Want to cut back on some (or all) of the cooking for Thanksgiving? Check out this list of Cincinnati area restaurants that offer Thanksgiving dinners and desserts for pickup.
My own family gathering will be smaller this year and I decided to really hunt through the offerings to see if maybe this would be the year to just scale it back. And I have to admit that I’m pretty blown away by some of these offerings! By the time you buy a turkey and all the sides and make the desserts… wow! Ordering it for pickup is looking better and better.
Yep, these Thanksgiving to-go combinations look pretty sweet, particularly in the year 2020!
The following Cincinnati area restaurants do the prep work and/or the cooking – you do the serving at home.
🦃 = Locally Owned. This is a great time to support your locally owned and operated restaurants!
Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order and include both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky locations.
🦃 Arnold’s Bar and Grill will be selling premade heat and eat portions of their dinners, individually packaged in its own baking tin so it’s as easy as picking them up and popping them in the oven. They will also be offering a la carte sides in larger portions for anyone who plans on making their own mains but want to spice up their side dish options. Each dinner will come with fresh herb roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, goetta stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, pumpkin pie bread pudding, and a Listermann Chalyse Pumpkin Beer (they are offering bottles of Ale-8 to anyone who doesn’t want the beer). All that for 18 bucks a person! Extra sides available. They are accepting preorders until Mon., Nov. 23 with pick up on Wed., Nov. 25th from 4-10pm.
Bob Evans locations are offering their Farmhouse Feast®, a complete Thanksgiving meal with their signature slow-roasted turkey, farmhouse sides, pie, freshly-baked rolls & more. Place your Farmhouse Feast® order in advance for delivery or pickup for your Thanksgiving meal. Just heat, serve and enjoy!
Bob Evans has multiple locations. Find a restaurant near you here.
🦃 Bouquet Restaurant‘s Chef Stephen Williams is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner Package. It features a five-pound Joyce Farms roasted duck, stuffing, Brussel sprouts and gravy. The restaurant is also offering suggested wine pairings available for purchase by the bottle. The package feeds 4-6 people. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 859-491-7777 and must be placed by Nov. 20.
Bouquet Restaurant: 519 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011
Bravo Italian Kitchen will do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Order their Thanksgiving Feast for Pick Up. Their traditional meal includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, Italian sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. They offer a variety of serving sizes including Family Style: feeds 3 or feeds 6, Half Pan / Catering that feeds 10, or Full Pan / Catering that feeds 20. To Go Feasts are prepared hot or cold. Cold Packages are available for pick up between Nov. 23rd – 26th. Hot Packages are available for pick up Nov. 25th & 26th. Orders must be placed by 4pm on 11/24/20. Catering Feasts are available for pick up between Nov. 23rd – 26th.
Bravo has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
Buca di Beppo is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner to go. You can choose from a 3 person or a 6 person offering. To Go Feasts are prepared cold for pickup between Nov. 23-25 or prepared hot for pickup Nov. 25 and 26. Orders to go can NOT be placed on Thanksgiving Day.
Buca di Beppo has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
The Capital Grille is offering Thanksgiving Sides to go. The sides serve 4-6 people and can be stored in your refrigerator and reheated. Enjoy brioche stuffing, housemade gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, and seeded rolls. Order online to go and choose Nov. 24 or 25 as the pickup date.
The Capital Grille: 3821 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
🦃 Chloe’s Eatery is offering a Smoked Turkey Feast. You can order just the turkey with gravy OR order the Feast. The Feast includes the turkey, sides, & whole pie to feed 5-6 people: Smoked Turkey & Gravy, Buttermilk/Herb/Garlic Mashed Potatoes, 16 Brix & Woodlands Pork Stuffing., Green Beans & Ham, Cider House Rye Bread & Butter, and a whole pie (of your choice): Pumpkin, Blueberry Streusel, or Derby. You can add on additional sides or dessert too.
Order by Monday, Nov. 15 and pickup is Nov. 25 and 26.
