Wondering where you can sit down for Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle? Make a reservation at one of these kid-friendly restaurants
For some, there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving. Others prefer a turkey that isn’t dry or burnt. All kidding aside, what makes the holiday special is spending time with loved ones and family, whether it be in your home or at a favorite restaurant. When it comes to enjoying Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle, families have options. Whether you’re hoping to have a chef cook the meal for you or you want to bring home a prepared meal for the day, we’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly restaurants that are offering delicious Thanksgiving dinner for families. So, sit back and relax. It’s time to let someone else do the cooking for a change.
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1. Goldfinch Tavern
At Goldfinch Tavern, an Ethan Stowell Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Executive Chef Brian Doherty and his team are really going all out this year. The festive brunch/dinner begins with an appetizer buffer (fruit, house-made pastries, seafood, charcuterie, cheeses, Ellenos yogurt parfaits, and salads), a choice of entrees (roasted Tom turkey, shaved Iberico ham, roasted dry aged Wagyu striploin, smoked king salmon, or Delicata squash cannelloni) and finishes with an amazing dessert buffet. The kids will gobble up their own menu with also an appetizer buffet (fruit pops, organic vegetable crudité, house-made strawberry granola bars, peanut butter & jelly pizza, and pastries), a choice of entree (turkey platter, salmon, chicken tenders ,or mac & cheese) followed by a dessert buffet (including an apple pie "chips 'n dip" and pumpkin whoopie pies).
Good to Know: Bottomless mimosas are $25/person
Date: Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: $150/adult; $70/kids, ages 3-14. Plus a 20% service charge.
99 Union St.
2. The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
With outstanding views of the Snoqualmie Falls and River, The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa provides the perfect backdrop for your Seattle Thanksgiving dinner. The traditional feast will include a three-course meal starts off with either butternut squash soup or a winter chop salad (dried cranberries, Beecher's cheese, candied pecans and a honey vinaigrette). Then it's on to tougher choices—do you stick with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner or go with the rosemary garlic prime rib, pan-roasted king salmon or wild mushroom raviolo? Pumpkin mousse or bourbon pecan tart finish off the decadent meal. If upscale is how your kiddo rolls, this is definitely the spot to be. The children's menu is similar but starts with a tomato soup.
Date: Nov. 24, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Cost: $135/adult; $40/kid (10 and under)
6501 Railroad Ave. S.E.
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3. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
A sweeping view, twinkling lights and outdoor/tented seating makes Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails a welcoming spot this Thanksgiving. Instead of a set menu this year, Chef Michael Grande is offering a special holiday menu of starters (crispy brussels & bacon, seafood chowder, PNW charcuterie are some of the choices) and main dishes that include roast turkey (with wild mushroom stuffing, potato puree and sage gravy), wild mushroom gnocchi and salt-crusted prime rib. For dessert, enjoy the pumpkin spiced cheesecake or apple cobbler.
Date: Nov. 24, 1-7 p.m.
1415 5th Ave. S.
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4. Water's Table at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Expansive views of Lake Washington are only part of what make this Thanksgiving Day celebration special. The other is spending it with your family. Water's Table Restaurant invites you to celebrate the harvest with a sit-down dinner with your family from their lakeview dining room or the spectacular Grand Ballroom. The adult buffet includes the obligatory roasted turkey as well as ham, king salmon, and a seafood bar. You'll also find a composed Waldorf salad, cauliflower & potato soup, roasted marble potato, chestnut stuffing, and more. Kids can feast on Caesar salad, chicken tenders, mac & cheese, pizza, and fruit. Everyone will enjoy the selection of desserts including mini pecan pies, mini apple tartlets, pumpkin spiced latte choux, and cranberry chocolate pots de crème.
Good to Know: Children ages 1-6 will have complimentary access to the buffet.
Date: Nov. 24, noon-7 p.m.
Cost: $95/adult; $23/kids, 12 & under. An additional 18% gratuity will be added.
