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Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco in 2020 will be quite a bit different. Right now, restaurants are only allowed to have outdoor seating and take out. No indoor dining is allowed.
This means there will be limited offerings for this year unless they are take out.
These are just a few options for 2020. Make sure to call in advance to book your table or to set up take-out or delivery in advance.
Buena Vista Cafe: They will be offering outdoor seating and takeaway on Thanksgiving Day. They are located in Fisherman's Wharf.
Pier 39: You will find a couple of outdoor options on Thanksgiving Day on Pier 39.
Park Chalet: They are offering both delivery and take out on Thanksgiving Day. Visit their site to pre-order for you and your family.
Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop: Outdoor dining available for Thanksgiving. They will serve up a three course meal for $85 per person.
Mathilde French Bistro: They will be doing an outdoor only seating for Thanksgiving. It's a three course meal that is $80 per person.
BAIA: They will be serving their regular menu alongside some seasonal specials.
Fogo de Chao: They will serve a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. You can either make a reservation for a table outdoor or call in advance for a To-Go package.
Bouche: They are serving up a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for $70 per person.
Palio: They will offer up an Italian Thanksgiving Day meal. You must call in advance to place your order for pick up on Thanksgiving Day.
Boho: Outdoors and take-home options available. They will offer up a special meal. Make a reservation or call ahead for your to-go order before the holiday.
This is a list of options from 2019. If you plan to visit for Thanksgiving in 2021 and beyond, this is what you will typically find available.
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.
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.
Head out on the SF Bay this Thanksgiving Day with Hornblower Cruises. They currently are offering a cruise with Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco.
You can step aboard their buffet dinner cruise for an afternoon of fun on the water. The dress code for this cruise is upscale to business casual.
High-end buffet on the San Francisco Belle, boarding begins at 2:30 pm, leaves at 3:30pm and returns around 6:30 pm
This cruise picks up at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero near Washington Street and next door to the Ferry Building.
Premier Thanksgiving Cruise: This 3-hour cruise offers a 4-course dinner menu with selections such as red wine braises beef short ribs, blackened prawns and a dessert buffet bar. The hosted bar features wine, beer, cocktails, coffee and soft drinks. Relax as you watch the gorgeous views pass by and you listen to the live background music. The cruise departs at 2:30pm with boarding starting at 2pm. Visit Hornblower for more details and to check for availability.
Thanksgiving Seated Dinner: On this 3-hour cruise, you will enjoy a 3-course seated dinner which is followed up with a dessert buffet bar. Your ticket includes complimentary soda, iced tea, coffee, water and hot tea. Soak in the views around the SF Bay as you cruise by top San Francisco attractions including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the northern waterfront. The cruise boards at 2:15pm and departs at 3pm sharp. Visit the Hornblower site for more details and to check for availability.
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 performances of Cirque du Soleil 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 including those for Union Square, Pier 39, and more.
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