Instead of trying to master your grandma’s stuffing and embarking on turkey-cooking misadventures, consider letting one of these Seattle restaurants do the work for you. There are plenty of fine establishments open for Thanksgiving, and even a few that will prep a takeout feast. Whether you’re looking for a traditional turkey dinner or a year off from the gravy-soaked carb load, we got you.
Seasonal American fare restaurant offers a prix fixe dinner, $85 per person. Dinner includes appetizers and entrée choice of roasted turkey breast, grass run rib-eye and field roast (vegetarian). Dessert options include pecan pie and pumpkin cashew-coconut cheesecake. 1411 N 45th St., Seattle; 206.633.0801; mariahinesrestaurants.com.
Family-style Thanksgiving at the Southern Italian-inspired loft, reservations required. $70 per person ($30 children 13 and under). This six-dish affair is Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian spin; think sweet potato cavatelli and turkey breast involtini. Sicilian pear and olive oil cake for dessert. 709 N 35th St.; 206.547.9707; mariahinesrestaurants.com.
Capitol Hill and Madison Park
Prix fixe dinner of Hawaiian-style Northwest fare, reservations recommended. $26 per person. Enjoy roasted smoked Northwest turkey with rosemary gravy, sausage-herb stuffing, creamy mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, crispy brussels sprouts, pineapple cranberry sauce and house-made Hawaiian sweet roll. Dessert is a house-made banana cream pumpkin pie. Karaoke will be held at 9 p.m. 1501 E Olive Way, Capitol Hill; 206.284.5003; hulahula.org.
Cafe Flora (vegetarian)
Four-course vegetarian menu, reservations recommended. $75 adults ($25 for kids). The menu also features vegan and gluten-free options, including spice apple parsnip soup with crispy brussels sprouts, roasted fennel and grilled Belgium endive salad, and creative veggie entree choices. Dessert includes pumpkin mouse or rustic apple galette. The kids menu includes carrots in a blanket, a garden salad, mini shepherd's pie and a pumpkin pie dessert. 2901 E Madison St., Madison Park; 206.325.9100; cafeflora.com.
South Lake Union
Daniel’s Broiler and Chandler's Crabhouse
Seafood-heavy four-course menu, served from noon to 8 p.m. $52 adults, $12 children 6-10, children 5 and under free. Begin with a seasonal relish tray, choice of signature soups or salads, and an entree of your choice: roast turkey breast, grilled king salmon or prime rib, all of which comes with traditional sides. For dessert choose a double scoop of Olympic Mountain Ice Cream with snicker doodle cookies or pumpkin pie with coffee and tea. Locations vary; 206.223.2722; schwartzbros.com.
Local and sustainable restaurant in the heart of Belltown is serving dinner for $39 per person. It includes roast turkey breast with confit legs, sides such as buttermilk biscuits and celery root puree, with pumpkin pie or chocolate hazelnut torte for dessert. 2234 1st Ave., Belltown; 206.441.9460; local360.org.
Enjoy a beer lover’s Thanksgiving for $25 per person with a curated beer flight for $12. The menu includes butternut squash bisque, fire-roasted turkey breast, glazed brussles sprouts, house-made seeded pretzel stuffing, cranberry chutney and roasted garlic mashed potatoes with cider-sage gravy. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake. 200 Bell St., Belltown; 206.485.7233; belltownbrewingseattle.com.
Shaker & Spear
The seafood restaurant created a special Thanksgiving menu ($30 per person). Thyme-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry and gravy with dessert options including gingersnap pumpkin pie, apple crisp and more. The regular menu will also be available a la carte. 2000 2nd Ave., Belltown; 206.826.1700; shakerandspear.com.
Enjoy an Asian-inspired Thanksgiving, reservations accepted. The menu features Malay-style roast turkey, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry and sweet potato mash. Dessert is vanilla bean cheesecake. 1401 3rd Ave., downtown; 206.623.4450; wildginger.net.
Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge
The Edgewater Hotel offers a four-course menu, $75 per person from 12-8 p.m. Appetizers include foraged mushroom risotto, butternut squash and apple bisque, Dungeness crab cake, classic salads. Entree are roasted natural turkey, Roquefort-crusted beef filet, cedar plank king salmon, miso-glazed black cod and seasonal pappardelle. Dessert choices include traditional pumpkin pie, flourless chocolate torte and lemon ricotta cheesecake. 2411 Alaskan Way, downtown; 206.269.4575; edgewaterhotel.com.
