25+ places where you can order Thanksgiving meals to go
Let’s face it, preparing a holiday meal is a lot of work. Some years, it just makes sense to skip straight to the part where you’re enjoying a yummy dinner, a glass of wine, and a relaxing day.
The point is, you can leave the cooking to someone else — with options that are surprisingly affordable.
This is a list of venues offering holiday food for takeout. It includes local restaurants, barbecue joints, grocery stores, catering companies, and independent food retailers.
Some of the meals are heat-and-serve, while others can be picked up hot and ready to go.
There is something for everyone in this list — whether you want a traditional dinner for a crowd, an intimate meal for two, a vegan holiday, or just sides and desserts.
In case you didn’t already know:
Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23rd in 2023!
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Where to order Thanksgiving dinner to go in 2023
♦ Tucker Brewing
No order deadline was noted, but pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All items feed 4 – 6 people, and you order them a la carte.
A Citrus-Brined Turkey Breast is $49.
Sides are $25-30 and include Cornbread Stuffing, Wild Mushroom Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and more.
Fresh Cranberry Sauce is $12.
A whole Pumpkin Pie is $30.
Info and order form here
♦ Souper Jenny
Order by Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 at 4 p.m. (or before supplies sell out)
Pick-up is Wednesday, November 22nd between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. — at either the Buckhead, Westside, and Roswell locations. (No pickup in Brookhaven or Decatur.)
Delivery is available for an extra $35.
This is an “Everything But The Bird Menu,” meaning you supply your own main entree and just order a la carte from Jenny’s famous soups, side dishes, and desserts.
There lots of vegan and gluten-free options.
Soups are $18.50 per quart, and would be great to have on hand for the holiday weekend.
Side dishes include a variety of stuffings and vegetable dishes for $33 each; serves 4.
Dessert is either pumpkin pie or pecan pie from Alon’s Bakery — $37 per pie, serves 6. Plus, this year they have our personal favorite — Alon’s Midnight Cake!
View the menu and order form — it includes yummy pictures of all the dishes!
♦ OK Cafe
Order by Sunday, Nov. 19th.
Pickup is on or before Wednesday, Nov. 22nd
You can view the menu and price list on the website, then call to place your order.
Note that the menu online still lists 2022 prices, so please confirm when you call.
A whole 25-lb turkey is $98.99 and feeds up to 15 people.
Vegetable pans and other sides are $52.95 (serves 12-15)
Desserts start at $19.99 and go up from there.
OK Cafe is located at 1284 West Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327
KFC has released a holiday turkey menu — while supplies last — available for pickup beginning Nov. 3, 2023.
You can get a whole Cajun deep-fried turkey for $69.99 — or get the turkey and family-sized sides and biscuits for $99.99.
The turkey is fully cooked and you’ll find reheating instructions here.
A la carte family-sized sides are $19.99 each and serve 10-15 people. They include mac and cheese, sweet corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, and coleslaw.
A family-sized chocolate cake (serves 6-12) is $5.99.
♦ Local Three
Named for the three founding chefs, this Buckhead eatery is known for seasonal cuisine at affordable prices.
Deadline to order is Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2023.
Pickup times are available every hour from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both Tuesday, Nov. 21and Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
Choose from the a la carte menu to put together your own meal by choosing an entree and sides. These are fully prepared heat-and-serve dishes that come with reheating instructions.
Entrees include roasted turkey (10-12 lbs) for $135 and honey-glazed ham for $189.
There is a very extensive selection of affordable side dishes — you’ll need to browse those yourself!
Wine is available by the bottle.
The other option is a huge Family Feast that serves 12 people — for $399, with your choice of turkey or ham.
Browse the entire menu and order online
Local Three is located at 3290 Northside Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30327.
♦ Matthew’s Cafeteria
The holiday menu is available for order from Nov. 16th to Nov. 22nd, 2023, and you can pick up anytime, including on Thanksgiving Day.
You can pick up hot or cold — you’ll specify that on the checkout form.
These are options for a good-sized gathering.
A pan of turkey and dressing for 8 is $50.
Sides are $30 for a pan that serves 12, including mashed potatoes, various vegetables and casseroles, mac and cheese, more.
A whole pie (8 types) are $25 and a pan of cobber that serves 12 is $40.
Matthews Cafeteria is also open for dine-in on Thanksgiving.
♦ Drawbar (at Bellyard Hotel in Midtown)
The deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 20, 2023
Meals will be warm when picked up.
Pickup times: November 23, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You’ll select your pickup time when you order your meal through Eventbrite.
Thanksgiving for 2 is $130.00
Thanksgiving for 4 – $240.00
Eventbrite adds a fee, and there is sales tax added at checkout. Note that the fees are significant.
Each meal includes harvest salad, dinner roll, choice of entree, choice of sides, and choice of dessert.
Entree choices include:
• Citrus Roasted Turkey with orange cranberry sauce
• Citrus Roasted Chicken (3.5 lb each) with heirloom tomato pan jus
• Rosemary Prime Rib Loin with horseradish sauce (additional $30)
• Whipped red bliss potatoes, gravy
• Garlic green beans and charred red peppers
• Maple baked sweet potatoes
• Buttered Broccoli and Toasted Almonds
• Baked 3 cheese mac and cheese
• Sweet Potato Pie
• Apple Pie
• Chocolate Brownies
Drawbar is located at:
1 Interlock Avenue Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
♦ Mary Mac’s Tea Room
There are a variety of options available for pickup any time now through Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
Order at least 24 hours in advance — longer if you have a preferred pickup time slot.
A Holiday Dinner for 4 people is $90.
The same dinner for 10 people is $205.
Both meals include:
- Carved Turkey Breast
- Green Beans
- Whipped Potatoes
- Cornbread Dressing & Gravy
- Cranberry Sauce
- Sweet Potato Souffle
- Yeast Rolls
- Sweet Potato Pie
You can also order a smoked ham ($61) or a whole roast turkey ($116), plus side dishes (1/2 gallon for $26; feeds 8-10), and a wide variety of desserts in half-gallon or gallon sizes.
There are plenty of options to choose from!
View the complete menu and order here
Mary Mac’s is located at 224 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308.
Order by Monday, November 20, 2023 and at least 48 hours in advance of your preferred pickup time.
You can pre-order turkeys, hams, rib roasts, complete prepared meals, and party trays for pick-up any time between now and Thanksgiving Day at noon.
Note that pre-orders for the Christmas and Hanukkah season can be placed from December 7 through December 21.
Fully prepared meals are ready to heat and serve.
They are priced from $39.99 to $89.99, including a main course and traditional trimmings and sides.
Choose from a a fully prepared ham meal, turkey meal, beef rib roast meal, or vegan roast meal.
(You can also buy just the turkey or ham and make your own sides)
View the holiday menu offerings and order here
♦ Sweet Auburn Barbecue
Orders by Nov. 19, 2023.
Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.
A sliced turkey dinner for 6 people is $140. This is sliced turkey with gravy, dressing, 2 sides, and cranberry sauce.
A WHOLE turkey dinner is $245. It includes a 12-14 lb turkey, gravy, dressing, two sides, and cranberry sauce.
You’ll have the option to add additional sides.
View the menu and price list here — Note that the portal is a little weird. Just get past the first page and you’ll be fine.
Sweet Auburn Barbecue is located at:
656 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: (678) 515-3550
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If you like the idea of a smoked turkey (or maybe smoked brisket!) and fixin’s from one of Atlanta’s iconic barbecue joints, here are a few more options. Click for details.
- Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q — smoked turkeys, smoked hams, and side dishes to mix and match
- Loyal Q & Brew — for folks in North Fulton — whole smoked turkey, French cut turkey breast, whole smoked brisket, and sides
- Ziegler’s BBQ — the Acworth venue has an extensive holiday menu for catering or carryout
♦ Alon’s Bakery & Market
Alon’s has a large Thanksgiving menu for online ordering and pickup at two locations, including whole meals and a la carte items.
A la carte sampling:
- A whole smoked turkey is $110. The bird is 12-14 lbs. and serves 10-12 people.
- A roasted turkey breast that serves 4 to 6 people is $50.
