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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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Waterfront dining at Beachside, Marina del Rey.


Savor all the fall ingredients with a sumptuous 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal at this local's favorite spot.

Indulge in a harvest salad, creamy corn chowder, succulent turkey, honey-glazed spiral ham, and your choice of two delectable pies. The Thanksgiving dinner is $70 per person; available noon to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23. Limited a la carte menu available as well. 310-439-3033. Click button for more information.

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Cast & Plow

Elevate your holiday lunch or dinner experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey's signature restaurant. Cast & Plow will feature a 3-course Thanksgiving lunch and dinner menu that celebrates the autumn season with flavorful dishes such as potato leek soup, citrus brined organic turkey and brown butter lobster. Prices start at $110 per adult; $40 per child (ages 12 and under). 310-574-4333. Click button for more information.

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Dear Jane's

Indulge in a delectable Thanksgiving feast with a picturesque waterfront view at Dear Jane's, where their three-course prix fixe menu offers enticing options like velvety pumpkin soup or savory crab cakes, followed by a main course selection that includes succulent herb-roasted turkey, slow-roasted prime rib, or delicate sand dabs. The menu is available 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Thursday. $125 per person; click button to make reservations.

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For a memorable Thanksgiving experience on the water, enjoy an exclusive Holiday menu at SALT Restaurant and Bar by the new Executive Chef, Garee Battad. Delight in Japanese Squash Coconut Bisque, Tuscan Kale-Endive Salad, Savory Braised Beef Short Rib, Mary's Organic Turkey, and cap off your meal with your choice of Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie. Gelato add-on highly encouraged. A la carte menu available as well.

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Whiskey Red's

Take the fam bam or your "friendsgiving" crew to a fabulous waterfront Thanksgiving four-course brunch at this popular waterfront restaurant. Savor a variety of signature brunch favorites, such as Steak & Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken & Waffle, and more. The holiday brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 23.

$67 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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