Back in the Neolithic Era, the year my in-laws were coming for Thanksgiving dinner, I was so nervous that when the doorbell rang, I dropped a raw egg on the kitchen floor. Today we have alternatives to all that toil and terror. In a world of two-income couples, single parents, smaller families, and migrations far from our hometowns, fewer people have the time or motivation to cook a traditional multicourse extravaganza. Little wonder that, more and more, we celebrate Thanksgiving with “dinner out” at restaurants (if anybody drops an egg, it won’t be in your kitchen!) or with restaurant takeout served at home.
The list below begins with takeout options for tackling the turkey. (“When we started doing our takeout feasts,” said Elon Akin of D.Z. Akin’s, “people were so fervently grateful we decided to do it every year.”) Next comes a longer list centering on restaurants known for good food, and/or places that sound like special fun. If you’re looking for dark meat as well as breast, most buffets carve whole birds. Wherever possible, we’ve included this detail for sit-down dinners as well.
Nearly every restaurant open for T-Day is also likely to serve meals on Christmas Eve or Day, New Year’s, Easter, Mom’s Day, Dad’s Day, Arbor Day, Songkran, Divali, Eid al-Fitr, and Yom Kippur. (When the fasts are finished, folks feel famished!) So clip and save this article if you’re looking ahead to eat out on future holidays.
Reserve your T-Day choice today if not yesterday. Some restaurants may be fully booked already. Many require a credit card number, which may be charged if you’re a no-show.
The restaurants listed below are arranged by geographical area, so you need not drive vast distances while drowsy. At the very end, you’ll find groups of restaurants that I can’t vouch for personally; these appeal to specific needs and tastes. Most large hotels, resorts, and gambling casinos also offer Thanksgiving dinners, and many casual-dining chains serve holiday dinners of their customary quality.
Prices quoted below do not include tip, tax, or beverages. “Kiddie prices” generally apply to ages 5–12 (sometimes 3–11). Rug rats usually eat free.
Authentic Flavors/St. Tropez Bistro, 7004 Carroll Road, Miramar, 858-404-0606. Free-range turkey dinner, $200 to serve 8–10, $300 for 12–15. Turkey only, $75–$125. Trimmings only, no turkey, $200 to serve up to 15. Preorder up to November 21, pick up in Miramar, or get delivery for $50 more.
Barnes BBQ, 7820 Broadway (at Lemon Grove Avenue), Lemon Grove, 619-462-9206. BYO Bird: Tote a fully thawed raw turkey to the BBQ, and they’ll smoke-cook it for you for $1.25 per pound. (They do this for Christmas, too.) Call by November 22 to reserve your smoking time. You can pick it up on Wednesday, along with yummy Southern sides of cornbread, pies, veggies, etc.
D.Z. Akin’s, 6930 Alvarado Road, off 70th Street/Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, 619-265-0218. Turkey, trimmings, sides, rolls, pastries, all made from scratch. Pick up any day through Wednesday, and even through the following week. Full feast for ten for $99 ($5 extra for pecan pie, versus pumpkin); everything also available à la carte. Call one day ahead to order.
El Bizcocho, “Turkey a Go-Go” (see info for Rancho Bernardo Inn). Three-course dinner of appetizer, turkey, trimmings, and dessert, $130 to serve 4–6. Order by November 23, pick up on the 25th.
Mardi Gras Café and Marketplace, 3185 Midway Drive, Loma Portal, 619-223-5501. Cajun-style marinated deep-fried turkey, $5 per pound ($4 per pound if you BYO thawed bird), pick up on Wednesday or early Thursday. Order up to two days before. They can also furnish tasty Louisiana-style side dishes.
Pamplemousse (see North Coast listings). Gourmet takeout dinners available to pick up on T-Day at $50 per person for a full meal, minimum six orders ($300), including whole free-range roast turkey. Call by November 22, pick up on T-Day.
Savory (see North Coast). Take-home dinner with 16- to 18-pound turkey serving 15–18 people for $190, including a rosemary roast turkey with all the trimmings (artichoke and andouille stuffing!) and dessert. Whole turkey and gravy alone is $65; all trimmings (including gravy), side dishes, and desserts available à la carte. Full dinner for one, $18 (or entrée only, $14). Order by Sunday night, pick up on T-Day.
