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A bird’s eye view of various Thanksgiving Asian-influenced dishes from Wild Ginger, including noodles, rice, and vegetables.
Downtown classic Wild Ginger will put its Asian-fusion twist on Thanksgiving dishes this year.
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14 Great Places to Eat Around Seattle on Thanksgiving 2019

From Asian twists to Italian feasts to classic pumpkin pie and turkey

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Downtown classic Wild Ginger will put its Asian-fusion twist on Thanksgiving dishes this year.
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The joys of Thanksgiving at a restaurant are real: No cooking, no cleaning, and a guaranteed limit to the amount of time the family celebration can last. This Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 28, Seattle chefs far and wide are busting out decadent buffets with traditional dishes, Asian-fusion fare and seafood galore. From Ballard to the Eastside, here’s where to find some of the best Thanksgiving dinners in Seattle for 2019.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Samara

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6414 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 946-6997
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From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 28, Ballard diners can indulge in Samara’s four-course Thanksgiving meal, featuring a heritage turkey dinner with sourdough stuffing, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy. Baked kabocha squash with sage bread pudding and oven-roasted king salmon with grilled beets make appealing vegetarian and pescatarian options. Dinner is $65 per person.

A top-down view of a pumpkin pie against a dark wood table.
Pumpking pie.
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2. Agrodolce

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709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-9707
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Sticking to its Italian roots, Agrodolce’s pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu is stacked with caramelized onion crostada, squash cavatelli with crispy prosciutto, turkey breast involtini, and pumpkin cannoli for dessert. Dinner is $75 per person and vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

3. Cafe Flora

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2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-9100
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Here’s a novel idea: How about a holiday dinner that doesn’t induce meat sweats and regret? Everyone’s favorite Madison Valley vegetable emporium is offering its annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Pale imitations like tofurkey are set aside for dishes such as delicate squash with mushroom-chestnut gravy and cranberry apple corn cake.

4. Daniel's Broiler

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10500 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 462-4662
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The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at each of its four Daniel’s Broiler locations: South Lake Union, Leschi, Bellevue, and Downtown. The Hyatt Regency location will be hosting a traditional, buffet dinner for $60 while the other three locations are hosting a four-course meal for the same price. Roast turkey, smoked ham, maple-glazed yams and pumpkin pie are a few menu samples. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat free while a meal for children aged six to ten is just $20.

5. The Lakehouse

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10455 NE 5th PL
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-7076
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Chef Jason Wilson’s sleek Eastside farm-to-table restaurant is serving a three-course Thanksgiving feast showcasing all the expected traditional dishes — roasted squash, turkey with cranberry chutney, pumpkin pie — alongside some intriguing twists, like smoked salmon roe-filled deviled eggs and apple stuffing as a side.

The interior of the Lakehouse, trimmed with dark wood rafters and chairs, white ceilings, and hardwood floors.
The Lakehouse offers a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.
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6. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

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1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678
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This hip 24-hour diner has become a go-to holiday retreat for city-dwellers. Along with a modified menu offered all day, there’s a Thanksgiving feast of cider-brined turkey, honey-glazed ham, and cheesy, vegetarian lasagna. Yes, there’s pumpkin pie, but more importantly there’s a pumpkin pie milkshake with an optional shot of rum.

The neon blue Lost Lake sign at dusk.
Lost Lake is a good option for those looking for a casual setting.
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7. Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

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10400 NE 4th St #3100
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 625-2080
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The special Thanksgiving brunch at this Bellevue steakhouse features dishes such as brown butter pumpkin spice waffles and scotch eggs Benedict, accompanied by a build-your-own-bloody-mary bar. Traditional entrees and sides are given an Asian-fusion twist, including the curry-roasted cauliflower steak, char siu honey-glazed pork belly, and yuzu cranberry sauce. Brunch takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is $95 per adult ($35 for children 12 and under).

A bowl of stuffing next to plates of pot stickers on a table with a vase of flowers.
Ascend offers a brunch spread at Thanksgiving.
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8. Miller's Guild

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612 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-3663
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In Denny Triangle, Hotel Max’s chic restaurant is offering a decadent Thanksgiving dinner menu with starters like pork pate croquettes accompanied by classics such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, and pecan pie. The three-course meal is $89 for adults and $48 for kids 12 and under.

A view of the striking golden-hued bar at Miller’s Guild.
Miller’s Guild delivers classic Thanksgiving dishes in an upscale setting.
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9. Shaker and Spear

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2000 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 826-1700
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The Kimpton Palladian’s sharp downtown restaurant typically focuses on PNW seafood, so diners can still get their fill of the usual menu on November 28. But, for Thanksgiving, there’s also a special plate of sage-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sausage stuffing, as well as a dessert offering of ginger snap pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the Thanksgiving specials will be available as long as supplies last.

