Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

We have some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas for you. Fine dining at some of the best restaurants in San Diego, California. Enjoy a dinner out, or make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home for you and your family.

When is Thanksgiving this year? Thanksgiving Day is Thursday November 28, 2024.

Updated April 14, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas 2024 -  Fine Dining at Best San Diego Restaurants

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
Note: Menus and prices may vary slightly. These details are based on 2023, and will be updated for 2024 when more information becomes available. Be sure to call to confirm and make reservations.

Hotel del Coronado Thanksgiving Dinner - Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. Thanksgiving Dinner served from noon until 6 PM. $205 - $225 for adults; $100 for children 4-10; free for children 3 and under. Hotel del Coronado will be featuring a classic Thanksgiving buffet with all of the trimmings. Make it a day and go ice skating in the seasonal rink, right at the beach! It opens at The Del on the day before Thanksgiving. Call now for reservations to dine in the Oceanview Ballroom or historic Crown Room. Phone number (619) 522-8490.

The Marine Room The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037 from noon to 7 PM. Enjoy the stunning views of La Jolla Bay in an elegant setting. Go early or stay late and enjoy the La Jolla Coast Walk. 4 Cours. dinner for $150. Phone number (866) 644-2351.

Vigilucci's Italian Restaurant - Thursday Thanksgiving day from noon - 8:00 PM. If you are looking for some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas, it's hard to go wrong with Vigilucci's restaurant. They offer a Thanksgiving dinner feast with some Italian flavor. Locations in Coronado, CA and several locations in North San Diego county, including Carlsbad and Encinitas. Order your Thanksgiving dinner from the set menu, or order off their special holiday menu.

Vigilucci's Coronado: 1300 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 Telephone number: (619) 522-0946

Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana Leucadia: 530 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, California 92024, Phone number: (760) 634-2365

Vigiluccis Seafood & Steakhouse Carlsbad: 3878 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, California 92008 Telephone number: (760) 434-2580

Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana Market & Catering: 2943 State Street, Carlsbad, California 92008 Phone Number: (760) 434-2500

Il Fornaio - Thursday Thanksgiving day from 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM. Four course Thanksgiving day feast with some Italian influence. Locations in Coronado, CA and Del Mar, CA.

Il Fornaio Del Mar: 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 301, Del Mar, CA 92014. Telephone number: 858.755.8876

Il Fornaio Coronado: 1333 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118. Phone number: (619) 437-4911

City Experiences Cruise on San Diego Bay - Thanksgiving Day cruise at City Experiences (formerly Hornblower) Cruises at the Embarcadero in San Diego CA. Cruise San Diego bay for a relaxing two and a half hour cruise with family and friends. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all of the trimmings including a champagne, coffee, and tea. $115; discounts for children, seniors, and military. Call for reservations phone number (888) 467-6256.

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Fine Dining at Mister A's Restaurant, San Diego, California

Bertrand at Mister A's Thanksgiving Fine Dining - Enjoy your Thanksgiving San Diego dinner at award-winning best San Diego restaurant Bertrand at Mister A's in San Diego, with a modern take on the holiday dinner. Wide selection of delicious starters, side and main dishes. Sells out early. Call for reservations 619-239-1377.

Terra Restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner - If you are looking for some fine dining Thanksgiving dinner ideas in a casual SD atmosphere, try Terra Restaurant in San Diego. Try a Thanksgiving To Go. Call for reservations. Phone number (619) 293-7088.

The Prado at Balboa Park - Thursday Thanksgiving day from 1- 7 pm. For a uniquely San Diego Thanksgiving dinner ideas, try a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Balboa Park, where you can both dine at The Prado and explore San Diego Balboa Park . 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. Call for reservations. Telephone: (619) 557-9441.

Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego Gaslamp Quarter - There are many lovely restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter that serve excellent Thanksgiving dinners. See some of our recommended best restaurants on our Gaslamp San Diego page at Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Fun Things to do on Thanksgiving Weekend - If you are looking for some fun things to do, see our web page on San Diego Thanksgiving Activities.

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas at Home

I love a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. If you have a large group of family or friends, ask each person to bring a favorite family recipe. We typically celebrate Thanksgiving on Friday, to allow everyone more time to travel and relax on Thanksgiving day.

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