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2016 Orange County Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Orange County Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? The top restaurants in Orange County are helping to make Thanksgiving less stressful for families by offering delicious dinners to-go and unforgettable dining experiences in their restaurants. Find the best restaurant for your family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by using our Orange County Thanksgiving dining guide.


Anaheim White House Restaurant
887 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 772-1381

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
12 Noon – 9 p.m.

Traditional Thanksgiving Feast:

Carved and seasoned oven roasted white & dark meat turkey with fluffy mashed potatoes topped with hearty turkey gravy, a helping of yams, seasoned stuffing, fresh steamed vegetables, and served with a side of cranberries

$39.95 & $19.95 kids 12 and under

Appetizers, salads, soups, sides, desserts, or any additional menu items not included


Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with our award-winning American cuisine while taking in the quintessential panoramic view of the Back Bay Nature Preserve. This years’ buffet menu features a wide variety of fresh Thanksgiving favorites from Shallot Boursin Mashed Potatoes to Slow Roasted Turkey Breast.


Field Greens with Apples and Dried Cherries in a Walnut Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus Salad
Spaghetti Squash Salad
Beets with Goat Cheese
Wild Mushroom Salad
Beefsteak Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella with Basil Dressing
Cauliflower Salad
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Dressing
Cold Cut & Antipasto Display


Seafood Chowder
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
New York Strip
Confit Turkey Dark Meat
Walnut Stuffing
Cranberry Relish
Au Jus, Herb Gravy, and Cream Horseradish


Grilled Salmon in a Dill Cream Sauce
Crab Cakes
Lamb Navarin
Rice Pilaf
Shallot Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Candied Yams
Green Beans Almandine
Roasted Corn off the Cobb
Creamed Spinach
Sweet Winter Peas
Corn Bread & Assorted Rolls


Pumpkin Pie
Caramelized Apple Pie
Pecan Pie
Bread Pudding

Chocolate Fountain

$48 per person (excludes tax and tip)
$22 for children (10 years and under)


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
455 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach

A Fleming’s First: Open Thanksgiving Day
Four Course Prix Fixe Menu for $39.95 with Full a la Carte Offerings as Well

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Fashion Island in Newport Beach will serve a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner for the first time since the flagship location opened in 1998. The four course prix fixe menu at $39.95 starts with an amuse bouche for the table to share. Guests will haves choices for starter and dessert courses, and the main course is a classic herb roasted turkey breast served with all the trimmings (menu follows). Fleming’s popular full menu will also be served for those craving prime steaks or fresh seafood. A three course children’s menu (click here), will be available for $19.95 for those 12 and under

​Thursday, November 24, starting at 11 a.m. and served continuously until closing.

for the table to share
Soppressata & brie cheese bites
Apple jalapeño cinnamon chutney, roasted nuts and truffled deviled egg

First Course
Fleming’s salad or Lobster bisque

Main Course

Mixed herb roasted turkey breast with savory turkey gravy
served with:

· Housemade brioche stuffing

· Fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce

· Butter-mashed sweet potatoes

· Green beans with bacon, almonds and onion

Pumpkin cheesecake with Chantilly cream and caramel glaze or
Carrot cake with three layers, cream cheese frosting and dark-rum caramel drizzle


19100 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA
(949) 752-5222

Three-Course Thanksgiving Menu

$42 & $19 for Kids (Tax & Gratuity Not Included)

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Reservations 1p.m. – 8p.m.
Live Music 5p.m. – 9p.m.