Chloe’s Eatery: 2872 Lawrenceburg, North Bend, Ohio 45052
City Barbeque has their slow-smoked holiday meals back for 2020. Choose from smoked bone-in hams, whole turkeys, and ready-to-carve briskets plus sides. Due to limited supply, these aren’t available for online order: these meals and meats are only available to order over the phone or in-store.
City Barbeque has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
🦃 Commonwealth Bistro has Thanksgiving Dinner To Go. You’ll enjoy a smoked and roasted turkey with gravy, local mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean salad, and their biscuits with seasonal jam. You can add on a whole pie or Local Apple Buckle. Choose from dinner for 5 all the way up to dinner for 20. Pre-order your Thanksgiving dinner and pickup on Nov 25, between 3-8 p.m. Simply reheat on Thanksgiving Day. Call 859-916-6719 starting Nov 18th to place your order.
Commonwealth Bistro: 621 Main Street, Covington, Kentucky
Cracker Barrel has a Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast for you (plus additional offerings). Choose your number of servings (4-6 or 8-10). The meal comes chilled and ready to heat in 2 hours. Choose from the traditional meal of turkey, sides and dessert or select their holiday meal featuring ham, sides, and dessert.
Cracker Barrel has multiple locations. Search for a restaurant near you here.
🦃Clybornes is offering Thanksgiving Meal Kits. Prepared by their chef team, the Thanksgiving Meal Kit provides you with everything you need to serve a delicious holiday meal for your family and friends. The meal kit serves 4-6 people. The boneless turkey breast comes marinated and prepared for roasting, and the herb stuffing is oven-ready. The other side items come fully cooked and simply need to be reheated in the oven or on the stovetop. Cooking and reheating instructions are included.
Order by Thursday, Nov. 19; Pickup on Wednesday, November 25 (they’ll contact you about the time)
Clybornes: 5948 Snider Road, Mason, Ohio 45040
🦃 Crown Republic has their To-Go Thanksgiving Meals available for pre-order. Choose from 3 different Thanksgiving Kits (entree choices: pork loin, turkey, or Lasagna Bolognese). Orders must be placed by November 20th. They will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 25th.
Crown Republic: 720 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 deShe’s is offering a Thanksgiving Carryout Menu. You’ll order your meals individually and it’s all fully cooked and ready to eat. Preorder now at 513-247-9933.
deShe’s: 11320 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
🦃 Eat Well is hosting a pop-up store for Thanksgiving. Choose from their Turkey Dinner Bundle, Beef Burgundy, Individual Thanksgiving Meals, and more. They’re preparing their most requested Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts for pick-up this year including classics like traditional sausage stuffing, vegan stuffed acorn squash, and Kentucky pecan pie with bourbon & dark brown sugar.
eat well Thanksgiving Orders will be available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25th from noon until 4:00. Prefer delivery? Delivery is available for $25.00 to most addresses within the I275 loop. Enjoy $10.00 reduced price delivery on orders that are more than $75.00 and FREE delivery on orders of $150.00 or more.
Eddie Merlot’s is offering a Holiday Entertaining Menu. They offer a variety of options – from individual appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts to complete holiday dinners for your entire guest list.
Deadline for orders is Monday, 11-23-20 by 7pm
The Fresh Market has lots of options for your Thanksgiving ordering. Choose from a whole roast turkey meal, a fully cooked turkey breast, spiral sliced honey ham, or even a Turducken! Some of their items are fully cooked and ready to heat at home. Some of their items require you to do the cooking so be sure to read the descriptions.
Fresh Market has multiple locations. Search for a market near you here.
🦃 Garnish Catering is offering a Thanksgiving Menu To Go. Pick and choose your favorites from a choice of appetizers, whole roasted turkey and gravy, turkey breast, a variety of non-traditional entrees, sides and desserts. To find the Thanksgiving offerings, look for the menu order form and then the dropdown under Thanksgiving Menu to see your options.
