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Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving 2012

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2012

We’re rounding up all of the restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day and posting their menus below for you to read in one convenient location! Let us know if you know about any others or have info for the listings that are missing menus.

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Arlington Tavern

Ballard Inn Restaurant

Bella Vista at the Biltmore

Bistro 1111


Blush Restaurant and Lounge

Ca Dario

Coast Restaurant and Bar

Cold Spring Tavern

Creekside Buffet at Chumash Casino

Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn

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Doubletree Resort

Fresco – 5 Points


Harbor Restaurant

Harry’s Plaza Cafe


Jack’s Bistro

Joe’s Cafe


Louie’s at the Upham Hotel

Marmalade Cafe

Miro at the Bacara Hotel

Moby Dick Restaurant

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Petros – Los Olivos

Plow & Angel

Root 246



Sly’s – sold out

Stella Mare’s

Stonehouse Restaurant

Tee-Off Restaurant

The French Table

Tupelo Junction

Wine Cask


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Time: 4pm
Cost: $55

Celebrate a completely Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving with Adama! Reservations required.

Tamal appetizer, salad appetizer, sauteed “beyond meat” with brown gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, asparagus, sweet potato casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, rolls, pie, coffee, tea, sparkling water.

Wine and beer available but not included.

Arlington Tavern

(805) 770-2626
Time: 2pm – 8pm
Cost: $85
Arlington Tavern, Santa Barbara
On Thanksgiving, we will be offering our daily menu options along with a prix fixe menu for those who want to come and enjoy a traditional turkey dinner. Diego has a selection of wine suggestions for this evening.

COURSE ONE – Roasted squash soup, toasted pepitas, stuffed Padron peppers with goat cheese

COURSE TWO – Local greens with shaved persimmon, fennel, celery, pecans, orange shallot vinaigrette and shaved aged Monterey Jack cheese

COURSE THREE – Traditional turkey dinner with gravy, AT Buttermilk mashed potatoes, stuffing,
cranberry jam, roasted yams and brussel sprouts

COURSE FOUR – Pumpkin cheesecake with pretzel crust and cinnamon spiced apples

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Bistro 1111

Seating at 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
cost: $45 adults, $35 seniors, $15 kids
(805) 730-1111

Starter (choice of one)
Honey Wine Roasted Beet Salad – Wild Arugula, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, and Candied Pecan
Butternut and Caramelized Pear Bisque – with Toasted Almonds and Cinnamon Croutons

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast – Bing Cherry and Apple Walnut Stuffing, Yukon Gold Parmesan Puree, Sage Natural Ajus and Cranberry Orange Jam, Medley of Autumn Baby Vegetables
Hand Carved Sea Salt Crusted Prime Rib – With Shallot Au Jus and Horseradish Cream, Yukon Gold Parmesan Puree, Medley of Autumn Baby Vegetables
Hand Made Pumpkin Ravioli – Fennel Anise Beurre Blanc, Sweet Baby Spinach and Roasted Root Vegetables

Dessert Bar
Gelato Station with Gourmet Toppings, Assorted Cakes, Pies, Cheesecake and Mini Pastries, Fruit and Berry Skewers with Godiva Chocolate Fondue, Caramel Banana Bread Pudding with Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Nutella and Strawberry Crepes with Hazelnut Whipped Cream

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(805) 730-1160
time: 4pm – 9pm
cost: $65

bouchon offers our Seasonal Wine Country Cuisine Dinner Menu in three-course format — first, main and dessert — for $65 per person.

This is not a tasting menu but rather guests have full choice from the entire menu, including our Roast Turkey Dinner Feast: White & Dark Turkey, ‘marbled mash’ of Yukon gold potatoes & yams, turkey confit-sourdough stuffing, garlic-sautéed Blue Lake green beans, pan gravy and orange-rosemary-cranberry compote.

