The typical American spends seven hours of their holiday preparations cooking from scratch. Restaurants and food stores sell pre-cooked meals including all classic fixings. Most are frozen or cold so you must think in your oven a little more. Because of safety concerns related to the ongoing pandemic the celebration may only be for smaller groups. Don’t forget to see all the restaurants open on Thanksgiving and make the reservations now. Many places are already up to date for 2021, if there are any changes we will update this article.
Bob Evans has their signature Farmhouse Feast which you can order online, on their Bob Evans App for delivery or Takeout. You can start ordering a Thanksgiving feast beginning October 5. It’s packed cold, so you have to heat and serve on Thanksgiving day. There are step-by-step directions in case you want to make sure everything is perfect. You can add any additional sides or baked goods you need. If you don’t want to serve at home Bob Evans will be open on Thanksgiving Day for your family to feast.
- Slow-roasted turkey breast
- Hickory-smoked ham
- Bread and celery dressing
- Bob Evans’ Famous Mashed Potatoes with gravy
- Freshly baked rolls
- Green beans with ham
- Cranberry relish
- Macaroni and cheese
- Pumpkin bread
- Pumpkin pie
- Double crust apple pie
Farmhouse Feast with Turkey: Serves 4-8 ($64.99)
Farmhouse Feast with Ham: Serves 4-6 ($59.99)
Updated for 2021
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Omaha Steaks is known for its delicious butcher collections you can get delivered straight to your door. Did you know you can also order your Thanksgiving meal from Omaha as well? You can customize your options by building the Perfect Thanksgiving Menu. First, decide on the number of your servings. Omaha Steaks has from a Dinner for 4 to for 8 servings. Since you are building what you want for Thanksgiving the prices can vary. Next pick from either a Smoked Turkey breast, Whole Turkey, Prime Rib roast, or Spiral sliced ham. You have your choice of three sides and desserts. Keep in mind it does come frozen so you would have to reheat. Below is their top option.
- Customize your entire holiday meal
- Whole Turkey or Spiral-Sliced Ham
- Choose three sides from multiple options
- Select two desserts
- Mini baguettes with garlic butter
Updated for 2021
Boston Market does Thanksgiving Order or Pickup. They have different sizes to choose from when selecting your Thanksgiving meal. Being the largest serving size, Boston Market even offers a serving size of 12. The range to choose from is 4-6 and up to 12 servings. The Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 12 comes with turkey, sides, rolls, and desserts. Order sooner rather than later as this site has already sold out some of these meals. All these items are pre-cooked so you just have to thaw and reheat.
- Whole Roasted Turkey
- Mashed Potatoes
- Home Style Stuffing
- Cranberry Walnut Relish
- Dinner Rolls
- 9-inch Pumpkin Pie
- 9-inch Apple Pie
Enjoy a mouthwatering Gourmet Turkey Feast from Harry and David. They are particularly known for their gift baskets for wine and cheese. Luckily, they don’t shy away from building you a feast for the holidays. Choose from the Gourmet Turkey Feast for $222.29 or Create your one Gourmet Turkey Feast for $239.99.
- Ready-to-heat oven-roasted turkey (10 lb)
- Apple sausage stuffing (1 lb 14 oz)
- Creamy Brussels sprouts with bacon (1 lb 12 oz)
- Brown sugar sweet potatoes (1 lb 15 oz)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake [New York-style pumpkin layered cheesecake], 2 lb
- Classic turkey gravy (13.5 oz)
- Spiced cranberry chutney (1 lb)
- Net Weight: 19 lb 6 oz
Cracker Barrel has its “Heat n’ Serve” Thanksgiving meals. There are two options either a Family dinner which serves 4-6 or a Feast which feeds about 8-10. All the dinners are available for pick up, all you have to do is heat and serve. Start ordering as soon as the beginning of October, this is what you would call a Pre-order, then pick it up Thanksgiving week.
Price: Estimate $145
- Two Oven-Roasted Turkey Breasts
- –Cornbread Dressing
- Turkey Gravy
- Cranberry Relish
- Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans
- Choice of 2 Country Sides
- Sweet Yeast Rolls
- Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie
Buca di Beppo is a popular Italian restaurant that is known for family-style meals. Depending on your location you can either dine or pick up your ready-made Thanksgiving feast. On their site, it states that all their locations will open at 11 am on Thanksgiving day. They have about 70 locations so I would check to see if one is near you. You can start making reservations as early as October.
Price: Estimate $138
- Sliced White Meat Turkey
- Homestyle Gravy
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing
- Green Beans
- Cranberry Sauce
- Pumpkin Pie
William Sonoma offers ready-to-reheat and eats Thanksgiving options. It’s not the best budget-friendly option but they still fall under the list of fully cooked meals. You can get a Pre-Brined Whole Roasted Turkey for $169.95 Adding to the menu, there are choices of Wine, Appetizers, sides, and desserts. Each is priced separately.
Denny’s usually offers their Thanksgiving dinners packs, they are kits that are ready to heat and eat. Everything traditionally needed for a full feast is in the dinner pack. This includes Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and a choice of side. Denny’s also is open on Thanksgiving Day as a dine-in option, serving its regular menu along with the Thanksgiving menu.
As we get closer to Thanksgiving more and more restaurants and grocery chains will have more options. All of the restaurants or delivery services you can actually order today. When more locations and places become available I will add them to this post. If you don’t want to cook, I don’t blame you. It’s alot of work and if someone else can do it, that will save me a ton of headache and dishes. So don’t forget to check back here before the month is over for more places.