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Start a new family tradition by dining out at one of Monterey County's fine restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner! Whether you're looking to dine in Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove or Monterey we have you covered. Below are just a few delectable options for you this holiday. For a full list of restaurants serving up an irresistible Thanksgiving menu click here. This year be thankful for the breathtaking views that Big Sur has to offer. The Big Sur River Inn Restaurant will serve up fantastic dishes including herb roasted turkey with cornbread sage stuffing, maple marshmallow yams, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry relish, pumpkin cheesecake and home baked apple pie. Stuff yourself full of great family favorites as you feast your eyes on their views of the Big Sur River. Call 831-667-2700 for more information and reservations. Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Casanova Restaurant offers lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Casanova will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as items from their regular menu. Lunch will be served from 11:30am-2pm and will include a Thanksgiving special for $19.50, not including dessert. A three-course Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 3-8pm and will include turkey and all the trimmings for $34.75, not including dessert. For more information call 831-625-0501. Award-winning Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley plays host to Chef Cal Stamenov’s gourmet Thanksgiving Day buffet. Guests will enjoy traditional Thanksgiving favorites made with sustainably sourced, local and organic produce and naturally raised meats. There will also be wine tasting and hot apple cider by the fireplace. 12pm to 3:30pm, $70 for adults, $32 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve. Overlook the Pacific Grove Golf Links this Thanksgiving at Point Pinos Grill. A fantastic Thanksgiving buffet will be served with items including sausage stuffing, mushroom stuffing, salads, green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie and a turkey carving station. Appetizers are also available for an extra fee. Noon-3:30pm, $25. Call 831-648-5774. InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers an appetizing prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner with an ocean view to be thankful for. Menu items include walnut-raisin bread with pumpkin butter and cranberry sauce, spinach quiche, peanut pumpkin soup, sweet potato and pear salad, sweet gem lettuce and potato gnocchi; main course options include thyme-roasted turkey breast, butternut squash ravioli, pan-seared sea bass or smoked pork rib chop; for dessert, choose from pumpkin cheesecake brulee, ginger spice cake and warm apple pie. The visual menu includes views of otters cavorting in Monterey Bay, the occasional kayaker swimming by and (if you're lucky) dolphins playing in the waves. 12pm-9:30pm, $48 for adults, $19 for children 12 and under. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.