Ditch the baking pans and oven mitts on Thanksgiving, and go out for dinner. If you enjoy a traditional turkey with all the sides, many restaurants offer a special menu or buffet on Thanksgiving Day, or, if you want to enjoy something non-traditional, make a reservation at your favorite restaurant. You can enjoy an ocean view and be thankful for San Diego's great weather at any of its restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day.
Hotel del Coronado
The historic Hotel del Coronado is situated on 28 oceanfront acres on the island of Coronado. With the convenient location across the bay from downtown San Diego, it has easy access to a wide variety of San Diego activities and tourist attractions. Every Thanksgiving, Hotel del Coronado presents a Thanksgiving feast in two locations: the oceanfront Ballroom and the luxurious Crown Room. The feast features an elegant buffet dinner with all the traditional trimmings and a fully decorated venue with classic fall decorations. In addition to the Thanksgiving dinner, the hotel kicks offs its holiday celebrations with the opening of the seaside ice-skating rink and the illumination of 100,000 white holiday lights around the hotel.
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Il Fornaio restaurant is located in the seaside cliff community of Del Mar in north San Diego. Il Fornaio features authentic Italian recipes and emphasizes simple and fresh ingredients. Chefs use traditional Italian cooking methods from preparation to the finished product. Gourmet pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven, and fresh pasta is made daily along with imported Italian dry pasta. Il Fornaio is open during normal business hours on Thanksgiving. Reservations can be made on-line or by calling the restaurant directly.
1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 301
Del Mar, CA 92014
Bertrand at Mister A's
Bertrand at Mr. A's is located minutes from Downtown San Diego across from historic Balboa Park. Mr. A's has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the San Diego skyline, with views of San Diego Bay, Balboa Park, Coronado, Point Loma and the San Diego Zoo. You'll be able to watch the jets fly into the San Diego Airport on the outdoor wrap-around balcony. Mister A's serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 1 to 7 PM on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made on-line or by calling. Dress code is business casual, and valet parking is available.
Bertrand Mister A's
2550 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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