Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Long Beach If You Don't Want to Cook

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Long Beach If You Don't Want to Cook

  • Ginette Skelton
  • 11/11/23

If you're not in the mood to cook but still want to savor a delightful Thanksgiving meal, here are some of the top spots open on Thanksgiving Day in Long Beach.

Parkers’ Lighthouse

​​435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Embrace tradition at Parkers’ Lighthouse with their three-course prix-fixe menu centered around a classic turkey dinner. They offer a variety of starters and delectable desserts such as pumpkin cheesecake and crème brûlée, ensuring a satisfying dining experience.


204 Orange Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Ellie’s operates with a single seating on Thanksgiving, offering a superb prix-fixe menu with options like turkey roulade, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, and delightful desserts. For those on-the-go, pre-order a feast to pick up and enjoy at $55 per person.

Café Sevilla

140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Located in downtown Long Beach, Café Sevilla offers an authentic Spanish ambiance that transforms into a lively nightclub after dark. On Thanksgiving Day, they offer a three-course prix-fixe menu with Spanish-inspired dishes, including specialties like glazed duck and deconstructed pumpkin empanadas, along with their regular menu options.

Thanksgiving Day Premier Brunch Cruise

Rainbow Harbor, Dock 6A, Long Beach, CA

If you're looking for a new twist on Thanksgiving traditions, why not venture out on a brunch cruise? Enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor complemented by the distinctive hospitality of City Cruises. Relax and enjoy the holiday spirit with a stunning brunch buffet, freshly prepared and complete with all the trimmings, and full service bar.


700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

For a Latin-infused dining experience with stuffing beach views, Fuego is the place to be. Chef Victor Juarez crafts a Thanksgiving dinner with a Latin twist, featuring jumbo shrimp, carved lamb, roasted turkey, and an array of tantalizing savory sides. Their bottomless mimosas add an extra touch of delight to the holiday celebration.

555 East American Steakhouse

555 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Known for its flavorful cuisine, 555 East American Steakhouse provides a prix-fixe menu on Thanksgiving, including traditional turkey and all its fixings. The rich sage gravy and classic sides like cornbread stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes make it a top choice for those seeking a more traditional Thanksgiving experience.

Wood and Salt

4262 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

Famed for its diverse menu, Wood and Salt serves up a traditional feast on Thanksgiving, incorporating classic fall flavors. From pasta dishes to grilled fish and options for vegetarians, this spot caters to a variety of palates, making it an inclusive destination for the holiday.


This Thanksgiving, Long Beach has something unique and special for all diners, from those seeking traditional turkey dinners to those exploring diverse and plant-based options. With a wide array of restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus, celebrating the holiday without cooking has never been more enjoyable or delicious! Whether you're craving a classic meal or looking to explore new flavors, Long Beach has something to satisfy every palate.


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