Updated November 17, 2015
It's (almost!) Thanksgiving and you know what that means—scouring magazines for hours in search of recipes, braving the crowds at the grocery store and hosting an exhausting meal.
OR you could leave the work to your favorite restaurant and skip straight to the part when you're enjoying your turkey dinner, glass of wine in hand, nary a dirty dish in sight. Now that's something to celebrate. It may sound too good to be true, but in fact, dozens of restaurants around Atlanta are offering to-go options, allowing you to enjoy the holiday in the comfort of your own home, sans all the hard work.
Herewith, the best Atlanta restaurants dishing up Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go:
The Fixings: Celebrate stress-free holidays thanks to chef-owner Anne Quatrano’s gourmet market–the Thanksgiving to-go menu features fresh, free-range, humanely-raised turkeys from North Carolina’s Joyce Farms and Heritage Breed whole black turkeys. Complete the meal with holiday favorites, like cranberry orange relish, gravy, Yukon Gold potato puree, sage and apple dressing, sweet potato puree with mini marshmallows, green beans with wild mushroom cream and fried shallots, roasted root vegetables, braised local collard greens with house cured ham, brussel sprouts and house cured bacon, buttered rutabaga, creamed onions, macaroni and cheese, beets, broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, yeast rolls and thyme-onion rolls.
The Cost: $4.50 per pound for Joyce Farms turkeys. $7.50 per pound for Heritage Breed turkeys. Sides are $9.95 for small (2-3 people) and $19.90 for large (4-6 people).
Order Details: Place your order by calling 404-365-0410 x 131 by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, and pick up your feast on Wednesday, November 25.
Serpas True Food
The Fixings: True foodies will relish in chef-owner Scott Serpas’ Thanksgiving spread. Choose between butternut squash soup with chile croutons and toasted almonds or mixed fall green salad with cranberry chile vinaigrette, goat cheese and candied pecans for your first course; have herb garlic roasted turkey breast or fried turkey with herb cornbread stuffing for the main; pick three between the roasted baby sweet potatoes with maple herb compound butter, baked macaroni and cheese, buttermilk mashed potatoes, braised green beans and onions, collard greens with smoked bacon, and zucchini, squash and sweet corn succotash; and finish the marathon with apple pie, pecan pie or cranberry white chocolate bread pudding.
The Cost: Roasted turkey feast is $140 for 4 people and $255 for 8 people. Fried turkey feast is $178 for 4 people and $293 for 8 people.
Order Details: Call 404-688-0040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order by Noon on Sunday, November 22, and pick up your feast on Wednesday, November 24 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
The Fixings: Let Atlanta's favorite BBQ duo takeover this Thanksgiving and pick up a 10 to 14-pound smoked turkey, cooked low and slow and perfect alongside their housemade gravy. If you’re over turkey, they’re offering smoked ham to complement the sides you pick up elsewhere or make at home.
The Cost: $75 for turkey and gravy; $60 for hams.
Order Details: Call 404-414-0826 to pre-order your turkey or ham by Sunday, November 22.
Bantam + Biddy
The Fixings: Bantam + Biddy doesn’t mess around with the great dishes they serve daily to guests at four locations across town, and Thanksgiving is no different. This year, they’re serving up Thanksgiving meals for you to take home and share with 10-12 friends and family members. Alongside the 12- to 15-pound roasted Amish turkey, you and your guests will enjoy classic mashed potatoes, braised collard greens, sage and wild rice stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, spicy cranberry sauce, cornbread and North Georgia apple pie.
The Cost: $200 for 10 to 12 people.
Order Details: Place your order by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the Crescent Ave. location only. Place your order by phone at 404-725-5059 or emailing email@example.com.
The Fixings: BLT Steak may be known for the NY Strip, but they know their way around a Thanksgiving turkey, too. Alongside a whole roasted turkey, get stuffed with their long list of included sides: legendary popovers, mixed field greens salad, cornbread stuffing with sausage, cranberry relish, Brussels sprouts with bacon, sweet potato soufflé, mashed potatoes, green beans and of course, gravy. Finish the meal off with a slice from both the pumpkin and apple pies you’ll be receiving as well. If you want even more variety, you can add on more sides to your order like mac and cheese, sautéed mushrooms and beet salad.
The Cost: $175 for 4-6 people. Additional sides are $32 each.
Order Details: Place your order by Tuesday, November 23 at 3 p.m. to make sure this delicious meal ends up on your table. Pick-up is on Thanksgiving Day by 11 a.m.
The Pig & the Pearl
The Fixings: This Atlantic Station gem offers a full Thanksgiving feast to-go, with a 12- to 14-pound whole smoked turkey, gravy and a la carte sides, like macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, corn bread stuffing, maple glazed sweet potatoes and mustard greens. Their desserts sound like the perfect sweet treat to end the day – maple bourbon pecan pie, sweet potato pie or apple streusel pie, anyone? And if turkey isn’t your thing, bring home a honey glazed smoked ham.
The Cost: $65 for turkey and gravy; $10 to $20 for sides; $18 pies; $69 honey glazed smoked hams.
Order Details: Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m. Just fill out their order form online and send it over to cshera@firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “THANKSGIVING ORDER_(Last Name Here).” Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 25 between 1 and 6 p.m.
