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Four Delicious Places to Dine Out for Thanksgiving

Kid-friendly restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals offer the chance to let everybody relax and have fun

For busy parents, tackling a Thanksgiving feast can be a daunting prospect. Luckily in Seattle, we have many excellent eateries offering us the chance to hang up the apron, set down the baster, and let someone else do the cooking for us. Here are some of our favorite spots for a delicious dine-out Thanksgiving.

Daniel’s Broiler offers a traditional Thanksgiving spread at all three of its Seattle and Bellevue locations, with a four-course menu showcasing high-quality Northwest fare. If you’re not in the mood for turkey, entrée options also include a delicious prime rib with horseradish, roast pork or broiled salmon. The kids’ menu is offered at a discounted rate, and little ones 5 and under eat free. Various locations.

Cafe Flora has been serving Seattleites exceptional vegetarian fare for the past 26 years, and they offer an excellent alternative for those who want to skip the turkey this year. Look for sophisticated veggie options like filo spirals filled with wilted greens, pecans, Gruyere and fontina, or roasted acorn squash with chanterelle mushrooms, autumn vegetables, pear tangerine sage chutney, smashed cauliflower and Yukon gold potato, and wild mushroom gravy. The kids’ menu includes a mini shepherd’s pie as well as a pumpkin pie that will make the whole family thankful. 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.

For a truly swanky (i.e. expensive) affair, head to the Four Seasons Hotel, where they serve a traditional buffet with some show-stopping sides (including local favorite Beecher’s mac ’n’ cheese) along with a breathtaking view of Elliott Bay. The photo booth and kids’ area are an added bonus. 99 Union St., Seattle.

For big kids and parents who are up late, Big Mario’s Pizza offers an unconventional but delicious alternative. Starting at 8 pm, they serve pizzas made with traditional Thanksgiving ingredients. You can choose the Turkey Pie with olive oil base, shredded turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberries. Various locations.

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