SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
The Whale Wins
For a Friendsgiving that's a little different than your usual turkey dinner, chef Ash Stock will join forces with Annie Park (marketing manager of the Sea Creatures restaurant group) for a special pop-up that will explore the "live-fire cooking traditions of Korea," using the Whale Wins' wood-fired oven and outdoor grills. Expect peanut anju (drinking food), grilled gochujang marinated octopus with scallion salad, pork belly bo ssam, house-made kimchi, soju cocktails, and more.
Rally your crew and stuff yourself with dishes like confit turkey arancini, burrata with cranberry and blood orange, and baked cheesy ziti with taleggio at this Italian-inflected, family-style Friendsgiving feast.
On Saturday, November 23, chef Eric Rivera of the experimental culinary incubator Addo will put his signature Puerto Rican twist on a Thanksgiving meal with a "pavochon," a crispy turkey cooked in the manner of a roasted pig, plus sides like arroz con gandules, bacalao salad, sancocho, "mom flan," and tembleque. The next day, on Sunday, November 24, he'll host a relaxed Friendsgiving with plenty of family-style dishes, and wine and beer available for sale.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
The whiskey distillery Michter's will team up with Heartwood Provisions to host a Friendsgiving the day before Thanksgiving with a festive bar menu of cocktail specials and Thanksgiving-inspired snacks.
The day before Thanksgiving, the Heathman Hotel's restaurant, which focuses on traditional hearth oven cooking techniques, will throw a big, convivial, family-style Friendsgiving feast inspired by the one in the Stanley Tucci classic Big Night, with punch bowls and harvest cocktails. On the big day, they'll serve a more traditional meal with roasted turkey breast, chanterelle and brioche stuffing, traditional pumpkin pie, and more.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
At this Southern Italian trattoria in Fremont, chef Thomas Litrenta will prepare a locally sourced, family-style prix-fixe meal with choices like chicory salad, squash cavatelli, turkey breast involtini, caramelized brussels sprouts, and a pumpkin cannoli.
Hula Hula puts a tropical tiki twist on Thanksgiving with a menu that includes an oven-roasted Northwest turkey with rosemary gravy, mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, candied yams, and a Hawaiian sweet roll, with a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. Stay on for karaoke after.
This Pacific Northwest-meets-French brasserie will have an assortment of cold offerings, turkey, ham, beef tri-tip, accompaniments, and lavish desserts.
Partake in a très français six-course supper with dishes like squash bisque, roasted pheasant, and pumpkin flan, plus an optional wine pairing and accordion music from Bonnie Birch to set the mood.
Executive chef Anthony Sinsay's buffet will feature traditional dishes alongside Filipino-influenced creations, including apple and endive salad, glazed root vegetables, pork longaniza, vegetable fried wild rice, and braised turkey legs and thighs.
The Charter Hotel Seattle's upscale Argentinian-inspired restaurant Patagōn will serve a prix-fixe with bites like duck confit croquetas and chanterelle tartlets and entrees like a turkey and sausage roulade and stuffed pumpkin with raclette. End the meal with maple bourbon carrot bread pudding or persimmon cake with pumpkin whip.
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.
For this Thanksgiving buffet, Chef Steven Ariel of TRACE updates comforting classics with his trademark Hawaiian twist, resulting in mash-ups like slow-roasted turkey with macadamia nut stuffing and black Forest ham pineapple sliders on Hawaiian sweet rolls.
Wild Ginger Seattle
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 cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.
The 5 Point
The legendary 24-hour dive bar will be serving up a traditional Thanksgiving menu and drink specials in addition to their usual menu, with a choice of deep-fried turkey, honey-baked ham, or hazelnut field roast for the main dish.
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. Dig into a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a slice of pumpkin pie from their swanky black booths and high-backed leather chairs, available at the Pioneer Square, SeaTac, and Bellevue restaurants.
The State Hotel's American bistro promises all the classics, with a modern twist and fresh seasonal ingredients.