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
The Fixings: Suburbanites will find an easier time ordering from Crabapple fave, Milton's Cuisine, where you can take home a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked Thanksgiving turkey with Madeira gravy, sage-corn spoonbread, mashed potatoes, green beans, spinach and mac and cheese.
The Cost: $75 for turkey and gravy for 4-6 people. $30 per quart of sides.
The Fixings: DBA is known for filling the Virginia Highlands air with the delicious scent of southern BBQ, and this year, they’re throwing Thanksgiving turkeys on the smoker just for you. Whether you’re looking for just the turkey or a whole dinner to complete your Thanksgiving table, DBA BBQ has you covered. DBA offers oven-ready smoked turkeys around 13 pounds, or the whole Thanksgiving shebang: sweet cornbread dressing, classic mashed potatoes, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and turkey gravy.
The Cost: $174.99 for 6-8 people; Turkeys are $69.99 a pop.
Order Details: DBA BBQ is accepting Thanksgiving orders until Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. Give them a ring at 404-249-5010 or email them at email@example.com to place an order.
The Fixings: Sit back and let Chef Drew Van Leuvan of Tavernpointe, Seven Lamps and GRAIN take care of you this Thanksgiving. No reheating required here as you pick up everything on Thanksgiving morning. The dinner includes a 15- to 18-pound brined and smoked turkey; local lettuce salad with Bartlett pears, Georgia pecans, blue cheese and honey-sherry vinaigrette; cornbread stuffing with smoked bacon, celery, leeks, apple cider and smoked turkey gravy; green bean casserole with mushroom dressing and fried shallots; and last but not least, Kentucky derby pie.
The Cost: $130 for 4-6 people.
Order Details: Call 404-549-3954 to place your order by Monday, November 23 with a 50% deposit. Pick-up is on Thanksgiving morning.
The Fixings: Without a doubt, Alon’s Thanksgiving spread is set to leave you with a stomach full of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Order their Classic Turkey Feast, which includes apple glazed roasted turkey (whole turkey or breast-only), cranberry relish or brandied giblet gravy (wheat-free), butternut squash soup or clam chowder, cornbread chestnut dressing or traditional bread stuffing, and pie. Choose from pumpkin, pecan, chocolate pecan, apple cranberry, apple or lemon meringue pie. You can also build your own meal here and choose a la carte sides like dried fig and blue cheese green salad, creamy Brussels sprouts, kale salad, collard greens, green beans amandine, candied sweet potato soufflé, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.
The Cost: $449.99 for 12 people (whole turkey); $299.99 for 8 people (turkey breast only); $159.99 for 4 people (turkey breast only). Alon’s artisan Thanksgiving breads range from $5.99 to $14.99. Sides, which range from serving 4-12 people, are $8.99 to $26.99. Desserts range from $16.99 to $23.99. For more on specific menu prices, check out their website.
Order Details: Place your order online or by phone at the Virginia Highlands location (404-872-6000) or park Park Place location (678-397-1782) by Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. Pick-up will be on Wednesday, November 25 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each location.
Foundation Social Eatery
The Fixings: Foundation Social Eatery is making it easy for you this year – you don’t even have to carve a turkey. They’re serving a limited number of Thanksgiving dinners this year, so plan ahead and get your meal ordered early. Their meals come with cider-brined boneless turkey breasts, Yukon Gold potato puree and gravy, green bean almandine, cranberry sauce and bread stuffing.
The Cost: $125 for 4 people; $250 for 8 people.
Order Details: FSE is only offering 25 meals, so get going and order today by calling 770-641-8877.
PARISH: The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café
The Fixings: Fresh ingredients make up this delicious to-go menu, which can be customized to your taste. For a group of 4-6 people, guests can order a single boneless turkey breast with a long list of side offerings: aged cheddar mac and cheese, green bean casserole with mushroom gravy and crisp shallots, cornbread sage and sausage stuffing, sweet potato puree with cinnamon and brown sugar, cranberry-orange relish and ready-to-bake Parker House rolls. This order comes with a choice of apple or pumpkin pie, as well. If you’re looking to purchase dishes individually, PARISH can do that too. Pick what you want, and they’ll have it waiting for you to reheat.
The Cost: $79 for 4-6 people. Sides and desserts range from $4-$24.
Order Details: Orders must be placed by calling 404-681-4434 by Monday, November 23 at 3 p.m., and can be picked up on Wednesday, November 25 anytime after 12 p.m.
The Fixings: Murphy’s has delicious offerings for the turkey fans and wine-enthusiasts alike. Chef Ian Winslade is offering a full Thanksgiving menu of butternut squash soup with apple and ginger cream; mixed green salad with walnuts, pear, blue and cheddar cheese with a champagne vinaigrette; roasted boneless brined turkey breasts; maple glazed sweet potatoes; green beans with five nut vinaigrette and fried onions; herbed cornbread stuffing, sausage, bacon, leeks and apples; apple cider turkey gravy; cranberry orange chutney; and a pumpkin, fuji apple, pecan or Murphy’s Famous Tollhouse Pie. Pick up a four-pack of premium or value wines to help wash down your Thanksgiving meal.
The Cost: $135 turkey dinner for 4 people. $85 for sides-only for 4 people. Wine packs are $49.99 or $89.99. Individual pies are $15 each.
Order Details: Order online here and pick up your meal on Wednesday, November 25.
Updated by Lizzie Powell.