Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to eat, drink and be thankful. Looking for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Orange County 2021? This post covers Thanksgiving dinner in Orange County, restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Orange County as well as turkey to go and takeout options.
Thanksgiving in America this year is Thursday, November 25, 2021.
This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media for any suggestions.
This list is not exhaustive. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Thanksgiving in Orange County 2021
Fig & Olive
Award-winning culinary director and partner at Fig & Olive, Alain Allegretti has crafted a Cote d’Azur inspired Thanksgiving feast including unique appetizer, entree and dessert options with a twist on everyone’s favorite holiday classics.
The $85 per person three-course deal offers Thanksgiving classics like the Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Sweet Potato.
If you’re not a fan of traditional sides, Fig & Olive also offers dishes that are true to the restaurant collective’s Mediterranean heritage, like French Onion Soup or Beeler’s Pork Belly.
Whether you’re a Thanksgiving-food enthusiast or a dedicated Vegetarian, Fig & Olive’s holiday menu has dishes inclusive to all.
Enjoy a Free-Range Turkey or Pumpkin Risotto without having to lift a finger in the kitchen.
Dessert delights include your choice of Pumpkin Bundt Cake or Gâteau au Fromage.
This one-of-a-kind menu is available exclusively on Thanksgiving Day from 12 pm – 8 pm.
Mulberry Street Ristorante
Mulberry Street Ristorante (Fullerton) is offering a classic Thanksgiving meal. Turkey and all the fixings with a slice of pie to top it off. Full dinner menu will be offered as well. Special hours for the holiday are from 2 pm – 9 pm on November 25.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Anaheim, Irvine) is offering a 3-Course Thanksgiving Feast. $42.95 for Adults and $15.95 for Children.
Corazon Taste of Mexico
Corazon Taste of Mexico (Brea) will be offering a 3 course Thanksgiving meal. Start with soup or salad, slow-baked turkey, stuffing, cranberries, veggies, turkey gravy and choice of either apple, pumpkin or banana cream pie.
Chart House Restaurant – Dana Point
Chart House Restaurant – Dana Point is offering a limited Thanksgiving 3 Course Dinner Menu on Thanksgiving Day with all your Chart House favorites.
Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano)
Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge (@ the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano) is offering a Three course Thanksgiving brunch. Adults $68, Children $35.
- Deluxe Chirashi: Chirashi with tuna, toro, urchin, white fish, abalone, shrimp, eel.
- Nigiri Sushi Set: Selection of 10 pieces of nigiri
- Cherry Blossom Chirashi: Classic Japanese Chirashi with egg, shrimp, eel, sea bream, mackerel, bamboo.
- Box Sushi – Sea Eel: A special Osaka treat called hako-zushi, sushi compacted in a box-like press made with sea eel.
- Box Sushi – Shrimp: A special Osaka treat called hako-zushi, sushi compacted in a box-like press made with shrimp.
Tanner’s at Pasea Hotel & Resort
Tanner’s at Pasea Hotel & Resort is offering lunch specials like the Thanksgiving Sandwich, or dinner specials like Butternut Squash Soup, or the Thanksgiving Entrée, complete with smoked turkey breast and bacon roulade, apple and cashew stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and roasted green beans.
Pie Hole is offering a variety of Thanksgiving pies for preorder including:
- Mom’s Apple Crumble Pie
- Salted Caramel Pecan Pie
- Moe’s Pumpkin Pie
- Earl Grey Tea Pie
- Cardamom Cherry Pie
- Chocolate Brownie Pie
- Vegan Blueberry Pecan Crumble
- 9in Turkey Pot Pie
- Turkey Pot Pie
- Shepherd’s Pot Pie
Available for pickup or delivery on November 25.
Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Online Services
You can build your own, ready to cook Thanksgiving dinner with Omaha Steaks. They ship nationwide or you can pickup at location closest to you.
Ready to Cook Thanksgiving for 4 ($129); for 6 ($149.99 – $179.99) or for 8 ($199.99).
Thanksgiving Mains include Whole Basted Turkey; Spiral Sliced Ham; Boneless Heart of Prime Rib Roast; Pecanwood Smoked Flank Ham; Fully Cooked Breast.
Some sides and sweets that they offer are family-sized smashed red potatoes; green bean casserole; family-sized whipped sweet potatoes; brussels sprouts with bacon & shallots; pumpkin pie; pecan pie; caramel apple tartlets and more.
