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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

    Anchor Line Bar, The: Open 5:00pm-12:00am.

    BLK Dot Coffee: Open from 6:30am-1:00pm.

    Broadway By Amar Santana: To-go Thanksgiving meals ready for pre-order, serving 4-6 people. Place your order by 2:00pm on 11/18, for pick-up on 11/24, between 3:00pm-5:00pm.

    Brussels Bistro: Offering a Thanksgiving take-out meal. Order by 11/22 for pick-up on 11/24 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Thanksgiving dinners feed 4 people and are priced at $69. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

    Candy Baron: Open from 10:00am-7:00pm.

    C'est La Vie: 4-course meal for $69 for adults; $16 for children 12 and under. Does not include tax or gratuity.

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

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

    Domino's Pizza: Open from 11:00am-8:30pm.

    The Drake: Offering a 3-course prix fixe menu (plus extras!) for $75 per person from 1:00pm-7:30pm. 

    Driftwood Kitchen: Offering a Thanksgiving Buffet from 1:00pm-7:00pm. $115 per adult; $19 for children 12 & under. Reservations can be made by calling Driftwood Kitchen at (949) 715-7700 or online at www.driftwoodkitchen.com.  

    GG's Cafe Bistro: Open from 11:30am-5:30pm.

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

    Harley Laguna Beach: Offering take-out of side dishes & desserts, available for pickup on 11/24 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Wine and Cocktails are available too! Order here: www.harleylagunabeach.com/orders/your-turkey-our-sides. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

    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-1:00pm, with special seasonal drinks available.

    Larsen at Hotel Laguna: Serving a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $150 per adult; $25 for children 10 and under. Call or email to add children under 10. Reserve your spot on OpenTable.

    Las Brisas: 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.

    The Loft: Offering a four course tasting menu 12noon-9:00pm. $160 per adult; with an a la carte children’s seasonal menu offered.

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

    Lumberyard: Serving a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $75 per person plus tax & gratuity from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Call 949-715-3900 to make reservations.

    Marine Room Tavern: 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, 11/25 from 1:00-3:00pm. 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 Monday 11/22/21 by 9:00pm. No dinner service. 

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

    Pizza Bar: Open from 11:00am-9:00pm.

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

    Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill: Celebrate Friendsgiving on Wed., 11/24 from 8:00pm-12:00am with the 1st installment of the “Iridescent” (@iridescent_festival) takeover series. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

    Sapphire: Open regular hours, with regular menu.

    Selanne Steak Tavern: A 3-course Thanksgiving menu will be served from 12noon - 8:00pm. $135 per adult; $40 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-2:00pm (or earlier, if they sell out).

    Splashes Restaurant and Bar: Restaurant fully booked, with no reservations remaining for Thanksgiving.

    Starbucks (North Coast Highway): Open from 4:30am-6:00pm.

    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. 

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.

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, 2021, 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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