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Thanksgiving Victoria and Vancouver Island 2020

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to eat, drink and be thankful. Looking for ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year? Here is a list of restaurants and businesses in Victoria and elsewhere on Vancouver Island that have special Thanksgiving offerings this year.

Of course, any support to local businesses in Victoria and on Vancouver Island is appreciated in these times. Thanksgiving celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern.

Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Thanksgiving celebration.

This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media for any suggestions.

Thanksgiving Victoria & rest of Vancouver Island 2020

Dine – In Options

The Courtney Room (Victoria)

The Courtney Room is offering a 3-course dinner on Oct 11 & 12 priced at $85 per person. Call at 250-940-4090 to book your table or online thecourtneyroom.com/reservations.

The Courtney Room (Victoria)

Hotel Grand Pacific: The Pacific Restaurant (Victoria)

Hotel Grand Pacific’s The Pacific Restaurant is offering 3-course plated Thanksgiving dinner on Oct 11 & 12 from 4 pm – 9 pm. $62 per adult, $31 per child plus tax and gratuity.

Fire + Water Restaurant: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour (Victoria)

Fire + Water Restaurant at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is offering a Thanksgiving dinner take-out priced at $32 per person on Oct 11 & 12. It includes:

  • Brined + slow roasted turkey breast
  • Herb butter + brown sugar glazed turkey breast
  • Savory stuffing, root vegetable ragout, yukon gold mashed potatoes, thyme infused gravy + housemade orange cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin cheesecake, Saffron creme anglaise with fresh berries – add on $12 per person.

Blue Crab Seafood House – Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA (Victoria)

Blue Crab Seafood House is offering a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner from Oct 9 – 11 for $49.95 per person.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel (Victoria)

Oak Bay Beach Hotel is offering a ticketed 4-course dinner, each course paired with a local, British Columbia wine chosen and presented by Chef Graham.

Tickets: $149 per person, + tax.
October 11, 2020
Doors open: 6:45 PM
Dinner Begins: 7:00 PM

Foie Gras terrine with black truffle
Cherry preserve and brioche breadcrumbs
Kir Royale
{Rathjen Cellars Crème de Casis & Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Brut 2016, Okanagan Valley, BC

Sweet potato gnocchi
Brown butter, broccolini, garlic and sage
{Winemaker’s CUT, Sauvignon Blanc 2019}

Free Range Turkey
Slow roasted breast rolled with sage and black truffle
Pommes mousseline and crispy skin, confit and sage stuffing, cranberry and apple relish
{40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2018, Comox Valley, BC}

Warm pumpkin pie
Vanilla ice cream
{The Lookout Riesling 2019, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, Okanagan Valley, BC}

The Lakes Restaurant (Victoria)

The Lakes Restaurant is offering a 3-course dinner for $24.99 on Oct 11 & 12.

The Lakes Restaurant

1550’s Pub Style Restaurant (Victoria)

1550’s Pub Style Restaurant is offering a homemade, Traditional Turkey Dinner for Oct 11. Available for Dine-In, Take-Out, and Delivery, after 4 pm.

1550's Pub Style Restaurant (Victoria)

My Chosen Cafe

My Chosen Cafe is offering Thanksgiving Dinner Oct 10 & 11 after 4 pm. First come first serve.

My Chosen Cafe Victoria

JBI Restaurant & Cafe (Victoria)

JBI Restaurant is offering Thanksgiving lunch feature ($15.95) and a 3-course dinner (4:30 pm – 9 pm) on Oct 11 & 12.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGC7iTpjnwy/

Six Mile Pub (Victoria)

Six Mile Pub offering a Thanksgiving Dinner Oct 9 – 11 after 4 pm. Dine-in or takeout.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey (Gluten Free)
Potato Casserole * Fresh Green Beans * Brussel Sprouts * Turkey Gravy * Cranberry And Beetroot Sauce. Pumpkin Pie.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGEOwrFDZ7e/

Beach Club Resort (Parksville) – see reviews

Nautical Nellies (Victoria)

Nautical Nellies is offering Thanksgiving dinner Oct 10 – 12 featuring classic oven roasted turkey dinner with traditional pumpkin pie.

Saveur Restaurant (Victoria)

Saveur Restaurant has a Thanksgiving Dinner to Go ($38 per person, minimum order of 2). Pre-order by Oct 9.

Saveur Restaurant (Victoria)

Brentwood Bay Resort (Brentwood Bay)

Brentwood Bay Resort‘s The Arbutus Room is offering a 3-course dinner (Buttermilk Cornbread Biscuits; Sunchoke and Apple Soup or Harvest Salad; Turkey Roulade & Sides; Apple Crisp Cheesecake or Classic Pumpkin Pie). Priced at $60 per person.