- Fresh Free-Range Turkeys
- Pre-Roasted Turkeys
- Smoked Turkeys
- Stuffed Turkeys
- Assorted Brie Appetizers
- Prepared Turkey Gravy
- Mushroom and Herb Stuffing
- Potato Gratin with Thyme and Fontina Cheese
- Sweet Yam Casserole
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Cranberry Chutney
- Southern Baked Pumpkie Pie
Some items like the turkeys are shipped overnight from the supplier and is not eligible for rush shipping. For Thanksgiving Delivery, order by November 20, 2020, 11:59pm PT, for delivery on November 25.
CookUnity, the very first direct Chef-to-Consumer meal subscription platform, is serving up Thanksgiving dishes by culinary icon Marc Forgione to celebrate the holiday.
The special menu includes both classic and creative seasonal plates including Slow Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Apple Stuffing & Sage Gravy, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Shells, Garlicky Green Beans, and Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Cranberry Relish.
Every CookUnity dish is handcrafted using the freshest ingredients and each chef’s expert techniques.
The Thanksgiving menu is available for delivery the week of Thanksgiving on a first come first served basis.
Meals start at $10.49/meal (certain specials may have an additional cost) and can be shipped right to your door. CookUnity currently services the Northeast, as far west as Illinois and south to Georgia, as well as the state of California and major markets within Nevada, Texas, and Louisiana.
Harry & David
Harry & David has a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast ($229) which can be shipped to you:
The menu incluldes:
- Ready-to-heat oven-roasted turkey (10 lb)
- Apple sausage stuffing (1 lb 14 oz)
- Creamy Brussels sprouts with bacon (1 lb 12 oz)
- Brown sugar sweet potatoes (1 lb 15 oz)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake [New York-style pumpkin layered cheesecake], 2 lb
- Classic turkey gravy (13.5 oz)
- Spiced cranberry chutney (1 lb)
- Net Weight: 19 lb 6 oz
The turkey is fully cooked and brined, creating a light pink color similar to smoked meats. Arrives frozen and will need to thaw two to three days before reheating and serving.
Harry & David also has many other items for your Thanksgiving meal including:
- Spiral-Sliced Ham
- Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
- Gourmet Ham Dinner
- Parmesan Creamed Spinach
- Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie
- Zucchini and Corn Casserole and much more!
HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, is bringing back its annual Thanksgiving Feast specialty box which features all of the ingredients and step-by-step directions to cook two chef-curated entrée options – Traditional Turkey or Beef Tenderloin – plus an assortment of sides, a decadent dessert, and an optional appetizer starting at $16.99 per serving.
Traditional Turkey ($169.89 + $8.99 shipping): Serves 8-10 and features Roast Turkey with a Garlic-Herb Butter Rub and Classic Gravy. Sides include Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Sour Cream, Ciabatta Stuffing with Chicken Sausage and Cranberries, Classic Gravy with Fresh Herbs, Roasted Delicata and Shallot with Walnuts, and Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Cinnamon. Dessert is an Apple Ginger Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble.
Beef Tenderloin ($134.95 + $8.99 shipping): Serves 4-6 and features a Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Sherry Thyme Jus. Sides include Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Sour Cream, Ciabatta Stuffing with Chicken Sausage and Cranberries, Beef Gravy, and Roasted Delicata and Shallot with Walnuts. Dessert is an Apple Ginger Crisp with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble.
The Thanksgiving Feast is available for preorder now through November 18 or while supplies last, with delivery beginning on November 16.
Meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron is offering a Full Thanksgiving Dinner Menu that serves 6-8 and is available for delivery the weeks of 11/8, 11/15, or 11/22. Order by 11/17 and schedule your delivery for 11/22 or 11/23.
The kit includes:
- Savory Butter Roasted Turkey Breast
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fried Rosemary & Pumpkin Seeds
- Apple Crumb Pie with Warming Spices & Almonds
- Garlic & Herb Gravy
- Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes with Romano & Chives
- Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Ginger & Spicy Maple Syrup
They also have a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu including:
- Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto with Fried Sage & Walnuts
- Four Cheese & Truffle Honey Flatbread with Mushrooms & Kale
DIY Thanksgiving in Orange County 2021 Meal Ideas
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Thanksgiving food list
Here is a Thanksgiving Food List to help you prepare or get inspired for your Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll find ideas for Mains, Stuffing, Vegetables, Salads, Desserts and more.
Check out these Thanksgiving quotes and messages to demonstrate your gratitude for your loved ones this holiday season.