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 THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR TAKEOUT
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:
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 noon on Tuesday, November 21. Available for pickup until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.
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, the Deluxe Holiday Dinner feeds 12 to 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 an additional cost.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online by Saturday, November 18. Order in person or on the phone by Wednesday, November 22. Available for pickup Tuesday, November 21, through Thursday, 23. They will be open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
309 R Wallace Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 896-0666
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Everything is made from scratch and delivered to your door — that is a huge selling point for Home Cuisine. But also, Home Cuisine offers a healthier alternative for those of us with dietary restrictions. The Thanksgiving menu has turkey, sausage and cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans and either pumpkin molasses pie or bourbon pecan pie.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders will be accepted through Friday, November 17, for delivery on Wednesday, November 22. Cost is $30 per person with a four-person minimum. Order by emailing [email protected] or calling (502) 896-0666. Delivery fee is $10 or you can pick it up for free at any Rainbow Blossom or Prospect Party Mart. Visit homecuisineonline.com for details.
3909 Chenoweth Sq., 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 by Thursday, November 16. Available for pickup Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 until 11 a.m. 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, which is sold in increments of 6, 12 or 18 guests. 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 Tuesday, November 21. Available for pickup Wednesday, November 22. Call (502) 708-1850 to order.
1147 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204 • (502) 451 -0377
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday.
La Peche, the catering arm of Lilly’s Bistro, has a delicious traditional Thanksgiving carryout menu that is simple and delicious. Oven-roasted turkey breast is sold by the serving, with giblet gravy or regular gravy as an option. All sides are sold by the serving as well, with haricot vert, mashed potatoes, corn pudding and Brussels sprouts as just a few on this list. But the dessert list is amazing, as you can imagine coming from Kathy Cary’s kitchen: pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake bars, apple pie, Italian cream cake and chocolate pistachio tart. Turkey is sold for $14 a serving, and sides are $6 a serving. Desserts come whole, not by the slice, and range from $24 to $36.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order by Saturday, November 18. Pickup is Tuesday, November 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Wednesday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (502) 451-3577 to order.
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., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 899-9904
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight; 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 18, by calling (502) 899-9904. Available for pick up on November 22. Learn more at varanese.com.
3204 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, 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 18, by calling (502) 895-3223. Available for pickup Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22. 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!
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 583-1234
If you are looking for a white tablecloth Thanksgiving meal, head over to The English Grill at The Brown Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starter dishes are served buffet style and include shrimp and andouille gumbo, Hot Brown canapes, shrimp cocktail, Jonah crab claws, oysters on the half shell, house-baked breads and a variety of mixed green and quinoa salads. Choice of entrée, including hand-carved turkey with braised leek stuffing, pan-seared scallops or beef tenderloin, will be served à la carte. The meal will end with an assortment of seasonal sweets and patisserie creations. Dinner is $69 per person, with children ages 4 to 12 at $22 per person, and children under 4 years old eat free. This cost does not include tax and gratuity. To make reservations, call (502) 736-2996. To learn more, visit brownhotel.com.
335 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 583-1234
If you are looking for something more casual at The Brown Hotel, try J. Graham’s Café. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will offer a holiday brunch buffet that has both brunch and classic Thanksgiving favorites. For brunch, there will be breakfast casserole, Belgian waffles and omelettes. Thanksgiving options include turkey, prime rib and all the traditional sides. Don’t miss the bread pudding and other sweet treats for dessert. The cost is $42 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $18 for children ages 4 to 12; and complimentary for children under age 4. Seating times are available at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. To make reservations, call (502) 583-1234, ext. 7225. Learn more at brownhotel.com.
Multiple locations • (502) 456-1702
Gather your family and friends together for a traditional meal at Bristol Bar & Grille. Bristol is opening its doors this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 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, 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: Takeout orders must be for a minimum order size of 25 servings. Takeout orders can be pre-ordered by Thursday, November 16, and picked up Wednesday, November 22, by 4 p.m.
702 West 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 sorghum Brussels, by Chef Mike Wajda.
Thanksgiving dinner is served Thursday, November 23, 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 dishes at RIVUE in the Galt House Hotel. Menu items include roasted turkey breast, honey-glazed ham and prime rib. Also, they offer two types of stuffing along with all the traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Dinner seating on Thursday, November 23, is from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $54 for adults and $25 for children ages 4 through 10. Children under 4 eat for free. To make reservations or learn more, call (502) 568-4239 or visit their website.
1076 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 742-8315
Butchertown Grocery’s Thanksgiving dinner will be served family-style, including smoked rotisserie turkey, herb-stuffed porchetta and delicious sides like whipped potatoes, roasted parsnips and carrots, sweet potatoes, fried Brussels sprouts and stuffing. Don’t miss dessert with chocolate creme pie, pumpkin pie and beignets.
There will be three seatings on Thanksgiving day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dinner is $47 per person, and kids 10 and under eat for free. Email [email protected]
350 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 631-4180
Looking for something different this Thanksgiving? Eat your turkey dinner on the rooftop at 8UP and get a 360-degree view of Louisville. There will be Thanksgiving specials served, either al fresco or indoors, which include turkey roulade, which is roasted turkey breast and braised turkey leg rolled around cornbread stuffing, green beans, fried onions and gravy. Also on the menu, for those who prefer beef, is prime rib with au gratin potatoes and broccoli. Don’t forget to order the pumpkin pie or chocolate molten lava cake with orange dreamsicle cream for dessert.
The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the lounge will be open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving specials range from $22 to $28 each. Call (502) 631-4180 for reservations.
1757 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 907-3800
Totally shake things up, and enjoy Thanksgiving (or escape it) at Louisville’s newest cocktail lounge, Red Herring. A Thanksgiving feast made from scratch by Chef Jacob Coronado will feature all the traditional sides, along with the scrumptious turkey. In addition, the bar will provide $5 hot cider and mulled wine specials. Grab your beau or best gals and enjoy a cocktail lounge twist on Turkey Day!
Red Herring will be open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday, November 23, and Thanksgiving dinner is $28. Call (502) 907-3800 for more information.
Here’s to enjoying Thanksgiving how it was intended to be — surrounded by loved ones and savoring the things that truly matter!
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