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 Turkey Day meal, which will be served at all three of its locations. There's even a chocolate fountain.
This Bellevue spot inside the Hyatt Regency hotel will have a brunch buffet with soup, salad, a seasonal bread station, a Beecher's mac and cheese station with toppings like pork belly and butter-poached shrimp, a seafood station, a carving station, sides, pastries, and a kid-friendly buffet.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving with features like bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, caviar and seafood bars, a huge buffet, complimentary access to the Football Lounge, a photo booth station, a kids' entertainment lounge, and more.
Pile your plate high with offerings from the historic Hotel Sorrento's sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings, including herb-roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and lemon dill steelhead, along with sides, a salad bar, desserts, and drinks.
Jimmy's on Broadway
In addition to their regular menu, Jimmy's will have a "down-home turkey dinner" special beginning at noon.
Slide into one of Lost Lake's diner booths and tuck into a classic supper of cider-brined turkey or honey-glazed ham (each with golden garlic mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, herb stuffing, and a roll). There's also vegan and vegetarian options, a saucy three-cheese lasagna, sides, desserts (including pies and a pumpkin milkshake), and a holiday version of the regular menu.
Bookstore Bar & Cafe
Executive chef Dan Matthiesen will prepare a special plate loaded with turkey roulade, sausage bread pudding, porcini smashed potatoes, roasted baby carrots, honey poached cranberries, and pecan pie alongside the regular menu.
The Cedarbrook Lodge's restaurant will prepare a farm-to-table feast with roasted turkey and wine pairings.
The Fig & The Judge
This restaurant serving "globally inspired dishes along with Pacific Northwest favorites" on the second floor of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel will offer a three-course prix-fixe meal.
This three-course meal from executive chef Emmanuel Calderon includes shared starters, like fried oysters and a cranberry and stonefruit bruschetta, plus entrees ranging from roasted organic turkey to pumpkin risotto and desserts like pumpkin pie or salted caramel mousse.
This Bellevue farm-to-table restaurant from chef Jason Wilson will feature roasted honeynut squash soup, fresh oysters, Dungeness crab cakes, organic turkey, deep-fried apple pie, and other Pacific Northwest-sourced fare, with a menu of small plates and appetizers and a three-course prix-fixe dinner.
Miller's Guild is serving a simple, elegant three-course dinner with crispy pork pâté croquettes, roasted butternut soup, squash salad, organic roasted turkey with sage brown butter gravy, and prime rib. If you have any room left, there's pecan and pumpkin pie for dessert.
This Belltown restaurant with wood-fired fare will be open for the holiday with their regular menu and a prime rib dinner special for the occasion.
Hotel Theodore's restaurant, which focuses on locally sourced food from the land and the sea, will offer a platter with a giant smoked, fried turkey leg so you can feast like you're Henry VIII. There are also sides like foraged mushroom stuffing, Dungeness crab mashed potatoes, coal-roasted brussels sprouts, orange coriander cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Shaker + Spear
In addition to their usual seafood-centric menu, the Kimpton Palladian Hotel's restaurant will offer a plate special with sage-roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes and gravy. End the meal with gingersnap pumpkin pie with sweet vanilla whipped cream and cinnamon pecans.
Solarium Kitchen and Bar
You can get your fill of herb-roasted turkey, bone-in ham, slow-cooked beef striploin, local salmon, crab legs, and a wide selection of desserts at a buffet at Bellevue's Solarium Kitchen and Bar, accompanied by live piano music by Mike Mansour.
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, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.
At Urbane's three-course meal, guests can choose between Tonnemaker Farms roasted pumpkin bisque or a roasted root vegetable salad for their starter, then move on to a roasted Northwest turkey breast with brown butter and chive mashed potatoes, haricots vert, roasted carrots, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Dessert is a pecan pie tart with vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel, and candied pecans.