Whole Foods Market, locations in Hillcrest (619-294-2800) and La Jolla (858-642-6700). Offers Thanksgiving meals of Diestel natural roast turkey, stuffing, mash, gravy, and cranberry sauce (other sides extra, available in store) for six or more, from $100–$120, or trimmings only cost $40 to serve six. (Free tasting in Hillcrest, November 13, noon–3:00 p.m.) Whole meals for one person (turkey or vegan) also available in stores, along with partially cooked roasted and smoked turkeys. Raw turkeys $2.69–$6.99 (for heritage turkeys) per pound. Order by phone or online at wholefoodsmarket.com/shop starting November 1. Pick up on Wednesday, November 24, or until 4:00 p.m. on T-Day.
Arterra, San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley, 858-369-6032 (under new management). Three-course prix-fixe dinner featuring chicken breast or rib-eye steak (no turkey), $60, kids’ menu $10, plus regular à la carte menu, 1:00–8:00 p.m.
Dining Room at the Inn, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-1131. Huge brunch buffet in beautiful setting, $60, kids $24, under 5 free, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Carmel Valley, 858-314-2000. Addison: four courses, $98, seven courses $145, $220 with matched wines, no kiddie price, 3:00–8:00 p.m. Amaya: three-course meal noon–8:00 p.m., $65, $90 with matched wines, $25 kids.
Kitchen 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858-793-6460. Chef Paul McCabe’s three-course prix-fixe dinner, several selections including dark and light meat turkey, $54; $32 kids, noon–8:00 p.m.
Mille Fleurs, 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-3085. Chef Martin Woesle’s à la carte dinner includes a turkey entrée. 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Pacifica Del Mar, Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar (at 15th Street), Del Mar, 858-792-0476. Chef Chris Idso’s three-course dinner, with numerous choices, $38 for organic free-range turkey menu, $49 with other choices, 1:00–9:00 p.m.
Pamplemousse Grille, 514 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, 858-792-9090. Chef Jeffrey Strauss’s three-course dinner with choice of entrées (free-range turkey includes light and dark meat), $55, kids’ price variable, 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Park Hyatt Aviara, 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, 760-603-6800 for all restaurants. Brunch buffets at Argyle Cafe (on golf course), 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and California Bistro 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., $85, kids $42.50. Argyle dinner (including turkey breast and stuffed leg roulade), 5:00–9:00 p.m., $38, plus $9 dessert. (À la carte menu also available.) Vivace Restaurant, deluxe four-course menu, $75, kids $38, 5:00–800 p.m.
Rancho Valencia, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858-759-6216. Four-course meal in beautiful setting, with several entrée choices including turkey, $68, kids half price, 11:00 a.m–9:00 p.m.
Red Tracton’s, 550 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, 858-755-6600. Reserve early — fills up! Traditional Thanksgiving dinner $31 per person (including dark meat), whole turkey carved at table for $36 per person ($27 kids) for tables of four or more (reserve five days ahead), seatings 2:00–7:00 p.m.
Savory, 267 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, 760-634-5556. Chef Pascal Vignau’s three-course meal with choice of entrées, $39.50–$46, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., including dark and light meat rosemary-roasted turkey and trimmings (e.g., artichoke-andouille stuffing), or beef tenderloin; à la carte regular menu with holiday specials available 5:00–8:00 p.m.
333 Pacific, 333 North Pacific, Oceanside, 760-433-3333. Three-course prix-fixe, $50, kids $14, stuffed turkey breast and five other choices. Seaside view, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Bernard’O, 12457 Rancho Bernardo Road, Rancho Bernardo, 858-487-7171. Tasteful live music, lovely room, à la carte menu ($20–$28 entrées), 12:30–7:30 p.m., three-course prix-fixe menu $29.50.
Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive (at Rancho Bernardo Road), 858-675-8500. Aragon Ballroom buffet brunch, $55, kids $25 (including free pony rides and petting zoo!) to age 14, a famously lavish spread, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Veranda Bar and Grille, 858-675-8555, three-course meal, dark turkey by request, $46, kids $25, 11:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. El Bizcocho, four courses, $75 adult, $110 with matching wines, kids $25, 2:00–8:00 p.m.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Nairobi Pavilion, 760-738-5055 (call 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.). Buffet dinner $40, kids $15 (ages 3–11), seatings at noon and 3:00 p.m. Reservations required. Free entry for members; non-members pay regular park admission.
La Jolla and Golden Triangle
Adobe Restaurant at Estancia La Jolla, 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-550-1000. Brunch buffet, $22.95, and à la carte, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., with optional free-range turkey entrée. Prix-fixe three-course dinner, $52, kids $25.50, 5:00–10:00 p.m.
