Thanksgiving Day Events in Laguna Beach

Don't feel like cooking this holiday season? With over 100 restaurants, you're sure to find something that makes your Thanksgiving a meal to remember.

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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 in choosing Laguna Beach as the backdrop for your beach-inspired feast. 

After you've stuffed yourself full of turkey, sides and pie, you'll probably be ready for relaxation, or a nice, scenic stroll through Heisler Park (or one of our other parks or beaches!), where you can take in endless views of the Pacific Ocean.


  • Thanksgiving Restaurant Offers

    Banzai Bowls: From 11/18  thru 11/27 Black Friday Sale  $30 gift card you get a free bowl

    Broadway By Amar Santana: To-go Thanksgiving meals ready for pre-order, serving 4-6 people. Place your order by 2:00pm on 11/16, for pick-up on 11/23, between 2:00pm-4:00pm.

    Candy Baron: Open from 10:00am-6:00pm.

    C'est La Vie: $69 per person -  5 course traditional turkey dinner

    Comedor: Guests can enjoy a selection of Chef Glen’s very own Thanksgiving creations for $65 per person on Thanksgiving Day from 5pm - close in Comedor’s fully reimagined upscale space. They’ll have the choice to choose from a starter such as Organic Fall Squash Risotto (made with wild forest mushrooms, idiazabal cheese, and black winter truffle) or a Farmer’s Market Salad (Winter greens, sheep milk cheddar, heirloom apples, candied pecans, balsamic dressing). Entreés will include a choice of either the Pasture-Raised Pork Rib Chop (served with maple jus, au gratin potatoes, green beans, & cranberry-ginger chutney) or Pan-Seared Local Catch (roasted organic cauliflower, asparagus, wild mushrooms, soy lime Beurre Blanc). Guests will also have a selection of their choice of dessert from Comedor’s Dessert Menu featuring dishes such as Ricotta Pistachio Cake and Seasonal Cheesecake. To-Go Sides being offered include Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, and Sourdough Stuffing with Pork Belly that can be pre-ordered by submitting an email through Comedor’s website at Reservations for Thanksgiving Day can be made through Resy to enjoy a beachside holiday! 

    The Deck: Special buffet from 1:00pm-7:00pm.

    Dolce Gelato: Open 11:00am-5:00pm.

    The Drake: Offering a 3-course prix fixe menu (plus extras!) for $79 per person from 3:00pm-9:00pm. Traditional turkey dinner is $79 a person or $98 per person for a non-traditional turkey dinner. 

    Driftwood Kitchen: Join Driftwood Kitchen for an incredible seaside Thanksgiving Buffet! Chef Rainer Schwarz’s offerings begin with Chilled Seafood, Charcuterie, Salads and Soup; carving stations with traditional whole roasted Thanksgiving Diestel Turkey with all the fixings, and roasted Greater Omaha Prime Rib; seafood action stations with Branzino Filet and Dungeness Crab Cake; and a dessert station with all of your favorite holiday pies. The buffet will be offered on Thursday, November 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price for adults is $125 per guest and kids 12 & younger are $19 (special kids station will be featured). Reservations can be made by calling Driftwood Kitchen at (949) 715-7700 or online at

    GG's Cafe Bistro: Open from 11:30am-4:00pm.

    Greeter's Corner: Regular hours; open from 8:00am-8:00pm.

    Harvest: Restaurant fully booked, with no reservations remaining for Thanksgiving.

    Hennessey's Tavern: Serving their regular menu, plus a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $20.

    Husky Boy Burgers: Open from 8:00am-4:00pm.

    La Rue du Chocolat: Open 11:00am - 6:00pm.

    Laguna Coffee Company: Open from 5:30am-12:00pm, with special seasonal drinks available.

    Las Brisas: Offering a special 3-course, $105 prix fixe holiday menu featuring a traditional turkey dinner and many of their other classics. There will also be a kids turkey dinner available.

    The Loft: Offering a four course tasting menu 12noon-9:00pm. $180 per adult; with an a la carte children’s seasonal menu offered.

    Lost Pier Cafe: Open from 11:00am-6:00pm.

    Lumberyard: From 3pm -7pm offering a 3 course pre-fixe traditional Thanksgiving dinner. $85 per person.

    Marine Room Tavern: Open regular hours.

    Mosaic Bar & Grill: Open regular hours.

    Moulin Bistro: Open from 8:00am-3:00pm. 

    Nirvana Grille: Thanksgiving Mix & Match Fully Cooked To-Go Feast - Order online, here. Pick up Thursday, 11/24 from 1:30-3:00pm. Customize your order to feed 2 or more people. Please allow a 30 minute window for your arrival and to wait for staff to pack your order. Note your desired time slot for pick-up in the NOTES section of your order. Orders must be placed by Tuesday 11/22/21. No dinner service. 

    Orange Inn: Open from 6:00am-1:00pm.

    The Rooftop Lounge: Open from 11:00am-9:00pm.

    Sapphire: Open regular hours, with regular menu.

    Selanne Steak Tavern: A 3-course Thanksgiving menu will be served from 12noon - 8:00pm. $145 per adult; $45 per child (ages four to 12), exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are available by calling (949) 715-9881.

    Sergio's Empanadas: Open from 11:00am-3:00pm.

    Slice Pizza: Open from 11:00am-5:30pm

    South Swell Donuts: Open from 6:00am-12:00pm (or earlier, if they sell out).

    Splashes Restaurant and Bar: 7am - 8pm 4 course pre-fixe dinner w/ options.  $125per person; $35 kids. Fairly booked.

    Starbucks (North Coast Highway): Open from 6:00am-2:00pm.

    Starfish Laguna Beach: Open regular hours.

    Studio at Montage Laguna Beach: Open 12pm - 6pm, offering a special  family style brunch $245/adult, $75 child, live entertainment & photographer.

    Whole Foods: Open 7:00am-5:00pm

    Zinc Cafe & Market: Open from 7:00am-12noon.


Friendsgiving in Laguna Beach

Thanksgiving represents a season of gratitude – a time for us to reflect, come together and savor our lives and those that are in it. We know the last Thursday of November is usually reserved for established traditions, but we hope you’ll find time to celebrate with those you may not get to spend the national holiday with. So find some unconventional and gratifying Friendsgiving ideas to observe what we’re thankful for all month long. 

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, 2022, 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.

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