Plenty of restaurants in the Seattle area are scheduled to stay open on Thanksgiving. Some are serving standard menus, but most are planning all-out holiday feasts, from the roast goose at Bell + Whete to the vegan four-course option at Cafe Flora.
While not all restaurants specify whether reservations are required, we’d advise getting them, and doing so as soon as possible — some popular spots, including Shuckers, Ray’s Boathouse, and The Georgian, are already sold out.
Here’s a partial survey of the holiday possibilities. A list is also available at online reservations service Open Table over here, and Times critics had some other recommendations in their Friday online chat.
Agrodolce’s three-course Thanksgiving menu is $65 per person with an optional wine pairing for $35. Seatings from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Argosy Cruises will serve a sit-down 4-course meal during a 3-hour cruise. Departure time is 2 p.m. Cost: $72 per adult, $65 senior, $39 for children ages 4-12, (3 and under no charge). The website warns that “applicable tax and dining room service charge are additional at time of booking.”
Barking Frog will offer a four-course dinner for $75, while the neighboring Willows Lodge is having a Thanksgiving buffet for $65 ($35 for children.) Warning: The Barking Frog’s dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. is already booked full, but they have a waitlist for reservations at 425-424-2999.
The Beach Cafe at the Woodmark Hotel will serve a two-course meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a choice of a Thanksgiving menu or the regular menu. Cost: $26 adults, $14 children.
Bell + Whete’s “Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner” is $28 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and comes complete with Cider Brined Free Range Turkey prepared on the rotisserie. There’s also a goose dinner at $49 per person featuring a whole roasted Tani Creek Farms goose. The goose is available by reservation only (by Nov. 22 at email@example.com) for groups of 4, 6 or 8.
bin on the lake at the Woodmark Hotel will serve a multi-course meal from noon to 8 p.m. Cost: $45 per person, with a choice of the regular menu or Thanksgiving special.
BluWater Bistro will serve a 3-course meal starting at noon at both its locations for $29.95 per adult and $12.95 for kids 12 and under.
BOKA will have a five-course meal from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with both traditional dishes and alternates like beef tenderloin. Cost: $65 for adults and $25 for children.
Cafe Flora’s four-course meal ($65 for adults) includes vegan and gluten-free options for each course, and there’s also a $25 vegan and gluten-free meal for kids. Seatings from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reservations only, call 206-325-9100 ext. 3.
The Capital Grille will offer its take on Thanksgiving favorites from noon to 9 p.m., with a standard menu also available. Cost: $36 adults, $15 children.
Chandler’s Crabhouse has a four-course Thanksgiving menu from noon to 8 p.m. for $48 per adult. Children’s menus are available for $12 for children ages six to 10 and free for children ages five and younger.
Daniel’s Broiler will offer a four-course meal at all three locations from noon to 8 p.m. at $55 per adult. Children’s menus are available for $12 for children ages six to 10 and free for children ages five and younger.
Golden Beetle’s four-course Thanksgiving menu is $55 per person with an optional $30 wine pairing. Seatings from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Hunt Club at The Sorrento Hotel will serve a dinner buffet from noon to 8 p.m. in addition to the normal menu available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The buffet is $64 and $19 for children 7 to 14. Kids six and under eat free. Reservations required, call 206-343-6156.
Local 360’s “Thanksgiving Plate” (including turkey, all the sides, and dessert) is $28 per person from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Separate entrees and sides are also available. Reservations are highly encouraged at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9360.
Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge, open 24 hours even on Thanksgiving, is offering a $14.99 “classic turkey supper” plate with additional a la carte sides and desserts.
Miller’s Guild is serving an $85 Thanksgiving dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended, call 206-443-3663.
Salish Lodge will serve a four-course meal from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian options also available. Cost: $85 per person (or $75 per adult vegetarian menu), $24 for ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under.
Tini Bigs Lounge will serve a Thanksgiving dinner for $21 (dessert is $5 extra) from 4 p.m. to midnight. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
Trellis Restaurant at the Heathman Hotel will have a three-course meal from noon to 8 p.m., with vegetarian options available. Cost: $65 for adults, $25 children 12 and under.