Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to eat, drink and be thankful. Looking for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022? This post covers Thanksgiving dinner in San Diego, restaurants open for Thanksgiving in San Diego as well as turkey to go and takeout options.
Thanksgiving in the US this year is Thursday, November 24.
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Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022
Gather at Bronze Bird to celebrate Thanksgiving with their So-Cal twist on a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
In addition to their regular menu, Bronze Bird will feature a 3-course holiday dinner for reservations 5-10pm.
Selections include choice of squash soup or beet-arugula salad, turkey dinner entrée or pan seared bass with seasonal accompaniments, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
The Bronze Bird 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner is priced at $45 per person, or $60 with wine pairings. Tax and gratuity are additional.
Reservations are recommended. Onsite valet parking is available at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
In addition to their regular menu of delicious seafood entrees, Truluck’s will offer a traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast of turkey with everyone’s favorite sides and a selection of desserts (menu attached). In addition, guests can enjoy two holiday specialty cocktails: the Holiday Nog ($15) and a Turkey Fashioned (their take on an Old Fashioned) made with Wild Turkey bourbon, spiced orange syrup, angostura, and orange bitters ($14.50). Reservations are recommended.
Join friends and family to give thanks steps from the sand at the Shores Restaurant in La Jolla on November 24.
Guests can fill their plates with tasteful options from a buffet menu, such as Brown Sugar Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Linguini Pasta with Clams and Mussels, Crab Mac and Cheese, and Parmesan Crusted Sea Bass.
The dining experience will also feature a carving station with Slow Roasted Farm Prime Rib and Stuffed Brined Turkey as well as a charcuterie station.
There will also be options for the kids to enjoy, such as Mac & Cheese and Chicken Nuggets, along with a delightful spread of treats.
The dinner buffet will be open from 12 pm-7 pm and priced at $72 per person and $36 for children aged 6-12.
At the iconic Marine Room in La Jolla Shores, not only are guests invited to spare the trouble of holiday cooking, but also to enjoy a lavish Thanksgiving four-course prix fixe menu with captivating views of the Pacific Ocean.
Dinner will begin with Amuse Bouche as a starter followed by a choice of one appetizer, such as Coconut Harissa Kabocha Soup or Seared Ahi Salad. For the main course, guests can choose from the following: Herb Brushed Turkey, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek, Pacifico Seabass, Goerges Bay Scallops, or Filet Mignon. Lobster tail and tableside caviar services are also available to add on at an additional price. The dining experience will end with the sweet choice of Matcha Panacotta or Spiced Apple Pie for dessert.
Thanksgiving dinner service will run from 12 pm-7 pm and is set at $150 per person.
Give thanks to good company and locally sourced ingredients while dining at 20|Twenty Restaurant in Carlsbad.
The restaurant will have a specially prepared prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu priced at $89 per person featuring seasonal dishes such as Savory Spinach & Frisee Salad, Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey, Pan Seared Verlasso Salmon, and Fall Harvest Root Vegetable Quinoa Coconut Curry.
For a sweet finish, guests will have a choice of Homemade Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Pecan Pie.
20|Twenty’s Thanksgiving dinner will be available from 1 pm to 8 pm.
The health-conscious and forward-thinking culinary pros at Urban Plates (Del Mar, La Jolla) have secured turkeys to provide guests with prepared Thanksgiving meals this year. There are two options available: Heat-at-Home or Ready-to-Eat.
The Heat-at-Home option starts at $169.95 and includes antibiotic and hormone-free herb-roasted cage-free turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, artisan bread, and the choice of two sides. Sides include a wide range of gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and/or vegetarian options.
The meal will come fully prepared with heating instructions. The turkey family feast must be pre-ordered by November 20 and picked up November 22-23.
The Ready-to-Eat option is available in a single serving plate ($23.95) or a family meal that serves 4 ($99.95).
Both meals include Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Relish, and Rustic Bread. These meals are available for pick-up November 22-24.
In addition to savory meals, guests may order sweet treats. Available options include a seasonal Apple Pie or year-round favorites such as the famous Mango Tart or Hummingbird Cake, all ranging from $23.95 – $59.
