WHO’S SERVING THANKSGIVING?

Each November my inbox is swamped with the same question: Which restaurants serve a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day? This week, I made a hundred phone calls to find the answer. Make your reservations early because many places will sell out, and if the place you’d like to go is already sold out this year, then make reservations at least three months in advance next year.

Though I have included information about a turkey dinner, other entrées may be available.  Restaurants joining my 12th annual Thanksgiving list this year include The Bistro at the Bacara, The Brewhouse, First & Oak, IHOP, The Monarch,  Pea Soup Andersen’s, Rodney’s Grill, and Sunshine Café.

The popular Stonehouse and Plow & Angel restaurants at the San Ysidro Ranch have never missed a year on the list, until now. We wish them a speedy recovery from the devastating Montecito flood.

  • Alys Restaurant; Solvang; $85; 4-7:30pm; 697-7082
  • Bacara: Angel Oak (sold out); $125; 5-10pm; 571-4220
  • Bacara: Banquet Room; $139 adults, $65 ages 3-12; 10:30am-2:30pm; 571-4220
  • Bacara: The Bistro; $85, 1130-10pm, 571-4220
  • Ballard Inn Restaurant; $95; 3-8pm; 800-638-2466
  • The Bear and Star; Fess Parker Wine Country Inn; $59 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; noon-5pm; 688-7788
  • Bella Vista (sold out);  Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore; $140; 11am-7pm; 969-2261
  • Blackbird; Hotel Californian; $115 adults, $55 ages 4-12; 5-10pm; 882-0135
  • Black Sheep; $65; 5-10pm; 965-1113
  • bouchon (sold out); $85; 3:30-8:30pm; 730-1160
  • Brothers Restaurant; Red Barn, Santa Ynez; $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 1-6pm; 688-4142
  • The Buffet; Chumash Casino Resort; $39 adults, $14.95 ages 12 and below; 1-9pm; 686-0855
  • Ca’ Dario Ristorante & Pizzeria; ~$30; 3-10pm; 884-9419
  • Cold Spring Tavern; $70 adults, $35 kids; 11am-7:45pm; 967-0066
  • Convivo Restaurant; Santa Barbara Inn; $65 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; 11am-9pm; 845-6789
  • Crocodile Restaurant & Bar; Lemon Tree Inn; $28; noon-9:30pm; 687-6444
  • Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant; $25.95; 11:30am-9pm; 568-0702
  • Dining Room (sold out); Belmond El Encanto; $115 adults, $45 kids; 3-10pm; 845-5800
  • Finch & Fork; Kimpton Canary Hotel; $90 adults, $35 ages 10 and below; 2-7pm; 879-9100
  • First & Oak; Mirabelle Inn, Solvang; $65; 5-8pm; 688-1703
  • Frog Bar & Grill; Glenn Annie Golf Course; $45 adults, $19 ages 12 and below; 11am-3pm; 968-0664
  • Harbor Restaurant; $75 adults, $15.95 ages 10 and below; noon-9pm; 963-3311
  • Harry’s Plaza Café; $26.95; 11am-11pm; 687-2800
  • Helena Avenue Bakery; everything but turkey; takeout with at least two days’ notice; priced à la carte; 880-3383
  • High Sierra Grill & Bar; $17.99 adults, $9.99 ages 12 and below; 7am-4pm; 845-7030
  • Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood; $33; noon-8:30pm; 965-3363
  • IHOP; $12.99; 7am-9pm; no reservations needed
  • Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels; takeout only, order by November 16; $175 feeds 10 people, $15.95 by the plate; 319-0155
  • Joe’s Café; ~$26; noon-9pm; 966-4638
  • Live Oak Café; Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites; $25; 11am-4pm; 845-5193
    Louie’s California Bistro; The Upham; $58 adults, $27.50 ages 12 and below; 2-6:30pm; 963-7003
  • Moby Dick Restaurant; $29.99; 11-8:30pm; 965-0549
  • Montecito Wine Bistro; $60 adults, $30 ages 12 and below; 11am-6pm; 969-7520
  • Mulligan’s Café & Bar; Santa Barbara Golf Club; $30.99 adults, $16.99 ages 10 and below; noon-5pm; 682-3228
  • Pea Soup Andersen’s; Buellton; $23.95 adults, $16.95 ages 10 and below; 11am-8pm; 688-5581
  • Rodney’s Grill; Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort; $55; 5-9:30pm; 884-8554
  • Root 246; $69 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 3-9pm; 686-8681
  • Roy; $65; 3-9pm; 966-5636
  • Sunshine Café; price to be determined; 7am-2pm; 898-9121
  • The Brewhouse; $37.99 adults, $12 ages 10 and below; 11am-6pm; 884-4664
  • The Monarch; $95; 11am-7pm; 869-0789
  • Shoals Restaurant; Cliff House Inn; ~$65; 2-7pm; 652-1381
  • Stella Mare’s; $58 adults, $28 ages 12 and below; noon-8pm; 969-6705
  • Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge; $26.95; 3-9pm; 687-1616
  • Treehouse Restaurant; Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn; $22; noon-8pm; 687-2426
  • Willows; Chumash Casino Resort; $65; 3-9pm; 686-0855
  • Wine Cask; $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 5-9pm; 966-9463
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One Response to WHO’S SERVING THANKSGIVING?

  1. Laura says:

    Hi John, here is link to a list/PDF of restaurants open in Solvang for the 2018 Thanksgiving Feast.
    Hope you can include and share them with your readers as well please.
    http://solvang.s3.amazonaws.com/digital_files/21/thanksgiving-2018.pdf

    and the link can also be found here: https://www.solvangusa.com/dining/

    Thank you for all YOU do! ~Grateful Reader Laura

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