19 San Francisco Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered

Whether you’re ordering in or dining out.

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Most Americans love the gluttony of gobble-gobbling on Thanksgiving, but the day does tend to divide diners into three groups: those who love to cook the entire feast, those who love to host but prefer not to do any heavy lifting in the kitchen, and those who want nothing to do with cooking, cleaning, or, frankly, even leftovers.

If you are in the first group—well, you’re not because no one in that group is reading this. If you are in the second or third group, you are very much in luck as this list is full of excellent San Francisco restaurants that are either serving Thanksgiving, offering Thanksgiving meal kits, or in some instances: both! Enjoy the long weekend and be sure to show appreciation to servers who might be sacrificing their own holiday plans to make sure yours goes off without a hitch.

It’s pretty much accepted that Southern Thanksgiving is the best Thanksgiving, and Brenda’s is probably the closest you’re going to get to authentic Southern fare around these parts. The whole turkey dinner is sold out, but you can still get the turkey breast dinner ($165, feeds two to five people). The turkey is brined, but you’ll need to roast it at home. The 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.
How to order: Place your order on Resy for pickup on Tuesday, November 23rd, between 10 am and 6 pm.

Canela’s Thanksgiving dinner to-go includes everything you need for a cozy dinner for four at home. The dinner includes your choice of a whole, small natural turkey or natural rolled turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, Bubbe's cornbread stuffing, flash-fried Brussels sprouts, candied yams with brown sugar, butter, pineapple, and marshmallows to melt on top, and toast-and-serve dinner rolls. Make it deluxe and add on a pecan pie, blueberry pie, or pumpkin cheesecake brownies, and a bottle of wine.
How to order: Dinner for four is $149. Deluxe dinners are $199. Place pre-orders online by Thursday, November 18 at 9 pm. Get it delivered or pick it on Wednesday, November 24, between 3 pm and 5 pm.

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This London-inspired brasserie is serving up a British Thanksgiving with a four-course prix fixe menu with Heritage turkey breast and grilled angus ribeye, complete with traditional sides and desserts. You can also get a fully prepared family-style dinner to enjoy at home.
How to reserve: Reservations are available between 11 am and 8 pm and can be placed on Tock.
How to order for pick-up: Place your order for pickup on Tock. Each meal serves two people and is $100 if the order is placed by November 14 and $150 for orders placed after that date. Orders must be placed by 8 pm on Sunday, November 21, and picked up on Wednesday, November 24.

Che Fico
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Che Fico Alimentari

Divisadero Corridor

Che Fico Alimentari is offering a traditional Thanksgiving feast, as well as a 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 w/almond, Brussels sprouts, and the vegetarian dinner includes butternut squash lasagna, radicchio salad, mushroom gravy, potato gratin, stuffing, kabocha squash with almond, and Brussels sprouts. Both come with a choice of red wine or non-alcoholic beverage. There are also lots of tasty dishes to add on—roasted bone-in Heritage turkey breast with confit turkey casserole, anyone?
How to order: Both the traditional and the vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners feed four people and are $275. The dinners can be ordered on Tock for pick-up on Wednesday, November 24.

Thanksgiving in the Laurel Court at the Fairmont has been a San Francisco tradition for years, and it is back and as festive as ever. The buffet is seemingly endless, so make your choices wisely. What will you be choosing from, you ask? Just a few of the dishes you’ll find include jumbo shrimp cocktail, all kinds of local cheeses and charcuterie, a slew of salads, a carving station with maple-cured Diestel turkey with brioche sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, and cider gravy, and slow-roasted prime New York strip with mushrooms, roasted shallots, roasted garlic, red wine reduction, horseradish, country pot roast, pumpkin raviolo, all of the potatoes, pumpkin pie, warm bread pudding, mini cakes, bars, and tarts, and more.
How to reserve: The buffet is $129 for adults and $79 for children 12 and under. Seatings are at 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Make reservations online.

