Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Seattle

Staff Writer
Here are our picks for the best Thanksgiving dinners served in and around the Emerald City
Credit: Ray's

Ray's will serve two different Thanksgiving dinners.

In Seattle, November is the start of rainy season. It’s perfect weather for holiday feasting, encouraging friends and family to cozy up indoors. Is cooking not in your Thanksgiving forecast? Here is our list of local spots serving delicious meals on the holiday.

You should make your reservations now if you plan to dine out because most places are busy and fill up quickly. In addition, if you’re getting your meal delivered or picking it up, call now to find out if you can still place an order.

Note: Prices do not include beverages, tax, or gratuity, and please verify the menu and pricing when you make your reservation.  

Add fire to your Thanksgiving feast at Miller’s Guild. The meat maestros will be serving turkey, prime rib, and traditional sides, all cooked in their impressive, wood-fired Infierno grill. Finally, no more worrying about whether the turkey is done. Dinner is $85 per person from 4 p.m. on. Reservations encouraged. 

Give thanks for Seattle’s seafaring spirit by spending your holiday meal at Ray’s Family Thanksgiving. Upstairs, the casual café’s expansive buffet includes fresh-shucked oysters, turkey with all the trimmings, and a dessert table. Downstairs, the fancier Boathouse is offering a four-course dinner: soup and salad, choice of entrée, and dessert. Whichever you choose, adults are $45, children (ages 5 to 11) $22.50, and kids under age 5 eat for free. First seating is at 11:00 a.m., last seating at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required.

Maximilien is offering a six-course menu of Thanksgiving classics gussied up with Gallic finesse; swoon over the flavors in the foie gras-stuffed turkey breast and pumpkin bisque with white truffle foam. Locals and visitors alike adore the Pike Place Market setting with sweeping Elliot Bay views. Reservations are required for the 5 p.m. seating; $70 per person, with a wine pairing available.

For a destination Thanksgiving without a long drive, hit the road to Woodinville. There, the Barking Frog is hosting a gourmet holiday dinner in a chic lodge setting. Savor Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes like apple-chestnut soup, roasted lamb with sweet potatoes, and pumpkin panna cotta. Indulge in some post-dinner pampering in a room at the adjoining Willows Lodge. Seatings are available from 1 to 8 p.m., $75 per person for a four-course meal. Wine pairings are available, as are kids’ menus.

Cutters Crabhouse is offering a four-course, seafood-heavy Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for just $39.95 a head. The first course will be smoked salmon dip, followed by a mixed green salad with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese. The main event will be slow-roasted Diestel Turkey Ranch turkey with apple-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry relish, house vegetables, and homemade gravy, and dessert will be pumpkin pie with whipped cream. The à la carte menu will also be available, the restaurant will be serving from noon until 7 p.m, and reservations are suggested.

Take in turkey with a view at Palisade on Thanksgiving, located on the marina. They will be offering their traditional buffet in their bar and lounge, with a carving station featuring Diestel Turkey Ranch slow-roasted turkey, prime rib, and applewood-smoked pork. A cornucopia of sides will be available as well, such as green beens, quinoa salad with roasted grapes, and butternut squash bisque. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed by the apple bread pudding, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cookies. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and pricing is as follows: $59 per adult, $53 for seniors, $16 for children ages 6 to 12, and kids under 5 eat for free. Reservations are required.

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