Pretty much everyone can agree that hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. First, you worry about nailing a turkey recipe that will wow your guests, then you have to make sure you have enough Thanksgiving side dishes to fill the table — and keep everything hot at the same time. On top of that, there may be the concern of finding vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes, your Thanksgiving table decor, and of course ... the cleanup.
Well if you ever want to take a break from it all, you can still enjoy a fresh turkey — without the work. These restaurants and grocery stores let you order pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals so you can focus your attention on your company.
That's right: you can get a fully-cooked Turkey Day dinner with all the fixings in-store or even online. Just remember that it's always best to call your local restaurant to be absolutely sure that your location is open on the holiday!
The company known for their wine and cheese baskets will also express ship a whole or sliced turkey (fully cooked!) right to your doorstep, plus plenty of sides like Gruyère and Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Truffle Mac and Cheese.
2. Omaha Steaks
That's right — this iconic mail-order steak company sends far for than just steak. They run a special promotion every year where they'll mail a juicy whole basted turkey to you for the big day.
If you love a nice, smoky turkey, this store specializes in smoked meats. They'll send you some mouthwatering Honey Glazed Turkey Breast or Applewood Smoked Boneless Turkey Breast starting at 39.99.
4. Bob Evans
Each holiday, Bob Evans offers different to-go meal options for you to choose from, which can include turkey, ham, sides and even dessert. Meals start at $54.99 and can serve up to eight guests.
The restaurant is always open on Thanksgiving, and you can order their Individual Thanksgiving Meal to bring home. It includes the choice of Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast or a Half Rotisserie Chicken with two regular sides, a dinner roll, and a slice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie.
If you're craving some classic American comfort food, Cracker Barrel offers Heat N' Serve family meals to-go that can serve up to 10 people. The meal kit includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, three country sides and pie for dessert. And the best part? It comes to you chilled and ready to heat.
The diner prides itself in being open 24/7, all year round, so it works out if you want to dine in too! Select regions offer online ordering and delivery on Thanksgiving, just check with your local Denny's to make sure they're participating.
8. Fresh Direct
Customers can enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner at just $8.99 a plate. Dinner includes turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy. And, meals are guaranteed fresh.
Every year, the Italian-American restaurant lets customers enjoy a four-course family style meal right at their own homes. Pricing may vary by location.
In past years, select locations allowed customers to pre-order their holiday meal. Just make sure to allow three hours for reheating.
Sure they might be famous for their fried chicken (which you can still order Thanksgiving Day), but on Thanksgiving you can pick up one of their Cajun Style Turkeys. It's pre-cooked and rubbed with all the right seasonings so you can enjoy your dinner quicker.
You can order a complete Thanksgiving Dinner from ShopRite — all you have to do is heat and eat! The meal comes with a fully-cooked Butterball turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, holiday stuffing, green bean casserole and turkey gravy. Make sure to give your local store a heads up at least three days in advance.
13. Williams Sonoma
That's right: the home decor store sells complete dinners, with turkey and all the fixings online. If you already have the sides and just want the turkey, you can pick from various wild birds or even choose from an assortment of desserts.
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