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 traditional turkey brunch/dinner 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 5th year in a row I present to you my Thanksgiving restaurant list which also can be viewed in a new Thanksgiving category.

  • Ballard Inn Restaurant 688-7770
  • Bella Vista at Four Seasons Biltmore 969-2261
  • Bistro 1111 at Hyatt 730-1111
  • Bistro at the Bacara Resort 571-4217
  • Blush Restaurant and Lounge 957-1300
  • bouchon 730-1160
  • Brothers’ Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern 688-4820
  • 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 884-8535
  • Eladio’s 963-4466
  • Frog Bar & Grill at Glenn Annie Golf Course 968-0664
  • Harbor Restaurant 963-3311
  • Harry’s Plaza Cafe 687-2800
  • Holdren’s – Downtown 965-3363
  • Holdren’s Grill – Goleta 685-8900
  • Joe’s Cafe 966-4638
  • Julienne 845-6488
  • Louie’s at the Upham Hotel 963-7003
  • Marmalade Café 682-5246
  • Miro at Bacara Resort 968-0100
  • Moby Dick Restaurant 965-0549
  • Montecito Wine Bistro (opening Nov. 10th) 969-7520
  • Petros in Los Olivos 688-7788
  • Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro 962-1455
  • Plow & Angel at San Ysidro Ranch 565-1724
  • Root 246 in Solvang 688-9003
  • 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 Cafe 899-3100
  • Willows at Chumash Casino 686-0855
  • Wine Cask 966-9463
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5 Responses to THE THANKSGIVING RESTAURANT LIST

  1. Steve says:

    John–Thanks for compiling this list.

  2. Gina says:

    Any recommendations on ordering a Thanksgiving dinner for serving at home besides the usual supermarket delis? Just moved to the area and can’t find much information online. Thanks!

  3. Whirl says:

    You can order from Sage and Onion, they have a take home dinner. The menu looks great.

  4. Andy says:

    Do you happen to have a list of places open on Christmas eve? I imagine many would overlap with this list. Thanks!

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