Everyone wants to have a memorable and festive Thanksgiving experience, however, not everyone wants to spend the entire day laboring away in the kitchen. If that last part doesn’t quite fit in to your idea of what a holiday should entail, here is a list of some of San Diego’s premier hotels and restaurants teeming with professionals who would love to take care of that part for you!
Hotel Del, Coronado
The iconic Hotel Del located in beautiful Coronado features a magnificent annual Thanksgiving dinner. This year it will be held in the both their oceanfront Ballroom and lavish Crown Room. This spectacular venue is a perfect place for those who wish to spend their holiday partaking in an opulent feast, without dealing with any of the stressful logistics. It will even be featuring live music! For reservations and pricing, click here.
The Grand Del Mar, Carmel Valley
The Grand Del Mar, a luxurious Mediterranean estate nestled in Carmel Valley, is hosting two separate Thanksgiving dinners. The first is at their Amaya restaurant, which features a three-course menu as well as complementary children’s activities for those that may want a moment or two to relax. More info here.
For those looking for an even more grandiose experience, look no further than the Grand Del Mar’s signature restaurant, the Addison. This three-hour extravaganza features seven courses as well as excellent wine pairings if you so choose. For menu and reservations click here.
The US Grant, Gaslamp Quarter
Located in the heart of Downtown in the historic Gaslamp district, the US grant is a great destination for both residents and visitors alike, with close proximity to San Diego’s top attractions, shopping, and nightlife. Featuring three options for dinner this Thanksgiving; a buffet, catering package, and formal dinner, the US grant can accommodate all of your holiday needs here.
The Shores, La Jolla
Located right on the water in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Shores is a great venue to spend your Thanksgiving dinner this year. With a bountiful buffet and even a special children’s station, this is a great place to bring the whole family. Menu and pricing here.
Estancia, La Jolla
Located right next to the beautiful UCSD campus, Estancia is the perfect location to spend Thanksgiving with your busy student while not distracting them too much from their studies. This Buffet will be served in their Adobe El Restaurante, featuring turkey, chilled seafood, and festive cocktails and deserts. More info and reservations here.
A.R. Valentien, La Jolla
The A.R. Valentien is the signature restaurant of the breathtaking Craftsman-style resort, The Lodge, located right next to the renowned Torrey Pines Reserve. A great option for anyone who wants the cozy feel of Thanksgiving dinner at home, but without any of the hassle. If your holiday plans include a three-course meal and a round or two of golf, this is the spot for you. More info and menu here.
Mills Fleurs, Rancho Santa Fe
Located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, this critically acclaimed restaurant provides both an elegant and casual atmosphere, perfect for a romantic Thanksgiving dinner this holiday. Menu and reservations here.
Jake’s, Del Mar
Located right on the water in beautiful Del Mar, Jake’s is a great spot for anyone looking for a casual yet delicious meal without having to stray too far from the beach. It also has a wide variety of entrées to choose from, perfect for those seeking both traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving menu items. More info here.
Pacifica, Del Mar
Located in the Del Mar Plaza, Pacifica has a great ocean view and will be providing three-course meals and a large assortment of wine choices this Thanksgiving. With an excellent children’s menu as well, this is a perfect spot for the whole family. Menu and reservations here.
Ruth’s Chris, Del Mar
World-renowned Ruth’s Chris steakhouse is even changing up its menu for Thanksgiving. While its claim to fame is its tantalizingly tasty steaks, they will be serving a three-course turkey dinner this holiday. They are even featuring sides for pick-up. Menu and pricing here.
Veladora, Rancho Santa Fe
This beautiful Hacienda-style resort is putting on an extraordinary Thanksgiving dinner this year. Executive chef Jarrod Moiles and his team are looking to provide attendees with an excellent holiday buffet, including live music and also a desert bar. Kids 4 and under are complimentary. For the menu and more information, click here.
Georges At The Cove, La Jolla
This restaurant sits seductively atop the water with expansive coastal views. Executive Chef Trey Foshee welcomes all willing to join him this holiday as he serves dishes from his special menu featuring both traditional Thanksgiving items as well as modern additions of his own creation. More info and reservations here.
Hornblower Cruise, San Diego Bay
If eating dinner while cruising around the San Diego Bay sounds like your idea of a fantastic Thanksgiving, this one is for you. This two and a half hour cruise features all the food you can eat, a live DJ, dancing, and an excellent view, all for a very affordable price. There are even discounts for seniors, children, and those in the military. Get all the info here.
Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad
The culinary team at the La Costa Resort is crafting a Thanksgiving dinner for all in their spacious Veranda Ballroom this Holiday. With children’s menus and kids 4 and under eating for free, this is an excellent venue for the entire family. All info here.