The Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Seattle

The Best Options to Dine Out on Turkey Day

While many people enjoy cooking for themselves and others on Thanksgiving, others may not. Cooking can end up being a lot of work, and fortunately there's an alternative - there are plenty of Seattle restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many people view going out on Thanksgiving as a tradition.

Going out on Thanksgiving can mean a casual, affordable meal, or an extravagant, multi-course extravaganza by candlelight.

Want your turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole? No problem! Want an entirely vegan meal? No problem! Seattle's restaurants are diverse enough to accommodate any dietary needs and tastes - and there are many restaurants open on Thanksgiving.

Unless you’re looking at very casual restaurants (Shari's always does Thanksgiving, for example), always make sure to call ahead for reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. Many restaurants book up days or weeks in advance. To make reservations, call restaurants directly or go through

Yet another alternative to cooking is to order a fully prepared meal from a grocery store. Several local chains offer this service, including Fred Meyer and Metropolitan Market. Fred Meyer is perfect for a more traditional, down-home meal, while Met Market is ideal if you're looking for something a little more upscale.

Thanksgiving in 2017 is on November 23. Make your reservations early as the best restaurants book up far in advance!

More Thanksgiving Resources: Thanksgiving in Seattle | Thanksgiving Recipes Using Northwest Ingredients | Thanksgiving Parade

Restaurants That Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

Agrodolce - Family-style dinner with a Southern Italian flare! Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available with advanced request.
709 N 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-9707

Basil's Kitchen - Bellevue - Mediterranean food. The Bellevue location is within the Hilton Hotel.
Bellevue - 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 - 425-455-1300
Tukwila - 15920 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 98188 - 425-227-9406

Bin on the Lake - Upscale Thanksgiving dinner. 2017's menu includes brown butter basted turkey.
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033

Buca di Beppo - Family-style, Italian Thanksgiving!
701 Westlake Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

The Capital Grille - A steakhouse that serves up a fine dining experience with a world-class wine selection.
1301 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-0900

Daniel's Broiler - Fine dining restaurant that usually serves a multi-course Thanksgiving meal with options other than turkey for your main dish.

Bellevue - 10500 NE 8th St, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004 - (425) 462-4662
Lake Union - 809 Fairview Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109 - (206) 621-8262
Leschi - 200 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98122 - (206) 329-4191

Frolik Kitchen - Expect a family-style meal with traditional favorites in an upscale atmosphere.
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Il Fornaio - An upscale yet casual choice where you can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner or an Italian favorite.

600 Pine Street, Suite 132
Seattle, WA 98101

Jimmy's on Broadway - Order a traditional turkey dinner or order from the regular menu, which includes everything from burgers and sandwiches to steak and seafood.
1100 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 204-1188

Maggiano’s Bellevue - The perfect place to enjoy a fine, Italian-American-style Thanksgiving.
10455 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

McCormick and Schmick's - Order a traditional turkey dinner, or order from the restaurant's usual seafood menu.
1200 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 270-9052

Outlier - American cuisine with a Pacific Northwest focus. The restaurant will be serving Thanksgiving dinner buffet style.
1200 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 270-9052

Palisade - An upscale seafood restaurant that usually hosts Thanksgiving.

Call to confirm if they will host in 2017.
2601 West Marina Place
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-1000

Palomino - A rustic European menu. The restaurant usually hosts Thanksgiving. Call to confirm if they will in 2017.
1420 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-1300

RN74 - Thanksgiving features a three-course, pre-fixe menu and the regular menu is not available.
1433 4th Avenue & Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Tilth - Thanksgiving features a three-course, pre-fixe menu and the regular menu is not available.
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98101

Wild Ginger - An Asian restaurant that usually hosts Thanksgiving. Call to confirm that they will in 2017.
1401 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4450