Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving the same way, and some would even prefer not to celebrate the holiday. The dinner is one of those areas where there are a number of different variations possible. Although the usual celebration includes cooking for most of the day, some have a potluck instead. However, for those who just want to get together and enjoy each other’s company for a little bit, a restaurant has become part of the celebration. Finding a restaurant that everyone can agree on is almost impossible, and usually takes a little research. The following restaurants should help make that choice easier when it comes to finding a place that everyone can enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday.
- 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
- 1 (800) 468-3533
The Hotel del Coronado contains 1500 Ocean, probably one of the best choices in local restaurants. It is a five–star restaurant with a gorgeous view of the ocean, making it a San Diego favorite. The menu embraces a variety of local ingredients from the coastline and classic wines from California wine country, as well as seasonal cocktails. It is featuring a special four-course Thanksgiving dinner. The price is a little steep at $89.50 for adults and $39.50 for children, but based on reviews of previous Thanksgiving dinners, it should be well worth it.
Hacienda Casa Blanco
- 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
- (619) 442-9827
The Hacienda Casa Blanco is fast becoming one of San Diego’s hot spots. The Hacienda was originally Antonio’s Hacienda and won the Best of East County 2013 and it also has a reputation as a great place to visit, with karaoke nights, access to Charger games, and dancing every Saturday (should you decide to go there on a different day). It is offering up a Mexican buffet for Thanksgiving for just $17.95. Besides the traditional soup, salad, and dessert bars, the buffet features three choices of entrée: mango pork loin, chicken mole, and roasted turkey.
Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana
- 2943 State Street, Carlsbad, California 92008
- (760) 434-2500
Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana is a seafood and steak restaurant with some Italian flair offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with one of the best ocean views in San Diego. They are offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, either a la carte or as a complete dinner for under $30. For those looking for something a little less traditional, it is offering fresh seafood, prime steaks, and homemade pasta dishes. Either way, the restaurant features a bar with a wide variety of wines and bars.