For a family-friendly Thanksgiving buffet of classic dishes (plus a view of the waterfront), head downtown to the Four Seasons. The hotel is opening up one of their event spaces for this special event dinner. Make sure to reserve a “Remains of T-day” bag: a to-go bag for sandwiches or casserole ingredients the next day. 1pm- 4pm. 206-749-7070. Prix fixe. $50 for adults, $20 for children. $50 for to-go bag.
Downstairs, the Four Seasons' restaurant will be serving a slightly more upscale four-course Thanksgiving dinner as well. Choose from starters like smoked salmon tartar or duck prosciutto, then forego the turkey in exchange for beef loin, salmon, or barley cranberry stuffed squash, all with traditional accompaniments. 11am-7:30pm. 206-749-7070. Prix fixe. $85 for adult, $35 for children.
It’s not an all boys’ Catholic school; it’s a Capitol Hill destination for a three-course Thanksgiving feast. Chef Joe Randazzo and Melissa Nyffeler (from Dinette) will be serving this relatively inexpensive Thanksgiving meal with a Mexican spin. 3pm- 7pm. 206-245-1390. Prix fixe. $35.
Ponti Seafood Grill
Overlook the ship canal from the dining room while enjoying a three-course Thanksgiving menu. For mains, choose between turkey, salmon, or prime rib. 1am-7pm. 206-284-3000. Prix fixe. $39 for adults, $15 for children. Add $8 on prime rib.
The casual steakhouse will be putting down the cow and picking up the turkey this Thanksgiving for a three-course meal. Choose between turkey, salmon, or prime rib, all entrees come with traditional fixings. 1pm-8pm. 206-325-6574. Prix fixe. $35.
Serving up a Northwest bounty, Local 360’s star of the show is the cider-brined turkey. But don’t forget the sides, smoked mashers, red-eye gravy, and garlicky mustard greens, which will make it hard to save room for the pumpkin pie with spiced whip. 11am-9pm. 206-441-9360. Prix fixe. $28 per person, $5 for extra sides.
Magnolia’s Irish pub is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and they want you to bring your in-laws. Choose from turkey, ham, or salmon with sides. 3pm-7pm. 206-283-8843. Prix fixe. $45.
5 Point Cafe
If surly dive-bars are your thing, or just stiff drinks and turkey, the Five Point has you covered. No reservations necessary for this inexpensive all-day dinner in the shadow of the space needle. The menu keeps to the classics: turkey is kept company by mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, cornbread stuffing, and the other usual suspects. 10am-10pm. 206-448-9991. Prix fixe. $25.