Where to grab grub on Nov. 28. Gobble ’til you wobble: Many O.C. restaurants are offering Thanksgiving menus for Turkey Day
Restaurants book up quickly and most require or strongly recommend reservations for the holiday, so call ahead to ensure a table.
Anaheim White House, 887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
A traditional turkey dinner is on the menu with carved and seasoned oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes topped with turkey gravy, yams, house-made stuffing, fresh steamed vegetables and a side of cranberries. Diners may also trade in turkey for prime rib for $34.95. Noon-9 p.m. $39.95; kids under 13: $19.95. 714-772-1381; anaheimwhitehouse.com
The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon, 1025 E. Ball Road
A four-course menu is offered for turkey day. Choose an appetizer, a soup or salad, an entrée of turkey, black angus prime rib, Chilean sea bass or peasant pot pie. Dessert choices include harvest pumpkin cheesecake, apple financier cake, chocolate bread pudding or honey poached seckle pear. Kids’ meal is a turkey dinner with all the fixings. 2-7 p.m. $65; kids: $20. 714-817-4200; theranch.com
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Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Highway
Pick-up a complete Thanksgiving feast from Five Crowns. Dinner includes half prime rib (serves 6-7) or whole prime rib (serves 12-14), mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, stuffing, whipped cream horseradish and Yorkshire pudding batter (to be baked at home). Order between now and Nov. 26. Half prime rib meal: $225; whole: $375. 949-760-03311;lawrysonline.com/five-crowns
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The Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St.
The Capital Grille offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with slow-roasted turkey, selected desserts and wine pairings available at an additional price. Noon-9 p.m. $36; kids under 13: $15. 714-432-1140; thecapitalgrille.com
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.
The three-course menu with choices features Maine lobster chowder, roasted heirloom beet salad, slow-basted organic turkey, poached Scottish salmon, pumpkin tart and more. 2-7 p.m. $75; kids under 12: $25. 714-352-2525; charliepalmer.com
Seasons 52, 3333 Bristol St.
À la carte menu will be offered along with a turkey entrée of roasted turkey and gravy, herbed stuffing, golden mashed potatoes, butternut squash, French green beans and house-made cranberry relish. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $26.95 for turkey entrée; child’s portion: $12.95. 714-437-5252; seasons52.com
Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, 3300 Bristol St.
The three-course dinner offers a variety of choices from calamari, butternut squash soup, oven-roasted turkey, salt-crusted prime rib and pumpkin cheesecake. 4-9 p.m. $35; kids under 12: $12. 714-979-2400; scottsrestaurantandbar.com
Pacific Whey Café, 3333 Bear St.
The “Big Package Turkey Dinner” features a 14-16 pound slow-roasted turkey with sides and pumpkin pie for $199. The small dinner ($119) includes a 5-6 pound turkey breast with all the trimmings and pie. Pick-up hours on Thanksgiving Day are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Take-out dinners must be pre-paid by credit card. 714-641-8811; pacificwhey.com
Lawry’s Carvery, 3333 Bristol St.
The platter meal includes carved turkey, cranberry-pear relish, gravy and a choice of one signature side and Carvery coleslaw for $13.99. Lawry’s also offers three turkey sandwiches: the King of Clubs ($10.99), Turkey Classic ($9.99) and the Turkey Carver ($9.99). 714-434-7788; lawrysonline.com/lawrys-carvery
St. Regis Resort, One Monarch Beach Resort North. 800-722-1543; stregismb.com
Stonehill Tavern: The restaurant offers a family style this four course menu featuring traditional Thanksgiving dishes including Heritage Breed turkey with Celyon cinnamon cranberry sauce and gravy, accompanied by gourmet yams with cardamom marshmallows, brioche stuffing, toasted brussels sprouts with pistachio, kabu turnips with pearl onions and potato-parsnip gratin. For dessert, guests will get to choose between seasonal pies. 2-8 p.m. $105 per person.
Motif: A holiday buffet featuring traditional and exotic holiday cuisine to satisfying every taste. Items include pan-seared sea scallops, butter nut squash soup, smoked salmon and gravlox, assorted sushi rolls, Far East foods, meats, whipped mashed potatoes and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $115; kids 5-12: $35.
