Local Eateries Offer Thanksgiving To-Go

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The time-honored tradition of Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and these restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are giving customers the option to ring it in without having to do any dishes.

If you are keen to bite into some turkey with all the fixings but less interested in spending hours making it, this list is for you. While these establishments might not be serving your Aunt Ruth’s special stuffing, they are nonetheless offering some delicious Thanksgiving dishes either in the days before or on November 23.

Al Biernat’s

Cost: Starting at $125

Deadline to order: November 20 at 6 p.m.

Pickup: November 22 at prearranged time

Contact: Oak Lawn 214-209-2201, North Dallas 972-239-3400

Although its Oak Lawn and North Dallas locations won’t be open on Thanksgiving day, this high-quality steakhouse is allowing customers to order an entire meal package with different protein options. Whether you’d prefer a classic 12-lb turkey, a 7-lb half spiral ham, a 3-lb tenderloin, or an 8-lb roasted prime rib, Al Biernat’s has you covered.

Wash down your entree and sides of dinner rolls, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, garlic mashed potatoes, and more with some wine or premade cocktails, which are also available for purchase.

Al Biernat’s also offers several decadent desserts, such as pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie, peanut butter chocolate banana pie, pecan pie, and more, which were even featured recently on NBC 5 DFW’s Texas Today lifestyle show.

Blue Mesa

Cost: Starting at $175

Deadline to order: November 19

Pickup: November 21-22

Contact: Addison 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407

Blue Mesa’s three locations are serving up a Thanksgiving family pack able to feed six to eight people. The preset menu featuring a roast turkey includes some Tex-Mex-inspired renditions of timeless favorites, such as southwest stuffing, cranberry jalapeno relish, cheese enchiladas, roasted honey chipotle glazed carrots, sweet corncake, and more.

For dessert, the eatery offers customers a choice of a pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie.

Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ

Cost: $110 or $175

Deadline to order: November 22

Pickup: November 20-22

Contact: Via website

Dallas customers wishing to pick up a juicy smoked turkey or ham with preset holiday trimmings of mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls for Thanksgiving can choose between the holiday dinner, which serves up to six people, and the family feast, which serves up to 10.

Other holiday meats, such as a cajun fried turkey and smoked brisket, sides, such as ranch beans and green bean casserole, and desserts, such as peach cobbler and pumpkin pie, are available to order à la carte.

City Works Eatery and Pour House

Cost: $155

Deadline to order: November 19

Pickup: November 22 or November 23 before 12 p.m.

Contact: 469-850-1850

This Frisco establishment will be open Thanksgiving day, so those preferring to dine in are encouraged to make a reservation beforehand.

Otherwise, saddle up for a special Thanksgiving to-go package featuring herb-crusted roast turkey for between four and six people. Sides include mashed potatoes, sweet corn casserole, cinnamon-spiced cranberry-orange relish, roasted Brussels sprouts, stuffing, and plenty of gravy. Top it all off with a pecan pie served with whipped cream.

Those wishing to add to their order can do so at an additional cost per item.

Crossbuck BBQ and Smokehouse

Cost: Starting at $75

Deadline to order: November 19

Pickup: November 20-22

Contact: 214-765-4019

Hurry up and preorder a special Thanksgiving meal from this restaurant in Farmers Branch. Orders placed before November 2 will have a whole pecan pie tacked on for free.

Choose your protein and more from a menu featuring a 10-lb smoked turkey with jalapeno sausage gravy, a 7-lb smoked ham, a 10-lb smoked brisket, and a 6-lb smoked prime rib.

Other holiday items available for purchase include mac and cheese, hominy, scalloped cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, and s’mores bread pudding.

Fairmont Dallas

Cost: Starting at $145

Deadline to order: November 17

Pickup: November 22-23 until 4 p.m.

Contact: Via website or 214-720-2020

A high-class menu of refined classics is available for pickup on Thanksgiving day at the Fairmont Dallas.

Meal packages serving up to four or eight people are available for purchase, with a delectable turkey from executive chef James Phillips taking center stage.

Your family and guests will dine on butternut squash and apple bisque, field greens with hazelnuts, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, pecan cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry orange compote, gravy, and rolls.

Depending on the meal package, choose a dessert or two from options that include pecan pie, maple pumpkin pie, and apple cranberry crumble.

Quarter Acre

Cost: $295 or $325

Deadline to order: November 17

Pickup: November 22 until 5 p.m.

Contact: Via website

This Dallas restaurant is catering to those looking to enjoy a rustic yet high-class Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Chef Toby in the comfort of their own home.

Serving up to four people, this menu features either smoked turkey breast with confit turkey leg or slow-cooked lamb, accompanied by gravy or mint chimichurri, respectively. These pair perfectly with sides of pomme dauphinoise, glazed shallots with roasted pears, and charred carrots with maple gastrique.

While your meal is heating up, munch on some sourdough bread served with New Zealand butter and smoky tajin popcorn. For dessert, enjoy some pumpkin-spiced cinnamon rolls and lolly bags.

Consider some special add-ons, such as some fruit tarts, a pumpkin-spiced espresso martini, or boozy egg nog.

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