For more information and to place an order, visit https://urbanplates.com/thanksgiving/.
Spend Thanksgiving relaxing with family and friends and leave cooking preparations to the Gelson’s (Del Mar, Pacific Beach, Carlsbad) culinary team.
From main courses, a la carte sides, desserts, and even cornucopia arrangements, Gelson’s has prepared all the Thanksgiving fixings.
Guests have several main dish options including Roasted Turkey, Spiral Glazed Ham, Spicy Grilled Salmon, and more.
Main dish prices range from $50 to $250. For sides, guests may select the Best For Beef Side Dish Kit ($90), which includes Mashed Potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Cornbread Stuffing, Creamed Spinach, Mushroom Gravy and Horseradish Cream, or order sides individually ($7-$11 each).
Guests may also select indulgent seasonal dessert options like Gelson’s Pumpkin Pie or Sea-Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake.
Meals will be available for pick-up between November 20-27. All holiday dinner orders will be refrigerated at the time of pick up and will require reheating. Reheating instructions will be provided at the time of pick-up.
C-Level is offering a Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 delectable 3 course menu on November 24 from 1 pm – 7 pm. Priced at $74.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
Indulge in seasonal favorites such as Diestel Farms Free Range Turkey or Center Cut Filet Mignon. They will be accepting reservations for both indoor and patio dining.
Island Prime is offering a Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 delectable 3 course menu on November 24 from 1 pm – 7 pm. Priced at $74.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
Indulge in seasonal favorites such as Diestel Farms Free Range Turkey or Center Cut Filet Mignon. They will be accepting reservations for both indoor and patio dining.
Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego
Provisional Restaurant at Pendry San Diego is offering a TThanksgiving in San Diego 2022 three-course prix-fixe menu on November 24. Priced at $95 per person, children $30 (12 and under) (plus tax and service charge)|. Beverage Pairings $40.
Crown Bistro (Coronado) is offering Thanksgiving Dinner served in Classic Turkey Plate with all the yummy fixings on November 24.
SEA180 Coastal Tavern
SEA180 Coastal Tavern is offering Thanksgiving Dinner on November 24. Priced at $65.95 per person excludes Gratuity/Surcharge. Kids 3 course menu is available for $12.95.
Pamplemousse Grille (Solano Beach) is offering a Thanksgiving menu on November 24. Priced at $95 per person.
Covewood – Mission Bay Resort
Covewood – Mission Bay Resort is offering a Thanksgiving Feast Lunch and Dinner. Full Thanksgiving spread served family style. Priced at $75+ per adult and $25+ per kids.
Coasterra is offering a Thanksgiving buffet on November 24 from 1 pm – 7 pm.
Enjoy carving stations featuring Roasted Turkey, Al Pastor Pork Loin and Slow Roasted NY Strip. Indulge in all your favorite sides including Cornbread Stuffing, Rosemary Roasted Carrots, Candied Yams and more. Menu is priced at $79.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
Mediterranean Room – La Valencia Hotel
Mediterranean Room – La Valencia Hotel is offering a Thanksgiving 3 course prix-fixe menu on November 24. Priced at $95 per person.
Enjoy a coursed meal of holiday favorites prepared by Chef Fabian including free-range turkey, delectable desserts and more. Kids options available including turkey plate.
NINE-TEN is offering a Thanksgiving 3 course prix-fixe menu on November 24. The cost is $95 per adult or $140 with wine pairings with each course. Children 12 and under are $25.
Grant Grill is offering a Thanksgiving dinner menu on November 24. Priced at $135 per person or $160 per person with wine pairing excluded tax & gratuity.
Herb & Sea
Herb & Sea is offering a Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner menu on November 24. Priced at $87 for adults and $38 for children.
Vintana Wine & Dine
Vintana Wine & Dine (Escondido) is offering a Thanksgiving 3-course prix-fixe menu on November 24 from 11 am – 7 pm. Indulge in a Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib Au Poiuvre or Pecan Crusted Sea Bass. Menu is priced at $64.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.
