Posted: Monday, Nov 18th, 2019

By Visit Ventura

Ventura Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

by Visit Ventura

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means two things:

1. We will all take a quiet moment to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for.

2. Someone is sweating over Thanksgiving dinner.

In 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared the autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies, everyone lent a hand. As the years proceeded the tradition of a Thanksgiving feast continued, though the number of helping hands dwindled until, basically, it was just your mom. If you’re not a mom, this evolution might not strike you as unfair. It’s possible it might not have struck you at all. But if you are a mom, you might be looking for a respite. Happily, Ventura offers a bountiful feast of Thanksgiving opportunities. Yes, there are Thanksgiving buffets (Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort has a great one).

But, with all due respect to the Pilgrims, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be traditional.

Cuban anyone? Please call for details …


downtown ventura beach house fish Aqua Breakfast Bar Open: 4 pm to 6 pm Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel 450 East Harbor Boulevard (805) 648-2100 Beach House Fish Open: 11 am to 3 pm On the Ventura Pier 668 East Harbor Boulevard (805) 643-4783 Beach House Tacos Open: 11 am to 3 pm On the Ventura Pier 668 East Harbor Boulevard (805) 648-3177 Busy Bee Cafe Open: 7 am to 4 pm, complete Thanksgiving dinners 478 East Main Street (805) 643-4864 Casa Bella Open: 2 pm to 8 pm 391 East Main Street (805) 340-1118 Fluid State Beer Garden Open: 5 pm to 9 pm 692 East Main Street (805) 699-6467 La Cosecha Modern Open: noon to 8:30 pm, prix fixe menu Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel 450 East Harbor Boulevard (805) 652-5151

At Ventura Harbor Village

ventura harbor village the greek restaurant 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese Open: 11 am to 4 pm 1757 Spinnaker Drive (805) 642-9463 The Copa Cubano Open: 11 am to 4 pm 1575 Spinnaker Drive (805) 642-9463 Boatyard Pub Open: 8 am to 12 pm 1583 Spinnaker Drive #109 (805) 850-0202 Waters Edge Restaurant Open: 11:30 am to 9 pm, brunch from 11:30 am to 3 pm, prix fixe dinner starts at 5 pm 1510 Anchors Way (805) 642-1200 The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood Open: 12 pm to 5 pm 1583 Spinnaker Drive #101 (805) 650-5350 Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort Open: 11 am to 3 pm for Thanksgiving-themed brunch ($38.95) 1050 Schooner Drive (805) 658-1212

Midtown, South Seaward and East-side

Pierpont Inn Open: 10 am to 4 pm, brunch buffet followed by prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner 550 San Jon Road (805) 643-0245 Ventura Beach Marriott Open: 2 pm to 8 pm. Plated Thanksgiving dinner with options. 2055 Harbor Boulevard (805) 643-6000 Prime Steakhouse Open: 2 pm to 7 pm 2009 East Thompson Boulevard (805) 652-1055

And a kind offering for those who might need a little help…

Community Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Free Thanksgiving dinner. Noon to 5 pm 1555 Poli Street (805) 648-2737

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