Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco This Year
From traditional turkey feasts to out-of-the-box options that are Greek- and British-inspired, SF’s best restaurants have your Thanksgiving meal covered.
Thanksgiving is probably one of the best American holidays because the entire point is to surround yourself with family and friends and gobble up tons of delicious food. There’s no gift-giving pressure or fireworks terrifying all of the neighborhood dogs, and you’re basically guaranteed to be in bed long before midnight (in fact, if you are still awake at midnight, you’ve done something terribly wrong).
The only time stress might enter the picture is if you’re expected to prepare the Thanksgiving feast for everyone to enjoy, but we’re here to help you maximize a restful long weekend with the best Thanksgiving dinners at San Francisco’s most impressive restaurants, including dine-in and take-home options. But don’t delay in placing an order or making a reservation—these turkeys are going fast.
You can feel thankful for a delicious meal and a portion of dinner proceeds benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank if you dine at this recently opened restaurant inside of 1 Hotel. Enjoy gorgeous views and a five-course dinner ($135) rooted in an abundance of local, fresh, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients. Dishes include Parsnip and Leek Soup, a Persimmon and Kale Salad, Heritage Turkey Roulade with Cornbread Stuffing and Squash Puree, and Spiced Beignets for dessert. You can also add on biodynamic wine pairings for $55.
Cost: $135 per person; $55 optional wine pairing.
How to reserve: Make reservations online.
This recently opened modern brasserie is offering a “Grateful Feast,” featuring the classics with a refined French twist. The meal will include a mix of family-style and plated courses, including a Brussels Sprouts Salad, Chestnut Velouté, Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy, a Turkey Paupiette, Green Beans, Pommes Purée, and a Five-Spice Pain Perdu, and Tarte Tatin for dessert. You’ll also have the option to add oysters, gougères, deviled eggs, a cheese board, and a truffle supplement.
Cost: $88 per person.
How to reserve: Reservations can be made via SevenRooms.
They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Greece but if you’re curious about what those feasts would look like if they did, check out this Greek Isle-inspired Michael Mina restaurant where the three-course, prix-fixe menu will feature a mix of flavorful Greek dishes and traditional favorites. A tasting of spreads like hummus and tzatziki served with warm pita will get your meal started, followed by options like Grilled Octopus and Cured Yellowtail for the first course; Roasted Heritage Turkey and Phyllo-Crusted Sole as mains; and Rice Pudding or Crema Skolata for dessert. There is also an optional caviar supplement and you can add black truffle to any dish for $35. And don’t worry—no matter what you order, the entire table will get traditional sides, including Cretan-style potatoes, Pork Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, and Roasted Baby Carrots.
Cost: $135 per person
How to reserve: Reservations can be made via SevenRooms.
For the vegetarians in the house, Greens is doing a full to-go menu with dishes like Tassajara Wild Mushroom Terrine with Porcini Mushroom Gravy, Focaccia and Sundried Tomato Stuffing, Creamy Brussels Sprouts, Lemon Chess Pie, Classic Pumpkin Pie, and more. Everything can be ordered a la carte, making it easy if you just want to stock up on sides or desserts.
Cost: Dishes are offered a la carte and range from $12–45.
How to order: Order online by November 17 at 9 am using this form for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23 between 12 pm and 7 pm.
Enjoy the comfort and creativity of Maybeck’s elevated classics at home on Thanksgiving. The feast includes pretty much everything you could possibly want on your table, including Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Sherry Herb Gravy; Brussels Sprouts; a Fall Salad; Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce; Sausage, Apple, and Sage Stuffing; Sweet Potato Casserole, house-made rolls, a bottle of Chateau de Berne 'Inspiration' Grenache Rosé from Provence France, and a layered Spice Cake with pumpkin pie filling and amaretto cream cheese frosting.
Cost: $350 (serves four people)
How to order: Order on Tock or call 415-400-8500 for pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 22 and 23 from 11 am to 3 pm.
This classic comfort restaurant is doing Thanksgiving to-go. The menu feeds four and includes a Half Turkey, Butternut Squash Bread Pudding, Brown Sugar and Ginger Baked Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baked Green Beans, fresh Cranberry and Orange Chutney, a Fall Green Salad, and Pumpkin Tarts.
Cost: $200 (serves four people)
How to order: Call 415-252-7500 to order for pickup on Wednesday, November 23.
This French-Mediterranean restaurant is an excellent option for the non-turkey eaters in your group with a three-course, prix-fixe menu that includes options ranging from Lobster Agnolotti to a Cast Iron Roasted Pork Chop on Thanksgiving. There’s also a traditional option—roasted Diestel Turkey with house-made stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Potato Puree, and Cranberry Sauce. You can also splurge with optional add-ons, including oysters and caviar.