Summit House, 2000 E. Bastanchury Road
The three-course menu offers a starter of soup or salad, a main course of roasted prime ribs of beef, traditional roast turkey, Colorado lamb shank, Alaskan halibut and crab stuffed colossal prawns. Desserts include English trifle, pumpkin cheesecake, three chocolate torte and vanilla crème brulée. $45-$49; kids: $15.95-$19.95. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 714-671-4111;summithouse.com
No Ka Oi, 215 Main Street
An all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving celebration that includes traditional roast turkey and/or honey ham with orange pineapple sauce. Sides include green beans, cranberry sauce, Portuguese sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, honey, butternut squash soup and King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. Each entrée includes pumpkin pie topped with cranberry drizzle and whipped cream, a glass of wine for the adults, and soft drinks for kids. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. $26; kids 4-12: $12; kids under 3: free. 714-960-8300;nokaoirestaurant.com
Prego Ristorante, 18420 Von Karman Ave.
The Thanksgiving menu is served family style and offers breadsticks, ciao bread, lentil and sausage soup, Caesar salad, turkey breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, sautéed seasonal vegetables and homemade pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Noon-8 p.m. $36; kids under 11: $15.50. 949-553-1333;pregoristoranti.com
Lucca Café, 6507 Quail Hill Parkway
The take-out only menu includes free-range turkey, apple-pork sausage, fennel and sage stuffing, cranberry-orange chutney, mashed Yukon potatoes and parsnips with parmesan cheese, green beans, salad, dinner rolls and pumpkin spice cheesecake. All meals must be ordered by Nov., 22 for pick-up on or before Nov. 28 at noon. Feeds up to 10 guests. $325. 949-725-1773; luccacafe.com
Bistango Restaurant, 19100 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100
Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner menu with a choice of Autumn salad or butternut squash soup with an entrée of free range organic turkey and a dessert choice of pumpkin cheese cake or old fashion apple pie. Noon-8 p.m. $39; kids under 13: $19.75. 949-752-5222; bistango.com
Clay Oven, 15435 Jeffrey Road
The restaurant offers Thanksgiving turkeys to go. The meal includes one skinless turkey marinated in popular Indian herbs and spices cooked in tandoor ovens, spice and vegetable basmati rice and cranberry chutney. Meal serves 4-6. Must order by Nov. 25. $69.95. 949-552-2851; clayovenirvine.com
Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 South Coast Highway
Items of the three-course menu include choice of a soup or salad starter, entrée choice of Diestel turkey, Alaskan Chinook salmon, centercut cauliflower, diver scallops or pork osso bucco and choice of delectable dessert: vanilla pumpkin bread pudding, caramelized white chocolate mousse, maple cheesecake or sticky toffee cake. Noon-8 p.m. $75 per person. 877-741-5908; surfandsandresort.com
Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway. queenmary.com
Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge: This Thanksgiving feast features a diverse menu of traditional favorites including lobster bisque, roasted butternut squash soup, salad, roast turkey with giblet gravy, herb-crusted fillet of salmon, classic beef wellington and for dessert, pumpkin cheesecake sundae and classic pecan pie. $68; kids: $19.95. Noon-7 p.m. 562-499-1606.
Chelsea Chowder House & Bar: Delicious roast turkey and delectable Thanksgiving sides include candied yams, cornbread, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. The restaurant’s signature chowders, New England clam, corn and poblano and chicken and chorizo will also be on the menu. 5-10 p.m. $40; kids: $19.95. 562-499-1685.
Champagne Brunch: Featuring a variety of traditional holiday classics as well as offerings from South of the Border to the Pacific Rim. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $59.95; kids: $19.95. 562-499-1657.
Promenade Café: A classic Thanksgiving Day dinner includes roast turkey with giblet gravy, candied yams, cornbread, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and home-style apple pie with vanilla ice cream. 6:30-10 p.m. $30; kids: $19.95. 562-499-1600.
