Your Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat Out (Or Pick Up Food From) For Thanksgiving 2017 in Seattle

November 16, 2017
Avoid Pinterest fails and order these festive treats from Cupcake Royale instead. (Cupcake Royale / Instagram)

Whether the only thing you know how to make is reservations, or you simply don't feel up to the daunting task of cooking dinner for a crowd, we've got you covered. We've compiled all the places serving Thanksgiving dinners (like Tilth and RN74), along with some last-minute catering and take-home dessert options (like Home Remedy and Coyle's Bakeshop) that will make you look like a genius. Note: We advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible, as many of these locations may already be fully booked and deadlines are fast approaching for pickup orders. Call ahead to make sure. For more Turkey Day options (including concerts and fun runs) check out our complete Thanksgiving calendar.

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The 5 Point Cafe
The legendary 24-hour dive bar will be serving up a traditional Thanksgiving menu and drink specials in addition to their usual menu.

13 Coins
As an argument in favor of your spending the holiday with them, beloved 24-hour restaurant 13 Coins offers simply that they've "been roasting turkeys for 50 years," which is hard to debate. Plus, they're closing soon, so this may be one of your last chances to eat there before their relocation to Pioneer Square in January—all the more reason to tuck into a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a pumpkin-spiced bundt cake from their swanky black booths and high-backed leather chairs.

At Chef Maria Hines' Southern Italian trattoria-style supper, choose your own adventure with a selection between caramelized brussels sprout "casserole" with creamy mushrooms and crispy fried shallots, sweet potato cavatelli with sage brown butter, cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds, or turkey breast involtini, a "turkey breast that is slowly cooked in a water bath then rolled with provolone picante and speck and served with savory focaccia bread pudding and pomegranate gastrique." Buon appetito!

All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
The star of Executive Chef Scott Mickelson's menu is an extravagant turducken, with "roasted roulade of smoked turkey breast and duck confit, wrapped in chicken skin, served with cranberry anise demi."

Belltown Brewing
If you consider beer not merely the pairing to a meal but the main event, Belltown Brewing has dreamed up a Thanksgiving just for people like you, with a holiday flight that includes four beers (including a pie-inspired pale ale brewed with pumpkins) and a comforting dinner with fire-roasted turkey and house-made seeded pretzel stuffing.

Cafe Flora
The innovative vegetarian restaurant provides a menu of plant-based wonders, like brown-butter filo spirals filled with wilted greens, pecans, gruyere, and fontina and roasted acorn squash wedge with foraged chanterelle mushrooms, with a rustic apple tart topped with horchata ice cream and cranberry gelee for desserts. Vegan and gluten-free options are available, and there's a vegan/gluten-free kids' menu, too.

Chandler's Crabhouse
The seafood spot with a view of Lake Union serves a four-course feast incorporating shrimp, crab, and king salmon.

Daniel's Broiler
In Maria Semple's Seattle-based novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the titular character and her family go out to Daniel's Broiler for Thanksgiving, making teenage daughter Bee the envy of all of her classmates. You, too, can claim this covetable situation for yourself with the famous Northwest steakhouse's four-course Turkey Day menu, which will be served at all three of its locations.

The Dunbar Room
Pile your plate high with offerings from the Dunbar Room's sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings, including antipasti, Beecher's cheese, sage roasted turkey and cedar plank salmon, and pumpkin pie and apple normandy tart for dessert.

Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Hotel is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving with features like seafood towers, a bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, complimentary access to the Football Lounge, a photo booth station, a kid's lounge, and more.

Goldfinch Tavern
Joe Ritchie's Thanksgiving menu includes all the staples as well as imaginative, unconventional extras like Dungeness crab and beet salad, seared duck breast with black truffle parsnips and wild mushrooms, sage ricotta ravioli, and a show-stopping lavender creme brûlée with roasted figs for dessert. There's also a wine pairing and a beer pairing to add onto your meal, should you be so inclined.

The Herbfarm
For this nine-course menu, the Herbfarm sources ingredients directly from the bounty of produce harvested from their own garden and farm, with curated wine pairings from their 25,000 bottle cellar.

Hula Hula
Hula Hula puts a tropical tiki twist on Thanksgiving with a menu that includes a roasted-smoked Northwest turkey with rosemary gravy, sausage-herb stuffing, creamy mashed Yukon gold potatoes, crispy brussel sprouts, pineapple cranberry sauce, and a house-made Hawaiian sweet roll, with house-made banana cream pumpkin pie slice for dessert. Stay on for karaoke after.

