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Top 5 Long Beach Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019
Category: Things to do in Long Beach

Looking to bring some joy back into this Thanksgiving? How about eating out rather than spending hours on a meal that may or may not turn out. You’re in luck as Long Beach is chock full of delicious restaurants offering up special Thanksgiving brunches, lunches, and dinner. Continue reading for our full list of the best restaurants open this Turkey Day.


1. The Queen Mary’s Thanksgiving 

If you’re looking for fine dining in a unique and historic location, look no further than the Queen Mary’s annual Royal Thanksgiving Brunch. Diners will enjoy a worldwide culinary journey featuring over 50 unique dishes from around the world. For more traditional Thanksgiving fare, there’s a specialty menu to get your turkey day started off early. You may even want to test out the brand new sushi station with the Queen Mary’s very own renowned Sushi Chef.

The only hard part is choosing which onboard restaurant to try out. Visitors of the award-winning Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge are greeted with a gourmet meal and serenade by pianist Scott MacDonald. On the other hand, Chelsea’s Chowder House and Bar offers up its namesake as well as special roasted turkey for Thanksgiving. Lastly, The Promenade Cafe is the only room that doesn’t require reservations and will be serving turkey, cornbread, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and plenty more.

Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway

When: Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge, from 12 pm to 7 pm; Chelsea’s Chowder House, from 5 pm to 10 pm; Royal Thanksgiving Brunch, 9 am to 3 pm; Promenade Cafe, 11 am to 10 pm 

Price: Check the website for pricing info


2. 555 East American Steakhouse

The 555 East American Steakhouse in the heart of Long Beach, CA once again offers its beloved Thanksgiving feast. The well-known steak house is serving up Roasted Diestel Family Ranch Turkey along with Hill’s Hardwood Smoked Ham with bourbon glaze and of course, all the fixins! You’ll love this upscale take on Thanksgiving fare as well as the vast list of high-quality wines to pair with your meal. Call and make reservations today as it will probably fill up fast!

Where: 555 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

When: From 12 pm to 8 pm 
Price: $45 per guest | $19 children 12 and under


3. Parker’s Lighthouse

For an early start to that Thanksgiving feast, Parker’s Lighthouse might just be your top option. This classy establishment will be serving up a special three-course Thanksgiving offering starting at 11 am. For those looking for the restaurant’s famous seafood, we suggest coming back another day. This year’s Thanksgiving menu calls for roasted turkey, filet mignon, and pork flat iron. There’s also an a-la-carte menu serving up an affordable roast turkey for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required so make sure to act fast and call (562) 432-6500 to reserve your table.

Where: 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

When: From 11:30 am to 9 pm 
Price: $65 prix fixe menu for adults and $19 for a kids turkey dinner


4. Aquarium of the Pacific Thanksgiving Lunch

What’s better than hanging out among 11,000 animals from the Pacific Ocean and enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Aquarium’s Café Scuba? The answer is…nothing! Watch the daily feeding shows at the sea otter habitat, Tropical Reef exhibit, Seal and Sea Lion Habitat, Shark Lagoon, and the Blue Cavern Habitat to see the marine life gobble down their own Thanksgiving meals. Choose between a classic turkey dish or honey-roasted ham for your own meal. Call (562) 590-3100 or visit the website for reservations.


Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

When: From 11 am to 3 pm 
Price: Adults $70, Children ages 3-11 $42.50, Aquarium Members $55, and Member Children 32.50


5. Boathouse on the Bay Thanksgiving Buffet

The Boathouse on the Bay is a Long Beach restaurant offering up spectacular water views, popping sunsets, and some delectable food. On Thanksgiving day the common offering of fresh seafood, steak, sushi, sashimi, and oysters switches to a mouthwatering buffet of turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and other classic Thanksgiving staples. Click here to download a full PDF of the Thanksgiving menu. Reservations fill up fast so call (562) 493-1100 to claim your table.

Where: 190 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

When: From 12 pm to 6 pm
Price: $44.95 for adults & $19.95 for children 10 & under


Looking for convenient hotel accommodations for Thanksgiving in beautiful Long Beach? Hotel Current is conveniently located just minutes away from all the action of downtown and of course the airport. If you’re looking for even more things to do in the LBC, check out our attractions page. Book your local stay with Hotel Current today!