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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Downtown San Diego

By Mike in Urban Lifestyle with 0 Comments

We love selling real estate in Downtown San Diego, but even our office closes for the day so we can enjoy a delicious meal with the people who matter most. If you’re trying to avoid dish duty or simply don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, here are a few great places to eat Thanksgiving dinner.

US Grant

This historic downtown hotel hosts an annual Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski prepares the delectable spread of seasonal and savory delights, including classic roast turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, homemade deserts, and a selection of grilled and chilled seafood along with artisan cheeses and breads. Served from 11:30am to 3:30pm, cost is $98 per person, $78 per senior and $48 for children age 12 and under.

BICE Ristorante

Bice offers an American Thanksgiving Dinner with an Italian spin, offering a special holiday menu served between 11am and 7pm with plates such as lacinato kale and farro salad, chicken roulade, and soft polenta. Cost is $42 per person and $21 for children age 10 and under.


The famous KELVIN restaurant, bordering the Core and Columbia District in Downtown San Diego, is transformed into an elegant and inviting Thanksgiving gathering spot for families to indulge in signature holiday classics such as honey glazed turkey, grilled country ham, and pumpkin mousse tart. Meals are served from 11:30am to 10pm, and the four-course prix fixe menu starts at $55 per person.

1500 OCEAN at Hotel Del Coronado

At the oceanfront Hotel Del Coronado, guests enjoy Chef Meredith Menee’s three-course meal that adds a decadent twist to traditional Thanksgiving cuisine. The holiday menu features, among other things, blue cheese crusted filet mignon with mushroom bread pudding, asparagus, and a fig port demi-glace. There is also a maple and mustard glazed ham with candied sweet potatoes, served with braised mustard greens and pearl onions, or a Diestel turkey with roasted breast meat, a dark meat roulade, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and Italian sausage stuffing. Cost starts at $105 for adults.

The Grand Del Mar

If you’re looking for a truly extravagant Thanksgiving, head out of downtown and up to Addison at The Grand Del Mar where you can enjoy an extravagant eight-course French-inspired meal. Some of Chef William Bradley’s sumptuous dishes include deviled eggs with little gem lettuce, king crab with spinach, vanilla, and brown butter, foie gras, chestnuts, sweet onions and ibérico ham, a salt-roasted turkey with traditional garnishes, vanilla-poached pears and beets and for dessert, vacherin, a superb pairing of pumpkin, pain d’épices, and cinnamon Chantilly. Dinner is served from 5 to 8pm. Prices begin at $215 per person. Wine pairings will cost an additional $150.

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