Mama's Cantina
This time of year can be particularly trying for industry folks, so Mama's Cantina has planned a therapeutic Thanksgiving fiesta especially for them (but open to anyone else who'd like to join the fun), complete with the healing powers of a Mexican Boiler Maker (Belltown Brewing beer and a shot of tequila) and a Turkey Mole Tamale Plate with Rice and Beans. Plus, get your holiday season aggression out by taking a couple whacks at Mama's Turkey Piñata.

Il Fornaio
The trattoria-inspired chain offers an Italian take on a traditional four-course Thanksgiving feast, with "torta di zucca con gelato" (pumpkin pie with ice cream) for dessert.

The Lakehouse
James Beard award-winning chef Jason Wilson's love of local produce is evident in this menu that incorporates seasonal veggies like sunchokes, squash, and chanterelles.

Local 360
Pre-game for the big day with a brunch with chicken and waffles. Traditional Thanksgiving fare will be served from 12-9 pm, with a locally sourced brined roast turkey plate and all the fixings.

Lost Lake
The hip, mid-century-inspired diner will be hosting a full Thanksgiving menu with vegetarian options, seasonal drink specials, and "lots of holiday spirit" all day.

Margaux offers a casual but elegant Thanksgiving buffet, with maple-brined turkey, pineapple and rum-glazed ham, grilled marinated beef tri-tip with green peppercorn demi-glace, and butternut squash ravioli.

Miller's Guild
Miller's Guild is offering a simple, elegant Thanksgiving menu, with a choice of grilled dry-aged eye of rib steak and a classic wood roasted turkey and braised turkey legs. If you have any room left, there's pecan pie and pumpkin pie with marmalade and bourbon caramel for dessert.

For Thanksgiving, Outlier hosts a Pacific Northwest-inspired buffet, with Macrina Bakery bread, roasted heirloom squash salad, roasted turkey and duck, wild mushroom bread pudding, and more.

Plum Bistro
Vegan options for Thanksgiving can be few and far between, but the plant-based mavens at Plum Bistro have you covered with an animal-free feast. Pardon the Tofurkey and instead stuff yourself with smothered tofu or a smoked seitan roast. And of course, don't forget a side of Plum's famous "mac 'n yease." Gluten free options available.

Red Cedar & Sage
Choose between turkey or prime rib, served with mixed green salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy and traditional cranberry sauce, with pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert.

Sit down to a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at this South Lake Union osteria, which marries classic Italian dishes with local Pacific Northwest ingredients.

Francophiles will swoon for Executive Chef Thomas Griese's French-inspired menu, which includes sweet potato gnocchi, roasted heritage turkey with fall cranberry compote, roasted foie gras stuffing, filet Beef Wellington with truffled mushroom duxelles, and a "Lobster Seafood Fantasy" (geoduck, bay scallops, sweet shrimp, king oyster mushroom, sea beans, and lemon beurre fondue). Don't forget Mousse Au Chocolat with rosemary and orange liqueur for dessert.

Scout PNW
The Thompson Hotel's Scout, a collaboration between Executive Chef Derek Simcik and Chef Josh Henderson of Huxley Wallace, welcomes guests to join their Friendsgiving with a simple farm-to-table menu that includes roasted turkey, roasted trout, and a luxe oyster brioche stuffing.

Six Seven
Spend Thanksgiving overlooking the Puget Sound at the Edgewater Hotel's Six Seven, with a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes seafood like Dungeness crab cakes, cedar plank king salmon, and miso-glazed black cod in addition to all the classics.

In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, and sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers. Their Thanksgiving feast promises to be no different, featuring a winter root vegetable salad with carrot, rutabaga, and parsnips in a sherry vinaigrette, Pacific Northwest salmon crostini on rye bread from the excellent local Sea Wolf Bakers, and a choice of roasted turkey breast with pommes puree with chestnut-brioche dressing and cranberry or grass-run rib eye with brussels sprouts and zesty chimichurri.

For this Thanksgiving buffet, Chef Steven Ariel of TRACE updates comforting classics with his trademark Hawaiian twist, resulting in mash-ups like kalua turkey and macadamia nut stuffing. For additional indulgence, an optional drink pairing menu with spiked egg nog, ciders, and wines is available.

Waterways Cruises
Take to the sea this Thanksgiving with a 2.5-hour yacht cruise that tours Lake Union and Lake Washington. Enjoy flutes of champagne and sparkling cider, a buffet, and a full-service bar.

