Your neighborhood guide to Thanksgiving

What's open, what's closed, and where to order out

Does it seem like the holidays are sneaking up yet again? There's some reason for feeling that way, with Thanksgiving falling nearly as early as it can on Nov. 23

We've tried to take some of the pressure off, checking in with every local supermarket to find out their hours for next Thursday, and compiling a list of where you can skip the hassle of a day in the kitchen by picking up pre-made dishes.

Or, leave the cooking and cleanup to someone else entirely at one of the nearby restaurants open for the day.

Did we miss something? Let us know at, and we'll add it to our list. 


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. Open Nov. 25 at 8 a.m.

Whole Foods Market (2001 15th Ave. W.): Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Ken’s Market (2400 6th Ave. W.): Open on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

QFC (500 Mercer St.): Open until 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

QFC (1600 W. Dravus St.): Open until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reopens at 6 a.m. on Friday.

Albertsons (2550 32nd Ave. W.): Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Safeway (2100 Queen Anne Ave. N. and 516 1st Ave. W.): Open normal hours.


Restaurants open on Thanksgiving:

Palisade (2601 W. Marina Pl.): Hosting a Thanksgiving buffet with original Diestel Turkey, herb-crusted rotisserie prime rib, or Hill Meat hickory smoked ham. $65 for adults, $60 for seniors, $25 for children 5-11. For more information, or to make reservations, go to

Rogo's Restaurant and Bar (3321 W. McGraw St.): Open 1 to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with main course options of roasted turkey, brisket, pan-roasted salmon, pork chops, scampi risotto, or a "vegetarian treat," featuring a polenta cake and a mix mushroom-bread roulade. Call 206-284-7305 or go to to make reservations.

Big Mario’s Pizza (815 5th Ave. N.): Open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a holiday-inspired pizzas while supplies last. Among the offerings are a “Thanksgiving Pie” with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, along with eggnog with Pendleton whiskey, and spiked hot chocolate. 

Daniel’s Broiler (809 Fairview Pl. N.): $60 for a complete four-course dinner ($12 for children ages 6-10, free for children five and under). Choose from roast turkey, herb-roasted prime rib, pork roast, fresh-broiled salmon, or, of course, steak. For a full menu, visit


Coffee (mostly Starbucks):

Queen Anne Starbucks (2135 Queen Anne Ave. N.): Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Magnolia Village Starbucks (3300 W. McGraw St.): Open 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Interbay Starbucks (1607 W. Dravus St.): Open 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Elliott Avenue Starbucks (1144 Elliott Ave. W.): Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Uptown Starbucks (425 Queen Anne Ave. N.): Open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.


Community resources and services:

Seattle Public Library: All branches will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both the Queen Anne (400 W. Garfield St.) and Magnolia (2801 34th Ave. W.) branches will also be closed Friday — per their normal schedules — and will reopen on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Seattle Public Utilities: Garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste pickup will be delayed by one day for both Thursday and Friday collections. Customers are asked to have containers on the curb by 7 a.m.

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

King County Metro: Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, and a reduced weekday schedule with reductions on routes serving the University of Washington on Friday

Free Parking Day: The fourth Thursday of November is a free parking day in the city of Seattle.

U.S. Postal Service: There will be no mail delivery, and all post offices will be closed.

Banks and credit unions: Closed. 


Pre-Order and Pick-Up (at this point, it's too late):

Kaspars Catering & Special Events (3656 34th Ave. W.): Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, an array of vegetables, your choice of pie, and more. Cost is $270 per six dinners. Orders and payment must be received by Nov. 17, with pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon on Nov. 22 or 23. Visit for full menu and details.

Metropolitan Market (100 Mercer St. in Uptown and 3830 34th Ave. W. in Magnolia): Get everything from a fully cooked turkey dinner for $160, a complete set of sides for $90, or put together a meal piece by piece. Online orders must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Macrina Bakery & Café (615 W. McGraw St.): Choose from a seasonal menu that includes pies, cakes, breads, stuffing mix, trays of rolls, quiche, and more. Order by noon on Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 22. 

Petit Pierre Bakery (3204 W. McGraw St.): Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Pre-order from a selection of pies, breads, and rolls, including gluten-free and dairy-free options.

Cupcake Royale (1935 Queen Anne Ave. N.): Looking to do something a little different for dessert? Order the "Turkey Dozen," which includes six vanilla cupcakes, three chocolate, and three salted caramel, each with fall-colored sprinkles and topped with a sugar hat or turkey.

Nielsen's Pastries (520 2nd Ave. W.): Butterflake rolls, anyone? How about a pie? Call 206-282-4004 to place orders.