Dozens of local restaurants are open for Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco. You will find that most serve a traditional meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and all of the fixings. Many of these offer their meals at a prix-fixe price, so you know exactly what you get and what it will cost.
In addition, you will find a few still offer meals off their menu or a non-traditional meal. My top picks below include a variety of options, so you can be sure to find the right fit for your family's holiday meal. You will also find a few recommendations for other fun things to do on this holiday in SF.
If you are looking for a tasty Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco, then this is the list of you. I've included my top picks for this holiday meal.
Some of them are offering a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal and others are offering their standard menu. Make sure you book early as many of these places fill up quickly.
54 Mint: Downtown, annual Thanksgiving dinner, $75 per person
ANZU: Union Square, Thanksgiving Day buffet, $95 per person, $65 for seniors, $40 for kids, last seating at 8 pm
BAIA: Hayes Valley/Civic Center, plant based Italian restaurant, prix fixe dinner for $75 per person
Barcha: Financial District, 3-course prix fixe meal with local and seasonal ingredients, $98 per person
Beach Chalet: Ocean Beach, 3-course prix-fixe menu for $85, Book your reservations on their site
Buena Vista: Fisherman's Wharf, open 10 am to 11 pm (kitchen closes at 9:30 pm) with regular menu and traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with the fixings.
Cocotte: Russian Hill, prix fixe menu with optional wine pairing, $75 per person
Fairmont's Laurel Court: Thanksgiving Buffet, $175.97 per person, prepayment required, visit this page to make your reservation
Hard Rock Cafe: Fisherman's Wharf on Pier 39, traditional Thanksgiving Day meal, $42 per person
Montesacro SF: SOMA & Marina, $65 to $75 per person
Tommy's Joynt: Traditional dinner with turkey, stuffing, gravy and more, first come, first served, you can also pre-order for pick up, both the restaurant and to go order window open at 11 am (they don't accept reservations for dine in)
Ula Restaurant & Bar Lounge: Downtown, three-course menu with either turkey or lamb ossobuco, $95 per person
Villon: Downtown/Union Square, inside the Proper Hotel, $135 for adults, $55 for kids under 12
Zingari Ristorante and Jazz Bar: Downtown/Union Square at 501 Post Street, 3-course tasting menu for $95 per person
I always recommend booking early. I know I've already said this before, but I want to make sure you get that perfect spot for your Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco.
Many of the options above can be booked through OpenTable.com. You can also contact the restaurants directly to reserve your spot.
Disclaimer: I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page.
Head out on the SF Bay this Thanksgiving Day with Hornblower Cruises. They currently are offering two Thanksgiving Day cruises. The first is their annual dinner cruise and the second is a premier brunch cruise.
The dress code for both of these cruises is semi-formal. They will also both offer onboard live entertainment.
Thanksgiving Premier Dinner Cruise: 2.5-hour cruise, buffet dinner includes coffee, hot tea, iced tea or water, you can purchase cocktails at an additional price. Leaves from Pier 3 (along the Embarcadero at Washington Street). Boards at 3:30 pm and the cruise runs from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
Thanksgiving Premier Brunch Cruise: 2-hour cruise, buffet brunch with unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water, additional holiday cocktails, wine and beer available for purchase. Leaves from Pier 3. Boards at 10:30 am and the cruise lasts from 11 am to 1 pm.
In addition to the options mentioned above, the restaurants below are also open.
Amber India: Indian restaurant in downtown SF/South of Market district
Astra: American restaurant inside the St. Regis Hotel
Bistro Boudin: Known for their seafood and sourdough bread, Fisherman's Wharf
Cote Ouest: French restaurant in Cow Hollow near the Presidio
Fogo de Chao: Steakhouse in the South of Market/Downtown SF area
McCornick & Kuleto's: Seafood spot in Ghirardelli Square in Fisherman's Wharf
Taksim: Mediterranean spot in SOMA
Willkommen: Casual sausage house and German beer spot in the Castro
Combine your plans for Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco with one of these fun events. This year, you will find plenty of things to do from sporting events to shows by the SF Opera.
Before or after your Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco, make sure to visit some of our top attractions. Several are open on this holiday, but with slightly different schedules. Click the links below for a list of places open and the hours they plan to be open that day.
While your Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco might be a highlight of your stay, you might also enjoy some of the tree lighting ceremonies this weekend. The link below includes details on all of the tree lighting celebrations this year.