Garnish Catering: 9648 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
🦃 The Golden Lamb: The Golden Lamb is offering something new this year – “Thanksgiving Take and Bake“. The meal serves 4 to 6 people and includes their legendary Sauerkraut Balls, The Golden Lamb Wedge Salad, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast (sliced and ready to heat and serve), gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, Fall Vegetable Succotash, Cranberry Orange Chutney, rolls with apple butter, and a whole pumpkin pie. Meals will be prepared for pickup from 1-7pm on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 24 & 25).
The Golden Lamb: 27 S. Broadway Lebanon, Ohio 45036; (513) 932-5065
🦃 Good Pie Y’All is ready to help you with Thanksgiving brunch and dessert offerings. Items offered include cinnamon rolls, pecan sticky buns, sausage and cheddar bake, southern pecan pie, pumpkin streusel pie, caramel apple streusel pie, and more. Order now, pickup on Wed., Nov. 25 from 12-5pm.
Good Pie Y’All: check with them for pickup details
🦃 Hometown Cafe has a Thanksgiving Carry Out Meal for 2 that includes a roast turkey, stuffing, salad, sides, rolls, and two slices of pumpkin pie. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 18, by 8pm. You’ll pick up in oven-ready containers on Wed., Nov 25 between 5 and 8pm.
Hometown Cafe: 111 Railroad Ave., Loveland, Ohio
🦃 Ivory House has a Ready to Heat Chef’s Feast available (limited quantities). Their package serves 8-10 and includes turkey, choice of 4 sides, cranberry relish, rolls, and a pie. Extra sides, rolls and pies available for purchase. Meals will be ready for pickup at Ivory House on Wednesday (11/25) and on Thanksgiving morning from 9-11 a.m.
🦃 Jeff Ruby’s is offering a Thanksgiving Meal Kit. The Thanksgiving meal generously serves 6-8 guests. Every side item is fully cooked and ready to be reheated on the stovetop or in the oven. The fresh Heritage Breed Turkey is vacuum sealed and pre-brined and ready for roasting (accompanied by seasoned butter, fresh herbs, and mirepoix vegetables). They do have limited availability. Call 513-762-0190 to preorder for Thanksgiving Week Pick Up at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Cincinnati.
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse: 700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 Lucius Q is smokin’ for Thanksgiving. Your turkey will come from Cincinnati’s iconic Avril-Bleh Meat Market and be smoked at Lucius Q on Thanksgiving Eve. Your sides and desserts will all be made in house. Reheating instructions will be provided and you can pick up your feast between 11a and 1p on Thanksgiving Day unless other arrangements are made.
Lucius Q: 1131 Broadway St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Maggianos Little Italy has a Thanksgiving Package available for carryout. It serves 4-5 and includes roasted turkey with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing, smoked ham with potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, salad, bread, cranberry relish, and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. Additional items can be added on. Carryout orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Call 513-794-0676 for details.
Maggianos Little Italy: 7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Matt the Miller’s Tavern has Thanksgiving Meals to Go. Order individual plates and choose from turkey, roast beef and you’ll also get cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, bread, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Orders can be picked up between 11am and 5pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Metropole is offering their Thanksgiving Take Home Meals. Their locally sourced free-range turkey comes cooked and ready to heat at home. Each package also includes rolls, two sides, and a pie. They also have a la carte menu items you can add on. Take home dinner meals are available for pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday (11am-7pm), and Thursday (8am – 12pm). Orders must be placed by 5pm on Sunday, November 22nd.
Metropole: 609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 Maize OTR is offering Thanksgiving Meal Kits. the kit includes turkey and gravy, your choice of starters, sides, and desserts (from their Thanksgiving Day To Go menu). All meal kit dishes come with heating and cooking instructions. Your turkey is brined, rubbed with delicious Puerto Rican Pavochon seasoning and ready to roast. Orders must be placed by November 15.
