Updated: Where to Dine In O.C. on Thanksgiving

These restaurants feature menus inspired by classic dishes.
Housemade pumpkin pie from Cafe Sevilla; Photograph courtesy of Cafe Sevilla

Editor’s Note: This list was compiled before restrictions on indoor dining. Please double-check with each restaurant before making plans. We’ll also continue to update this list as more restaurants confirm Thanksgiving offerings. For spots offering takeout Thanksgiving meals, head to orangecoast.com/thanksgivingtogo.

Cafe Sevilla
Costa Mesa
Experience a Spanish-inspired three-course prix fixe meal with dishes including butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast, glazed forest ham, and homemade pumpkin pie. Also try the Thanksgiving-themed libations such as the Bourbon Peach pie with Buffalo Trace bourbon and fresh peach puree. $49.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids 10 and under (2 courses). 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seating. cafesevilla.com/

The Ranch Restaurant
From 2 to 7 p.m., enjoy a four-course meal with menu highlights including house-made Laura Chenel goat cheese ravioli, Mary’s organic, free-range turkey, and harvest pumpkin cheesecake. theranch.com/restaurant/events/thanksgiving-dinein.aspx

Old Brea Chop House
Whether you order roasted free-range turkey with cranberry blood orange relish or a New Zealand rack of lamb with pomegranate demi glace, each entree is served with a medley of sides and your choice of pumpkin pie or butter cake. $45 to $67 per entree. oldbreachophouse.com/#menu=thanksgiving

Water Grill
Costa Mesa
In addition to the regular menu, there will be a three-course Thanksgiving menu featuring items such as clam chowder, roasted turkey with all the fixings, and caramel bread pudding or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. $68 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under. 11 to 8 p.m. watergrill.com/

The Capital Grille
Costa Mesa
Savor holiday favorites such as slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney paired with mashed potatoes for the table, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. $43 for adults, $15 for kids. thecapitalgrille.com/events/thanksgiving-dinner-menu

Wind & Sea
Dana Point
Turkey with a waterfront view, anyone? Head south for a traditional, family-style Thanksgiving dinner with your choice of oven-roasted turkey, grilled Atlantic salmon, or Prime top sirloin steak. Each dinner comes with salad, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. $49 to $54 per person, kids 12 and under are half price. windandsearestaurant.com/

Driftwood Kitchen
Laguna Beach
This prix fixe meal comes with spectacular ocean views and Parker House rolls for the table. Choose from starters such as yellowtail carpaccio or pan-seared Day Boat scallops and entrees such as roasted turkey, Prime rib, or Ora King salmon. Kids meal options include a turkey plate, mac and cheese with green beans, or chicken fingers with fries. $75 per person, $19 for kids 12 and younger. 1 to 8 p.m. seating. Reservations recommended. driftwoodkitchen.com/

Selanne Steak Tavern
Laguna Beach
Chef Vince Terusa presents a three-course menu with entrees such as Mary’s Farm heritage turkey, Vermont maple-glazed kurobuta leg of ham, and American prime ribeye roast. Inventive sides are served family-style and include options such as duck fat-fried Brussels sprouts and baby carrots in lavender honey and Laura Chenel goat cheese. Choose from a maple chocolate pecan bar or a creamy pumpkin tart for dessert. $125 per person, $30 per child (ages 4 to 12). selannesteaktavern.com/

Laguna Niguel
This three-course meal includes Parker House rolls and dessert for the table. Choose from three entrees: roasted turkey with all the fixings, roasted Prime rib, and Scottish salmon. $65 per person with kids meal for $19. 1 to 8 p.m. seating. hendrixoc.com/our-menus#menu=thanksgiving-dinner

Laguna Niguel
A luxe, multicourse dinner includes an amuse bouche and sides for the table (pecan crusted spiced sweet potato and chicken andouille stuffing). Start with an arugula salad and your choice of an entree: roasted acorn squash, pan-seared salmon, adobo free-range turkey, or Prime filet. End with a dessert duo of kabocha custard tart and and umeboshi and pear crumble with black cardamom ice cream. $135 per person. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/laguna-niguel/hotel-overview/holidays

Laguna Niguel
The meal begins with spiced roasted beet salad with Sgt. Pepper goat cheese. For the main course, choose from entrees such as herb-roasted turkey with bourbon gravy and cran-blackberry relish or Sher Farms wagyu New York steak with purple marble potato. Shareable sides include sweet potato puree, mashed Yukon potatoes, and chicken andouille stuffing. For dessert, indulge in sticky toffee cake and spiced chocolate pot de crème. $135 per person. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/laguna-niguel/hotel-overview/holidays

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Newport Beach
Enjoy dinner family-style with a three-course meal for the table ($50 to $60 per person, $15 for kids 12 and under). Choose two to three entrees (maple-bourbon brined turkey, brown sugar baked ham, or prime rib), numerous sides, and either apple cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream or pumpkin pie for dessert. bosscatkitchen-newport.com/thanksgiving2020

The Winery Restaurant
Newport Beach and Tustin
The three-course meal includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Savor fall-inspired dishes such as pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, maple-glazed kurobota pork chop with spaghetti squash and apple cider reduction, and chocolate cheesecake with caramelized pecan. $75 per guest with a kids’ meal for $24.95. Noon to 8 p.m. seating.

Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano
From 2 to 7 p.m., dine at the restaurant paying homage to the Mission’s matriarch. Enjoy a prix fixe meal with Spanish-inspired dishes such as creamy Baja butternut squash with butter poached crab and toasted pepitas and roasted Mediterranean rub turkey with Spanish chorizo stuffing, lemon thyme gravy, truffle butter mashed potatoes, and roasted veggies. The meal comes with wine pairings as well as dessert. $90 per person. Kids menu available. https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/san-juan-capistrano/ysidora-/

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