The Santa Barbara Zoo is open on Thanksgiving Day, so get the family out of the house to visit your animal friends. General admission until 2:30 pm; SB Zoo Member Admission until 3 pm. Zoo closes at 3:30 pm. Reservations are required for all guests, including SB Zoo members.
The 24th annual running of the Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler is happening on Thursday, November 24. Get out and enjoy the pre-Thanksgiving dinner festivities featuring a unique course that starts along Hollister Avenue, heading to Turnpike Road. There’s a stretch along the bike path before winding through neighborhood streets to the finish at Thunderbird Park (on Walnut Avenue just off Hollister Avenue).
Dining Out for Thanksgiving
Ca’Dario is accepting Thanksgiving reservations for a 4-course meal served from 2 pm to 9 pm at all Ca’Dario locations. Call 805-884-9419 for details, or click here for Ca’Dario’s Thanksgiving menu.
CAYA Restaurant at The Leta Hotel
Your Thanksgiving feast awaits on Thursday, November 24, 3 pm – 7 pm: join us as we serve up a feast of family favorites on Thanksgiving. Offering three courses with everything from the fan-favorite Butternut Squash Bisque, the classic Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, to the homiest Pumpkin Pie, and so much more!
$90 per guest | Children 10 & Under $30
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Beverages not included. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 805-964-1288
Cold Spring Tavern
It’s almost that time… Thanksgiving! Make your reservations now! Last year Cold Spring Tavern sold out all seatings. $85 for adults and $35 for children. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available between 12 pm and 7 pm. Live music featuring Jeffrey Pine from 2 pm to 7 pm. Join many others and make this your family’s tradition at Cold Spring Tavern. Call 805-967-0066 now for reservations.
Gather with friends and loved ones to feast on a sensational Thanksgiving dinner at El Encanto.
Savor a delectable four-course meal from our pre-fixe menu. Each dish is crafted from the finest, locally-sourced ingredients so you can enjoy this special occasion deliciously.
Served from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
$125 per person | $60 kids (under 12)
Complimentary for children ages 5 and under
Call 805-770-3530 to book.
Want the perfect Thanksgiving with none of the work? The Harbor Restaurant has got you covered! Enjoy the picturesque ocean views while you savor a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal with family and friends during the Harbor Restaurant’s Annual Thanksgiving Buffet.
The buffet will include all your Thanksgiving favorites and include appetizers, soups, salads, a carving station, and desserts! Along with the Thanksgiving classics, the Harbor Restaurant will be serving up some fresh local seafood to make this a truly one-of-a-kind holiday experience in Santa Barbara.
For those ages 21+, ticket prices include bottomless champagne and/or mimosas to help you get in the holiday spirit. $95/adult, $45 for 12 & under
Book your reservations early by calling 805-963-3311!
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Gather and give thanks with your friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Executive Chef Yesica Arredondo and her team will be serving up a Thanksgiving buffet feast full of time-honored holiday favorites. This year’s menu is an ode to traditional Thanksgiving classics, infused with the bright, fresh flavors of California. From the freshly caught coastal seafood to the homemade cornbread stuffing with fall harvest stone fruits, guests will delight in every bite. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from our elegant Reagan Room and classic holiday music from renowned violinist Peter Blackwelder.
Adults: $115.00 per person / Children (12 & under): $50.00 per child (children under 3 eat free)
Click here for the menu and to make a reservation.
Joe’s Cafe Thanksgiving tradition continues! Joe’s will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 12 pm – 9 pm on Thanksgiving Day as well as breakfast from 7:30 am – 11:30 am. Walk-ins only. No reservations.
Louie’s California Bistro
For the ultimate historic Santa Barbara Thanksgiving meal, look no further than Louie’s California Bistro. Located in the Upham Hotel, California’s oldest continuously operating hotel, your Thanksgiving celebrations include remarkable historical architectural features such as vaulted ceilings and an extensive wrap-around veranda.
Menu items for this special day will feature a choice of soup or salad, with entree selections of roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, and garlic chive mashed potatoes, or fresh salmon with a lemon mustard and caper beurre blanc and saffron rice. For dessert, top your meal off with pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon whip cream, served with coffee or tea. $75 per person.
Reservations are recommended. 805-963-7003
Rosewood Miramar Beach
Kick off the holiday season and gather in gratitude like never before. You’re invited to give thanks around every table at Miramar. Join the Rosewood Miramar Beach for brunches, dinners, music, and more at all of your favorite Miramar restaurants and bars.
Chandelier Ballroom – Brunch Buffet – Two Seatings – $165/adult, $65/children 4-12
The Revere Room – Festive Dinner – $125/adult, $55/children 4-12
Caruso’s – Four-Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Brunch – $185/adult, $75/children 4-12
Click here for more information and to book a table.
Thanksgiving Food To Go
Poe & Co. Thanksgiving
A decadent, made-to-order Thanksgiving feast is easier than you think! From drinks and appetizers to mains and desserts, the team at Poe & Co. has created a menu with all the fixings and more.
Click here for the menu and to order.
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