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Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar (at 15th Street), Del Mar, 858-792-0476. Three-course dinner, choice of entrées, $35--$45, kids $15.50, plus regular à la carte menu, noon--9:00 p.m.

Pamplemousse Grille, 514 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, 858-792-9090. Three-course dinner $50, kids $25, 3:00--8:00 p.m.

Poseidon, 1670 Coast Boulevard (at 15th Street), Del Mar, 858-755-9345. Set menu with many entrée choices, $18--22, kids $11, 5:30--9:00 p.m.

Red Tracton's, 550 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, 858-755-6600. Next to the racetrack, à la carte menu includes turkey entrée ($20); 2:00--9:00 p.m.

La Jolla and

Golden Triangle

Arterra, San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley, 858-369-6032. Three-course dinner with local-grown produce, choice of entrées, about $50, kids half price, noon--8:00 p.m.

A.R. Valentien, Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-453-4420. Dinner $65, kids $30, may be sold out.

Elario's Bistro and Sky Lounge, Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, 858-459-0541. Traditional buffet with a sky-high view, $30, kids $16, noon--8:00 p.m.

Galoka, 5662 La Jolla Boulevard, Bird Rock, 858-551-8610. Organic vegan Indo-fusion dinner, call for details.

George's at the Cove, 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-454-4244. Regular à la carte menu plus chef Trey Foshee's seasonal specials. Turkey entrée $26, kids $16, 1:00--9:00 p.m.

La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect Street (at Herschel), La Jolla. Thanksgiving in three venues.

Mediterranean Room, 858-551-3765, four-course dinner, $55, kids $27.50, casual atmosphere.

Cafe La Rue, 858-551-3761, dinner $55, 5:00--9:30 p.m., business casual dress.

Sky Room, 858-551-3744, $65, starts at 2:30 p.m., jacket required, may be sold out.

Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, 858-459-7222, www.marineroom.com. À la carte holiday menu with a close-up ocean view and adventurous cuisine. See website under "special events" for menu. Expensive, open 11:30 a.m.--7:30 p.m.

Nine-Ten, Grande Colonial Hotel, 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-964-5400. Chef Jason Knibb (a Trey Foshee protegé) rides the range at a four-course Thanksgiving menu, $42, kids $19, 2:00--8:00 p.m.

The Shores, Sea Lodge, 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, 858-456-0600. Family-friendly atmosphere, buffet $30, kids $15 age 7--12, under 7, $2 per year, 11:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

Top of the Cove, 1216 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-454-7779. Three-course prix-fixe dinner with a view, choice of entrée, $48, 1:00--7:00 p.m.

Torreyana Grille, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-450-4571. Holiday buffet $37, $15 kids, noon--8 p.m.


AJ's, Shelter Pointe Hotel, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island, 619-221-8000. Brunch buffet $29, $14 kids, 10:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.

The Atoll, Catamaran Resort Hotel, 3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach, 858-539-8635. Brunch buffet $33, kids $16, 11:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m., includes complimentary paddle-wheeler cruise to Bahia and back. Dinner à la carte (no cruise), turkey $20, kids $12, 5:30--10:00 p.m.

Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Beach, 858-539-7635. Brunch buffet $33, kids $15, includes complimentary paddle-wheeler cruise to the Catamaran Resort and back, 11:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. Dinner (no cruise) $20, kids $10, 5:30--10:30 p.m.

Baleen, Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay, 858-490-6363. Buffet side dishes, sit-down entrées in charming resort setting, $59, $27 kids, 11:30 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island, 619-222-1181. Family ambience, traditional buffet $20, kids at reduced price, 11:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

Blue Pearl, the Dana on Mission Bay, 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay, 619-222-4198. Special menu, marina view, call for price (moderate), 8:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

Harbor's Edge, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island, 619-692-2255. Regular à la carte menu, 6:30 a.m.--10:00 p.m.

Alfiere, 619-692-2778, regular (expensive) menu, seasonal specials, 6:30 a.m.--10:00 p.m.

Humphrey's by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island, 619-224-3577. Champagne brunch with a marina view, $35, $16 kids, 11:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m.

Kaiserhof, 2253 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard (West Point Loma Boulevard), Ocean Beach, 619-224-0606. Call for details.

Thee Bungalow, 4996 West Point Loma Boulevard, Ocean Beach, 619-224-2884. Three-course dinner in cozy cottage, numerous festive entrée choices, about $35, 11:00--8:00 p.m. May be sold out.

Third Corner, 2265 Bacon Street (across from sister restaurant Thee Bungalow), Ocean Beach, 619-223-2700. Three-course dinner with several entrée choices, about $35, 1:00--8:00 p.m.

Tom Ham's Lighthouse, end of Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island, 619-291-9110. Convivial buffet $23, kids $14, $8 under age 7, 11:30 a.m.--9:00 p.m.

World Famous, 711 Pacific Beach Drive, Pacific Beach, 858-272-3100. Right on the boardwalk, all-day à la carte brunch, about $28, kiddie discount, 11:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

Mission Valley

and the Mesas

Butcher Shop Steakhouse, 5255 Kearny Villa Road, Kearny Mesa, 858-565-2272. Holiday buffet with turkey, prime rib, etc., $25, kids $13, 11:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

94th Aero Squadron, 8885 Balboa Avenue, Kearny Mesa, 858-560-6771. Traditional buffet in a faux-farmhouse with airport view, $24, kids $13, 11:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.

The Tickled Trout, Ramada Plaza Hotel, 2151 Hotel Circle South, 619-291-6505. Traditional holiday dinner, family atmosphere, $22, kids $10, 11:00 a.m.--7:00 p.m.


San Diego

Bertrand at Mister A's, 2550 Fifth Avenue, Uptown, 619-239-1377. A spectacular view, and a three-course menu with three entrée choices, $45, from 2:30--8:30 p.m.

Buster's Beach House, 807 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village, 619-233-4300. Waterfront location, regular à la carte menu, moderate, 11:30 a.m.--9:00 p.m.

Cafe Pacifica, 2414 San Diego Avenue, Old Town, 619-291-6666. À la carte holiday menu includes turkey entrée at $19, 3:00--9:00 p.m.

Grant Grill, U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, downtown, 619-239-6806. Traditional holiday brunch buffet in historic Victorian-era hotel, call for details.

Hob Nob Hill, 2271 First Avenue, Uptown, 619-239-8176. À la carte holiday menu, with full turkey dinner, many other entrée choices, about $17, kids $7.75, open 7:00 a.m.--9:00 p.m.

Hornblower Cruises. Tickets/boarding at 1066 North Harbor Drive, downtown, 619-686-8715; online reservations at www.hornblower.com. Thanksgiving champagne buffet afloat, check website for prices and times.

Imperial House, 505 Kalmia Street (at Sixth Avenue), Uptown, 619-234-3525. Sit-down dinner by Balboa Park, many entrée choices, $25, $17 kids, 1:00--7:00 p.m.

Lael's Restaurant, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, downtown, 619-358-6735. Buffet $43, kids $22, 11:30 a.m.--6:30 p.m.

Laurel Restaurant, 505 Laurel Street (at Fifth Avenue), Uptown, 619-239-2222. Call for details.

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