San Luis Obispo has numerous options for dining away from home on Thanksgiving. Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway and visiting this lovely town is perfect for your holiday, especially since you can choose from dine-in and take-out options. These restaurants are favorites in SLO, so booking a reservation is recommended.
Check out these excellent restaurants to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner throughout SLO and the surrounding areas.
San Luis Obispo
- Address: 1119 Broad St, San Luis Obispo
Brasserie will have a Prix fixed menu for Thanksgiving with a traditional four-course feast. Their menu includes incredible options like herb confit turkey, roasted prime rib, and all the sides you can think of. Enjoy a delicious whiskey-roasted pumpkin bisque soup and a fire-roasted vegetable salad. For those wanting to stay in, they will also offer to-go options and whole pies available. Dinner costs $85 per person, and reservations can be made at Hotel Cerro.
Granada Hotel and Bistro
- Address: 1130 Morro St, San Luis Obispo
Pop over to Granada Hotel and Bistro for an incredible four-course, Prix fixed Thanksgiving meal. Their options include seared pork loin, grilled lamb, and duck confit for those looking to go the less traditional route for their Thanksgiving dinner. You can make reservations online, and dinner will start at $70 per person.
- Address: 1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo
Cafe Roma will offer a variety of options when it comes to your Thanksgiving dinner. Entrees will include organic roasted turkey, beef short ribs, and a wild mushroom lasagna for those skipping meat. There will be numerous options when it comes to dessert, and there is a special menu for kids under 12.
- Address: 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo
The Madonna Inn is a fantastic place to visit in SLO, and having a Thanksgiving dinner here will be spectacular. Their holiday menu includes turkey, ham, and duck with an antipasto sampler, rolls, soup, and salads. If you want less traditional Thanksgiving, you can also look at their classic Steakhouse menu. Dinner will be $44.95 for adults and $28.95 for kids.
- Address: 570 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
From 1 pm to 8 pm, you can enjoy a special menu over at Mistura. Their holiday menu includes toasted turkey, Wagyu teres major steak, fresh white seabass, or homemade ravioli. Don’t get too full, though, because, after dinner, you can choose from several of their decadent desserts to cap off your evening. Dinner costs $75 per person and $25 for children under 10.
- Address: 1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo
For $58 per person, Luna Red will have a special Prix fix menu that starts with Peruvian corn chowder. Entrees will include brained turkey, braised short rib, and seared halibut, and there are seasonal desserts or sharable options. Kids can dive into a turkey plate with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, and a scoop of gelato.
- Address: 2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo
Have a great Thanksgiving feast at Apple Farm with a three-course dinner. Their dinner will include a fresh harvest salad, butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey, old-fashioned ham or three-cheese ravioli. Desserts include apple, or pumpkin pie and reservations are highly recommended.
Gardens of Avila Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs
- Address: 1215 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo
The Gardens of Avila Restaurant will have a delicious Prix fix menu that includes roasted turkey, butternut ravioli, or seared salmon. The main star will be the desserts, with options like pear pie a la mode, Tiramisu, or a decadent chocolate cake. Dinner will start at 4 pm and runs $75 per person.
Lido Restaurant and Lounge at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa
Address: 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach
Lido will have an incredible prix fix four-course Thanksgiving menu for all who attend. Dinner includes roasted turkey, prime rib, or scallops, salmon or risotto. Their unique desserts will include a pumpkin bread pudding or a flourless chocolate torte.
Marisol at The Cliffs Restaurant and Lounge
- Address: 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach
From noon to 6 pm, Marisol has a delicious Prix fix Thanksgiving dinner of prime rib, roasted turkey breast, or fried chicken. Their starters include turkey pot pie, pumpkin soup, or a shrimp cocktail. Dinner is $57 for adults and $25 for children.
Pequin Coastal Cocina
- Address: 147 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach
This will be the first year Pequin will open its doors for Thanksgiving, and they’re excited. Their three-course Prix fix menu will have a citrus-rubbed turkey; squash farro stuffed peppers, or a prime rib with pequin spice au ju. The sides are fantastic and include jalapeno bread stuffing and a potato puree with smoked chipotle butter. You can stop in for $80 per adult and $49 for kids.
- Address: 2535 Village Ln Suite A, Cambria
Linn’s holiday menu offers incredible meals for Thanksgiving that will make anyone’s mouth water. Choose from honey-sage turkey, roast pork loin, wild Alaskan salmon, or butternut squash ravioli. You’ll also have numerous options with appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts.
- Address: 4095 Burton Dr, Cambria
Robins gives you two options for Thanksgiving, dine-in or take-out. Their prefixed meals include roast turkey, braised beef short rib, and Skuna Bay salmon. If you’re dining in, their doors open at 1 pm.
The Sow’s Ear Cafe
- Address: 2248 Main St, Cambria
From 5 pm to 9 pm, you can pop into The Sow’s Ear Cafe for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. They have an array of options like a traditional turkey dinner, a New Zealand rack of lamb, and Alaskan halibut. Seating is limited, and reservations are highly encouraged.
Windows on the Water
- Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
Windows on the Water will host a three-course dinner for Thanksgiving. Dive into their traditional Thanksgiving dinner with pumpkin-crusted local halibut and a double R Ranch prime rib. Dinner will be $75 for adults and $29 for children. Doors open at 2 pm.
With these numerous restaurants throughout San Luis Obispo, your family will be well taken care of during Thanksgiving, and everyone can make lasting memories of their vacation along the PCH.