Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but this year, you might not feel like cooking or staying home. Whatever your reason, taking your turkey while out on the town can be a fun, significantly less taxing change of pace for celebrating the holiday. This year, a few Skagit County restaurants are offering both to-go and in-person dining options for Thanksgiving. Here is where to get Thanksgiving dinner in Skagit County Any hours mentioned are specific to Thanksgiving only.
13724 La Conner-Whitney Rd., Mount Vernon
12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
One of the Skagit Valley’s favorite spots home-style cooking and farmer’s style breakfasts, the Farmhouse will be offering a Thanksgiving menu with multiple options. In addition to a standard Turkey Day meal, the La Conner restaurant will offer several options on their holiday travel menu, including entrees like a burger and salad.
Reservations are strongly suggested, as only about 10% of total seating capacity will be for walk-in customers. Masks are required when not eating or seated.
The Oyster Bar
2578 Chuckanut Dr., Bow
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
An iconic local fine dining establishment located off Chuckanut Drive, the Oyster Bar will begin serving its dinner menu early, at 11:30 a.m. In addition to their turkey dinner, the restaurant will feature duck, lamb and fish specials.
Reservations are strongly recommended, and the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. hours tend to be busiest. Things are less busy after the 6 p.m. Masks are required here as well when not seated or eating.
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
12885 Casino Dr., Anacortes
Just off State Route 20 on Fidalgo Island, the Swinomish Casino offers three locations to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
The first, 13moons, is a fine-dining restaurant offering a special prime rib Thanksgiving meal for $40 per person, by reservation-only, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The eatery’s standard menu will also be available. The second location, Carver’s Café, offers a slightly-more casual dining experience that doesn’t require reservations. In addition to a traditional Thanksgiving meal for $19.99 served from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Carver’s also offers their standard breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
This same $19.99 Thanksgiving meal is also available at the casino’s Swinomish Sports Bar & Grill.
Majestic Inn & Spa
419 Commercial Ave., Anacortes
The Majestic’s 5th Street Bistro offers several options for getting your Thanksgiving calories. In addition to a pre-plated meal, 5th Street offers buffet-style options as well as takeout. Their Thanksgiving menu will be available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., after their breakfast menu ends early at 10 a.m. Reservations are required, as are masks when not seated or eating.
Katt’s Westside Stories
100 S. Barker St., Mount Vernon
Recently voted Skagit County’s best tavern, lounge and pub, Katt’s Westside Stories won’t be offering Thanksgiving meals to-go like they did last year. But they will be offering an assortment of homemade pies for anyone needing to complete their holiday spread.
Both apple and pumpkin varieties, placed by special order at least 48 hours in advance, will be available for pick-up early Thanksgiving morning, in addition to several kinds of homemade pastries.
At 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, Katt’s will open for on-site karaoke and appetizers, making for perhaps the perfect stop prior to Black Friday shopping.