Butternut Squash Soup with Brandy Cream & Candy Pecan
Apple Salad with Fennel, Watercress, Almonds & Blue Cheese


Roasted Organic Turkey Dinner with Farm Fresh Poultry, Turkey Sausage Stuffing, Winter Vegetable Medley, Yukon Potato Puree, Cranberry Relish & Gravy
Bourbon Glazed Ham Dinner with Caramel Apples, Winter Vegetable Medley & Yukon Potato Puree


Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Crust with Fresh Cranberry, Orange Compote, Caramel & Whipped Cream
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce


900 Bayside Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Thanksgiving Menu
$48 & $21.75 for Kids 12 and under

Thanksgiving, November 24, 2016
Reservations 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Live Entertainment 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Select one appetizer

-Autumn Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese, Organic Grapes, Toasted Pistachios & Balsamic Vinaigrette

-Puree of Garnet Yam & Ginger Soup with Snapped Chives

-Roasted Red Beets & California Goat Cheese with Honey Roasted Walnuts, Aged Balsamic Reduction, Red Belgian Endive

-Compressed Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill, Horseradish, Capers, Shaved Red Onion, Pumpernickel, & Petit Greens

Main Course

-Diestel Farms Oven Roasted Organic Turkey Breast with Forest Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Stuffing, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Seasons Vegetables, Gravy Produced from Pan Drippings & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce


-Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Caramel Sauce
-Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cake with Hazelnut Ice Cream


Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink
Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink
370 Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Thursday, November 24, from 1 to 8 p.m.

At Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink, Chef/Owner Ryan Adams will be pleasing folks with a three-course Thanksgiving feast packed with traditional American holiday favorites. First the menu offers a choice of Warmed Winter Greens Salad or Sweet Potato Chowder. Next the main choice is Roasted Free Range Turkey with thyme gravy and sage sausage stuffing or Grilled Pork Loin with mushrooms, apple jus, carrots and apple glaze. And the classic sides for everyone are Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Candied Yams and Cranberry Sauce – also melt-in-your-mouth Black Pepper Thyme Parker House rolls. Of course the feast ends with either Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream or Bourbon Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream. To enjoy Adams’ Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of home with friends and family, the same menu offered in the restaurant is available for take away.

At The Restaurant: $52 for adults, $26 for kids (10 and under) and includes three courses and accompaniments Does not include drinks, tax or gratuity. No substitutions. For reservations, please call 949-494-8686.

Take Away Thanksgiving: To be picked up between noon and 1 p.m. on November 24. Three courses and accompaniments are $45 for adults, $22.50 for kids plus $2 per person for specialty packaging and instructions. Price does not include drinks, taxes or gratuity. No substitutions or splits. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance with a credit card by calling 949-494-8686.


The Ritz Prime Seafood
2801 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Thursday, November 24, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Chef George Neyra and his kitchen team will be preparing a celebratory elegant holiday repast to enjoy with family and friends while relaxing along Mariner’s Mile. The meal starts with a seasonal Kale Salad and Second Course options are Chestnut Soup with lobster and black truffle or Squash Agnolotti with pumpkin seeds and asiago cheese. Main Course selections: Braised Short Rib with celery root puree, Maple Glazed Wild Salmon with cipollini onions or Heritage Breed Turkey Breast and Leg Confit with cinnamon cranberry sauce and classic gravy. Entrees are accompanied by a selection of hearty sides such as traditional brioche dressing, potato-cheddar gratin and baby turnips with pearl onions. Luscious Pie selections are Pumpkin, Pecan or Orchard Apple.

$79 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 949-720-1800.


Hotel Irvine
The Backyard
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614

Thursday, November 24, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

At Hotel Irvine they say, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen and into The Backyard.” This year’s Thanksgiving feast brings a cornucopia of food stations, including Roasted Turkey and Maple-Glazed Berkshire Ham, cooked-to-order Steelhead Salmon and Seafood Paella, build-your-own Bloody Marys, dessert stations and more. Plus, there will be live music, a kids’ craft station and a photo booth.

$65 per adult, $20 per child ages five to 12, excluding tax and service charge. Tickets can be purchased online or call 949-225-6780 for reservations. Visit online at for more information.


EATS Kitchen & Bar
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

Thursday, November 24, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Guests will want to pull up a chair and join the EATS family for Thanksgiving – EATS style – for traditional favorites with signature twists like Braised Short Rib, Oven-Roasted Turkey, Kabocha Squash Soup, Roasted Pork and so much more. Diners will be loosening a belt notch or two for this one.

