If the thought of spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen, rather than visiting with family and friends, has you feeling less than thankful, listen up! It’s time you enlist one of these Louisville-area businesses to help you serve up a respectable turkey dinner. And, in addition to saving time, you’ll likely save some money, too … twice as nice! If you want the holiday without the hassle at home, we’ve also included restaurants that serve Thanksgiving meals.
TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY MEALS
If you’re interested in the standard Turkey Day fare, but can do without the fuss, here are your best local bets for traditional Thanksgiving takeout:
Paul’s Fruit Market
Multiple locations • (502) 896-8918
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Paul’s Fruit Market always offers delicious holiday meals, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Menu items include turkey, ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy and more. And choose from a variety of serving styles: holiday plates, party platters, family- and large-size meals as well as a la carte options.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22. Available for pickup until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23.
The Fresh Market
1805 Rudy Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 895-7593
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Whether you want just the turkey or the entire meal, The Fresh Market can help. For $139.99, you can feed 12-14 people a delicious feast of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn soufflé, green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce and rolls. Desserts, appetizers and other a la carte options are also available for additional cost.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Saturday, November 19. Available for pickup November 21-23. Click here for details.
309 R Wallace Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 896-0666
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For those who are watching their weight (yes, people do do that during the holidays!) or nutritional intake, check out Home Cuisine‘s Thanksgiving takeout menu. A delicious alternative to Grandma’s Turkey Day meal, Home Cuisine’s healthier items have less salt and fat, and are perfect for those with dietary restrictions and special diets.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders will be accepted through Wednesday, November 18, for pickup on Wednesday, November 23. Cost is $30 per person with a four-person minimum. Order by emailing [email protected] or calling (502) 896-0666. Orders can be picked up at any Rainbow Blossom, Prospect Party Center or be delivered for a $15 fee. Visit homecuisineonline.com for details.
The Cheddar Box
3909 Chenoweth Square, Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 893-2324
Thanksgiving week hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Your self-appointed “other kitchen,” The Cheddar Box always has great options for carryout, and the same holds true for Thanksgiving dinner. This year’s holiday menu includes turkey breast, ham, beef tenderloin, yeast rolls, an abundance of side dishes (that can be prepared in their dishes or yours), cakes and pies.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, stop by the store or call (502) 893-2324. Order online by Friday, November 18. Available for pick up November 21-22. For more holiday information and to view the menu, visit thecheddarbox.com.
11507 Park Road, Anchorage, KY 40223 • (502) 708-1850
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Village Anchor offers a Thanksgiving turkey takeout option that has “all the fixins wrapped up in one” for $25 per person, per 6 people. Additional sides or sides only are available for purchase at $30. The meal includes a whole roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, French-style dinner rolls and pumpkin pie … or, in other words, a classic Thanksgiving dinner.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Sunday, November 20. Available for pickup Wednesday, November 23 between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call (502) 708-1850 or email [email protected] to order.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE DINNER
If you’re looking for an alternative to the same-old, same-old, here are two great options for outside-the-box Thanksgiving dinners:
2106 Frankfort Ave., Louisvlle, KY 40206 • (502) 899-9904
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Want to serve something different than any other Thanksgiving meal? Varanese offers holiday turduckens. “What’s a turducken?” you ask. A turducken is a pre-cooked, de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which is stuffed with a de-boned chicken, filled with Cajun stuffing, roasted in the oven and served with a spicy sauce. If you prefer your turducken uncooked, you can get that too! Turduckens for 18 to 20 people are $150, and for 25 to 30 people, they’re $170. In addition to the turducken, you can also order more traditional side items, like sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes and more.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Saturday, November 19, by calling (502) 899-9904. Available for pick up November 23. Learn more at varanese.com.
Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot (FABD)
3204 Frankfort Ave., Lousiville, KY 40206 • (502) 895-3223
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.
