No-Work Turkey Dinner: Family Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Feasts

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It’s almost time for the quintessential feast of the Fall season–Thanksgiving! Preparing a proper Thanksgiving meal can be more than a daunting task, so save yourself the stress of organizing a big holiday meal and consider dining out for Thanksgiving this year. Plenty of Bay Area restaurants are offering the traditional turkey feast so you can relax and gobble gobble. Below is a list of family-friendly restaurants offering special menus and children’s pricing for Thanksgiving. Call ahead to reserve a table and confirm menu details.

San Francisco

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

From 11:00am – 9:00pm, the Beach Chalet will be serving a prix fixe three-course menu, including the traditional Chalet traditional Turkey Dinner along with alternatives like pork and salmon. A limited a la carte bar menu will also be available.

Location: 1000 Great Highway

Contact: 415-386-8439

Cost: $43 per person, children under 12 for $19

Park Chalet Garden Restaurant

The sister restaurant to the Beach Chalet, the Park Chalet will be open from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm. They are hosting a bottomless Champagne buffet featuring Thanksgiving staples like: roast turkey, herb roasted prime rib, pan-roasted salmon, pumpkin and three cheese raviolis.

Location: 1000 Great Highway

Contact: 415-386-8439

Cost: $53 per person ($19 for children under 12)

Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Enjoy a four-course traditional Thanksgiving Dinner served continuously all day along with the full regular menu. Plus, not to mention fantastic views of the bay while you eat!

Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 43 1/2

Contact: 415-362-7733

Cost: $34.95 per person; $19.95 kids

The Stinking Rose

Enjoy a three-course, traditional Thanksgiving Dinner served all day alongside all the regular menu selections.

Location: 325 Columbus Avenue

Contact: 415-781-7673

Cost: $34.95 per person; $19.95 kids.

Top of the Mark

Thanksgiving Brunch & Dinner Buffet served from 11:00am – 8:00pm with live piano entertainment by Ricardo Scales.

Location: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, One Nob Hill

Contact: 415-392-3434

Cost: $105 per person; $59 kids (ages 4-12)


Sure it may be a French bistro, but Garcon is pulling out all the traditional eats for this year’s Thanksgiving. Enjoy everything from Pacific Cod to Turkey at this a la carte holiday dinner. The entree specials are priced between $28-$35. Be sure to get there early; they’re serving frim 1:00pm – 9:30pm.

Location: 1101 Valencia Street

Contact: 415-401-8959

Cost: Varies

The Crown Room

This popular holiday venue will be hosting a Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet accompanied by breathtaking views of San Francisco while a jazz trio plays some live music to help you digest all of that turkey. In addition, the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar as well as the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar will be serving their own buffets and alternative dinners.

Location: The Fairmont, 950 Mason Street

Contact: 415-772-5000

Cost: $109 per person; $54.50 kids under 12; no charge for kiddos under 5.

One Market

With options for just about every kind of palate, the impressive menu at One Market will be a special three course meal just for Thanksgiving. For those who prefer the traditional Thanksgiving fare, the Roasted Willy Bird Turkey is served with a side of cornbread-sausage stuffing and a shallot-thyme gravy.

Location: 1 Market Street

Contact: 415-655-7600

Cost: $62 per person; $29 kids (12 and under)

Lark Creek Steak

Come to the mall for a special Thanksgiving celebration. Enjoy a holiday Prime Rib or Turkey Dinner three-course menu. This is the one day of the year when the mall is most likely to be empty!

Location: Westfield Centre, 845 Market Street

Contact: 415-593-4100

Cost: $59 per person; $25 kids (12 and under)

Palio D’Asti

Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu from 3:00pm – 8:00pm which features classic American dishes with an Italian twist.

Location: 640 Sacramento Street

Contact: 415-395-9800

Cost: $59 per person, children under 10 pay their age

Le P’tit Laurent

In addition to their regular a la carte menu, they will also be serving a holiday menu with a complimentary glass of champagne with dessert. Their three course prix fixe menu includes: butternut squash soup; roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and turkey gravy; and pumpkin pie served with vanilla ice cream. Open from 2:00pm – 7:30pm.

Location: 699 Chenery Street

Contact: 415-334-3235

Cost: $37 per person

Le Colonial

A French Vietnamese restaurant, Le Colonial will be serving from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Their regular menu is available in addition to their a la carte holiday specials including their Thanksgiving appetizer: grilled turkey and pork meatballs with rice noodles and lettuce cups with nuoc cham.

Location: 20 Cosmo Place

Contact: 415-931-3600

Cost: Varies

Urban Tavern

Make a reservation between noon and 9:00pm at this American gastropub and enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving meal along with a chilled glass of your favorite adult beverage.

Location: 333 O’Farrell St

Contact: 415-923-4400

Cost: $44 and a children’s option for $15 (12 years of age and under)


231 Ellsworth

Four-course, fixed-price menu.

Location: 231 South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo

Contact: 650-347-7231

Cost: $65 per person, $30 for children ages 12 and under

Astaria Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a seasonally-inspired Thanksgiving Buffet Feast with five course selections and an impressive dessert station.

