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San Diego Thanksgiving Specials

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Turkey Day is quickly approaching and there is no better time of the year to spend time with family and friends, feasting and kicking off the holiday season. If you call San Diego home or will be hosting your loved ones in America’s Finest City this year, we’ve got some delicious Thanksgiving dinner plans you’ll want to check out. From catering options to make your day hassle free, to dinners that can be followed by a visit to the beach, here are some top Thanksgiving happenings around San Diego.

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

A prominent feature of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Osetra Seafood & Steaks promises an upscale, exclusive dining experience like no other for your Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Whether you’re dreaming of tasty favorites or fine and flavorful dishes, Osetra’s Thanksgiving Dinner menu is the perfect fit for your festivities. Enjoy a full three-course pre-fixe menu with a selection including butternut squash bruschetta, hand-carved turkey breast, New York steak, handmade pumpkin ravioli, traditional pumpkin pie and more. Top it off with a $5 Pumpkin Spice Martini to cheers to family, friends and gratitude!

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Price: $49 per guest

Address: 904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

Route 29

Inspired by the fine fare and ambiance of Napa Valley, Route 29’s farm fresh food and iconic wine country vibes make for a relaxed yet elevated setting for your family Thanksgiving celebration. Featuring wood, iron and copper décor, an open kitchen design and artfully-prepared cuisine, Route 29’s Thanksgiving Dinner menu offers something for everyone this year. Sink your fork into a full three-course pre-fixe menu including roasted butternut squash soup, short ribs, hand-carved turkey with stuffing, rosemary organic chicken, warm apple pie and more for both discerning adults and picky children.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Price: $45 per adult | $25 per child

Address:  644 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

Lazy Hippo

Start your sweets consumption early with the most important meal of the day! Wake up with a Thanksgiving treat to begin your day of festive feasting at this charmingly whimsical downtown breakfast cafe. With the purchase of any breakfast item of your choice from Breakfast Enchiladas to Chicken & Waffles and more, receive a free indulgent Cinnamon Roll Pancake with your order!

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Price: Free

Address: 416 Third Avenue, San Diego

Woodstock’s Pizza

Fuel up for your Black Friday shopping with a fan favorite post-Thanksgiving feast. After slaving away in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, take the hassle out of Black Friday with an online order at Woodstock’s Pizza! Featuring flavorful pies, fresh ingredients and daily-made, hand-tossed dough, Woodstock’s top pizzas from the Kickin’ Carnitas to the All ‘Choked Up will be 10% off online orders on Black Friday. The fun doesn’t stop there – get in the spirit of Cyber Monday on the 26th with 25% off online orders to feed your shopping frenzy!

Date: Friday, November 23rd & Monday, November 26th

Price: à la carte

Address: 6145 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego
1221 Garnet Avenue, San Diego

Farmer’s Table

With locations in both La Mesa and Bay Park, Farmer’s Table will offer a special three-course Thanksgiving menu from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., featuring seasonally inspired dishes and Turkey Day favorites, including Pumpkin Soup, infused with autumnal flavor notes, followed by hearty classics such as their Roasted Turkey Plate, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, corn and cranberry sauce, and an offering of sweet indulgences like Pecan Pie topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. Pricing is $42 for adults and $20 for children, plus the option to add a wine pairing for only $15 more.

Farmer’s Bottega

Head Mission Hills for a three-course farm-to-fork Thanksgiving dinner at Farmer’s Bottega, hosted from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and priced at $50 per person. The robust menu will feature a selection of the restaurant’s specialty dishes intermingled with Turkey Day classics, including items such as Burnt Carrots, prepared with local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta, all tossed in citrus thyme vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Ravioli, topped with brown butter sage and fresh parmesan, and Julian Apple Pie served with vanilla ice cream. Wine-o’s can enjoy a wine pairing for only $15 more. Bring the kids along for a $15 three-course kids menu.

