Where to Buy a Fried Turkey in Dallas-Fort Worth

Bring Some Spice to Thanksgiving With Cajun-Fried Turkey

Thanksgiving is the holiday that everyone loves to hate. Besides being the most time-consuming and all-out monster of a cooking event of the entire year, making Thanksgiving dinner at home can lead to mixed results: Roasting the bird can result in dry or undercooked meat, and it might not be done at the same time as the rest of this banquet despite the best-laid plans. That's why the website about cooking turkeys is overloaded with hits on Thanksgiving; all those stressed-out cooks are desperate for information to save the day, and the meal. This year, take a break from all-day cooking and take the tradition down a true American track: Serve Cajun-fried turkey and let someone else prepare it. You'll come to the table a lot more relaxed and have an all-new (and delicious) new Thanksgiving experience. Here's a list of the best suppliers of Cajun-fried turkeys in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

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    ••• The Cajun Turkey Company

    Also known as Mr. Billy's Cajun Market, this business has specialized in spicy Cajun-fried turkeys since 1994. You can even order a Cajun fried turkey meal, complete with appropriate sides like crab cakes, crawfish etouffee and New Orleans-style bread pudding, that will feed eight with room for leftovers. Besides turkeys, Cajun Fried Turkey Company offers appetizers, desserts, and even a stuffed Tur-Duc-Hen. Don't miss soups, gumbos, crawfish pie, Creole squash casserole or Cafe du Monde beignets. 

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    Nate's, which opened in 1988, has been frying Cajun turkeys for years, so the restaurant has the routine down to an art. And at Nate's, Cajun-fried turkey is not just here for the holidays. With 24 hours' notice, you can pick up a 14-pound fried turkey at any time of the year at Nate's Addison location. Preorder well in advance for the holidays.  

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    Dickey's features Cajun-fried turkeys and smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving at all locations in DFW. A turkey-and-dressing meal includes a smoked or Cajun turkey, dressing, and a dozen buttery rolls. Dickey's multiple locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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    Popeyes Cajun-style turkeys are available through December or as long as supplies last. Popeyes Cajun-style fried turkeys weigh from about  9 to 13 pounds, are infused with a blend of Louisiana seasonings and then flash-fried, creating a crispy coating. Roasting finishes the process and leaves the turkey crispy on the outside while remaining succulent and flavorful on the inside. ​

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    Razzoo's has Cajun-fried turkeys available to order online or in its stores. A turkey is about 15 to 18 pounds and feeds about 12. Fried turkeys are available at all Razzoo's locations including Arlington, Bedford, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Plano.