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Downtown hotel on State Street in Santa Barbara near beaches & walking distance to Stearns Wharf, shopping, restaurants and night life.
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15 Nov

Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Dinner Recommendations 2019

Santa Barbara is the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving. There is so much to be grateful for with sunny weather, the beautiful ocean and breathtaking mountains. Relax and enjoy spending the day with your family, knowing that one of these fantastic Santa Barbara restaurants is preparing a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner for you.

Read our Santa Barbara Thanksgiving dinner recommendations below featuring our favorite downtown restaurants within walking distance of the Hotel.

Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Dinner Recommendations 2019

Joe’s Cafe

Details: Traditional Ham & Turkey Dinner or Prime Rib; 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm.
Located right across the street from Hotel Santa Barbara, Joe’s Café has been a downtown classic for “dining, socializing and drinking since 1928”.
Cost: $28.95 pp for ham & turkey, $33.95 pp for prime rib. No more reservations accepted, but walk-ins welcome.

Plate of food from Joe's Cafe on red checked tablecloth.

Black Sheep Restaurant

Details: Three-course Thanksgiving menu with turkey entrée option; 5:00 – 10:00 pm.
Black Sheep offers a unique menu that is inspired by global flavors and fresh sustainably-sourced ingredients from the farmer’s market.
Cost: $65 pp, reservations suggested.

Ca’ Dario Ristorante

Details: Turkey dinner with all the fixings, along with full regular menu; 3:00 – 10:00 pm.
Ca’Dario is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine, and it is located within walking distance of Hotel Santa Barbara.
Cost: ~$30 pp

chicken legs on plate

Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood

Details: Prime Rib or Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, regular menu also available; 12:00 noon – 8:30 pm.
Located across the street from Hotel Santa Barbara, Holdren’s is the local’s favorite steakhouse.
Cost: $33 pp for turkey, $44 pp for prime rib, reservations required. Almost sold out. Outside seating may be available.

Moby Dick Restaurant

Details: Traditional Turkey Dinner; 7:00 am – 8:30 pm.
Located on Stearns Wharf, Moby Dick Restaurant is known for its fresh seafood and picturesque views.
Cost: $29.99 pp

The Brewhouse

Details: Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Includes one glass of wine or beer and a slice of seasonal pie.
Restaurant Hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Bar Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $41.99 adults; $15 ages 10 and below, reservations recommended.

Many of our Santa Barbara Thanksgiving dinner recommendations are filling up fast, so we recommend calling and booking your reservations soon. Check out Santa Barbara’s Restaurant Guy blog for a list of more restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in the Santa Barbara area.

If you are interested in making Hotel Santa Barbara your home for the holidays, please call us at 1 (800) 549-9869.

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