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Downtown’s Goldfinch Tavern offers a dine-in Thanksgiving feast, as well as brunch throughout the holiday weekend.
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14 Great Places to Eat Around Seattle on Thanksgiving 2021

Enjoy expertly prepared turkey — or pork, octopus, prime rib, and more — at these restaurants on Thanksgiving Day

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Downtown’s Goldfinch Tavern offers a dine-in Thanksgiving feast, as well as brunch throughout the holiday weekend.
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There’s plenty to love about dining out on Thanksgiving. For starters, not having to shop, cook, or clean afterward are some very attractive perks. Another boon to dining out is experiencing an expertly crafted three- or four-course menu from one of Seattle’s fine dining destinations. Historic Hotel Sorrento has prepared a Thanksgiving menu in homage to a holiday tradition that’s over 100 years old, and includes slow-cooked octopus, Dungeness crab, and — of course — turkey. Vegetarian restaurant Cafe Flora has a Thanksgiving menu with options like pumpkin risotto cakes, and cranberry Bramley apple chutney — with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Duwamish tribe.

For exceptional dine-in options on Thanksgiving, November 25, check out these 14 Seattle-area restaurants for some of the best feasts around. Many of these restaurants require reservations in advance, so be sure to check the website links provided for more information. Restaurants are listed from north to south.

King County requires proof of vaccination for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.

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Sunset Hill’s brick oven-fueled bistro Samara is offering a few ways to enjoy its four-course Thanksgiving feast. Reservations are recommended for dine-in on Thanksgiving day from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is also a take and bake menu as well as a stripped-down turkey dinner offering available for preorder. Some highlights on the dine-in Thanksgiving day menu include salmon, pork, or turkey options; a snack platter with smokey duck pate and olive tapenade; wood-roasted chanterelles, cauliflower, and almonds; and dessert choices like pumpkin pie or brandied sorbet.

Beach Café - Woodmark

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Kirkland’s Beach Cafe in The Woodmark Hotel is hosting Thanksgiving dinner complete with views of Lake Washington. The three-course meal includes options like butternut squash lobster bisque, smoked Alaskan king salmon, Akaushi New York strip sirloin, egg nog panna cotta, and more. Beach Cafe also includes a decadent vegetarian option — butternut squash cannelloni with charred mushrooms and pecorino — and a dedicated kid’s menu.

Cafe Flora

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Cafe Flora is a destination for fine vegetarian dining — with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options — that’s a hit for everyone. Plus, its Madison Valley location has a spacious, covered atrium that’s perfect for a rainy day. Cafe Flora’s four-course Thanksgiving dinner options include pumpkin risotto cakes with spiced carrot sauce; a seasonal vegetable puffed pastry packet with porcini cream sauce; miso roasted brussels sprouts; a kids menu, and more. Cafe Flora will be donating a portion of Thanksgiving’s proceeds to Real Rent Duwamish, which supports tribal services and the revival of Duwamish culture.

Daniel's Broiler

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The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at three Daniel’s Broiler locations: South Lake Union, Leschi Marina, and Bellevue. The steak and seafood institution’s four-course Thanksgiving meal options include a maple pork roast, king salmon, prime rib, and steak dishes. The whole meal is $75 per person (selecting a filet mignon option raises the price to $103), and kids six to 10 years old eat for $20.

The Lakehouse

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The sleek Eastside farm-to-table restaurant recently reopened for dine-in service, and its Thanksgiving feast is worth making the reservation. The Lakehouse’s $75 Thanksgiving plates includes roast turkey breast and braised leg, fennel sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and more. The Lakehouse also offers a kid’s plate for $24.

Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

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Capitol Hill’s hip diner has become a go-to holiday retreat for city-dwellers, even if it had to truncate its 24/7 dine-in service during the pandemic (its Instagram account promises a return to all-day and all-night dinning). While Lost Lake hasn’t yet released its Thanksgiving day menu, in the past it has served cider-brined turkey, honey-glazed ham, and vegetarian lasagna. Current specials include skirt steak fajitas and egg nog french toast.

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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Bourbon Steak

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Downtown Seattle’s newest steakhouse just added additional Thanksgiving dine-in reservation slots for its three-course dinner menu. Chef Michael Mina offers turkey from Little Farm by the Sea, cornbread stuffing, cranberry kumquat sauce, sweet potatoes, black truffle gravy, and more. Not big on turkey? Bourbon Steak’s Thanksgiving menu includes salmon, chicken, and steak options. For dessert, chose from pumpkin spiced beignets, or Valhrona chocolate s’mores.  

