No Work Turkey Dinner: Seattle Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Feasts

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We may have recently turned the calendar (wasn’t Halloween just yesterday?), but it’s never too early to start planning your family Thanksgiving dinner—especially if dining out is on your wish(bone) list. If you’re not too keen on getting up at the crack of dawn to prepare your family feast, we’ve got kid-friendly restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner to check out. But if a chef-prepared meal you can eat at home is more your speed, we’ve got those too. Read on for the best family restaurants to dine in (or take out) for Thanksgiving this year.

Where to Dine Out

photo: Goldfinch Tavern

Goldfinch Tavern

Sit down to Thanksgiving Brunch all weekend long at Goldfinch Tavern, an Ethan Stowell Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. There's something for everyone on the three-course meal menu that offers tantalizing Thanksgiving twists like slow roasted turkey, wild PNW mushroom hash and pumpkin parfait, alongside traditional brunch faves like vanilla bourbon broiche french toast and Dungeness crab benedict. The kids will gobble up Beechers mac and cheese, petite prime rib or a junior turkey plate to get their fill. And the bottomless mimosas may make you want to sit a while longer.

When: Nov. 25-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $75/adult (includes bottomless orange or pomegranate mimosas); $35/kid (ages 3-12)

99 Union St.
Seattle, WA
206-749-7070
Online: goldfinchtavern.com

photo: courtesy Salish Lodge

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 Thanksgiving in the PNW. The traditional feast will include a three-course meal starts off with either Dungeness crab bisque or a carrot and winter green salad. Then it's on to tougher choices—do you stick with a traditional entrees like turkey, and prime rib or choose a curve ball like sweet potato gnocchi? 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.

When: Nov. 25, noon-8 p.m.
Cost: $115/person; additional $39/person, with wine pairings

6501 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie, WA
425-888-2556
Online: salishlodge.com

photo: Motif/Frolik Kitchen Cocktails

Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

A sweeping view, twinkling lights and outdoor (or tented) seating makes Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails a welcoming spot this Thanksgiving. Working alongside Seattle partners, they source food locally and will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving style meal everyone can enjoy. Start with a soup or salad then choose between roasted turkey breast or stuffed acorn squash for the main. The garlic mashers, green beans and stuffing sides go well no matter what you choose. Then it's time for dessert. 

When: Nov. 25, 4-10 p.m.
Cost: $65/person

Motif
1415 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA
Online: destinationhotels.com/motif-seattle

photo: Hotel Sorrento

STELLA at Hotel Sorrento

Extend your celebration when you make a reservation over Thanksgiving weekend at STELLA. Paying homage to the restaurant's 112 years, Chef Carolynn Spence has really outdone herself with this year's menu. The prix-fixe meal is as classic as it gets and features menu items like Olympia oyster cocktail, smoked trout canape and burrata and wild mushroom bruschetta to start off the table. Entrees include roast fancy turkey, as well as pineapple-glazed Hempler’s ham, hazelnut-crusted steelhead, plus others, including a vegetarian option. Top off your meal with rich desserts like pumpkin pie, cheesecake and assorted cheeses. 

Good to know: Guests can participate in the prix-fixe menu or order from the limited STELLA menu; no mixing and matching, please.

When: Nov. 24-28. Wed., Thur. & Sun., 5-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Cost: $80/person; $18/kid (12 & under)

900 Madison St.
Seattle, WA
206-622-6400
Online: hotelsorrento.com/dining

photo: Water's Table

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. Sit down for a three-course, prix-fixe meal at Water's Table. It starts with fresh fare for the table to share—the apple and parsnip soup and creamy spinach dip caught our eye—followed by oven-roasted turkey, fig and walnut stuffing, rosemary mashed potatoes and other classic sides. Finish it all off with an apple tart of pumpkin pie before piling in the car and heading for home.

When: Nov. 25, noon-7 p.m.
Cost: $80/person

1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
Renton, WA
425-207-2240
Online: waterstable.com

photo: Flora Bakehouse

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) and enjoy a fabulous feast. It includes fresh, seasonal dishes—think: cauliflower cashew bisque, pomegranate, persimmon and candied hazelnuts sprinkling a salad, pumpkin risotto cakes and miso-roasted brussels sprouts with green beans. And that's just for parents! Kids can celebrate with a meal of cauliflower tots, Shepherds pie filled with roasted squash, root vegetables and creamy mushroom gravy and pumpkin pie for dessert. In order to support the revival of Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe, Cafe Flora will be donating a portion of their Thanksgiving proceeds to Real Rent Duwamish. Make your reservation by calling 206-325-9100. Online reservations aren't available.

Good to know: Take home a pie for your at-home feast made at The Flora Bakehouse. They've got vegan/gluten-free pumpkin pie (and a few others) available for pick-up Nov. 24.

When: Nov. 25, 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $75/adult; $25/kid (12 & under); $25/person, optional wine pairing

2901 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA
206-325-9100
Online: cafeflora.com/thanksgiving

photo: Hearth Restaurant | Kip Beelman

Hearth

Bring the kids to sit down (inside or out) 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. They'll be serving all your comfort food favorites like wild mushroom potage, free-range roast turkey and warm Washington apple crisp, so you can sit back and relax rather than focus on preparing a meal.

Good to know: If ordering a meal to-go is more your style this year, Hearth has a takeout menu available too. It's as simple as ordering before November 23 and picking up November 24 or 25.

When: Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: $55/person

220 Kirkland Ave.
Kirkland, WA
425-284-5900
Online: hearthkirkland.com/specials

photo: The Lakehouse

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, that includes Mary’s free-range roast turkey breast and braised turkey leg, roasted brussels sprouts, fennel sausage stuffing and more. But unlike dinner mom would make, Chef Scott Emerick will roll out his beloved Bouillabaisse as an option at this carefully curated meal.

Good to know: Skip the restaurant and enjoy the above feast from the comfort of home instead. It's available for pick-up on November 24, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Choose serving sizes of 2, 4, 6 or 8 for just $48 per person.

Cost: $75/adult; $24/kid (ages 6-11)

10455 N.E. 5th Pl.
Bellevue, WA
425-454-7076
Online: thelakehousebellevue.com

Where to Order Takeout

photo: Suzi Pratt/Metropolitan Grill

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. 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 18.

Pick-up: Nov. 23 & 24
Cost: $160-$195

820 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA
206-624-3287
Online: themetropolitangrill.com

Plum Bistro

Chef Makini Howell has been preparing vegan Thanksgiving dinner for over 15 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, flavorful sides like Mesquite bacon brussels, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce and everybody’s favorite (especially your kiddo’s) mac and yease. Add on a pie to make it that much easier when you order.

Pick-up: Nov. 25
Cost: $150

1429 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA
206-838-5333
Online: plumbistro.com

photo: iStock

Husky Deli

Since last year's Thanksgiving Meal from Husky was a hit, they're bringing it back in 2021. 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, green beans and more. 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 22.

Pick-up: Nov. 24
Cost: $175

4712 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA
206-937-2810
Online: huskydeli.com

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