THE THANKSGIVING RESTAURANT LIST

The Gobble Song is a Thanksgiving tradition from Santa Barbara’s popular band Spencer the Gardener. As it turns out The Restaurant Guy also has a Thanksgiving tradition.

Each November my email inbox is swamped with the same question: Which restaurants serve a Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day? Last week I made a hundred phone calls to find the answer for you. Make reservations early because many places will be sold out weeks in advance.

For the 6th year in a row I present to you my Thanksgiving restaurant list which also can be viewed in a new Thanksgiving category.

• Adama, 560-1348
• Arlington Tavern, 770-2626
• Ballard Inn Restaurant, 688-7770
• Bella Vista at Four Seasons Biltmore, 969-2261
• Bistro 1111 at Hyatt, 730-1111
• Blush Restaurant and Lounge, 957-1300
• Bouchon, 730-1160
• Ca Dario, 884-9419
• Cadiz, 770-2760
• Coast Restaurant & Bar at Canary Hotel, 879-9100
• Cold Spring Tavern, 967-0066
• Creekside Buffet at Chumash Casino, 686-0855
• Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn, 687-6444
• Doubletree Resort, 884-8533
• Eladio’s, 963-4466
• The French Table, 882-0050
• Fresco Cafe (take-out only), 967-6037
• Frog Bar & Grill at Glenn Annie Golf Course, 968-0664
• Harbor Restaurant, 963-3311
• Harry’s Plaza Café, 687-2800
• Holdren’s – Downtown, 965-3363
• Holdren’s Grill – Goleta, 685-8900
• Jack’s Bistro & Bagels (take-out only), 566-1558
• Joe’s Café, 966-4638
• Julienne, 845-6488
• Louie’s at the Upham Hotel, 963-7003
• Marmalade Café, 682-5246
• Miro at Bacara Resort, 571-3018
• Moby Dick Restaurant, 965-0549
• Montecito Wine Bistro, 969-7520
• Mulligans Cafe, 682-3228
• Petros in Los Olivos, 686-5455
• Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, 962-1455
• Plow & Angel at San Ysidro Ranch, 565-1724
• Root 246 in Solvang, 686-8681
• Roy, 966-5636
• Seagrass, 963-1012
• Shoals Restaurant at Cliff House Inn, 652-1381
• Sly’s (take-out only), 684-6666
• Stella Mare’s, 969-6705
• Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, 565-1724
• Tee-Off Restaurant, 687-1616
• Treehouse Restaurant, 687-2426
• Tupelo Junction Café, 899-3100
• Willows at Chumash Casino, 686-0855
• Wine Cask, 966-9463

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4 Responses to THE THANKSGIVING RESTAURANT LIST

  1. Danny says:

    How does a vegan restaurant serve a traditional turkey dinner?

    • a p c says:

      It IS a shame (especially for vegans, I’d think) that their stuff is so meat-analogue-based, but what I’ve had of their menu was damn tasty.

    • Lisa says:

      Sometimes a vegetarian craves a realistic burger or fake “turkey.” It’s not that we eat that way all the time, but if you grew up eating meat, like I did, an occasional “meat-like” dish can be very satisfying. That doesn’t mean I crave meat (especially after 23 years – blech). It’s just a fun option to have.

  2. John Dickson says:

    Good point. I have updated the text.

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