Not everyone loves to cook and not everybody is a good cook. You don’t have to spend Thanksgiving Day slaving away in a hot kitchen if you don’t want to. Whether you don’t want to cook or you’d prefer to let a professional handle dinner, San Diego has plenty of options for you to choose from. Listed below are 5 places to have Thanksgiving dinner in San Diego if you don’t want to cook.
1. A.R. Valentien
Spend Thanksgiving Day at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, overlooking the Torrey Pine’s Golf Course and beautiful ocean views. This upscale restaurant is hosting Thanksgiving lunch/dinner from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The three-course meal is prepared by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson and the staff. It will feature seasonal ingredients in an elegant and charming dining room. You can make a reservation for your Thanksgiving dinner online.
2. Farmer’s Bottega
If you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving Feast, Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills will grant you your wish. On Thanksgiving Day from 4 pm to 9 pm, they will host a three-course meal – farm to fork. You can look forward to turkey day classics like stuffing and mashed potatoes in addition to delectable Julian apple pie served warm alongside vanilla ice cream. Each three-course meal is $60 per person with an optional $15 wine pairing. Kids are $20 per three-course meal.
3. Mister A’s
If you’re looking for amazing views of the city to eat your turkey dinner with, Mister A’s offers the best seat in the city. Located in downtown San Diego, choose from a traditional turkey meal or enjoy gourmet spins on classic dishes like lobster bisque, and beet salad. This luxury Thanksgiving meal is hosted from 12 pm to 3 pm or 4:45 pm to 8:30 pm and costs $79.50 per adult. Make a reservation and view their prix fixe menu online.
4. Café Gratitude
If you would prefer to dine at home without cooking a fancy vegan or vegetarian meal, Café gratitude has you covered. Place an order with their special Thanksgiving Catering Menu and then pick up your order between 1 pm and 10 pm. Some of their dishes include butternut squash loaf, pumpkin, apple and pecan pie, roasted maple miso Brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes and more.
5. Ranch 45
If you want to head up to North County to pick up Thanksgiving dinner, Ranch 45 makes it well worth the drive. Located in Solana Beach, Ranch 45 has an extensive holiday menu TO GO! Your Thanksgiving dinner will be ready to serve without you breaking a sweat in the kitchen. The menu features herb-crusted prime rib, sweet potato pie, French onion soup, smoked Cornish hens, and roasted vegetables. No cooking involved!
Buy a Home with Your Dream Kitchen and Dining Room
If one of the reasons you don’t want to cook or eat at home is because you dislike your kitchen or have a small dining area, Shirley Smith can help you find the perfect home that’s inviting for the holidays. If you’re ready to start your search for a new home so you can host your own Thanksgiving Dinner next year, please contact me.