Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle

Sep 9th, 2019, 04:59 PM
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Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle

Iím looking at the possibility of spending Thanksgiving in Seattle this year (older son now lives in the area). My first google turned up this list of restaurant options for 2018, https://seattle.eater.com/maps/resta...seattle-turkey. Any thoughts on this list or other recommendations?
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Sep 10th, 2019, 05:32 AM
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Half of the places listed are in hotels, so I'd imagine this year's offerings will be similar to last year's. Of the list, I don't think you'd go wrong with any of them, but if I had to pick, I'd probably go with Six Seven at the Edgewater Hotel for its combination of (typically) terrific food with its stunning view of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. I'd go around sunset (4:22 PM on the 28th) in hopes the mountains would be in silhouette.

For the non-hotel places, I'm sure they're all terrific, but for old-time style I'd probably go with the Daniel's Broiler location on Lake Union. Same story, always reliable, great view, and, like the Edgewater, parking close by, just in case it's raining, which is a major risk.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 06:52 AM
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Gardyloo, thank you for those detailed recommendations! Thanksgiving in Seattle is not an obvious choice over Orange County weatherwise, but this year we are looking to do something different.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 07:53 AM
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For an even more spectacular setting, one where rainy weather actually has its benefits, have a look at the dining room at the Salish Lodge (aka the "Great Northern" from Twin Peaks) which sits on the edge of Snoqualmie Falls. The falls are always fab in the fall and winter, and if there's been rain in the days before Thanksgiving (a good bet) the volume of water going over the falls is awesome. https://www.salishlodge.com/

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Sep 10th, 2019, 08:26 AM
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That’s a wow—your knowledge base is the best—thanks for expanding the possibilities.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 11:03 AM
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I would LOVE to see the menu at Wild Ginger and how they do up Thanksgiving. That restaurant is fabulous and I'm sure they'd put their special spin on things.

Certainly the falls and Salish Lodge would be a special dinner to remember kind of place.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 11:23 AM
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The one warning I always give to Seattle visitors for Thanksgiving is that Sunday of that weekend is the big marathon, so closed roads and full hotels for that Saturday night. So if you are planning on staying here on Saturday, be sure to book your lodging far in advance if you want something close to the core downtown. Then on Sunday, factor in road closures if you are needing to be out and about fairly early.

I can't help with restaurants as we always have Thanksgiving at home.
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Sep 10th, 2019, 03:52 PM
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Suze, thanks for highlighting Wild Ginger. Iíll check it out after Iíve digested mmsís post. Mms, thank you for that critical heads up. Likely to affect flights as well.
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All the above suggestions are right on IMO. Tilth out near the University is also one of our best kind of "farm to table" style restaurants and set in a classic Seattle bungalow so an intimate and homey experience. Wild Ginger could be a more exotic but very nice choice as well so I am with suze there. And I would definitely start to call places that interest you now just to see what their thanksgiving plans are for this year-they may already be willing to book.
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Sep 11th, 2019, 10:56 AM
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I don't know if it's on this year but I know in the past Brasserie Margaux at the Warwick Hotel did a traditional Thanksgiving spread. Have not been (as I too eat at home that day) but the menu looked stellar.
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Sep 11th, 2019, 11:09 AM
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Jpie, I appreciate your additional input and thanks again to you, suze. You Seattle Fodorites set the standard for helpfulness.
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Sep 11th, 2019, 02:32 PM
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We have a really nice forum over on Trip Advisor too. One of the most helpful ones I've run across over there.

THANKS for the compliments. I learn a lot myself!
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