What’s open on Thanksgiving?

I need to stop being in denial. After all Thanksgiving is next week. Where has this year gone? If you’re like me and are still scrambling on options for the big feast, here’s a list of restaurants that are open. No cooking, just show up.

See 2011′s list here

Baleen, the popular seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean in Redondo Beach will be open on Thanksgiving. Have a seat in their spacious dining area or sit outside for a better view of the marina and reflect on how truly thankful you are. Enjoy the traditional menu featuring the finest steaks and seafood or feast on the special Thanksgiving buffet dinner. The buffet will feature a salad station with 5 choices, a seafood station with oysters, shrimp and salmon, a carving station with prime rib and turkey, a hot buffet with over 5 festive sides to choose from, a cheese station & of course a dessert station.

This buffet is $55 per adult and $19 per child 4-12. Reserve now as space is limited!

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Black Angus in Torrance will serve their traditional menu of steak, seafood, and their famous prime rib on Thanksgiving day. Offering a more casual atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to unwind on what could be a stressful holiday. If this wasn’t enough, be sure to visit at night time to experience their happy hour.

3405 Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503

Want an Italian flair to you Thanksgiving dinner? Head over to Il Fornaio in Manhattan beach and enjoy their menu with a special twist on the traditional feast.

Start off with a butternut squash and potato soup or a house salad. Have a butternut squash or a risotto with shrimp.  Next, try the free range turkey or perhaps their baked hickory smoked ham, or maybe their mixed seafood grill with salmon, prawn, and sea scallops. Finish off your Italian Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie & vanilla ice cream. Order these items separately or enjoy their fixed menu at $35 for adults & $18 for children. Note that the prix fixe menu requires the entire table’s participation.

1800 Rosecrans Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

McCormick & Schmicks in El Segundo will offer a special menu alongside their bountiful selection of seafood. At $22.95 per person, this special menu will feature a seasonal soup or house salad, roast turkey and gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, apple casserole, veggies, cranberry sauce & apple or pumpkin pie. Make your reservations today!

2101 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste. 1280
El Segundo, CA 90245

Okay, so you don’t want to cook but you’re not exactly thrilled to go to a restaurant either? Have the best of both worlds & get a turkey cooked for you. Bristol Farms is now taking orders for smoked turkey. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast at home without the stress of cooking or getting kicked out by dining staff.

Of course these are only a handful of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out Open Table for additional restaurants in the South Bay & Greater LA area.

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    • You’re very welcome! This is for everyone (myself included) that’s saying “Thanksgiving is next week?”

    • I’ll be chillaxing on the couch w my prepared Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Bristol Farms :)

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