Let's talk turkey

A round-up of what’s open, what’s closed, and changes to note this Thanksgiving

From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific. 

As Perry Como crooned, there’s no place like home for the holidays. 

That is, until you realize you forgot the French fried onions that are supposed to top your famous green bean casserole. Or perhaps the hassle of a full Thanksgiving meal was never part of the plan. 

Whatever the case may be, we’ve compiled a list of grocery store hours and restaurant openings on Thursday, along with other changes to be aware of on Turkey Day. 



  • Metropolitan Market (100 Mercer St. in Uptown and 3830 34th Ave W. in Magnolia) — Open Thanksgiving Day until 2 p.m. Open Nov. 25 at 6 a.m.
  • Trader Joe’s (1916 Queen Anne Ave. N.) — Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Open Nov. 25 at 8 a.m.
  • Ken’s Market (2400 6th Ave. W.) — Open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • B&E Meats and Seafood (2401 Queen Anne Ave. N.) — Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. 
  • Albertsons (2550 32nd Ave. W.) — Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m on Thanksgiving Day. 
  • QFC (500 Mercer St.) — Open until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reopens early Friday morning. 
  • QFC (1600 W. Dravus St.) ­— Open until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reopens Friday morning at 5 a.m.
  • Safeway (2100 Queen Anne Ave. N.) — Open 24 hours.
  • Safeway (516 1st Ave. W.) — Open 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. 



  • Palisade (2601 W. Marina Pl.) — The restaurant with sweeping views of Elliott Bay is offering “festive features and traditional favorites,” for the holiday. For more information, or to make reservations, go to www.palisaderestaurant.com
  • Rogo’s (3321 W. McGraw St.) — Open Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 6 p.m., with special starters, main courses, and desserts for the holiday. Go to www.rogosrestaurant.com for the full menu, or to make a reservation. 
  • Mulleady’s Irish Pub (3055 21st Ave. W.) — Serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and will be offering three-month aged eggnog for the holiday. More information can be found, and reservations made at www.mulleadyspub.com.  
  • Big Mario’s Pizza (815 5th Ave. N.) — Open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving holiday-inspired pizzas while supplies last. Among the offerings are a “Turkey Trot Pie” with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, the “Thanksveggie,” with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and vegetarian gravy, and a dessert pizza with sweet potato and marshmallows on an olive oil base. 
  • Tini Bigs (100 Denny Way) — Open 4 p.m. to midnight for dinner, 2 a.m. for drinks. $25 per person for a meal that includes roasted turkey, sausage leek stuffing, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, and cranberry sauce. Call 206.284.0931 for reservations.


Community resources and services:

  • Seattle Parks and Recreation — The Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave. W.) and Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W) will be closed as part of a system-wide closure on Thursday and Friday. All indoor swimming pools, including Pop Mounger Pool, will be closed both days as well. 
  • Seattle Public Library — Both the Queen Anne branch (400 W. Garfield St.) and Magnolia branch (2801 34th Ave. W.) will be closed as part of a system-wide closure. Both will also be closed on Friday, per their normal schedules. 
  • Seattle Public Utilities — There will be no garbage, food and yard waste, or recycling pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Collections scheduled for Thursday will happen on Friday, and Friday collections on Saturday. 
  • King County Metro — Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, and a reduced weekday schedule on Friday. The Sunday schedule includes no service from between Magnolia and Downtown Seattle via the Route 19, or to the University District via the Route 31. There will also be fewer trips on the Route 24 (Magnolia to Downtown). In Queen Anne, there will be no trips on the Route 29 (Ballard-SPU-Queen Anne-Downtown), and fewer trips than a typical Monday between Queen Anne and Downtown Seattle via Routes 2, 3, 4, and 13.
  • U.S. Postal Service — There will be no mail delivery, and all post offices will be closed.