Restaurants & Bars San Francisco Bay Area Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving suggestions

OliverB | | Sep 26, 2013 08:43 PM

I was originally planning for a long weekend in Yosemite but our favorite rooms and cabins at the Ahwahnee are sold out and with all the recent travel we've been doing, we're looking to something more low-key/low-budget. I'd also considered The Pelican Inn in Marin by Muir Beach but same deal with the rooms and I also don't particularly feel that it's destination worthy dining without the added overnight stay; it's not as much fun. What I'm ideally looking for would be something like Harley Farms seasonal barn dinners, however they only have one scheduled at the beginning of the month and everything on the calendar has been long sold out. Next best would be something like Bella Vista in Redwood City (RIP!) - mid century timewarp dining in the mountains. I'd be willing to drive several hours for a worthy comparable. Preferably in a rustic/scenic setting. Manka's Inverness Lodge would have been another contender (Again RIP!) - Does anything else like this exist in Northern California? I would really like to do something fun over Thanksgiving; either making an overnight stay out of a food worthy destination dining experience or just a short roadtrip from SF and back. Does anyone have any suggestions at all? I'm not looking for Michelin restaurants in wine country or anything like that. Some place with ambiance to spare (and a bit of history is always appreciated!) with good food a second though still important factor. Does such a place exist?


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