Wild Ginger
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and sweet potato mash. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available, and the meal will be capped off with a Madagascar vanilla bean cheesecake from the excellent Hood Famous Bakeshop.

Home Remedy
Let Tom Douglas himself cater your Thanksgiving, with an herb-brined turkey, Northwest mushroom stuffing, chili-spiked brussels sprouts, and Dahlia Bakery dinner rolls. Tip: Dahlia Bakery a la carte items, like their world-famous coconut cream pie, can be added on as well!
Deadline: Order by 1 pm on Tuesday, November 21st.

Reserve a complete Thanksgiving dinner with an apple cider and rosemary-glazed turkey and Wenatchee apple crumble. Pick it up the day before or the morning of the big day. Revel in your status as the most laid-back host ever.
Deadline: Order by 12 pm on Friday, November 17th.

Plum Bistro
Plum also offers a vegan catering menu available for pick-up, with entrees, sides sold by the pound, pies, and gluten-free options.
Deadline: Not listed, but order ahead to be safe.

A La Mode Pies
A La Mode's Thanksgiving menu features six of their most-loved unique flavors, like apple-ginger pie, a spiced Mexican chocolate mousse pie, and a pumpkin pie with a gingersnap crust.
Deadline: Order by Monday, November 20.

Amandine Bakeshop
The Capitol Hill bakery has pies, tarts, buttermilk rolls, and loaves of sweet potato sourdough.
Deadline: Order by Monday, November 20.

The Cookie Counter
You'll have to hurry if you want to snatch up some of this vegan Greenwood bakery's pies, which have gluten-free options. If you miss the deadline, they'll also be taking orders in person at their ice cream and pie social this Friday (which also sounds like a lot of fun).
Deadline: Order by 10 pm on Thursday, November 16.

Coyle's Bakeshop
Baker Rachel Coyle first broke into the business by churning out pies to sell to friends out of her tiny studio apartment. This year, she continues the tradition with a selection that includes showstoppers like bourbon and dark chocolate pecan pie, cranberry and cornmeal upside-down cake, an apple galette, and (of course) pumpkin pie. There's also savory options like a dinner rolls and a galette with gruyere and caramelized onions.
Deadline: Order by 5 pm on Sunday, November 19.

Cupcake Royale
The local cupcakery has some festive turkey-topped cupcakes and a cranberry white chocolate cupcake that would fit right in at your gathering. They also offer delivery right to your door for maximum convenience.
Deadline: Order by 12 pm on Wednesday, November 22.

D'ambrosio Gelato
Choose two flavors to pair in a traditional Italian semifreddo (a frozen dessert over pan di spagna, or Italian spongecake). D’ambrosio suggests some dreamy-sounding pairings like pumpkin and salted caramel, pumpkin and Theo chocolate, and pumpkin and stracciatella, or let your imagination run wild.
Deadline: Deadline: Not listed, but pre-order is required (order ahead to be safe). Call 206-327-9175.

Frankie & Jo's
For a vegan and dairy-free option, try Frankie & Jo's plant-based ice creams made with sprouted cashew milk and coconut milk, in flavors like gingered golden milk and Japanese pumpkin.
Deadline: Order by 12 pm on Sunday, November 19.

Hood Famous Bakeshop
Hood Famous offers their Filipino sweets, like a Buko pie made with young coconut custard and streusel topping, for pre-order. Note that cheesecakes (like their to-die for purple ube cheesecake) are available for pick-up only.
Deadline: Order by 2 pm on Sunday, November 19.

Impress your guests with Southern-style pies, retro hummingbird and red velvet cakes, and dinner rolls from Salare's sister restaurant Junebaby, which was just named one of the best restaurants in America by Thrillist.
Deadline: Order by Sunday, November 19.

Macrina Bakery
Macrina’s Thanksgiving menu includes pies, stuffing, babka, stuffing, and savory starters like Brie and a galette. Their pumpkin pie is decorated with leaf cutouts and sugared cranberries.
Deadline: Order by 12 pm on Monday, November 20.

Sweet Bumpas
Sweet Bumpas is already sold out of pies for Thanksgiving, but they’ll have packed pints of their small-batch ice cream in flavors like pumpkin masala or apple fritter available for pick-up. There’s vegan options like an apricot dreamsicle sorbet, too.
Deadline: Order by Wednesday, November 15.

Trophy Cupcakes
Trophy’s clever seasonal cupcakes resemble a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and latticed pies. They’ve also got a Thanksgiving pie dozen with pumpkin pie, apple pie, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie flavors.
Deadline: Recommended to order as early as possible, with at least 48 hours’ notice.