A.R. Valentien, Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-777-6635. Chef Jeff Jackson’s three-course holiday dinner with options for every course (including dark meat), beautiful setting, $75, kids $30, noon–9:00 p.m. Golfer’s Grill, three-course meal $45, 4:00–10:00 p.m., also lunch à la carte.
George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-454-4244. À la carte menu of chef Trey Foshee’s seasonal specials in the dining room, entrées $28–$48 (including free-range roasted breast and braised leg), 1:00–9:00 p.m.; casual, moderately priced menu (including gobbler) in George’s Bar, 4:30–7:00 p.m.
La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect Street (at Herschel), La Jolla, 858-454-0771. Mediterranean Room buffet, seatings 1:00–6:00 p.m., $75 adults, kids $38. Sky Room, four courses (many choices) $95, no kiddie price, 3:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, 858-459-7222. Chef Bernard Guillas’s à la carte holiday menu with a closeup ocean view and adventurous cuisine; turkey breast entrée $31, noon–7:00 p.m.
Nine-Ten, Grande Colonial Hotel, 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-964-5400. Chef Jason Knibb’s three-course Thanksgiving menu with a choice of entrées including turkey leg, $55, kids $18, 3:00–8:00 p.m.
The Shores, 8110 Camino del Oro (at Avenida de la Playa), 858-456-0600. Newly upgraded food and wine (overlooking beach), with buffet $41, $20.50 kids 6–12, or $2 per year under age 6; optional kids’ station buffet, 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Torreyana Grille, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858-450-4571. Lavish holiday buffet, $67, including glass of champagne, kids $19, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Beaches and Bays
Atoll at Catamaran Resort, 3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach, 858-488-1081. Brunch buffet, live music, $43 adults, kids $21, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. with free sternwheeler cruises until 5:45 p.m. Café offers à la carte dinner with seasonal dishes, 5:30–10:00 p.m.
Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Beach, 858-539-7635. Champagne brunch buffet and live music in Ballroom, $40, kids $20, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., with free sternwheeler cruises. Café Bahia offers à la carte dinner with seasonal dishes, 5:30–10:00 p.m.
Baleen, Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay, 858-490-6363. Buffet in charming indoor-outdoor resort bedecked with monkey-theme decor, bayside firepit (s’mores, anyone?), $50 (including glass of wine), kids $23, noon–7:00 p.m.
Bo-Beau, 4996 West Point Loma, Ocean Beach, 619-224-2884. The Cohn Restaurant Group’s remake of Thee Bungalow offers roast turkey breast or braised leg in a three-course meal for $40, $13 kids. Call for hours.
Humphrey’s by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island, 619-224-3577. Champagne brunch with a marina view and live jazz, $50, kids $17, hours TBA.
Island Prime and C-Level, 800 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island, 619-298-6802. Chef Deborah Scott’s three-course menu in scenic seaside setting, six choices (including turkey breast), $50, kids $13, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Jordan (JRDN), 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach, 858-270-5736. À la carte brunch 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; indoor-outdoor ocean-side dinner, three courses, $45, kids $20–$24, 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Red Marlin, Hyatt Hotel, 1441 Quivira Road, Mission Beach, 619-221-4810. Buffet $45, kids $22, $3 for age 4 and under, in scenic indoor-outdoor waterside venue, 4:00–9:00 p.m. Ask for parking directions when reserving, or face long walk from front entrance.
Mission Valley and the Mesas
94th Aero Squadron, 8885 Balboa Avenue, Kearny Mesa, 858-560-6771. Traditional buffet including one glass of champagne in a fab faux-farmhouse with airport view, $29, kids $14, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Metropolitan San Diego
Bertrand at Mister A’s, 2550 Fifth Avenue, uptown, 619-239-1377. Spectacular view, and a three-course dinner with many choices including roast Diestel natural turkey, $55, kids’ menu $20–$25, 1:30– 8:00 p.m.
Cosmopolitan, 2600 Calhoun (at Juan Street), Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 619-297-1874. Three-course feast in restored stately hotel with huge patio, fire-pits, $49, kiddie menu $5, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
El Fandango, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 2734 Calhoun Street, 619-298-2860. Whole turkey and trimmings, $25 per person for four or more, kids TBA, you take home the leftovers; singles and smaller groups get entrée plates for $25 each, noon–7:00 p.m.
Grant Grill, 326 Broadway, downtown, 619-744-2077. Lavish holiday buffet in Palm Court, beautiful room with live jazz, $65, $57 seniors, $22 kids, seatings noon–3:00 p.m. Grant Grill offers a gala tasting menu including chestnut-sausage stuffed turkey leg, three courses for $40, four for $60, all five for $80; verify hours when reserving.
