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Thanksgiving Dinner in Orange County

Khojem Oct 22, 2008 11:12 PM

Hello there:

My family and I usually go to Arizona for Thanksgiving. However, this year is a bit different because of conflicting work shedules.
Here's what I would like to ask. Are there any good places around Orange County that are serving Thanksgiving dinner? We are in Irvine and would rather not travel a long way to find a place. We want to pay a total of around $100 (give or take $20) for three people. No kids in the family, just two adults and a 20-year-old.


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    Khojem RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 12:01 PM


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      holy chow RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 12:37 PM

      Try Mr. Stox in Anaheim. I don't remember the cost but the meal was great.

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      mlgb RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 01:12 PM

      You may not be interested in this but the Disneyland hotels usually do a Thanksgiving buffet. Not including Napa Rose (beyond your budget) you'd have a choice of Storyteller's Cafe , PCH Grill, or Goofy's Kitchen. The price is about $36 pp, Call Disney Dining 1-714-781-DINE IMMEDIATELY to reserve.

      Storyteller's Cafe has the most adult atmosphere, a Craftsman-themed room. It's in the Grand Californian Hotel and you could stroll Downtown Disney afterwards, which is always decorated nicely for the holidays.

      If that isn't for you, I would call the nearby hotels. Most would be doing something for out-of-town guests.

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        Juji RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 01:49 PM

        Open Table has a long list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Orange County, I'm sure you can find something that sounds suitable.

        1. janetms383 RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 02:25 PM

          I know it gets slammed sometimes, but I've had GREAT Thanksgiving dinner at Claimjumpers. Good pie too

          1. Local RE: Khojem Oct 23, 2008 02:47 PM

            2nd Mr. Stox though I think it's closer to $40 per adult.

            The Summit House in Fullerton also does one, but guessing its also closer to $30/person.

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              lgarriz RE: Khojem Nov 10, 2008 06:41 PM

              Lulu's Creperie Cafe in Laguna Hills is offering a lovely Thanksgiving dinner for $30 fixed price for adults, including a glass of wine with dinner! They are located at 24781 Alicia Parkway (right off the 5 fwy) in Honali Plaza.

              1. russkar RE: Khojem Nov 10, 2008 08:41 PM

                The Ritz in Fashion Island. $45 or 55? Outta town so I didn't pay attention. Should be far better than other recommendations.

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                  attran99 RE: Khojem Nov 11, 2008 08:11 AM

                  I'm preferrential to The Clubhouse in Costa Mesa at South Coast Plaza. I've not checked out their Thanksgiving spread, but I have been to their Champagne Sunday brunch...and it's fabulous.

                  The Clubhouse
                  3333 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA

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                    russkar RE: attran99 Nov 15, 2008 06:25 AM

                    I believe The Clubhouse is gone.

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                      attran99 RE: russkar Nov 17, 2008 09:42 AM

                      I'm still getting E-mails from them, their website is still operational, there are some pretty recent YELP reviews, and my sister works at South Coast Plaza. I think the restaurant is still exists.

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                        Local RE: attran99 Nov 17, 2008 12:49 PM

                        and they show the 2008 Thanksgiving event info. on their website


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                        I got nothin RE: russkar Nov 17, 2008 09:57 AM

                        I'm pretty sure The Clubhouse is not gone, I had lunch there a month ago and their website is still active. Don't know about the Thanksgiving meal

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                        redhawkca RE: attran99 Oct 22, 2009 12:57 PM

                        Went there for Mothers Day last year - not impressed - will not be going there again.

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                          Philly RE: redhawkca Oct 22, 2009 02:11 PM

                          Since they're closing, it won't be an issue. By the way, this thread is about a year old.

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                            laytonj1 RE: Philly Oct 22, 2009 02:20 PM

                            According to the Orange County Register, the Clubhouse will close at the end of the year (2009.)

                      4. Funwithfood RE: Khojem Oct 25, 2009 09:49 PM

                        I've always made my own (50 hour prep) Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately I can't this year.

                        We made reservations at Charlie Palmer's (Napa Rose was booked) because we've enjoyed a couple great meals at Charlie Palmer's. I can't wait, they are top-notch!

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                          josephnl RE: Khojem Oct 25, 2009 10:37 PM

                          I have not been at The Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach in years...but several years ago, when the restaurant was owned by Hans Prager, they served fantastic holiday meals. We had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner there about 15 years ago. Has anyone been there recently??

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                            MissShauna RE: Khojem Nov 7, 2011 02:49 PM

                            I've gone to Scott's Restaurant in Costa Mesa for the last couple of years for Thanksgiving & always find the menu to be reasonably priced, fresh, unique & tasty. The service is unparalleled & the ambiance is amazing. I love the dedication & attention to detail this restaurant has & the fact that it's not run by a cooperation, but has heart & sole! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

                            Scott's Restaurant
                            3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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                              Khojem RE: Khojem Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM

                              Coming up on Thanksgiving 2011 here. Looking for some places for Thanksgiving dinner for no more than $30 per person. We're still in Irvine.

                              Some place not too far away would be great!

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                                laytonj1 RE: Khojem Nov 8, 2011 07:29 AM

                                We went to Five Crowns in CDM last year for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. Traditional turkey dinner with all the sides and dessert for a reasonable price. Highly recommend it.

                                Five Crowns
                                3801 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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