Tigh-Na-Mara Resort (Parksville)

Tigh-Na-Mara Resort is offering a 4-course dinner on October 11 & 12. The dinner features Butternut & Pumpkin Soup; Pear & Pecan Salad; Roast Turkey Breast or Braised Beef Short Ribs or Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon; New York Cheesecake or Sticky Pudding or Flourless Chocolate Torte.

Kingfisher Spa (Courtenay)

Kingfisher Spa is offering a 3-course dinner menu on October 11 & 12 priced at $70 per person. The dinner features Apple & Local Squash Soup or Sous Vide Celery & Pear Salad; Cornish Game Hen Two ways or Smoked Pork Rack; and Carrot Cake or Sticky Toffee Pudding.

They also have a Thanksgiving Brunch A La Carte Features on October 10 & 12. The features are Mushrooms & Toast ($19) and Buttermilk Fried Turkey & Waffles ($18).

Long Beach Resort (Tofino)

Long Beach Resort is offering a 3-course dinner or a la carte available on October 10 & 11 from 5 pm – 9 pm. The dinner features Roasted Squash Soup or Beet Salad; Turkey Two Ways; and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

White Spot (Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Saanich, Victoria)

White Spot is offering a Traditional Turkey Dinner ($19.99) which includes Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce & turkey gravy. Enjoy for dine-in, takeout & delivery.

White Spot is also offering a Heat & Serve Traditional Turkey Dinner For Two ($39.99) from Oct 3 – 12 which includes all the same fixing plus one free Pumpkin Pie). Available for takeout and delivery.

Earls Victoria (Victoria)

Earls is offering Thanksgiving Dinner options are available for dine-in, pickup (with 10% off!) and/or delivery through SkipTheDishes between October 10th-12th from 4pm-10pm while quantities last.

For dine-in, they have individiual turkey dinners featuring oven roasted turkey breast, homemade stuffing, braised Brussels sprouts and buttery mashed potatoes.

Moxies (Campbell River, Victoria)

Moxies is offering a 3-course Thanksgiving meal for dine-in on Sunday 11. This includes Roasted Turkey Leg, Breast & special thanksgiving stuffing; Caesar Salad; Seasonal Vegetables; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Cranberry Sauce; Garlic Baguette and White Chocolate Brownie. Check to see your nearest location is participating.

Turkey to Go

Fairmont Empress (Victoria)

For a completely cooked and “hot and ready to serve” option, Fairmont Empress is preparing Ready-to-Serve Turkey Dinners for $399. There is also a Ready-to-Roast option for $374, with the turkey trussed and ready to put into the oven. Both options serve 10 adults and come with all the traditional fixings, as well as a number of optional add-ons available.

Fairmont Empress (Victoria)

Tigh-Na-Mara Resort (Parksville)

Tigh-Na-Mara is offering a few turkey-to-go options:

18-20 lb turkey: whole or sliced

  • Whole Turkey (up to 20 people) – $325 plus applicable taxes
  • 1/2 Turkey (up to 10 people) – $175 plus applicable taxes
  • 3-course For One – Includes appetizer & dessert. $40 plus applicable taxes

Orders must be placed by October 10, 2020. To order: call 250-248-2333. Pickup Times: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m on October 11 & 12. Pick up at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge Entrance.

White Spot (Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Saanich, Victoria)

White Spot is offering a Traditional Turkey Dinner ($19.99) which includes Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce & turkey gravy. Enjoy for dine-in, takeout & delivery.

White Spot is also offering a Heat & Serve Traditional Turkey Dinner For Two ($39.99) from Oct 3 – 12 which includes all the same fixing plus one free Pumpkin Pie. Available for takeout and delivery.

Earls Victoria (Victoria)

Earls has Thanksgiving Family Style dinners for four ($95) are either for pickup or delivery.

They are also offering a pre-ordered ready-to-heat dinner with options for up to 8 people. Pre-orders are accepted until October 9th while quantities last, which can be picked up between October 10th and 12th. Pricing varies by dinner size

Moxies (Campbell River, Victoria)

Moxies is offering a 3-course Thanksgiving meal to go on Sunday 11. This includes Roasted Turkey Leg, Breast & special thanksgiving stuffing; Caesar Salad; Seasonal Vegetables; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Cranberry Sauce; Garlic Baguette and White Chocolate Brownie. Check to see your nearest location is participating. Preorder by Oct 9.

Whole Foods (Victoria)

Whole Foods is offering Festive Feasts, Classic Roast Turkey Breast Dinners, Whole Turkey, Sides, Desserts and more. Please check your local Whole Foods to see what is offered as offerings may vary by location.

