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What’s All the Fuss About? 

Let these Seattle-area restaurants take the Thanksgiving cooking reins

By Sarah Stackhouse November 20, 2023


The countdown kicks off earlier each year. Turkey window decals peck at the heels of the skeletons. Soggy brown leaves lay scattered across roads, sidewalks, and yards. From misty blue mornings to frigid evenings, we hear you, nature. It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry.

If you’re looking to remove the stress from your Thanksgiving this year, check out these restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals.


Copperleaf Thanksgiving Buffet at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. The menu features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, thoughtfully curated wines, fancy meats, shellfish, and seafood, all in the warm Cedarbrook Lodge ambiance. 

2 p.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 23 | $95/adult, $35/child, 5 and under free


Hearth Thanksgiving Dinner at Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. For dine-in, Hearth is offering a three-course meal featuring seared scallops, roasted black cod, braised short ribs, chanterelle clafouti, and roasted turkey. 

Dine-in: $80/adult, $25/child

The takeout menu is a classic Thanksgiving feast with cranberry pear cobbler or a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. 

Take-out: $60/adult, $20/child  

The Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento.

Hotel Sorrento’s Thanksgiving Feast in Seattle. Enjoy a three-course meal, beginning with butternut squash bisque followed by roasted turkey with mashed potato, and cinnamon apple cobbler under a snickerdoodle crumble for dessert. This feast can be enjoyed in the extremely cozy Fireside room or in Main STELLA. 

2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., Nov. 23 | $85 seating


Water’s Table Thanksgiving at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. Consume a locally sourced meal with plenty of seafood offerings to match the waterfront setting. In addition to the regular menu, expect special Thanksgiving flavors from the Pacific Northwest, including crab mac-n-cheese, elk tenderloin, and turducken. 

2 p.m.- 10 p.m., Nov. 23 – 26 | prices a la carte


Grand Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet in Renton. With the capacity to accommodate up to 1,050 guests, this Thanksgiving buffet offers a beautiful lakefront view. Featuring a variety of soups, salads, charcuterie, Thanksgiving favorites, a carving station, seafood bar, and a selection of desserts. The family lounge will be stocked with games, movies, and additional seating for those needing to take a break from all the chatter. 

11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Nov. 23 | $110/adult, $55/child, 5 and under free


Thanksgiving Special at Andare Kitchen & Bar in Seattle. In addition to the Italian-inspired menu, Andare Kitchen & Bar is offering a Thanksgiving special that includes rosemary turkey, Italian-style stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie cheesecake for dessert.  

4 p.m.- 11 p.m., Nov. 23 | $39 seating

Salish Lodge and Spa at Snoqualmie Falls.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in The Dining Room at Salish Lodge and Spa in Snoqualmie. Start with kabocha soup or a fall green salad before moving onto your choice of roasted turkey, rosemary garlic prime rib, pan roasted king salmon, or sweet potato gnocchi. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake or bourbon pecan chocolate chip tart. Cozy up at the bar and take in the picturesque surroundings in the newly expanded lobby and lounge, opening Nov. 22.

11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Nov. 23, | $140/adult, $40/child 10 and under

Brunch is being offered with local honey harvested from the Lodge’s 12 on-site apiaries. 

8 a.m.- 10 a.m., Nov. 23 


Special Thanksgiving Menu at Ben Paris in downtown Seattle. Ben Paris is offering a prix fixe menu featuring small plates, with two options for mains: oven-roasted turkey or shiitake mushroom risotto, along with various seasonal sides. Dessert includes a pumpkin whoopie pie and pecan bars. 

4 p.m.- 8 p.m., Nov. 23 | $75 seating

Thanksgiving dinner at Water Grill.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Water Grill in Bellevue. Enjoy a three-course dinner of classic  Thanksgiving dishes with a sophisticated twist. Expect a fresh, creative feast.  

Nov. 23. | $68/adult, $24/child under 12


Thanksgiving in Wine Country in Yakima Valley. Commencing the day after Thanksgiving, Yakima Valley wineries kick off a weekend filled with tastings, food pairings, and live music. Explore, sample, and find the perfect wine for gifting.

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 24-26


Six Seven at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. Enjoy panoramic views across Elliott Bay while selecting from a range of fall-inspired dishes in this three-course meal with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. Among the options is a traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

3 p.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 23 | $110 seating

The Lodge at St. Edwards will serve a family-style Thanksgiving feast.

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Thanksgiving at The Lodge at St. Edwards in Kenmore. After exploring the grounds at St. Edwards State Park, partake in the annual Thanksgiving day meal with a Pacific Northwest twist. The feast will be classic American Thanksgiving food served family-style. 

1 1 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 23 | $95 seating


Salty’s on Alki in West Seattle is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet featuring classics such as turkey, seasoned glazed carrots, and pumpkin pie. The restaurant is on the water and offers stunning city views. 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 23 | $120/adult, $60/child (10-15), $30/child (5-9), 4 and under free

Cafe Flora is offering a 4-course vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.

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Cafe Flora in Seattle is offering a 4-course vegetarian Thanksgiving meal featuring freshly baked onion buns and mushroom handpies. Guests can dine inside or on the outdoor heated patio.  

1 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Nov. 23 | $85/adults, $28/child under 12 


Mecca in Queen Anne will host a low-key Thanksgiving dinner that boasts all the classics in a dive bar atmosphere. 

5 p.m.-12 a.m., Nov. 22  | $39

10 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 23 | $39

Mamnoon will prepare a Thanksgiving feast with flavors inspired by the Middle East.

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Mamnoon in Seattle will handle everything beyond the turkey, offering a fully prepared feast inspired by the flavors of the Middle East. Order online and arrange a pickup.

Serves 4-6/$110


PCC, Metropolitan Market, and Town & Country are all offering ready-made starters, mains, sides, and desserts with scheduled pickups either before or on Thanksgiving day. 


Opting for sushi on Thanksgiving is a fantastic choice. Uwajimawa consistently provides a broad selection of sushi platters, party platters, and entrees for all your holiday cravings. Arrange for pickup from any of its four retail locations with 48-hour advance notice. 


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