Thanksgiving is just around the corner (eek!) 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. 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 only open for limited hours on Thanksgiving.

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photo: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
You can always count on the restaurants at finer hotels to provide a Thanksgiving feast. And this year, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will be serving a delish Family Thanksgiving Buffet alongside its breathtaking views of Elliott Bay. The menu will feature hearty autumn entrées like rosemary smoked prime rib, cider-brined roasted turkey and chestnut brioche stuffed turkey roulade. If you’re looking for more traditional dishes, the chefs haven’t forgotten about all the fixings you’ve come to expect on Thanksgiving: thyme roasted vegetables, vanilla sweet potatoes and Beecher’s white cheddar mac and cheese are just a few of the savory sides you can enjoy. To keep the little ones happy, there will be a children’s buffet and a dedicated kid’s area with books, games and toys. And for sports enthusiasts, a Football Lounge with bottomless bloody marys or mimosas. Plus, everyone can capture their holiday memories with a complimentary keepsake from the hotel’s photo booth. Need we say more?

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

When: Nov. 24, 2016 from noon-6 p.m.
Cost: $70/Adults; $30/Kids (ages 3-12); 2 & under Free (plus 22% service & banquet charge). $15/person for bottomless mimosa and bloody mary bar.

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photo: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

If you prefer a more intimate dining experience, Chef Joe Ritchie and his team at Goldfinch Tavern will be preparing an amazing three-course Thanksgiving feast. Begin your experience with six, family-style appetizers that feature fried oysters, tuna tartare and grilled prawns. Select your own entrée, from prime rib of Wagyu beef and roasted organic turkey breast to grilled steelhead and sage ricotta ravioli. And no Thanksgiving feast is complete without sharing a bounty of sides including 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 and 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. 24, 2016 from 2 p.m.–9 p.m.
Cost: $95/Adults; $35/Kids; 2 & under Free. $45 for additional wine pairing.

Daniel’s Broiler
Once again, Daniel’s Broiler will be offering its 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 to 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.

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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. 24, 2016 from noon.–8 p.m.
Cost: $60/Adults; $12/Kids (ages 6-10); 5 & under Free

Chandler’s Crabhouse 
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 roasted turkey breast served with traditional gravy, grilled king salmon with Dungeness crab butter and prime rib. All entrées will include sage-chestnut dressing, cranberry sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Alaskan king crab and USDA prime filet mignon will also be available for an addition charge. 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 the 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. 24, 2016 from noon-8 p.m.
Cost: $52/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 Heirloom potato, celery root, and black garlic soup with black pepper shortbread. For the second course, enjoy seared pear, grilled romaine arugula, radicchio, spiced hazelnut gorgonzola salad with a creamy fennel-lemon dressing and huckleberry gastrique followed by the choice of main entrees: Marsala mushroom and cauliflower ragout over roasted squash with smashed rutabaga and Yukon gold potato, green bean fried shallots and fresh pomegranate-Asian pear chutney or butternut squash, membrillo, stilton and winter greens in a rich custard and short-crust pastry, with a caramelized onion gravy, rutabaga Yukon gold smash, shaved Brussels sprouts and cranberry-apple chutney. For dessert, choose between pumpkin cheesecake with a graham crust, meringue, candied pepitas with chamomile anglaise or pecan cake, chocolate mousse, candied pecans, caramel crunch and cranberry gelée.

The kid’s menu (also available with gluten-free and vegan options) will include cauliflower potato corn chowder with crunchy onion rounds, a garden salad consisting of romaine lettuce, carrot ribbons, orange segments, pomegranate seeds, creamy ranch dressing, mini shepherd’s pies with peas, carrots, squash, and other winter vegetables in a creamy sauce and topped with Yukon gold mashed potato and pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.

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photo: Cafe Flora

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

When: Nov. 24, 2016 from 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Call early; reservations fill up fast!
Cost: $75/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 foraged mushroom bisque with rosemary crème fraîche and truffle oil or Dungeness crab bisque followed by a winter kale salad, baby spinach pomegranate salad or wedge Caesar salad. The main course (served family style) will consist of slow roasted turkey with pan gravy and cranberry relish or beef prime rib with horseradish cream and thyme jus. Both entrees will be served with garlic whipped potatoes, traditional sage and sausage stuffing and Salish honey glazed baby carrots. Round off your meal with classic pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie or cinnamon caramel mousse.

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.

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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. 24, 2016 from noon-7 p.m.
Cost: $100/Adults; $35/Kids (ages 6-12); 5 & under Free

Urbane
At Urbane, families can 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 lavender and molasses brined turkey, butternut squash and kale ravioli and star anise and honey glazed black cod. Holiday sides will include Thomas Kemper root beer glazed sweet potatoes with candied walnuts and cinnamon, charred scallion mashed Yukon potatoes with turkey giblet gravy, foraged mushroom and haricot vert casserole with crispy Walla Walla onions, glazed carrots with duck confit, star anise and chervil, honey cornbread dressing with roasted corn and cranberry and pomegranate relish. And for dessert, choose from pumpkin pie cheesecake or pecan pie with dulce de leche whipped cream.

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photo: Urbane

Good to Know: If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving dinner to go, Urbane will be taking reservations for its turkey dinners that include a whole turkey, seven sides and dessert for 8-10 guests. Dinners will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $350. Call 206-676-4600 or place your order online.

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

When: Nov. 24, 2016 from noon-midnight
Cost: $46/Adults; $23/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 Thanksgiving Day Feast on November 23. This year’s buffet menu will include slow-braised short ribs, crab cakes with tomato relish, sweet potato hash with maple glaze and Yukon gold mashed potatoes as well as traditional faves like turkey with gravy and cranberry jelly, butternut squash soup and pumpkin gnocchi with spinach, sage 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 including pumpkin cheesecake, apple cranberry streussel pie, red velvet whoopie pie, assorted macarons and pecan bourbon caramel pie.

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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. 24, 2016 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m
Cost: $47.95/Adults; $23.95/Kids (5-12); 4 & under Free

 

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 and enjoy main courses such as roasted organic turkey breast with turkey gravy and cranberry relish, prime rib with au jus and creamed horseradish, cedar-planked steelhead and handmade ravioli with swiss chard, cipollini onion, hazelnut and parmesan cream. Choose from an array of delicious sides including sweet potatoes with maple syrup, whipped Yukon potatoes, green beans, crispy brussel sprouts with bacon, roasted squash cream soup, warm kale salad and caesar salad. End your meal with a delicious dessert: cranberry cheesecake with a walnut crust, pumpkin pie with spiced chantilly cream or apple crostata with bourbon caramel.

Luxury Resort located on the Gold Coast of the Hood Canal

photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa 

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. 25. 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

When: Nov. 24, 2016 from noon.-8 p.m.; holiday activities start at 4 p.m. on Nov. 25
Cost: $55/person

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 Portals Restaurant at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum.

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

— Kristina Moy