10 Seattle Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered
Let the pros take care of it.
Thanksgiving is always a challenge. Who knew it takes like, 24 hours to unfreeze a turkey? Or that half your guests are vegan? Or that one meal would cost what you normally spend in a month on groceries? Seriously, it's enough to make you want to skip the whole thing—and that's in a normal year.
But 2020 isn't a normal year, and with renewed COVID-19 restrictions making it even harder to enjoy your usual holiday traditions, there's no better time to start some new ones. Like letting someone else do your cooking for you. That's why we've assembled a list of hotel restaurants, dive bars, old Seattle favorites that have created take-home holiday feasts that'll make 2020 a year to remember. Or at least not totally forget quite as quickly.
The French bistro in the former Roux, former Buckaroo Tavern space made famous in "10 Things I Hate About You" is making it easy for you to feed up to six people on the big day—the only thing you have to use your oven for is to warm things up—thanks to their Take Home Kit that features confit turkey legs and hazelnut smoked Washington ham with almost a dozen additional sides/sauces highlighted by a bacon chestnut bread pudding a spicy cranberry sauce and more. All this will be yours for $275.
How to order: Prepaid pickup orders can be placed online.
This classic French bistro in Pike Place Market boasts serious views of Elliot Bay and a six course menu on the big day, starting with an amuse bouche of blinis & caviar, and moving on to things like like squash bisque, roasted pheasant, and apple pie with pumpkin ice cream, plus an optional wine pairing. Oh, and if that's not enough there will also be live accordion music.
How to order: Prepaid dine-in service is $100 at their website.
The most flexibleThanksgiving option on our list comes from noted chef Jason Wilson's Lakehouse—they're offering meals for up to eight people, or just one starting at just $48 if you prefer not to eat with your family during the holidays. The menu includes carved artisan turkey with cranberry chutney and sage gravy, spice roasted carrots & individual pumpkin cream pies, as well as possible add-ons like to-go cocktails.
How to order: Dine-in available. Orders placed online can be safely and conveniently picked up from the W Hotel valet.
One of the best dive bars in the city, or anywhere really, the legendary 5 Point never really closes (except for a couple of months earlier this year thanks to COVID-19), so it's hardly a surprise that it's open on thanksgiving. What might be a surprise is how good their smoked turkey is, or how much it comes with, including traditional stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, a casserole, and a warm dinner roll.
How to Order: Available from 10 am - 10 pm November 26. Order online for pick-up at their website.
Hitting Lost Lake Cafe is usually the kind of thing you do late at night, but you can make an exception just swing by to pick up an old school Thanksgiving Dinner to-go that includes options like a classic apple cider brined turkey with garlic golden mashed potatoes, candied yams with marshmallow stuffing, plus dessert & more.
How to order: A la Carte with entrees starting at $25; prepaid order ready for pick up between 10 am and 8 pm, November 26.
Eric Rivera's experimental eatery is offering individual five-course take-home dinners that come with "no crazy instructions" and promise "a way to have a chill Thanksgiving." The menu starts with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing & truffle cranberry sauce, and features sides/desserts ranging from bacon wrapped dates to pumpkin ice cream.
How to order: $40 per person. Order for pick up, or optional scheduled delivery at their website.
James Beard winning chef Jason Wilson's Miller's Guild has always been one of our favorites for a fairly simple reason: meat. Specifically meat cooked on their nine-foot-long, custom live-fired Infierno grill. Seriously, it's usually worth going just to watch the cooks in action... but this time we suggest you take home a holiday meal that includes truffle mac 'n cheese, honey glazed yams, grilled heritage breed turkey, and a leg of lamb. Oh, and pumpkin pie if you still have any room left.
How to order: $65 per person. Order at the MG website.
13 Coins has been "roasting turkeys for 50 years," so they're probably pretty good at it. Find out for yourself by ordering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner to go featuring Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, green bean almandine, candied yams with caramelized marshmallows, and fresh cranberry sauce with orange zest. Oh, and turkey with housemade gravy.
How to order: $43.99 per person; call your nearest location to place your order.
The famed Seattle steakhouse has a handful of "Met-at-Home" options for the holiday, starting with a four person roast turkey dinner that also comes with gravy, cranberry preserves, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, sage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, rolls & apple dumplings. And as if that's not enough food, you can also order additional sides like carrot cake, asparagus & more.
How to order: Starting at $150. Available for preorder at their website.
This waterfront destination can't send it's stunning views of Elliott Bay home with you but it is offering a four-person "Grateful" feast that includes Yukon potatoes, candied yams, Brussels sprouts, and herbed stuffing, plus a 10- to 12-pound turkey with gravy & cranberry sauce. Wine and extra sides are also available.
How to order: Starting at $219; Order at their website & pick-up November 25 between 2-4 pm.
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