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.
Here are the best Atlanta restaurants dishing up Thanksgiving dinners 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, roasted marinated beets, 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, Brussels sprouts and house cured ham, buttered rutabaga, macaroni and cheese, yeast rolls and thyme-onion rolls.
The Cost: $4.50 per pound for pastured turkeys. $6.50 per pound for Heritage Black turkeys or bone-in turkey breast. Sides are around $10 for one pint and $20 for two pints. A seasonal pie is $20.
Order Details: Place your order by calling 404-365-0410 x 131 by 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, and pick up your feast on Wednesday, November 21.
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 sides 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 $185 for 4 people and $300 for 8 people.
Order Details: Call 404-688-0040 or email email@example.com to place your order by noon on Sunday, November 18, and pick up your feast on Wednesday, November 21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
The Fixings: Let Atlanta's favorite BBQ duo takeover this Thanksgiving and pick up a whole smoked turkey, cooked low and slow and perfect alongside their house made gravy. If you’re over turkey, they’re offering hams that can come cured, dry-rubbed, glazed or smoked. To go with your meats Fox Bros. is selling sides like green bean casserole and cornbread stuffing. For dessert, choose between caramel apple spice cake or Dr. Pepper chocolate cake.
The Cost: $75 for turkey and gravy; $65 for hams; $22 per pound for smoked turkey breast. Sides are available in three sizes — small (feeds up to 12), medium (feeds 20-25) and large (feeds up to 50) — for $20, $40 and $80.
Order Details: Call 404-414-0826 to pre-order your turkey or ham by Sunday, November 18.
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 pecan wood smoked 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 Wednesday, November 21. Pick-up is on Thursday, November 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the Lenox Square location only. Place your order by phone at 404-725-5059 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pig & the Pearl
The Fixings: This Atlantic Station gem offers a full Thanksgiving feast to-go, with a whole smoked turkey, gravy and a la carte sides, like smoked macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, corn bread stuffing, pork braised collard greens, cranberry and mustard greens.
The Cost: $75 for turkey and gravy; $10 to $35 for sides; $200 for all options
Order Details: Orders must be placed by Monday, November 19 at 5 p.m. Just fill out their order form online and send it over to email@example.com with the subject line reading “THANKSGIVING ORDER (Last Name Here).” Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 21 between 1 and 6 p.m. Cancellations will incur a $20 charge and November 13 is the last day to cancel.
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 spoon bread, mashed potatoes, green beans, Brussels sprouts, grits and smoked gouda mac and cheese.
The Cost: $85 for turkey and gravy for 6-8 people. $18 per quart of sides.
Order Details: All orders must be placed online by Friday, November 16, and may be picked up on Tuesday or Wednesday, November 20 and 21. Call 770-817-0161 or visit miltonscuisine.com to place your order today.
The Fixings: D.B.A. 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, D.B.A. BBQ has you covered. D.B.A. offers oven-ready smoked turkeys around 12 pounds, or the whole Thanksgiving shebang: mashed potatoes, sweet potato mash, green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry relish and turkey gravy.
The Cost: $185 for 6-8 people; turkeys with relish and gravy are $85 a pop.
Order Details: D.B.A. BBQ is accepting Thanksgiving orders until Monday, November 19 at 5 p.m. Give them a ring at 404-249-5010 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
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 a roasted turkey (whole turkey or breast-only), bourbon orange cranberry relish or brandied giblet gravy (wheat-free), butternut squash soup or shrimp chowder, cornbread chestnut dressing or traditional bread stuffing, and pie. Choose from pumpkin, pecan, chocolate pecan, apple cranberry, apple, cherry, lemon meringue or salted caramel apple pie. For feasts that feed eight or 12 people you'll also get a mixed greens salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread and assorted dinner rolls. You can also build your own meal and choose a la carte sides like lentil and quinoa salad, collard greens, candied sweet potato soufflé or roasted potatoes.
The Cost: $469.99 for 12 people (whole turkey); $319.99 for 8 people (turkey breast only); $169.99 for 4 people (turkey breast only). Alon’s artisan Thanksgiving breads range from $6.29 to $14.99. Sides, which range from serving 4-12 people, are $7.99 to $26.99. Desserts range from $15.99 to $24.99. For more on specific menu prices, check out the location-specific menus.
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, roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with sherry- bacon vinaigrette, gravy, and cranberry sauce and gravy. They're also offering a county loaf and fall spiced cake for an additional charge.
The Cost: $130 for 4 people; $260 for 8 people. $9 for the FSE country loaf and $25 for the fall spiced cake.
Order Details: FSE has a limited number of meals, so get going and order today by calling 770-641-8877. The last day to reserve is Friday, November 16.
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 bone-in turkey breast with chardonnay turkey jus along with a long list of side offerings: Tillamook cheddar mac and cheese, green bean casserole with mushroom gravy and pearl onions, traditional sage 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: $120 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 19 at 2 p.m., and can be picked up on Wednesday, November 21 between 10 a.m.-7 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 stuffing, potatoes, green beans, soup, salad, and your choice of pie between 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: $155 turkey dinner for 4 people. $95 for sides-only meal 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 21.
Updated by Lizzie Powell.