French-inspired menu with traditional festive dishes, $75 per person with $40 optional wine pairing. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, such as Belgian endive and apple salad and sweet potato gnocchi. Entrees include roast heritage turkey, lobster, filet mignon and risotto. Dessert options are pumpkin pie, fall apple cobbler, mousse au chocolate. 1433 4th Ave. and Pike St., downtown; 206.456.7474; michaelmina.net.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving menu at this recently renovated upscale restaurant offering Pacific Northwest and globally inspired dishes. $75 per person, $40 for kids 12 and under, $5 for kids 5 and under. Menu includes butternut squash and pear soup, wild mushroom bread pudding and turkey leg confit. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake and cranberry crumble. 1101 4th Ave., downtown; 206.624.7755; outlierseattle.com.
Plum Bistro (vegetarian)
Choose from 3 different varieties of a prix fixe all vegan menu or order catering to go (reservations required, email email@example.com), $62-$67. Festive sides also available a la carte. Dessert options include pecan pie, gluten-free chocolate coconut cream pie, apple pomegranate and ginger pie, sweet potato pumpkin pie. 1419 12th Ave., downtown; 206.838.5333; plumbistro.com.
Located on top of one of Seattle’s beloved boutique hotels, Frolick offers guests a Thanksgiving Day Feast, $65 for adults and $22 for kids 12 years of age and under. Entrées include herb and citrus butter roasted turkey, green bean casserole with fried shallots, rosemary cranberry sauce and an assortment of organic seasonal veggies. Dessert includes apple and golden raisin pie with toasted walnuts, vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce. 1415 5th Ave., downtown; 206.971.8015; destinationhotels.com.
Maggiano’s Little Lady (Bellevue)
Enjoy a four-course family-style meal at Maggiano's, $45 per person, $19 for ages 5-12. Carry out package serves five people for $225.00. The first course includes a complimentary bruschetta, then choice of salad, entree choice of traditional turkey breast made with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing, country-style ham and parmesan crusted tilapia, choice of Italian pasta. For dessert: pumpkin praline cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate zuccotto cake or warm apple crostada. 10455 NE 8th St., Bellevue; 425.519.6480; maggianos.com.
Authentic Thanksgiving dinner, $70 per person, $45 for kids 12 and under. The menu offers small shared plates shared, such as twice-baked sun chokes and deviled eggs, unique salads and entree choices of classic roasted natural turkey, grilled prime rib. Dessert choices include pecan pie and creamy pumpkin pie. 10455 NE 5th Place, Bellevue; 425.454.7076; thelakehousebellevue.com.
Eques at Hyatt Regency
Seasonal buffet of Pacific Northwest favorites and traditional dishes, $50 for adults, $24 for children 5-12. 12-4 p.m. Reservations recommended. The feast includes a choice of three salads with assorted toppings, a variety of hot items including miso-orange salmon jasmine rice, cider brined chicken, sweet and whipped potatoes and green bean casserole. A carving station includes turkey and gravy, chorizo cornbread stuffing, herb roasted prime rib and mini brioche rolls. Beechers mac ‘n’ cheese is also offered, plus a variety of desserts. 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425.698.4100; bellevue.regency.hyatt.com.
Thanksgiving To Go
Gourmet Thanksgiving meal, along with the favorite sides and dessert. Orders must be place online or by phone before Monday, Nov. 20 for pick up or delivery up to the Wednesday before the holiday. This package includes cider-basted turkey, turkey giblet gravy, a wild greens salad, parsnip apple bisque, creamy Yukon Gold mashers, savory sausage and date stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, citrus and spice poached cranberries, fresh breads and rolls, spice roasted pumpkin pie. $45 per person, six-person minimum. 309 South Cloverdale St. Ste B3, Seattle, WA 98108, 206.587.0190; gourmondoco.com.
Out of Town
Resort restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner range from modern and sophisticated Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill to the casual Draft Sports Grill and Bar. Cedar's Cafe is offering a slow-roasted turkey, scratch-made turkey gravy and various traditional sides. The Eagle's buffet offers an all-day Thanksgiving feast from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Prices vary. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360.716.7162; tulalipresortcasino.com.
Additional reporting by Megan Lamb.