It’s the week of Thanksgiving 2021, and while some people may be ready to party, they may not be ready to cook yet.
If you don’t want to sweat over casseroles and a bird in the oven, these restaurants and businesses offer Thanksgiving takeout specials big enough for all of your guests. You may even be able to trick your friends and family into thinking you put in some effort.
Some restaurants, trying to recover from the COVID-19 restrictions, will be open for dinner visits, while others may be closed or offering limited menus.
these years Thanksgiving meal expected to cost more whether you cook it yourself or from a restaurant thanks to inflation and supply chain disruptions.
“Restaurant inflation is high at a multi-decade,” Michael Swanson, chief agricultural economist at Wells Fargo, told USA TODAY.
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whether it is give friends or Thanksgiving, PF Chang’s to Dickey’s Barbecue has you covered for a wide variety of meals for everyone to enjoy at the table.
Restaurants with Thanksgiving Specials
The following chain restaurants and stores have select locations with Thanksgiving specials. Some dining rooms may be closed and many may offer a special menu or takeout and delivery.
Please contact your nearest location as order times and availability may vary. Pick-up times may also vary. Some restaurant websites don’t have updated vacation times, so calling ahead is recommended.
Bob EvansI Restaurants: Bob Evans restaurants offer the Farmhouse Feasts in a variety of sizes that can accommodate up to 10 people. The meal includes slow roasted turkey, hickory smoked ham, several options for side dishes and pies. Deadline to order is November 24th and you can check out more here.
Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel offers Thanksgiving dinner for 4 to 6 people and a feast for 8 to 10 people. For more information click here.
Denny’s: Denny’s is bringing back its annual Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack, which must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Orders can be picked up between November 20 and Thanksgiving. Pre-order or find more information click here.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Dickey’s offers new items such as Garlic Peppercorn Prime Rib and Bourbon Pecan Pie on its Christmas menu. Customers can order and collect items until the store closes on November 24. More information here.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Fleming’s offers a three-course Thanksgiving meal that starts at $49 per guest. On the menu are lobster bisque and petite filet mignon. Takeout for these items is available as long as the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. More information here.
Fogo de Chao: Pre-orders for Fogo de Chão’s Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go have been available since November 8. The meal is already pre-cooked and can be reheated at home. Visit your local restaurant or Click here for more information.
IHOP: IHOP offers a roast turkey dinner with your choice of two sides this Thanksgiving. All IHOP locations are open on Thanksgiving Day and you can order online or call your nearest location.
la Madeleine: la Madeleine’s Holiday Feast includes oven-roasted turkey breast, creamy wild mushroom sauce, and red-skinned mashed potatoes in take-home options that feed 4-10 people. The hot catered option can feed 8-20 people. Orders are ready for collection or delivery within 12 hours, while supplies last. Visit their website for more information here.
Logan’s Roadhouse: Logan’s Roadhouse is offering a 4-pound Prime Rib or Turkey Breast meal for $99.99 this holiday season, available November 1 through January 2. Logan’s locations are open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for pickup. Guests can order online or call their nearest Logan’s.
Maggianos: Maggiano’s offers a three-course family-style dinner with a variety of options to customize your order. The bundle is suitable for a family of 4-5 people and can be picked up on November 23 and 24. Order online here.
PF Chang’s: PF Chang’s offers Peking Duck as part of its “Celebration” menu. The menu is available for dinners and family meals for 4 and 6 people. Visit their website to order online or find the nearest location.
Pollo Campero: Pollo Campero offers a special on his 22-piece bundle until the end of the year. You can place an order or find more information here.
popeyes: The New Orleans-style chicken chain began taking pre-orders of its Cajun Style turkeys at participating restaurants nationwide on Oct. 18, while supplies last. To order, customers must call or visit their local restaurants to reserve a bird.
publix: The supermarket chain offers a wide range of holiday meals for 2 to 18 people. All orders must be made 48 hours in advance and can be placed here online or by calling the delicatessen department of your local retailer.
Ruth’s Chris: Monday is the last day to order Ruth’s Thanksgiving at Your Table menu that includes a salad, entree, side, and dessert. The meal can only be picked up on November 24. More information here.
Smokey Bones: Smokey Bones is offering a full Thanksgiving dinner for pre-order through November 24. Bones is open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for guests to pick up their meals. Read more or order online here.
The Honey Baked Ham Company: Honey Baked Ham has no deadline to order the Signature Ham & Turkey Feast that can feed all your family and friends. Customers can order online until November 24 and collect it in a store. click here For more information.
Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Market offers a full holiday catering menu, as well as a special vegan holiday menu. The vegan meal for two costs $39.99 and is available while supplies last. Customers can order until November 23, and pick up will vary in different locations. Order online here.
Contributions: Kelly Tyko
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