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Thanksgiving is the time of year when people spend a little extra time reflecting on that for which they are grateful, which on that Thursday in November often includes (in no particular order) delicious food, football, Black Friday sales and, of course, friends and family. It’s hard to be thankful for all the work that goes into the meal preparation — and don’t forget the clean-up!

Yes, holiday dinners are a big job, and sometimes it’s better to forgo the work and instead spend time with your family throwing a football, watching the big game and sipping on cider instead of slaving over a hot stove. For those who want to outsource your Thanksgiving this year, be it just the desserts or sides or even the whole meal, we have Charlotte’s finest options for Thanksgiving takeout. And if you’d rather head out for a divine Thanksgiving dining experience, we have some yummy options for you as well!

So whether you plan to pick up the meal and bring it home or go out for this traditional dinner, we’ve got you covered.

Create an impressive Thanksgiving spread without lifting a finger!

11 Thanksgiving Take-Out and Dine-In Options in Charlotte

(in alphabetical order)

Angeline’s

303 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202 • (704) 445-2540

Enjoy “Friendsgiving” at Angeline’s in the Kimpton. For $45 per person, guests can enjoy an Italian-inspired meal with options like roasted squash lasagna, confit turkey, roasted grouper and creamed collards to name a few. In the spirit of the season, too, 10% of all sales will be donated to the “No Kid Hungry” project, a nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger. See the complete menu here. Thanksgiving breakfast hours are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thanksgiving dinner hours are noon to 7 p.m. Call (704) 445-2540 to make reservations.

The Asbury

235 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 342-1193

The Asbury, best known for it’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, is offering a wonderful dine-in experience. The Thanksgiving menu includes starters like spiced pumpkin soup, apple cornbread crumble, and a fall salad with apple, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, sage, and a mustard vinaigrette. Second course options include sorghum- and herb-glazed ham, herb roasted turkey, bourbon pan gravy, pan seared NC trout and white wine and brown butter vinaigrette. Round it out with some of their delicious sides like whipped potatoes, corn casserole, sausage and sage dressing, green beans, fig and bacon jam, fried shallot, roasted Brussels sprouts, sorghum and chili butter, and Miranda’s Hawaiian rolls. Satisfy your sweet tooth with any two of their desserts, sweet potato pie or blondies.

First seating is 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., and second seating is 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Children 5 and under eat free, kids 6-10 are $25, and ages 11 and up are $55. To make a reservation call (704) 342-1193.

Big View Diner

16637 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte, NC  28277 (704) 544-0313

Big View Diner has the perfect mix of two of our favorite things: Greek cuisine and diner food (not to mention they also have an in-house bakery with cakes, cookies and various desserts). For turkey day, Big View is cooking up all the classic favorites including a whole roasted turkey, corn bread, sausage and sage stuffing, whipped potatoes, turkey pan gravy, roasted fall vegetables with herb butter, sweet potato casserole with pecans and brown sugar, house-made cranberry sauce, organic greens salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, fresh baked poppy seed rolls, spiced pumpkin pie and apple crumb pie. Want just dessert? You can also order various yummy desserts for pick up such as chocolate bourbon pecan pie, cranberry hand pies, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate silk pie and pumpkin cupcakes with spiced cream cheese icing.

Order by Monday, November 19, and plan to pick up (hot and ready food) on Thursday, November 22, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you would like to skip the hassle of picking up, Big View will deliver it to your house for $50. Learn more here.

Bistro La Bon

1322 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 333-4646

Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, Bistro La Bon features an upscale atmosphere and a menu of European-inspired food as well as a fabulous brunch on the weekends. For Thanksgiving, enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet with roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Scottish salmon, Swedish meatballs, shrimp mac and cheese, asiago cheese grits, salads, pastries and more.

Bistro La Bon will be open on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults eat for $36, and kids ages 5-10 eat for $17. To learn more, call (704) 333-4646 or make a reservation through their website here.

BLT Steak

110 N. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 972-4380

BLT Steak, located in the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, is best known for their prime cut steaks, fresh seafood and Southern flavors, not to mention their exquisite wine list. For Thanksgiving dinner, they are offering a prix fixe menu, where you can select one appetizer, a main course and a dessert while the sides are served family style. Some items you can expect to see on their menu include butternut squash soup, turkey with chestnut stuffing with cranberry-grenadine sauce, seared Scottish salmon, roasted prime rib, and rosemary gravy, glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts and desserts like a chocolate tart with almond crumble and orange ice cream and carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream and cream cheese frosting. To view BLT Steak’s full Thanksgiving menu, click here.

