Thanksgiving in Orange County CA 2016

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    Best Restaurants for Dining Out on Thanksgiving in Orange County on Any Budget

    Turkey Dinner
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    If you don't feel like cooking for Thanksgiving and prefer to have your turkey or alternative dinner out, here are some great places for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in Orange County for every budget, whether you're with your family, or on your own. These restaurants all have traditional turkey dinner on the menu for Thanksgiving. Many have other choices as well. They are listed from the highest to the lowest price, excluding tax, tip, and most beverages. 

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    Monarch Beach Resort

    1 Monarch Beach Resort N
    Dana Point, CA 92629
    (949) 234-3900
    1 (800) 722-1543 Reservations
    www.monarchbeachresort.com
    If you want to get away for the day or the weekend, the Monarch Beach Resort (formerly St. Regis Monarch Beach)  in Orange County has a full weekend of activities from parade and football viewing to family games and a Turkey Trot run. You can partake in Thanksgiving dining at two restaurants with an ocean view: Stonehill Tavern will offer a traditional four-course prix fixe turkey dinner with all the fixin's for $135 per person from  2 to 7 pm.  AVEO Table+Bar will offer a brunch buffet that includes a turkey carving station and traditional sides along with a myriad of other food. Reservations are from 11 to 3 pm. $125 Adults, $35 children 5-12

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

    1 Ritz Carlton Dr 
    Dana Point, CA
    (949) 240-2000
    www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/laguna-niguel/dining
    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel will host a Thanks-for-Giving Buffet for $115 per adult and $57.50 for children, encouraging guests to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Orange County Rescue Mission. Raya will be offering a three-course holiday menu from 3 to 9 pm for $110 for adults and $55 for kids. enoSTEAK will add a Thanksgiving special to their regular menu options which will be served from 5 to 10 pm.

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    Mastro's Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

    If you want to eschew the turkey and opt for seafood or steak, both Mastro's Ocean Club in Newport Beach and Mastro's Prime in Costa Mesa will be open for Thanksgiving.  A la carte pricing.
    Mastro's Ocean Club
    8112 East Coast Hwy.
    Newport Beach, CA 92651
    (949) 376-6990
    Mastro's Steakhouse
    633 Anton Blvd.
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 546-7405
    www.mastrosrestaurants.com
     

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    Thanksgiving at Splashes at the Surf and Sand Resort

    1555 S. Coast Hwy
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (844) 864-5758
    Splashes Restaurant with an ocean view at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach will host a four-course prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving menu for lunch or dinner. $80 for lunch or $95 for dinner. The regular menu will not be available.
     

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    Vue at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

    25135 Park Lantern
    Dana Point, CA 92629
    (949) 661-5000
    http://www.lagunacliffs.com/vue/index.asp
    Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point is offering a Champagne Brunch Buffet with an ocean view and live music from 1:30 to 6 pm. $99 Adults, $40 children 6-12

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    Thanksgiving Buffet at Orange Hill

    6410 E. Chapman Ave
    Orange, CA 92869
    (714) 997-2910
    www.theorangehillrestaurant.com
    Orange Hill will add roasted turkey and prime rib, holiday ham, pork loin, crab legs and oysters to the traditional breakfast items on their brunch buffet from  10 am to 6 pm. $65 adults, $30 children

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    The Winery in Newport Beach

    3131 W. Pacific Coast Highway
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 999-6622
    thewinerynewport.com
    The Winery will only be offering its three-course Thanksgiving menu for turkey day with a choice of 5 starters and entrees including maple-glazed free range turkey, salmon, flatiron steak, shrimp or a maple-glazed pork chop and three dessert options. $59.95 per person. A Little Buddies children's menu is available for kids 12 and under for $24.95.

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    Thanksgiving at Silver Trumpet Restaurant

    3350 Avenue of the Arts
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 442-8593
    www.silvertrumpetrestaurant.com
    Silver Trumpet will put on an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 am to 3:30 pm ($58 for adults, $19 per child) and a more traditional prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 to 10 pm for $47 per person for dinner only, or $65 with wine pairings.
     

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    Thanksgiving at Tangata at the Bowers Museum

    Bowers Museum
    2002 N.Main Street,
    Santa Ana, CA 92706
    (714) 550-0906
    www.patinagroup.com
    2016 Menu TBA
    Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum is offering a Thanksgiving buffet featuring butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast and red-wine-braised short ribs, salmon with pepper and brown butter with a variety of traditional sides and desserts. $49 adults, $20 Children 10 and under. 11 am - 3 pm. 

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    Thanksgiving at Knott's Berry Farm

    8039 Beach Blvd
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    714-220-5006
    www.knotts.com
    Mrs. Knott's Chicken Restaurant has reopened after their recent remodel and will be laying out a Thanksgiving buffet that include's Mrs. Knott's fried chicken in addition to turkey and all the trimmings. Reservations are strongly suggested. Walk-ups are welcome. 10 am to 6 pm. Adults $45.99, Seniors $30.99, Kids 3-11 $18.99, kids under 3 eat free. Season Passholders save 10%. Park tickets are not required. 3 hours free parking with validation in the Marketplace parking lot.  

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    Wildfish Seafood Grille

    1370 Bison Ave
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 720-9925
    www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com
    Wildfish will be adding a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings to their regular seafood and steak menu. The Thanksgiving special is $38 for adults and $15 for kids. Dessert is extra. 11 am to 8 pm.