$39 per person for three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Additional options and children’s menu available a la carte. Pricing excludes tax and gratuities. Reservations recommended online at or by calling 949-225-6780. View the complete menu at


Island Hotel
Oak Grill
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 926600

Thursday, November 24, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Let Oak Grill host Thanksgiving this year. They’re serving a mouthwatering four-course dinner including a Traditional Carved Turkey, Roasted Filet Mignon and Wild Salmon, plus traditional desserts created by Pastry Chef Andy de la Cruz. Guests can gather around the table with friends and family to enjoy the best part: not doing any dishes.
$90 per adult, $35 per child ages five to 12, excluding tax and gratuities. Free for children four and under. Reserve a spot online or call 949-760-4920.

The Ballroom
Thursday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends and family can gather in the beautiful Island Hotel Ballroom for a delicious brunch, including traditional Free-Range Turkey, Carved-to-Order Prime Rib, Seafood Station, Create-Your-Own Risotto Station and Champagne to wash it all down. Plus, there are live music and children’s crafts – for a day that’s made for the whole family.
$80 per adult, $20 per child ages five to 12, including tax and gratuities. Free for children four and under. Call 949-760-4913 for reservations.


Selanne Steak Tavern Thanksgiving Feast for Home Entertaining
1464 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

· Turkey à la carte, seasoned, stuffed and ready to cook. Choice of:
Ø Mary’s Farms Fresh Free Range Turkey (small approximately 12 pounds) feeds up to six people, $125
Ø Mary’s Farms Fresh Free Range Turkey (medium 16 to 20 pounds) feeds up to 10 people, $175
Ø Mary’s Farms Fresh Free Range Turkey (large 22 to 24 pounds) feeds up to 15 people, $225

The Selanne Feast includes: Choice of Mary’s Farms Free Range Turkey plus signature marsala wine turkey demi sauce, Cara Cara orange and fresh ginger cranberry sauce and either Parker loaf, sage, Granny Smith apple and walnut stuffing or brioche with fresh thyme, huckleberry and winter fruits stuffing. Inclusive sides include: Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Yam Puree with maple bacon bits, Roasted Butternut Squash with maple bourbon glaze, Baby Carrots with blossom honey and rosemary, Duck Fat Brussels Sprouts with candied orange and pecans and Heirloom Cauliflower with truffled cauliflower crème. All dinners are packaged in oven-ready aluminum bakeware and microwave safe deli cups and cooking instructions are provided in packaging. The turkey is marinated and frozen to maintain freshness, not pre-cooked.
Price of Selanne Feast Package is the price of the selected Mary’s Farms Turkey plus $255. Supplementary dishes that serve six to 10 people are Cranberry-Orange Parker Pull Apart Bread, $25; Garnet Yam “Sweet Potato” Pie with Grand Marnier Crème Cheese, $30; and Granny Smith Apple Pie with cinnamon crème fraîche, $30.

To pick up Selanne Steak Tavern Thanksgiving dinner to go:
Ø Pre-orders taken until November 18 by 12 p.m., and pick up is on Wednesday, November 23, and Thursday, November 24, up to 1:30 p.m.
Ø To place order contact [email protected] or call 949.715.4490


Del Frisco
Irvine Spectrum Center
772 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Deviled Eggs
Truffle Chive Vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Soup
Rye Croutons
Holiday Salad
Mixed Greens, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Candied Pecans

Sliced Roast Turkey & Trimmings
Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Sage Apple Sausage Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Nutella Bread Pudding
Molten Chocolate Cake
Salted Caramel Pudding Jar

For those looking to avoid this doing the heavy lifting Thanksgiving, Del Frisco’s Grille Irvine is offering a three-course, traditional turkey dinner prix-fixe menu for $39.

Thanksgiving menu highlights include Butternut Squash Bisque, Hand-Carved Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with Sage Apple Sausage Stuffing, Gravy and Cranberry Relish and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Guests seeking something other than turkey will be pleased to find the full dinner menu, including the Grille’s signature menu items such as Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Grille Prime Cheeseburger and of course, Del Frisco’s famous Prime steaks.


