Restaurants and Takeout for Thanksgiving in Seattle

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner guarantees a stressful experience ? unless you outsource the hard work. Whether you choose to dine at a Seattle restaurant or prefer to gather up family and friends around your own table, here's your cheat sheet to putting together an easy, enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle this year. (Photo by Flickr user Craig Dugas)

Updated: October 23, 2011

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Seattle

Cedarbrook Lodge

18525 36th Ave S, Seatac, WA 98188

Don't let the location near Sea-Tac fool you: The restaurant at the Cedarbrook Lodge hotel and conference center serves elegant food in a comfortable setting that's also special occasion-worthy. Thanksgiving calls for a four-course menu of heirloom potato salad, pumpkin agnolotti and several entree options. Dinner is $59 for adults and $30 for children. Kids younger than 5 eat for free. Best of all? Wine pairings are just $15.

Ray's Boathouse

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Is turkey not your thing? This Ballard mainstay offers beautiful watery views and a Thanksgiving menu where diners can choose an entree of turkey, fish or beef. Sibling restaurant Ray's Cafe offers a $39 buffet that mixes Thanksgiving classics with Northwest plates and plenty of seafood.

Sazerac Restaurant

1101 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Restaurant Thanksgiving dinners don't need to be formal. New Orleans-inspired downtown restaurant Sazerac is serving a family-style Thanksgiving; food is passed around on platters, just like at home, and you can select two, three or four main courses to share. Prices start at $40 per person. If that's still not enough food, a host of pre-dinner plates, including oysters, charcuterie and a cheese board, are also available.

Thanksgiving Takeout in Seattle

Pasta & Co.

4622 26th Ave Ne, Seattle, WA 98105

This local gourmet take-out chain, owned by Kurt Dammeier of Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market, specializes in ?wholesome and pure? food. For a no-fuss holiday meal, order up an entire Thanksgiving dinner for $150, or just the mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and other fixings to complement your own turkey for $100.

Il Corvo

217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104

This pasta house tucked in the Procopio gelati shop is taking orders for delicious, decadent Thanksgiving porchetta that will put your turkey to shame. This seasoned, rolled and roasted pig is the handiwork of chef Mike Easton, a man who knows his pasta and was previously sous chef at meaty Lecosho. Serve it alongside, or even instead of, turkey for a decadent holiday dinner. Call (206) 622-4280 for details.

Kau Kau BBQ

656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

For a less traditional spin on Thanksgiving turkey, take yours to this International District haven for barbecue and roasted meats. The kitchen will roast it for you and provide sauces to go along with the bird. Call at least a week in advance to make arrangements, (206) 682-4006.