Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays as the only expectations are good food and being surrounded by friends and family! While I enjoy eating, I don’t enjoy cooking and washing the piles of dishes that are left over after a fabulous feast! If you want to enjoy everything Thanksgiving has to offer minus the grunt work, check out brunch and dinner options at Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Campbell’s Resort, Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge, Eques at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, The Marc at The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Salish Lodge & Spa, Semiahmoo Resort, Trellis at The Heathman Hotel, or at Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Chimney Rock Grill in Idaho! – which all happen to also make for a perfect Thanksgiving getaway! For those who want to enjoy the holiday in the comfort of their own home, Metropolitan Market will do the heavy lifting and have fully-cooked meals ready for pick-up. No dish washing needed!
The Restaurant at Alderbrook
The Restaurant at Alderbrook’s Thanksgiving dinner buffet combines the comfort of a home-cooked meal with the idyllic backdrop of Washington’s Hood Canal. The menu features unique options like cedar-planked steelhead, handmade ravioli, warm kale salad served with farro and candied pecans, and roasted squash cream soup topped with candied pumpkin seeds. The classics are all there too, with organic roasted turkey breast, sweet potatoes with maple syrup, whipped Yukon potatoes and the chef’s own take on green bean casserole. It wouldn’t be a holiday meal without a sweet treat! The Restaurant will offer cranberry cheesecake, apple crostada and, of course, pumpkin pie.
- Cost: $55 for adults; $18 for children
- Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Reservations: Please call 360-898-5500 for reservations
Campbell’s Resort Lake Chelan
Campbell’s Resort wants to do the cooking this year, and to sweeten the deal, they are selling Thanksgiving leftover kits for $10 so guests can take home the wonderful spread and enjoy Thanksgiving delights after an afternoon nap or the next day. Buffet offerings include maple-bourbon glazed ham, autumn harvest rice and butternut squash bisque.
- Cost: $35 for adults; $25 for children ages 6-12; and Free for children 6 & under
- Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Reservations: Please call 509-682-4250
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge
Copperleaf Restaurant is the ideal, intimate venue to relish fresh farm-to-table regional cuisine for lunch and dinner. Savor year-round fresh farm-inspired foods prepared from the onsite garden, paired with an elegant, yet approachable, wine list. Leave the cooking to us this year and delight in a four-course Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle. Indulge in fall favorites like Mad Hatcher Roast Turkey and Pumpkin Pie Crème Brûlée or savor innovative selections like Maple-Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly and Salted Pretzel-Crusted Hawaiian Venison. With more time to enjoy each other’s company and a delectable menu to gather around, you may make Thanksgiving at Copperleaf Restaurant an annual tradition!
- Cost: $75 for adults ($35 optional wine pairing); $37.50 for children ages 6-12
- Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Reservations: Please call 206-214-4282
Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Eques is warming up the Eastside with a Thanksgiving feast to liven up everyone’s taste buds with a seafood station, special kid’s menu items, and a mac and cheese station with house-made Beecher’s mac and cheese and toppings including pork belly, chicken, mushrooms, caramelized onions and more. The menu also features holiday classics like roasted carrots, green bean casserole and a carving station complete with turkey, herb roasted prime rib and chorizo. Put the cherry on top with caramelized white chocolate cremeux with apple compote and toasted meringue, spiced pots de crème and pumpkin cheesecake with a chocolate glaze, Chantilly cream and croquants.
- Cost: $49.95 for adults; $23.95 for children ages 5-12
- Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Reservations: Please call 425-698-4100 – reservations highly recommended
The Marc at The Marcus Whitman Hotel
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city, The Marc at The Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla has you covered in a 5-hour drive from Seattle. The culinary team will be whipping up a tantalizing Harvest Buffet with classic dishes like roasted turkey with citrus cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, carved brown sugar glazed pit ham, a fondue station featuring an assortment of dips and snacks, and a soup and salad station featuring seasonal salads and our famous butternut squash soup. Don’t forget the decedent desserts like crème brûlée, house made macaroons, pumpkin and pecan pie along with some surprises.
- Cost: $39.95 for Adults; $33.95 for Seniors (55+), $19.95 for youth (6-12) and Free for children 5 & under
- Time: Thursday, Nov. 23
- Reservations: Please call 509-524-5139 – reservations are required
Whether the host or guest for a festive Thanksgiving dinner, Met Market makes it easy to serve a full spread without the extensive prep time with online meal reservations! Reserve a fully-cooked dinner complete with oven roasted turkey, side dishes and pumpkin pie or opt to cook the main dish yourself and reserve up a few sides by Monday, Nov. 20 to pick up at your neighborhood store. With sides like Yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, vegan and gluten free quinoa stuffing, scalloped potato au gratin with asiago, yams and cranberries and Parker House butter rolls, there’s something for every palate. Hosting vegetarians? Met Market also offers cranberry hazelnut en croute Field Roast, vegan mushroom gravy and cranberry kale salad to name a few.
Salish Lodge & Spa
Partnering with local growers, purveyors and farms, Salish Lodge & Spa uses only the highest quality ingredients. Our own apiary produces honey that you’ll find on every menu, alongside our own homegrown herbs. Our food salutes traditions, and makes new memories. Enjoy a luxuriously comfortable and memorable dining experience, featuring award-winning food and wine coupled with one of the best views in the Seattle area, overlooking Snoqualmie Falls. This Thanksgiving, look forward to a delectable four-course dinner featuring classic favorites, Salish signature dishes, vegetarian and pescatarian entrées, and more.
- Cost: $100 for Adults; $35 for youth (6-12)
- Time: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Reservations: Please call 1-800-2-SALISH – reservations are required
Located on the Washington coast, just 90 miles from Seattle and 40 miles from Vancouver, Semiahmoo Resort features award winning dining, an indoor/outdoor pool, full-service spa, two award winning golf courses and access to a myriad of outdoor activities and fun. Our family here at Semiahmoo invites you and your loved ones to join us for our annual Thanksgiving celebration. From a hearty buffet in the ballroom to a delectable menu in Pierside Kitchen, we have an array of dining options for you and your family to choose from. Take the stress out of planning this year and let Semiahmoo handle your Thanksgiving feast.
- Cost: $143 for Adults; $20 for youth (6-12); Free for Children 5 and under
- Time: Semiahmoo Ballroom Buffet 11am to 4pm; Pierside Kitchen 11:20am to 8:30pm
- Reservations: Please call 360-318-2090 – reservations are required
Trellis at The Heathman Hotel
At Trellis, the menu is crafted around what’s fresh for the season. Trellis works with local purveyors that specialize in all the amazing ingredients that are available in the Northwest. And with food, there should always be great beverages. Trellis partners with local wineries, breweries and distilleries for an authentic regional experience with tastes that you can’t find just anywhere. Enjoy delicious starters including roasted baby beets and cauliflower cappelletti followed by scallops, honey glazed game hen and smoked venison entrees. For dessert? Pumpkin Cheesecake, pecan tart and dark chocolate mousse.
- Cost: $85 for Adults; $25 for Children
- Time: Thursday, Nov. 23
- Reservations: Please call 425-284-5900
Chimney Rock Grill at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Chimney Rock Grill is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and pumpkin sweets for desert! Guests can enjoy a fireside meal before or after playing in the snow. Make it a family getaway and take advantage of SNOWvember lodging deals beginning at $99/night.
- Cost: $30 for Adults; $14 youth (12 and under)
- Time: Beginning at 2 p.m. (normal menu will also be available)
- Reservations: Please call 208-255-3071
Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.