You may think FABD is just a BBQ joint, but in fact, they offer great Thanksgiving takeout, as well. Choose between pork, turkey, half-spirals, boneless chicken, white-meat chicken breast or smoked salmon. Meats range from $12 to $17 per pound. Traditional barbecue side options include coleslaw, potato salad, mac and cheese, green beans, baked beans, French fries, onion rings and cooked apples. Four-ounce sides are $2 each, 8-ounce sides are $3 each, and 1-pound sides are $5.50 each.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Saturday, November 19, by calling (502) 895-3223. Available for pickup November 22-23. Learn more at frankfortavenuebeerdepot.com.
Want to totally nix Thanksgiving at home? These restaurants will take care of everything. Make a reservation, and all you have to do is show up!
The English Grill at The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 583-1234
The English Grill’s Thanksgiving supper is fancy and delicious. Choose from the a la carte menu and/or the buffet, with delectable options like bourbon butternut squash bisque with Kentucky sorghum, house-made charcuterie and cheese board, Hot Brown canapés, deviled eggs, fresh seafood and a choice of beef tenderloin, roasted turkey or seared scallops. For dessert, choose from buttermilk bourbon cream pie and pumpkin pie.
Dinner is $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A la carte and buffet options are available for children ages 4 to 12 years for $22 each. To make reservations, call (502) 736-2996. To learn more, visit brownhotel.com.
The Bristol Bar & Grille
Multiple locations • (502) 456-1702
Gather your family and friends together for a traditional meal at The Bristol Bar & Grille. Bristol is opening its doors this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, at four locations from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. They will be serving up turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and pumpkin pie. The buffet-style dinner is $25.95 per adult and $7.95 for children ages 4 to 11 years, and tax and gratuity are not included in the price. In addition to the Thanksgiving buffet, Bristol catering is offering party platters and side dishes. To make reservations, call the restaurant at the location of your choice — Bardstown Road, North Hurstbourne Parkway, Downtown Louisville or Jeffersonville, IN. To learn more, call (502) 584-3663 or visit bristolbarandgrille.com
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Take-out orders can be pre-ordered and picked up Wednesday, November 23. A minimum serving of 25 is required for each order.
J. Graham’s Café at The Brown Hotel
Is a Thanksgiving buffet more your style? J. Graham’s Café makes Turkey Day easy for the family, with a wide variety of delicious options. Choose from fresh seafood, imported crab claws, international cheeses, a pickled vegetable bar, spätzle sautéed in herbs and brown butter and green bean casserole with crispy tobacco onions. A carving station will offer traditional turkey and Kentucky ham alongside house-made desserts.
Cost is $42 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $18 for children ages 4 to 12 years. Seating times are 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. To make reservations, call (502) 583-1234, Ext. 7225. Learn more at brownhotel.com.
Proof on Main
702 W Main St., Louisville, Ky 40202 • (502) 217-6360
Proof on Main offers a locally sourced, Southern-inspired Turkey Day dinner, with a few twists on traditional menu items, like the Heritage Turkey Feast with roasted breast, smoked leg, whipped potatoes, port cranberry sauce and ginger Brussels, by Chef Mike Wajda.
Dinner is served from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To make reservations, call (502) 217-6360. Get more details at proofonmain.com.
140 N. Fourth St., Louisville KY 40202 • (502) 568-4239
Enjoy a traditional dinner with family-style leftovers at RIVUE in the Galt House Hotel. Menu items include whole roasted turkey with cranberry relish and pan gravy, maple-glazed pork loin with Creole mustard sauce, classic green bean casserole, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, duck confit, stuffing and sweet potato soufflé with brown sugar crust.
Dinner seating is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $52 for adults and $25 for children younger than age 10. Children under age 3 are free. To make reservations or learn more, call (502) 568-4239 or visit their website.
1076 E. Washington St., Lousiville, KY 40206 • (502) 742-8315
Butchertown Grocery will be open this Thanksgiving Day with a family-style menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chef Bobby Benjamin’s seasonally inspired fare includes smoked rotisserie turkey, garlic mashed potatoes and and sweet potatoes with marshmallows.
The cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make reservations, call (502) 742-8315 or visit butchertowngrocery.com.
Here’s to enjoying Thanksgiving how it was intended to be — surrounded by love ones and savoring the things that truly matter!
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