If the thought of preparing Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies, skip it! Whether you’re looking for a full spread or just a few dishes to save you some time, these Louisville restaurants (listed in alphabetical order) are offering great Thanksgiving takeout options so you can focus on the things that mean the most.

Butchertown Grocery Bakery

Neighborhood: Butchertown
More info: facebook.com/butchertowngrocery

Butchertown Grocery Bakery is serving up special pastries, bread, and sweet treats for your Thanksgiving festivities. The range of holiday goodies includes biscuits and pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie, maple pecan pie, dinner rolls, petite sweet potato biscuits, and more.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by calling the restaurant before Monday, November 20, and must be picked up on Wednesday, November 22, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Fork & Barrel

Neighborhood: Clifton
More info: bethefork.com

Bring Executive Chef Geoffrey Heyde’s gourmet food to your Thanksgiving table this year with Fork & Barrel’s Thanksgiving takeout menu. Each meal includes turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, country-style green beans, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, assorted dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. You can order meals in increments of six servings for $185.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by Friday, November 17, and picked up on Wednesday, November 22, between noon and 5 p.m. To place your order, call the restaurant or email [email protected].

Four Pegs

Neighborhood: Germantown
More info: fourpegs.net

Leave the Thanksgiving cooking to Four Pegs. The local brewpub offers bourbon-brined smoked turkey ($65), smoked turkey breast ($20 per pound), double-smoked hams ($70), and quarts of chili ($20). Beer cheese macaroni, stuffing, collard greens, green beans, creamed corn, and pitmaster baked beans are also available for $20 per quart.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Call the restaurant or email [email protected] through Saturday, November 18, to place your order.

Thanksgiving turkeys being smoked.
Bourbon-brined smoked turkey that you don’t have to prepare? Count us in! Image: Facebook

Goose Creek Diner

Neighborhood: East Louisville
More info: thegooselyndon.com

Goose Creek Diner offers delicious heat-and-serve Thanksgiving family meal packs for $75 each. Meals feed five to six people and include your choice of an entrée and three sides. Entrée options include honey ham and slow-roasted turkey and gravy. Sides include cornbread dressing, creamy macaroni and cheese, country-style green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, kale greens, and sweet potato casserole. Plus, you can add a pumpkin, cherry, pecan, or apple pie for $13. If you’re feeding a larger crowd and need an additional meal, Goose Creek Diner offers a free pie with your second meal.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Meals are sold until they run out and can be picked up on Wednesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the restaurant to place your order.

Home Cuisine

Neighborhood: St. Matthews
More info: homecuisineonline.com

Home Cuisine makes ordering your Thanksgiving dinner easier with its made-from-scratch holiday feast. The meal includes a whole fresh turkey, Southern-style stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy sauce, fresh cranberry sauce, fresh green beans with garlic, honey-glazed carrots, and pumpkin molasses pie for dessert. Meals are $40 per person, with a four-person minimum. Thanksgiving orders must be placed for delivery only, as pickups are unavailable this year.

pumpkin pie with small pumpkin next to it
Forget the cooking and enjoy Thanksgiving desserts from Home Cuisine. Image: Home Cuisine

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: The deadline to order is Friday, November 17, and deliveries are made on Wednesday, November 22. You can place your order online.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Neighborhood: East Louisville
More info: martinsbbqjoint.com/louisville

Regardless of your Thanksgiving gathering size, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint offers takeout meals that feed four to 15 people. Packages include smoked ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli salad, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and dinner rolls. You also receive your choice of barbecue sauce and pie. Meats, sides, and desserts are also available a la carte, and meals start at $129.99. For every meal sold, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint donates $5 to a local charity.

2022 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed online by 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. Meals are available for pickup on Monday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

array of Thanksgiving dishes on a table with decor and silverware
Martin’s Thanksgiving menus are designed for gatherings of all sizes and come with easy-to-follow, step-by-step warming instructions. Image: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Paul’s Fruit Market

Neighborhoods: St. Matthews, East Louisville, Windy Hills, Middletown
More info: paulsfruit.com

Paul’s Fruit Market has been a Louisville staple for over 65 years, and now you can leave the Thanksgiving prep to them. They serve dinner packages that feed anywhere from two to 12 people, and each meal comes with roasted turkey, homestyle green beans, mashed potatoes, traditional herb dressing, homestyle gravy, cranberry relish, and dinner rolls. Bundles begin at $54.99, and you can also purchase sides, desserts, and meats à la carte.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Meals can be picked up between Monday, November 2o, and Friday, November 24. Pickup hours vary by date and location. To place your order, visit holidaydinners.paulsfruit.net.

The Village Anchor

Neighborhoods: Anchorage
More info: villageanchor.com

The Village Anchor takes care of the kitchen chaos with its fully prepared, ready-to-enjoy Thanksgiving meals. Packages feed six, 12, or 18 people and include one par-baked turkey,  crunchy cornbread stuffing, house-made turkey gravy, buttery mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, yeast dinner rolls, spiced cranberry sauce, and your choice of one fully cooked pumpkin pie or Kern’s Kitchen Derby pie. Meals are $37 per person.

2023 DEADLINE & PICKUP: Orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, November 21, and picked up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. Call the restaurant or submit an order online.

Happy Thanksgiving, Louisville!


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