Here’s what I would do depending on the scenario.
If the project is gonna end up somewhere I dont mind seeing a flaw I would go for option 1.
If the project is something I want to look really good and I can be bothered/have the money and time to make a new drawer its option 2.
If its a show piece and I dont mind a flaw/dont have the money and time to make a new drawer I would go with option 3.
Could veneering be an option? It’s a bit like option 3 but thinner. Just a random idea.