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Thanksgiving Dinners in Monterey County

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With all the challenges 2020 has brought our way, let's make this Thanksgiving stress-free! Start a new tradition and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal at one of Monterey County's best restaurants. Whether you choose to dine alfresco with toasty heat lamps and fire pits, or pick-up and bring your meal home or to your hotel room, this will be one holiday meal you won't soon forget. Several of our restaurants are offer Thanksgiving specials. Scroll below for offerings.


Ill Fornaio Cucina Italiana would like to cook for your family this Thanksgiving! Their 4-course meal includes a classic Zuppa di Zucca soup, roasted turkey breast with traditional bread stuffing, cranberry sauce & turkey gravy; served with mashed potatoes, baked yams & haricots verts and more. $51.95 for adults, $19.95 for children 12 & under. Pre-order your Thanksgiving Feast to enjoy at home. Feasts can be picked up on either Wednesday, November 25th, 12-9pm or Thursday, November 26th, 11am-9pm.

Rio Grill is offering delectable Thanksgiving meals to-go. Enjoy herb & brandy cured smoked turkey breast, pumpkin truffle-bisque soup, hatch green chile cornbread and more. Schedule your ready to heat and eat meal Thanksgiving week, Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25, between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel is offering a gourmet turkey dinner to go on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a juniper-orange spiced brined Pennsylvanian Dutch country turkey with traditional stuffing, Yukon gold potato puree, pan finished giblet gravy and more. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 before 12 noon. Pick up is Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26 9-1 pm only. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve or place orders online here.

Get your turkey and all its fixings at Anton & Michel. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they are offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner which includes items like butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and your choice of pumpkin mouse cake or pecan pie. 12pm-8pm. $49 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Call 831-624-2406 for reservations on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Dinner will be served from boon to 8:00 pm.

Carmel Valley

Lucia Restaurant and Bar, located at Bernardus Lodge and Spa is offering Thanksgiving meals all day on November 26th.

11:00am – 3:00pm

During the day, you can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet accented with Chef Cal Stamenov’s signature cuisine and all the trimmings. This is not your typical buffet - plates will be a served by a restaurant staff member to ensure social distancing and safety. Reservations are requested with a 72-hour cancellation policy due to limited seating. Adults $95, Children ages 5-12 $40, plus tax & 20% gratuity Children 5 years and younger are complimentary!

5:00pm – 9:00pm

For dinner, celebrate Thanksgiving with an autumn inspired four-course tasting menu complimented with a distinguished wine list and an intimate setting at Lucia Restaurant and Bar. Finish your evening fireside - the perfect setting for a holiday nightcap and toast! $145 per person, plus tax & gratuity.


Salt Wood Kitchen + Oysterette Restaurant is offering a delish prix-fixe thanksgiving day menu. Dinner will be served on their outdoor patio with breathtaking views from 1pm to 7pm on Thanksgiving Day. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Enjoy a 3-course prepared Thanksgiving feast for $58 per adult and $28 per child aged 12 and under.


Estéban restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is offering a Thanksgiving special on the patio or to-go. To make a reservation for Thanksgiving day or to order a 3-course meal to go call 831-375-0176.

To-go Offer: Enjoy a delicious 3-course Thanksgiving dinner with items like roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, apple pie and more. Available Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th. Traditional 3-course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe meal To-Go: $42 plus tax and gratuity.

Dine-in Offer: Gather around the table and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner special available on the patio at Estéban Restaurant: $32 for adults; $20 for children 12 and under, plus tax. Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th.

Monterey Plaza Hotel is offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to-go so you can enjoy more time with your family and less time in the kitchen! The meal includes one 12-14 pound turkey with an array of seasonal sides, squash and pear soup, two different types of salads, house-made cranberry sauce, succulent gravy, locally sourced stuffing, two types of mashed potatoes, and your choice of holiday pie! Pick up your ready to heat and eat meal Thanksgiving week, or between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22. Thanksgiving dinner is $260 and serves 8 – 10 people. To order and for more details, call (844) 508-5578.

Tarpy's Roadhouse is offering delicious Thanksgiving meals to-go. Enjoy an 18-hour brined and herb-roasted whole turkey, sweet potato and roasted jalapeno soup, roasted bacon brussel sprouts and more. Schedule your ready to heat and eat meal Thanksgiving week, Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25, between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 Stone Creek Kitchen is offering scrumptious Thanksgiving specials, including roasted turkey breast, beef tenderlion, citrus plank-roasted salmon and pumpkin soup. Call  (831) 393-1042 to reserve your order.

The Sardine Factory offers a special prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring butternut squash soup, fresh all-natural roast Diestel turkey with sides and choice of dessert. 1pm-8pm. $53.95 for adults, $50.95 for seniors 62 and older, $25 for children under 12 and free for children under 5. The Sardine Factory will also offer items from their regular menu. Serving From 12:00pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Also Available for Takeout. Please Call (831) 373-3775 by 11/25 to reserve your order.


Make things simple and pick up a gourmet feast from The Meatery. Their ready-to-heat meals take the stress out of the day so you can focus on spending quality time with your family. Custom orders are welcomed! Call to pre-order at (831) 656-8810 or pre-order online here.

Pacific Grove

Fandango Restaurant’s great Thanksgiving menu includes Roast Tom turkey, filet of roasted beef, honey glazed baked ham, tortellini and a variety of traditional desserts. 11:30pm-6:30pm, $55.75 for adults, $25.75 for children 12 and under. Call (831) 372-3456 to reserve.

Pebble Beach

Let the world-renowned chefs at Pebble Beach Resorts prepare a sumptuous buffet of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Roys offers Thanksgiving specials for patio dining or to-go with options ranging from roast turkey to grilled duck breasts to brasied lamb shanks. Call (800) 877‑0597 for reservations and information.