Don’t feel like cooking this year? That’s okay! We have a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica to go to on Thanksgiving — and one that’s a great treat for Mom if she doesn’t feel like cooking the day before Thanksgiving too! 


Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe

Looking for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner but don’t feel like cooking? Then Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe is the place to go! They are offering a full-scale Thanksgiving menu to pick up the week leading into the holiday. For entrées, sides and starters, Huckleberry is serving Creekstone Farm braised brisket, sweet potato mash, Chimichurri roasted carrots with breads, rolls and biscuits to name a few. Huckleberry is also serving an assortment of sweets, such as pumpkin pie, double crust apple pie, gluten-free vegan apple berry crumble pie, chocolate pecan pie, turkey-shaped ginger cookies and more. All Thanksgiving catering orders must be placed by 5:00pm Thursday, November 21st and picked up on Thursday, November 28th 9am-12pm. You can also order pieces À la carte so grandma will never know you didn’t make that turkey stuffing! 


1 Pico

Don’t feel like eating at home this year? Then head down to the beach and enjoy dinner with a view at 1 Pico. The prix-fixe menu is $110 and features your choice of Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts. The menu includes, but is not limited to, roasted delicata squash, organic heritage turkey, braised short ribs, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate pecan cake. For a full list of the Thanksgiving offerings, click here! 


Stella Barra Pizzeria

Okay, let’s face it, no one *really* wants pizza on Thanksgiving, and Stella Barra knows that. They also know that no one really wants to cook the day before the largest cooking holiday of the year! That’s why Stella Barra has a happy hour on Wednesday, November 27th that will make your wallet, and your stomach, very happy! From 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM get their famous Thin Sin Pizzas, Sicilian Focaccia Pizza (by the slice!) and Garlic Truffle Fries for discounted prices, $3-4 beers, $5 wines by the glass, and $6 drink specials. Order $20 Bottles of Awesome Wine and the new Really Big Cocktail which serves 2-4 friends for $30. Please note, Stella Barra will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 — which is fine because we have plenty of other places on this list to go to on Thanksgiving Day!