Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means it’s almost time to indulge in the quintessential meal of the year. Instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to prepare a crowd-pleasing feast, consider dining out for Thanksgiving. From straight-up traditional Thanksgiving menus to vegetarian versions of turkey and stuffing, we’ve rounded up the best places to dine out on Turkey Day. Psst! Call and reserve a table nowmost restaurants are open for limited hours on Thanksgiving.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle-Thanksgiving

photo: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
You can always count on the restaurants at finer hotels to provide a Thanksgiving feast. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will be serving a Thanksgiving Buffet in their Ballroom and Foyer—perfect for large families or groups. In addition to traditional Turkey Day fixings (think roasted organic turkey, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and roasted yams and green beans ), the buffet dinner will include beef prime rib and turkey and butternut squash ravioli as well as butternut and apple soup, a delish dessert buffet and more. To keep the little ones happy, there will be a children’s buffet and kids’ area with books, games and toys. And for sports enthusiasts, a Football Lounge. Need we say more?

Four Seasons Ballroom
99 Union St.
Seattle, Wa 98101
Reservations: 206-749-7070
Online: fourseasons.com/seattle/dining/events_and_promotions

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $60/Adults; $25/Kids (ages 6-12); 5 & under Free

goldfinch tavern thanksgiving

photo: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

If you prefer a more intimate dining experience, Goldfinch Tavern chefs have created an amazing three-course Thanksgiving menu, served table-side with views of Elliott Bay. The menu will include family-style appetizers such as fried oysters, tuna tartare, caviar and cauliflower cream and a variety of entrées including prime rib of Wagyu beef, roasted organic turkey breast, seared steelhead and goat cheese ravioli. No Thanksgiving feast is complete with out the sides: wild mushroom bread pudding, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, roasted yams, roasted green beans and cranberry sauce. Round off your Thanksgiving feast with sweet treats such as classic pumpkin pie, warm chocolate pecan tarts or cinnamon-dusted donut holes.

Kids will have their own three-course menu to choose from including turkey, grilled salmon or grilled cheese served with mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots. And for dessert? Ice cream, chocolate cake or donut holes with chocolate dip. This just might be your kids’ best Thanksgiving meal yet.

Goldfinch Tavern
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
99 Union St.
Seattle, Wa 98101
Reservations: 206-749-7070
Online: fourseasons.com/seattle/dining/events_and_promotions

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from 2 p.m.–9 p.m.
Cost: $95/Adults; $35/Kids; Wine pairing for additional $75

Daniel’s Broiler
Daniel’s Broiler will be offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu at its three Puget Sound locations – Lake Union, Leschi and Bellevue – that showcases tastes of the Pacific Northwest. Start your meal off with some house-smoked salmon spread and veggies followed by Daniel’s creamy Northwest-style clam chowder or mixed green salad with bay shrimp. Entrée selections include traditional roast turkey with sage dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry relish and mashed potatoes; herb-roasted prime rib with horseradish sauce and mashed potatoes; maple-cured pork roast with sherry mustard glaze, mashed potatoes and sage-dressing; or broiled fresh salmon with lemon-herb butter sauce and baby red potatoes.

Be sure to save room for dessert because this year’s menu includes vanilla crème bruleé, chocolate raspberry charlotte, Olympic Mountain ice cream and traditional pumpkin pie. For little ones, the kids’ menu will include a starter, choice of entrée from the adult menu and dessert. For kiddos 5 and under, a free traditional roasted turkey dinner and pumpkin pie or ice cream will fill their little bellies. Bonus: If you’re looking for a classic steakhouse experience on Thanksgiving, USDA Prime steaks will be available for substitution at an additional price.

daniel's broiler bellevue

photo: Daniel’s Broiler at Bellevue Facebook page

Daniel’s Broiler at Bellevue
10500 NE 8th, 21st Floor
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Reservations: 425-462-4662
Online: schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler/daniels-bellevue

Daniel’s Broiler at Lake Union
809 Fairview Pl. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Reservations: 206-621-8262
Online: schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler/daniels-lake%20union

Daniel’s Broiler at Leschi
200 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Reservations: 206-329-4191
Online: schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler/daniels-leschi

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from noon.–8 p.m.
Cost: $57/Adults; $12/Kids (ages 6-10); 5 & under Free

Chandler’s Crabhouse 
Once again, Chandler’s Crabhouse will be offering a four-course Turkey Day meal at its iconic waterfront location on Lake Union. This year’s menu will feature a traditional roasted turkey breast with traditional gravy, grilled king salmon with Dungeness crab butter and glazed Virginia-Style country ham. All entrées will include sage-chestnut dressing, cranberry sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable. For dessert, choose between the key lime pie, Olympic Mountain ice cream or traditional pumpkin pie. Little ones dining at Chandler’s for Thanksgiving will have their choice of a starter, entrée and dessert off the children’s menu and minis (5 & under) will receive a complimentary traditional roasted turkey dinner and pumpkin pie or ice cream for dessert.

Chandler's Main Dining Room

photo: Chandler’s Crabhouse

Chandler’s Crabhouse
901 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Reservations: 206-223-2722
Online: schwartzbros.com/chandlers-crabhouse

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from noon-8 p.m.
Cost: $50/Adults; $12/Kids (ages 6-10); 5 & under Free

Cafe Flora
For vegetarians, Cafe Flora will be serving a delicious four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The menu (which is available with gluten-free and vegan options) will start with Jerusalem artichoke blini, tieton farm sheep camembert and date and bramley apple chutney. For the second course, enjoy roasted grapes, heirloom carrots, baby fennel, frisee, citrus buerre blanc and crispy hominy followed by wild mushroom and chestnut bread pudding with porcini cream sauce, red onion marmalade and roasted parsnip and cabbage mashed potatoes or delicata squash medallions with cauliflower walnut pate, satsuma cranberry chutney, brussel sprout pecan gratin, and sweet potato mash with bordelaise sauce. For dessert, choose between a dark chocolate tart with candied cranberries, a booth canyon pear and ricotta cheesecake or pumpkin pie with caramel whipped cream.

