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Dining Out for Thanksgiving
MONTEREY/CARMEL

THANKSGIVING

If laboring in the kitchen all day doesn't sound like your idea of a holiday, leave it to the professionals to prepare your Thanksgiving meal. For an all-American feast of turkey and all the trimmings, visit these restaurants in Monterey/Carmel. And best of all? No dishes to wash.

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Aubergine New American
16/20
Dining Room at Aubergine, Carmel, CA L'Auberge Carmel
Monte Verde St. at 7th Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923
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A gem of a setting and a treasure-trove of creative food and wine. More...

Fandango Mediterranean
14/20
223 17th St.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Classic Mediterranean comfort food and a generosity of spirit permeate this cozy Pacific Grove landmark. More...

Grasing's California
13/20
Dining Room at Grasing Sixth Ave. & Mission St.
Carmel, CA 93921
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Coastal cuisine on cruise control. More...

John Pisto's Whaling Station Prime Steaks & Seafood Steakhouse
14/20
763 Wave St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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Classic steakhouse cooking in a seafood town --- John Pisto proves going against the grain yields tender and tasty results. More...

Marinus California
16/20
Dining Room at Marinus, Carmel Valley, CA Bernardus Lodge
415 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Inspired and sophisticated food made from local and garden-fresh ingredients in a beautiful country setting --- a bit of Provence in Carmel Valley. More...

Pacific's Edge Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Pacific Hyatt Carmel Highlands
120 Highlands Dr.
Carmel, CA 93923
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When chef Matt Bolton's food competes with a spectacular ocean view, diners win. More...

Restaurant 1833 California
15/20
Dining Room at Restaurant 1833, Monterey, CA 500 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Romantic, historic atmosphere, friendly service and distinguished food in the heart of Old Monterey. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Roy The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. More...

The Sardine Factory Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA 701 Wave St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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Remember when people dressed up for fine dining? They still do --- and there's an affordable and casual bar scene here, too. More...

TusCA Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at TusCA  Ristorante, Monterey, CA Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940

A creative and seasonal menu that really delivers on flavor and variety. More...

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