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Where To Have Thanksgiving Dinner In Seattle

You and your oven have been through enough. These are the best restaurants in Seattle serving Thanksgiving dinner to make life way easier.
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You might not be super excited about trimming ten pounds of brussels sprouts while the third replay of The National Dog Show blasts in the background this year. We understand—which is why you could go out for dinner instead. These great Seattle restaurants are open for the holiday to serve lots of autumnal food (and tolerate your in-laws). And if you’re set on hosting, some spots are selling takeout specials to make the Thanksgiving meal happen faster than you can say American Staffordshire Terrier. We’ll continue to update this guide as we find more spots and specials that sound promising.

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If you just don’t feel like folding 50 napkins into origami turkeys or spending hours perfecting your mashed potato consistency, don’t. Instead, book a Thanksgiving reservation at Cafe Flora. This vegetarian restaurant in Madison Valley is offering an $85 four-course meal full of meatless things like cauliflower mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, wild rice-stuffed delicata squash, and cranberry apple chutney—followed by pumpkin or pecan pie. Kids have a menu too, for $28.


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We love Samara in Ballard for their hearth-grilled stuff and homemade baked goods, and you'll hopefully find both on their $95 four-course Thanksgiving menu, too. And as far as takeout goes, you have two options—take-and-bake meal kits that feed either two ($195) or four ($385), or a plated smoked turkey dinner for $57. Just note that preordering is required for pickups.


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This fine dining staple in Queen Anne is offering Thanksgiving boxes for $300 that feed four people, including a half turkey, chestnut brown butter stuffing, black pepper and roasted shallot-infused gravy, cornbread, waldorf salad, potato gratin, creamed kale, cranberry sauce, and bourbon pecan pie with cinnamon whipped cream. It’s a pretty stacked menu—the only things you need to add are silverware, napkins, and awkward family conversation that knows no bounds.


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Plum Bistro will serve vegan Thanksgiving meals for both takeout and dine-in. For takeout, choose between a $230 maple-glazed seitan roast package or a $250 sage cranberry-glazed meatloaf package. Each comes with a stacked roster of sides, like their iconic mac and yease, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, cornbread stuffing, skillet gravy, citrus and pear cranberry sauce, cornbread, and pumpkin praline cheesecake pie for dessert. For dine-in, reserve a table on either the 22nd or 23rd, when you’ll find the usual suspects, plus a few more options like a portobello wellington, charred broccolini, and roasted pumpkin soup. 


Le Coin’s Thanksgiving kits serve four to six people, and you can get one for a cool $350. The lineup of dishes consists of the bird of honor, herby whipped yukon gold potatoes, bacon-chestnut stuffing, squash soup, chicory salad, grilled carrots, thyme gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, and an apple cafloutis. You’ll get a complimentary bottle of wine with it all, too, and you also have the option to add supplements like charcuterie, oysters, or home delivery.


Full meal packages are nice, but if you’re just looking for one piece of the Thanksgiving dinner puzzle, you might appreciate Deru Market’s a la carte menu. Do you usually nail side dish production but can’t roast poultry to save your life? Just buy a brined and roasted breast. If you’d rather sit through an episode of The Big Bang Theory than peel a root vegetable, grab a side of mashed potatoes and call it a day. There’s plenty to choose from no matter what your missing link is, whether it’s gravy and stuffing or cookies and cheesecake. Just be sure to order by November 17th.


As long as you deal with your own turkey, Mamnoon can act as a one-stop shop for everything else. This Lebanese spot on Capitol Hill is serving a takeout package of sidekicks like roasted brussels sprouts with tahini, advieh-spiced cranberry sauce, za'atar sweet potatoes, and more.

Or maybe sides are your specialty, and you just want a pristine bird to throw in the oven and forget about (until it's cooked to temperature). Lady Jaye is an excellent smokehouse in West Seattle, and they're selling pre-brined raw turkeys from Palouse Pastures for $12.25 per pound. The turkeys are estimated to weigh between 12-15 pounds, and the preorder deposit cost is $50.

This Phinney Ridge bakery is one of the best in town, and for the holiday, you can preorder breads, sourdough stuffing mix, and pies with fillings like apple, pumpkin, and creamy Valrhona chocolate pudding, all for pickup on November 22nd. Just note that some of the items are sold out already.

If Ben's Bread totally sells out, you'll probably have better luck with Sea Wolf in Fremont. This bakery also has preorders available for breads, Thanksgiving pies, and their once-a-season holiday rolls, which are puffy vegan brioche mounds that taste great either slathered with salted butter or used as a slider bun for leftovers.

Eating this Filipino bakery's decadent ube cheesecake on Thanksgiving is well worth having to listen to your entire extended family argue over whether cheesecake is a pie or a cake. (We won't comment on the matter.) If purple yam's not your thing, Hood Famous is also selling calamansi mango cheesecake, buko pies, or banana custard pies topped with jackfruit curd and a caramelized lumpia wrapper crumble. Preorders are open until November 17th for pickup on November 22nd from 10am-3:30pm or 5-6:30pm, or on Thanksgiving Day from 8am-noon.

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