When all this started I was glad to be home and excited to cook a nice meal each night. Fast forward a few months or so and now I find myself dreading dinner time. Do we need to eat AGAIN TODAY?! Who else is there with me?!
I started looking for some spots that offer family sized takeout to fill in on those days where my hands just aren’t going to make dinner AGAIN!
And, BONUS!, when you order take out from our local restaurants, you’re helping these fine folks stay open through all of this!
Here are my findings for those days when you just wish someone else would just put a great meal on the table!
Please keep in mind that menu offerings and availability will change and some places are only open on certain days. I’ve included a link for each menu so you can plan ahead for some yummy and oh-so-convenient meals.
LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria (multiple locations) comes to my mind first when I think pizza and salad but did you know they also do GREAT wings (seriously, have the Diablo Sauce!) and just a few orders of Rondos will go a LONG way. They also offer a variety of items as “Crowd Pleasers” which feed 10 (pastas, salads, hoagies, desserts, etc.). Explore their extensive menu and you might be surprised!
Fusian (Hyde Park, Kenwood, downtown) has a fun “Roll it Yourself” DIY Sushi Making Kit for you. The kit includes everything you need to make your own maki rolls (2 rolls) – includes white rice, seaweed wraps, protein of choice, carrots, cucumber, sauce of choice, crunch, sesame seeds, wasabi, ginger, bamboo rolling mat, + recipe card w/ link to instructional video.
The Rootbeer Stand (Sharonville) is offering a fun “Heat and Eat Family Pack” that includes 6 foot long hot dogs, buns, chili, cheese, and onions. You can even add on a gallon (or half gallon) of root beer!
Tortilleria Garcia (Springdale and College Hill) offers Family Dinner Packs as part of their regular menu! You can purchase their meats by the pound (Carnitas, Pollo, Carne, and Al Pastor), or a whole Rotisserie Pollo. All of those come with 1 pack of Tortillas and Salsa. Look for the Family Dinner Pack tab on their menu.
Nick & Tom’s (Bridgetown) had a very nice selection of Family Meals (serves 4-6) including Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Chili Melt, Chicken New Orleans, The Big Easy, Chicken Club, plus lots of sides.
Wildfire Pizza Kitchen (Northside) just added a Family Meal Deal that includes 2 large and a cheeseboard. They also have a Dinner for Two option and a variety of pizzas to share.
Citrus and Sago (Mt. Lookout) has some yummy offerings for the family including Mee Siam (chicken and shrimp) and Nasi Goreng (chicken and shrimp). They also have a nice rotisserie menu that includes half and full Roast Duck and Roast Chicken, BBQ Pork and Crispy Roast Pork by the pound, and full or half Hainanese Poached Chicken.
The National Exemplar (Mariemont) now has Sunday Supper Take and Bake (2 and 4 servings). Orders will be available for pick up on Sunday and will include delicious pre-cooked dishes along with heating instructions.
Out of Thyme Kitchen (Symmes Twp.) is offering Fresh Take-Home Meals that are ready to heat and enjoy. They add new items to the menu on a daily basis. Their comfort food special meals serve 4. Head to their site and look for the list of options in the bottom right corner (desktop) or towards the end of the screen (mobile).
Sweets & Meats BBQ (Mt. Washington) offers a Family Park, a Party Pack, and a Feast Pack. Each pack includes your choice of Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken, sides, buns and sauce. They also offer Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken by the pound.
Tostados Grill (Columbia Tusculum) is offering a Family Package (serves 2 or 4) that includes your choice of chips with guacamole, queso or salsa. Along with chicken and steak fajitas served with rice, beans, pico, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tortillas on the side. Top it off with delicious churros for dessert AND A 64 OZ MARGARITA!!!
Tano Bistro (Loveland) offers Hot Family Meals including Bacon & Brisket Meatloaf (with two sides and dinner rolls), BBQ Pulled Pork (with 4 buns and two sides), and Whole Marinated & Roasted Chicken (with two sides and dinner rolls). They’re also offering a Cold Take & Bake Meal of Sheperds Pie. Don’t miss the opportunity to “Food Forward” and buy a second meal for a family in need.
Buca di Beppo (Rookwood) has a number of Family Feast options (serves up to 5) including Pasta Feast with your choice of pasta plus bread and salad or Entree Feast with your choice of entrees plus bread and salad. They also have Take and Bake options.
Keystone Bar and Grill (Clifton and Hyde Park) is offering Family Pans which feed 4-6. Choose your pan from a variety of their Mac & Cheese meals plus your choice of sides and protein.
Montgomery Inn (Montgomery and downtown) now has Family Packs on the carryout menu. Select your pack from one that feeds 2-4 people (1 King Slab, 2 Quarter Chickens or 20 Chicken Wings, a pan of Saratoga Chips, a pan of Ribs King Salad, BBQ Sauce, and a Pie) or one that feeds 6-8 (2 King Slabs, 2 Quarter Chickens or 20 chicken wings, a pan Saratoga chips, a pan of Ribs King Salad or pan of Coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and a Pie).
Eli’s BBQ (Findlay Market and Riverside Dr.) sells their amazing BBQ and sides by the pound. Choose from BBQ pork or turkey, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits – all by the pound. You can even buy their BBQ sauce by the bottle (news to me!).
Sotto (downtown) is offering a Sotto Lasagna Family Dinner that serves 4-6. It’s an Italian family-style meal created in their kitchen and baked in yours. Dinner includes 11 inch x 8 inch pan of Sotto lasagna, mixed greens salad with seasonal vegetables & homemade vinaigrette, Blue Oven Bakery garlic bread, and brown butter chocolate chip cookies. Baking instructions included.
Jean-Robert’s French Crust Cafe and Bistro (downtown) has a Family Style Takeout for 4, packed and ready to heat at home. The menu changes weekly (perfect for a regular rotation!). Click on the MENU tab to find the current week’s options.
Northern Kentucky Restaurants:
Keystone Bar and Grill (Covington) is offering Family Pans which feed 4-6. Choose your pan from a variety of their Mac & Cheese meals plus your choice of sides and protein.
Kitchen 1883 (Union) has a nice selection of Family Meals including Chicken and Waffles, Craft Beer Battered Cod, Meatballs & Linguini, and Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin.
Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts has a great “Takeaway Store”. The takeaway store offers healthful, fresh food that is delivered chilled to your doorstep (contactless) with heating instructions and plate like a pro tips. Many items below are packed family-style, so unlike your favorite carryout, it still feels like you cooked it yourself. But, the heavy lifting is done safely in our eat well kitchen, saving you time and effort. They are open for pre-order pickups two days a week and they offer delivery on those days as well.
Note: Eat Well is not full fledged eat-in restaurant