Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving is set to be a weird one, as families decide whether flying is on the table, how many is too many for a get-together, or whether they’ll Zoom together instead. And local restaurants have stepped up, offering tons of options for people who are eating alone, families that don’t feel like cooking all that food on their own, or those who just want to support a local business. Whether looking to dine at a restaurant or take food home, this list has it all.

Thanksgiving To-Go

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto; 650.566.1200

Those looking to forego reheating Thanksgiving dinner can get day-of pickup from Four Seasons—yes, we’re sure it’s the hotel. The three-course dinner comes with turkey, stuffing, soup and pie. Once reserved, customers will get a time to pick up on Nov. 26.

Alexander’s Steakhouse & The Sea

19379 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino; 408.446.2222

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; 650.213.1111

Alexander’s Steakhouse and its sister restaurant, The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, are serving a wine pairing (a full bottle) with its prime rib and “tomahawk chop” Thanksgiving specials to-go. The cost to feed four to six people starts at $375.

Alexander’s Patisserie

209 Castro St, Mountain View; 650.864.9999

19379 Stevens Creek Blvd STE 100, Cupertino; 408.886.3333

Alexander’s Patisserie is serving up pies delivered or ready for pickup on Thanksgiving or the days leading up to the big day. For those looking for a nontraditional Thanksgiving, the bakery also offers a to-go tea party, complete with macarons, sandwiches, chocolates, tea and coffee.

Vegetarian House Vegan

520 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.292.3798

Vegans and vegetarians don’t have to eat around the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner at Vegetarian House, where its “Mama” soy protein is stuffed with herbs and surrounded by gravy, potatoes, sweet corn, red cabbage, cranberry sauce for between $22 and $30 per plate.

The Village Pub

2967 Woodside Rd, Woodside; 650.851.9888

Those on the Peninsula can get a Michelin star Thanksgiving to-go at The Village Pub, which has been serving its annual Turkey Day feast for 20 years. Meals can be ordered a la carte, but orders are due Nov. 23 for pick-up on Nov. 25.

MacArthur Park

27 University Ave, Palo Alto; 650.321.9990

MacArthur Park serves contemporary American fare and its Thanksgiving three-course menu is no exception with breads, salads, salmon, prime rib, turkey, barbeque or lasagna and a choice of seven desserts. Pre-orders are due Nov. 21 for $48 to-go dinners. Kids 5 and under are free.

Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina

316 N Santa Cruz, Los Gatos; 408.354.7570

3935 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara; 408.496.6777

A nine-course meal for pickup on Wednesday and ready reheat on Thursday. The $245 package feeds six to eight adults, and includes a pre-brined turkey, jalapeno goat cheese whipped potatoes, tamales, ensalada de ejotes and two kinds of pies.

Black Angus Steakhouse

1011 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose; 408.266.6602

Black Angus’s Turkey Day special with all the classic Thanksgiving fixings comes in quantities fit to feed groups of 12 ($288 for turkey dinner or $441 for prime rib), eight people ($192) or a cozy group of four ($96). Available for pickup on Thanksgiving between 11am and 5pm.

Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery

751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; 408.245.3710

Marie Callender’s may be famous for its pies, but its Thanksgiving feast features all the staple sides alongside turkey or ham (or both) and an apple or pumpkin pie. Prices range from $140 to $200 based on how many are eating. Pick up is sometime between Nov. 23 and 26.

Alotta’s Deli & Catering

2249 Grant Rd, Los Altos; 650.967.0299

Alotta’s roast turkey meal serves eight to 10 people with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and cranberries for $179. For smaller dinner parties, the a la carte option is a match-made-in-Thanksgiving-heaven. Order by Nov. 20 and pickup Nov. 25.


898 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park; 650.321.8980

Camper is serving everything but the bird this Thanksgiving. It’s premium dinner package feeds six people for $180 with classic Turkey Day sides that have the restaurant’s own spin. But smaller packages for half the price and a la carte sides are also on the table. Pickup is Nov. 25.

Flights Restaurant

368 East Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.364.1564

Flights is catering to the ones staying home, alone or with children, a roommate or partner. Single-serve packaged meals include a salad, rolls, roast turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberries, Brussel sprouts and a slice of pumpkin pie. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for kids.

Feastin Delivery

South Bay residents can look further north for Thanksgiving day dinner without having to make the trek by using Feastin, launched in September to deliver meals, drinks and groceries from Napa to San Jose. It costs a 20 percent flat fee, but has no fees to the restaurants and grocers. Its lineup of Thanksgiving restaurants include Crumble and Whisk Patisserie in Emeryville, San Francisco’s Che Fico and Ladle & Leaf and Oakland-based AlaMar, which is offering a holiday crab feast.

Dining In

Spin A Yarn Steakhouse

45915 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont; 510.656.9141

Spin A Yarn is not only open, but has four seating times on Thanksgiving day starting at noon for those who like to eat and then take a nap before going in for leftovers. The last seating is at 6pm. The three course meal has plenty of options, costing between $39 and $65 per person.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

180 El Camino Real STE 2 (Stanford Shopping Center), Palo Alto; 650.329.8457

2762 Augustine Dr STE 110, Santa Clara; 408.346.4557

1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925.287.0297

Fleming’s is open for Thanksgiving or offering to-go three-course meals with turkey, filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye alongside all the traditional fixings and dessert. Kids cost $23 a plate, while packages feeding four or more adults start at $180.

Il Fornaio

The Westin: 302 S Market St, San Jose; 408.271.3366

2752 Augustine Dr, Suite 120, Santa Clara; 408.217.8844

327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame; 650.375.8000

Il Fornaio is open Thanksgiving day and taking takeout preorders for a four-course Italian-style feast to serve the famiglia. Dine-in is $52 per adult and $20 per kid. If reheating isn’t a problem, to-go meals for four to eight people can be picked up Nov. 25 for $37 per person. Takeout meals are $52 per plate on Thanksgiving.

British Bankers Club

555 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park; 650.382.3191

Diners will get a three-course meal while eating at the British Bankers Club on Thanksgiving. Turkey ($52) is on the menu alongside filet mignon ($64), cauliflower steak ($43) and king salmon ($56). Likewise, dessert can be the classic pumpkin pie, but it doesn’t have to be.

Oak + Violet

1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 650.304.3880

Located in the Park James Hotel, Oak + Violet is open on Thanksgiving, serving a four-course meal that can be customized for omnivores and vegetarians alike with soup, salad, turkey or risotto and a slice of pumpkin meringue pie. Cost is $85 per adult and $35 for kids. Takeout is an option, for those that order early.

Left Bank Brasserie

635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650.473.6543

377 Santana Row, Ste. 1100, San Jose; 408.984.3500

Left Bank is open on Thanksgiving, serving a three-course meal that includes a salad or butternut squash soup, a choice of turkey, pork or risotto for dinner and a slice of pumpkin pie to finish off the ritual for $59 per person.

Harry’s Hofbrau

1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City; 650.366.3733

14900 East 14th St, San Leandro; 510.357.1707

German food and beer are great for every occasion, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Harry’s is open for Thanksgiving from 11am to 10pm, serving its regular menu including a handful of turkey dishes for traditionalists.