San Diego Guide

Where to dine out for Thanksgiving in San Diego!

No plans for Thanksgiving? Don’t feel like cooking? The four local business listed below are either open for dine-in, with expansive outdoor patios, or for takeaway so you can enjoy a fully prepared holiday meal at home.

Arlo San Diego

500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
Open 2PM – 10PM on Thanksgiving

Arlo is opening early at 2PM on Thanksgiving to serve you a beautiful holiday meal. They have some of their regular favorites & a special Thanksgiving menu on offer. Reservations recommended to enjoy the holiday on their expansive patio. Check out their holiday menu and make a reservation here.

Rudford’s Restaurant Diner

2900 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
Open 24/7 every day

Rudford’s is open 24/7‑365, including holidays. They have a beautiful, new covered patio so you can enjoy their special holiday menu outdoors!

San Diego Chicken Pie Shop

2633 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
Closed on Thanksgiving, open 10AM – 8PM for meal pick-up on Wednesday

SDCPS isn’t open on Thanksgiving day, but you can pickup a complete Thanksgiving meal to reheat & serve the day before, or even just stock up your freezer with their famous pies and rolls. For $29.95 SDCPS is offering 12 oz of turkey meat, a quart of whipped potatoes, a pint of gravy, 1/2 dozen dinner rolls, and cranberry sauce. Call them at (619) 295-0156 to reserve your meal for pick-up on Wednesday the 25th.


Cardellino isn’t open for dine‑in on Thanksgiving day, but you can pre‑order a complete holiday meal for pickup from Chef Brad Wise. If you miss the pre-order don’t worry. They are also offering holiday meal pick-ups throughout the month of December, for your celebrations throughout the month.


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