1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
5. Café Flora
When it comes to vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving meals, Café Flora is hard to beat. This year their families can once again dine at the restaurant (inside or outside their heated outdoor patio) and enjoy a fabulous four-course feast. It includes a bowl of heriloom potato and celery root soup; fresh radicchio, frisee and Belgian endive salad; a puff pastry with porcini mushroom cream sauce or delicata squash stuffed with quinoa, wild rice and root vegetables; a variety of sides and either pumpkin pie or bourbon peacan pie for dessert. Kids can celebrate with a menu that consists of cauliflower tots with housemade ranch dressing, a green salad with apple, grapes and pomegranate and a Shepherd's pie. Make your reservation by calling 206-325-9100. Online reservations aren't available.
Good to Know: Take home a pie (pumpkin or bourbon pecan) or fresh-baked caramelized onion rolls from The Flora Bakehouse for your feast at home. They will be available for pick-up Nov. 23.
Date: Nov. 24, 1-6:45 p.m.
Cost: $85/adult; $28/kid, 12 & under
2901 E. Madison St.
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Bring the kids to sit down at Hearth on Thanksgiving for a three-course meal. This Eastside restaurant puts its signature on each creative dish so things taste familiar but excitingly different at the same time. Choose the traditional three-course roasted turkey dinner or go off the board with a meal of braised short ribs, pan-roasted wild salmon or roasted squash risotto. Finish off with pumpkin cheesecake (with a cranberry compote) or apple tarte tatin.
Date: Nov. 24, noon-7 p.m.
220 Kirkland Ave.
7. The Lakehouse
Sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal that you don't have to cook at this Bellevue restaurant. It's Thanksgiving the way you would cook it, without the hassle. The three-course meal, designed by Chef Jason Wilson and Chef de Cuisine Thomas Cullen, is described as a "refined and classic meal with choices for everyone in the family ranging from turkey to squash to Wagyu.
The Lakehouse also offers a "Thanksgiving To Go" menu. Pickup is Nov. 23 between 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Items will be fully cooked with re-heating instructions included. The traditional home package includes all-natural turkey breast and thigh, dinner rolls with sage butter, wild mushroom stuffing, roasted garlic-miso mashed potatoes, cranberry preserve, brown buttered Brussels sprouts, sprouted ancient grains and squash salad and individual pumpkin pies. The cost is $61/person. Vegan and children's meals as well as ala carte options are available too.
When: Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $74/adult; $25/kids, ages 6-11
10455 N.E. 5th Pl.
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Seattle restaurants preparing Thanksgiving dinner to-go
8. Metropolitan Grill
They may be known for serving the best steak in town, but The Metropolitan Grill may earn a new place in Seattle families' hearts with their Thanksgiving Meal delivery which is back this year due to popular demand. Executive Chef Stan Ross and his staff have worked hard preparing a delicious feast that includes all the fixings so you don't have to. Wondering what you'll serve? Choose from prime rib, Kurobuta ham with citrus-honey ginger glaze or herb roasted turkey for your main. Then prepare to dig into classic sides like garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, traditional stuffing and brussels sprouts. And for dessert there's mini pies (apple and pumpkin) sized just-right after a filling meal.
Good to Know: The take home meal serves four people and orders must be placed by November 16. Meals are available for pickup or delivery.
Pick-up: Nov. 22 and 23
820 2nd Ave.
9. Plum Bistro
Chef Makini Howell has been preparing vegan Thanksgiving dinner for over 16 years and this year is no exception. Expect the same creativity and passion in this year’s take-home feast that feeds four. It will include the classic maple glazed seitan roast, mashed potatoes, skillet gravy, flavorful sides like bacon green beans, sweet cornbread, citrus pear cranberry sauce and everybody’s favorite (especially your kiddo’s) mac and yease. Save room for the salted caramel apple pie. These feast feeds five to six people. Ala carte options are available as well.
Pick-up: Nov. 24
1429 12th Ave.
10. Husky Deli
The Husky Deli's Thanksgiving meal is becoming legendary. It's back once again! It comes with more than just Husky's beloved ice cream too (although that's definitely a perk). No matter who's sitting around your table this year, you can easily pull off the perfect Thanksgiving because this prepared meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, green beans and a half gallon of the ice cream goodness mentioned above. It'll feed 5-7 people and just needs to be reheated. All you have to do is remember to place your order by November 21.
Pick-up: Nov. 23
4712 California Ave. S.W.