By Jackson Holtz Herald Writer
If cooking a turkey, setting the table and doing dishes until midnight doesn’t like a fun time, think about going out for Thanksgiving dinner.
No one will squabble about who should cook and who should clean.
There’s plenty of dessert for everyone and people who hate turkey can order something else. And vegetarians may actually find something better than Tofurky.
Many Snohomish County and regional restaurants offer delicious Thanksgiving menus.
We set aside our weekly restaurant review to find some options for a Thanksgiving dinner where someone else does the cooking and cleaning.
While this list isn’t exhaustive, it’s a start. Book soon, because reservations are going faster than extra slices of pumpkin pie.
Also, remember that many grocery stores offer prepared Thanksgiving meals to go, which is a good option if you don’t want to cook but prefer to eat at home. Call ahead; most grocery stores are taking orders until they sell out.
Arnie’s in Edmonds and Mukilteo: Waterfront dining with a four-course meal and a choice of turkey, prime rib, salmon and cod for $23.95 and $28.95. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 12:30 until 7:30 p.m. at 300 Admiral Way, Edmonds, (425-771-5688) and 714 Second St., Mukilteo (425-355-2181); www.arniesrestaurant.com/index.php.
Cabbage Patch: Spend the holiday in historic downtown Snohomish. The menu will feature turkey, seafood pasta, salmon, ham and prime rib. Prices ranges from $17.99 to $22.99 and service will run from 1 to 6 p.m. at 111 Ave. A, Snohomish (360-568-9091); www.cabbagepatchrestaurant.com/.
Camano Island Inn: Enjoy a five-course dinner overlooking Sarasota Passage. Dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. and include a choice of meats, plus all the fixings for $49 a person, $20 for kids under age 6, at 1054 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island (360-387-0783); www.camanoislandinn.com.
Claim Jumper: The local outlet of this national chain at Alderwood Mall offers a three-course menu of turkey, salmon or prime rib at prices ranging from $21.99 to $29.99. The kids’ menu is $10.99. Dinner service will start at 11 a.m. and the final reservation will be at 5 p.m. at 18725 33rd Ave. W., Lynnwood (425-778-5700); www.claimjumper.com.
Emory’s on Silver Lake: The reopened Everett favorite plans a traditional turkey dinner with an option to order some menu favorites from 1 to 7 p.m. The meal costs $24 for adults, $12.95 for kids 12 and under, at 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett (425-337-7772); www.emorys.com. Emory’s is fully booked but is accepting names for a waiting list.
The Majestic Cafe: The recently relocated downtown diner will present a three-act meal that opens with mushroom bisque or another starter; features turkey, ham, prime rib or salmon; and ends on a sweet note. Dinner will be served from 3 to 6:30 p.m. for $27.99 for adults, or $13.99 for kids 12 and younger at 2929 Colby Ave., Everett (425-339-2074); themajesticcafe.com.
Patty’s Eggnest and Turkey House: Four dinner choices with all the trimmings, from about $15.95 to $16.95. Holiday dinner service is from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Everett Turkey House, 303 128th St. SW, Everett (425-355-0300), and from 8 a.m. (yes, 8 a.m.) until 6 p.m. at the Arlington Turkey House, 2310 SR 530, Arlington (360-652-8200); www. pattyseggnestrestaurant.net .
Skagit Valley’s Farmhouse Restaurant: Choose between a buffet with all the trimmings or table service for $19.99 for adults, $16.99 for seniors and $9.99 for children under 12, at 13724 La Conner Whitney Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-4411); www.thefarmhouserestaurant.net.
Jackson Holtz: 425-339-3447; email@example.com.