The Capital Grille
South Coast Plaza

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Capital Grille will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds & cranberry pear chutney and Sam’s mashed potatoes. For dessert, rich pumpkin cheesecake will be available for $10. The Capital Grille’s full à la carte menu will also be offered.

$38 per adult for Thanksgiving entree, $15 for children 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity

For reservations please call 714.432.1140


Seasons 52
South Coast Plaza

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Join Season’s 52 for a traditional Plainville Farms roasted turkey dinner with all the trimmings: herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, maple glazed butternut squash, French green beans and housemade cranberry relish. A mini pumpkin pie indulgence will be served for dessert. Pair dinner with a seasonal Organic Sunshine Martini or Cranberry & Sage cocktail. Priced per offering.

$27.90 per adult for Thanksgiving entree, $12.90 for children 12 and under (tax and gratuity not included)

For reservations please call 714.437.5252


Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
South Coast Plaza

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Royal Khyber will be offering its full à la carte lunch and dinner menus this Thanksgiving. Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine including vegetarian options.

Prices vary per selection (tax and gratuity not included)

For reservations please call 714.436.1010


Morton’s The Steakhouse
South Coast Plaza

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with options from Morton’s full à la carte dinner menu. A special steak and lobster entrée will be available for $55. Classic Thanksgiving offerings will not be served.

Prices vary per selection (tax and gratuity not included)

For reservations please call 714.444.4834


Mastro’s Steakhouse
South Coast Plaza

Thursday November 24, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy an unparalleled dining experience at Mastro’s this Thanksgiving. The full à la carte dinner menu featuring the highest quality steaks and seafood will be available. Traditional Thanksgiving cuisine will not be served.

Prices vary per selection (tax and gratuity not included)

For reservations please call 714.444.4834


Lawry’s Carvery
South Coast Plaza

Lawry’s offers a selection of hand-carved roasted turkey sandwiches and turkey entrée platter for in-restaurant dining or to-go. Larger family feasts are available by special order during the holidays. Selections include hand carved roast turkey with cranberry relish, prime rib with port wine au jus and roast beef with roasted red onions. Meals include two sides and choice of salad. Turkey & roast beef for 4/8 people is $85/$170 and prime rib for 4/8 people $100/$200. For those who enjoy something extra, turkey soup and bread pudding can be added to any order. Please call for details. Lawry’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.



Pacific Whey Café
South Coast Plaza

Pick-up hours on Thanksgiving Day are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Let Pacific Whey Café do all the work this year by ordering one of its complete to-go Thanksgiving dinners. Each meal features turkey, gravy, herbed stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, honey wheat dinner rolls and pumpkin pie for dessert. Take-out dinners must be pre-paid by credit card.

Pilgrim Package (4-6lb turkey breast) serves 4-6 people $165

Mayflower Package (14-16lb whole turkey) serves 8-10 people $255

Call about pick-up hours.



South Coast Plaza

Boudin/SF has seasonal menu options including turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches, turkey melts with house-made cranberry Dijon and frosted leaf and acorn cookies. Pick up a novel sourdough bread pull-apart turkey ($18.99) or sourdough bread grape cluster ($8.39) for your Thanksgiving feast. Pre-ordering is recommended.



Champagne French Bakery Café
South Coast Plaza

Champagne French Bakery Cafe has Thanksgiving dessert covered! Delicious home-style apple, pumpkin and cherry berry pies are available whole or by the slice (prices range from $4.49 to $18.49). Pre-ordering is encouraged. Soft pumpkin cookies are also available for $2.05 each. Enjoy a hot or iced Pumpkin Salted Caramel Latte, Salted Caramel Cider or French Hot Chocolate while you’re there.


714.427.0808, Garden Terrace


Sapphire Laguna
1200 S Coast Hwy #101
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9888

Thursday, November 24th

We invite you to spend Thanksgiving with us at Sapphire Laguna!

