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Marina del Rey Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Does the thought of a kitchen full of Thanksgiving dishes make you sigh? Let someone else do the work for you! Here are a few places around the Marina where you and your loved ones can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner sans K.P. duty.


Celebrate at this newly renovated restaurant at Jamaica Bay Inn.  A special Thanksgiving Day a la carte menu takes the place of regular offerings. Starters include a butternut squash soup and harvest salad. A classic turkey plate leads the main dishes, with salmon, prime rib, and others for options. Don’t miss the day’s specialty cocktail, a pumpkin spice martini. 310-823-5333.

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Cafe del Rey

The Marina’s most romantic restaurant offers large picture windows that overlook the sparkling water and rows of luxury yachts. Thanksgiving diners will enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for $69. Items this year include turkey Wellington, prime rib, and venison carpaccio. Rolling seatings are available between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Groups of 12 or more should make advance arrangements with events manager Lauren Gleason at 310-823-0027. For general questions, call the restaurant at 310-823-6395.

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Cast & Plow

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, offers special prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day at its waterfront restaurant, Cast & Plow. Main course options include a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as well as other decadent dishes including steak benedict at lunch and spiny lobster risotto at dinner. Make sure to save room for the dessert buffet, which often steals the show. Pricing starts at $82/person for lunch and $90/person for dinner. Reservations required. 310-574-4333.

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Doma Kitchen

Doma Kitchen in Marina Del Rey will be serving Thanksgiving Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a special dinner from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to Doma’s signature dishes, there will be a few specialties including Shuba, a herring entrée layered with beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, and eggs; as well as pumpkin risotto, pumpkin soup, and a traditional Thanksgiving plate. To end this holiday meal on a sweet note, Chef Kristina has created a pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling, salted caramel, and walnuts. Reservations are recommended. 310-301-0582.

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Hornblower Cruises

Take in the view of the sparkling Marina while aboard a Hornblower yacht complete with all the trimmings of a traditional holiday meal. Brunch cruises (two hours) offer a buffet-style meal and bottomless mimosas for $68.95. The Thanksgiving dinner cruise (3 hours) is also buffet style but with additional dinner items and priced at $92.95. View the menus online. 310-301-9900.

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Killer Cafe

Killer Cafe stays open 24/7 year-round to feed the hungriest of night owls, and Thanksgiving is no exception. The regular menu is available, but why not go for the turkey plate tonight? The restaurant also is selling pies to go for $30 – choose from sweet potato pecan, pumpkin, or Dutch apple pie. Best to order in advance. Call catering three days ahead at 310-439-8275. Regular questions can go to the restaurant at 310-578-2250.

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Whiskey Red's

Gather your loved ones for a Champagne brunch, Thanksgiving style. All the favorites from Whiskey Red’s popular Sunday brunch hit the table on Thanksgiving Thursday – including bottomless mimosas! 310-823-4522.

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