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
A traditional Thanksgiving meal is on the menu with herb roasted turkey with orange lemon marmalade, sweet butter mash potatoes with pan gravy, seasonal garlic roasted vegetables, cranberry relish and traditional pumpkin pie to culminate the meal. After the meal, diners can explore the aquarium. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $36; kids: $27. 562-590-3100, ext. 0;aquariumofpacific.org
O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26773 Avery Parkway.
Thanksgiving buffet featuring mesquite roasted autumn squash bisque, Bourbon glazed sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar, smoked herb-rubbed turkey and wine country gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, prime rib and more. Desserts include an assortment of cakes, pies and mini pastries. Takeout menu also available; call for details. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $44.95; kids 4-12: $23.95. 949-305-5100; arroyotrabuco.com
Pelican Hill Resort, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South. 949-467-6800; pelicanhill.com
Ballroom Brunch: Executive chef Jean-Pierre Dubray creates brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. $110; kids: $50.
Andrea Ristorante: Andrea’s Chef Luigi creates a special rustic Tuscan holiday menu. Dining is accompanied by a classical guitar player. Noon- 10 p.m. $120; kids: $60.
Coliseum Pool & Grill: Chef Marc designs a classic California breakfast buffet available from 7 a.m.-noon and from noon-10 p.m., a Thanksgiving limited a la carte dinner menu, including turkey specials, will be available. $45; kids: $25.
Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive
Back Bay features a Thanksgiving buffet with roasted turkey, ham, prime rib, field greens, mashed potatoes; desserts include pumpkin, caramelized apple and pecan pies. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $38; kids under 13: $19. 949-729-1144; backbaybistronewportbeach.com
Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Drive
Guests will have a choice of a soup or salad starter, an oven-roasted organic turkey dinner with all the fixings including stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasoned vegetables and choice of pumpkin pie or warm chocolate soufflé cake for dessert. 2-8:30 p.m. $44.75; kids under 13: $19. 949-721-1222; baysiderestaurant.com
Orange County Mining Company, 1000 Crawford Canyon Road
Traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings available. Buffet items include prime rib, carved ham, turkey, assorted salads, assorted pies, pastries and more. Noon-7 p.m. $35.95; kids under 13: $12.95. 714-997-7411; orangecountyminingco.com
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Café Mozart, 31952 Camino Capistrano
The Café’s Thanksgiving menu includes choice of soup or salad starter, entrée choice of roast free-range turkey, wiener schnitzel, sand dabs amandine or roast loin pork. Cap off the evening with a dessert of homemade apple strudel, warm chocolate cake or pumpkin pie. Noon-5 p.m. $43.50. 949-496-0212; cafemozart.net
Tangata, 2002 N. Main St.
Can’t wait for turkey dinner? Start celebrating early with a Thanksgiving brunch. The three course menu offers a choice of soup, salad or cheese board starter, entrée choice of Bourbon-brined turkey or red wine-braised short ribs with a choice of sides and a dessert of chef’s assortment of seasonal pies and petits fours. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $42; kids under 13: $19. 714-550-0906; patinagroup.com
Zov’s Bistro, 17440 E. 17th St.
To-go Thanksgiving dinner serves 12-15 people and includes traditional roasted free-range turkey, wild mushroom and jasmine rice stuffing, sage gravy, maple-glazed roasted yams, parmesan mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, creamed corn, mixed green salad, rolls and for dessert, choice of pumpkin, pecan or apple pie. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 and picked up Nov. 27 between 1 and 5 p.m. $425. 714-838-8855; zovs.com
Derricks at Black Gold Golf Club, 1 Black Gold Drive
A Thanksgiving Day buffet sure to please all palettes with a salad bar, traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, grilled artichoke with curry dip, slow roasted turkey with gravy, Dijon-crusted New York strip roast, grilled Atlantic salmon and for the sweet tooth, a sundae bar, assorted holiday pies and a chocolate fondue fountain. Noon-4 p.m. $38.99; kids 3-10: $19.99; kids under 4: free. Reservations required 48 hours in advanced. 714-961-0060 ext. 100; blackgoldgolf.com