Ben Paris

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Steps away from Pike Place Market, The State Hotel’s restaurant Ben Paris offers a family style menu on Thanksgiving day. Turkey is the centerpiece here, which comes with cranberry-orange relish, fuji apple and sage pork sausage stuffing, and sweet potato gratin. Dinners can also add a beverage pairing of Washington or Oregon wines.

Hotel Sorrento

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First Hill’s historic Hotel Sorrento is offering a Thanksgiving day menu in addition to its regular offerings from November 24 through November 28. Created by chef Carolynn Spence as an homage to 100 years of the hotel’s Thanksgiving menu, offerings include oyster cocktail, octopus, burrata & wild mushroom bruschetta, and entree choices of turkey, hazelnut-crusted steelhead, pot roast, and more.

Wild Ginger

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This longstanding restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving at both Downtown and Bellevue locations from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wild Ginger hasn’t released its Thanksgiving menu yet, but past menu items have included Malay stuffed turkey and kabocha curry. Wild Ginger’s full menu will also be available on the holiday.

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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Goldfinch Tavern

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The Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view will be serving a Thanksgiving feast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (reservations required) as well as a holiday brunch from November 25 through November 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes appetizers like truffled devil eggs and hamachi crudo, and two entree choices: slow roasted turkey and sweet potato gnocchi, or diver scallops and rosemary salt crusted prime rib. Brunch offerings include vanilla bourbon brioche French toast, Dungeness crab cake, and bottomless orange or pomegranate mimosas.

13 Coins

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13 Coins is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at their three locations in SeaTac, Pioneer Square, and Bellevue. The three-course holiday menu is only $48 per person, and includes butternut squash soup, turkey with sage stuffing, yukon gold mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, candied yams with caramelized marshmallows, pumpkin pie, and more. 13 Coins also offers Thanksgiving meal takeout options for four or eight people.

Water's Table-Renton Restaurant

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Renton’s lakefront restaurant Waters Table at Hyatt Regency offers a three-course Thanksgiving day menu for $80 per person. Perfect for families, courses include apple and parsnip soup, turkey with fig and walnut stuffing, and dessert options of apple tart or pumpkin pie.

Copperleaf Restaurant

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The Copperleaf Restaurant located in SeaTac’s Cedarbrook Lodge offers a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast that’s only an eight-minute drive from the airport. Selections include potato leek potage, seasonal greens from local farms, and choices of smoked sablefish, venison, beef tenderloin, or turkey.

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Samara

Sunset Hill’s brick oven-fueled bistro Samara is offering a few ways to enjoy its four-course Thanksgiving feast. Reservations are recommended for dine-in on Thanksgiving day from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is also a take and bake menu as well as a stripped-down turkey dinner offering available for preorder. Some highlights on the dine-in Thanksgiving day menu include salmon, pork, or turkey options; a snack platter with smokey duck pate and olive tapenade; wood-roasted chanterelles, cauliflower, and almonds; and dessert choices like pumpkin pie or brandied sorbet.

Beach Café - Woodmark

Kirkland’s Beach Cafe in The Woodmark Hotel is hosting Thanksgiving dinner complete with views of Lake Washington. The three-course meal includes options like butternut squash lobster bisque, smoked Alaskan king salmon, Akaushi New York strip sirloin, egg nog panna cotta, and more. Beach Cafe also includes a decadent vegetarian option — butternut squash cannelloni with charred mushrooms and pecorino — and a dedicated kid’s menu.

Cafe Flora

Cafe Flora is a destination for fine vegetarian dining — with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options — that’s a hit for everyone. Plus, its Madison Valley location has a spacious, covered atrium that’s perfect for a rainy day. Cafe Flora’s four-course Thanksgiving dinner options include pumpkin risotto cakes with spiced carrot sauce; a seasonal vegetable puffed pastry packet with porcini cream sauce; miso roasted brussels sprouts; a kids menu, and more. Cafe Flora will be donating a portion of Thanksgiving’s proceeds to Real Rent Duwamish, which supports tribal services and the revival of Duwamish culture.