Waterleaf's seasonal menu features winter Caprese with Fuyu persimmons and fresh mozzarella and a choice of three entrees: two-day braised beef short ribs, cedar-planked salmon with parsnips and brussels sprouts, and a classic Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and bourbon gravy. Cap it all off with a personal pecan pie or pumpkin pie.
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar; roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles; and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie. If you'd like some pie and other baked goods, local produce, flower arrangements, tablewares, and/or artisan bread for your holiday meal, check out their Thanksgiving Night Market on Tuesday, November 26.
Pardon the turkey with Plum's completely plant-based dinner, with a maple-glazed seitan roast, roasted vegetable sides, salads, soups, and plant-based pies.
Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Take in the stunning view of Hood Canal as you savor dishes such as kabocha squash cream soup, buffalo milk ricotta ravioli, roasted organic turkey breast, confit turkey leg, prime rib, and more from a buffet.
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Glimpse skyline views and chow down on roasted turkey, rib roast, pumpkin ricotta ravioli, and pumpkin pie.
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.
OUT OF TOWN
Take a trip to Woodinville and sit down to a four-course meal with kale and white bean soup, duck confit, organic turkey breast, apple cranberry crumble, and other options.
Salish Lodge & Spa
Adults can enjoy a hearty four-course prix-fixe with options like chanterelle soup, crab bisque, roasted pork belly, sea salt-brined and butter-roasted turkey, rosemary garlic prime rib, and vegetable "Wellington," while the 10-and-under set can dine on a kids' menu with turkey, salmon, and prime rib.
If you're sick of everyone in your family staring at their phones during holiday gatherings, the Thompson Hotel's restaurant aims to promote connection and stoke discussion with conversation starters and will be serving a family-style Thanksgiving meal.
This Euro-inspired bistro inside the Sound Hotel will provide a multi-course traditional Thanksgiving menu with updates on the classics by chef de cuisine Leif Thornquist.
Ballard's "wood-fueled bistro" Samara, which opened at the beginning of this year, will prepare a four-course prix-fixe feast of smoky, fire-cooked dishes, with options like duck pâté, grilled chicories, oven-roasted king salmon, heritage turkey with sourdough stuffing, pumpkin pie, and a caramel tart.
CATERING AND PICK-UP OPTIONS
BAKED GOODS AND DESSERTS
A La Mode Pies
No need to fuss with making your own pie crust: This pie bakery has holiday pumpkin, apple and ginger pear, and a whole host of other flaky pies that would be at home on your holiday table.
Pre-order 24 hours or more in advance for pick-up on Wednesday, November 27 or Thursday, November 28.
Sara Naftaly's adorable Capitol Hill bakery will have pecan tarts, chocolate mousse tarts, apple and pear Alsatian tarts, sour cherry and frangipane tarts, pumpkin cake with quince compote, sweet potato sourdough loaves, and buttermilk dinner rolls to lend a bit of panache to your meal.
Order ahead for pick-up by 12 pm on Wednesday, November 27.
The dependable bakery has pies, including pumpkin, pecan, chocolate pecan, and Dutch apple, as well as pumpkin cheesecake, apple spice cake, stollen, and rolls to go along with your meal.
Order over the phone or pick-up at the nearest location. Open until 7 pm on November 27 and closed on Thanksgiving.
Bluebird Ice Cream
Instead of pie a la mode, opt for an entire pumpkin ice cream pie in a house-made waffle cone crust from Phinney microcreamery Bluebird Ice Cream, topped with brown sugar whipped cream and candied pecans.
Order ahead to pick up on November 26-27.
Shaun McCrain and Jill Kinney's American-French spot in Ballard has you covered with house-made thyme dinner rolls with Jacobsen sea salt and salted butter. You can also purchase accompaniments like compotes, cookies, preserves, smoked cherries, foie gras, and more when you pick them up.
Order ahead for pick-up between 3-8 pm on Wednesday, November 27
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, apple and almond galettes, and (of course) pumpkin pie. There's also options like Parker House rolls, potato rolls, cranberry sauce, bake-at-home currant scones, and pre-made flaky pastry and pie shells.
