Cooking a delicious Thanksgiving dinner is not for the faint of heart, but lucky for us, these San Francisco restaurants have got Thanksgiving dialed. We did a deep dive into the most popular SF restaurants open on Thanksgiving with dine-in, take-home, luxurious, and affordable options for this beloved holiday. Our list covers everything from traditional Turkey Day meals complete with a decadent roasted bird, mashed potatoes, gravy, and the works; as well as more creative takes if you want to try something new.
Round out your Thanksgiving weekend with these fun local activities including the SF Turkey Trot, ice skating rinks, and seasonal displays.
Restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry and celebrity chef Michael Mina helm this massively popular SoMa restaurant specializing in international grilling techniques. They’re offering an unbelievable Thanksgiving at Home meal option that serves 4-6 people, perfect for an intimate family dinner. The menu includes a whole roasted turkey with mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce, sourdough stuffing with sausage, asiago stuffed potatoes, green bean casserole, several starters including roasted cauliflower and shrimp cocktail, a pumpkin pie with five spice whipped cream, and spiced tea sachets for an after-dinner drink.
💲$299 for 4-6 people (tax and gratuity not included)
📍301 Mission St, San Francisco. Take-home meals only, dine-in is booked out.
2. Park Chalet
This spacious dining room on the Great Highway has panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows, an enormous glass roof, and a roaring stone fireplace. They’re gearing up for a bountiful 3-course Thanksgiving dinner on the San Francisco waterfront with a choice of butternut squash soup or radicchio salad; a main course of roasted turkey, seabass, or risotto; and either pumpkin pie or apple crisp with caramel sauce.
💲$85 per person, $35 two-course option for children 12 and under
📍1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
This pale blue dining room at the San Francisco Proper Hotel is a simply gorgeous setting in which to enjoy a luxurious meal. The everyday menu centers around New American cuisine highlighting creative seafood dishes and seasonal roasted vegetables, so you can bet on a delicious locally-sourced spread for Thanksgiving. They’re serving a four-course traditional Thanksgiving meal that showcases seasonal local ingredients, and veggie options will be available.
💲$135 per person, $55 for children 12 and under, $60 optional wine pairing (tax and gratuity not included)
📍San Francisco Proper Hotel, 1100 Market St., San Francisco
Palette Tea House is known for serving a wide variety of delicious dim sum, and it’s a great option for those of us seeking a non-traditional Thanksgiving in San Francisco. They’re currently taking reservations from 11am-8pm on Thanksgiving day with a $15 deposit per person. Although there’s no set Thanksgiving menu available online, you can bet on some decadent soup dumplings and pillowy bao highlighting seasonal ingredients.
💲$15 deposit per person for reservation, no set menu
📍900 North Point St, San Francisco
Celebrity chef Michael Mina helms this Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco serving a creative Thanksgiving dinner. The menu includes a tasting of spreads including tzatziki, hummus, and melitzanosalata with warm pita; a first course choice of avgolemono soup, grilled octopus, fattoush, or ahi tuna tartare; and a second course choice of roasted turkey, wagyu filet, grilled lavraki, or roasted king salmon. The table will share sides of Cretan-style potatoes, pork sausage and chestnut stuffing, and brussels sprouts, topped off with a dessert of candied citrus ravani.
💲$125 per person. Optional extra charges are $75 for wine pairing, $175-275 for caviar service
📍252 California St, San Francisco
6. The Cavalier
The Cavalier is offering both dine-in and take-home options for Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco. The two-person meal kit includes a classic salad, roasted turkey with gravy, pomme puree and stuffing, green beans, and fresh bread. It’s a great option to share with a partner or add on to a bigger at-home spread.
Alternatively, the dine-in option is a four-course prix-fixe menu with a first-course choice of salad, honeynut squash soup, Dungeness crab cake, or lamb ribs; and a second-course choice of tempura mushroom, maple-glazed salmon, roasted turkey breast, or grilled ribeye. The remaining courses have a robust selection of sides and desserts to complete your meal.
💲$150 per take-home meal kit for 2, or $150 per person for dine-in
📍 360 Jessie St, San Francisco
Tommy’s Joynt is a tried-and-true Thanksgiving dinner option in San Francisco that many locals swear by every year. What’s great about Tommy’s is their wide variety of take-home meal items which you can customize for any-size group. Items range from a pound of hand-carved turkey for $35 to a whole turkey dinner pack feeding 8-10 people for $300. You can also pick and choose to-go sides like stuffing, green beans, candied sweet potato, gravy, and pumpkin pie.
Another option is to dine-in for a boisterous and wholesome meal at Tommy’s Joynt. They don’t take reservations so show up for a first-come, first-served table and chow down on a $32 meal with your choice of ham or turkey, stuffing, sides, pumpkin pie, and bread.
💲$32 per person (dine-in), various prices for take-home pre-order
📍1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco
8. One Market
One Market is an upscale restaurant on the Embarcadero offering dine-in and take-out Thanksgiving meals this year. The $95 dine-in option is a four-course dinner with your choice of butternut squash soup or salads; a main course of either turkey, pork loin, or salmon; and desserts including apple pie, chocolate bread pudding, or a pumpkin tart. The $85 to-go menu includes a caramelized pear and arugula salad, roasted Diestel turkey, corn bread-sausage stuffing, and a pumpkin tart.
💲$85 take-home, $95 dine-in per person
📍1 Market St, San Francisco
The Fairmont Hotel hosts a lavish Thanksgiving dinner buffet as one of their many holiday menus this year. Here you’ll find a huge variety of seasonal food to enjoy in the Fairmont’s lavish dining room including creative salads and charcuterie to start, a mountainous seafood display and raw bar, a delicious dim sum selection inspired by SF’s Chinatown, and chef-attended meat-carving stations for roasted turkey, ham, and prime rib. Stack your plate with a mountainous selection of hot sides including traditional stuffing, candied yams, and mac n’cheese. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, because they’ll have eight different pie and cake options to round out your meal.
💲$220.29 per person
📍Laurel Court, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco
10. Bar Sprezzatura
Enjoy an Italian-style Thanksgiving dinner with this take-home menu from Bar Sprezzatura. On both Nov. 21 and 22 you can book a slot to pick up a two-person meal kit for $145 which includes a chop salad with confit turkey, chicory, and olives; cannelloni with confit turkey and ricotta; roasted brussels sprouts; stuffing; black truffle turkey gravy; and black truffle buddino. If you’re hoping to roast a turkey at home, the kit also includes a spice rub to perfectly season your bird.
💲$145 for two-person take-home meal kit
📍One Maritime Plaza, #100, San Francisco