Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco 2019

My Top Picks for Traditional & Non-Traditional Meals

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco: My Top Restaurant Picks

Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco

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.

  • American Restaurant-Hotel Vitale: Financial District/Embarcadero

  • Beach Chalet: Ocean Beach, Book your reservations on their site

  • Big 4 Restaurant: Nob Hill at 1075 California Street, visit their site for reservations

  • Boho: Marina/Cow Hollow District

  • Cliff House: 3 options
    • The Bistro: 9am to 1:30pm - Breakfast and lunch off menu; 2:30pm to 9:30pm - Thanksgiving dinner (walk in only, no reservations)
    • Sutro's at the Cliff House: 11am to 9pm, Thanksgiving dinner, call for reservations (415-386-3330)
    • Terrace Room Champagne Buffet: 10:30pm to 6:30pm, call for reservations (415-386-3330)

  • Fairmont in Nob Hill:
  • Cocotte: Russian Hill

  • Garcon: Mission

  • Grill at the St. Regis: SOMA at 125 3rd Street

  • Hard Rock Cafe: Fisherman's Wharf on Pier 39

  • Le Colonial SF: Downtown/Union Square

  • Luce - InterContinental: Nob Hill

  • One Market Restaurant: Downtown/Embarcadero at 1 Market Street

  • Zingari Ristorante and Jazz Bar: Downtown/Union Square at 501 Post Street

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 You can also contact the restaurants directly to reserve your spot.

Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruise

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 3 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.

>> Details about this cruise here

Additional Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving Day Weekend

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.

>> Click here to visit the Thanksgiving Day and Weekend page with a full list of things to do this holiday

Holiday Attraction Schedule

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.

>> Holiday attraction schedule for Thanksgiving Day

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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.

>> Tree lighting ceremonies in SF

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