Where to feast for Thanksgiving in San Diego — dine-in and takeout

Whether you’re treating yourself to an outing or picking up your feast, these local restaurants have your Thanksgiving spread covered.

SD Thanksgiving Takeout Feast Herb & Wood

The Thanksgiving Takeout spread from Herb & Wood serves eight.

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Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 23, but you don’t have to whip yourself into a tizzy making this year’s feast. Some of San Diego’s top restaurants are spreading the love, offering mouthwatering holiday meals — dine-in and takeout. Now, that’s something to be thankful for.

Here are wonderful ways to gobble — gracefully, of course — on Turkey Day.

SD Animae Chef Tara Monsod

Animae Chef Tara Monsod will throw down an epic Thanksgiving feast.

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Animae, 969 Pacific Highway

Executive Chef Tara Monsod will prepare a prix fixe, 4-course Thanksgiving dinner inspired by her Filipino-American heritage and featuring dishes from across Asia. We spy Ube Pan De Sal, Mussel Ginataan, and a Red Bean Tart. Dinner will be served from 3 to 8 p.m.; make reservations.

SD Mister A's

Thanksgiving dinner at Mister A’s is next level — er, 12th level, to be exact.

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Mister A’s, 2550 Fifth Ave. (12th floor)

The iconic Bankers Hill fine dining restaurant is offering a 3-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring appetizers like Maine Lobster Feuillete, entrées like Roasted Organic Diestel Farm Turkey, and decadent desserts. Make reservations ASAP.

SD La Valencia Hotel La Jolla

Thanksgiving at “The Pink Lady,” anyone?

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La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St.

“The Pink Lady” hotel perched above La Jolla Cove will serve a 3-course, prix fixe holiday menu in its Mediterranean Room with highlights like Orange Blossom Poached Lobster Tail, Agave Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque, and pumpkin pie. Reserve your spot.

SD Bleu Boheme Thanksgiving 2023

Bleu Boheme is ready to whip up a tres bon Thanksgiving feast.

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Bleu Bohème, 4090 Adams Ave.

Owner and Executive Chef Ken Irvine will create a 3-course French feast featuring délicieux dishes like Croquette de Crab, Confit de Canard, and brioche bread pudding with apples. The menu is available 12-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving; RSVP.

SD Rustic Root

Rustic Root in the Gaslamp Quarter has a very cute rooftop dining area.

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Rustic Root, 535 Fifth Ave.

The rooftop spot in the Gaslamp Quarter will offer holiday classics like herb-roasted turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole — available per person or in a 4-person family deal. Reserve your table.

Serẽa, 1500 Orange Ave.

The coastal restaurant inside Hotel del Coronado — helmed by renowned Chef Jojo Ruiz — will offer a Thanksgiving menu, 2-8 p.m., featuring dishes like Harvest Corn Chowder, Fall Focaccia, roasted and lightly smoked turkey, whipped potatoes, sourdough stuffing, and a pear tart. Make reservations.

SD Huntress

Huntress Steakhouse in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter.

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Huntress, 376 Fifth Ave.

This Gaslamp Quarter restaurant hopes to hit the mark with its Thanksgiving menu featuring artful spins on classic dishes like Pumpkin Agnolotti, Truffle Turkey, and Green Bean En Croute. Make reservations.

SD Hudson & Nash

Hudson & Nash will offer a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings.

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Hudson & Nash, 1 Park Blvd.

The coastal-inspired restaurant at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will offer a Thanksgiving buffet, 2-8 p.m., with dishes inspired by the kitchen staff’s home-cooked recipes. The menu includes Chef Lauro’s Pozole Del Barrio, Cider + Herb-Brined Diestel Turkey, and Chef Devin’s Whipped Garnet Yams. Make reservations.

Black Radish, 2591 University Ave.

The intimate North Park eatery will offer Thanksgiving service, 1-6 p.m. — for groups from two to 16 people — with an optional wine pairing. The 5-course menu: Vegetable Terrine, Fall Risotto, Chicory Salad, Diestel Ranch Turkey, and Apple Galette. Reserve your table.

SD Provisional Kitchen Pendry San Diego

Find Provisional Kitchen inside downtown’s Pendry San Diego.

Provisional Kitchen, 425 Fifth Ave.

Located inside Pendry San Diego, Chef Brandon Sloan will showcase a 3-course Thanksgiving feast featuring seasonal favorites like Free Range Turkey and Red Wine-Braised Short Rib — with optional beverage pairings. Make reservations.

SD Vistal InterContinental San Diego

Vistal — and its epic vistas — is sitting pretty at InterContinental San Diego.

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Vistal Bar + Restaurant, 901 Bayfront Court, Ste. 1

The InterContinental San Diego’s restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving buffet, 2-7 p.m., featuring classic dishes with a twist, like Whole Roasted Turkey with Rosemary-Fennel Sausage Focaccia Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole Croquettes, and Pecan Walnut Caramel Pie. Reserve your spot.

SD Paradisaea La Jolla

The cute Bird Rock hot spot is serving Thanksgiving, with a few twists.

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Paradisaea, 5680 La Jolla Blvd.

The Bird Rock restaurant serve a prix frixe Thanksgiving menu, 4-10 p.m., with some flare: We spy Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing and a Carmel Pecan Tart. Call ahead for reservations or secure your spot online.

SD Morena Provisions

Morena Provisions has many pickup options for your Thanksgiving feast.

🍠 Takeout

Herb & Wood, 2210 Kettner Blvd.

Chef Brian Malarkey’s Little Italy hot spot will offer its Thanksgiving Takeout feast that can feed up to eight people complete with a 17-pound Truffle-Rubbed Turkey, Whipped Potatoes, Parker House Rolls, and pie. Order ahead for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Morena Provisions, 1122 Morena Blvd.

If you’re looking for a feast to bring home, the Thanksgiving To-Go options here include à la carte items like Artisan Quiche, Diestel Family Ranch Turkey Roulade + Braised Leg Meat, or Apple, Chestnut, and Sage Stuffing. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 17, for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1-4 p.m.

SD Thanksgiving Pie The Wise Ox

The Wise Ox is offering several items to-go via its Thanksgiving Shop, including perfect pies.

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Louisiana Purchase, 2305 University Ave.

For a real Big Easy experience on Thanksgiving, North Park’s New Orleans-inspired eatery is offering a Holiday Pack that includes two stuffed turkey legs, two sides like Collard Greens or Smoked Gouda Mac ‘N’ Cheese, cornbread, and Garlic Cheddar Biscuits. Order by Thursday, Nov. 16, for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 3-6 p.m.

The Wise Ox, 2855 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. 1

Chef Brad Wise’s butcher and sandwich shop has opened its Thanksgiving Shop, letting patrons mix and match dishes like Diestel Turkey, Wagyu Tri-Tip, and Apple Crumble Pie. Preorder now for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21, or Wednesday, Nov. 22 — at both the North Park and La Costa locations.

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