Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco 2017

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

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco

If you are looking for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco, then this is the list of you. I've included my top picks for this holiday meal. You will find pricing and an idea on what to expect for your dinner.

I've also included details on those that might allow you to order off the menu. This is perfect for those that many not want a traditional meal.

Make sure you book early as many of these places fill up quickly.

  • ANZU: Turkey with all the trimmings plus raw bar, sushi, prime rib, salmon, pies, cakes, and so much more, seatings from 2pm to 8:30pm, Downtown/Union Square at 222 Mason Street

  • Beach Chalet: Thanksgiving meal all day long

  • Big 4 Restaurant: 3-course tasting menu for $145 per person, wine pairing with the meal is additional, also offering a la carte and lounge dining, Nob Hill at 1075 California Street

  • Burritt Room & Tavern: 3-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco, includes both traditional and non-traditional items, seatings at 3pm and 5:30pm, Downtown/Union Square at 417 Stockton Street

  • 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: 4 2-hour seatings at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm, call for reservations (415-386-3330)

  • Cocotte: Thanksgiving Day special, Russian Hill, 1521 Hyde Street

  • Crown Room at the Fairmont in Nob Hill: Satings at 12pm, 2:30pm, and 5pm, lavish buffet with amazing views of the SF and Bay Area, $155 for adults and $89 for children.

  • Garibaldi's on Presidio: 3-course fixed menu, traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings, $75 per person (alcohol is extra), Presidio Heights at 347 Presidio Avenue

  • Laurel Court in the Fairmont on Nob Hill: Breakfast buffet from 7am to 10am, Thanksgiving buffet, 11am to 8pm, $99 for adults and $59 for kids, call the at 415-772-5144 to secure a reservation

  • Luce, InterContinental: 3-course lunch items served from 11:30am to 3pm, dinner items served from 4pm to 9pm, breakfast is served off the regular menu, SOMA, 888 Howard Street

  • Michael Mina: 4-course meal, $165 per person, Downtown/Embarcadero at 252 California Street

  • Morton's Steakhouse: Off menu selections, open at 1pm, Downtown/Union Square at 400 Post Street

  • One Market Restaurant: 4-course traditional fare Thanksgiving Day meal, $85 per person, $39 for kids 10 and under, Downtown/Embarcadero at 1 Market Street

  • Parallel 37 at the Ritz Carlton: 4-course meal with traditional and non-traditional selections, seating from 2pm to 8:30pm, $145 for adults, $95 per kid with a menu option for kids too, Nob Hill at 600 Stockton Street, contact them directly to book a table (415-773-6168)

  • Park Chalet: Premium buffet with all the fixings, $55 per person, $23 for kids under 12, visit their site to book your table

*Note: All prices exclude taxes and gratuity

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Head out on the SF Bay this Thanksgiving Day with Hornblower Cruises. They currently are offering three cruises with Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco.

You can step aboard their premier, seated dinner, or buffet dinner cruises. All three leave from Pier 3 and are three hours long. Two leave at 3pm and the third leaves at 3:30pm.

>> Details about all three here

Half-Priced Thanksgiving Day Activities

There is a lot going on this holiday in SF. Once you have booked your Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco, make sure to check out these great deals too!

All tours and activities below are offered at up to 50% off on Goldstar. Make sure to book your tickets early to take advantage of these great deals.

Full Day Bike Rental: Work off that Thanksgiving Day meal with a ride around SF, ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, and explore other parts of the city, Full price $32, Goldstar price $16*, check for availability

Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze: Spend some time on Pier 39 in this fun and colorful mirror maze, Full price $10-$20, Goldstar $5-$9*, check for availability

*Small service fee at checkout

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 the Disney's Aladdin to performances 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

SF Theater: Musicals, Plays, and Best of Broadway Shows

All weekend long, you will find plenty of theater shows. They include top musicals such as Disney's Aladdin and A Christmas Carol. Top plays this weekend include A Christmas Story, Small Mouth Sounds, and Le Switch.

>> Click here for a full list of theater performances this weekend

>> Find a list of all musicals this weekend

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