Herb & Wood
Herb & Wood is offering a Thanksgiving feast on November 24. Priced at $92 per adult $38 per child (12 and under).
George’s at the Cove
George’s at the Cove is offering a Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu on November 24. Priced at $85 per person not including beverages, tax or gratuity.
3 Courses served family style: Fall salad, House made Parker house rolls, Roasted turkey breast, Sausage and chestnut-stuffed leg, Potato puree with turkey gravy, Cranberry sauce, Mushroom stuffing, Roasted brussels sprouts and Pecan pie.
Animae is offering a Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 dinner on November 24 from 3 pm – 7 pm. Priced at $130 per person.
Tidal is offering a Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 buffet on November 24 from 1 pm – 6 pm. Priced at $98 per person, $48 per child 5-12 years, and free for children under 5.
Enjoy a coastal setting and bayfront views on the terrace with your traditional feast favorites, like slow-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
BO-beau kitchen + garden
BO-beau kitchen + garden is offering a Thanksgiving 3-course menu on November 24 from 1 pm – 7 pm. Priced at $54.95 per person and $16.95 per child for kids 12 and under.
All tables will have a 2-hour dining time and if seated outdoors, there is no backup in the event of bad weather.
Choose from BO-beau favorites such as Bacon Wrapped Filet or try our traditional Turkey Dinner.
Giardino Neighborhood Cucina
Giardino Neighborhood Cucina (Lemon Grove) is offering a Thanksgiving 3-course dinner menu on November 24. Priced at $45 per person. The regular menu will not be available.
Pamplemousse Grille (Solana Beach) is offering a Thanksgiving feast from 2 pm – 8:30 pm on November 24. Priced at $95 per person. Taxes, fees, and service charges are not included.
Bob’s Steak & Chop Houaw – La Costa
Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa (Carlsbad) is offering a Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner menu on November 24.
The Grill (San Marcos) is offering a Thanksgiving buffet on November 24 from 12 noon – 4 pm. Priced at $70 per person and $25 for kids under 12.
Indulge in a decadent spread of festive options from classic turkey to spiced-up side dishes! Enjoy live music and crafts for the kids.
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving day, offering a traditional Thanksgiving menu complete with roasted turkey breast and all the classic side dishes you love. Plus, your favorite Italian specialties from our a la carte menu are available as well for a true Buca celebration. Reserve your table and dine in, or pre-order your Thanksgiving Feast To Go and enjoy at home for an easy and stress-free holiday.
Their Traditional Thanksgiving Feast menu is available for dine in or take out, as well as catering for larger groups, and includes the following:
- Sliced White Meat Turkey
- Homestyle Gravy
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Cranberry Sauce
- Fresh Bread & Butter
- Pumpkin Pie
They also offer a Thanksgiving Feast To Go available in two sizes, and perfect for leftovers, which everyone loves! SMALL feeds 3 people ($99) and LARGE feeds 6 people ($186). Make it an even bigger feast by adding your favorite classic Italian dishes including Baked Ziti, Chicken Carbonara and our World Famous Meatballs.
Pre-Orders Must Be Placed By 8am EST Tuesday November 22nd. COLD Pick up / Delivery: Monday 11/21 – Wednesday 11/23, 10am – 8pm. HOT Pick up / Delivery: Wednesday 11/23 – Thursday 11/24, 10am – 8pm.
Callie – San Diego
Callie – San Diego is offering a Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 feast on November 24 from 11:30 am – 6 pm. Priced at $90 per person and $40 per kid 10 and under.
Chef Travis and his team prepare a shareable feast with many of your traditional holiday favorites and Callie-influenced seasonal takes on the classics.
Cardellino is offering Thanksgiving to-go available for pick-up on November 23 from 11 am – 3 pm. Priced at $425 (serves 8).
Enjoy Chef Brad Wise’s most beloved holiday dishes. Everything you need is included in your box: turkey, sides, desserts; plus coffee and breakfast for the next morning. They’ve cooked everything aside from the bird, but there are foolproof instructions on how to roast it, along with a guide to reheat the dishes before serving.
Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters
Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters is offering Thanksgiving to-go available for pick-up on November 24 at noon. Priced at $115 per package.
