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Downtown classic Wild Ginger will put its Asian-fusion twist on Thanksgiving dishes this year, as well as serving its typical menu.
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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day 2018 in Seattle

These 15 restaurants, from downtown to Bellevue, are serving special meals on Thanksgiving Day, from Asian fusion twists 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, as well as serving its typical menu.
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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 22, Seattle chefs, particularly those at hotel restaurants, are busting out traditional feasts but also seafood galore, decadent buffets, and even vegetarian tasting menus. Here’s where to find some of the best Thanksgiving dinners in Seattle for 2018.

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1. Tilth

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1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0801
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Focused not just on the food but also where it’s coming from, this cozy classic in Wallingford offers a Thanksgiving feast with an organic emphasis. The four-course meal comprises elegantly done staples like root vegetable salad with local eggs, smoked salmon, turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing, and Theo Chocolate cake. There’s a king oyster mushroom entree for vegetarians, too.

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2. 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 27th annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Best of all, no one will be subjected to pale imitations like tofurkey here. Root vegetable and mushroom bourguignon potpie, anyone?

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3. 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 pumpkin ricotta ravioli. Yes, there’s pumpkin pie, but more importantly there’s a pumpkin pie milkshake with an optional shot of rum.

4. Rider

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619 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 859-4242
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This grand, wood-fired restaurant at Hotel Theodor downtown is hosting two meals on Thanksgiving day. First is brunch with bottomless mimosas; second is dinner 4 to 8 p.m. with special menu items including stuffed quail, Brussels sprouts, and king crab mashed potatoes. Bonus: The next day Rider is hosting a Black Friday brunch with a menu full of Thanksgiving leftovers.

5. 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 luxurious menu of charcuterie, winter squash in various preparations, wood-roasted turkey, and prime rib. It can even be ordered to go for anyone who’d still rather do their overindulging at home.

6. Six Seven

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2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 269-4575
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At the Edgewater’s Puget Sound-side eatery, the four-course prix fixe menu and sweeping water views are available for $80 from noon to 8 p.m. The menu has all the Thanksgiving classics — turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie — but there are also plenty of Pacific Northwest twists, like foraged-mushroom risotto and miso-glazed black cod.

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7. 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 scallops and charred octopus on November 22, but for Thanksgiving there’s also a special plate of brown butter-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Mulled wine, a frozen Scotch sour, and ginger snap pumpkin pie round out the special offerings for the holiday.

8. Scout

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110 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-4700
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For its third annual “Friendsgiving” party, the downtown hotel Thompson starts with a much-needed cocktail hour alongside a killer view from the rooftop lounge, the Nest. That’s followed by an abundant family-style feast at the stylish restaurant downstairs, Scout, featuring roasted turkey, roasted trout, and oyster stuffing. Seatings are at noon and 4 p.m. and cost $90 for adults, $45 for children under 12.

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9. 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 foie gras stuffing and Maine lobster Newburg alongside wine pairings selected by knowledgeable sommeliers.

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10. Wild Ginger

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1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4450
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This longstanding downtown restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving and serving its regular menu with the addition of some special dishes for the day. Instead of rosemary and thyme, here the turkey will be seasoned with lemongrass and ginger. Other twists on the classics include rendang gravy, squash curry, and wok-fried veggies.

11. Goldfinch Tavern

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99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070
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Thanksgiving dinner reservations are sold out at the Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view, but there’s still a brunch buffet available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers like sweet potato tartlets and ahi poke share space with entrees like a turkey platter with sage gravy and fried sage and a prime beef plate with caramelized Brussels sprouts. It costs $50 per adult and $18 per child under 12.

12. Outlier

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1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-7755
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Hotel Monaco’s slightly eclectic restaurant is leaning into the Thanksgiving decadence this year with a four-course buffet featuring more than a dozen different items, including both rotisserie turkey and confit turkey leg, roasted heirloom squash, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin cheesecake. It’s $75 per adult, $40 per child under 12, and free for kids under 5.

13. 13 Coins

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255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-2513
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A 24/7 haven for old-school decadence since 1976, 13 Coins is celebrating its first Thanksgiving in its new Pioneer Square location this year. While the venue has changed, the $39.99 menu stays 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 8 or more, and the feast is also available at 13 Coins’ Sea-Tac and Bellevue restaurants.

14. 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 Thanksgiving feast showcasing all the expected traditional dishes — roasted squash, turkey with cranberry chutney, pecan pie — alongside some intriguing twists, like smoked salmon roe-filled deviled eggs and honeynut squash cheesecake.

