So Much to Be Thankful For Especially Great Thanksgiving Dining

November 18, 2022

Leave the cooking to the pros this Thanksgiving. Some of the best local restaurants are preparing special menus to make your Thanksgiving extra memorable.

It’s time to be thankful! Once again, ADYA is offering unique Thanksgiving Sides to spice up your holiday table! This Thanksgiving, Chefs Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur are offering Masala Mashed Potatoes, Bombay-Style Brussels Sprouts, Green Beans with Cumin & Garlic, and Cranberry Ginger Chutney. Thanksgiving sides are available in two sizes to serve up to 4 guests ($12) or up to 10 guests ($25). Sides must be pre-ordered by Monday, November 22 by emailing, and will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 23 between noon and 5 p.m. at ADYA at the Anaheim Packing District -or- between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Artisan Thanksgiving Pop-Up at OC Baking Company in Orange (orders should include preferred pick-up location).

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & 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 24 from Noon to 8 p.m.  Meals are priced at $79++ per guest with a “Little Buddies” kids menu offered for $24.95. Reservations are recommended online at or by calling Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. 
*The Winery at Home: Take The Winery home for Thanksgiving with their heat-and-serve traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all the fixings! Need only sides? They can do that too! Their Thanksgiving Dinner to go serves 6-8 guests and is priced at $425. To learn more or to place your order, please call Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. Orders must be placed by Noon on Saturday, November 19 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 24.

Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH
Join Driftwood Kitchen for an incredible seaside Thanksgiving Buffet! Chef Rainer Schwarz’s offerings begin with Chilled Seafood, Charcuterie, Salads and Soup; carving stations with traditional whole roasted Thanksgiving Diestel Turkey with all the fixings, and roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib; seafood action stations with Branzino Filet and Dungeness Crab Cake; and a dessert station with all of your favorite holiday pies. The buffet will be offered on Thursday, November 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $125 per guest, and kids 12 & younger are $19 (special kids station will be featured). Reservations can be made by callingDriftwood Kitchen at (949) 715-7700 or online at

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 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $85 per guest,whole-roasted, and kids 12 & younger will be $19 (kids station will be offered). Reservations can be made by calling Hendrix Restaurant & Bar at (949) 248-1912 or online at
*Hendrix 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 21 for curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Orders may be placed by calling Hendrix Restaurant & Bar at (949) 248-1912.

Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM & LONG BEACH 

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, so focus on the turkey and leave the rest to Georgia’s! Their Soulful Sides deliver all the comforts of home 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 20, for pick-up on Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23.

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: While Georgia’s Restaurant in Anaheim will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange will be open for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24. Doors open at 10 a.m. and their Turkey Dinner will be available while supplies last for dine-in and takeout service at Georgia’s Long Beach.


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