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10 San Diego Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

Lara Dreux | November 20, 2020 | Food & Drink Best of The Best Eat

San Diego Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

Nothing unites the family like a good dinner, and on Thanksgiving day, we break bread and appreciate friends and family who stood by us in times of joy and challenges.

Of course, this year's Thanksgiving won't look quite like the others, but you can still eat like royalty.

Untie your aprons and let San Diego's finest restaurants take on the heavy load, while you and your family relax. Many of the city's chefs have prepared special holiday menus for dine-in or takeout. Here is our list of local restaurants serving Thanksgiving classics in 2020.

See also: 6 Honolulu Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

TRADITIONAL

7 Mile Kitchen

5420 Grand Pacific Dr. / Website

Let go of stress and embrace the festive spirit at this classic San Diego spot with palm tree views. For $55 per person, you can enjoy their seasonal menu of hearty butternut squash soup with toasted pepitas and Crème Fraiche, an aromatic sage and thyme roasted free-range turkey and an elegant pumpkin pie with chantilly cream.

Et Voilà

3015 Adams Ave. / Website

This French bistro will spoil you with a sophisticated seasonal selection. Share their à la mode dishes from your own abode with take-out options such as the Thanksgiving box. For $160, it serves four to six people with a selection of large traditional turkey “Two Ways:” braised turkey leg ballotine and roasted turkey breast, and a classic pumpkin pie covered in caramel whipped cream.

Mister A's

2550 Fifth Ave. / Website

Make memories by this restaurant's breathtaking vista of the San Diego's skyline. Currently open for indoor seating, this luxarious fine dining location is guaranteed to elevate your Thanksgiving. For $85 each, indulge in their mouthwatering Spanish saffron risotto appetizer, sautéed Georges Bank scallops and ginger crème brulée.

INSIDER TIP: Try their Main lobster strudel drowned in lobster cognac sauce and accompanied with assorted mushrooms for a small additional cost.

Del Frisco's Steakhouse

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 105 / Website

Acclaimed for their mouth-watering meaty creations, Del Frisco is the perfect spot for carnivorous palates to fully savor the turkey. At a prix fixe of $59 per person, their menu features a tender, slow roasted turkey breast with apple sausage stuffing and a deliciously American pumpkin cheesecake.

ITALIAN GUSTO

Giardino

8131 Broadway / Website

Immerse yourself in Italy's scenic panorama while tasting traditional Italian cuisine in Giardino's fresh and lively indoor atmosphere. Choose between their family-sized prime rib served with mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, creamy hoseradish and italian rolls for $85, or their six-piece oxtail canneloni for $60, and plenty more italian delicacies.

Valentina

810 N. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas / Website

Based in the Leucemia neighborhood, Valentina serves mediterranean delicacies in a tastefully-designed space. Transform your traditional autumnal celebration with a sunny twist at this bistro. Valentina's seasonal delicacies include smoked corn, roasted poblano and vanilla bean oil, Chef’s Thanksgiving Plate with dark and light meat turkey, bacon green beans and glazed acorn squash.

Rusticucina

3797 Park Blvd. / Website

Bring your loved ones to Rusticucina this year for a blend of Sicilian and American culinary culture. Priced at $160 for a party of six, obsess over their sophisticated pumpkin squash sage ravioli, short ribs over polenta, green beans in a red wine reduction sauce, and a light limoncello cake to finish in glory.

Cardellino

4033 Goldfinch St. / Website

Transfer all cooking responsibilities to Chef Brad Wise and pick up Cardellino's to-go package. Though you won't be able soak in the mediterranean atmospere of their indoor space, one bite from these top-tier authentic creations will transport you to Italy. Their refined menu boasts of oven-roasted turkey, smashed red potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, truffles and cheese, winter green salad with pears, goat cheese, spiced almonds, and pomegranate dressing.

SABOR ESPAÑOL

Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Dr. / Website

Nothing sounds quite as romantic as a Thanksgiving celebration in a maritime setting. Admiring the San Diego skyline as the sun sets while enjoying Island Prime's succulent seasonal selection. For a prix fixe of $69.95 and an optional wine pairing of $20, their Thanksgiving menu features an exquisite selection of wild mushroom risotto, a miso marinated Chilean seabass and the quintessential, Diestel Farms free-range turkey.

Pacifica del Mar

155 Camino del Mar / Website

If seafood is your favorite but you'd feel more comfortable feasting safely at home, Pacifica del Mar is happy to oblige. Pre-order your holiday meal set at $65 each and share it comfortably. Their delectable menu includes dishes such as the crispy, oven-roasted, free-range turkey stuffed with focaccia, a mouthwatering sugar-spiced salmon with chinese beans, and a pumpkin tartlet with cranberry coulis and chantilly cream.



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