Let’s face it – the past 18 months have felt like a decade. If you’re like most Americans, you’re exhausted. And the thought of cooking a wild bird or foraging for festive provisions is the last thing on your mind. Heck, at this point, you’re just trying to find a clean t-shirt and make sense of Tuesday.
Fun fact: Most folks start their Thanksgiving meal planning in September. That means you’re already behind the eight ball, by societal standards. But in 2021, we’re throwing standards out the window.
To make your Thanksgiving holiday a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of locals offering to cook your Thanksgiving meal for you. Dine-in or take-out, we’ve got you covered.
:: Bayou in the Pines is offering six family style heat & serve dishes, each of which will feed 6 to 8 people. Free delivery with a $75 order.
:: Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel is offering several Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve meals, serving between 4 and 10 people. A variety of whole, fresh-baked pies also available. Cracker Barrel is encouraging guests to order in advance and schedule an early pick up. Guests who pre-order and pick up a Heat n’ Serve meal on the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving will receive a bonus card, valued between $5 and $10. Guests can learn more about holiday meal offerings and place orders here.
*SOLD OUT* Elliotts on Linden: Dinner For Two $85 to-go Package. Turkey, salad, and all the fixin’s, plus your choice of pie. Simple reheating and serving instructions provided. Please pre-order before 1:00 pm on Saturday November 20, 2021, and pick up on Wednesday November 24, 2021 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. More information here, and purchase your ticket here.
:: Fresh Market: A traditional holiday meal from The Fresh Market serves 8-10 people, includes all the classics and will put you out about $89.99. Order here.
:: Harris Teeter: Choose from turkey, ham, and sides like sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, and more. Note: no prime rib this year.
:: Honey Baked Ham: Pick-up orders by 8pm on November 24th. Ham, turkey, heat & serve sides, and desserts available in a variety of sizes. Place order here.
:: Karefree Produce: Turkeys, sides, and desserts aplenty. Get your order in early, and pick it up by November 24. Karefree Produce will be closed November 25-26. Holiday menu here. Call 910-947-3825 to place your order.
*SOLD OUT* Pine Crest Inn: Three different packages ranging from $60 to $165, and feeding between 2 and 5 people. The Mayflower feeds 4-5. The Plymouth Rock feeds 4-5 with an alternate menu. Dinner for two is also available. Call 910-295-6121 to place your order.
:: Theo’s Taverna: Dine-in or carry out from 11:30-8 p.m. Call 910-295-0780 to place your order.
:: 195 American Fusion: Feed a family of four for $150 with turkey and ham plus sides like mac and cheese and roasted butternut squash soup. Add a slice of pumpkin cheesecake for $9. Here’s the menu.
:: Cornerstone at No. 9: Available to Signature Members and accompanied guests as dine-in or carry-out on November 25th, 11am – 3pm. Seatings every 30 minutes. Adults $25, Children 8-12 $12.50, Children 4-7 $6.25, Children 3 and under FREE. Includes choice of entree, two sides, and dessert. Member dining discount does not apply, and cancellations must be received by November 15th at 5pm to avoid being charged. Please call the Cornerstone at (910) 295-6061 to make your reservation & place your take-out order.
:: Cracker Barrel: Offering individual Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing or Country Fried Turkey plates, which can be enjoyed by guests from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Extra Covid precautions taken, including an online waitlist, employee face masks, virtual peg games, mobile dine-in pay, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting efforts. To learn more about how Cracker Barrel is keeping employees and guests safe, please visit crackerbarrel.com/response.
:: Drum & Quill: Keep your eyes peeled for an evening dinner special on Thanksgiving Eve, November 24. Closed Thanksgiving Day.
:: Ironwood Cafe: Three course menu, choice of soup or salad, choice of dessert. $41+, 1130, 130, and 330. Reservations required. See full menu here.
:: Pine Crest Inn: Serving Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 25 by reservation only, with seatings between 11:30am and 6:00pm. Choice of entree, family-style sides, and choice of desserts. Prices range from $10 to $32. Children 5 and under are free. Call 910-295-6121 to make your reservation. See full menu here.
:: Theo’s Taverna: Dine-in or carry out from 11:30-8 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 910-295-0780 to make yours.
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Pinehurst Resort has no feasts to-go. Magnolia Inn / Villaggio, Beefeaters and Pinehurst Brewing Co. are closed Thanksgiving and are not offering to-go options.