Seasons 52 guests can enjoy a lighter take on Thanksgiving with a spread of freshly prepared classics using peak-season ingredients.
The menu includes Oven-Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Relish, Mashed Butternut Squash and a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence dessert, among other sides.
New to the Thanksgiving menu is the Pumpkin Spice Margarita, available at an additional charge only for the month of November.
The Seasons 52 Thanksgiving Green Box dinner allows guests to celebrate at home with turkey, all the in-restaurant fixings, salad and six Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence desserts.
Additional sides and desserts are available online. Boxes serve four to six people and are available for pickup on November 23. Pre-orders and reservations can be made at here.
Eddie V’s is hosting a luxe Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 celebration with options such as hand-carved Slow-Roasted Turkey with gravy, Brioche Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, hand-whipped Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie Tartlet. Against a backdrop of live music, guests can toast to the holiday with Veuve Clicquot champagne by-the-glass as well as eye-catching signature cocktails, such as the Smoked Old Fashioned, torched tableside on a wooden plank, or the color-changing Hope Diamond.
This Friendsgiving, “cheers” with a cold beer and adventurous menu against a backdrop of classic rock at Yard House. With over 100 craft and local beers on tap and menu options perfect for sharing—like the signature Poke Nachos, Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel and Onion Ring Tower—it will be an epic reunion.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is offering Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies available in a variety of flavors.
Their Heat n’ Serve options provide a complete homestyle Thanksgiving turkey meal for any size gathering, prepared in two hours or less. Starting at $14.99 per person, the Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Feast serves 8-10 and includes a full meal bundle of protein, sides, bread and dessert.
For others, the Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner makes the perfect meal for gatherings of 4-6, including the same favorites of the Heat n’ Serve Feast like oven-roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy, sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, cranberry relish, choice of side and sweet yeast rolls.
Available for pick up Nov. 19-26, while supplies last. Guests that pre-order now and schedule pick up on Nov. 21 or 22 receive a free Bonus Card.
Boston Market is offering a variety of Thanksgiving meal options from $11.99 per person, prices may vary by market, starting today at all restaurants nationwide. Guests will have a choice between the Hot & Ready-To-Serve meals, catering and a la carte offerings.
The Hot & Ready-To-Serve meals include everything needed to serve between six and 12 people and can be picked up at any Boston Market restaurant the week of Thanksgiving.
For those ready to feed a crowd, groups of 10 or more can cater a hot, buffet-style dinner or individually plated meals that can be delivered or picked up.
Thanksgiving day-of offerings include a Thanksgiving Day meal for $15.99, featuring a choice of roasted turkey breast or half rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable stuffing, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie. Restaurant hours may vary by location.
The Honey Baked Company
The Honey Baked Ham Company has the following Thanksgiving offerings:
- Honey Baked Ham® & Turkey Feast includes either an eight- or nine-pound Bone-In Half Ham with a Turkey Breast and four Heat & Serve Sides like Maple Sweet Potato Souffle, Double Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole or Tuscan Broccoli – sure to please all ages!
- Turkey Dinner comes with a Turkey Breast and a choice of three Heat & Serve Sides.
- Quarter Ham Meal has a Quarter Bone-In Ham and three Heat & Serve Sides.
- Honey Baked™ Boneless Ham & Turkey Feast includes a Half Boneless Ham, Turkey Breast and four Heat & Serve Sides.
- Desserts options include: Red Velvet Cake, Southern Pecan Pie and Triple Chocolate Cake.
Whole Foods is offering holiday appetizers; holiday meals; a la carte entrees; holiday sides, soups & sauces; and more. They typically offer Classic Turkey Feasts; Surf and Turf Meals; Prime Rib Meals; Beef Wellington Meals; Braised Lamb Shank Meals; Atlantic Salmon en Croûte Meals; Vegan Meals and more. Check your local store for pricing and offerings.
DIY Thanksgiving in San Diego 2022 Meal Ideas
Black Mountain Farm
On the lookout for more than a feedlot turkey this holiday? How about one bursting with flavor, which you can be assured is healthy, and was raised humanely right here in San Diego.
