Who’s ready to gobble ‘til they wobble this Thanksgiving? The typical feast for the holiday has been around for centuries, bringing families together since the First Thanksgiving in 1621.
Though we don’t have to catch our own turkeys anymore, we know that preparing such a meal can be a difficult task. We’ve got you covered — hang up those aprons, put the mixing spoons down, and check out our list of seven local spots that do the cooking for you. Pro tip: Make reservations.
Smokey and the Brisket | 5465 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa
This family-friendly barbecue joint will be serving both dine-in and to-go options with smoked turkey roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce + pumpkin pie.
Town and Country Resort | 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley
Dine-in and enjoy live music, festive decor, and a fully-traditional Thanksgiving menu — prepared from scratch by local kitchen ARLO — at this kid-friendly + dog-friendly resort.
Lionfish | 435 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter
Dine-in or grab your feast to-go, with options ranging from traditional seafood dishes and prime meats to a Thanksgiving meal featuring a country-fried turkey cutlet with buttermilk biscuits, red eye gravy, and a fried farm egg. This will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Eve.
The Winery Restaurant | 4301 La Jolla Village Dr., Westfield UTC
Dine-in to experience a prix fixe menu full of traditional flavors accompanied by options that offer a true Thanksgiving twist — from pumpkin ravioli to king salmon “a la plancha.” Or, order your meal to-go by Saturday, Nov. 19.
Hotel del Coronado | 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
Dine in the iconic hotel’s brand new Southpointe Ballroom with an array of Thanksgiving foods set up in buffet-style — don’t worry, they didn’t forget the pie.
Harrah’s Resort | 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center
Drop in for a fun “Gobble Gobble Dinner” or get it to-go — including white + dark meat turkey, Brussels sprouts, cornbread, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Duck Dive | 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach
Stop into this PB spot after 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to grab a $25 traditional turkey dinner that includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Bonus: Make a donation to the restaurant’s canned food drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank, and get a Jameson Irish Coffee on the house.