Top Restaurants to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Give thanks this holiday season in Lincoln City, where our seven miles of beach are enough to spread a little joy around.

We know that the holidays are stressful and, at times, hectic. So, take a vacation from the cooking, cleaning and hosting and head out to the coast for Thanksgiving. These restaurants in and around town are hosting a turkey day dinner that’ll get you gobbling.

Mist at Surftides Resort

This oceanfront resort has all you need for a relaxing, Thanksgiving weekend. From the indoor pool to their on-property restaurant, Mist, you won’t need to turkey trot too far for a quiet evening dinner. Stay at the resort for the weekend and get a discount off their Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Plus, have a holiday drink on them during dinner service, held from Noon to 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner buffet includes your choice of turkey or ham along with all the fixings. To learn more, visit Surftides website.

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Turkey day is truly better at the beach. Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner one of two ways at the Casino. For a relaxed and casual affair, try the traditional Thanksgiving Harvest at the Siletz Bay Buffet. Starting at 11 am, pick from over 15 different entrée selections, including tribal-caught salmon and Virginia ham with all of the trimmings. You’ll have plenty of reasons to get a second or third helping of fall flavors.

For a more upscale affair, the Rogue River Steakhouse offers a 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner that includes gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a house-smoked turkey served with your choice of soup or salad and a pumpkin pie dessert. Learn more about Thanksgiving at Chinook Winds Casino Resort by visiting

Marci’s Bar & Bistro

Sidle on up to Marci’s, where they are hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner. That’s right, free turkey dinner for all patrons, with a suggested donation at the door. A nice bar for nice folks, Marci’s Bar & Bistro is the place to be for good times with good people. Elevated bar food, with ingredients hand-picked by Marci, this watering hole is anything but a dive. Give thanks and meet new friends at Marci’s this Thanksgiving. For info visit Marci’s Bar & Bistro Facebook page.


Celebrations at Maxwell’s are not just the karaoke type. Celebrate and give thanks during their annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes a traditional turkey dinner with mash potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Fill up on turkey and then take center stage during karaoke night. Sing a holiday tune or three from their library of over 45,000 songs. Eat, drink and be merry at this locals’ favorite. To learn more about their Thanksgiving dinner, give them a call at 541-994-8100.

Side Door Café

During the holidays, most restaurants on the Oregon Coast go into a cruise control mode…slogging through the winter doldrums waiting patiently for the spring bump in patrons. Not at the Side Door Café. Every Thanksgiving weekend, this eatery in Gleneden Beach host their famous Thanksgiving Dinner. Held from noon to 6 pm, fortunate patrons who are able to secure a reservation are treated to a four-course meal that would make a Pilgrim blush. Trying to decide between the main entrée of Rosemary Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Braised Lamb Shank or Herb Crusted Salmon is enough to stir up a bit of family drama at the dinner table. Bookended by Butternut Squash Bisque and homemade Pumpkin Pie with Maple Ginger Whip Cream, the fall season never tasted so eloquent. Learn more by visiting

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