Whether you’re planning to gather in small or large groups for Thanksgiving, we’ve rounded up a list of Charlotte restaurants and caterers to consider for mealtime. Here’s to more time with friends and family — and less time stressing in the kitchen. Make restaurant reservations, order the whole meal to be catered or just pick up a few sides.
This Cotswold catering company is cooking up a Thanksgiving package for six people at $249.99. Preorders are required. Besides herb-crusted turkey, the package includes side dishes like squash gratin, cornbread dressing and milkbread rolls. Choice of one pie is also included.
This European-style market in SouthPark offers a full holiday menu of flavorful appetizers, protein platters, sides, desserts and breakfast pastries for pickup on Nov. 23. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19.
The casual family-friendly restaurant is taking orders for individual or family meals for pickup on Thanksgiving day. Ordering menu includes whole turkeys — roasted or season and deep-fried, and a range of sides from stuffing to squash casserole, plus dessert options. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
The Thanksgiving menu includes everything from a whole smoked turkey to beef brisket and chopped pork, plus plenty of sides and desserts to feed a few people or a large crowd. All orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 18 for pickup by Wednesday, Nov 23.
Reid’s Fine Foods
This long-time specialty-food shop has several locations in Charlotte, including storefronts in SouthPark and Myers Park. Reserve your turkey and other holiday staples by contacting your local store. Orders placed after Nov. 19 are subject to availability. Don’t need the whole meal? Reid’s has its own line of signature items like chocolate-chip cookie jars, cheese straws and gift baskets.
This bakery and cafe in Specialty Shops SouthPark offers Thanksgiving selections which include salads, soups, breads and pies, along with a classic oven-roasted turkey, stuffing and two sides — all safely packaged to be reheated at home. The Family Pack feeds four ($199) or six ($249) people. Orders will be taken until Sunday, Nov. 20.
Table & Twine
No hassle, no prep — the Thanksgiving package includes an oven-ready whole turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes, savory brioche stuffing and more. Two pies and rolls are also included. Packages feed either six or 10 people and start at $299.99.
Bring a mix of unique flavors to your Thanksgiving. The a la carte menu includes Shawarma turkey, Greek yogurt mac and cheese, Turkish street corn, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and more. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20.
Your Farms Your Table
This gourmet meal service has a full spread for Thanksgiving: crab cakes, a fall bruschetta kit, market salad, roasted Bell & Evans turkey, chestnut and brioche stuffing, Parker House Rolls by Honey Bear Bakeshop, fontina and white cheddar mac and cheese and much more, plus a maple-pumpkin pie. Dinner options are prepared for two ($160) or eight people ($480). There’s also a lasagna tray for $100 that feeds 10-12.
The uptown restaurant offers a three-course menu for Thanksgiving, served family-style and featuring holiday classics. Selections include choice of salad or stew, smoked and carved turkey, honey glazed carrots, crispy brussels, whipped potatoes and more. Plus dessert choice of pear and ricotta cake or pumpking tart Cost is $55 a person.
Fine & Fettle
Fine & Fettle at Canopy SouthPark offers a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 3-9 p.m. at the restaurant. There are also three catered meal options ranging from $99 to $149 with all the fixings, plus a la carte selections.
La Belle Helene
The uptown brasserie will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., with a prix fixe menu priced at $70 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Highlights include: roasted kabocha squash soup, a mixed greens salad with pumpkin seed and truffle vinaigrette, a turkey dinner with chestnut stuffing and sweet potato purée, and dessert selections.
New South Kitchen
The Arboretum restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving and serve a three-course menu. Entrees include deep-fried turkey, rib roast and cornbread dressing. Seating is limited. New South is also offering a Thanksgiving to-go menu. All turkey orders must be placed by November 16; orders for sides and extras must be placed by Nov. 20. Orders may be picked Nov. 23 or on Thanksgiving.
The Palm is accepting reservations for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $59 a person. Dinner includes a choice of butternut squash soup, lobster bisque, buffalo mozzarella salad or The Palm Caesar. Entree includes turkey with gravy, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Choose cheesecake or pecan pie for dessert.
Reserve online at thepalm.com
Red Salt by David Burke
The uptown restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. serving a three-course, prix fixe menu ($75 per person, $37.50 per child 10 and under). Start with blue Hubbard squash soup and crab fritter with truffle mousse, followed by roasted Joyce Farms turkey breast with an herbed bacon-wrapped “dark meat” roulade, cornbread stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, haricots vert and citrus cranberry. Choose from pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream or a pear tart with black cherry gelato for dessert. Red Salt also has a “Grab ’N Gobble” to-go option for four ($225) or six ($350) people. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Nov. 22. Pickup is Nov. 23.
Steak 48 will have extended hours on Thanksgiving, opening early at 12 p.m. Along with the full menu, Chef Heather King will also be carving up turkey and serving elevated Thanksgiving staples like black truffle whipped potatoes, fresh herb steakhouse stuffing, creamy or Alaskan Rock Shrimp mac and cheese, and whipped praline sweet potatoes.
Reserve online at Open Table or steak48.com