Cost: $95 per person
How to reserve: Service starts at noon with seatings at 12-12:45 pm, 3-3:45 pm, 6-6:45 pm, and 9-9:45 pm. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with a side of live music at Zingari. The extensive prix-fixe menu has something for everyone’s palate, including Baked Meatballs, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Pappardelle with Roasted Short Rib, Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Veal Steak, and other Italian favorites. If you prefer something more traditional, you can order the Tacchino, or Roasted Turkey that comes with Garlic Mash, Giblet gravy, Brussels Sprouts, caramelized onions, Sausage Stuffing, and Cranberry Orange Sauce. For dessert, you have plenty of choices ranging from Profiteroles to Pumpkin Cheesecake to Pecan Pie.
Cost: $95 per person.
How to reserve: Service starts at noon with seatings at 12-12:45 pm, 3-3:45 pm, 6-6:45 pm, and 9-9:45 pm. Dining with live music is also available with specific reservations for Live Music & Dining in the Piano Room. Reserve on OpenTable or call 415-885-8850.
Brenda's French Soul Food
It’s hard to top a Southern Thanksgiving and Brenda’s is prepared to deliver on those cravings. The whole turkey dinner is already sold out, but you can still get the turkey breast dinner kit that’s already brined so you just have to roast it when you get home. Dinner also comes with Butter-Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans with Roasted Garlic Butter, Andouille-Cornbread Dressing, Brown Gravy, Cranberry Compote, and house-made Jam Biscuits. You can also add Bread Pudding, hot spiced wine, and extras of all of the above at checkout.
Cost: $210 per ticket (serves two to five)
How to order: Place your order on Resy for pickup on Tuesday, November 22.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
Canela’s Thanksgiving dinner to-go includes everything you need for a cozy dinner for four at home. The heat-and-serve dinner includes your choice of a whole, small natural turkey or natural rolled turkey breast with Cornbread Stuffing; Mashed Potatoes; Turkey Gravy; Cranberry Sauce; flash-fried Brussels Sprouts; Whipped Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar, butter, pineapple, and marshmallows to melt on top; and toast-and-serve dinner rolls. Make it deluxe by adding on a Pecan Pie or Blueberry Pie, and a bottle of wine.
Cost: Dinner for four is $199. Deluxe dinners are $259.
How to order: Place pre-orders online by Thursday, November 17 at 9 pm. Get it delivered or pick it up on Wednesday, November 23, between 3 pm and 5 pm.
This London-inspired brasserie is serving up a British Thanksgiving with a four-course prix fixe menu that features lots of non-traditional options like Steak Tartare, Grilled Ribeye, and Wild Mushroom Cannelloni, as well as more traditional Turkey Day fare, including Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast, Classic Stuffing, Potato Puree, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: $100 per person
How to reserve: Reservations are available between 11:30 am, and 7:30 pm and can be made on OpenTable.
Che Fico Alimentari
Che Fico Alimentari is offering a traditional Thanksgiving feast, as well as a Butternut Squash Lasagna version for vegetarians. The turkey dinner includes roasted, Bone-In Heritage Turkey Breast, Confit Turkey Casserole, Radicchio Salad, Gravy, Potato Gratin, Stuffing, Kabocha Squash with almonds, Brussels Sprouts, and a choice of red wine or a non-alcoholic drink. There are also lots of tasty dishes to add on—the Parker House rolls and Pumpkin Pie are a must.
Cost: Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is $325 and the vegetarian option is $300. Both Thanksgiving dinners feed four people.
How to order: Dinners can be ordered on Tock for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23.
Add some Peruvian flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with Jaranita’s Rotisserie Chicken or Crispy Pork Belly, slowly roasted over charcoal with lots of flavorful spices. The Pollo Jarana package ($55) serves four and includes a Whole Roasted Chicken, salad, french fries, veggie fried rice, and four beef empanadas that are served ready to eat, but can easily be reheated. The Crispy Pork Belly package includes two pounds of crispy Charcoal-Roasted Pork Belly, Fried Sweet Potatoes, six chicken empanadas, and a side of Peruvian corn—also served ready to eat, but can easily be reheated. The Cebiche Appetizer Platter comes ready to eat with Cebiche Clasico, Cebiche de Mariscos, Shrimp Causa with Whipped Potatoes, and organic Peruvian Quinoa and Burrata Salad.
Cost: The Pollo Jarana package is $55 and serves four people. The Crispy Pork Belly Package is $129 and serves six. The Cebiche Appetizer Platter is $69.
