If you’re looking to put down the apron, we’ve got 19 orange County restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner for both dine-in and take-out. After a year of chaos and uncertainty, it might be nice to relax and support our local restaurants this holiday season. Thankfully, Orange County is home to the finest restaurants that offer holiday specials for the whole family. Be sure to check it out below!
Wind & Sea
Thursday, November 26 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wind & Sea in Dana Point is hosting an excellent Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season. For those who are looking for a delicious traditional style menu, this is the perfect place for the whole family. Wind & Sea will be offering tasty holiday plates that include dishes such as roasted turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, and more. Wind & Sea has focused its Thanksgiving menu around everyone’s holiday favorites. Besides, their festive Thanksgiving menu Wind & Sea is located on the Dana Point Harbor and offers exquisite ocean views.
Starting at $49 per person, $24.5, for children under the age of 12, excluding tax and gratuity.
Where: Wind & Sea
Location: 34699 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629
Phone: (949) 496-6500.
The Brig Restaurant
The Brig Restaurant has opened its doors to enjoy a Thanksgiving style-meal this holiday season. The restaurant is beautifully located on the Dana Point Harbor and shares beautiful views. Join the Brig for a wonderful holiday season. Where: The Brig Restaurant
Location: 34461 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-9046
Hendrix Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, November 26th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Price for adults is $65 per guest, and kids 12 & younger will be $19. Reservations recommended by calling Hendrix Restaurant & Bar or visiting online.
Join Hendrix Restaurant & Bar for a wonderful feast this Thanksgiving. Hendrix Restaurant & Bar is offering dine-in services along with take-home meals! Their Thanksgiving dine-in feast starts off with Parker House Rolls with Vermont creamery butter and sea salt for the table, followed by a choice of Harvest Salad, Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Tartare, Butternut Squash Soup, or pan-seared Day Boat Scallops. Next, an entrée. upon the guest selection from traditional Whole Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with all the fixings, Roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib, or Scottish Salmon Filet. Young children will be given the choice of Turkey Plate, Mac & Cheese with Green Beans, or Chicken Fingers with Fries. Each meal is ended with a choice of traditional desserts for the table, including Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, and Cookies.
Take-home meals priced at $175 (plus tax). Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 24th for curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Orders may be placed by calling Hendrix Restaurant & Bar.
Guests will also be offered the choice of a take-home meal to celebrate within the comfort of their own homes. Chef Rainer Schwarz has prepared a delicious Thanksgiving meal that will include Whole Roasted Turkey, Yukon Smashed Potatoes, Apple-Fennel Stuffing, Green Beans, Heirloom Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, and Turkey Gravy. The meal will also come with Parker House Rolls with Vermont creamery butter and sea salt to start, and a choice of Pumpkin or Apple Pie to finish. The meal can serve 6-8 guests. The take-home meals are priced favorably for the guests to enjoy. Beyond their meals, Hendrix is offering their guests Cocktails To-Go (32-ounces; can serve up to 6); buy one, get one free bottles of select wine; and 30% off select specialty wines.
Where: Hendrix Restaurant & Bar
Location: 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone: (949) 248-1912
Join Gemmell’s Restaurant for a delicious holiday dinner. This Thanksgiving Gemmell’s is serving a three-course dinner including a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert available for dine-in or takeout. Make this holiday season festive with Gemmell’s Restaurant.
Where: Gemmell’s Restaurant
Location: 34471 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 234-0063
Thanksgiving reservations are available beginning Tuesday, October 27 at 9 a.m. and Christmas Eve reservations open to the public on Tuesday, November 24 at 9 a.m. With seatings from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and Christmas Eve.
Five Crowns is offering their guests a royal dinner this holiday season. Besides their delicious, high quality food they have included a festive atmosphere throughout the holiday season. Five Crowns will be serving top tier meals from chef Alejandra Padilla. The holiday menus include Prime Ribs of Beef served in the traditional manner with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and choice of side. The Thanksgiving menu boasts the succulent Oven Roasted Free Range Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered Blue Lake green beans, and housemade cranberry compote. Christmas Eve menu highlights include Five Crowns’ traditional Roasted Goose with wild grains, mushroom, cherry and brussels sprout leaves. Those who will be dining at home, Five Crown has put together a traditional prime rib dinner to-go. Carve your prime rib at home or choose from a bountiful feast menu with select cuts of roasted Prime Ribs of Beef, classic accompaniments, sides and desserts to compliment the perfect seasonal celebration.
