Thanksgiving Alternatives in Oakland

Will you be here in the East Bay for Thanksgiving, but don't want to deal with all the cooking and clean-up that comes with hosting a traditional Thanksgiving meal? A few local restaurants are highlighting their Thanksgiving menus this year for those of you that are looking for another option on November 27th.


Lake Chalet, 1250 Lakeside Dr. in Oakland:  Many of you will already be familiar with this well-known restaurant on Lake Merritt. In addition to their regular menu, Lake Chalet will be serving a holiday three-course prix fixe meal as well as additional holiday side dishes. They will be open from 11 AM to 10 PM, and the cost of the prix fixe meal is $46 per person. This is a great option if you want to enjoy your meal with amazing views of the lake! Visit for more information.

The Terrace Room (at Lake Merritt Hotel), 1800 Madison St. in Oakland: Another Oakland staple near Lake Merritt will be featuring a full buffet menu with all the usual Thanksgiving classics. The cost is $49 per adult, and $24.50 for children (defined as 12 and under). They will be open from 12 - 5 PM, and you can see additional details at


Lungomare, 1 Broadway, Oakland: This Jack London Square restaurant will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 12 - 8:30 PM. The full menu can be seen at  The cost is $45 per person, and $20 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful start to their holiday season!

Matt Vance, Realtor

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