Thanksgiving Dining and Delivery

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Thanksgiving table at Cold Spring Tavern (courtesy photo)
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By edhat staff

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone distanced, Santa Barbara County restaurants are offering alternative dining options for Thanksgiving.

With ever the fighting spirit, our local restauranteurs have continuously pivoted and adjusted to the many changing guidelines to keep everyone safe. The holidays are no different. 

Santa Barbara's Restaurant Guy, John Dickson, compiled a comprehensive list of which restaurants are open and who's serving up food on Thursday. Here are a few highlights:

  • Black Sheep: $75; 5-10 p.m.; (805) 965-1113

  • Cold Spring Tavern: $75 adults, $35 ages 12 and below; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; (805) 967-0066

  • Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant: $27.95; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; (805) 568-0702

  • Holdren's Steaks & Seafood: $35 turkey, $46 prime rib; 12:30-8:30 p.m.; (805) 965-3363

  • Joe's Cafe: $29.95 ham, $30.95 turkey, $39.95 prime rib; noon-10 p.m.; (805) 966-4638

  • Louie's California Bistro, The Upham: $65; 2:30-7:30 p.m.; (805) 963-7003

  • Roy: four-course dinner with turkey, salmon, or prime rib; $30-$40; 2-8 p.m.; (805) 966-5636

  • Stella Mare's $65 adults, $29 ages 12 and below; noon-6 p.m.; (805) 969-6705

Check out the Restaurant Guy's full list at:

If you plan on playing it extra safe, local delivery service Restaurant Connection is staying open to make sure your family gets the meal it desires safely delivered to your door. They are also able to delivery bottles of local wine, beer, and alcohol if you need them.

Restaurant Connection urges everyone to place their order in advance to ensure delivery. Below are the available restaurants open for delivery or pickup on Thursday through their app:

  • Apna Indian Kitchen
  • Asie Chinese Restaurant
  • Bree'Osh Bakery Cafe
  • Blue Owl
  • Ca Dario
  • California Pasta
  • Crocodile Restaurant
  • Galanga
  • Garretts Old Fashioned Restaurant
  • Goleta Coffee
  • Himalayan Kitchen
  • Jeannine's Montecito
  • Meet Up Chinese Restaurant
  • Patio Cafe
  • Pickles & Swiss
  • Sunshine Cafe
  • Super Cucas
  • Sushi Tyme
  • Uncle Rocco's NY Pizza
  • Uniboil
  • Wine Bistro

The below restaurants are offering special Thanksgiving menus:

You can place your orders in advance by phone at (805) 687-9753, website or via mobile app. If placing an online/app, make sure to adjust the delivery date to 11/26/2020.

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