Restaurant options for a Thanksgiving night out

on November 23, 2010

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, family… and food. From pumpkin pie to turkey, Thanksgiving is as much about the food as the fellowship. But while there are those of us who delight in crafting the perfect meal, we here at Oakland North know that some prefer not to spend their Turkey Day in the kitchen. Here are some local Oakland restaurants serving up Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday for those planning not to cook this holiday season.


Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
2 Broadway (at Jack London Square)
510.444.3456
www.ScottsJLS.com
Dinner Hours: 1:00-8:00pm
Menu: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Cost: $35/ adults, $15/ children
Reservations: Recommended

For $35, guests at Scott’s Seafood Bar and Grill can indulge in an unlimited traditional Thanksgiving dinner with, as the restaurant promotes on their site, “all of the fixings and dessert.” Dinner will be served from 1:00-8:00pm and reservations are strongly suggested.

Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway (at 23rd Street)
510.834.1000
www.PicanRestaurant.com
Dinner Hours: Full dinners served at 1:00 and 3:00pm
Menu: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Cost: $65/ person, $21.95/ children under 12
Reservations: Required

The restaurant that offers “a taste of the south,” will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a southern twist. For $65, diners can choose from menu items such as Cajun spiced smoked turkey, Cyprus island croquettes, sweet potatoes au gratin, and cider and honey buttered corn bread.

Somerset Restaurant
5912 College Avenue
510.428.1823
www.SomersetRestaurant.com
Dinner Hours: Full dinners served at 4:30 and 6:30pm
Menu: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner/ American
Cost: $22- $62.50
Reservations: Required

Somerset Restaurant will serve a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Guests can select traditional Thanksgiving fare, like a turkey dinner or roasted duck breast, as well as choose other menu items, which include broiled petrale sole and grilled lamb skewers. Dinner is priced per item.

King of King
1139 E. 12th Street (at 11th Avenue)
510.663.9318
Dinner Hours: 9am- 10pm
Menu: Chinese
Cost: $10
Reservations: Recommended for Large Groups

Mayor-elect Jean Quan recently held her victory party at King of King. On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will offer its regular menu all day, which includes dim sum varieties and traditional Chinese cuisine.

Quinn’s Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub
1951 Embarcadero East (at Embarcadero Cove Marina)
510.536.2050
www.QuinnsLighthouse.com
Dinner Hours: 11:30am- 9:00pm
Menu: American
Cost: $9-$20
Reservations: Recommended

On Thanksgiving Day, Quinn’s Lighthouse will be open during normal business hours and will offer its normal menu of American cuisine, which includes chicken cacciatore, fresh clam angel hair pasta and free range buffalo burgers.

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