Cafe Flora Pumpkin Tart

photo: Cafe Flora

Cafe Flora
2901 E. Madison St.
Seattle, Wa 98112
Reservations: 206-325-9100 x3
Online: cafeflora.com

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Call early; reservations fill up fast!
Cost: $65/Adults; $25/Kids

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
With outstanding views of the Falls and Snoqualmie River, The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa provides a first-of-the-season experience. And this Thanksgiving will be no exception. The traditional feast will feature a four-course meal including your choice of butternut squash soup or Dungeness crab bisque followed by a kale, baby spinach or wedge Caesar salad. The main course will consist of slow roasted turkey, beef prime rib, roasted sunchoke risotto or pan seared salmon served with buttermilk whipped potatoes, traditional sage stuffing and Salish honey glazed baby carrots. And to round off your meal: classic pumpkin pie or pecan pie.

The kids’ menu will consist of a smaller three-course meal including cut vegetables, slow roasted turkey, breaded chicken strips or grilled salmon and either classic pumpkin pie with Salish honey whipped cream or pecan pie with blueberry and Salish honey compote and cinnamon cream.

salish lodge

photo: Salish Lodge & Spa Facebook page

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
6501 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie, Wa 98065
Reservations: 800-272-5474
Online: salishlodge.com/diningroom

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from noon-7 p.m.
Cost: $100/Adults; $30/Kids (ages 6-12); 5 & under Free

Urbane
At Urbane, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the heart of downtown Seattle, with main dishes and family-style sides sourced from the top Northwest producers and artisans. This year’s holiday menu will include fresh takes on seasonal favorites such as roast organic free range turkey breast, pan seared black cod, grilled Alaskan coho salmon or wild mushroom crostada. Holiday sides will include chive mashed potatoes, caramelized onion stuffing, red garnet yam gratin, roasted broccoli, mac ‘n cheese and cranberry sauce and gravy. Psst! If you’re looking for an early morning meal on Turkey Day, Urbane will be open for normal breakfast hours from 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

urbane restaurant

photo: Urbane Facebook page

Urbane
1639 8th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98101
Reservations: 206-676-4600
Online: urbaneseattle.com

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-close (midnight)
Cost: $42/Adults; $21/Kids (12 & under)

Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Bellevue’s own Eques. The award-winning restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Bellevue will be serving up its famously delectable brunch  on Thanksgiving Day with a menu including slow-braised short ribs, butternut squash soup and pumpkin gnocchi with spinach and parmesan. On top of the countless savory holiday options, there will be a sweet selection of pastry shop delights to finish off your meal.

eques restaurant chef

photo: Hyatt Regency Bellevue Facebook page

Eques
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Reservations: 425-698-4100
Online: bellevueregency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/Eques.html

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m
Cost: $44.95/Adults; $22.95/Kids (5-16); Under 4 Free

BluWater Bistro
BluWater Bistro will be serving a traditional family Thanksgiving menu at their Leschi location. Start your meal off with a field green salad or butternut squash soup followed by either prime rib, turkey or ham served with traditional holiday trimmings including garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, seasonal veggies and traditional pumpkin pie for dessert.

bluwater leschi

photo: Bluwater Bistro at Leschi Facebook page

BluWater Bistro
102 Lakeside Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Reservations: 206-328-2233
Online: bluwaterbistro.com

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from noon–9:30 p.m
Cost: $34/Adults; $15/Kids (12 and under)

The Restaurant at Alderbrook
If you’re looking for an unforgettable Thanksgiving dining experience, head to the The Restaurant at Alderbrook at Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Washington State’s stunning Hood Canal. Alongside family and friends, celebrate Turkey Day with a special menu prepared by Alderbrook Executive Chef Josh Delgado. Feast on warm starters such as apple and chestnut soup and enjoy main courses such as 12 oz. prime rib, cedar steelhead, tagliatelle pasta or classic roasted turkey with bread pudding, crispy shallots, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish and turkey gravy. End your meal with a delicious dessert of apple crostada with bourbon caramel, walnut crust cranberry cheesecake drizzled with cranberry syrup or traditional pumpkin pie with spiced chantilly cream.

Alderbrook restaurant

photo: Kristina Moy 

Psst! Looking to spend more quality time with your loved ones over the holiday weekend? Stay the night and into Friday evening for the arrival of Santa Claus on the Lady Alderbrook, the tree and resort lighting (which is set to include more than ten miles of lights!), hot cocoa and fireworks on Nov. 27. Fill your stay with indulgent treatments at the full-service spa, get in a round of golf on the 18-hole PGA-class golf course or come back for seconds at The Restaurant at Alderbrook. Call 360-898-2200 for rates.

The Restaurant at Alderbrook
7101 E. WA-106
Union, Wa  98592
Reservations: 360-898-5500
Online: alderbrookresort.com/wine_dine

When: Nov. 26, 2015 from noon.-8 p.m.; holiday activities start at 4 p.m. on Nov. 27
Cost: Varies per menu item; large plates $38-$49.

Other notable restaurants serving a Thanksgiving menu include Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bellevue (think traditional Thanksgiving courses served alongside Italian dishes), McCormick and Schmick’s four locations including Seattle and Bellevue, Palisade on Magnolia and Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum.

Are you planning on dining out this Thanksgiving? Does your family have a favorite restaurant? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy