It’s that time of year again, when we put on our largest pair of pants and gather around a crispy bird, a few casserole dishes, and the empty pie tins that were supposed to make it past dinner. With these local take-out options, you can relax a little, and maybe even fool your in-laws.
Skip the Prep, Get Take-Out
Elliots on Linden: Enjoy a dinner prepared by a chef at the coziness of your table with Elliot’s Dinner For Two. The take-home menu boasts soup, salad, pie, 4 sides, and of course turkey straight from Koch Farms. Pre-order by 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 and pick-up by Nov. 23. Order up.
Karefree Produce: Grab a 13-16 lb turkey for $60 with the option to add two sides and a pie for $35. The market also has 12 dessert options and 6 8×8 or 9×11 casserole dishes on the menu. Pick up before Thanksgiving Day. Call 910-947-3825 to start ordering now. Make your holiday… carefree.
195 American Fusion: 195’s take-home feast serves a family of four for $180. It comes with turkey and ham, salad, three sides of your choice, gravy, yeast rolls, and whipped honey butter. They’ll be accepting orders until November 19 and pick-up will be November 23. Call 910-692-7110 to put in your order. Check out the menu.
Filly & Colt’s: Get a full plate of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, rolls, and pie for $25. Whole pies and cakes range from $15-$25. Gobble.
Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel’s offerin’ three festive options this year that you can pick up anytime between Nov. 19 and 26. Their heat n’ serve Thanksgiving meals serve 8-10 people for $149.99, or 4-6 for $99.99. Both include turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, rolls, and your choice or a side (two sides, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie for the larger spread). If you need something hot and ready, they’ve got that too for 4-6 people at $89.99. The cluck is ticking, pre-order.
Honey Baked Ham: Purchase a whole smoked, Cajun, or roasted turkey for $62.99, and additional heat-and-serve sides like country cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, and maple sweet potato souffle at $11.99 each or order a turkey dinner for $74.94. The dinner serves 6-8 people and comes with turkey breast and 3 sides of your choice. Pick your feast.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Pick up a complete heat and serve holiday spread starting at $135. The meal serves 10-12 people and includes your choice of meat — spiral cut ham, smoked turkey, prime rib, Cajun fried turkey — and cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon, and 12 buttered rolls. Bone-apple-tea.
Fresh Market: Start ordering from your selection of turkey or ham, classic holiday sides, and desserts on November 2. Mark your calendars.
Skip the Mess, Dine-In
Lighthouse at Little River: Enjoy Thanksgiving at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., or 5 p.m. Adults feast for $34.99 each, kids 12 and under eat for $14.99, and kids 5 and under are free. Dinner will include a main course with sides, salad, and dessert. Specialty cocktails, mocktails, and apple cider will also be available. Call to reserve a spot.
Ironwood: Open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ironwood is offering 3-course meals with soup or salad and dessert included in the price or your entree. Choose between 4 appetizers, 7 main meals — the turkey dinner is $41 and comes with stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy — and 3 desserts. Peep the menu.
Carolina’s Kitchen & Catering: This Pinebluff restaurant will be serving a buffet with both Thanksgiving and American turkey from 11-3 on Nov. 20.
Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel has traditional and unique Thanksgiving Day options. The traditional turkey n’ dressing option is $11.99 and comes with sweet potato casserole, a country side, gravy, and biscuits or corn muffins. If you want a little more pizazz, they also have a country fried turkey option for $11.79. Pull out the stretchy pants.