. Cost is $59 per person and can be pre-order online.

Island Prime

Get your reservations in early for Island Prime’s three-course Thanksgiving meal with service running from 1 pm to 7 pm. The meal ($69) features turkey or center-cut filet mignon. A special children’s menu ($14.95) is also available.

Coasterra

Take in the San Diego Bay at Coasterra on Thanksgiving. The special three-course holiday meal will be available 1-7 pm and includes choices such as turkey, dayboat scallops, mole-braised short ribs and mojo de ajo shrimp. Cost is $64.95 for adults or $14.95 for kids 6-12.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Enjoy the sights of San Diego Bay onboard a yacht. The traditional seated Thanksgiving dinner includes a private table with a 2.5-hour cruise around the bay. Additional wine and cocktails are available for purchase. Hornblower offers two dinner cruise times, and a Thanksgiving brunch cruise earlier in the day.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

This steakhouse is serving a prix fix menu for $49 on Thanksgiving. Look for traditional turkey with all the trimmings like mashed sweet potatoes and pan gravy, and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.

Animae

Those opting for unconventional Thanksgiving might enjoy dining at Animae. The three-course meal includes dishes like milk bread shrimp toast, adobo glazed sweet potatoes and roasted duck. The meal is $89.95 per person and available 3-7:30 pm.

Top of the Market - San Diego

Top of the Market has a Thanksgiving spread to bring home and includes two options. A turkey plus sides like green bean casserole, fig & honey batard stuffing is $250. Or just the sides minus the bird is $120. A la carte items like a seafood platter and wine is also available. View full menu here.

barleymash

Head to the Gaslamp for a $45 three-course meal featuring an andouille stuffed turkey roulade with mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has an optional Wild Turkey Flight for $50.

Provisional Kitchen

Provisional Kitchen

Chef Brandon Sloan is serving a three-course prix fix meal at Provisional Kitchen. The holiday feast includes butternut squash soup, a date, bacon and goat cheese tart, persimmon-mustard glazed salmon and pecan cream pie among the choices. To-go options are regulated to only dessert: pumpkin pie or pecan pie ($35 each) are available for pre-order now until November 21.

Provisional Kitchen

Pendry San Diego

The Pendry has six local chefs contributing to their Chefsgiving at Home to enjoy at home. The $250 meal includes the hotel’s Chef Brandon Sloan’s Porchetta-style turkey, Chef Jojo Ruiz of The Loinfish/Serẽa Coastal Cuisine creating spiny lobster and raja “tamales,” and more from the chefs at AVANT at Rancho Bernardo, Trust, Fort Oak and Wayfarer. The meal serves four people and $50 of the $250 cost goes to the San Diego Food Bank.

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Feast on a traditional three-course meal at the Hotel Del Coronado’s Crown Room. Guests will be socially distanced with 90-minutes allotted per table.

Serẽa Coastal Cuisine

Serẽa’s three-course holiday offering features seared tuna tatouche, white truffle winter squash bisque, slow-roasted and lightly smoked turkey, mountain berry apple crumble and more. The Coronado restaurant also has family-style dining featuring dishes like beef tenderloin roast.

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