Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Turkey isn't the only thing restaurants are serving Thanksgiving diners

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Nov 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:24 AM PDT
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There are plenty of restaurants open in San Diego on Thanksgiving Day.

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Whether you’re not much of a chef, or you simply don’t want to wash sink full of dishes – have no fear this Thanksgiving Day as there are plenty restaurants open on Nov. 22.

Here’s a list of eateries that will welcome you with open doors. Trust us –  you’ll leave with a full stomach.

The Prado an Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, 1-7 p.m.
Eat like the pilgrims did at Balboa Park’s classiest venue. Butternut squash soup and pan roasted sea bass are on this special holiday menu. Three-course menu is $50 for adults, $13 for children.

Marina Kitchen
333 West Harbor Dr., 5:30-10 p.m.
The recently renovated kitchen is the perfect place to bring a group this Thanksgiving – this restaurant is huge. Menu items include pumpkin risotto and a festive free range turkey. The prixe-fixe menu costs $30, and you can add wine pairings for an extra $20.

333 Pacific
333 North Pacific St., 1-7 p.m.
Who says you have to have turkey on Thanksgiving? Retreat to the coast with special meal from this beach eatery, featuring plenty of seafood. Menu starts at $50 for adults, $13 for kids.

Bertrand at Mister A’s

2550 5th Ave., 12:30-9 p.m.
Stay classy by eating at one of San Diego’s nicest restaurants. Be thankful for the tantalizing slow roasted prime rib and pumpkin bread pudding they’ll be serving. The fine dining experience at Bertrand at Mister A’s begins at $60 for adults and $20.

Island Prime/ C Level
880 Harbor Island Dr., 1-7 p.m.
Enjoy your turkey with a view at Island Prime/C Levelat Harbor Island. The sweet potato pie sounds like it will pair nicely with the sunset views of this Harbor Island restaurant. Cost is $50 with a children’s menu available.

High Dive
1801 Morena Blvd., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A bar on Thanksgiving? Why not! The neighborhood gastropub will have its usual menu, in addition to Thanksgiving food for purchase. Prices vary.

BO-beau kitchen + bar
4996 West Point Loma Blvd., 3-8 p.m.
This new restaurant has been getting rave reviews – so naturally, its Thanksgiving menu is mouthwatering. Try the cornbread biscuits with pumpkin butter or stuffed acorn squash with a side of their famous brussel sprouts. The three-course menu is $36 for adults and $13 for kids.

Crest Café
425 Robinson Ave., 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For a taste of home cooking, look no further than Crest Café in Hillcrest. The adorable diner has a Thanksgiving menu complete with maple sage butternut squash and chocolate pecan pie. Prices start at $23.

Vintana
1205 Auto Park Way, 1-7 p.m.
Escondido’s newest restaurant is turning heads with its holiday menu. The lamb shank or pork porterhouse served with veggies sound divine followed by the pumpkin goat cheesecake. Three-course menu starts at $50, with wine pairings available.

Mille Fleurs
6009 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Looking for traditional Thanksgiving fare? Then bring the family to Mille Fleurs, where there’s plenty of turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy and mashed potatoes to go around. The holiday menu is $65, with a children’s menu available.

100 Wines Hillcrest
1027 University Ave., 3-8 p.m.
Hillcrest’s latest addition is happy to do the dishes for you on Turkey Day. Highlights from the three-course menu include pumpkin mascarpone ravioli and molten chocolate cake. Cost is $36 for adults, $13 for kids.

Bali Hai
2230 Shelter Island Dr., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Charm out-of-town guests with breathtaking views of the bay and gourmet holiday dishes. Dishes have an Asian-fusion spin, including: Papaya Glazed Hawaiian Ham and Coconut Cheesecake. Bali Hai's Thanksgiving menu is $36 for adults, $16 for kids and little ones 5 and younger eat free.

What restaurant menu makes you want to abandon the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments below.

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