- Beef tenderloin for 6 to 8 is $150.
- Gourmet sides run from $9 to $40 (serves 6 to 8)
- There is a wide variety of breads and desserts
Whole dinners include Alon’s Classic Turkey Feast with portions for either four people ($220) or eight people ($350). This meal includes a roasted turkey breast, plus a set of pre-determined gourmet sides.
In case you don’t know, Alon’s provides some of the best desserts out there!
There are two Alon’s locations:
- Across from Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody
- On N. Highland Ave. in Morningside
Place your order online for pickup.
Get more details
♦ The Fresh Market
So many options here, with choices for every wallet!
Order by Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Pickup is between Nov. 2oth and 23rd, 2023.
The Essential Holiday Meal package is just $75 and serves 3 to 5 people. This is truly a budget offering for small, informal gatherings. It includes reheatable, classic holiday dishes: a fully cooked turkey breast, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish.
The Traditional Holiday Meal package is $100 and serves 8 to 10 people. It includes a fully cooked turkey, whipped potatoes, stuffing, 12 dinner rolls, green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish.
The Ultimate Holiday Meal package is $200 and serves 12 to 14 people. It’s a feast! This package includes a 10-12 lb cooked turkey, a 3-lb boneless honey ham, whipped potatoes, herb stuffing, gravy, green beans, 24 dinner rolls, and cranberry relish.
Don’t want turkey?
Chose a ham meal for $75 (serves 3-5) or $100 (serves 8 to 10).
**Note that prices may vary based on your pickup location.
You don’t have to buy a meal package, however. You don’t even have to have turkey!
Check out all the a la carte offerings and put together your own meal.
The a la carte options include turkey, ham, turducken, beef tenderloin, rib roast, pork roast, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, lobster, oysters, plenty of sides and casseroles, and — of course — a selection of fresh pies and cakes.
There are 8 locations of The Fresh Market in the metro area — including Suwanee, Peachtree City, and everything in between. You order online and then choose a pickup location. Thanksgiving Day pickup is available. Earliest pickup date is Nov. 22nd.
Get more details and find a Fresh Market location near you.
♦ Whole Foods
Order 48 hours ahead of desired pickup time.
There are plenty of complete holiday meal packages here, for groups from 2 to 12 people, at all different price points.
A small sampling of what’s available:
- The Thanksgiving Feast for 12 people is $399.99.
- The Classic Roast Turkey Dinner for 8 is $170. (You can also get the classic dinner for 4 people or 12 people at different price points.)
- Prime Rib for 8 is $250.
- Vegan meal for 2 is $40.
You can also choose ham or prime rib, and there are choices for a turkey breast rather than a whole turkey, as well as smoked turkey and brined turkey.
This year there is also a surf-and-turf meal, Beef Wellington, and lamb shank on the menu.
Check out all the other meal choices online — you’ll start by choosing your location by state, and then the store where you want to pickup. We used the Chamblee store location to get our reference prices.
Order your Whole Foods holiday meal at least 48 hours before you plan to pick it up.
♦ Publix Deli
Order 48 hours in advance of your chosen pickup time.
Pickup is available any day now through Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023
Prices can vary by Publix location. We used the Brookhaven store for the reference prices below.
This is a sampling of the heat-and-serve meals available:
- A fully cooked whole turkey dinner for 7 to 10 people is $70.
- A fully cooked turkey breast dinner for 7 to 10 people is $80.
- A fully cooked whole turkey dinner for 14 to 18 people is $140.
- A ham dinner for 7 to 10 people is $80.
- A small roast pork dinner for just 2 to 4 people is $56.
- A small ham dinner for just 2 to 4 people is $50.
You can also order additional side dishes from an assortment prepared by the Publix Deli — there are too many to list here.
The Publix Deli heat-and-serve turkey meals include:
- Either fully cooked turkey OR turkey breast
- Mashed potatoes
- Marshmallow Delight
- Cranberry orange relish
You’ll need to order 48 hours advance. All the heating instructions are online, for easy reference.
Get more info and order online.
♦ Old Vinings Inn
Order by 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.