Daniel's Broiler

The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at three Daniel’s Broiler locations: South Lake Union, Leschi Marina, and Bellevue. The steak and seafood institution’s four-course Thanksgiving meal options include a maple pork roast, king salmon, prime rib, and steak dishes. The whole meal is $75 per person (selecting a filet mignon option raises the price to $103), and kids six to 10 years old eat for $20.

The Lakehouse

The sleek Eastside farm-to-table restaurant recently reopened for dine-in service, and its Thanksgiving feast is worth making the reservation. The Lakehouse’s $75 Thanksgiving plates includes roast turkey breast and braised leg, fennel sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and more. The Lakehouse also offers a kid’s plate for $24.

Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

The neon blue Lost Lake sign at dusk.
Lost Lake is a good option for those looking for a casual setting.
Lost Lake/Facebook

Capitol Hill’s hip diner has become a go-to holiday retreat for city-dwellers, even if it had to truncate its 24/7 dine-in service during the pandemic (its Instagram account promises a return to all-day and all-night dinning). While Lost Lake hasn’t yet released its Thanksgiving day menu, in the past it has served cider-brined turkey, honey-glazed ham, and vegetarian lasagna. Current specials include skirt steak fajitas and egg nog french toast.

The neon blue Lost Lake sign at dusk.
Lost Lake is a good option for those looking for a casual setting.
Lost Lake/Facebook

Bourbon Steak

Downtown Seattle’s newest steakhouse just added additional Thanksgiving dine-in reservation slots for its three-course dinner menu. Chef Michael Mina offers turkey from Little Farm by the Sea, cornbread stuffing, cranberry kumquat sauce, sweet potatoes, black truffle gravy, and more. Not big on turkey? Bourbon Steak’s Thanksgiving menu includes salmon, chicken, and steak options. For dessert, chose from pumpkin spiced beignets, or Valhrona chocolate s’mores.  

Ben Paris

Steps away from Pike Place Market, The State Hotel’s restaurant Ben Paris offers a family style menu on Thanksgiving day. Turkey is the centerpiece here, which comes with cranberry-orange relish, fuji apple and sage pork sausage stuffing, and sweet potato gratin. Dinners can also add a beverage pairing of Washington or Oregon wines.

Hotel Sorrento

First Hill’s historic Hotel Sorrento is offering a Thanksgiving day menu in addition to its regular offerings from November 24 through November 28. Created by chef Carolynn Spence as an homage to 100 years of the hotel’s Thanksgiving menu, offerings include oyster cocktail, octopus, burrata & wild mushroom bruschetta, and entree choices of turkey, hazelnut-crusted steelhead, pot roast, and more.

Wild Ginger

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 at both Downtown and Bellevue locations from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wild Ginger hasn’t released its Thanksgiving menu yet, but past menu items have included Malay stuffed turkey and kabocha curry. Wild Ginger’s full menu will also be available on the holiday.

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

Goldfinch Tavern

The Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view will be serving a Thanksgiving feast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (reservations required) as well as a holiday brunch from November 25 through November 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes appetizers like truffled devil eggs and hamachi crudo, and two entree choices: slow roasted turkey and sweet potato gnocchi, or diver scallops and rosemary salt crusted prime rib. Brunch offerings include vanilla bourbon brioche French toast, Dungeness crab cake, and bottomless orange or pomegranate mimosas.

13 Coins

13 Coins is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at their three locations in SeaTac, Pioneer Square, and Bellevue. The three-course holiday menu is only $48 per person, and includes butternut squash soup, turkey with sage stuffing, yukon gold mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, candied yams with caramelized marshmallows, pumpkin pie, and more. 13 Coins also offers Thanksgiving meal takeout options for four or eight people.

Water's Table-Renton Restaurant

Renton’s lakefront restaurant Waters Table at Hyatt Regency offers a three-course Thanksgiving day menu for $80 per person. Perfect for families, courses include apple and parsnip soup, turkey with fig and walnut stuffing, and dessert options of apple tart or pumpkin pie.

Copperleaf Restaurant

The Copperleaf Restaurant located in SeaTac’s Cedarbrook Lodge offers a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast that’s only an eight-minute drive from the airport. Selections include potato leek potage, seasonal greens from local farms, and choices of smoked sablefish, venison, beef tenderloin, or turkey.

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