If the thought of preparing a full-blown Thanksgiving meal in 90 degree heat (without your 20 or so cousins) doesn’t sound exactly cozy, we’ve got some ideas for you! If you live near Pearl Harbor, there is a benefit of being stationed someplace touristy. There are many restaurants on Oahu that remain open during the holidays.
Here’s a handful of Thanksgiving meal options on Oahu:
Hale Ikena Banquet & Conference Center
The Hale Ikena Banquet & Conference Center: Thanksgiving to Go is a great option for a traditional Thanksgiving with no need to warm up your oven. The Hale Ikena is offering a full meal for five to be picked up on Thanksgiving. They will provide the turkey, hawaiian sweet rolls, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce and of course the pumpkin pie for $99.99. All you’ll need to do is dust off your lanai table and your Thanksgiving is done for you!
Schofield Barracks & Wheeler Army Airfield
Another Oahu option is to dine with other military families! If you can’t be with your family, dine alongside people who totally get it. Dining facilities, or DFACs, on Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center and Wheeler Army Airfield will feature a special Thanksgiving menu for diners on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27. Meal cardholders must show their meal card and ID card. Prices for family members of service members ranked private (E1) through specialist (E4) are $6.80. For service members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians, family members and guests, $9.10.
Four dining facilities will serve a Wednesday Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.:
• Bronco Café or C-Quad, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Bldg. 357, Foote Avenue, Schofield Barracks
• Sustainment Bistro or K-Quad, 25th Sustainment Brigade, Bldg. 780, Menoher Road, Schofield Barracks
• Warrior Inn, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Bldg. 2085, Aleshire Avenue, Schofield Barracks
• Wings of Lightning, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Bldg. 102, Wright Avenue, Wheeler Army Airfield
Chart House Waikiki
The Chart House is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet on November 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The buffet ranges from starters of caesar salad and chowder to macadamia nut stuffing and candied yams. Guests can choose from light and dark meat roast turkey and honey glazed ham. The price is $52 per adult and $25 per child. Reservations are recommended!
This year 100 Sails is offering two unique buffets for Thanksgiving! On Thanksgiving Day, enjoy a special Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet including Kalua Benedict, waffle and omelet stations and more. The price is $109 per adult and $54.50 per child (6-10 years old)From Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27, enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet including Hawaiian favorites to traditional holiday stuffing and roasted turkey leg. The price is $105 per adult and $52.50 per child (6-10 years old).
Tiki’s Grill & Bar
Head over to Tiki’s Grill & Bar for a fun Thanksgiving menu, including spiced butternut squash bisque and lemongrass cornbread to slow roasted tom turkey ith all the fixins. For dessert, enjoy a kabocha pumpkin mousse, including a gingersnap crumble and chocolate waffle basket. Prepaid reservations are reuired. The cost is $49 per person.
Holiday Kick-Off at Royal Hawaiian Center
Looking for something fun the day before? The Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki holds their annual Holiday Kick Off event on Wednesday, November 24th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This special event includes a visit from Santa who starts the lighting of the center’s 34-foot Christmas tree. Free photos with Santa will be available.
Did we miss any? Comment below and we’ll update our list.