Imperial House, 505 Kalmia Street (at Sixth Avenue), uptown, 619-234-3525. Four-course dinner by Balboa Park, many entrée choices including light and dark turkey, $30, kids $20, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Inn at the Park, 525 Spruce Street (Fifth Avenue), Hillcrest, 619-291-0999. A jolly atmosphere with singalong show tunes from the piano bar; three-course T-day spread includes four entrée choices, light or dark turkey or vegetarian, $30, kids TBA, with seatings at 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.
Bice Ristorante, 425 Island Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter, 619-239-2423. Five-course family-style dinner, partly Italian, partly American, with communal pasta course and several entrée choices including “innovative” turkey stuffed with pancetta, chestnuts, berries. Adults $50, kids up to 15 free with purchase of one adult prix fixe, noon–8:00 p.m.
Lael’s Restaurant, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, downtown, 619-358-6735. Huge buffet includes sushi by well-known “chef Kaz,” free-range turkey, volcanic salt-crusted roast beef, $65, seniors $30, kids $10, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Maryjane’s Coffee House, Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Avenue (L Street), Gaslamp Quarter, 619-764-6950. Fifties soda-shop atmosphere, no reservations taken, three courses for $28, kids TBA, 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
McCormick and Schmick’s, Omni Hotel, 675 L Street (at Sixth Avenue), downtown, 619-645-6545. Three-course prix fixe $23, kids $16, or à la carte (turkey entrée, $18), 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
The Prado, House of Hospitality, Balboa Park, 619-557-9441. Three courses in beautiful park setting and garden patio, with a glass of champagne, four entrée choices including turkey breast plus leg roulade, $50, $13 kids, including beverage, 3:00–8:00 p.m.
Quarter Kitchen, Andaz Hotel, 600 F Street at Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter, 619-814-1000. Ambitious new chef Michael Liotta serves brunch until noon, then begins a five-course dinner with galantine of light and dark turkey as the entrée, $55. Call for hours and kids’ price.
Rei Do Gado, 939 4th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter, 619-702-8464. Brazilian skewer-grilled meats including turkey breast, plus side dishes. Lunch $28.50, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., dinner $48, 4:00–about 10:00 p.m, kids half-price at both meals.
Sally’s, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, downtown, 610-358-6740. Prix-fixe four-course dinner, $40, three courses, $35, kids $15; regular menu also available, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, 619-557-3964 (call 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.). Sit-down dinner at Albert’s, $38, $14 kids, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Buffet at Treetops, $43, $16 kids, noon–4:00 p.m. Zoo admission for nonmembers is extra. Reservations required.
Suite and Tender, Hotel Se, 1047 Fifth Avenue (Broadway), downtown, 619-515-3003. Heartily sorry for their original outlandish “Vegas” vibe, their penance (community service) is to offer three courses including herbed turkey breast and shredded leg confit for only $20, 5:00–10:00 p.m. (kids TBA). Spiffy surroundings, plus seasonal specials through the weekend.
Terra, 1270 Cleveland Avenue, Hillcrest, 619-293-7088. Three-course holiday dinner with five main-course choices including dark and light turkey and vegetarian entrée, $35, kids $12.50, noon–7:00 p.m.
Vela, San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel, One Park Boulevard at Harbor Drive, 619-564-3333. Indoor-outdoor venue with bayfront view; three-course prix fixe includes organic roast turkey (regular menu also available), $45 per person, $60 complete with wine pairing, children six and under $15, noon–7:00 p.m.
Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, downtown, 619-557-3655. Le Fontainebleau and Versailles Ballroom, champagne buffet, $65, kids $32.50, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (last seating 5:00 p.m.). Westgate Room, four-course prix fixe, $59, kids $25 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Coronado and South Bay
Coronado Boathouse 1887, 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, 619-435-0155. Prix-fixe dinner with traditional turkey entrée (light and dark), $35, kids $15, in casual bayfront setting, 2:00–8:00 p.m.
Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-522-8490 and 435-6611. Holiday buffets in both the Ballroom, noon–4:00 p.m. and the gorgeous Crown Room, noon–6:00 p.m., $85, kids $37.50. Ice-skating rink open.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Silver Strand, Coronado, 619-424-400 x6300. Mistral features chef Patrick Ponsaty’s three-course prix-fixe feast for $39 (plus regular fall menu), 5:00–9:00 p.m. Market Cafe offers a buffet from 1:00–5:00 p.m., $55, kids $25.
