Thanksgiving is here (though the weather may not always reflect it!) – and if you are thinking about letting someone else do the cooking this year, Santa Ynez Valley restaurants are eager to serve.
Below is a guide to making the most of your Thanksgiving experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. Here you will find a list of what restaurants and wineries will be open, and which restaurants offer special holiday menus. For the best experience, we highly recommend calling the restaurants and tasting rooms ahead of time to ensure they still have seating availability.
But what other things to do on Thanksgiving can you partake in, especially if you have relatives to entertain? How about a little adventure on Thanksgiving Day? Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding will be open for rides on Thanksgiving. Call (805) 944-0493 to make your reservation. Need a little exercise before dinner? Head to the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA from 5:30am – 10am.
Also, make sure to check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.
Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2019
|Actor’s Corner Cafe||443 Second Street, Solvang||(805) 686-2409||5:00pm -8:00pm (reservations required)|
|Belgian Café||1671 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang||(805) 688-6630||10 AM – 3 PM|
|Bit O’ Denmark||473 Alisal Road, Solvang||(805) 688-5426||11 AM – 9 PM|
|Big Bopper Drive-In||1510 Mission Dr., Solvang||(805) 688-6018||10 AM – 7 PM|
|Bob’s Well Bread Bakery||550 Bell St
|(805) 344-3000||7:00am – 11:00am; pre-order pickups of pie, bread, rolls and pastry; enjoy café service for pastry and coffee service (not full kitchen service).|
|Cafe Dolce||475 First St, Solvang||(805) 708-9003||6 AM – 8 PM|
|Cecco Ristorante||475 First St, Solvang||(805) 688-8880||12:00 PM – 3 PM|
|Chumash Casino||3400 CA-246
|(805) 686-0855||Cafe: 7am – midnight; full daily menu in addition to a pre-fix Thanksgiving turkey dinner menu that includes Roasted butternut squash soup to start then traditional turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes and then house made pumpkin pie with cookie butter ice cream. This menu is $22.95. Buffet: 1pm-9pm; price is $45 for adults and $14.95 for 12 and under children. Serving full buffet in addition to roast turkey with all the thanksgiving trimmings.
Willows: 3:00pm – 9:00pm; serving daily Willows menu in addition to a pre-fix holiday menu. Starter: Choice of Roasted Butternut squash soup or compressed apple salad; Entrée: Deistel free range turkey, cornbread stuffing, Rancho Cortez green beans, Sweet yam gratin, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and giblet gravy; Dessert: Pumpkin S’mores, cranberry sorbet, housemade pumpkin pie with crumble crust; Price: $65.
|First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn||409 First St., Solvang||(805) 688-1703||Reservations
4 – 8 PM; set menu
|Hummingbird Café||453 Atterdag Road||(805) 403-7100||11AM – 5 PM|
|Mad & Vin at The Landsby||1576 Mission Dr., Solvang||(805) 688-3121||4 PM – 9 PM; bar opens at 4pm (Happy Hour), 6 pm-8 pm bar menu is served; Dinner (set menu only) 4pm-9pm, dining room, private dining room and patio only; call for reservations|
|Paula’s Pancake House||1531 Mission Dr, Solvang||(805) 688-2867||6 AM – 3 PM|
|Pea Soup Andersen’s||51 E Hwy 246
|(800) 732-7687||7:00am – 8:00pm|
|Red Viking Restaurant||1684 Copenhagen Dr Solvang||(805) 688-6610||9 AM – 4 PM|
|River Grill Restaurant & Bar||150 Alisal Road, Solvang||(805) 688-7784||8 AM – 2 PM|
|Root 246||420 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
|(805) 686-8681||Reservations accepted from 2pm-8pm/ MENU|
|Silk Roads Kitchen||435 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA||(805) 697-6960||11 AM – 5 PM|
|Solvang Brewing Company||1547 Mission Drive||(805) 688-2337||11:00am – Midnight; Thanksgiving menu|
|Solvang Restaurant||1672 Copenhagen Dr Solvang, CA 93463||(805) 688-4645||6 AM – 3 PM|
|The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table||2436 Baseline Ave
|(800) 638-2466||3:00pm – 8:00pm; set menu; $85++, reservations required|
|Santa Ynez Valley Marriott||555 McMurray Rd, Buellton||(805) 688-1000||Thanksgiving Buffet from 10 AM – 2 PM|
|Norman at Skyview Los Alamos||9150 US-101, Los Alamos, CA 93440||(805) 344-0104||4 PM – 9 PM; menu|
|Wineries / Tasting Rooms Open Thanksgiving Day 2019|
|Community Craft||2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos||(805) 338-1403||11:00am – 4:00pm|
|Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company||45 Industrial Way, Buellton
2363 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos
|(805) 694-2252 ext. 110
(805) 694-2252 ext. 343
|11:00am – 4:00pm
11:00am – 3:00pm
|The Good Life||1672 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
|(805) 688-7111||11:00am – 4:00pm|