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Foodies and beer aficionados alike can head to Pacific Beach AleHouse for a prix-fixe menu curated to include everyone’s favorite Turkey Day classics priced at $28.95 for adults and $15.95 for children. Treat yourself to a festive three-course meal, including Roasted Butternut BisqueDeep-Fried Turkey BreastPineapple & Clove Glazed HamSmoked & Fried Turkey Leg, and the option to order their Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner, plated with “Impossible” meatloaf topped with mushroom gravy, Earth Butter whipped potatoes and balsamic glazed brussels sprouts. Top it all off with either Classic Pumpkin Pie or Dark Chocolate Pecan Cobbler. Kids can also enjoy their own three-course meal on this special occasion. Be sure to make your reservation before they’re all gone!

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

Head to the bustling Gaslamp District for Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp’s three-course Thanksgiving Day feast priced at $28.95, paired with the location’s lively atmosphere and gameday spirit. Be sure to get there early to watch the Cowboys vs. Redskins game starting at 1:30 p.m. Make your reservation today!

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas

Kick off Thanksgiving Day with tasty morning fare at Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas, and enjoy their special Fried Turkey Benedict honed for the occasion, only available from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., followed by the location’s very own Turkey Dinner, which will include your choice of Honey-Baked Turkey Breast served with cream cheese mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables and sausage country gravy, orGrilled Country Ham, prepared with brown sugar pineapple glaze, and plated with slow-cooked collard greens and rosemary roasted sweet potatoes. Be sure to save room for a slice of Pumpkin Pecan Cake!

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Grab the family and join  in Pacific Beach from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. for an expansive buffet, priced at $24.95 for adults and $13.95 for children. Delight in time-tested classics as well as traditional dishes with a twist, including Garlic & Herb Roasted Turkey BreastSmoked Turkey LegsChipotle-Pineapple Glazed HamBrown Sugar Glazed Sweet PotatoJalapeño Cornbread Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie, among other delectable specialties crafted for the occasion.

Bub’s @ the Beach

Gorge on all of your Turkey Day favorites at Bub’s @ the Beach this Thanksgiving, and enjoy their Turkey Dinner Plate, priced at $12 and touting a hearty serving of turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberries and a dinner roll, plus Fuego’s famous stuffing waffle. Be sure to wash it all down with their November SoCo Mule of the Month, priced at $7 and crafted from Southern Comfort Whiskey, fresh lime, bitters and Red Bull Organics Ginger Ale, garnished with a gummy gator.

 Breakfast Republic

Get your seasonal fix at Breakfast Republic all throughout the month of November with their Ginger Spice Latte, brimming with rich flavor notes of gingerbread and cinnamon, a double shot of espresso and milk, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, along with their Turkey Butternut Hash, made with roasted butternut squash, turkey, spinach, warm bechamel sauce, candied pepitas and three poached eggs.

Fig Tree Café

Gorge on Fig Tree Café’s seasonal specials only available in November, including their Thanksgiving Pie Mimosa Flight, touting BlueberryStrawberry-RhubarbApple and Cherry tasters, in addition to their Triple Pecan French Toast, comprised of pecan cream stuffed French toast topped with butter pecan ice cream and warm pecan caramel.

Park 101

Carlsbad’s Park 101 wants to help make your Thanksgiving gathering as easy, enjoyable and delicious as possible, which is why the family-friendly establishment is offering turkey day catering. They’re already taking orders, so call (760)-434-2217 or email catering@park101carlsbad.com and let Park do all the cooking. There are options for small families (5-7 people) and large families (8-10), both with turkey, salad, your choice of sides, green beans, rolls and more. Park 101 will also take a la carte orders, so you can add more of that Smoked Cheddar Mac N Cheese that everyone will love. A la carte also includes apple or pumpkin pie – yum!

