Thanksgiving Day Dining at Dockside 1953

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a delicious brunch or dinner on beautiful Mission Bay. During the day, the Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch features an expansive buffet with offerings like made-to-order omelets and waffles as well as holiday favorites such as turkey breasts and thighs with traditional gravy. For dinner, guests can relish a memorable gathering while enjoying a curated three-course prix fixe menu. Choose among mouthwatering entrée options including a traditional turkey dinner, garlic and herb-crusted tenderloin, and pan-seared wild salmon.

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Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch + Cruise

Date: November 23, 2023 
Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Cruise:  Cruises run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Complimentary to brunch attendees ($45 value)

  • Hot Cocoa Station and Dessert Bar
  • Cash Bar with Holiday Drinks Specials
  • Live Entertainment

Purchase Cruise Tickets Only

Thanksgiving Dinner

Date: November 23, 2023 
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

*Reservations required and all guests must have ticket, regardless of age. Outside food or beverage not permitted. Reservations are limited, subject to availability, are not guaranteed until confirmed, and may change based on other factors. Cruise ticket good for November 23, 2023 only, subject to availability, inclement weather, and other factors. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to consume alcohol. Hotel reserves the right to refuse service based on applicable laws. Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch + Cruise may not be combined with any other discount offers, specials, promotions, value added programs or rates. Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch + Cruise package have no cash value, are not redeemable or refundable for cash, no additional value/credit will be given if cruise ticket is unused, and may be canceled, modified, or discontinued at any time.

Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch Menu

Holiday Buffet Favorites at Dockside 1953

$110+ Adult | $55+ Children (5-12) | Complimentary (Under 5)

Bakery Station

Cranberry, Pumpkin, and Blueberry Muffins

Apple Butter Pound Cake

Pumpkin and Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Scones
Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Assorted Croissants, Danishes, Parker House Rolls

Breakfast Station

Fresh Sliced Fruit
Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, Berries

House Granola
Greek and Strawberry Yogurt

Santa Barbara-Smoked Salmon
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Capers, Lemon, Herbed Whipped Cream Cheese, Mini Plain and Everything Bagels

Oysters on the Half Shell and Shrimp Cocktail
Chipotle Cocktail Sauce, Lemons

Breakfast Action Station

Made-to-Order Eggs and Omelets

Made-to-Order Waffles
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Chips, Fresh Berries, Whipped Butter

Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Sausage

Salad Station

California Cheese and Charcuterie Board
Marinated Olives, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Crackers, Crispy Baguettes

Fall Chopped Salad
Romaine, Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Sunflower Seeds, Toasted Sourdough Croutons, Dijon-Chive Vinaigrette

Baby Iceberg Wedge Salad
Arugula, Bacon, Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onions, Blue Cheese Crumbles, House Ranch Dressing

Thanksgiving Favorites

Apple Cider and Citrus-Brined Turkey Breast and Thighs
Traditional Gravy

Spiral Cut Ham
Citrus-Bourbon Glaze

Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole

Baked Mac and Cheese

Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Green Beans
Toasted Almonds, Lemon Zest

Maple-Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Cranberries, Pecans

Herb and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Cranberry Sauce


Fresh Baked Pumpkin Tarts

Apple Pie

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Whipped Cream

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside 1953

$80+ Per Person | Wine Pairing +$20

First Course (choice of one)

Harvest Salad
Baby Kale, Arugula, Roasted Butternut Squash, Toasted Pepitas, Pickled Onion, Pomegranate, Sherry Maple Vinaigrette
Pairing: Rodney Strong Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Heirloom Carrot and Coconut Bisque
Fried Shallots, Cilantro, Chili Oil
Pairing: Talbott “Sleepy Hollow Vineyard” Chardonnay, Santa Lucia

Main Course (choice of one)

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Apple Cider and Citrus-Brined Turkey, Traditional Gravy, Herb and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans with Toasted Almonds, Cranberry Sauce
Pairing: Belle Glos “Clark & Telephone” Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley

Garlic and Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans with Toasted Almonds, Peppercorn Sauce
Pairing: Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pan-Seared Wild Salmon
Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Asparagus, Lemon Beurre Blanc
Pairing: Ernest Cleary Ranch “The Farmer” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Dessert (choice of one)

Pumpkin Tart
Whipped Cream
Pairing: J Vineyard “Cuvee 20” Brut, Russian River Valley

Apple Pie
Whipped Cream
Pairing: J Vineyard “Cuvee 20” Brut, Russian River Valley

A 3% kitchen appreciation fee will be applied to all food and beverage items and shared 100% with our kitchen employees. We believe they should share in the success of the restaurant and strive toward delivering the best guest experience possible. This helps us attract and develop our culinary talent, rewards excellence, encourages creativity, and elevates the expectations for our entire team. We hope you feel its positive impact every time you dine with us.

Please alert your server to any food allergies before ordering. The current sales tax will be added to the price of all food and beverage items served. For parties of 6 or more, a mandatory service charge of 20% (plus current sales tax) will be added to your bill. WARNING: Consuming raw or undercooked meat, eggs, poultry, seafood, or shellfish may increase your risk of contracting a foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. California State Law prohibits the service or provision of alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, to anyone under 21. The hotel reserves the right to discontinue or not serve alcoholic beverages to any customer or guest. WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine, and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 

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