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Thanksgiving Day dining options

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Thanksgiving Day dining options

We are staying at Hilton Financial District Nov 20-24. We are spending the morning/early afternoon of Thanksgiving day at the California Academy of Science. Looking for dining options for dinner in Financial District, Embarcadero, North Beach, Chinatown. I've called a few places, not open include Tadich, Cafe Zoetrope, Bix. I'm assuming we will find some places in Chinatown, Looking for $20 or so per entree plus. Also I'm also assuming Tonga Room will be open as it is a hotel bar/dining option. Thanks for help. Worse case we can order food and relax in our hotel room. Either way is just fine for us.

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Eureka, California
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1. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

I haven't verified these, but try checking them out.

https://www.sftourismtips.com/thanksgiving-d…

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2. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Did you look on Open Table? If you are going to Golden Gate Park, the Beach Chalet usually serves Turkey Day meals all afternoon. But I think it is Prixe Fix menu.

https://m.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=4&pid=1

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Thanks for those ideas! Looking for more budget than expensive as we are going to Tadich Grill on Friday night for a splurge.

Eureka, California
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4. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

I think Tommy's Joynt is open on Thanksgiving. Not fancy but it's been around many years.

http://tommysjoynt.com/

San Francisco, Ca
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5. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Hotel restaurants will be open, Chinatown as you say, also some North Beach restaurants should be open. But restaurants serving a "Thanksgiving meal" will be more than $20/per entree. I think Chinatown may be your best bet, but I'd pick a restaurant and book in advance, as waits can be long on holidays.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Thanks. We don't want a turkey meal but will look around at hotel options. Chinatown is my 1st choice, but will look for some North Beach places. All I've found open in North Beach is the Stinking Rose which I've read here on the forums to avoid. Plus I'm not a huge garlic fan, lol!

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7. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Oh if you don't want turkey, then definitely Chinatown would be easy as right by your hotel. Great Eastern on Jackson. Or the newish China Live Market Restaurant on the first floor.

http://www.greateasternsf.com/

https://chinalivesf.com/

Edited: 17 October 2018, 01:09
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8. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Chinatown has some great options as Chinita suggests and pretty close by . Good to see you coming back to SF CasaAzul

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9. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Open Table is what I always use. Starting about November 1st they will list places open on Thanksgiving Day along with menus. About 2 weeks before will be the full list of open places. Most restaurants are still deciding if they want to be open and figuring out which of their staff will be in town.

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10. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining options

Restaurant holiday meals are a major crap shoot. Usually high priced, low quality and squashed in like ..... errr, well, squash.

Definitely Chinatown.

Edited: 18 October 2018, 02:16
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