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Thanksgiving Day in Laguna Beach

With over 100 restaurants, you are sure to find somewhere to make your Thanksgiving a meal to remember.

Let someone else do the cooking as you and yours enjoy Thanksgiving in Laguna Beach. With special meals, fall-inspired dishes, and warm sunny skies, you can't go wrong making your Thanksgiving a beach inspired feast. 

After you've stuffed yourself on stuffing and tasted too much turkey, you'll probably be ready for relaxation. Enjoy a scenic stroll through Heisler Park, where you get endless views of the Pacific Ocean.

Fall Festival at The Promenade on Forest

You can celebrate Fall at the Promenade on Forest! Fall Festival at The Promenade activities include: 

  • Hay bales and pumpkins
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Thanksgiving 'Thankful Wall'
  • Restaurant Special Fall Festival menu items, advertising & promotions
  • "Passport for Your Palate" partnership with the Chamber 
  • An Armed Forces holiday card drop-box.

Treat yourself to an elite dining experience at Selanne Steak Tavern

Join Selanne Steak Tavern this holiday season for a luxurious new dining experience in a private atmosphere.

Located adjacent to the main restaurant with its own kitchen, parties of two to 12 guests can book a private table for an ultra-exclusive and gourmet experience with customized multi-course chef’s tasting menus, opulent ingredients such as truffles, caviar, Nantucket scallops and Wagyu beef, plus canapés, dessert service and paired wines from Selanne Steak Tavern’s award-winning list.

Tasting menus start at $400 per person. Please contact them at events@selannesteaktavern.com to book this elite dining experience.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

John Wayne Airport to Laguna Beach Transit

Holiday travel may look different this year, and airports across the country are implementing safe travel measures for what is traditionally a busy travel season. Passengers traveling through John Wayne Airport during the Thanksgiving holiday between November 20 through November 30, 2020, can expect to experience a number of measures designed to keep Airport guests safe. Watch a video on Healthy Travel Tips courtesy of John Wayne Airport, Orange County SNA by clicking here.

2020 Thanksgiving Day Restaurant Information

  • Thanksgiving Restaurant Offers

    Adonis Restaurant

    Open 10:30am-8pm.

    Another Kind Cafe

    Offering a Thanksgiving Feast. Includes a turkey, sides and dessert. Enjoy a bottle of wine on them when you order the package. Available for pickup on November 26 from 11am-3pm. Orders must be place by November 22.

    Broadway by Amar Santana

    Offering a Thanksgiving To-Go Package that serves 8-10 people. Order by 2pm on Monday November 23rd. Pickup on Wednesday, November 25th between 3-8 pm.

    Dolce Gelato

    Open from 11am-5pm.

    The Drake

    Offering a three-course prix-fixe menu. ($75 per person plus tax & gratuity) First Seating 2pm, Final Seating 8pm.

    Driftwood Kitchen

    Join Driftwood Kitchen for an incredible seaside Thanksgiving Dinner! Chef Rainer Schwarz’s prix-fixe menu begins with Parker House Rolls with Vermont creamery butter and sea salt for the table, followed by a choice of Roasted Baby Beet and Arugula Salad, Yellowtail Carpaccio, Butternut Squash Soup, or pan-seared Day Boat Scallops to start. Guests will then have option of entrée, with a choice of traditional Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with all the fixings, Roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib, or Ora King Salmon Filet. Kids have the option of a Turkey Plate, Mac & Cheese with Green Beans, or Chicken Fingers with Fries. All meals will end with traditional desserts for the table, including Pecan Pie, Apple Pie and Cookies. Dinner will be served on Thursday, November 26th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Price for adults is $75 per guest and kids 12 & younger are $19. Reservations recommended by calling Driftwood Kitchen at (949) 715-7700 or online at http://driftwoodkitchen.com/.

    GG's Cafe Bistro

    Open from 11:30am-9pm.

    Greeter's Corner

    Open from 8am-8pm.

    Harley Laguna Beach

    Your turkey + sides from Harley! Put in your order for sides from Harley by Saturday, Nov. 21st for pickup after 3pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25th.

    Hennessey's Tavern

    Open 8am-1:30am, serving Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and regular menu.

    Husky Boy Burgers

    Open from 8am-4pm.

    Laguna Coffee Company

    Open from 6am-12pm.

    Las Brisas

    Las Brisas will be offering a special 3-course, $80 prix-fixe holiday menu featuring a traditional turkey dinner and many of their other classics. There will also be a kids turkey dinner available for $22. The weekend brunch menu will be served from 8am-11am and the Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11am-10pm. This holiday menu will only be available for dine-in.

    Lost Pier Cafe

    Open from 8am-Sunset.


    Open for Thanksgiving. Serving a Prix Fixe Menu from 2pm-8pm. Limited reservations. Call 949-715-3900.

    Moulin Bistro

    Open from 8am-3pm. 

    Nirvana Grille

    Offering a build your own feast. Pick up is available on Thursday November 26th, between 1pm and 3pm at 303 Broadway Ste 101 Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Please notate a 30 minute window that you will be arriving to pack your order in the notes section of the order. You may pull up to the curbside pick up located on the corner of Beach & Broadway, using the red zone, meter and driveway if necessary. 

    Orange Inn

    Open from 6am-1pm.

    Pizza Bar

    Open from 11am-3pm.

    The Rooftop Lounge

    Open from 11:30am-9pm.

    Selanne Steak Tavern

    Chef Vincent’s Thanksgiving menu offers three tempting traditional courses with choices accompanied by straight-from-the-farm sides served family style. Reserve your table via OpenTable or by calling (949) 715-9881.


    Offering a Thanksgiving Family Meal Box that feeds 6 people for $149. Includes everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner (minus the turkey). Call 949-715-9888 to pre-order your box today! Orders must be placed by November 12, 2020.

    Sergio's Empanadas

    Open from 11am-4pm.

    Starbucks (North Coast Highway)

    Open from 4:30am-6pm.

    Starbucks (South Coast Highway)

    Open from 4:30am-6pm.

    Zinc Cafe & Market

    Open from 7am-12pm.

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