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International Smoke
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International Smoke’s Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry understand that sometimes you need a Thanksgiving buffet without doing all the work that comes with cooking a Thanksgiving buffet. Dine-in at the restaurant to enjoy a huge spread of all of the classics and sweets, including roasted cauliflower with tahini, cedar-smoked salmon, Wagyu prime rib with smoked beef jus, and horseradish cream, smoked turkey with cranberry and truffle gravy, apple cobbler, pumpkin it’s-its, pecan pie, and a special menu of kids bites including chicken tenders, mini “rib-wiches,” and macaroni and cheese. If you prefer to dine at home, you can also get a feast that includes butternut squash soup, truffle Caesar salad, smoked turkey breast with truffle gravy, asiago stuffed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and apple crumble pie for dessert.
How to reserve: The buffet is $89 per person and $39 for kids 12 and younger. Make your reservation for 11 am to 6 pm on the restaurant’s website.
How to order for pickup or delivery: The at-home feast is $299 and feeds four people. Order by Tuesday, November 23 on Tock. Please note: Pickup is at 101 California Street, inside Pabu on Wednesday, November 24, from 10 am to 3 pm and Thanksgiving morning from 9 am to 1 pm.

Jaranita
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Jaranita

Marina

Add some Peruvian flair to your Thanksgiving dinner with Jaranita’s chicken or pork belly, slowly roasted over charcoal with lots of flavorful spices. The Pollo Jarana package includes a whole roasted chicken; salad with locally sourced vegetables, avocado, mixed greens, queso fresco, and cucumber dressing; 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 three pounds of crispy charcoal-roasted duroc pork belly; two pounds of corn mash (Peruvian and sweet corn, aji amarillo, butter, and raisin); two pounds of fried sweet potatoes; a side of mint and onion medley; and sauces, that are served ready to eat, but can be easily reheated. The cebiche appetizer platter comes ready to eat with cebiche clasico; cebiche de mariscos; shrimp causa with whipped potatoes; and organic Peruvian quinoa salad with burrata, lettuce, and Peruvian pesto dressing.
How to order: The Pollo Jarana package is $50 and feeds four people. The Crispy Pork Belly package is $100 and feeds four people. The cebiche appetizer platter is $70 and feeds four people. Order on Tock for pickup between 12 pm and 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Lolinda

Mission

This Argentinian steakhouse is going a little American for the day with a whole or half-turkey (brined, seasoned, and ready-to-roast), plus a bunch of sides that just need to be warmed up, like a chorizo stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and a pumpkin flan for dessert. The whole turkey dinner is $260 and feeds four to six people, and the half-turkey is $140 and feeds two to four people.
How to order: Order via email: info@lolindasf.com. Pickup is on Wednesday, November 24, between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Mercedes Solis, a chef who runs several iconic Argentinian restaurants, is taking over the kitchen at Lord Stanley’s Turntable this Thanksgiving. The menu includes carrot and mussel escabeche; morcilla, scallops, green apple, and Brussels sprouts; vacio ‘flank’ steak with butternut squash; lemon verbena panna cotta; and dulce de leche ice cream. A classic Lord Stanley Thanksgiving Feast Meal Kit is also available for pick up and includes Parker House rolls, truffled turkey breast stuffed with confit leg, sourdough and dried fruits, Yukon gold pomme puree, winter squash and persimmon galette, spiced cranberry sauce, poultry jus, and pumpkin bundt cake.
How to reserve: The dine-in menu is $125 per person and $200 with pairing. Reservations for indoor dining are available from 3 pm to 7 pm and can be made via Tock.
How to order for pickup: The takeout feast is $375 and feeds four people. Order on Tock for pickup on Wednesday, November 24

Luce
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Luce

SoMa

Luce is serving a four-course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving with options that include honeynut squash soup, Italian burrata chicory salad, a family-style, rosemary-roasted turkey breast (with turkey boudin blanc), braised turkey leg, classic focaccia stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, Yukon gold potato gratin, garnet yam puree gravy, cranberry sauce, and apple cinnamon crostata.
How to reserve: The four-course prix fixe meal is $125 per person with a $95 wine pairing. Reservations are available between 3 pm and 8 pm and can be made online.

