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Dine Out In Manhattan Beach for Thanksgiving 2023

Nov 13, 2023 08:25AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Dining out for Thanksgiving in Manhattan Beach? We've got you covered with lots of good restaurant options - but make your reservations as soon as possible.

(And if you'd rather order your Thanksgiving dinner menu items or a whole feast to go, see our companion Thanksgiving take-out story here.)

Special Thanksgiving Dinners in Manhattan Beach

Il Fornaio has a dine-in Thanksgiving feast featuring a four-course fixed-price menu with butternut squash soup, salad, turkey with all the fixings, freshly baked bread, and pumpkin pie. The cost is $59 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under. Reserve your spot here.

The Kettle is once again offering its "Locally Famous" Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, soup or Caesar salad, and pumpkin or pecan pie. The cost is $32.95 per person. Note that The Kettle doesn't take reservations; it's walk-in only, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 

Lido di Manhattan has an in-house Thanksgiving dining menu for $60/person that includes a winter salad, butternut squash bisque, choice of either traditional turkey or cauliflower gratin for main course, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Reserve your spot here.

MB Post has a prix fixe Thanksgiving lunch for $65 per person. The menu includes choices such as herbed roasted turkey and Moroccan braised short rib, and a choice of Dutch apple pie or pretzel bread pudding for dessert - along with MB Post's famous bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits. Reserve your spot here.

Second Story at the Belamar has a prix fixe Thanksgiving feast featuring dinner rolls, your choice of salad, toasted turkey and pineapple glazed ham, and your choice of pumpkin pie brûlée or a berry tart for dessert. The meal is available starting at 11:00 a.m. and costs $49 per person or $19 for kids 12 and under. Reserve a table here.

The Arthur J is open for Thanksgiving with a special Thanksgiving menu. The menu items include a fall salad, pumpkin and squash soup, herbed roasted turkey, a variety of Thanksgiving sides; and a choice of The Arthur J's classic pumpkin pie or Dutch apple pie. All of the Thanksgiving items will be offered a la carte alongside the regular menu. (At press time, we are not seeing any available spots on the  online reservation system but you may call 310-878-9620 to inquire about openings.)

Tin Roof Bistro has a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner for $65 per person. The meal includes your choice of starter, main course, and dessert, with additional add-ons. Reserve your table here.

Westdrift Hotel (Jute Restaurant) has a Thanksgiving buffet dinner from noon to 4:00 p.m. that includes classic holiday foods, plus arts and crafts for kids, backyard games, and live NFL games at the bar. The cost is $85 per person; reserve your space here.  

Zinc @ Shade has a Thanksgiving Feast at $95 for adults and $35 for children age 10 and under. The buffet-style meal features a choice of starters, seafood, an assortment of cheeses and bread, a carving station, a hot station, and dessert. Reservations are available between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Call 310-698-5559 to reserve a spot, or book online here.

Reservations Available for Thanksgiving Dining

Many Manhattan Beach restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving, but we did find a few that are open and taking reservations. Again, you should reserve your seats as soon as possible while they are available.

Esperanza: Currently showing plenty of availability.

Joey Manhattan Beach: Reservations are booked, but tables are available for walk-in/waitlist.

Mercado: Currently showing plenty of availability.

Rice MB: Currently showing plenty of availability.

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