Order by 5 pm on Sunday, November 24 for pick-up from November 27-28.
If you've ever wanted to consume your Turkey Day dinner in the form of a cupcake, your prayers are answered by Cupcake Royale's "Thanksgiving Dinner" flavor, which features sweet potato cake, a cranberry compote filling, rosemary vanilla buttercream, a caramel drizzle, rosemary sea salt, and sugared cranberries. The bakeshop/ice creamery/cafe also has three other fall flavors: Cranberry White Chocolate, a vanilla cupcake filled with Washington cranberry compote and topped with white chocolate buttercream, candied orange zest, and a white chocolate stick; Eggnog Brûlée, a vanilla cupcake with a nutmeg cream filling and eggnog frosting that has been brûléed for a touch of toasty crunch; and Pumpkin Crunch, a pumpkin cupcake with cardamom cream cheese frosting rolled in cake crumbs and "cinnamon crunchies" and topped with a mellow cream pumpkin candy. Assorted dozens with November flavors and festive Thanksgiving flair are available for all your party needs. They also offer delivery right to your door for maximum convenience.
Order no later than noon the day before delivery.
You can find breads, rolls, quiche, cookies, jam, granola, cakes, pies (including the world-famous triple-coconut cream pie), and other baked goods in the Tom Douglas bakery's holiday shop.
Order online or call 206-441-4540. Orders for Wednesday, November 27 must be placed by noon on Sunday, November 24. Closed on Thanksgiving.
Eden Hill Provisions
Win Thanksgiving by picking up a basket with fresh yeast brioche rolls, tomato jam, whipped cultured butter, a bottle of Swick Miura 2018 wine, and a hand-painted floral tea towel from chef Maximillian Petty's new Queen Anne restaurant.
Pre-order online. Orders must be picked up between 12-4 pm on November 27 at Eden Hill Provisions.
Grain Artisan Bakery
Pick up some handcrafted artisan pies and other desserts, with gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo options.
Order online for pick-up at the Magnolia Farmers Market from 10 am-2 pm on November 23, the Capitol Hill Farmers Market on November 24 from 11 am-3 pm, Grain's commissary kitchen from 3-6 pm on Capitol Hill on November 27, a home address in Bothell from 3-6 pm on November 27, and The Chic Boatique in Snohomish from 3-6 pm on November 27.
Grand Central Bakery
Pre-order baked goods like pumpkin bread, coffee cake, pastries, pumpkin pie, bourbon pecan pie, apple pie, marionberry pie, dinner rolls, and bread and stuffing.
Call to order. Available for pick-up during regular hours on November 27.
Hood Famous Bakeshop
Swap out the usual pumpkin or pecan pie for a Filipino-inspired dessert like ube pie or buko pie. Hood Famous's popular cheesecakes are also available, in a holiday size or as a party platter.
Pre-order by November 22. Available for pick-up from November 27-28 at both Ballard and Chinatown-International District locations.
This dessert shop famed for its mille crêpe cakes will make a stop in Seattle so fans can snap up cakes in signature, green tea, and tiramisu flavors for holiday gatherings.
Order for pick-up in Bellevue from 3-8 pm, November 26-27.
Macrina’s Thanksgiving menu includes maple apple pie, pumpkin pie decorated with leaf cutouts and sugared cranberries, pecan streusel pumpkin pie, brandied orange pecan pie, pear-ginger upside down cake, pumpkin cheesecake, and mini gingerbread spice cupcakes, plus stuffing, breads, rolls, quiche, baked Brie, and spreads.
Order by noon two days in advance. Available through November 27.
Preserve & Gather
Baked goods such as butternut squash bread, molasses ginger cookies, five-spice caramel apple pie, espresso date pecan tart, and pumpkin pie with ginger and lemon are available at this lovely Greenwood cafe. You can also pick up house-made yogurt, granola, cookies, bars, single-origin coffee, and a "party box" with a spread of snacks like salami, cheese, and house-made crackers.