A metal bowl filled with sage-roasted turkey at Shaker and Spear.
Sage-roasted turkey.
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10. RN74

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1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 456-7474
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If Thanksgiving is the one day a year to loosen belts at the dinner table and go all out, this sophisticated downtown eatery, inspired by the French food and wine of Burgundy, may be just the place to do it. Nothing screams holiday decadence like king salmon tartare and Maine lobster pot pie, alongside wine pairings selected by knowledgeable sommeliers.

11. Wild Ginger

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1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4450
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This longstanding restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving, serving its regular menu and some special dishes at its downtown location. Instead of rosemary and thyme, here the turkey will be seasoned with five spice and turmeric and accompanied by pork sticky rice. Other twists include curry kabocha and wok-fried Brussels sprouts.

A bird’s eye view of various Thanksgiving Asian-influenced dishes from Wild Ginger, including noodles, rice, and vegetables.
Noodles, sticky rice, and turkey seasoned with five spice and turmeric, along with side dishes.
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12. Goldfinch Tavern

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99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070
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The Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view will be serving a classic Thanksgiving feast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (reservations required) as well as a holiday brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner dishes include turkey breast, crispy Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin risotto, while Northwest favorites such as oysters and crab cakes are on both menus. The three-course dinner is $135 per adult, and the brunch buffet is $65. Both options are $35 for kids 12 and under.

The sleek Goldfinch Tavern dining room, with wood accents and a white ceiling.
Goldfinch Tavern is steps from Pike Place Market.
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13. Outlier

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1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-7755
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Hotel Monaco’s eclectic restaurant is leaning into the Thanksgiving decadence this year with a brunch buffet from noon to 8 p.m., featuring a blend of American and Filipino dishes, such as apple and endive salad, pork longaniza, braised turkey legs and cranberry upside-down cake. It’s $65 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended.

14. 13 Coins

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255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-2513
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13 Coins is celebrating its second Thanksgiving dinner at its Pioneer Square location. The $39.99 menu ($19.99 for kids 12 and under) remains relatively the same, with the likes of butternut squash soup, roast turkey with all the fixin’s, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are available for parties of 6 or more, and the feast is also available at 13 Coins’s Sea-Tac and Bellevue restaurants.

The dining room at 13 Coins, with dark leather upholstered bar stools and booths.
13 Coins has lots of room to spread out at its Pioneer Square location.
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1. Samara

6414 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
A top-down view of a pumpkin pie against a dark wood table.
Pumpking pie.
Courtesy of Samara

From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 28, Ballard diners can indulge in Samara’s four-course Thanksgiving meal, featuring a heritage turkey dinner with sourdough stuffing, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy. Baked kabocha squash with sage bread pudding and oven-roasted king salmon with grilled beets make appealing vegetarian and pescatarian options. Dinner is $65 per person.

6414 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

2. Agrodolce

709 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Sticking to its Italian roots, Agrodolce’s pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu is stacked with caramelized onion crostada, squash cavatelli with crispy prosciutto, turkey breast involtini, and pumpkin cannoli for dessert. Dinner is $75 per person and vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103

3. Cafe Flora

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Here’s a novel idea: How about a holiday dinner that doesn’t induce meat sweats and regret? Everyone’s favorite Madison Valley vegetable emporium is offering its annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Pale imitations like tofurkey are set aside for dishes such as delicate squash with mushroom-chestnut gravy and cranberry apple corn cake.

2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

4. Daniel's Broiler

10500 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at each of its four Daniel’s Broiler locations: South Lake Union, Leschi, Bellevue, and Downtown. The Hyatt Regency location will be hosting a traditional, buffet dinner for $60 while the other three locations are hosting a four-course meal for the same price. Roast turkey, smoked ham, maple-glazed yams and pumpkin pie are a few menu samples. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat free while a meal for children aged six to ten is just $20.

10500 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

5. The Lakehouse

10455 NE 5th PL, Bellevue, WA 98004
The interior of the Lakehouse, trimmed with dark wood rafters and chairs, white ceilings, and hardwood floors.
The Lakehouse offers a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

Chef Jason Wilson’s sleek Eastside farm-to-table restaurant is serving a three-course Thanksgiving feast showcasing all the expected traditional dishes — roasted squash, turkey with cranberry chutney, pumpkin pie — alongside some intriguing twists, like smoked salmon roe-filled deviled eggs and apple stuffing as a side.

