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Thanksgiving in Santa Cruz County

Matt of Aptos Sep 28, 2011 02:36 PM

Is anyone familiar with the Thanksgiving buffets in the Santa Cruz area? Which are good and which are to be avoided?


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    Matt of Aptos Oct 5, 2011 11:22 AM

    Here's Sanderling's Thanksgiving menu:


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      Matt of Aptos Oct 12, 2011 01:51 PM

      Well, they're not buffets, but here are a couple of options:



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        Matt of Aptos Oct 14, 2011 04:16 PM

        Bittersweet Bistro:


        Bittersweet Bistro
        787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003

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          Matt of Aptos Nov 28, 2011 11:56 AM

          We ended up going to the Thanksgiving buffet at Bittersweet Bistro. We really enjoyed it. I only wish I had room to try all the desserts!

          Bittersweet Bistro
          787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003

          1. re: Matt of Aptos
            letsindulge Nov 28, 2011 06:57 PM

            I did my apprenticeship @ BB in the late 90's. They are well known for their all house-made desserts, especially the chocolate trio.

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          Matt of Aptos Nov 1, 2011 02:20 PM



          1. Melanie Wong Nov 4, 2011 10:20 PM

            Not buffets, but Opentable indicates that Clouds Downtown and Hoffman's will be open on Thanksgiving. After the Restaurant Impossible makeover, Hoffman's should be pretty interesting. I've not been to either at all, so can't offer any opinions.

            Ma Maison Restaurant
            9051 Soquel Dr Ste K, Aptos, CA 95003

            1102 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

            Clouds Downtown
            110 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

            Severino's Bar & Grill
            7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos, CA 95003

            Sanderlings Restaurant At Seascape Resort
            1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

            1. escargot3 Dec 12, 2011 08:29 PM

              sorry i just saw this post. for next year, try the Chamenade in Santa Cruz. The buffet is actually quite good (for such things...).

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