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Where to Have Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey

Dining out for Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey is hands-down the best choice one can make during the holidays. Why? Because it’s stress-free, mess-free and guilt-free (no leftovers and no wasted food—a win win in our book!). It truly is better to celebrate and enjoy the company of friends and family while someone else does all of the (turkey)-leg work. So, without further ado, read the roundup below of restaurant options for Thanksgiving in Marina del Rey.  

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Thanksgiving Dining Cruise

Choose from a brunch or dinner cruise on Thanksgiving and enjoy a traditional holiday buffet along with DJ entertainment and spectacular views of L.A.'s Marina. Click button for more information.

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Beachside

Savor all the fall ingredients with Latin-inspired flavors at this local's favorite spot.

Celebrate by the beach with their Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu featuring smoked free-range turkey served with cornbread pudding, dings spicy slaw, country gravy, cranberry Sauce, and more. The Thanksgiving Smokeout is $60 per person; available noon to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. 310-439-3033. Click button for more information.

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Brizo Bar and Restaurant

Gather with friends and family for a delightful Thanksgiving feast with a waterfront view at Brizo. Executive Chef Chris Houlihan's three-course Thanksgiving menu features s a 24-hour Beer Brined Turkey with roasted maple glazed yams, pretzel turkey stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert options include a slice of pumpkin or apple pie with whipped cream. The Thanksgiving menu is also available for pick-up. $49 per person (not including tax + gratuity); $25 per child (10 and under, not including tax and gratuity). Call 310-344-5807 to make reservations or place an order for pick-up.

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Cast & Plow

Elevate your holiday lunch or dinner experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey's signature restaurant which features locally sourced produce, seafood and meat. This waterfront restaurant serves California cuisine and celebrates the autumn season with flavorful dishes such as butternut squash soup, mushroom risotto and cinnamon roasted pear empanadas. 310-574-4333. Click button for more information.

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Whiskey Red's

Take the fam bam or your "friendsgiving" crew to a fabulous waterfront Thanksgiving brunch at this popular restaurant at the end of Fisherman's Village. The holiday brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $65 per adult; $35 per child. 310-823-4522. Click button to view the menu.

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Other Waterfront Restaurants

Check back for more updates on Thanksgiving special offers and menus at local Marina del Rey restaurants. Click button to view the MDR waterfront dining guide for more inspiration.

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