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Bella Vista at the Biltmore

Abundant Holiday Buffet
(805) 969-2261
time: 12pm – 8pm
cost: $95 adults, $35 children

Chilled King Crab Legs, Oysters, Shrimp
Smoked Salmon with Egg, Onions, Capers, Parsley, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Cream Cheese
American Sturgeon, Salmon and Flying Fish Roe Caviar with Condiments and Bilinis
Assorted Sushi and Sushi Rolls, Traditional Condiments
Shrimp and Bay Scallop Coconut Ceviche, Plantain Chips

Roasted Pee Wee Potato, Smoked Bacon, Scallion, Grainy Mustard Dressing
Pickled Mushroom, Onion, Saffron Infused Shave Fennel, Arugula, Pecorino
Honey Roasted Chicken Waldorf Salad
Grilled Tri Tip, Black Bean, Santa Barbara Ranchero Cheese, Onion, Frisee, Spicy Cilantro Dressing
Citrus Cured Salmon, Roasted Beet, Watercress, Horseradish Dressing

Butternut Squash Bisque, Mini Cornbread Muffins, Chive Crème Fraiche
Assorted Deviled Eggs, Sour Cream Bacon, Lobster Roasted Pepper, Black Truffle Parmesan
Artisanal Salami and Cheeses, Honey, Jam, Grilled Crostini

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Apple Apricot Sage Stuffing
Slow Roasted Prime Rib Eye, Brandy Peppercorn Sauce
Maple Glazed Ham, Honey Mustard Sauce
Plank Roasted Salmon, Lemon Caper Butter

Fresh Pasta Made to Order
Short Rib Ravioli, Sage, Pine Nut, Balsamic, Parmesan
Rigatoni Marinara, Basil, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Spicy Broccoli
Gnocchetti Bolognese, Nutmeg Whipped Ricotta
Cockscomb, Porcini Cream, Lobster

Truffle Brioche Crusted Veal Tenderloin, Celery Root Puree
Miso Roasted Black Cod, Sweet Corn, Chanterelle Mushroom Fricassee
Sun Dried Tomato Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast, Caramelized Cipolline, Tuscan Kale, Pancetta
Aged Cheddar Whipped Potatoes

Classic Pumpkin Pie, Persimmon Pudding, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue Pie
Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry Flourless Torte, Chestnut Chocolate Napoleon
Warm Gingerbread Apple Cake, Assorted Holiday Cookies, Roasted Pear Panna Cotta
Black Forest Cake, Brandied Cherries, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roulade
Walnut Caramel Cake, Maple Pot Du Crème, Peppermint Pattie, Chocolate Rum Bread Pudding
Cranberry Financier, Chocolate Fondue with Fresh and Dried Fruit for Dipping

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Coast – Canary Hotel

November 22, 2012
(805) 884-0300
Reservations available 12:00 to 7:00 pm
Three courses $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Ginger Carrot Soup – Toasted pine nuts
Chopped Kale Salad – Olives – feta – crushed herb croutons – creamy lemon dressing
Creamy Burrata – Cranberry chutney – prosciutto – wild arugula – rustic croutons
Crispy Oysters – B & B pickles – sherry bacon vinaigrette
Pan Fried Pumpkin Fritters – Honey infused yogurt – spiced popcorn

Roasted Herb Crusted Turkey – Cranberry & chestnut stuffing – butternut squash puree – roasted brussel sprouts – melted shallot jus
Pan Seared Petrale Sole – Manila clams – stewed cannellini beans – charred broccolini – preserved lemon buerre blanc
Slow Braised Short Ribs – Roasted root vegetable – soft polenta – red wine reduction
Roasted Chestnut Gnocchi – Caramelized pumpkin – sage – sausage – braised swiss chard

Pumpkin Mousse – Vanilla ice cream – autumn glaze – pie crumble
Apple Streusel – Vanilla whip – cinnamon ice cream
Warm Chocolate Cake – Crème anglaise – peanut butter – almond tuile

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Cold Spring Tavern

(805) 967-0066

Pheasant Terrine /Venison Stuffed Mushrooms/Artichoke hearts

Roasted Corn Pistachio Chowder
Fresh Baby Greens with Walnuts and Lingonberry dressing


Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey
Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Poached Alaskan Coho Salmon served with orange-ginger-cranberry sauce

Accompanied by mashed potatoes, garlic herb stuffing,
fresh mixed vegetables and a cranberry orange chutney


Choice of Jack Daniels Pecan Pie, Bread Pudding with a bourbon caramel sauce
Our Homemade Pumpkin Pie

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Fresco Cafe – 5 Points

Pick up Only – Thanksgiving Day between 10:00am and 12:30pm
(805) 967-6037
Complete Dinner @ $35/person

Choose one per person:
Apricot Glazed Fresh Free Range Turkey w/ Caramelized Onion Gravy
Pan Roasted Salmon w/ Dijon & Brown Sugar Glaze

Choose one per person:
Caesar salad with croutons
Gorgonzola walnut salad w/ citrus vinaigrette