Fire + Water Restaurant: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour (Victoria)

Fire + Water Restaurant at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is offering a Thanksgiving dinner take-out priced at $32 per person on Oct 11 & 12. It includes:

  • Brined + slow roasted turkey breast
  • Herb butter + brown sugar glazed turkey breast
  • Savory stuffing, root vegetable ragout, yukon gold mashed potatoes, thyme infused gravy + housemade orange cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin cheesecake, Saffron creme anglaise with fresh berries – add on $12 per person.

Call 250-480-3828 to order pick up from our restaurant.

Jones Bar B Que (Victoria)

Jones Bar B Que is offering a full Thanksgiving Day Dinner hot and ready for you to pick up.

Smoked Turkey Breast
Scalloped Potatoes
Fried Brussels Sprouts and Thick Cut Bacon
Stuffing
Corn Bread Muffins
Turkey Gravy
House Cranberry Sauce
Apple Pie a la mode

$35 per person/minimum orders of two people

Offered on Sunday, October 11 only. Pick up only. Pick ups between 2pm and 5pm. Order cut off date Friday, October 9 at 8pm. All items are gluten free minus the pie. Pudding can be substituted for pie for GF offering.

House of Boateng (Langford)

House of Boateng is offering a Take and Bake for pickup on Oct 11 from 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Green Bean Salad: Baby Kale, Pickled Red Onions, Crispy Prosciutto, Mustard Dressing
  • Confit Potatoes in Duck Fat: Crumbled Blue Cheese & Poached Pears
  • Autumn VegetablesSelection of local vegetable with Olive Oil & Fine Herbs
  • Stonebridge Farm Free Range Turkey
  • Slow Roasted Breast & Wild Mushroom Ballotine
  • Foraged Huckleberry & Cranberry Chutney, Stuffing & Smoked Onion Gravy
  • Eagle Paw Organic Apple Crumble
    Salted Caramel

$64 serves 2ppl
$120 serves 4ppl
$170 serves 6ppl

Denny’s (Victoria)

Denny’s is offering a Traditional Turkey Dinner For Four ($59.99). The package can also include a Whole Pumpkin or Pecan Pie ($74.99). The packages are takeout only. Available until October 12.

Six Mile Pub (Victoria)

Six Mile Pub offering a Thanksgiving Dinner Oct 9 – 11 after 4 pm. Dine-in or takeout.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey (Gluten Free)
Potato Casserole * Fresh Green Beans * Brussel Sprouts * Turkey Gravy * Cranberry And Beetroot Sauce. Pumpkin Pie.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGEOwrFDZ7e/

Quality Foods

You Chef You has created Roast Turkey Dinners which are being sold at Quality Foods.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGDjQc3DYJp/

Desserts and Treats

Deer & Dough (Victoria)

DIY Thanksgiving Ideas

Toque Catering (Victoria)

Toque Catering is offering a la carte menu options including canapés, fall salads, sides and perfectly cooked Vancouver Island raised turkey. ⁠ They also have a Three Course Dinner Menu available.

Victoria Public Market (Victoria)

Head to the Victoria Public Market for fresh produce, gourmet goods and more.

Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop (Victoria)

Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop is roasting up whole local all natural turkeys, porchetta, roast beef & rotisserie chickens + the fixings for pickup on Thanksgiving weekend.

Ottavio Italian Bakery & Deli (Victoria)

Ottavio offers stuffing breads, speciality breads, pastries, cookies, gift baskets, catering, meats and more.

Farm Chef You (Victoria)

Farm Chef You delivers produce to your door and they have a special Thanksgiving Bag.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF5yd8kjnwp/

M&M Food Market

M&M Food Market has various prepared and frozen foods.

Red Barn Markets

Red Barn Markets is offering Free Run/Free Range Turkeys and Red Barn Smokehouse Smoked Bone-In Hams. Check their website for more details.

Alternative Ideas

Finest At Sea Victoria (Victoria)

Finest at Sea Victoria is offering a DIY Crab Smash for the weekend. You get all the seafood, trimmings, tools and instructions you need. $65 gets you dinner for 2. Pick it up at the shop or have it delivered.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGDnp9_D40g/

The Lami Kitchen (Victoria)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGBBO4TFt9C/

Desserts & Treats

Origin Bakery (Victoria)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGAwL5SDwQV/

Hotels in Victoria which have a kitchenette

Food Delivery on Thanksgiving Day in Victoria

There are a few food delivery app and services in Victoria that you can order from.

Donate

Food banks are in great need of donations during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.

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