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: Market is open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., bar and a limited menu from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Price: Varies

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Miss B’s Coconut Club, a Mission Beach Caribbean-influenced eatery and bar, will be open throughout the day serving brunch from 9 a.m. – to 2 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served the hour prior to their festive Thanksgiving dinner is served. From 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., guests can enjoy smoked turkey, smoked garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, maple-honey glazed smoked yams, apple-sausage persimmon stuffing, southern style green beans with bacon and garlic parmesan broccoli, for just $18.95. You can also sip island-inspired cocktails and punch bowls! Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for brunch, 3 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for dinner.

Price: Brunch prices vary, $18.95 for dinner

Address: 3704 Mission Boulevard, San Diego CA 92109

barleymash

This Gaslamp District spot for delicious bites will be hosting a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, and strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time. First course is your choice of butternut squash, house salad or Caesar salad. The main course consists of Andouille Stuffed Turkey Roulade, with garlic mashed potatoes, brown ale biscuit stuffing, Brussels sprout casserole and roasted baby carrots. For the third course, chose between Spiced Apple & Raisin Bread Pudding and Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie, topped with vanilla Chantilly cream. Reservations can be made by calling or emailLizzie@barleymashsd.com for more information.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $45 per person

Address: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

Cass Street

This laid-back Pacific Beach bar is the perfect place to reminisce of old times with friends after you wrap up Thanksgiving dinner with the family. A local favorite founded over 34 years ago, Cass Street has 24 beers on tap including local Ballast Point Sculpin and Elysian Brewing Company Space Dust. If you need a little post-turkey snack, order the Pan-Fried Potatoes with cheese, after all – calories don’t count on Thanksgiving.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Price: Varies

Address: 4612 Cass Street, San Diego CA 92109

The Duck Dive

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach with The Duck Dive’s $15 Traditional Turkey Dinner with pumpkin pie, which will be served all day long (until supplies run out). From November 1st – Thanksgiving, PB’s premier beach lounge and eatery will also be holding a canned food drive, with all donations being sent to the Jacob Cushman San Diego Food Bank. In exchange for bringing in a canned food donation, you will get a Jameson Irish Coffee, a combination of Jameson Whiskey, hot coffee and fresh cream float, sprinkled with ground nutmeg.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Price: Varies

Hidden Fish

If you’re looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in an alternative way, book your reservations and experience an omakase-only sushi dinner. Chef Kappa and the sushi crew at Hidden Fish will be pouring sake and creating unforgettable dishes in an intimate setting.

Date: Thursday, November 22nd

Time: 5 p.m. – close

Price: Varies

JSix Friendsgiving

Escape your in-laws and bring your besties for an ultimate Friendsgiving at JSix! The restaurant serves up a three course family-style menu including turkey, bacon and apple stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal favorite pumpkin spiced lattes, desserts and more desserts and pumpkin lobster bisque. Even more, the restaurant ups the ante by offering a portion of the proceeds to No Kid Hungry. Now, what better way to give thanks than this? Reservations highly encouraged.

Price: $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Location: East Village

Date: November 22, 3pm-8pm

Address: 616 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

Locale Kitchen & Lounge at Viejas Resort & Casino 

Locale Kitchen & Lounge, recipient of the prestigious 2018 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award, offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast with some fun twists. Classic menu items such as turkey and mashed potatoes are on the menu along with spiced cranberry sauce, blue corn muffins and Mom’s deviled eggs. Bonus, if you’re hanging around the resort for the weekend, Locale is also offering a ‘Day after Thanksgiving Sandwich’ Friday-Sunday.

Price: $25

Location: Viejas Casino & Resort

Date: November 22, 1-9pm

Address: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901

OB Surf Lodge

For those looking for an alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving or need a warm-up before the main event look no farther than the OB Surf Lodge brunch. Sink your teeth in to some savory foodie favorites like sweet potato hash, brie stuffed French toast, crab cake benny, and fried chicken biscuit. For those wanting to feast in the comfort of home surrounded by friends and family the restaurant has made its full brunch menu available for easy take out.

Price: A la carte

Location: OB Surf Lodge

Date: November 22  9am-3pm

Address: 5083 Santa Monica Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107

 

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