Black Mountain Farm is a a small farm located in Ramona, and they’d love for their turkey to be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal.
Their birds are a variety of Heritage Turkey called a Standard Bronze and these are not your grocery store birds. They are the birds your grandmother (or great-grandmother) raised; living outside and eating greens, grain and bugs.
They breed naturally and are therefore built differently, with smaller breasts, longer legs, and larger thighs. Their customers think the flavor is outstanding and many come back year after year. The
turkeys will be fully dressed and ready for your kitchen.
They will also include a cooking guide for making a brine, baking times and temperatures,
and a guide for cooking all the leftovers into a delicious soup!
Email [email protected] for more info or visit their Facebook page @ramonasmallfarm to learn more.
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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. They offer Turkeys, Hams, & Roasts.
Some of the packages they offer include:
- Custom Thanksgiving Feast for 4
- Build Your Own Thanksgiving for 6
- Build Your Own Thanksgiving for 8
- Thanksgiving Turkey Feast
- Homestyle Ham & Turkey Dinner
- Cozy Traditional Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving Ham Feast
- Whole Basted Turkey
- Smoked Whole Turkey
- Turkey Roulade
- Spiral Sliced Ham
Their Deluxe Thanksgiving Dinner ($299.95) includes the following:
- 12-14 lb. Willie Bird Pre-Brined, Seasoned Whole Organic Turkey
- Truffle Mashed Potatoes
- Corn Pudding
- Mushroom Risotto
- Jalapeno Cheese-Bread Stuffing
- Creamy Asparagus and Gruyere Custard
- Brussels Sprouts Pancetta Gratin
Simply cook the turkey as usual then pop the side dishes in the oven for a straightforward route to a fabulous feast.
Harry & David
Harry & David has a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast ($249.99) which can be shipped to you:
The menu includes:
- Ready-to-heat oven-roasted turkey (10 lb)
- Apple sausage stuffing (1 lb 14 oz)
- Black Truffle and Almond Green Beans (1 lb)
- 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)
Home Chef, the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence, is debuting a slew of holiday eats for home cooks looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories.
From Thanksgiving through the year’s end, Home Chef serves up seasonal dishes everyone will enjoy in both meal kit and heat-and-eat formats – proving holiday eating can be tasty and easy.
During the week of Thanksgiving, order tasty fall recipes including:
- Main Course: Turkey Breast Roast ($49.50, serves 6)
- Sides ($15.98 each; serves 6): White Cheddar and Sage Biscuits, NEW Sweet Potato Casserole, NEW Grown Up Green Bean Casserole, Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Bacon, Cheddar, & Green Onion , and Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Onion & Maple Glaze
- Desserts (serving sizes vary): NEW Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet ($7.98) and Apple Crisp Cake ($5.98)
Home Chef’s Thanksgiving meal kits will be available to order online at homechef.com starting October 14, and orders must be placed by noon CT on November 18.
Beloved season’s eatings from Home Chef are also available at Kroger Family stores nationwide to order ahead, pick up, heat and have on the table in no time.
Home Chef offers in-store holiday bundles that serve four to eight people – main courses, sides and desserts included.
These bountiful bundles make the menu for you, and they’re easy on the wallet too, with options for a variety of gathering sizes and budgets.
The delectable dishes in stores* from Thanksgiving to holiday season’s end include:
- Main Courses: Home Chef Boneless Turkey, Home Chef Boneless Ham, Butterball Bone-In Turkey, Butterball Smoked Bone-In Turkey, Home Chef Bone-In Ham, and Prime Rib
- Sides: Creamed Spinach & Cheese, Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing, Creamy Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli Rice Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Souffle, Cornbread Dressing, Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and King’s Hawaiian Rolls
- Desserts: Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Pie
Orders for in-store Heat and Eat Home Chef holiday dishes and bundles can be placed online here, over the phone, or in person at select Kroger Family stores across the country, starting with Thanksgiving orders on November 2.
Thanksgiving orders must be placed by November 22, and final holiday orders must be placed by December 22.
Check out these Thanksgiving quotes and messages to demonstrate your gratitude for your loved ones this holiday season.