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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.

1. Daniel's Broiler

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809 Fairview Pl N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-8262
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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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2. Plum Bistro

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1429 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 838-5333
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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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3. Barking Frog

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14580 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 424-2999
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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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4. Cafe Flora

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2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9100
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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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5. BOKA Restaurant + Bar

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1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-9000
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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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6. Saint John's Bar & Eatery

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719 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 245-1390
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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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7. Manhattan

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1419 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6574
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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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8. Golden Beetle

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1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-2977
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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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9. Kasbah Authentic Moroccan Restaurant

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1471 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 788-0777
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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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10. Salty's on Alki

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1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 937-1600
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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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1. Daniel's Broiler

809 Fairview Pl N, Seattle, WA 98109
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]
809 Fairview Pl N
Seattle, WA 98109

2. Plum Bistro

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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]
1429 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

3. Barking Frog

14580 NE 145th St., Woodinville, WA 98072
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]
14580 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072

4. Cafe Flora

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
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!
[Photo Credit]
2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

5. BOKA Restaurant + Bar

1010 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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]
1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

6. Saint John's Bar & Eatery

719 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
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]
719 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Manhattan

1419 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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]
1419 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
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]
1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

9. Kasbah Authentic Moroccan Restaurant

1471 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117
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.
[Photo Credit]
1471 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117

10. Salty's on Alki

1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
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.
[Photo Credit]
1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

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