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Thanksgiving Day Dining Options

From cozy beachside dining to lavish buffet spreads, there are plenty of choices for dining out on Thanksgiving. Here are just a few.

One of the best parts about dining out on Thanksgiving is that there aren't any dishes to wash. Here are a few restaurants offering a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 24.

THE VIEW RESTAURANT AT MANHATTAN BEACH MARRIOTT

The View is the place to go if not everyone in your group wants a traditional Thanksgiving meal. That's because in addition to a carving station with turkey and Black Forest ham, and pumpkin soup, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, you'll also have a chance to dine on grilled-to-order lamb chops, pasta and seafood including halibut, crab claws and jumbo shrimp via two separate stations. A dessert table will top off your meal nicely.

Two seatings: 12 and 2 p.m. Reservations taken at (310) 939-1482.

Complimentary valet parking. Adult/$49, kids 11 and under/$24, kids under 5 eat for free.

SCOTTY'S ON THE STRAND

This longtime Hermosa Beach gem offers views of The Strand and ocean from its Strandside perch. On Thanksgiving, Scotty's offers roast turkey with stuffing or baked ham that is served with dinner rolls, soup or salad, peas and carrots, candied yams or mashed potatoes, apple or cranberry sauce, and a choice of pumpkin pie, apple pie or pecan pie for a mere $14.95 plus tax per person. After you've eaten all of that Thanksgiving meal, take a walk on the beach, The Strand and Pier Avenue. The sights and sounds of the sea and a little exercise will add to your day.

Reservations taken at (310) 318-7152. 

BALEEN LOS ANGELES

Thanksgiving diners at Baleen Los Angeles will find an elegant setting right on the water. Perched aside a marina full of boats in Redondo Beach, Baleen offers a nice respite from the day-to-day world. It's situated with The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, but removed enough to feel private. Again, diners who want options beyond turkey will find them here, as slow-roasted prime rib, roasted salmon, jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters and all sorts of delectables are available.

Baleen is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Reservations taken at (877) 225-3365.

Parking is complimentary for restaurant guests. Adult/$59, kids 4-12/$19, kids 3 and under/complimentary.

TERRANEA RESORT

The Rancho Palos Verdes resort where Marineland stood years ago is offering four choices for Thanksgiving dining. The resort's Catalina Ballroom will serve a buffet, mar'sel will feature a four-course menu, Catalina Kitchen will offer more casual dining, and sea beans will have to-go options.

Catalina Ballroom(seatings at 12, 12:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m.): Adult/$75 inclusive, kids/$35 inclusive. Featured: Tangerine maple roasted free range turkey, roasted honey baked ham, and rosemary-salt-crusted prime rib.

mar'sel (open 5:30-10 p.m.): Items priced individually. Main course is roasted organic California heritage turkey at $36, sides $7 each, starters $13-$18, pumpkin or pecan pie, $12 per slice.

Catalina Kitchen Family Style Thanksgiving (open 1-9 p.m.): Main course is tangerine maple brined roasted free range turkey served family style on platters. Meal includes breads, soup or salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams gratin, braised brussels sprouts, roasted parsnips, kohl rabi, carrots, baked acorn squash and a large dessert selection. Adults/$65 plus tax and gratuity, kids/$25.

For reservations and more information, call (310) 265-2836.

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