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10 Seattle Restaurants for Tryptophobes This Thanksgiving

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While some folks insist that Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and pretending your aunt's turkey isn't overcooked and flavorless, we know better. So, instead of dreading a get together with family over a cooked bird and a year's worth of dirty laundry, we've rounded up some restaurants that are doing things a little different. Hop in the car, and head over to these spots where the turkey is optional, or not invited at all.

As a friendly reminder, reservations are going quick, so call to make sure there's still a seat at these tables!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Daniel's Broiler

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Of course the steakhouse has more to offer than just turkey. Their herb-crusted prime rib is always a holiday favorite, and their maple-glazed pork roast and broiled salmon are also on offer, along with the whole range of amazing sides.

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Plum Bistro

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Oh, hey vegans, Thanksgiving is all yours at this meat and cheese-free spot. They’re offering up three mains: quinoa-stuffed sugar pie pumpkins, smoked seitan roast with gravy and cornbread stuffing, and pistachio-crusted tempeh with mashers.

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Barking Frog

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With a la carte options galore, even the turkey option isn’t the normal carved meat you’ll get at your relatives’ house. If a buffet is your style, theirs includes prime rib with creamy horseradish, and a whole mess of seafood and side dishes to make turkey haters fall in love.

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Cafe Flora

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Vegans, vegetarians, and glutards the world over can flock to Flora for their beautifully prepared holiday feast. Their Thanksgiving menu includes pumpkin carpaccio and vegetable consume. A choice of two mains gives the meat-free folk options: acorn squash stuffed with a cauliflower-walnut pate, smashed rutabaga and heirloom potatoes, and spoon bread stuffing, or a savory gougere stuffed with winter veggies. Plus, they have a special kids’ Thanksgiving menu!

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BOKA Restaurant + Bar

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This year, they’re going all out with turkey only one of eight entree options. There’s also mushroom and feta strudel, albacore tuna, cioppino, scallops, top sirloin, and even fried chicken. So, you can be thankful for all the other animals this year.

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Saint John's Bar & Eatery

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Chefs Melissa Nyffeler of Dinette and Joe Randazzo of St. John’s and Solo are changing things up, south of the border this year. Head to the Hill for a 3-course Mexican meal with handmade, seasonal dishes for only $35. And tons of gluten-free options.

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Manhattan

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Take all the work out, but leave the fun in with a prix fixe. Your turkey loving friend can still come and get some breast, but you can be happy with blackened king salmon or prime rib, and lovely wintery apps and desserts.

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Golden Beetle

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Make it Med this year with grilled black cod or roasted root vegetable ragout. And if you’re a stickler for the desserts that usually come after the turkey, they have pecan pie and pumpkin pudding, done a little different, of course.

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Kasbah Authentic Moroccan Restaurant

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Take things really off course with Kasbah. Just a little hungry? Starving? Ready to eat a house? Kasbah let’s you pick a 3- 4- or 5-course Moroccan feast, served up for four hours. Which is good, because that’s how long it takes to eat five courses of Moroccan food.

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Salty's on Alki

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Want to go all out in West Seattle? Salty’s is offering salt-crusted prime rib, herb-crusted leg of lamb, and bone-in ham, alongside their traditional turkey. Plus, oysters, salt-crusted salmon (they love crusting things here), prawns, chowder, crab, and more sides and desserts than we can fit in this description — or in our stomachs.

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Daniel's Broiler

Of course the steakhouse has more to offer than just turkey. Their herb-crusted prime rib is always a holiday favorite, and their maple-glazed pork roast and broiled salmon are also on offer, along with the whole range of amazing sides.

Daniel's Broiler, Leschi [Photo Credit]

Plum Bistro

Oh, hey vegans, Thanksgiving is all yours at this meat and cheese-free spot. They’re offering up three mains: quinoa-stuffed sugar pie pumpkins, smoked seitan roast with gravy and cornbread stuffing, and pistachio-crusted tempeh with mashers.

[Photo Credit]

Barking Frog

With a la carte options galore, even the turkey option isn’t the normal carved meat you’ll get at your relatives’ house. If a buffet is your style, theirs includes prime rib with creamy horseradish, and a whole mess of seafood and side dishes to make turkey haters fall in love.

[Photo Credit]

Cafe Flora

Vegans, vegetarians, and glutards the world over can flock to Flora for their beautifully prepared holiday feast. Their Thanksgiving menu includes pumpkin carpaccio and vegetable consume. A choice of two mains gives the meat-free folk options: acorn squash stuffed with a cauliflower-walnut pate, smashed rutabaga and heirloom potatoes, and spoon bread stuffing, or a savory gougere stuffed with winter veggies. Plus, they have a special kids’ Thanksgiving menu!

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BOKA Restaurant + Bar

This year, they’re going all out with turkey only one of eight entree options. There’s also mushroom and feta strudel, albacore tuna, cioppino, scallops, top sirloin, and even fried chicken. So, you can be thankful for all the other animals this year.

[Photo Credit]

Saint John's Bar & Eatery

Chefs Melissa Nyffeler of Dinette and Joe Randazzo of St. John’s and Solo are changing things up, south of the border this year. Head to the Hill for a 3-course Mexican meal with handmade, seasonal dishes for only $35. And tons of gluten-free options.

[Photo Credit]

Manhattan

Take all the work out, but leave the fun in with a prix fixe. Your turkey loving friend can still come and get some breast, but you can be happy with blackened king salmon or prime rib, and lovely wintery apps and desserts.

[Photo Credit]

Golden Beetle

Make it Med this year with grilled black cod or roasted root vegetable ragout. And if you’re a stickler for the desserts that usually come after the turkey, they have pecan pie and pumpkin pudding, done a little different, of course.

[Photo Credit]

Kasbah Authentic Moroccan Restaurant

Take things really off course with Kasbah. Just a little hungry? Starving? Ready to eat a house? Kasbah let’s you pick a 3- 4- or 5-course Moroccan feast, served up for four hours. Which is good, because that’s how long it takes to eat five courses of Moroccan food.

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Salty's on Alki

Want to go all out in West Seattle? Salty’s is offering salt-crusted prime rib, herb-crusted leg of lamb, and bone-in ham, alongside their traditional turkey. Plus, oysters, salt-crusted salmon (they love crusting things here), prawns, chowder, crab, and more sides and desserts than we can fit in this description — or in our stomachs.

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