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Where to Have Thanksgiving in Laguna Niguel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most celebrated occasions in America every year. This special holiday is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November. Traditionally, it’s the time for families to bond with turkey in the table centerpiece. Vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie are on the table as well!

How is it celebrated?

Many traditions are observed in celebrating Thanksgiving. Some families involve traveling to a relative’s hometown to mark the occasion with the rest of the family. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year!

Having a sumptuous feast in the table is also part of the celebration. Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without turkey.

While some kin loves celebrating Thanksgiving in their homes, there are also those who choose to celebrate the holiday in restaurants. Why not spend the entire day with family and loved ones and let someone else take the responsibility of cooking and cleaning? If you’re planning to dine out, it’s easy to find a special place where to have a Thanksgiving in Laguna Niguel. Check out these restaurants in Laguna Niguel and some nearby cities.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz Carlton is one of the luxury hotel and restaurants in Orange County, so it only fits to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, they will host a “Thanks-for-Giving Buffet.” The buffet costs $129 per person and is available from 12 PM until 4 PM.

This special buffet includes your Thanksgiving favorites and a whole lot more. Make sure to reserve your spot for the meal, which will be set up in the Pavillion foyer. Thanksgiving menus will also be available for the resort’s on-site restaurants Raya and enoSTEAK.

Splashes Restaurant

1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

Distance from Laguna Niguel: 9 miles (16 minutes travel time via CA-1 S and Pacific Island Dr)

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Splashes Restaurant

Splashes Restaurant at the Surf and Sand Resort is a nearby restaurant in Laguna Niguel that’s open for Thanksgiving Day. You can bring your whole family to enjoy fine dining with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. They will host a four-course prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving menu for lunch or dinner. Note that the regular list will not be available on that day.

The lunch seating will be on noon until 4 PM followed by the dinner seating which starts from 4 PM until 8 PM.

Orange Hill Restaurant

6410 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869, USA

Distance from Laguna Niguel: 24.8 miles (29 minutes travel time I-5 S)

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Orange Hill Restaurant

A sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet awaits for families who choose to celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the Orange Hills Restaurant. The meal is available from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Their buffet will feature a couple of some traditional favorites like turkey and traditional trimmings. There’s also prime rib, crab legs, sushi station, and bottomless mimosas.

Buffet price will be $75 for adults and $35 for children aging from 5 years old until 12.

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

3131 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA

Distance: 20.9 miles (25 minutes travel time via CA-73 S)

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The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

On Thanksgiving Day, Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar will offer its guests with a three-course Thanksgiving menu. You will have a choice of five starters, entrees, and three dessert options. Entree choices include maple-glazed free-range turkey, salmon, flatiron steak, shrimp or a maple-glazed pork chop.

Price for the Turkey Day meal costs $64.99 per adult. A children’s menu is also made available for kids 12 and under.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant

3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

Distance: 19.2 miles (21 minutes travel time via CA-73 S)

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Image of Silver Trumpet Restaurant

Silver Trumpet is one of the best choices if you’re planning to dine out on Thanksgiving Day. They will serve an elaborate Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. By dinner, they’ll host more traditional prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. Wine pairings are also available. Enjoy Turkey Day meal in their sophisticated windowed-dining room with outdoor patio.

Monarch Beach Resort

One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA

Distance: 5.5 miles (10 minutes travel time via Niguel Road)

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Monarch Beach Resort

If you wish to continue celebrating Thanksgiving Day until the weekend, you and your family must visit the Monarch Beach Resort, a short drive from Laguna Niguel. They have a full weekend of Thanksgiving activities prepared for all their customers.

They sponsored the Dana Point Turkey Trot run which starts from 6 AM until 11 AM in Dana Point Harbor.

Dining Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Thanksgiving Brunch at AVEO Table + Bar
  • 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu at AVEO Table + Bar
  • 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Thanksgiving Dinner at Bourbon Steak Orange County

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