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Thanksgiving in Seattle

jl0328 Sep 7, 2012 09:20 AM

I am planning a trip to the Portland/Seattle area for Thanksgiving week and am trying to decide where to spend our Thanksgiving dinner.

Any restaurants in the Seattle downtown area that are worth checking out?

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    Lauren RE: jl0328 Sep 7, 2012 11:23 AM

    Even though I live here, my husband and I used to spend Thanksgiving weekend at the Fairmont. If you get a room facing University, you can watch the Thanksgiving parade go right by. And if you get a room on the west end of that side, you can also see the Bon star when it's lit up.

    Thanksgiving dinner was a tough one because most places were closed. We ended up choosing a hotel restaurant with the best looking menu.

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      Gizmo56 RE: jl0328 Sep 7, 2012 01:52 PM

      "Any restaurants in the Seattle downtown area that are worth checking out?"

      Many downtown restaurants are worth checking out, but as Lauren points out, you'll need to do some research to find restaurants outside of hotels that serve on Thanksgiving day.

      Here's a list (not all are downtown) that should serve as a useful starting point:


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        firecracker RE: Gizmo56 Sep 7, 2012 05:13 PM

        Several of the restos listed are no longer around. Plan carefully!

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        PaqpIn RE: jl0328 Sep 8, 2012 06:15 AM

        This is one of the lists from last year of what was open for Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle. I like ART and BluuWater and both are downtown.

        For a really nice Thanksgiving dinner you can dine at the Georgian in the Fairmont. It has a combo buffet - plated meal. Nice starters and desserts on the boards and then a plated meal.

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