If it’s a traditional Thanksgiving meal you crave, we will be serving Herb-Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey! Our three-course prix fixe menu will also be offering entrees such as Pan-Seared Scottish Salmon, Whole Branzino Almondine, Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Butter Poached Shrimp, and Oven-Roasted Pork Loin Chop! Pair your dinner with a great bottle of wine or craft cocktail. Our Pumpkin Pie and Warm Apple Tart Tatin are guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

Ranging from $55 – $82 | Served 11am – 8pm
Excludes beverages, taxes & gratuity.

Dinner to-go

Simplify your Thanksgiving preparation by letting Sapphire do all the cooking for you! We are now accepting orders for complete or a la carte Thanksgiving choices from Sapphire Pantry. Whether it’s for a family of 5 or a gathering of 20 guests, we’ve got it covered!

With multiple options to choose from, the Traditional features a Whole-Herb Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey (22-24lbs), Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Autumn Fruit and Nut Stuffing, Cranberry-Orange Chutney, Sage Pan Gravy, and our famous Parmesan- Asiago Cheese Rolls. Our delicious sides include items such as Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Cream and Butter-Fried Sage, Creamed Corn Mac & Cheese, and Three Mushroom Stuffing with Prosciutto, Pine Nuts and Rosemary.


Acapulco Restaurants

A special Thanksgiving Day buffet with a turkey carving station, traditional Thanksgiving dishes, Mexican specialties, soups, salads, desserts, and more.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ports O’ Call, Marina Pacifica, Costa Mesa, Glendale (11am-7pm)
Downey (11am-8:30pm)
Los Angeles (12pm-8pm)
All other Acapulco locations ((11am-7pm)

For Ports O’ Call – $ 26.99/$9.99
For Marina Pacifica, Downey, Costa Mesa and Glendale – $24.99/$9.99
For all other Acapulco locations – $21.99/$8.99;
For Los Angeles – regular menu only


El Torito

On Thanksgiving, El Torito will offer an all-day buffet with traditional Thanksgiving items, including a turkey carving station, Mexican specialties, taco station, salads, soups and desserts

Thursday, November 24, 2016
11am – 7pm

For El Torito in Burlingame, Dana Point, Monterrey, San Leandro and Marina del Rey – All-Day Buffet $25.99/$7.99
All Other El Torito Locations – All-Day Buffet $23.99/$7.99


Las Brisas
361 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651s

SEAFOOD TOWER – $79 (half) $149 (full)
lobster, oysters, ceviche, shrimp, king crab cocktail

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
crème fraîche, fried kale
Roasted Baby Beet Salad
arugula, candied walnuts, goat cheese, ginger vinaigrette

Organic Slow-Roasted Turkey – $55
jalapeño cornbread stuffing, house gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted sweet
potato, cranberry orange sauce, sautéed organic green beans
Colorado Lamb Chops- $65
cranberry jalapeño salsa, roasted butternut squash, sautéed organic green beans
Surf and Turf – $79
prime petite filet mignon, grilled lobster tail, garlic mashed potatoes,
horseradish sauce, lemon zest drawn butter
Poached Maine Lobster Tail – $89
roasted butternut squash, wilted kale, pine nuts, lemon zest drawn butter
Chilean Sea Bass – $65
almond crusted, roasted fingerling potatoes, charred asparagus, caper beurre
Prime Filet Mignon – $65
compound butter, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed organic green beans
Grilled Bone-in Ribeye – $70
28-day wet aged ribeye, compound butter, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed
organic green beans
Seared Jumbo Scallops – $65
roasted butternut squash, wilted kale, pine nuts, caper beurre blanc
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Apple Cinnamon Tart

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Who Song and Larry’s
1535 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA, 92867

Who Song And Larry’s will offer their FULL menu, along with this additional
$35 Prix Fixe menu:
First Course: Choice of garden salad or butternut squash soup
Main Course: Traditional Turkey Dinner including oven roasted turkey,
jalapeno cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans, house gravy, garlic mashed
potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce
Dessert Course: Choice of pumpkin pie, or apple pie

Thursday, November 24, 2016


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