Choose four per person:
Yukon gold mashed potatoes
Sausage and sourdough stuffing
Green beans with tomato
Candied sweet potatoes
Brussel sprouts in balsamic drizzle
Sage and leek stuffing
Maple glazed carrots


Choose one whole dessert per five people or two slices per person:
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Chocolate pecan tart
Pumpkin cheesecake
Mix berry pie
Custard pie
Apple cranberry walnut tart
Fruit topped cheesecake

Print & fill out order form here:

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Holdren’s Santa Barbara

(805) 965-3363
hours: 12pm – 9pm

Start dinner with a soup or salad and then enjoy tender, white turkey meat, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, homemade bread & herb stuffing, and a side of slow-cooked gravy and cranberry for only $26!

We will also feature our famous Prime Rib Dinner: a filling 12oz Prime Rib, choice of side and choice of soup or salad starter for $34.

Our regular menu will also be available.

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3 courses / $60pp ($30 kids 14 & under)
seating’s at 4:00pm & 6:00pm
(805) 845-6488


Green Salad – Roasted Butternut Squash, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Balsamic or Cauliflower Soup – Parmesan Chip, Kale Pesto


Turkey Plate with all the fixin’s – Brussels Sprouts, Stuffing, Candied Yams, Mash Potatoes, Turkey Gravy


Apple Pie or  Pumpkin Pie
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Marmalade Cafe

(805) 682-5246
Complete dinner $29.99

1st Course
Soup: Carrot Ginger, Tomato Basil Bisque, Wild Mushroom
Salad: Marmalade House, Classic Caesar

2nd Course
Oven Roasted Turkey: Served with cor bread dressing, traditional turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, French green beans and cranberry sauce
Slow Roasted Prime Rib: All natural Angus beef accompanied with creamed horseradish, mashed potatoes, French green beans and au jus
Fresh Atlantic Salmon: A grilled filet of fresh salmon topped with a sesame ginger glaze, mashed potatoes and French green beans
Artichoke Ravioli: Artichoke & cheese stuffed ravioli with sauteed artichoke spinach, parmesan cream, drizzled with a balsamic reduction

3rd Course
Homemade Pie: Pumpkin, Apple Pie, Pecan

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Stella Mare’s Restaurant

(805) 969-6705
cost: $54 adults, $28 children

First Course (Choice of…)
Bloomsdale Spinach Salad with hazelnut brittle, crumbled goat cheese and a black truffle balsamic vinaigrette
Harvest butternut squash soup
Organic Mixed Green Citrus Salad with frisée, orange, Meyers lemon and grape fruit segments, cherry tomato, shaved red onion and a fig vinaigrette

Second Course (Choice of…)
Traditional Turkey Plate – Roasted white and dark turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, baby carrots, an apricot, dried cherry & sage stuffing, with mashed potatoes & gravy and a cranberry compote
Seared Atlantic Salmon with roasted red and yellow beets, sautéed arugula, fingerling potato confit and crispy leeks
Roasted prime rib with a Cabernet jus, mashed potatoes, green and yellow waxed beans and horseradish cream
Vegetarian Main course is available upon request…

Children’s Plate
Roasted turkey, stuffing, baby carrots and mashed potatoes & gravy

Dessert Choice
Old Fashioned Bourbon pecan torte with caramel sauce & vanilla bean whipped cream
Pumpkin cheesecake with white chocolate sauce & whipped cream
Blueberry Cobbler
Raspberry sorbet

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Tupelo Junction Cafe

$40 per person
(805) 899-3100

Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Soup w/ Root Vegetable Beignet
Caramelized Red Pear, Pomegranate, Candied Pecan & Blue Cheese Salad
Fried Green Tomato Goat Cheese Stack w/ Arugula & Balsamic Reduction

Turkey Two Ways, Roasted & Southern Fried w/ Creole Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Maple Glazed Carrots, Mashed Potatoes & Herbed Pan Gravy
Pecan Crusted Trout w/ Sweet Potato, Carmelized Onion & Crab Hash, Sauteed Haricot Verts & Beurre Blanc
Bloody Mary Braised Baby Back Ribs w/ Homemade Applesauce, Cornbread Waffle & Fried Onions

Pumpkin Pie w/ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds & Whipped Cream
Ashley’s Warm Apple Tart w/ Homemade Caramel & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Chocolate Turtle Beignets w/ Crème Anglaise & Candied Pecans

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