Let’s Feast! Thanksgiving Dining in O.C.
Indulge in a Thanksgiving like no other as we present a list of top Orange County restaurants offering exquisite Thanksgiving feasts:
Give thanks for a picturesque Coastal Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 23. The oceanfront setting is the ideal location to indulge in a decadent brunch on the property’s Vista Lawns while sipping on endless French bubbly, and mimosas, and enjoy a premium cash bar. Enjoy festive live music and a beachside DJ while kids are entertained with fall balloon artistry, airbrush painting, and a captivating magician.
The price for The Waterfront Beach Resort’s Thanksgiving Brunch is $135 for adults; $75 for children ages 4-12; and complimentary for children 3 and under (prices include service charge, tax, and parking at the hotel). Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with seating times available at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance HERE.
Great Maple – ANAHEIM
Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with the entire family at the newly opened Great Maple Anaheim at the future Pixar Place Hotel at the Disneyland Resort (currently Paradise Pier Hotel). On Thursday, November 23, the restaurant will serve a Thanksgiving Prix-Fixe Menu which begins with sparkling wine, followed by a choice of Duo of Turkey with maple-brined and buttermilk-fried varieties; Duo of Ham with rosemary-apple cider and luxardo-glazed preparations; or Turkey & Ham ($10 extra). Each entrée will be served with all the fixings, including French bread stuffing and truffled green bean casserole. The holiday meal has a sweet ending, with choice of Pumpkin Mousse or Roasted Apple & Red Grape Parfait. Great Maple Anaheim will serve its Thanksgiving menu, in addition to its regular menu, on November 23 for $55 per guest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, please visit opentable.com/r/great-maple-anaheim.
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — NEWPORT BEACH
This Thanksgiving, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a prix-fixe menu with traditional Thanksgiving options, along with Winery favorites, on Thursday, November 23 from Noon to 8 p.m. Meals are priced at $95++ per guest with a “Little Buddies” kids menu offered for $30. Reservations are recommended online at thewineryrestaurants.com or by calling Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622.
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN
This Thanksgiving, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a prix-fixe menu with traditional Thanksgiving options, along with Winery favorites, on Thursday, November 23 from Noon to 8 p.m. Meals are priced at $85++ per guest with a “Little Buddies” kids menu offered for $30. Reservations are recommended online at thewineryrestaurants.com or by calling Tustin at (714) 258-7600.
Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH
Join Driftwood Kitchen for an incredible oceanfront Thanksgiving Buffet! Chef Rainer Schwarz’s offerings begin with Chilled Seafood, Charcuterie & Artisanal Cheeses, Roasted Autumn California Vegetable Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, and more. Carving stations will feature traditional whole roasted Thanksgiving Diestel Turkey with all the fixings, and roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib; and a Seafood station will offer Ora King Salmon Filet and Seared Diver Scallops. The holiday meal will end with a selection of your favorite cookies and holiday pies, including Pecan, Apple and Pumpkin. The buffet will be offered on Thursday, November 23 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $125 per guest and kids 12 & younger are $25 (special kids station will be offered). Reservations can be made online at opentable.com/driftwood-kitchen.
Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL
Hendrix will be offering a Thanksgiving Buffet that features carving stations with traditional whole roasted Turkey with all the fixings, Roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib, and Scottish Salmon Filet. The buffet will be served on Thursday, November 23 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $85 per guest and kids 12 & younger will be $19 (kids station will be offered). Guests may view the full menu and make reservations online here: https://www.hendrixoc.com/our-menus/thanksgiving-buffet.
*Hendrix Thanksgiving Feast To Go: Chef Rainer Schwarz is offering a palate-pleasing meal to take home, with a Whole Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey and all the fixings, as well as your choice of traditional Pumpkin or Apple Pie! The meal serves 8-10 guests and is $350 (plus tax). Orders must be placed by Monday, November 20 for curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Orders may be placed online at hendrixoc.com/orders/thanksgiving-feast-to-go/order.
Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM & LONG BEACH
*Take Georgia’s Home: Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, so focus on the turkey leave the rest to Georgia’s! Their Soulful Sides deliver all the comforts of home and your Thanksgiving would not be complete without their delectable “soul delicious” desserts, including Nana Gretchen’s Whole Peach Cobbler and Sweet Potato Pie. Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange offer their Thanksgiving Soulful Sides for pre-order through Sunday, November 19, for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House at (714) 906-1900 or at the Long Beach Exchange at (562) 420-5637.
*Thanksgiving Dinner at Georgia’s Long Beach: Georgia’s Long Beach location will be open for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey over cornbread stuffing, side of mashed potatoes and gravy, and choice of a Soulful Side, including yams, collard greens, mac and cheese or corn of the cob, and cornbread. FTurkey Dinner will be available while supplies last for dine-in and takeout service at Georgia’s Long Beach (Georgia’s Restaurant in Anaheim will be closed on Thanksgiving Day).