Where to Grab Thanksgiving Turkeys Around Town

Gobble up delish turkey and all the fixins’ via these spots around town.

Gearing up for Thanksgiving takes tons of prep work—from hosting out-of-town family members to planning out the mealtime spread—NTM all the time it takes to cook up a turkey and all the fixins’. Prefer to swap hours in the kitchen in favor of QT with the fam or simply watching football on the couch? We got you. Here, we rounded up a ream of restaurants offering takeout Turkey Day meals for preorder around town. And if a dine-out resto experience is more your jam, there’s also a slew of spots open for a sit-down meal that’ll appease even the toughest of turkey critics. Ready, set, gobble! 

Fare for the Road

Gobble for good on a festive feast feat. all the fixins’, such as sweet potato punch, aligot potatoes, green bean casserole, bread pudding stuffing, yeast rolls and pie. The best part? A portion of proceeds benefit Give Raleigh. Just place those orders by Nov. 10!

Boulted Bread
Now open for Thanksgiving preordering, Boulted Bread is offering all the carbs your heart desires—from pies and quiches to your classic breads and pastries. Pick up your glutenous goodies ahead of the holiday and watch as they slowly (or quickly) disappear. Let’s roll. 

Lawrence Barbecue
Lawrence Barbecue has the meats! … And the sides, desserts and oysters too. Go hog wild on pork butt, brisket or turkey breast, and don’t miss the three-cheese mac and smoked bacon green beans. Yum!

Partnering with Hummingbird and Union Special (talk about sweetening the deal!), PoshNosh Catering Company is offering two dinner spreads serving parties of two to four or eight to 10. Gotta love options! Find brined + herb butter-rubbed turkey, cornbread sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and more on the menu—along with rolls and pie selects from Union Special. 

Sam Jones
Feed eight to 10 hungry family members with a whole smoked turkey breast, a bottle of Sam Jones Sweet BBQ sauce, mac and cheese, baked beans, sweet potato muffins, and more. And be sure to save room for dessert, as that pecan pie is def gonna be irresistible. 

Union Special
Sate those sweet teeth via this beloved bakeshop and cafe’s pies and cookies (looking at you, pumpkin molasses cookies!), then throw in an order of savory goodies like cabbage casserole, mashed potatoes and creamed collards. Plus, stock up on bread for days—you know, just in case.

Cafe Root Cellar
Take those hunger pangs to Pittsboro for a scratchmade Thanksgiving meal, made with a few fun twists. Think cranberry red wine-braised brisket, butternut squash lasagna, and lemon- and thyme-roasted Brussels sprouts, to name a few. 

Take or Stay? Your Pick

Irregardless Cafe
Irregardlessly good, grab a seat at this Morgan Street cafe for roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, vegan mushroom Wellington, marinated grilled salmon with tomato and bean stew, and linguine Arrabbiata and more menu items to boot. And takeout diners can enjoy many of the same menu ops at home. 

Perry’s Steakhouse
Let them eat steak! Select your eats from the restaurant’s full menu or opt for a special Thanksgiving meal. And if you’d rather take your fare on the road, a four-person takeout menu is also available. 

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
Forks up! Dine on a three-course meal at Plates and send those dollars toward the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, or opt for a takeout order serving six to eight people. 

The Pit
Offering both takeout and sit-down dining options, this DTR BBQ spot is cooking up all the classics for your feast—from appetizers to kick off the meal to desserts to finish on a sweet note. 

Seasons 52
“Thanksgiving traditions never tasted so good.” Fill that belly with all your fave dishes (turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans) or take ’em home. 

Sit and Stay Awhile

Il Faló
Prefer your Thanksgiving buffet-style? Chow down on Italian-inspired eats—from gnocchi al forno to pumpkin bisque to a selection of carved meats. And did we mention there’s a mac and cheese station…? Um, yes, please!

Peck & Plume
Peck or gobble (dealer’s choice!) on a three-course meal feat. butternut squash soup, seared duck breast, hush puppies, boneless braised beef short ribs and more at Downtown Cary’s stylish Southern oasis. 

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Grab a seat at this Glenwood South steakhouse for a three-course prix fixe menu feat. soup, salad, handcarved turkey, sides and dessert. And mentally prepare for that post-grub food coma.

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