Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in North County

Does the idea of preparing your own Thanksgiving feast seem overwhelming this year? We totally understand, which is why we’ve compiled a great list of places in North County where you can celebrate the holiday. Just because you don’t feel like cooking, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Here’s a list of some of our favorite North County restaurants that are serving up Thanksgiving meals.

333 Pacific

Thanksgiving dinner AND a view? That’s what you’ll get at 333 Pacific in Oceanside. This popular restaurant is serving up a three-course Thanksgiving menu that you can enjoy while taking in the view of the Oceanside Pier. Dinner is available from 1-7pm and includes Miso Glazed Turkey or Braised Beef Short Rib. The cost is $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 760-433-3333.

Park Hyatt Aviara

The Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad has several options for enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with friends and family. Indulge in a four-course Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian twist at Vivace. The Argyle Steakhouse will be offering both a Thanksgiving brunch and a three-course dinner menu. California Bistro will be serving a delectable brunch buffet sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Finally, the Park Lounge will be offering a special holiday menu on Thanksgiving Day. Check the website for details including serving times and costs, as they vary by location. Reservations are strongly recommended.


If you live in Escondido, then head to Vintana for their three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Seatings are available between 12-7pm. They have mouth-watering choices on the menu, including organic roasted turkey, slow braised lamb shank, and bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Prices are $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for children. Reserve your space by calling 760-745-7777.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

If a day at the racetrack sounds like paradise to you, then book your seats at the Turf Club at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. They are hosting a Thanksgiving Brunch featuring a three-course meal and bottomless mimosas. The cost is $100 per person, which includes a Turf Club Table for race day, Turf Club admission, meal, and drinks. The gates open at 9:30am, and the first post happens at 11am. Attendees must also comply with the Turf Club dress code.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Finally, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, then make a reservation at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They are hosting a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Hunte Nairobi Pavilion. Enjoy a lavish spread with all your Thanksgiving favorites. Two seatings are available at 11:30am and 3pm. The cost is $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 3 to 11. Non-members must also pay admission to the park. Make reservations online or by calling 619-718-3000.

More Information

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