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.

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BIG SUR

Have a memorable Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by fantastic scenery at the Big Sur River Inn Restaurant. Dishes include herb roasted turkey with mushroom dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce and more. $55 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Call 831-667-2700 to reserve.

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 Highlands

Pacific’s Edge Restaurant at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers an amazing four-course menu including slow-roasted turkey, dry-aged prime rib, pumpkin gnocchi, apple pie bread pudding and more. Dinner served 3pm-8pm. $95 for adults, does not include gratuity. Call 831-622-5445 to reserve.

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.

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-close. $31.95 per person. For reservations call 831-649-7874.

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. Served 5:30pm-10pm. $85 for adults, $125 with a wine pairing, and $45 for children ages 5-12. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.

The Sardine Factory offers a special four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring butternut squash bisque, fresh all natural roast Diestal turkey with sides and choice of dessert. 1pm-8pm. $50.95 for adults, $48.95 for seniors 60 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.

Start a new holiday tradition with Thanksgiving dinner at Vizcaino Waterfront Food & Drink, located at the Monterey Tides. Savor a three course prix fixe meal featuring butternut squash soup, prime rib and tequila turkey breast. Lunch is served from 11am-2pm and dinner from 5pm-10pm, $49 per person. For reservations call  831-899-4544.

Estéban restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa hosts a delicious family style Thanksgiving dinner with pumpkin and lobster soup, roasted turkey, turkey leg stuffing, apple tart and more. Dinner is served from 3pm-9pm. $50 for adults, $25 for children under 10. For reservations call  831-324-6773.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Pacific Grille will be offering a festive three-course Thanksgiving menu. Selections include roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, roasted lamb chops and more. $39.00 per guest, half portions available at $19.50 for children under 12. 5pm-10pm. For reservations please call 831-373-6141. 

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.