Top 10 Bay Area Restaurants Where You Can Spend Thanksgiving


Okay, yes – theoretically, cooking a traditional Thanksgiving meal for your nearest and dearest sounds lovely. But realistically, it’s not always possible. Or necessary, or, honestly, fun in any way, shape, or form.

Thankfully, some culinary geniuses figured out, if they continue cooking awesome food through the November holiday, grateful customers will gladly leave their ovens cold and exchange American dollars for a delicious meal while sparing sanity.

So leave your cranberry sauce canned and your turkey baster in the drawer (or wherever you’re supposed to store those): these restaurants will satisfy your cravings and do the dishes for you. #Blessed.

1. Wayfare Tavern

For $85/person, you get a three-course dinner and sides, or you can go à la carte.
558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 772-9060

2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

It’s a classic for a reason. The restaurant serves up a traditional turkey dinner with sausage and herb stuffing, complete with sides and starters.

1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 673-0557

3. Fleming’s Steakhouse

Starting at 11 a.m., you can order a four-course meal for $39.95, or skip the traditional stuff and just order your favorites from the full menu.

Olympia Place, 1685 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 287-0297

4. Garibaldi’s on Presidio

Chef Doug Borkowski’s got your back with a three-course prix fix dinner for $75/person that features a traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings.

347 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 563-8841

5. Il Fornaio

Celebrate with the Italian family you’ve always wished for (or a different one than the one you already have).

1265 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 986-0100

6. Cocotte

From noon to 9 p.m. you can indulge in braised turkey with cranberries, gravy, and house stuffing, Beef Wellington, pumpkin pie, pecan tart, and more.

1521 Hyde Street, San Francisco CA 94109

(415) 292-4415

7. Gold Coast Grill


Think a $27 meal with pumpkin pie sounds too good to be true? It exists in Alameda.

1901 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-5388

8. Insalata’s

No one said Thanksgiving couldn’t come with a side of Mediterranean flavor.

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 457-7700

9. Garcon


Forego family style and try a seasonal a la carte Thanksgiving instead.

1101 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 401-8959

10. Luce – InterContinental San Francisco


Okay ready? Roasted turkey, Gulf Snapper, and New York Strip Steak for $89/person ($45 for kids 4-12). Start making room now.

Intercontinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 616-6566


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