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4 La Jolla Restaurants You Should For Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and express gratitude in the company of your friends and family.

But that doesn’t mean you have to home make a full Thanksgiving meal. You can get your same favorite holiday foods at most restaurants, and taking all that cooking off your to-do list gives you more time to spend with your loved ones.

Trying to figure out how to choose the best restaurant for your La Jolla Thanksgiving dinner?

We’ve worked that out for you.

Keep reading to learn our top four picks on the best Thanksgiving dinners in La Jolla.

A. R. Valentien

Want a luxurious Thanksgiving dinner? You should book a table at A. R. Valentien.

This restaurant is part of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, five-diamond, world-famous hotel in La Jolla. As you eat, you get a good view of the golf course, so it’s a great place to bring out-of-town relatives.

Be prepared for a fully traditional turkey dinner. If you don’t like turkey, you may want to choose a different location.

But if the A. R. Valentien sounds right for your family, make sure you make reservations in advance. Otherwise, you might not be able to get a table, especially during the dinner rush.

The Shore’s Restaurant

If you have a lot of picky eaters in your family but still want to go out for Thanksgiving dinner, The Shore’s Restaurant is the spot for you.

This restaurant offers a buffet full of your holiday favorites. If Thanksgiving foods like turkey and mashed potatoes, you can pick from other options including pasta, salads, soups, chicken, sea bass, and ribs.

The Shore’s Restaurant even has a separate buffet set aside for the children.

When you’re done eating, you can pick from a range of desserts, such as cookies, cobbler, cheesecake, Tosca, and of course, traditional pumpkin pie. Instead of trying to plan the perfect dinner that pleases all of your guests, take the family to The Shore’s Resturant instead.


The Marine Room

The Marine Room is a beautiful, high-class restaurant for people who want an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. This restaurant gives you the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving while at the same time enjoying a closeup view of the ocean.

Whether you live in La Jolla or are just visiting for the holidays, you don’t want to miss this restaurant or its incredible views!

This is a three-course meal that provides an appetizer, the main course, and dessert. And again, if you don’t like turkey, there are a lot of other dishes to choose from. Some of them include swordfish, lamb, and filet mignon.

Duke’s La Jolla

Families with young children who want a simple Thanksgiving dinner should check out Duke’s La Jolla. You can find beautiful outdoor patio seating that overlooks the ocean.

This is also a more affordable option for families sticking to a tight budget.

But the turkey dinner itself definitely isn’t lacking. You can get all the traditional foods, including pumpkin pie for dessert.

Don’t think your kids can finish their own plate? That’s okay. Duke’s La Jolla have smaller versions set aside for kids.

The Best Places to Eat for Your San Diego Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to be a homecooked meal at your dining room table. If you want to take the dinner preparation off your schedule and enjoy more time with family, consider going out to eat this year.

There are a lot of amazing places to get your San Diego Thanksgiving dinner in La Jolla, but our top four picks are A. R. Valentien, The Shore’s Restaurant, The Marine Room, and Duke’s La Jolla.

Looking for some fall activities in La Jolla you can do with the whole family? Take a look at this list of options!

For more on this subject read our recent blog post, “4 Fun Ways to Spend the Day in La Jolla.”

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