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Thanksgiving Dinners in Monterey County

Why suffer the stress of trying to please everyone's palate this Thanksgiving? Start a new tradition with a family Thanksgiving meal at one of Monterey County's best restaurants. All of these offerings take place Thursday, November 28, 2019.


Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel offers a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Seatings run from 2pm-9pm, $200 per person. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve. 

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 pecan pie. 12pm-8pm. $49 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Call 831-624-2406 for reservations.

Carmel Highlands

Pacific’s Edge Restaurant at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers an amazing buffet menu including artisan cheeses, slow-roasted turkey, dry-aged prime rib, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and more. Available 11am-2pm and 4pm-8pm. $95 for adults, does not include gratuity. Call 831-622-5445 to reserve.

Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge hosts a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving Day buffet. Dine on traditional Thanksgiving favorites made with sustainably sourced, local and organic produce and naturally raised meats, as well as several special creations from Chef Cal Stamenov. The buffet is served from 11am-3pm and is $95 for adults, $32 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 4. The restaurant will also host a seated four-course tasting menu from 5pm-9pm for $135. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve.

Enjoy a farm-to-table type of Thanksgiving meal this year at the Clubhouse at Carmel Valley Ranch. Chef Tim Wood serves up a buffet style feast featuring apple cider brined Diestel turkey breast, thyme and sage stuffing, pumpkin pie and much more. 12pm-3pm, $85 for adults, $40 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Call 831-626-2599 for reservations.

Let Edgar's at Quail do the cooking this Thanksgiving as they host a festive a la carte menu with special items like free range turkey, pork belly and pumpkin pie as well as their regular menu. Lunch and dinner will be served 11am-9pm. Call 866-620-8910 for reservations. 


Salt Wood Kitchen in Marina hosts a feast during their Thanksgiving Buffet including a carving station with roasted turkey, smoked salmon and oak wood rib eye. There will also be a seafood display, an array of side dishes and several desserts. 11am-6pm. $68 for adults and $34 for children ages 5-12. For reservations call 831-883–5535.


Don’t stress over cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner this year, instead start a “grand” new tradition. Portola is offering a traditional Thanksgiving feast in their Grand Ballroom complete with a spectacular display featuring California cheeses and cured meats, carved to order turkey, prime rib and maple glazed country ham, traditional thanksgiving fare, and a decadent dessert display with classic pumpkin and pecan pie. 12:30pm-7:30pm. $64.95 for adults, $49.95 for seniors, $25.95 for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under eat free. For reservations call 831-649-7874.

Jacks Monterey offers a three course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner in addition to their regular menu. Highlights include turkey and gravy with mashed potatoes and pecan pie. 11:30am-10pm. $44.95 per person. For reservations call 831-649-7874.

Get the most bang for your buck this Thanksgiving at Peter B's Brewpub. Not only can you enjoy some delicious craft brews but they are offering a full-on turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie! 4pm-11pm. $18.95 per plate. The regular menu will also be available. 

TusCA Ristorante will serve an incredible Thanksgiving Day Buffet and provide jazz entertainment for the evening. Reservations are available from 1pm-5pm. Price is $60 for adults, $26 for children age 6-12 and children age 5 and under eat free. There will also be a three-course prix fixe dinner menu available from 6pm-9pm for $45. person. For reservations call 831-657-6675.

Estéban restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa hosts a delicious four-course Thanksgiving dinner with items like roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, apple tart and more. Dinner is served from 3pm-8:30pm. $70 for adults, $30 for children under 12. Estéban also offers a Thanksgiving feast to-go which is $595 and feeds up to 10. For reservations call  831-324-6773. 

The Sardine Factory offers a special four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring butternut squash soup, fresh all natural roast Diestal 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. Call 831-373-3775 to reserve.

Just down Cannery Row, the C Restaurant + Bar at The InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers a delectable prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner menu with a great ocean view. The three-course Thanksgiving menu will include Diestel Farms Turkey and other entree options. $85 without wine pairings and $125 with wine pairings for adults and $45 for children ages 5-12. A Thanksgiving lunch menu and regular dining menus will also be available. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Cannery Row will be offering their favorite holiday classics as well their regular full menu on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations will be taken from 12pm-5pm. For reservations call 831-373-1884.


Pacific Grove

Fandango Restaurant’s great Thanksgiving menu includes duckling pate, Basque salad and a choice of entrees including roasted turkey, lamb tenderloin, grilled salmon, honey glazed baked ham, tortellini and a variety of traditional desserts. 12pm-8pm, $48.75 for adults, $21.75 for children 12 and under. Call 831-372-3456 to reserve.

Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove invites you over for a large Thanksgiving spread and beautiful views. The bountiful buffet includes an array of items including a Monterey Bay seafood salad, maple glazed ham, free range Diestel turkey, prime rib, pumpkin tartlets and pear crisp. The menu will be served 12pm-6pm followed by live music and a bonfire from 6pm-9pm. $55 (and 12% service fee) for adults and $27 (and 12% service fee) for children. To reserve a seating time please call 831-642-4288.

Dine on a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Martine Inn in Pacific Grove. Tables will be set with fine china and Gorham Silver from the 1890's while each guest will be individually served. Dinner is served 3pm-6pm and is $68 per person. For reservations call 831-373-3388. 

Pebble Beach

Let the world-renowned chefs at Pebble Beach Resorts prepare a sumptuous buffet of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Peppoli, located at The Inn at Spanish Bay, features a traditional holiday buffet with classics like roast turkey with stuffing, gravy and masked potatoes. 11am-3pm. $115 for adults, $45 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children under 4. Call 831-625-8518 for reservations.

Stillwater Bar & Grill located at The Lodge at Pebble Beach will also host a Thanksgiving Buffet with holiday favorites and unexpected delicacies including chilled seafood, a paella station, cheese and charcuterie, a donut wall and more! 12pm-6pm. $116 for adults, $54 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children under 4. Call 800-877-0597 for reservations.


Admire Monterey Bay and one of the county's most beautiful golf courses as you dine on a great Thanksgiving buffet at Bayonet and Black Horse. The buffet includes several salads, roasted turkey and all your favorite side dishes, as well as pan seared salmon, shrimp alfredo, chicken marsala and more. 11am-4pm, $38.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 6-12 and children 4 and under eat free. Call 831-899-5954 to reserve.

Leave the cooking and cleaning to the team at Silver Tide Bar & Grill at Embassy Suites Monterey Bay Seaside. Slow roasted turkey or prime rib dinners include all the fixings from mashed potatoes to garlic sautéed green beans and more. Finish the meal off with classic pumpkin or apple pie. Prices start at $29.00 for adults and $15.00 for children twelve and younger. Call 831-241-9118 to reserve.