Peohe’s, Ferry Landing Marketplace, 1201 First Street, Coronado, 619-437-4474. Waterfront view, tropical decor, turkey dinner with all the trimmings (dark and light meat), $28, kids $10, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
East County and Far East
Note: Most casinos are in this area and serve lavish T-day dinners in their various venues. Barona (888-722-7662) and Viejas (619-445-5400) are especially known for good food at generally reasonable prices. Phone for details, hours, and policies regarding children.
Rongbranch Restaurant, 2722 Washington Street, Julian, 760-765-2265. Roast turkey dinner (light and dark), $20, kids $10, à la carte also available, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Pescetarians: Most restaurants offering prix-fixe dinners include a fish entrée among the choices, and of course most buffets have lavish seafood bars. Lacto-vegetarians: Inn at the Park and Terra specifically offer vegetarian dinners. Top farm-to-fork restaurants (e.g., 1500 Ocean, A.R. Valentien, George’s Modern, Kitchen 1540, Mille Fleurs, Mistral) may be able to accommodate you with something splendidly meatless; call to inquire (and/or reserve) ASAP. Buffets typically offer numerous meatless choices, but strict vegans need be cautious as ’tis the season for heaps of butter and cream among the greens. Whole Foods has a vegan feast (for one) to go.
These restaurants offer whole turkeys for families or special features for kids and/or easy access to outdoor run-around spaces for restless youngsters: Red Tracton’s (Del Mar) — whole turkey; San Diego Zoo Safari Park (née Wild Animal Park) — it’s a jungle out there!; Rancho Bernardo Inn Aragon Ballroom (Rancho Bernardo) — free pony rides, petting zoo; the Shores (La Jolla) — easy beach access, optional kiddie buffet; JRDN (Pacific Beach) — outdoor seating at edge of beach; Baleen (Paradise Point) — monkey decor, crayons, outdoor firepit seating; Atoll at Catamaran Resort and Bahia Resort (Mission Bay) — free sternwheeler cruises; San Diego Zoo — this place is a zoo!; Cosmopolitan (Old Town) — huge outdoor patio with fireplace; El Fandango (Old Town) — whole turkey; Mary Jane’s (downtown) — no reservation needed, soda-shop decor; Hotel Del Coronado — seasonal ice-skating rink behind hotel; Peohe’s (Coronado) — indoor waterfall, fun decor, outdoor seating overlooking the bay.
Cheap and Friendly (meals under $25)
The following restaurants are also traditionally open for T-Day. Call to verify and reserve. You can find most at SanDiegoReader.com under “Restaurants.” If not, check the phone book or Google.com. They’re listed in geographical order: Mimi’s Café (numerous locations, also has “to go” meals); Tip-Top Meats (Carlsbad); Encinitas Cafe (Encinitas); Centre City Cafe (Escondido); Nick’s at the Beach (Pacific Beach, open late, football on TV); Nick’s at the Pier (Ocean Beach, football there, too); Bali Hai (Shelter Island); Red Sails Inn (Shelter Island); the Boathouse (Harbor Island): Tickled Trout, Ramada Plaza (Mission Valley); Valley Kitchen, Mission Valley Resort, (Mission Valley); Crest Cafe (Hillcrest); Hob Nob Hill (uptown); Johnny R’s (North Park).
Convivial Community Favorites
The Quail Inn, two dining venues (San Marcos); Bellefleur (Carlsbad); Karl Strauss Brewery (Carlsbad); Chart House (Cardiff); World Famous (Pacific Beach); Butcher Shop Steakhouse (Kearny Mesa); Kaiserhof (Ocean Beach); Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (Harbor Island); Antique Row Cafe (Normal Heights); Cafe la Maze (National City); Thornton’s Irish Pub (El Cajon); Alpine Bread Basket (Alpine).
Views with Your Chews
Quail Inn (San Marcos); Ocean House (Carlsbad); La Costa Resort (La Costa); Poseidon (Del Mar); World Famous (Pacific Beach boardwalk); Blue Pearl Restaurant, the Dana Hotel (Mission Beach); Nick’s at the Pier (Ocean Beach); Bali Hai (Shelter Island); Harbor’s Edge, Sheraton Hotel (Shelter Island); Tom Ham’s Lighthouse (Harbor Island); the Boathouse (Harbor Island); Buster’s Beach House (Seaport Village); Hornblower Cruises (book at hornblower.com). ■