Thanksgiving holiday to-go orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 and Christmas Eve to-go orders must be placed by Monday, December 21.
Where: Five Crowns
Location: 3801 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, CA. Valet parking is available. Phone: (949) 760-0331
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Thursday, November 26th from Noon to 8 p.m.
Chef Yvon Goetz has prepared an outstanding dine-in and take-home menu for this Thanksgiving holiday. The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is the perfect place to celebrate and have fun with the whole family. Both of the Orange County locations in Tustin and Newport Beach will remain open Thanksgiving day. The dine-in menu serves a choice of Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, The Winery House Salad, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Pumpkin & Ricotta Ravioli, or Organic Heirloom Tomatoes & Fresh Burrata. Entrée choice of Traditional Maple-Glazed Free-Range Turkey, King Salmon “a la Plancha ”, Maine Scallops & Jumbo Wild White Shrimp, Grilled Beef Flatiron Steak, and Maple Glazed Kurobuta Pork Chop. To end a wonderful evening, the guests are served a choice of Streusel Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Cheesecake.
Meals are priced at $75++ per guest with a “Little Buddies” kids menu will be offered for $24.95. Excluding tax and gratuity.
The take-home menu includes a Roasted Free-Range Diestel Turkey with Sliced White & Dark Meat, Apple-Sundried Cherry Dressing, Cranberry-Orange Relish, and Pinot Noir-Sage Gravy. The meal comes with the following two sides, the options include Mashed Potato Casserole, Butternut Squash-Potato Gratin, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Sundried Tomato, Green Beans Almondine, Maple Syrup Roasted Garnet Yams, and Honey-Thyme Glazed Carrots. To wrap up the holiday meal, the guests are included, The Winery’s decadent seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramelized Pecan-Vanilla Bean Chantilly. This delicious holiday special serves up to 6 guests and is priced at $350. The take-home menu also offers wine by the bottle or craft cocktails among purchase.
Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd for pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th between 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended online at www.thewineryrestaurants.com or by calling.
Tustin Location: 2647 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
Tustin Phone: (714) 258-7600
Newport Location: 3131 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Newport Phone: (949) 999-6622
Fork & Knife
Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20th by calling Fork & Knife or emailing email@example.com. All food is cold (except baked goods) upon pick up and presented with heating instructions. Meals can be scheduled for pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th or Thursday, November 26th before 2 p.m.
This Thanksgiving Fork & Knife has generously prepared festive side dishes to make your Thanksgiving less stressful. Chef Jonathan Blackford is calling it “Everything But The Turkey” menu – you handle the turkey and he’ll handle the rest! The Thanksgiving sides that will be offered are seasonal soup, fresh salads, stunning cheese & charcuterie platters, and your favorite holiday desserts, including Apple Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Their full menu can be found online.
Where: Fork & Knife
Location: 401 E 17th St A-2, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 877-0330
Available for curbside pick-up for lunch and dinner, each Family Pack feeds up to 4 guests. Guests who order for pick-up may also purchase wine and sake by the bottle for 50% off its regular price, beer, and the restaurant’s signature cocktails packaged to go.
If you enjoy a less traditional Thanksgiving meal Sushi Roku is offering their Hot Family Pack or Sushi Family Pack. If you have dined with Sushi Roku before you know you will be receiving the finest, and freshest fish from around the globe. Sushi Rokus seasoned sushi chef has prepared these meals like no other. If you choose to celebrate with a Sushi Roku meal you will not be disappointed.
Where: Sushi Roku
Location: 327 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 706-3622
Available for Thanksgiving pick-up on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Georgia’s Restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th.