Location: 50 East Third Avenue, San Mateo

Contact: 650-344-9444

Cost: $39 per person; $20 kids (ages 10-12); $15 kids (ages 5-9); no charge for kiddos under 5.

Il Fornaio

Why not try a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a little Italian flair? An a la carte menu will also be available. Cost is $38 per person and $18 for kids ages 12 and under.

Location: 327 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame

Contact: 650-375-8000

Cost: $38 per person; $18 kids (12 and under)

Location: 520 Cowper Street (at Garden Court Hotel), Palo Alto

Contact: 650-853-3888

Cost: $38 per person; $18 kids (12 and under)

Location: 302 South Market Street

Contact: 408-271-3366

Cost: $38 per person; $18 kids (12 and under)

Left Bank

Bring the family for a 4-course Prix Fixe meal including all your traditional holiday favorites like light and dark cut s of turkey, rack of lamb and A limited a la carte menu will also be offered at the bar featuring a selection of salads, mussels, burgers and salmon.

Location: 635 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

Contact: 650-473-6543

Cost: $41.75 per person; $11.50 kids

Location: 377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, San Jose

Contact: 408-984-3500

Cost: $41.75 per person; $11.50 kids


East Bay

Artisan Bistro

Savor the flavors of the season with a deliciously prepared Sous-vide Turkey Breast & Stuffed Leg with Apricots, Chestnuts and Spinach Braised Beef Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Farro Risotto.

Location: 1005 Brown Avenue, Lafayette

Contact: 925-962-0882

Cost:$59 per person; $19 kids

Il Fornaio

Why not try a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a little Italian flair? An a la carte menu will also be available.

Location:1430 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek

Contact: 925-296-0100

Cost: $38 per person; $18 kids (12 and under)


The Meritage at the Claremont is offering a special Thanksgiving buffet from 12:00pm – 6:00 pm. Enjoy all the flavors of the season with your friends and family this holiday.

Location: The Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Road, Berekely

Contact: 510-549-8510

Cost: $99 per person (buffet only); Kids under 12 eat free (please limit 2 kids maximum per family).

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

The sister restaurant to the Beach Chalet, this East Bay eatery will feature a delicious three course turkey dinner and other temptations such as rack of lamb and grilled Atlantic salmon.

Location: 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Contact: 510-208-5253

Cost: $43 per person, children under 12 for $19

Zut! on Fourth 

Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with a little Mediterranean flair as Zut! will be serving their prix fixe menu with entrees like Organic Roast Turkey and Roast Beef as well as savory Butternut Squash Risotto. Opt for wine with dinner for an additional $25.00, a vegetarian and vegan option, and a children’s menu. Dinner is served from 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:1820 Fourth Street, Berkeley

Contact: 510-644-0444

Cost: $50 per person


Il Fornaio 

Why not try a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a little Italian flair. An a la carte menu will also be available.

Location: 223 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera

Contact: 415-927-4400

Cost: $38 per person; $18 kids (12 and under)


Thanksgiving dinner with all of your favorite foods. There will also be a vegetarian and salmon entrees available. Dinner is served from 1:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: 120 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo

Contact: 415-457-7700

Cost: $56 per person; $24 kids (12 and under)

Left Bank

Bring the family for a 4-course prix fixe meal including all your traditional holiday favorites. A limited a la carte menu will also be offered at the bar featuring a selection of salads, mussels, burgers and salmon.

Location: 507 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

Contact: 415-927-3331

Cost: $41.75 per person

Yankee Pier

Fish or Fowl? This prix fixe three course menu boasts Roasted Willie Bird Turkey and Whole Maine Lobster or Dayboat Scallops, with all the fixin’. Enough said.

Location: 286 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

Contact: 415-924-7676

Cost: $39 per person

Napa County

Silverado Resort and Spa

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the resort’s elegant Grand Ballroom where you and your little ones can nosh on traditional Thanksgiving classics like Butternut Squash Soup; Marshall Farm Honey Brined Petaluma Turkey Breast; Herb Roasted Prime Rib; Lock Duarte Salmon; Roasted Sweet Potato Gratin; and Wild Mushroom Stuffing.

Location: 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa

Contact: 707-257-5431

Cost: $58 per person; $27 kids (ages 4-12); no charge for kiddos under 4

Auberge du Soleil

This four course Thanksgiving dinner can only be outdone by the spectacular scenery surrounding it. Take it all in while sipping on your Fairy Tale Pumpkin Soup.

Location:180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford

Contact: 707-967-3111

Cost: $115 per person; $50 kids (12 and under)

Fish Story Napa River

Come sample a three-course prix fixe menu featuring your choice of a traditional Wild Bird turkey (served with stuffing, cranberry, yam, thyme jus), whole main lobster, 12oz New York Steak (served with brown butter mash, mustard greens, green pepper jus), or Bouillabaisse (served with scallop, mussels, calamari, rouille).

Location: 790 Main Street, Napa

Contact: 707-251-5600

Cost: $39 per person; $24 kids (ages 4-10)

With so many options on where to dine out this Thanksgiving, we want to know where your family will be enjoying your Fall feast. Leave us a comment below telling us where you will be eating this Thanksgiving.

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