Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, and we’re all on the edge of our seats to go and feast on delicious turkey, cranberries and potatoes. Pumpkin pies are getting ready to be baked, and the only thing that’s missing is peace of mind before the huge family dinner. Well, have you thought about renting a Thanksgiving restaurant instead of dining at home this year? It would be a great way to celebrate without all the unnecessary tension and mess that the cooking process brings. If that sounds like a dinner experience you’d like to pursue, then keep scrolling for a fab list of San Diego’s best Thanksgiving restaurants!
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We hope you had a chance to check out some of the lovely venues we found. San Diego has an extensive list of restaurants that are ideal for Thanksgiving dinners (and not only them!). Unfortunately, we know that this time can be stressful for a lot of us due to the crazy amounts of turkeys which are being bought out, and the stress brought on by family members who need us to prepare perfectly cooked Thanksgiving dishes. And if you’re a person who celebrates every year (and by chance also happens to be the main cook) you might be feeling a little fed up. So right now is a great time to choose a venue which will take your troubles away, and do all the Thanksgiving preparation for you. No more fighting over who has to clean the dirty plates. Isn’t it just a perfect Thanksgiving vision?
If we have you convinced, then make sure to check out our venue renting guide, a very informative FAQ section (some of the best venues are listed below!), and some additional thoughts which might make the whole process that much more easier and enjoyable. Behold:
So what should you look for when renting a venue? Let’s dive right into the venue rental process with step number one.
Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays in the USA, so we recommend booking a space quite some time in advance. Try booking at least 8 weeks before the planned event, but if you want to be on the safe side, then we recommend renting the space even as far ahead as 3 months in advance. The time frame also depends on the number of guests you’re planning to invite.
You can expect an average rental price of $40 per person. When it comes to San Diego, in general you can expect a variety of prices, and they all very much depend on the number of guests and what type of venue you decide to rent. If you want to check some more affordable options then make sure to filter the options with Tagvenue's search engine. (All data from Tagvenue.com)
For sure! If you have a large family or are planning a huge corporate Thanksgiving dinner, San Diego has some fantastic restaurants that can fit a crowd. Don’t miss out on LAVO, situated in the Gaslamp Quarter. Such a gorgeous venue deserves a special mention, especially with its plant-filled interiors and dark wood details. It can seat up to 258 people, so none of your guests will be left behind! If that kind of elegance doesn’t really float your boat, then make sure to check out Bang Bang and consider making your Thanksgiving celebration more party-like! This restaurant has seats for 302 guests. Rooftop at La Jolla Cove Hotel & Suites, on the other hand, is ideal for an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner for up to 140 seated guests.
It really depends on the restaurant and what you decide with the host of the venue beforehand. In some locales, there will be typical Thanksgiving food options, while in others the restaurants’ official menus will stay the same. You can always try to negotiate a deal where you bring in some external catering to the venue, but that might mean you either have another chef cooking the meal, or you do the cooking yourself. Send a message to the host, and hopefully you’ll be able to come to an agreeable consensus.
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