Family-owned Georgia’s Restaurant has added a southern twist to this holiday season. Georgia’s Restaurant is offering pre-orders to ensure your Thanksgiving is spent properly with the family. Georgias is offering their signature Fried Chicken (49.95 per half-pan), BBQ St. Louis Ribs ($22.95 per half-pan), and house specialty Jambalaya ($69.95 per half-pan). They are also preparing Southern Soulful Sides (each by the half-pan) featuring Cole Slaw, Chili, Chili Mac, Corn on the Cob, Collard Greens, family-fave Red Beans and Rice, Baked Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Garlic Rice, House Salad, Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Sliders, Yams and Nana Gretchen’s famous Corn Bread and Honey Butter. For their dessert, they are offering Whole Peach Cobbler ($27.95 each), Lemon Cake ($14.95 each), Pound Cake ($14.95 each), and Sweet Potato Pie ($14.95 each).
Where: Georgia’s Restaurant
Anaheim Location: 440 S Anaheim Blvd #209a, Anaheim, CA 92805
Anaheim Phone: (714) 906-1900
Long Beach Location: 4101 McGowen St #155, Long Beach, CA 90808
Long Beach Phone: (562) 420-5637
Fable & Spirit
Orders may be placed by Tuesday, November 24th for pick-up between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th. Fable & Spirit will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Contactless curbside pick-up can be requested when placing orders. Guests will be able to order by phone or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allow Fable & Spirit to bring the fun to the celebration. For Thanksgiving Fable & Spirit is offering wines and cocktails to bring to your at-home feast. To ensure you have the perfect beverage for your meal, Fable & Spirit is offering their professional assistance. By sharing your Thanksgiving menu and Sommelier Ali Coyle they will recommend wines offered at a favorable price.
Where: Fable & Spirit
Location: 3441 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 409-9913
Vine Restaurant & Bar/ Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook./ Ironwood, Cellar. Craft. Cook/Olea, Cellar. Craft. Cook.
For Thanksgiving Russ Bendel’s outstanding coastal restaurants in Orange County are offering Thanksgiving Family Meal Boxes prepared by chef Jared Cook. The chef has generously included all the delicious Thanksgiving items but turkey. The meals include Organic Sweet Gem Lettuce Salad with Meyer Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette, House Made Mashed Potatoes and Forest Mushroom Gravy, Lacinato Kale & Sausage Stuffing, Farmers Market Heirloom Vegetables and Brussels Sprouts, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Scratch Made Pumpkin Cheesecake, and two bottles of wine: Martin Ray Chardonnay and Angeline Pinot Noir. The Thanksgiving meal box serves up 6 guests and is priced at $149. To show their guests their appreciation they are also including a $20 promotion card for future dining. For $50 you can add an optional add-on is a liter of pumpkin Old-Fashioned Craft Cocktails, created by beverage director Gabe Whorley.
Call and pre-pay at restaurant of choice:
Vine Restaurant & Bar
211 N. El Camino Real
Call (949) 361-2079 to preorder
Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook.
1200 S. Coast Highway
Call (949) 715-9888 to preorder
Ironwood, Cellar. Craft. Cook.
25250 La Paz Road
Call (949) 446-8772 to preorder
Olea, Cellar. Craft. Cook.
2001 Westcliff Drive
Call (949) 287-6807 to preorder
The Hall Global Eatery or Vaca
Order by Monday, November 23, 2 p.m. Pickup Wednesday, November 25, 3-8 p.m.
Join The Hall Global Eatery or Vaca for a large takeout Thanksgiving feast. Both restaurants are located at the South Coast Plaza and will be preparing an enjoyable dinner for the whole family. The festive meal that serves 8-10 people for $495. The meal includes whole roasted turkey (16-18 lb.) with turkey giblet gravy, Amar’s cranberry sauce, famous sausage-cornbread stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams with pomegranate, green beans with toasted almonds and cream of mushroom soup as a starter. The feast includes a freshly-baked pecan tart from the Hall’s Pâtisserie. To ensure assistance they have included directions for warming the dinner.
