My husband and I started a tradition of having our Thanksgiving feast out at a restaurant. At first- the idea of it was not something we wanted to do, but one year we weren’t able to travel to be with our families, so we thought… WHY NOT? Let me tell you, it was the BEST idea and its one of our MOST favorite traditions. Plus, NO grocery shopping, NO meal making, NO stress, and NO dishes… super grateful for that! Heres a list of where you can go on Thanksgiving Day to get your gobble on!

 

Aly’s Restaurant; Solvang; $100; 4:30 + 7:30pm; 805-697-7082

Bacara, Ritz-Carlton: Angel Oak; $139; 5-10pm; 805-571-4220

Bacara, Ritz-Carlton: Banquet Room; $145 adults, $75 ages 3-12; 10:30am-2pm; 805-571-4220

Bacara, Ritz-Carlton: The Bistro; $95; 5:30-9pm, 805-571-4220

Ballard Inn Restaurant; $85; 3-8pm; 800-638-2466

Bella Vista, The Biltmore; $145 adults, $75 ages 5-12; 10am-7pm; 805-969-2261

Blackbird, Hotel Californian; $125 adults, $55 ages 4-12; 5-10pm; 805-882-0135

Black Sheep; $65; 5-10pm; 805-965-1113

bouchon (sold out); $85; 3:30-8:30pm; 805-730-1160

Brewhouse; $41.99 adults, $15 ages 10 and below; 11am-6pm; 805-884-4664

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn; Santa Ynez; $80 adults, $40 ages 12 and below; 1-6pm; 805-688-4142

Ca’ Dario Ristorante & Pizzeria; Downtown; $30; 3-10pm; 805-884-9419

Ca’ Dario Cucina Italiana; Goleta; $30; 3-9pm; 805-884-9419

Chumash Casino Resort: The Buffet; $45 adults, $14.95 ages 12 and below; 1-9pm; 805-686-0855

Chumash Casino Resort: Willows; $65; 3-9pm; 805-686-0855

Cold Spring Tavern; $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 11am-7:45pm; 805-967-0066

Convivo Restaurant, Santa Barbara Inn; $70 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; 11am-9pm; 805-845-6789

Crocodile Restaurant & Bar, Lemon Tree Inn; $30; 4-9:30pm; 805-687-6444

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant; $25.95; 11:30am-9pm; 805-568-0702

Dining Room, Belmond El Encanto (sold out); $125 adults, $60 kids; 3-10pm;  805-845-5800

Finch & Fork, Kimpton Canary Hotel; $90 adults, $45 ages 3-10; 2-7:30pm; 805-879-9100

First & Oak, Mirabelle Inn (sold out); Solvang; $65; 5-8pm; 805-688-1703

Frog Bar & Grill, Glenn Annie Golf Course; $47 adults, $23 ages 12 and below; 11am-3pm; 805-968-0664

Harbor Restaurant; $75 adults, $15.95 ages 10 and below; noon-9pm; 805-963-3311

Harry’s Plaza Cafe; $26.95; 11am-9pm; 805-687-2800

Helena Avenue Bakery;  805-880-3383  

everything but turkey; takeout with at least 4 days notice; priced a la carte

Hilton, The Set; priced a la carte; 3-8pm; 805-564-4333

Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood; $32; noon-8:30pm; 805-965-3363

Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels; takeout only, order at least 3 days in advance; $185 feeds 10 people, $16.95 by the plate; 805-319-0155

Joe’s Cafe; ~$26; noon-9pm; 805-966-4638

Live Oak Cafe, Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites; $25; 11am-4pm; 805-845-5193

Louie’s California Bistro, The Upham; $65; 2-6:30pm; 805-963-7003

The Outpost, Goodland Hotel; $55; 4-8pm; 805-964-1288

Moby Dick Restaurant; $29.99; 11-8:30pm; 805-965-0549

Montecito Wine Bistro; $65 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 11am-7pm; 805-969-7520

Mulligan’s Cafe & Bar ; $32.99 adults, $17.99 ages 10 and below; noon-5pm; 805-682-3228

Pea Soup Andersen’s; Buellton; $25.95 adults, $17.50 ages 10 and below; 11am-7pm; 805-688-5581

Root 246; $69 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 2-8pm; 805-686-8681

Rosewood Miramar Beach: Caruso’s; $165 adults, $65 ages 4-12; 11:30-9pm; 805-303-6169

Rosewood Miramar Beach: Chandelier Ballroom; brunch buffet; $135 adults, $45 ages 4-12;

noon-5:30pm; 805-303-6169

Rosewood Miramar Beach: Malibu Farms; $150 adults, $65 ages 4-12, 11:30am-5:30pm; 805-303-6169

Roy; $65 adults, $20 ages 12 and below; 3-9pm; 805-966-5636

Shoals Restaurant, Cliff House Inn; ~$65; 2-7pm; 805-652-1381

Stella Mare’s (sold out); $59 adults, $29 ages 12 and below; noon-8pm; 805-969-6705

San Ysidro Ranch: Plow & Angel; $65; 4-7pm; 805-565-1720

San Ysidro Ranch: The Stonehouse; $135; noon-7pm; 805-565-1720

Sunshine Cafe; $19.99; 11:30am-2:30pm; 805-898-9121

Tee-Off Restaurant & Lounge; $26.95; 3-9pm; 805-687-1616

Treehouse Restaurant, Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn; $23.99; noon-8pm; 805-687-2426

Wine Cask; $85; 5-9pm; 805-966-9463

 

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