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 23, 2017.

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel offers a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Seatings run from 2pm-9pm, $165 per person; wine pairings are $115 additional. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve. Aubergine also offers a Thanksgiving meal to-go from featuring a juniper-orange spiced brined Willie Bird turkey and a wide selection of sides, sauces, wine and desserts. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 20 before noon. Pick up for to-go orders is Thanksgiving Day 9am-1pm only.

Mission Ranch Restaurant hosts a three-course Thanksgiving feast to ease your appetite. Starter options include portabella mushroom bisque or a Waldorf salad. Entrees include fresh salmon, roasted pork rack or free range turkey. Dessert choices include pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple strudel. 1pm-7:30pm, $58 for adults and $25 for children 10 and under. Call 831-625- 9040 to reserve; there is a 3-day cancellation policy.

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 pumpkin cheesecake. 12pm-8pm. $45 for adults and $23 for children 12 and under. Call 831-624-2406 for reservations.

Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge hosts a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving Day lunch buffet or four-course dinner. 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. There will also be wine tasting and hot apple cider by the fireplace. The lunch buffet is served from 11am-3pm and is $95 for adults, $32 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 4. Dinner is served from 5pm-9pm and is $135 for adults. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve.

Enjoy a farm-to-table type of Thanksgiving meal this year in the Oak and Redwood Rooms 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. 11:30am-5pm, $75 for adults, $30 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Call 831-626-2599 for reservations.

Monterey

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. 12pm-7pm. $54.95 for adults, $39.95 for seniors, $25.95 for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under eat free. 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! 11am-6:30pm. $16.95 per plate.

TusCA Ristorante will serve an incredible Thanksgiving Day Buffet and provide jazz entertainment for the evening. Reservations are available from 1pm-7pm. Jazz will be from 2pm-6pm. Price is $58 for adults, $25 for children age 6-12 and children age 5 and under eat free. For reservations call 831-657-6675.

The Whaling Station serves up regular menu items as well as a special turkey dinner for $24.95. 4pm-8pm. Call 831-373-3778 for reservations.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is offering an impressive Thanksgiving buffet from 12pm-6pm in the Monterey Bay Ballroom. The sumptuous buffet offers dozens of items including a seafood display, sage roasted turkey, slow roasted Angus New York strip loin, and more. Served 12pm-6pm. $64 for adults and $28 for children ages 6-13. For reservations, please call 855-203-3529. Turkey dinners are also available to-go for $185 which serves up to 12 people.

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 for adults and $45 for children ages 5-12. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.

Pacific Grove

Fandango Restaurant’s great Thanksgiving menu includes duckling pate, Basque salad and a choice of entrees including roasted turkey, roast sirloin, grilled salmon, Virginia baked ham, tortellini and a variety of traditional desserts. 12pm-8pm, $42.95 for adults, $16.50 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 pie and apple cinnamon cobbler. $51 (and 10% service fee) for adults and $27 (and 10% service fee) for children. To reserve a seating time please call 831-642-4288.

Seaside

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 roasted prime beef, shrimp alfredo, chicken marsala and more. 11am-5pm, $36.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 6-12 and children 4 and under eat free. Call 831-899-5954 to reserve.