The Hall Global Eatery Location: 3333 Bristol St Ste. 1876, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Hall Global Eatery Phone: (714)515-5544
Vaca Location: 695 Town Center Dr Suite 170, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Vaca Phone: (714)463-6060
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Water Grill is offering dine in or take out services to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving feast. The restaurant is serving their popular à la carte menu plus a three course Thanksgiving menu. To start off the festive night guests are given the choice of Water Grill’s signature clam chowder or mixed organic greens. The Thanksgiving plate includes Diestel Farms roasted turkey, sourdough-apple stuffing, cranberry relish, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and turkey gravy. The end the festivities with delicious dessert guests are offered caramel bread pudding or pumpkin cheesecake.
Three-Course Thanksgiving Menu: $68; $25 children 12 and under (excluding tax and gratuity) Water Grill’s bi-monthly market sale will feature whole Thanksgiving turkeys for purchase on Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Water Grill
Location: 3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (949) 208-7060
The Capital Grille
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Preorder and pick up Tuesday or Wednesday, November 24-25
The Capital Grille is hosting a dine in or takeout Thanksgiving dinner. Their dine in menu consists of a Thanksgiving entrée with all the seasonal favorites. Savor slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney and for the table, Sam’s mashed potatoes to share. For dessert, pumpkin pie cheesecake is available à la carte $12.
$45 per adult for Thanksgiving entree, $15 for children 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
The takeout menu includes delicious sides to accompany your turkey! The sides may serve up to 4-6 guests and include brioche stuffing, gravy, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney, Sam’s mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey and seeded rolls. To ensure your meal is just right store the prepared dishes in your refrigerator, and simply reheat on Thanksgiving Day.
Please order online and select Tuesday or Wednesday November 24-25 as pick-up. Price: $125 (excluding tax)
Where: The Capital Grille
Location: 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 432-1140
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Preorder and pick up Tuesday or Wednesday, November 24-25
Come join Seasons 52 for a dine in or takeout Thanksgiving experience. For Thanksgiving Seasons 52 dine in is offering their à la carte menu and serving a healthy yet delicious Thanksgiving feast including “Never Ever” antibiotic-free roasted turkey with savory pan gravy along with favorite trimmings including herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash, French green beans and house made cranberry relish. To top off your meal with something sweet, they have prepared a mini pumpkin pie indulgence. Guests are available to pair their dinner with a sommelier-selected wine or seasonal cocktail.
$29 per adult for Thanksgiving entrée, $15 for children 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Á la carte menu priced per offering.
Their takeout menu includes choice of field greens salad or romaine Caesar, roasted turkey, savory pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, brioche-sage stuffing, green beans, mashed butternut squash, house made cranberry relish and six mini indulgences (select from pumpkin pie, raspberry chocolate chip cannoli or turtle cheesecake). This dinner box serves 4-6 people. The restaurant recommends storing the prepared dinner in your refrigerator and simply reheat on Thanksgiving in less than an hour to enjoy.
Price: $150 (excluding tax) Available for pickup on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25. A 24-hour preorder is required.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
A less traditional meal will be served at Morton’s this Thanksgiving. Morton’s will be serving their classic à la carte menu. Join Morton’s for their top tier prime steaks, luxe seafood and fine wines!
Through November 19, Sunday-Thursday, a special two-course dinner for $99 will be offered, 5-10 p.m. Morton’s also has extensive offerings online for takeout, either pickup or delivery.
Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse
Location: 1641 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 444-4834
Family Feasts need to be pre-ordered and for Thanksgiving, picked up by Wednesday, November 25. Lawry’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
For the month of November Lawry’s Cavery will be offering roasted turkey sandwiches, soups and entrées for in-restaurant dining or to-go. They will be serving Thanksgiving specials that include turkey, yams, cranberry stuffing, choice of signature side, gravy and cranberry sauce for $18. To end your feast with a dessert a pumpkin cheesecake for $6 a slice is offered. Those who carry a larger family, Lawry’s Carvery, has offered a larger Thanksgiving plate that serves 4 or 8 guests featuring Lawry’s premium meats seasoned, roasted and ready to carve are also available by special order. Selections include hand-carved roast turkey with cranberry relish and gravy, prime rib with port wine au jus and roast beef with roasted red onions. Meals include two sides and choice of salad; does not include dessert.
Larger family feasts price: From $95 to $240
Where: Lawry’s Carvery
Location: 3333 Bristol St Suite 2601, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 434-7788