The meal package is $225 and serves 4 to 6 people.
It includes a 10-12 lb turkey, plus gravy, rolls, green beans, whipped potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad, and cornbread dressing.
Extra sides are also available a la carte.
Reheating instructions included.
15% gratuity added to all orders.
Details and order form online
♦ Hampton + Hudson
Order by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.
Pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.
The Inman Park restaurant is now accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving meals to-go.
Meals include sliced turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie.
Prices: $60 for two people or $105 for four.
A la carte sides of these dishes are also available.
View the menu options and place an order
The restaurant is located at 299 North Highland Avenue NE.
♦ Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is accepting pre-orders now, for their holiday heat-n-serve dinners — starting at $100 for a meal for 4 people.
The Thanksgiving Heat ‘n’ Serve Feast is $155 and serves 8 to 10.
This meal package includes:
- Two turkey breasts OR ham
- Cranberry relish
- Choice of 2 sides
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Yeast rolls
- 2 pies (pumpkin and pecan)
If you don’t want a pre-packaged dinner, you can create your own meal with a la carte entrees and a la carte side dishes and desserts.
Get more info and order online
Cracker Barrel has locations in Norcross, Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Marietta, Snellville, Suwanee, Cumming, Lithia Springs, McDonough, Newnan, Canton, Buford, Cartersville, Morrow, and Conyers.
♦ Golden Corral
Order 72 hours in advance, before your chosen pickup time.
Pickup is available thru Thanksgiving Day.
Note that prices may vary by location.
We got our prices from the Smyrna store’s holiday meal to-go menu — you can edit the location at the top of the page.
Meals come with an option of your main course, and that determines the price of the meal package.
You can pick up your meal warm and ready to eat, or as a heat-and-serve meal.
These Holiday Meals serve 6 to 8 people:
- Whole Roasted or Smoked Turkey — $100
- Honey Glazed Ham meal package — $100
- Roast Beef meal package — $100
Each meal includes:
- Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
- Choice of Homestyle Sides
- Whole Pumpkin or Pecan Pie
- Famous Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter
There are also holiday side dishes available a la carte.
And you can order individual meals of ham or turkey, starting at just $9.99
Get more info and order online
Golden Corral has locations in Decatur, Duluth, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Cumming, Conyers, Stockbridge, McDonough, Newnan, and more
♦ Buca di Beppo (Alpharetta location)
Pickup dates are available from Nov. 13 to 23, 2023.
You have a couple of options, and each can be picked up either hot or cold:
- $105 for a Thanksgiving Dinner that serves 2-3 people
- $160 for Thanksgiving Dinner that serves 6 people
The meals include:
- Sliced white meat turkey
- Homestyle gravy
- Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
- Spicy Italian sausage stuffing
- Seasonal vegetables
- Cranberry sauce
- Pumpkin pie
Plus, you can add on Italian specialties like baked ziti, chicken carbonara, or Buca’s famous meatballs.
View the menu and order here
Buca di Beppo will also be open for in-restaurant dining on Thanksgiving Day — get more info here.
♦ Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Order a heat-and-serve meal by Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.
Pickup is on Thanksgiving Day only, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The complete heat-and-serve turkey breast dinner for 4 people is $195.
It includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, your choice of salad and side, pumpkin cheesecake.
Add holiday side dishes, starting at $38.
You can pick them up hot or cold, from Nov. 14th to 23rd.
View all the details and order online
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will also be open for in-restaurant dining on Thanksgiving Day — get more info here.
♦ Seasons 52
Order by Monday, Nov. 20, 2023
Pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Once again Seasons 52 is offering the warm-and-serve Thanksgiving Green Box.
It serves 4 to 6 people and costs $225.
The meal includes:
- Sliced Roasted All-Natural Turkey
- Savory Pan Gravy
- Yukon Mashed Potatoes
- Herb Stuffing
- French Green Beans
- Mashed Butternut Squash
- Cranberry Relish
- Field Greens Salad
- 6 Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgences
♦ Farmers & Fishermen
This is a terrific option for home delivery of affordable meat and seafood, PLUS prepared side dishes and desserts. We can’t say enough about this local business!
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