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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 beans almondine, and pumpkin cheesecake.
How to reserve: Dine-in is $59 per person and reservations can be made online.
How to order for pickup: Takeout is $179, feeds four, and pre-orders must be made online by November 23.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Presidio Social Club
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PXC is putting out a take-home, ready-to-eat feast that includes a 12-14 pound turkey, mashed potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, mushroom stuffing, cranberry relish, au jus, and your choice of a pumpkin or chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Don’t forget to add barrel-aged cocktails (negronis, old fashioneds, and rye manhattans) when you check out.
How to order: The feast is $345 and serves four to six people. Order on Toast by November 16 for pick-up between 12 pm and 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Enjoy One Market’s classic three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu at the restaurant or at home. The restaurant experience includes a choice of dishes like a white bean soup with smoked duck sausage, roasted turkey with cornbread sausage stuffing, pan-seared king salmon, apple hand pie, and pumpkin tart. See the full menu online. Pick-up orders include a pear and arugula salad with Pt. Reyes bleu cheese, candied walnuts, celery and champagne vinaigrette; roasted Willie Bird turkey with cornbread-sausage stuffing (non-sausage version available), root vegetables, and shallot-thyme gravy; and a pumpkin tart with chantilly cream. You can also add cocktails and (while they last) smoked turkey drumsticks.
How to reserve: Dine-in is $85 per person or $49 for children ten and under. Make your reservation online.
How to order pick-up: Pickup is $79 per person. Place your order on Tock for pickup on Wednesday, November 24, between 12 pm and 6 pm.

Available for Reservations
Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
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Park Chalet

Ocean Beach 

What could be better than Thanksgiving in Golden Gate Park? Work up an appetite exploring and then settle in 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 a seafood platter, fried calamari, and more.
How to reserve: The meal is $75 per adult. Reserve a table for Thanksgiving Day between noon and 7 pm on Yelp.

Scopo Divino

Lower Pac Heights

There is not a single dish missing on Scopo Divino’s Thanksgiving buffet table: deviled eggs, cheese and charcuterie, truffle arancini, bacon-wrapped dates, fried oysters, Cajun fried turkey, roasted beef tenderloin, butternut squash ravioli, cornbread stuffing, green chili mac 'n cheese, brioche dinner rolls with cultured butter and Maldon salt, pies with fresh whipped cream, beignets with chocolate sauce, bread pudding with bananas foster sauce—and that’s not the half of it. Plus, one of the best wine lists in town.
How to reserve: The buffet is $89 per person. Make a reservation for the 5 pm seating online.

Available for Reservations

Tommy's Joynt

Western Addition

The original, always affordable, and SF classic Tommy’s Joynt will be open for full dining on Thanksgiving Day. 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.
How to reserve: Thanksgiving meal is $30 per person. First-come, first-served, regardless of the size of your party. The restaurant will stay open until 7 pm or until they run out of meat.
How to order takeout: The takeout dinner is $125 for four people. Order online for pickup on Wednesday between 4 pm and 6 pm or Thursday between 8 am and noon.

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Villon

Mid-Market

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, with options like a butternut squash tart, parmesan s’formato with wild mushrooms and shallots, turkey with all of the traditional fixings, black cod with romanesco, smoked celery root and pine nuts, apple crumble pie, and pumpkin pie. Add a vintage bourbon or reserve wine pairing for $45.
How to reserve: Dinner is $105 per person and $40 for children under 12. Make your reservation for indoor or heated outdoor seating online.

Available for Reservations

Wayfare Tavern

Financial District

Wayfare’s Thanksgiving meal kits include an 18-pound turkey—organic, fully cooked, and table-ready in under two hours—plus six popovers, house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, sage stuffing, sautéed garlic broccolini, harissa-roasted carrots, and burrata-whipped potatoes. You can also add more popovers, wine and bottled cocktails, or even just get the sides.
How to order: The meal kit is $325 and feeds six people. Place your order online ASAP for pickup on Tuesday, November 23, between 11:30 am and 8 pm or Wednesday, November 24, between 11:30 am and 9 pm.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Wildseed
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Wildseed

Cow Hollow

For those who prefer a plant-based holiday, Wildseed’s ready-to-bake dinner is full of Thanksgiving classics, with a Beyond Meat meatloaf, autumn salad, truffled mashed potatoes, baked yams, and pumpkin pie. All made with NorCal’s freshest produce and all totally vegan.
How to order: The ready-to-bake dinner is $260 and serves four to six people. Email your order to info@wildseedsf.com, and a team member will respond within 24 hours. Orders will be available for pickup on Wednesday, November 24, between 1 pm and 4 pm.

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Daisy Barringer is an SF-based writer who is definitely in the third group of Thanksgiving diners but mostly just cares about the stuffing, pie, football, and martinis.