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Thanksgiving Dinner in Seattle

wlayres Sep 24, 2007 03:14 PM

I live in Seattle, and my parents visit each year from Texas for Thanksgiving. I've been taking them to Ray's Boathouse (the downstairs restaurant). This year we want to try something different. Here's what I'm looking for:

1. more casual than Ray's (but not a dive)
2. not a buffet
3. not in a hotel
4. traditional turkey dinner
5. must be delicious!

Any ideas?

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    howard 1st Sep 25, 2007 11:03 AM

    this is distinctly NOT what you want to hear but thanksgiving is the single worst day of the year for restaurant dining (with mother's day a close second) when kitchens must deal with unaccustomed crowds, new menus (turkey? pumpkin pie?) and staff who would really rather be at home with their families. home and family being the key here (else why would your parents choose this particular time to visit?) may i humbly suggest you organize a few friends - especially those whose own families cannot visit - who, with the able assistance of caterers and upscale markets, can help you put together a casual family & friends event with lots of aid to set, serve and clean up. not to mention the blessings of leftovers....

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    1. re: howard 1st
      wlayres Sep 25, 2007 05:57 PM

      howard1st - you have an extremely good point. Perhaps we'd do better with a takeout meal from an upscale market. I'll shop around for prepared meals for a small group (perhaps Metropolitan Market or Whole Foods). Thanks!

      1. re: wlayres
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        BruceB Sep 26, 2007 11:22 PM

        Lisa Dupar Catering does a takeout Thanksgiving meal that sounds delicious(and I'm sure it is since everything she makes is).

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