10455 NE 5th PL
Bellevue, WA 98004

6. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
The neon blue Lost Lake sign at dusk.
Lost Lake is a good option for those looking for a casual setting.
Lost Lake/Facebook

This hip 24-hour diner has become a go-to holiday retreat for city-dwellers. Along with a modified menu offered all day, there’s a Thanksgiving feast of cider-brined turkey, honey-glazed ham, and cheesy, vegetarian lasagna. Yes, there’s pumpkin pie, but more importantly there’s a pumpkin pie milkshake with an optional shot of rum.

1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

10400 NE 4th St #3100, Bellevue, WA 98004
A bowl of stuffing next to plates of pot stickers on a table with a vase of flowers.
Ascend offers a brunch spread at Thanksgiving.
Ascend/Facebook

The special Thanksgiving brunch at this Bellevue steakhouse features dishes such as brown butter pumpkin spice waffles and scotch eggs Benedict, accompanied by a build-your-own-bloody-mary bar. Traditional entrees and sides are given an Asian-fusion twist, including the curry-roasted cauliflower steak, char siu honey-glazed pork belly, and yuzu cranberry sauce. Brunch takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is $95 per adult ($35 for children 12 and under).

10400 NE 4th St #3100
Bellevue, WA 98004

8. Miller's Guild

612 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
A view of the striking golden-hued bar at Miller’s Guild.
Miller’s Guild delivers classic Thanksgiving dishes in an upscale setting.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

In Denny Triangle, Hotel Max’s chic restaurant is offering a decadent Thanksgiving dinner menu with starters like pork pate croquettes accompanied by classics such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, and pecan pie. The three-course meal is $89 for adults and $48 for kids 12 and under.

612 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Shaker and Spear

2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
A metal bowl filled with sage-roasted turkey at Shaker and Spear.
Sage-roasted turkey.
Shaker and Spear/Facebook

The Kimpton Palladian’s sharp downtown restaurant typically focuses on PNW seafood, so diners can still get their fill of the usual menu on November 28. But, for Thanksgiving, there’s also a special plate of sage-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sausage stuffing, as well as a dessert offering of ginger snap pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the Thanksgiving specials will be available as long as supplies last.

2000 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

10. RN74

1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

If Thanksgiving is the one day a year to loosen belts at the dinner table and go all out, this sophisticated downtown eatery, inspired by the French food and wine of Burgundy, may be just the place to do it. Nothing screams holiday decadence like king salmon tartare and Maine lobster pot pie, alongside wine pairings selected by knowledgeable sommeliers.

1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Wild Ginger

1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
A bird’s eye view of various Thanksgiving Asian-influenced dishes from Wild Ginger, including noodles, rice, and vegetables.
Noodles, sticky rice, and turkey seasoned with five spice and turmeric, along with side dishes.
Wild Ginger/Facebook

This longstanding restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving, serving its regular menu and some special dishes at its downtown location. Instead of rosemary and thyme, here the turkey will be seasoned with five spice and turmeric and accompanied by pork sticky rice. Other twists include curry kabocha and wok-fried Brussels sprouts.

1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

12. Goldfinch Tavern

99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
The sleek Goldfinch Tavern dining room, with wood accents and a white ceiling.
Goldfinch Tavern is steps from Pike Place Market.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

The Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view will be serving a classic Thanksgiving feast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (reservations required) as well as a holiday brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner dishes include turkey breast, crispy Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin risotto, while Northwest favorites such as oysters and crab cakes are on both menus. The three-course dinner is $135 per adult, and the brunch buffet is $65. Both options are $35 for kids 12 and under.

99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

13. Outlier

1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Hotel Monaco’s eclectic restaurant is leaning into the Thanksgiving decadence this year with a brunch buffet from noon to 8 p.m., featuring a blend of American and Filipino dishes, such as apple and endive salad, pork longaniza, braised turkey legs and cranberry upside-down cake. It’s $65 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended.

1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

14. 13 Coins

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
The dining room at 13 Coins, with dark leather upholstered bar stools and booths.
13 Coins has lots of room to spread out at its Pioneer Square location.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

13 Coins is celebrating its second Thanksgiving dinner at its Pioneer Square location. The $39.99 menu ($19.99 for kids 12 and under) remains relatively the same, with the likes of butternut squash soup, roast turkey with all the fixin’s, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are available for parties of 6 or more, and the feast is also available at 13 Coins’s Sea-Tac and Bellevue restaurants.

255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

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