In San Diego, we have the privilege of year-round beautiful weather and miles and miles of picturesque coastline, so what's not to be thankful for?!? Celebrate Thanksgiving this year by leaving it to the professionals and enjoy an authentic holiday meal with a seaside view. This November 24, treat yourself to a stress free holiday and let one of these 10 San Diego restaurants feed you a delicious dinner on the water.
As we've said before, we are suckers for a meal with a view and could not be more thankful to have the luxury of living in a city where there are so many options for such an enjoyment. This year, we are ditching the dinner prep and dining out at one of these ten waterfront restaurants.
Tom Ham's Lighthouse (Harbor Island) - The beautiful lighthouse restaurant is doing a riff on their famous Sunday brunch with a Thanksgiving twist. In addition to their grand seafood raw bar with lobster & Jonha crab claws, there will also be a carving station with free range turkey and slow roasted beef brisket, as well as all the sides, entrees and desserts one would want, not to mention an incredible view of the San Diego Bay and downtown skyline. The buffet is priced at $44 for adults, $18 for kids 6-12 and free for children under 5. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 619.291.9110.
JRDN at Tower23 Hotel (Pacific Beach) - Enjoy Thanksgiving in true San Diego style - at the beach! JRDN at Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach is serving up a three-course menu for $55 per person from 3-8pm. Guests will be able to choose from six different appetizers including a raw bar platter with two shrimp, three oysters and king crab legs. Entrée choices include stuffed turkey breast, thick cut herb roasted prime rib, pan roasted salmon and a half roasted chicken. Fall dessert classics such as apple pie and pumpkin pie served with chantilly cream will seal the deal on this Thanksgiving feast. Make reservations by calling 858.270.5736.
The Marine Room (La Jolla Shores) - Experience a Thanksgiving dinner as close to the Pacific Ocean as you can get at the 75 year old Marine Room. Heck, there may even be waves bouncing off the windows! From noon to 7pm, savor an á la carte menu from acclaimed chefs Ron Oliver & Bernard Guillas featuring macadamia crusted blue crab cake and Julian harvest apple cider brined turkey breast. End with desserts like the delicious five spice pumpkin torte or the heirloom apple rhubarb berry cobbler. Get your reservation by calling 866.644.2351.
Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa (Mission Bay) - Gather at Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, right on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay for a coastal dining experience this Thanksgiving. Chef Danilo Tangalin welcomes you to taste a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner with optional wine pairings. Seasonal savory menu highlights include apple and walnut salad, butternut squash soup, brown sugar brined free range turkey, maple leaf duck breast, apple cider-coriander glazed pork cheeks, and more followed by delectable desserts such as pumpkin mousse. Vegetarian options are also available. Reservations are recommended and available from 2pm to 8pm. This dinner costs $65 per adult with the option to add wine pairings for $25, and $32 for kids. For reservations, call 858.490.6363.
Coronado Island Marriott (Coronado) - Enjoy two holiday dining menus at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa crafted by Executive Chef Michael Poompan. On Thanksgiving Day from 11am until 3pm, the resort will feature a seaside inspired holiday buffet that is quintessentially San Diego. Menu highlights will include a turkey and prime rib carving station with traditional sides such as mashed potatoes, chorizo stuffing, and creamed kale. Additionally, the menu features an impressive selection of local seafood including poached white Mexican prawns, Baja style ceviche, cedar roasted salmon, and Baja grouper. The Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $75 for adults and $30 for kids. For dining reservations, call 619. 522.3150.
Manchester Grand Hyatt (Downtown) - Sunny San Diego is the perfect place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends, delicious food and a view. At Manchester Grand Hyatt, Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be open for dinner from 5:30-9:30pm and will serve both its regular menu and a Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Special priced at $32.00 or $40 with house wine pairing. The special includes cider brined turkey, brown sugar glazed ham, maple-pecan butter, boursin cheese mashed potatoes, chestnut stuffing and more. Manchester's Seaview restaurant will also be serving a Thanksgiving Day Buffet that includes a raw seafood bar, a Thanksgiving-esque carving station, delicious desserts and more. Seaview’s buffet is available between 11am and 4:30pm and priced at $69.95 for adults, $32 for children ages 6-12 years old and complimentary for children under 5 years old. For reservations, call 619.358.6735.
Vessel Restaurant + Bar at Kona Kai Resort & Spa (Shelter Island) - Treat yourself this Thanksgiving to an elegant and delectable holiday feast in San Diego’s year-round sunshine at Vessel on Shelter Island, a Noble House property. This year, Vessel invites locals and travels alike to imbibe in all the favorite Thanksgiving dishes turned up a notch and served buffet style. Highlights include butternut squash bisque, candied yams with marshmallow fluff, lobster rolls, traditional stuffing and Portuguese sausage spoon bread, roasted heritage turkey, and bourbon pecan pie. Vessel’s Thanksgiving buffet is available from 11am to 6pm for the price of $59 per person, which includes bottomless mimosas, or $24 for children. Call 619.221.8000 for reservations.
Hotel del Coronado (Coronado) - Give thanks and celebrate this Thanksgiving at 1500 OCEAN with a three-course tasting menu from Chef Meredith Manee. Featuring gourmet holiday favorites and stunning ocean views, this will give you many reasons to be thankful. Give thanks this Thanksgiving at one of the most iconic beachfront hotels, the Hotel del Coronado. An elegant and expansive buffet will feature a menu of worldly delights such as house-made charcuterie, lobster and crab mac & cheese, Pacific Northwest oysters with pomegranate mignonette, cherry glazed ham and duck confit, along with traditional dare including slow roasted free range turkey, green beans and rainbow carrots with a lemon thyme drizzle and candied sweet potatoes, plus a dizzying amount of desserts from pumpkin pie to cranberry and cream cheese bread pudding. Celebrate the holiday with a lavish feast and live entertainment in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room starting at 12pm. Thanksgiving dinner in the ballroom costs $110 for adults and $43 for children ages 6-10pm. Dinner in the Crown Room costs $125 for adults and $45 for children ages 6-10, children under 5 are complimentary for both dinners. Make your reservations by calling 800.468.3533.
George's at the Cove (La Jolla) - Let Executive Chef Trey Foshee and his team at George's host a Thanksgiving celebration with a modern California twist! The recently renovated La Jolla mainstay will be featuring a 3 course Turkey Day menu for $62 per person as well as their full menu for a la carte dining. Enjoy dishes like persimmons with brassicas, riccotta salata, buttermilk dressing, mint, pomegranate and pistachio, follwed by a free range Diestel turkey breast & leg confit with mushroom stuffing, butternut squash, potato puree, cranberry sauce and gravy. Finish you meal with a Garnet sweet potato cake with farmer's market apples, apple chips, sweet potato ice cream and cream cheese frosting. Get your table secured by calling 858.454.4244.
We wish you and your a most delicious Thanksgiving holiday! We are thankful for each and every one of you!