Want to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but without all the hassle of cooking and cleaning? Thankfully, many restaurants throughout El Dorado County will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving a variety of traditional and non-traditional delicacies.

Pumpkin Pie at Holiday Table - El Dorado County Photo: Element5

Log Cabin Café– Heading to Camino for Thanksgiving? Leave the cooking to the folks at the Log Cabin Café. They’ll be serving a four-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner that includes a glass of champagne. Learn more.

Smith Flat House Restaurant, Placerville, CA
Smith Flat House
– Enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving dinner in a historic location. Smith Flat House will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 3 – 9 pm on November 22, 2018. Call (530) 621-1003 for reservations and information.


Diamond Springs Hotel
–  Partake in a delicious feast at the Diamond Springs Hotel, surrounded by warmth, good spirits, and the joy of this wonderful day. Thanksgiving hours: 11 am – 7 pm.

Lotus Pub (formerly Café Mahjaic) – This new pub and restaurant on the site of the former Café Mahjaic will be open for Thanksgiving from 4 -8 pm. Call them at (530) 642 – 2114 for menu information (no reservations needed).

Holiday table from above. Photo: rawpixel
Sienna Restaurant
– If you’re in El Dorado Hills, the Sienna Restaurant will be serving a mouth-watering Thanksgiving Feast Buffet from 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm. See the menu here.

Beef & Brew – More of a buffet fan than a sit-down dinner person? Beef & Brew will be serving a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from noon – 8 pm that will include oven-roasted turkey, citrus ham, prime rib, sweet & sour shrimp, and more.

Red Hawk Casino – You have plenty of options for Thanksgiving at Red Hawk Casino. Henry’s Steakhouse (open 1-8 pm) will be serving classic roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and creamed green beans. Koto (open 10 am – 11 pm) will feature a roast turkey dinner that includes black currant-pecan stuffing, cranberry sauce, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. If you’re really hungry, head to the Waterfall Buffet (open 10 am – 8 pm) for a mouth-watering array of traditional and non-traditional delicacies including filet mignon, prime rib, whole Maine lobster, Oysters Rockefeller, smoked salmon, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato pie, and a whole lot more.

Learn about more Thanksgiving and Holiday activities in El Dorado County.