BLT Steak will be open for Thanksgiving dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and their prix fixe three-course meal costs $75 per person. To make a reservation, call (704) 972-4380.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217 • (704) 817-7568

Charlotte’s rockstar chef, Chef Alyssa, has a delectable menu of Thanksgiving sides and desserts available this year. A tasty-looking menu includes mashed sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, roasted broccoli, sage stuffing, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and several others. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are available as well.

To order, visit her website, chefalyssaskitchen.com. Pre-order deadline is Friday, November 16 at noon, and pick-up dates and times are Tuesday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New South Kitchen & Bar

8140 Providence Road, Ste. 300, Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 541-9990

Located in the Arboretum, New South Kitchen & Bar is a casual eatery influenced offering locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. For Thanksgiving, New South is cooking up options for dine in and take-out. If you plan on dining in, you can enjoy a buffet with deep-fried turkey, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, squash casserole, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sausage cornbread dressing, Southern green beans and, of course, rolls and dessert options. Take-out options are similar to those on the buffet, with a few extras available, such as a pimento cheese dip appetizer, jalapeño cheddar corn muffins and various desserts.

New South Kitchen & Bar will be open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To place a take-out order, do so the week before Thanksgiving. For more information or to make a reservation, call (704) 541-1163 or visit them online here.

Red Rocks Cafe

South Park: 4223 Providence Road, #8, Charlotte, NC 28211 (704) 364-0402
Birkdale Village: 8712 Lindholm Drive, Charlotte, NC 28078 • (704) 892-9999

Red Rocks is another great Thanksgiving option with two locations — one in Birkdale Village and the other in South Park. Both locations offer Thanksgiving dinner featuring a prix fixe menu. Starters include deviled eggs, chopped salad, and she crab soup. Choose from entrées like lemon dill Atlantic salmon, prime rib, or their Thanksgiving platter that has all the traditional Thanksgiving options. Don’t forget about dessert! Red Rocks will be serving pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate layer cake, and coconut cream cake. There will also be a children’s menu available with options like chicken and waffles, Alfredo or marinara pasta, or a smaller version of the Thanksgiving platter.

To make reservations at Red Rocks Café South Park call (704) 364-0402. To make reservations at Red Rocks Café Birkdale call (704) 892-9999.

Reid’s Fine Foods

Myers Park: 2823 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 377-1312
South Park: 4331 Barclay Downs Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209 • (704) 377-7686

Reid’s Myers Park and South Park locations have your back for Thanksgiving dinner. Apart from their yummy breakfast, lunch, dessert and wine options (an SB favorite), they cater events, which yes, includes holidays. Reid’s doesn’t have packages for their online ordering, and all of their options are a la carte, which is great if you come from a family with different food preferences. You’ll find all the classics like cooked turkeys, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, herb stuffing, rolls and more. For desserts, check out the 12-layer caramel cake, coconut cake and 12-layer chocolate cake.

To place an order for pick up, order by November 16 and plan to pick up November 20 and 21 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Learn more here.

Stoke

100 W. Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28202 • (704) 353-6005

Stoke is serving up Thanksgiving this year with family-style starters, sides and desserts with each guest choosing their own second and third course. Items include deviled eggs with bread and butter pickles and smoked aji dulce, cornbread, mushroom and Carolina Gold rice bisque, Frisée or green salad, wood-finished smoked turkey with herbed turkey gravy, sorghum- and chili-glazed country ham with pineapple and currant chutney, sunburst trout drizzled with pecan gremolata, roasted sweet potatoes, brioche and mushroom bread pudding, green bean casserole and charred shaved Brussel sprouts. Dessert is a special take on Stoke’s signature one-pound doughnut that’s inspired by holiday pies – the Thanksgiving version will be topped with pumpkin diplomat cream, spiced pecans and cinnamon sugar.

To view the full Thanksgiving dinner menu, click here. Seatings are available at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. To make a reservation call (704) 353-6005.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

1928 South Blvd., Ste. 200, Charlotte, NC 28203 • (704) 335-828

Lauded as the “OG of Charlotte cuisine,” Sullivan’s is offering a divine prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu. Traditional in nature, the menu includes salad, soup, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed spinach and more. Desserts include pumpkin swirl cheesecake, bananas foster bread pudding, key lime pie and Nutella crème brûlée.

Cost is $39 per person. Click here to make a reservation.

May your bellies be full of yummy food, your glasses be filled with champagne, and your dinner table — wherever that may be — surrounded by family and friends!

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