As delicious as Thanksgiving dinner is, from the green bean casserole to the pecan pie to the cranberry relish, we don't always have it in us to make a giant feast. After all, most can agree that the best part of Thanksgiving is the eating part, rather than the hours in the kitchen. For those who'd prefer to skip the cooking part and get right to the eating, here are 13 restaurants who offer Thanksgiving take out.
1. Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel's Thanksgiving meals are one of the most well-known. A restaurant that specializes in Southern country cooking is sure to have a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast to fit any table. Choose between the family dinner, which serves 4-6 people, or the feast option, for 8 to 10 guests. You can also opt for the traditional Thanksgiving meal, which features turkey n dressing with gravy, homestyle sides, and sweets like pumpkin pie.
2. Bob Evans
Bob Evans also prides themselves for being Thanksgiving experts, offering slow-roasted turkey and dressing, sides like mashed potatoes and gravy, and yummy pies for dessert. On Thanksgiving Day, head to Bob Evans for brunch favorites or Thanksgiving meals. You can choose between dine-in, delivery, or curbside pickups.
3. Boston Market
Boston Market is a great option for a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. For the entree, choose between honey-glazed ham, boneless roasted turkey, and rotisserie chicken. As for the sides, get classic mashed potatoes and gravy, veggie stuffing, or fresh steamed veggies, which might be anything from sweet potatoes to Brussels sprouts. For dessert, chow down on dinner rolls, walnut cranberry relish, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. Head to Boston Market for a classic Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings!
4. Golden Corral
Golden Corral is another restaurant that has your back this holiday season. Their family meals to go include options like holiday glazed ham, whole roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, a choice of homestyle sides, and whole pies. Hit up your local Golden Corral to skip right to the Thanksgiving feast.
5. Fogo de Chao
A Brazilian steakhouse probably isn't your first thought when it comes to Thanksgiving. However, Fogo de Chao offers a traditional Thanksgiving take out meal for anyone who's not looking to cook this year. Either dine in with a Full Churrasco Experience, or choose one of the to-go family meals for a catered Thanksgiving dinner.
It turns out Denny's makes more than just a tasty breakfast! Denny's "dinner packs" are easy-to-heat meal kits with everything you need for the big day. You can choose turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, potatoes, and a side dish. Each kit serves four people, so you may need more than one depending on how big your family is. Order anytime between Friday the 19th and Wednesday, November 24th.
7. Harry and David
Harry and David is the way to go if you're looking for a gourmet turkey feast. To class up your Thanksgiving meal (without cooking any of it), check out Harry & David's Thanksgiving feast. This coasts about $240, and will need a few days to thaw out before you reheat it. You can choose prime rib or ham instead of the classic whole turkey, and you get an appetizer, a few sides, and a scrumptious dessert.
8. Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks is another restaurant you wouldn't immediately think of when it comes to this traditional American holiday, but they know how to do their meat, and turkey is no exception. Omaha Steaks' offers a pre-brined turkey with honey and brown sugar, along with a dessert, a few sides, and your choice between a roasted turkey breast or boneless country ham. The whole meal is $159.99, which is a steal for how high-quality it is.
9. Buca Di Beppo
We know Buca Di Peppo is a pro at delicious Italian meals, but did you know they make a tasty Thanksgiving meal as well? Their family-style meals are made to feed 10-20 people if necessary, or you can opt for a smaller take out option. The feast features white-meat turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Pre-order it before Turkey Day rolls around!
10. Bravo! Italian Kitchen
Another tasty Italian option, Bravo! offers their own turkey dinner, including turkey, gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more. You can choose the amount based on how many people will be at your table, up to 20 servings. Thanksgiving dinner couldn't be easier.
11. BRIO Italian Grille
BRIO Italian Grille has a take-home Thanksgiving menu as well, including all the classics like turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, along with some more unique options like pumpkin spice bread pudding, orange cranberry sauce, and broccolini. Choose how many servings you'd like and order ahead of time for a home-style Thanksgiving take-out meal.
12. Marie Callender's
Marie Callender's is jumping on the Thanksgiving bandwagon as well, with their own home-cooked Thanksgiving meal. Choose from a number of entrees like honey ginger glazed salmon and Angus ground beef meatloaf, and load up your order with sides and sweets of your choosing. The family meals serve four, so you may need to order a few!
13. Williams Sonoma
Williams Sonoma is typically known for their gourmet foods, like charcuterie boards and cauliflower risotto. However, this year they're offering a Thanksgiving take out meal for anyone looking to eat a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. Choose between the smoked turkey breast, turkey with herbed stuffing, and more for the main dish, and get a complete Thanksgiving sides bundle to cover all the classics. You can also select your favorite add-ons for the perfect meal!
To get Thanksgiving takeout meals with reheating instructions from a grocery store, check out Trader Joe's, Costco, Whole Foods, or Hello Fresh!