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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in and Around Manhattan Beach

15 November 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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The arrival of Autumn signals the beginning of the holiday season and is also one of the time of year when many people are traveling to see friends and family especially around Thanksgiving. While many look forward to preparing and hosting an enormous feast on this re-letter date, others opt to eat out instead. Whether it's a tradition to visit a restaurant on Turkey Day or you're simply looking to try something new, check out these eateries open on Thanksgiving in the Manhattan Beach area.

Il Fornaio

The Il Fornaio restaurant is inviting guests to enjoy a top-notch Italian Thanksgiving feast in a four-course meal with all the traditional favorites on their pre-planned menu. Before the turkey and all the trimmings arrive with pumpkin pie for dessert, diners will enjoy a butternut squash and russet potato soup with sage and onions topped with Grana Padano cheese croutons. The soup is followed by a frisee, radicchio and endive salad tossed with toasted walnuts, red grapes and Gorgonzola cheese with a Champagne vinaigrette.  

The Kettle

A local favorite for more than forty years, The Kettle has been a Thanksgiving tradition for many people over the years. They don't take reservations so it's first come-first served for their feast that includes turkey, buttermilk whipped potatoes with gravy, maple mashed yams, cranberry sauce, crispy Brussel sprouts, cornbread stuffing and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert.


Just a few miles south on scenic Highway 1, head down to Kincaid's Fish, Chop and Steak House in nearby Redondo Beach. Along with turkey and all the trimmings, other options include a number of different seafood selections, Filet Mignon and Prime Rib. To round out their holiday feast, try the Bourbon Caramel Pecan Tart or stick with a traditional Pumpkin Cheesecake selection.

Tin Roof Bistro

Lovers of everything vineyards have to offer will want to hit the Tin Roof Bistro on Thanksgiving or any other day of the year to check out their extensive wine list. Along with a glass of vino for the adults, diners will enjoy a three-course meal from their special menu designed specifically for this holiday. 

If you'll be traveling to Manhattan Beach area be sure to contact us to book a room at The Sea View Inn near the beach. Not only are we the closest lodging available to the MB shoreline, we've also got plenty of amenities for our guests. In closing, from everyone at The Sea View Inn, here's wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving along with a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year.

*PLEASE NOTE: While these restaurants have been known to be open in the past on Thanksgiving day, be sure to check on their hours and availability before heading out to these locations.