8 Local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this weekend

8 Local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this weekend


The trees beginning to show their orange and yellow colours and the presence of a distinct nip in the air are signs that fall is here—and that Thanksgiving is fast approaching. The holiday to recognize what we are thankful for is often accompanied by friends and family, and good food. But if you don’t feel like cooking this year, there are other ways to get your turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie fix. Here are some Victoria restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner either for dine-in or for you to heat up at home:

Q at the Fairmont Empress 

Elevate your family’s celebrations by enjoying a multicourse Pacific Northwest-inspired Thanksgiving menu at Q at the Empress. This elegant dinner is available Oct. 9-11 and is $85/person plus taxes and gratuities.

The multi-course menu features starters of farro flax bread and butternut squash apple bisque. Choose from roasted free-run turkey, salmon, and spinach coulibiac, or artichoke and spinach coulibiac for mains. The evening finishes with a maple pecan tart for dessert.

To book your reservation, call 250-389-2727 or email emp.diningres@fairmont.com.


The Courtney Room 

Come together with your family and friends to enjoy a traditional family-style meal at the Courtney Room this Thanksgiving. The menu has a choice between roast turkey, natural beef striploin, or roast lamb. Sides and your choice of dessert also accompany the dinner.

The Courtney Room’s Thanksgiving dinner is $90/person and is available on Oct. 10 and 11 for groups of two to six.

Book your reservation here.


10 Acres 

10 Acres is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at all three of their locations. The Thanksgiving dinner is available starting at 5pm on Oct. 10 and 11 for $49.50/person.

The menu features:

  • Winter squash soup or farm beets.
  • 10 Acres Farm turkey.
  • Cheesecake or bread pudding.

Reserve your table here.


Jones Bar-B-Que 

Jones Bar-B-Que has put together a wonderful take-home Thanksgiving dinner perfect for a couple or a family of four.

The menu includes:

  • Smoked turkey breast
  • Sweet potato-yam scalloped potatoes
  • Cornbread stuffing with sausage
  • Cheddar broccoli casserole
  • Roasted tri-colour carrots
  • Turkey gravy
  • House cranberry sauce
  • Dinner rolls
  • Apple crumble with Chantilly cream

Vegetarian substitution: pumpkin gnocchi.

JoJones Bar-B-Que’s Thanksgiving meal is $90/for two or $180/for four. Pre-orders are required by Oct. 8. Pick-ups are available on Oct. 10 and 11 from 12pm to 5pm.

To order your Thanksgiving feast, call 778-265-4227.


Refire Kitchen 

Refire Kitchen is keeping Thanksgiving simple this year with their one-pan holiday heater. This one-pan Thanksgiving feast is layered with apple bacon sage stuffing, roast turkey, roast carrots with caramelized onions, and topped with garlic-whipped potatoes. Served alongside Refire’s signature gravy and house-made cranberry sauce, this holiday meal is sure to have you going back for seconds and thirds. Finish with something sweet, enjoy an apple oatmeal cookie crumble with caramel sauce.

Refire’s one-pan holiday heater is $135 and feeds eight to ten people. Order yours now.


Earls Kitchen + Bar

Are you looking for a no-stress or mess solution to Thanksgiving dinner? Earls has put together a ready-to-heat turkey dinner option. This no-stress meal features classic dishes from roasted turkey breast, buttery mashed potatoes, country bread, green beans, carrots, squash, cranberry sauce, and gravy. For dessert, you can’t forget the pumpkin pie. 

Earls ready-to-heat turkey dinner is $29/for one or $105/for four. The pumpkin pie is $10.50/slice or $30/whole pie. 

Preorders are available now until Oct. 8, and pick-ups are available from Oct. 9-11.

Order your Thanksgiving dinner here


Toque Catering 

Toque Catering has curated a Thanksgiving to-go package that will leave your whole family feeling full and thankful.

The three-course Thanksgiving dinner is available with two different main courses to fit any budget. 

The menu includes: 

  • Artisan bread with roast garlic and chive butter 
  • Roasted squash, fig, and feta salad
  • Charred orange and cranberry stuffed lamb rack or roast turkey 
  • Sweet yam stuffing 
  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes 
  • Confit baby carrots 
  • Five-spice roasted pear spice crumble with honey cream 

Vegan option: Stuffed acorn squash with wild rice

The lamb rack option is $73/person for the main course, and the roast turkey option is $49/person.

Orders are required by Oct. 6, and pick-ups are available on Oct. 9 and 10 from 9am to 4pm.

To order your Toque Catering dinner package, email chef@toquecatering.com or call 778-432-2460.


Brentwood Bay Resort 

Spend less time in the kitchen this year with Brentwood Bay Resort’s family-style takeaway Thanksgiving dinner. This farm-to-table dinner has all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes specially prepared so that you can spend your time with your family and friends. 

The menu features: 

  • Carved butter and roasted sage turkey 
  • Harvest salad 
  • Brioche sausage stuffing 
  • Shallot thyme jus 
  • Cranberry orange chutney 
  • Maple roasted carrots 
  • Roasted garlic mashed potatoes 
  • Brussel sprouts 

Additional add-ons: 

  • Honey glazed ham ($7 + tax)
  • Apple crisp cheesecake with bourbon caramel ($35 + tax)
  • Caramel pumpkin pie with vanilla whip ($35 + tax) 
  • Bottle of Charme de L’ielle ($40 + tax)

Brentwood Bay Resort’s Thanksgiving dinner is $210/for eight or $110/for four. 

Orders are required by Oct. 6. Pick-ups are available on Oct. 10 from 9am to 11am at the Brentwood Bay Resort Pub. 
Place your order here


Written by

Tatum Berg

Guest Writer