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15. 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 three Daniel’s Broiler locations (South Lake Union, Leschi, and Bellevue). The four-course meal for $60 (plus tax and tip) offers choices like traditional roast turkey, herb-roasted prime rib, and maple-cured pork roast. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat free while a meal for children aged six to ten is just $12.

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1. Tilth

1411 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Pecan pie.
Shutterstock

Focused not just on the food but also where it’s coming from, this cozy classic in Wallingford offers a Thanksgiving feast with an organic emphasis. The four-course meal comprises elegantly done staples like root vegetable salad with local eggs, smoked salmon, turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing, and Theo Chocolate cake. There’s a king oyster mushroom entree for vegetarians, too.

1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Cafe Flora

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Cafe Flora.
Cafe Flora/Official

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 27th annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Best of all, no one will be subjected to pale imitations like tofurkey here. Root vegetable and mushroom bourguignon potpie, anyone?

2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

3. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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 pumpkin ricotta ravioli. 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

4. Rider

619 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

This grand, wood-fired restaurant at Hotel Theodor downtown is hosting two meals on Thanksgiving day. First is brunch with bottomless mimosas; second is dinner 4 to 8 p.m. with special menu items including stuffed quail, Brussels sprouts, and king crab mashed potatoes. Bonus: The next day Rider is hosting a Black Friday brunch with a menu full of Thanksgiving leftovers.

619 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Miller's Guild

612 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101

In Denny Triangle, Hotel Max’s chic restaurant is offering a luxurious menu of charcuterie, winter squash in various preparations, wood-roasted turkey, and prime rib. It can even be ordered to go for anyone who’d still rather do their overindulging at home.

612 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

6. Six Seven

2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Six Seven

At the Edgewater’s Puget Sound-side eatery, the four-course prix fixe menu and sweeping water views are available for $80 from noon to 8 p.m. The menu has all the Thanksgiving classics — turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie — but there are also plenty of Pacific Northwest twists, like foraged-mushroom risotto and miso-glazed black cod.

2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Shaker and Spear

2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

The Kimpton Palladian’s sharp downtown restaurant typically focuses on PNW seafood, so diners can still get their fill of scallops and charred octopus on November 22, but for Thanksgiving there’s also a special plate of brown butter-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Mulled wine, a frozen Scotch sour, and ginger snap pumpkin pie round out the special offerings for the holiday.

2000 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

8. Scout

110 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
The dining room at Scout.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

For its third annual “Friendsgiving” party, the downtown hotel Thompson starts with a much-needed cocktail hour alongside a killer view from the rooftop lounge, the Nest. That’s followed by an abundant family-style feast at the stylish restaurant downstairs, Scout, featuring roasted turkey, roasted trout, and oyster stuffing. Seatings are at noon and 4 p.m. and cost $90 for adults, $45 for children under 12.

110 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

9. RN74

1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Richard Duvall

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 foie gras stuffing and Maine lobster Newburg alongside wine pairings selected by knowledgeable sommeliers.

1433 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Wild Ginger

1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

This longstanding downtown restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving and serving its regular menu with the addition of some special dishes for the day. Instead of rosemary and thyme, here the turkey will be seasoned with lemongrass and ginger. Other twists on the classics include rendang gravy, squash curry, and wok-fried veggies.

1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Goldfinch Tavern

99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

Thanksgiving dinner reservations are sold out at the Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view, but there’s still a brunch buffet available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers like sweet potato tartlets and ahi poke share space with entrees like a turkey platter with sage gravy and fried sage and a prime beef plate with caramelized Brussels sprouts. It costs $50 per adult and $18 per child under 12.

99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

12. Outlier

1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Hotel Monaco’s slightly eclectic restaurant is leaning into the Thanksgiving decadence this year with a four-course buffet featuring more than a dozen different items, including both rotisserie turkey and confit turkey leg, roasted heirloom squash, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin cheesecake. It’s $75 per adult, $40 per child under 12, and free for kids under 5.

1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

13. 13 Coins

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

A 24/7 haven for old-school decadence since 1976, 13 Coins is celebrating its first Thanksgiving in its new Pioneer Square location this year. While the venue has changed, the $39.99 menu stays 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 8 or more, and the feast is also available at 13 Coins’ Sea-Tac and Bellevue restaurants.

255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

14. The Lakehouse

10455 NE 5th PL, Bellevue, WA 98004
The Lakehouse.
Suzi Pratt for Eater

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

10455 NE 5th PL
Bellevue, WA 98004

15. Daniel's Broiler

10500 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at each of its three Daniel’s Broiler locations (South Lake Union, Leschi, and Bellevue). The four-course meal for $60 (plus tax and tip) offers choices like traditional roast turkey, herb-roasted prime rib, and maple-cured pork roast. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat free while a meal for children aged six to ten is just $12.

10500 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

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