Maize OTR: 1438 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 Occam Dining is offering Thanksgiving Dinner at home. You can choose the size of your meal (4-12 people) and you can also add on pies and additional sides. Each turkey is a fresh, free range, locally raised bird in the 11-14 lbs range. The turkey will be broken down with the breasts cooked sous vide and the legs confit so that all you need to do is gently rewarm them the day of. Pickup is on Nov. 24 and 25.
Occam Dining: 525 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 Out of Thyme Kitchen is offering a special Thanksgiving Dinner Package that serves up to 8 people. The meal includes a farm fresh local turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, 4 sides, 1 soup or salad, and homemade bread. They offer a dessert add on as well.
Orders will be taken until Nov. 21. Pickup is November 25.
Out of Thyme Kitchen: 11915 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
🦃 The Phoenix is offering a Classic Thanksgiving Feast which includes turkey, gravy, cranberry orange relish, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. Choose your number of servings – from 4 to 18. Turkey and sides come in reheatable pans and you can add on more sides and desserts. Order by phone, Tues.-Fri. from 9am-5pm – 513-721-8901. Must order by Nov. 17 at 3pm. Pick up between 11am and 2pm on Thanksgiving Day!
The Phoenix: 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is ready to help you prepare your Thanksgiving meal. Their Take-Home Feast serves 4 and is a Thanksgiving meal to enjoy at home.
Ruth’s Chris Cincinnati: 100 E. Freedom Way #160, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 The Schoolhouse Restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving Takeout Menu. Choose from Family Pack (serves 4-6) or Individual Meals. All must be ordered in advance and the number of to-go orders is limited
Place orders by Sunday, Nov. 22
Pickup on Wednesday 4-7 or Thursday starting at 11:45 (choose your time with order)
🦃 Station Family + BBQ has an entire meal package plus an a la carte menu which allows you to get just the turkey to go or individual sides. The Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes a smoked turkey, a loaf of baked spoonbread, garlic whipped potatoes, herbed giblet gravy, French green beans, and a loaf of Sweet Potato Pound Cake with spiced whipped cream and candied pecans. Don’t miss the opportunity to add on bottles of wine, Thanksgiving Sangria, Mimosas, and more.
Place your orders by Wed., Nov.18
Pickup on Wednesday night, 11-25, or Thursday morning, 11-26-20
🦃 Tablespoon Cooking Co. is ready to help you with your Thanksgiving dinner with their offerings of delicious pies and oven-ready turkeys. Holiday pies are all homemade and you can choose from apple, pumpkin, and/or pecan. The fresh turkeys (from Kuck Farms in Ohio) are dry-brined and dressed, ready to roast.
Pies must be ordered by Nov. 19 and picked up on Wed., Nov. 25, 1-4pm.
Turkeys must be ordered by Nov. 8 and picked up on Wed., Nov. 25, 1-4pm.
Tablespoon Cooking Co.: Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
🦃 Tortilleria Garcia (College Hill location) is offering to Cater Your Thanksgiving. Enjoy a whole jumbo turkey breast Mexican style, pan jalapeño mac n’ cheese, pan of jicama slaw, dozen cranberry tamales. 1Qt cranberry sauce; serves 15-20 people. They do have options for larger or smaller groups as well.
Just added 11-21-20: they’re also offering smaller meals. Info here.
Tortilleria Garcia: 5917 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
🦃 Trio Bistro has a carry out Thanksgiving Dinner available. Enjoy turkey breast with gravy, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, glazed carrots and haricot verts, and you can add on a maple mascarpone cheesecake.
Pre-order your carry out Thanksgiving by 11-20-20
They’re open on Thanksgiving from 2 to 6pm
Whole Foods Market is serving up a variety of options including a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Simple Thanksgiving Supper Menu, Small Thanksgiving Gathering Menu, a Vegan Thanksgiving Feast, a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast, a Paleo-Friendly option, and more. All holiday orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Pickup is usually available on the actual day of the holiday, except for Christmas Day. Food is sold chilled upon pickup (reheating instructions are provided). Order here.