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Where to Have Thanksgiving in Mission Viejo

Turkey Day is on the way!

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most-awaited holidays in the United States. It’s a day where everyone is free to spend time with families and friends to enjoy a feast with a turkey in the centerpiece (and some pumpkin pie!). This special day will have families travel from one city to the other to join more of their kin.

Most of the American families would gather in their homes but some families to make the most of their time REALLY spending with their loved ones.

If working in the kitchen all day doesn’t ring a good plan for a holiday, rely on the professionals to prepare your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Find a good restaurant!

For an all-American fare of turkey and all the trimmings, see our list of restaurants for families who wish to find a place where to have Thanksgiving in Mission Viejo.

O’Neill’s Bar and Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA
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O’Neill’s Bar and Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Mission Viejo’s very own O’Neill’s Bar and Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club will have a special Thanksgiving buffet for families celebrating with them! Buffet starts from 11 AM until 4 PM. There will be a variety of salads, entrees, and desserts. Here’s the price of their Thanksgiving feast:

  • Adult: $66.95; $78.95 with Unlimited Champagne
  • Children (5-12 years old): $29.95
  • Children under 5 are free of charge.

Note: Tax and 20% service charge are not included.

Seats are limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. Call their phone number (949)-305-5100 to book a reservation for your whole family.

The Backyard at Hotel Irvine

17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614, USA

Distance: 12.4 miles (25 minutes travel time via I-5 N and Alton Parkway)

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The Backyard at Hotel Irvine

The Backyard at Hotel Irvine is a few minutes drive away from Mission Viejo. They will prepare a delicious feast for the whole family on Thanksgiving Day. Plenty of food choices will be made in their feast table like most-liked brunch choices, unlimited mimosas with many choices of toppings and garnishes. There’s also a dessert buffet station to satisfy your sweet tooth.

To add up to your celebration, a solo guitarist will perform live to serenade their guests. There’s also a kid’s craft station that will feature face painting and balloon art. Plus there’s a photo booth, giant lawn games, and so much more.

Here are the prices:

  • $75 per adult
  • $35 per child ages 5 – 12 years old
  • Complimentary for children 4 and under

Note: The price is exclusive from tax and gratuity

Disneyland Hotel

1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802, United States

Distance: 24.6 miles (49 minutes travel time via I-5 N)

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Disneyland Hotel

If you’re willing to go the extra mile for the Thanksgiving Day (especially if you have kids), Disneyland is the best place to go. It may be a couple of minutes drive from Mission Viejo, but it’s worth it!

Disneyland Hotel has world-class chefs and staff that will take care of everything while you and your family relax and share a heartwarming holiday. Their sumptuous buffet will feature traditional holiday fare, gourmet specialties and a kid-friendly menu perfect for your hungry little kids. If you’re not hungry yet, you can visit some famous Disney friends and take photos.


  • Adult: $120
  • Children: $35 for children 3 to 9 years old
  • *Plus tax and gratuity

Reservations are strongly recommended for the Disneyland Hotel Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. Check their available seats or make reservations by calling their number. Payments should be made at the time you make a reservation.

Coastal Kitchen

34091 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

Distance: 13.1 miles (16 minutes travel time via I-5 S)

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Coastal Kitchen

There’s no better way to celebrate Turkey Day than feasting near the beach. On Thanksgiving, they will offer the traditional turkey dinner plate as well as seasonal pumpkin bread pudding. More Thanksgiving fare will be available at Coastal Kitchen. Visit their website online to make reservations for that day. You can also phone them to check the availability of their seats and possible make reservations.

K’ya Bistro

1287 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Distance: 10.9 miles (17 minutes travel time via La Paz Road and CA-133 S)

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K’ya Bistro

Another great place where to have Thanksgiving Day near Mission Viejo is K’ya Bistro. It’s a place near the beach where you and your family can share delicious feast while peeking to the glorious Pacific Ocean. This restaurant will serve mouthwatering Thanksgiving turkey on Turkey Day will all the fix-ins. It costs only $12 per plate with a pumpkin pie for $4. Celebrating Thanksgiving here will save you from the hassle and making a hole in your pockets.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629, USA
(949) 240-2000

Distance: 7.7 miles (12 minutes travel time via I-5 S and Crown Valley Parkway)

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

On Thanksgiving day, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel will host a feast named as the “Thanks-for-Giving Buffet.” The event will benefit a local charity. You and your family can start feasting from noon until 4 in the afternoon. It will feature with traditional Thanksgiving fare that will surely delight you all.


  • Adult: $129

Also, other resort restaurants, enoSTEAK, and Raya will also host a special dining experience on Turkey Day. enoSTEAK will highlight prime beef and local produce with a beautiful oceanfront lounge. Raya will feature Pan-Latin coastal fare and ocean views.

Make your choice where to have Thanksgiving in Mission Viejo earlier so you can still secure seats for your whole family. Have a meaningful Thanksgiving Day!

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