Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in Seattle

Professionals are ready to handle all the cooking and cleaning

No cooking, no cleaning, and a guaranteed limit to the amount of time the family celebration can last: The joys of Thanksgiving at a restaurant are real.

This year, on Thursday, November 23, Seattle chefs, particularly those at hotel restaurants, are busting out traditional feasts but also vegetarian tasting menus, turduckens, buffets, and more. Fancy as all get-out or simple and cheap, the meal will be good, and hopefully the company too.


1 Tilth

Focused not just on the food but also where it’s coming from, Tilth’s first Thanksgiving feast has an organic emphasis. The four-course meal comprises elegantly done classics like root vegetables in salad and soup form, locally raised turkey or rib-eye, and pumpkin cashew-coconut cheesecake or pecan pie. There’s a Field Roast entree for vegetarians, too.

1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0801

2 Agrodolce

Agrodolce’s Sicilian-inspired family-style feast pairs sweet potatoes with fresh pasta and turkey with savory focaccia bread pudding. It’s capped off by Sicilian-pear olive oil cake. And with vegetarian and gluten-free versions available, all are welcome here.

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709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-9707

3 Cafe Flora

Here’s a novel idea: How about a holiday dinner that doesn’t induce meat sweats and regret? Everyone’s favorite Madison Valley vegetable emporium is offering its 26th annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Best of all, no one will be subjected to pale imitations like tofurkey here.

2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9100

4 13 Coins

A 24/7 haven for old-school decadence since 1976, 13 Coins sticks to the classics for its $40 Thanksgiving feast, featuring the likes of butternut squash soup, roast turkey with all the fixin’s, and a spiced pumpkin bundt cake. It’s also 13 Coins’ last Thanksgiving ever at its original location, before the restaurant starts a new chapter in Pioneer Square in January.

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125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-2513

5 Local 360

Local 360 is hosting two services this Thanksgiving, starting with brunch from 9 a.m. to noon, including everyday favorites like chicken and waffles and corned beef hash with poached eggs and a biscuit. That’s followed by a more extensive menu available from noon to 9 p.m., featuring a traditional brined roast turkey plate with roasted Brussels sprouts, turkey gravy, cranberries, celery root puree, a biscuit, and pumpkin pie or a chocolate-hazelnut torte.

2234 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-9360

6 Six Seven

At Edgewater’s Puget Sound-side eatery, the four-course prix fixe menu and sweeping water views are available for $75 from noon to 8 p.m. There’s even a special a la carte menu available for children. Foraged-mushroom risotto and cedar-planked king salmon, anyone?

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2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 269-4575

7 Scout

One of Josh Henderson's newest properties is hosting its second annual friends-giving party this year. The restaurant seems to know what Thanksgiving is all about, so the evening will start with a much-needed cocktail hour alongside the killer view from the rooftop lounge, The Nest, followed by an abundant family-style feast downstairs, with roasted turkey sharing the table with roasted trout, oyster stuffing, and more.

110 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-4700

8 RN74

If Thanksgiving is the one day a year to unbuckle pants at the dinner table and go all out, this sophisticated Burgundy-inspired eatery may be just the place to do it. Nothing screams holiday decadence like foie gras stuffing and sommelier-selected wine pairings.

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1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 456-7474

chen and Cocktails

A festive family-style dinner awaits diners at Frolik this Thanksgiving. From 2 to 8 p.m., the Motif’s in-house restaurant will be serving up classic dishes with modern twists, including house-cured gravlax with truffle cream, stuffing made with sourdough and foraged mushrooms, and herb- and citrus-roasted turkey

1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 971-8015

10 The Capital Grille

For Thanksgiving, this nationwide staple is offering its full dinner menu along with the chef’s take on the traditional holiday feast. Slow-roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry pear chutney: This is a spread worth getting off the couch for.

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1301 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-0900

11 Trace

For $75, Trace will be hosting a Thanksgiving buffet featuring Hawai'i-born chef Steven Ariel’s take on traditional fare with options like kalua turkey dark meat and macadamia nut stuffing. Spiked cider and boozy eggnog will also make appearances.

1112 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-6060

12 Goldfinch Tavern

Goldfinch Tavern will be serving a traditional turkey, yes, but the key to this three-course family-style feast is everything else on the menu: indulgent crispy crab cakes, seared black cod and king crab, luscious pockets of ravioli stuffed with sage and ricotta, and a lavender creme brulee that sounds downright otherworldly.

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99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070

13 All Water Seafood and Oyster Bar

Boka’s replacement at Loews Hotel 1000 has only been openfor a minute, but it’s throwing down the gauntlet anyway for its first Thanksgiving. For $75 a head, chef Scott Mickelson is preparing turducken with smoked turkey breast, duck confit, and chicken skin, along with a bountiful menu of other regional goodies from land and sea.

1000 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-9000

14 Daniel’s Broiler

The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at each of its three Daniel’s Broiler locations. The four-course meal for $60 (plus tax and tip) offers choices like traditional roast turkey, herb-roasted prime rib, and maple-cured pork roast. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat for free.

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10500 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 462-4662

15 The Lakehouse

Chef Jason Wilson’s sleek new farm-to-table spot is serving a Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., showcasing relatively traditional dishes like roasted squash, roast turkey with cranberry, grilled rib-eye, and pecan pie alongside some intriguing twists like black truffle-filled deviled eggs pickled in beet juice.

10455 NE 5th PL
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-7076
Seattle Eater | November 2017