How to order: Place orders via Tock for pickup between 12 pm and 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Lord Stanley's Turntable
Susan Kim, a Seoul-born and California-raised chef who cooked at Chez Panisse before moving to Brooklyn and launching the roving pop-up Doshi, is taking over the kitchen at Lord Stanley’s Turntable this Thanksgiving, but no word yet on what the tasting menu will include. A classic Lord Stanley Thanksgiving Meal Kit is also available for pick up and includes Parker House rolls, Truffled Turkey Breast stuffed with Confit Leg, Sourdough and Dried Fruits, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, and Poultry Jus. You can also add Persimmon Pudding, Mulled Wine, a Sourdough Loaf, and more.
Cost: $150 for Thanksgiving tasting menu. Thanksgiving Meal Kit is $150 and serves four, with optional add-ons available a la carte.
How to reserve: The dine-in tasting menu starts at $150 per person. Reservations are available starting at 3 pm and can be made via Tock.
How to order: The takeout turkey meal must be ordered by Thursday, November 17 at 12 pm. Order on Tock for pickup on Wednesday, November 23 or Thursday, November 24.
Morton's The Steakhouse
Enjoy Thanksgiving at the classic steakhouse or at home, with a fixed menu that includes Winter Salad, Oven-Roasted Turkey Roulade with savory Sage and Cranberry Stuffing, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Smoked Gouda Au Gratin Potatoes, Baked Corn Souffle, Creamed Spinach, Green Bean Almondine, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. And if you’re not feeling Thanksgiving fare, you can also order anything you want off of the extensive regular menu.
Cost: $59 per person.
How to reserve: Reservations can be made online. Order online for pickup.
One Market Restaurant
Reservations are fully booked for One Market’s Thanksgiving menu at the restaurant, but you can still enjoy their Thanksgiving feast at home. Pick-up orders include a Pear and Arugula Salad with Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Celery and Champagne Vinaigrette, a Roasted Willie Bird Turkey with Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing (non-sausage version available), Root Vegetables and Shallot-Thyme Gravy, and a Pumpkin Tart with peach caramel. Reheating instructions are included. You can also add Smoked Turkey Drumsticks (while supplies last).
Cost: $79 per person.
How to order: Place your order on Tock for pickup on Wednesday, November 23, between 11 am and 5 pm.
What could be better than Thanksgiving in Golden Gate Park? Work up an appetite by exploring the park and then settle in next to the fireplace in Park Chalet’s glass atrium dining room for a three-course prix-fixe meal, with options like Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey with all of the sides, and Pumpkin Pie for dessert. There will also be the option to add appetizers like oysters and fried calamari, plus plenty of delicious holiday cocktails.
Cost: $85 per person.
How to reserve: Reserve a table on Yelp.
Scopo Divino has everything you could possibly want on your Thanksgiving table available for pickup. The meal serves two to four people and includes an Herb-Rubbed and Roasted Half Turkey, with Madeira Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Deviled Eggs, Vegetable Stuffing, Creamed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes, Autumn Salad, Dinner Rolls, and, of course, Pumpkin Pie. You can also add another round of sides, a Honey Baked Ham, Organic Fried Chicken, Vegetarian Ravioli, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Bread Pudding, and all kinds of wine.
Cost: $129.99 for two to four people.
How to order: Order ASAP on Resy for pickup on Wednesday, November 23 between 4 pm and 7 pm.
The original, always affordable, and SF classic Tommy’s Joynt will be open on Thanksgiving Day with only one thing on the menu: Thanksgiving dinner. It comes with ham or turkey, bread and butter, pumpkin pie, and a choice of two sides (candied yams, mashed potatoes, turkey stuffing, green beans, and green salad). There’s also a vegetarian option. Show up, wait in line, order your food, and dig in. If you’d prefer to enjoy Tommy’s at home, you can get a complete turkey or ham dinner with stuffing, two sides, four dinner rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce, and four slices of pumpkin pie.
Cost: $30 per person for dine-in and $150 for takeout, serves four.
How to reserve: Thanksgiving meal is $30 per person. First-come, first-served, regardless of the size of your party. The restaurant will serve until 7 p.m. or until they run out of meat.
How to order takeout: Order online for pickup on Wednesday, November 23 between 1 pm and 6 pm or Thursday, November 24 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Enjoy a “proper” Thanksgiving dinner at Villon inside of the San Francisco Proper Hotel. Executive chef Jason Fox has created a four-course prix-fixe menu that demonstrates California’s bounty of seasonal produce alongside your favorite traditional dishes,
Cost: $135 per person, $55 for children under 12. Add a vintage bourbon or wine pairing for $60.
How to reserve: Reserve indoor or heated outdoor seating on OpenTable.