Stress Free Thanksgiving Dinner: Eat Out

By Jennifer Sharp


Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away?  It’s hard to believe with the 80-degree weather, making it feel like eternal summer.  Thanksgiving for many is a time of celebration and family.  Many people will shop, prep, cook, serve, and clean for hours if not days.  If you are thinking of reducing your Thanksgiving meal stress levels by dining out, here are some local restaurants offering traditional (and a few non-traditional) options.  But where ever you decide to go, make a reservation in advance!


Old World

Traditionally the home of Oktoberfest, their Thanksgiving Day All You Can Eat Dinner is one of the most popular Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Orange County. Enjoy all the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner delights as well as some special treats our German restaurant and bakery have been known for.


EATS Kitchen & Bar

Friends and family are invited to gather around the Thanksgiving table as EATS Kitchen treats guests to ultimate three-course Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant will be serving up traditional favorites with a signature global twist, like a tasty braised short rib, an oven-roasted turkey, Kabocha squash soup, roasted pork, and much more.


Oak Grill

Oak Grill and their terrific chefs have created a delectable four-course holiday menu which includes a traditional carved turkey, a roasted filet mignon and wild salmon, plus traditional desserts created by Pastry Chef Andy de la Cruz.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach


Fall into all the delicious flavors of the season with a gluttonous buffet including of all the traditional sides, zesty salads, seasoned meats and sweet treats! They will be sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. Start your dinner of endless choices with freshly shucked blue point oysters with mignonette, and then move on to the stand-out, brown sugar-mustard brushed baked ham with orange clove glaze. To satisfy that sweet tooth, try the farmer’s market “dry harvest” apple cobbler or indulge in the vanilla bread pudding with spiced crème anglaise.


The Ranch

While one of the reasons to go out for Thanksgiving dinner is because you don’t want to cook, another reason to go out for Thanksgiving dinner is to eat things you wouldn’t normally prepare at home. This year, The Ranch in Anaheim will be offering a four-course prix fixe dinner from 2-7pm. Starters include items like sea scallops, or goat cheese ravioli, as well as burrata. For your main course, choose from Mary’s organic free range turkey with cornbread, turkey sausage stuffing, as well as a Pacific sabelfish, a pheasant pot pie or a Wyoming raised buffalo prime rib. For a sweet ending, they’ll be offering items like a harvest pumpkin cheesecake, as well as an old fashioned pecan pie with vanilla bean ice cream.

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