Call 206-403-1149, e-mail email@example.com, or stop by in person to order before Monday, November 25.
Salt and Straw
The Portland-based artisan ice creamery's November flavors take inspiration from all the components of a Thanksgiving table—even the turkey. The lineup includes Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, a sweet potato ice cream with whipped maple fluff and crunchy pecan praline; Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce, a vegan and dairy-free flavor made with Pacific Northwest cranberries, blood oranges, and coconut cream; Roasted Peach & Sage Cornbread Stuffing, a sage-infused sweet cream base with cornbread cookies and peach jam; Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, an eyebrow-raising flavor with duck fat caramel infused with aromatics and crackly roasted turkey skin brittle; and Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie, a flavor that evokes "pumpkin pie filling without the shell" with pumpkin pie, goat cheese, ginger, and cinnamon.
Order online or pick up pints at a location near you.
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, and a Thanksgiving dozen with turkeys, pies, and autumn leaf sprinkles.
Order no later than 5 pm the day before desired pick-up. Available for pick-up or delivery.
Cone & Steiner
The local market now offers holiday catering, including beer, wine, bubbly, cheese, charcuterie, platters, and more.
Order online. Delivery is available in two hours for small groups and requires 48 hours notice for large groups.
MEAT AND TURKEY
Give your Thanksgiving a boost with a house-brined, mesquite-smoked turkey from Eric and Sophie Banh's Vietnamese-inspired "bar and smokery." Green beans, mashed potatoes, yams, glazed ham, and ribs are also available.
Order before Friday, November 22. Pick up orders at Central Smoke from 11 am-22 pm on Thursday, November 28.
This Tom Douglas spot offers an herb-brined turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, Northwest mushroom stuffing, gravy, spiced cranberry sauce, roasted squash and Brussels sprouts, and Dahlia Bakery dinner rolls.
Order by noon on Thursday, November 21. Pick up on Wednesday, November 27th from 10 am-4:30 pm.
The Central Texas-style barbecue joint will lend some Southern flavor to your Thanksgiving with turkeys smoked overnight with mesquite and fruit wood. They also have mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pecan pies.
Pre-order for pick-up between 7 am-2 pm on November 28.
Kaspar's Catering and Events
Reserve a complete Thanksgiving dinner with an apple cider and rosemary-glazed turkey, a spread of side dishes, and a choice of pumpkin pie, apple crumble pie, or chocolate pecan pie. Pick it up the day before or the morning of the big day. Revel in your status as the most laid-back host ever.
Order online for pick-up from 10 am-1 pm on November 27-28.
Wake n Bacon BBQ
This Shoreline BBQ joint has three packages available for pre-order: "the Feast," "the Beast," and "the Texas Hoedown," plus individual options for turkey, brisket, pork spare ribs, pulled pork, chicken, "Mel's magic stuffing," mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, yams with marshmallows, Southern greens, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and green bean casserole.
Order by Wednesday, November 20.
Brothers and Co.
This farmers market fixture and catering business will have plenty of "traditional and not so traditional" side dishes highlighting local producers, including honey-roasted kabocha squash, braised pork belly, Washington cranberry preserves, foraged mushroom gravy, and stuffing, plus pies from Pie Bird Bakeshop.
Order ahead to pick up in the lobby of the University Heights Center from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, November 26th and 4-8 pm on Wednesday, November 27th.
Makini Howell's plant-based haven offers a huge range of vegan options for pick-up, including a full Thanksgiving feast and dishes like "mac and yease," cornbread stuffing, and maple glazed seitan roast. There's also a selection of pies (with gluten-free options), cake, cheesecake, and ice cream.
Order ahead and pick up on November 27-28.
Tilth recently launched a wine club and will have wines specially curated by their sommelier Andre Godsil, with food pairing recommendations provided by chef Maria Hines. Varietals that complement Thanksgiving turkey will be available.
Call 206-633-0801 to order. Wines available for pick-up at Tilth.