Why not escape kitchen duty this year and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving feast with family and friends—surrounded by the tropical beauty of Mission Bay—in celebration of America’s favorite holiday? Whether you're traveling to San Diego, in search of your very own staycation, or just want a great meal without any of the work, check out these Thanksgiving dining options as a few of the nicest hotels in San Diego.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is offering a 3 course price fixed menu in celebration of the holiday, while both the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa are offering their popular annual Thanksgiving Buffet. All the details are conveniently copied below for you, because we love you and want to make your life easier :))
Thanksgiving Dinner at A.R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines:
Acclaimed Chef Jeff Jackson will be preparing a seasonal three-course prix-fixe menu for this year's Thanksgiving celebration at A.R. Valentien with highlights including: Tuna Carpaccio, Horseradish, Crème fraîche, Crispy Capers and Parsley; Cider Glazed Pork Belly with Ira's Cabbage-Apple Kraut; Roasted Turkey with Traditional "Fixins," Cornbread Pecan Stuffing, Cranberry Orange Relish and Giblet Gravy; Guerrero Negro Scallops, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Double Smoked Bacon, Sunchoke Puree; Pumpkin Pie with Whopped Cream and Pumpkin Seed Brittle; and Maple Crème Caramel with Pomegranate, Maple Leaf Tuile, just to name a few! Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 12pm-9pm on November 22nd.
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa “Celebrating the Harvest” Thanksgiving Buffet:
Guests at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa will not only enjoy a variety of succulent dishes in honor of the holiday, they will also be treated to majestic views of Mission Bay to enhance the overall dining experience.
After being welcomed with iced tea or champagne, guests can sample a wide variety of culinary items that include salads, seafood, carved meats, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Some of the outstanding menu selections include: Spinach Quiche, Toasted Cous Cous Salad, Bay Shrimp Salad, Cold Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce, Crab Salad, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Mustard Crusted Roast Pork, Seafood Crepes with Champagne Cream, Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms, Braised Beef with White Beans and Tomatoes, Slow Roast Cauliflower and Broccoli, and the popular Decadent Holiday Dessert Buffet featuring all the seasonal favorites.
The children’s menu offers a wide variety of kids’ favorite selections. Cost is $42.95 adults & $20.95 for children 5-12 (children under 5 eat free). This buffet will feature piano entertainment to add to the holiday ambiance, and afterward enjoy a complimentary Mission Bay cruise on the historic sternwheelers William D. Evans and Bahia Belle as part of the paid buffet.
For all Thanksgiving buffet reservations, please call 858-539-8666.
The Thanksgiving buffet will take place between 12:30pm – 4pm , and guests will be seated every 30 minutes, beginning at 12:30pm, with the final seating at 3:30pm.
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Bahia:
For a delicious in-house dining experience for the whole family, gather around the Bahia Resort's table this Thanksgiving! The Dinner Buffet will be hosted in the beautiful Mission Bay Ballroom with spectacular views overlooking Mission Bay with live piano entertainment and complimentary William D. Evans and Bahia Belle cruises with paid lunch buffet.
Highlights include: Roast Turkey with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, Roast Sirloin of Beef with au jus and horseradish cream, Herb crusted Salmon with a mustard tarragon sauce, Maple glazed ham with a golden raisin-pineapple sauce, Steamed Mussels and Clams with linguica, tomatoes, and Vidalia onions, all in a fennel cream. Adults: $39.95 Children: (5-11) $19.95. Children under 5 eat free. Like Catamaran, this buffet will feature piano entertainment to add to the holiday ambiance, and afterward enjoy a complimentary Mission Bay cruise on the historic sternwheelers William D. Evans and Bahia Belle as part of the paid buffet.
For all Thanksgiving buffet reservations, please call 858-488-0551.
Bahia's Thanksgiving dinner buffet will only be offered on Thursday, November 22nd, between 12:30pm – 4:00pm, and guests will be seated every 30 minutes, beginning at 12:30pm, with the final seating at 3:30pm.
Whatever you do for Turkey Day, make it a positive experience, be happy, and be thankful for all you have. Cheers!!