Eat & Drink

Thanksgiving Dine-In and Takeout in Charlotte

Gobble up your favorite Thanksgiving dishes without the pressures of kitchen perfection (or after dinner clean-up!). Here’s a look at what some Charlotte restaurants are offering for turkey day.

Chima Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Uptown
Price: $56 per person
Thanksgiving Hours: Noon-8 p.m.

At Uptown’s Chima Steakhouse, Thanksgiving means options. If you’re looking for a spot to dine-in, you and your family can enjoy their staple rodizio meat service, but also a traditional feast with roasted turkey and gravy plus cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Neighborhoods: SouthPark, Piper Glen, Northlake
Price: Starting at $139.95
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day; preorder by November 21 for pickup on November 25 or 26

At Firebirds this season, choose between a turkey or probe rib feast, both available in portions to serve 4-6 or 10-12. This meal has you covered from bread-and-butter to pumpkin cheesecake, deviled eggs, broccoli-cheddar casserole and spice-pecan green beans in between. Other sides include corn-bread dressing, parmesan mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Pro tip: For every $100 in gift cards you purchase, you’ll receive an extra $20 in a bonus card. Holiday gift plus food discount? Smart choice.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Neighborhood: Uptown
Thanksgiving Hours: Opens at 11 a.m.

Fleming's invites you to dine in or order takeout with a three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Meals include a starter, herb-roasted turkey, fixings and dessert. Not in a turkey kind of mood? Go for the filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye. Fleming’s full dinner menu will also be available all day. Large party portions to feed up to 12 are available upon request, too.

Haymaker

Neighborhood: Uptown
Thanksgiving Hours:
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27: Dinner, 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 28: Brunch, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5-10 p.m.
Sunday, November 29: Brunch, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

While Haymaker will close its doors on Thanksgiving Day, Executive Chef and Owner William Dissen pays homage to the season with special features like heirloom pumpkin pie and derby pie, roasted whole hog heritage pork, smoked heirloom Dutch Fork pumpkin salad, and more. Dine in, sit outside with a view of Romare Bearden Park, or call ahead and order to-go.

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McCormick & Schmick's

Neighborhoods: Uptown, SouthPark
Price: Adults: $29.50, Children: $10
Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Along with their standard dinner menu, McCormick & Schmick's will offer a traditional sit-down turkey dinner this year, with classic trappings like cornbread stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy. Or, you can pre-order your feast, including fall-inspired offerings like apple-squash casserole and butternut squash bisque, and take it to-go. Order by November 23. Pick up by Wednesday, November 25.

Mert’s Heart & Soul

Neighborhood: Uptown
Price: $3 for sides, up to $175 to feed 6-10
Thanksgiving Hours: Pickup times Thanksgiving Day, 8 a.m.-noon

Sure, you can attempt to make your own mac-and-cheese, or you can go with the tried-and-true version at Mert’s this holiday. For Thanksgiving, complete with take-and-bake sides, Charlotte’s soul food go-to is offering two takeout options: a half fried turkey plus four sides to feed 2-4 ($75), or a whole turkey with four sides to feed 6-10 ($175). For a fried whole turkey with gravy, à la carte, you’ll pay $65. Four-ounce sides, including green beans, sweet potato casserole, and collard greens, are $3. Place your order at mertscharlotte.com.

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Midwood Smokehouse

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood, Myers Park, Ballantyne, Huntersville
Price
: $3-$30 for sides, up to $70 to feed 6-10

No matter if you're in charge of providing a side dish or the main event, this famous barbecue spot has something for you. With a full menu of smoked meats like brisket, chicken, pork and turkey, you'll have a hard time choosing which dish deserves real estate on your Thanksgiving table. Don't forget to pick up a few of their delicious side dish offerings. Options range from smoked chicken wings, mashed potatoes, jalapeño cornbread, classic mac & cheese and lots more. Call your nearest location to place your order no later than Sunday, November 22.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Neighborhoods: Uptown, SouthPark
Price: Thanksgiving Bundle: $165 (feeds 4); Adults: $41.95; Children: $14.95
Thanksgiving Hours:
Uptown: Noon-8 p.m.
SouthPark: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Go with the old trusty menu this Thanksgiving at Ruth’s Chris, or opt for a 3-course feast, available on Thanksgiving Day. Choose from Caesar or steak-house salad or lobster bisque to start, and follow it up with oven-roasted turkey breast, complete with sausage and herb stuffing, homemade gravy, cranberry relish, and a choice of garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sweet potato casserole, or green beans with garlic. Round out the festive meal with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake topped with vanilla ice cream. Homemade sides and fresh salads to go start at $19.95.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ

Neighborhood: Belmont
Price: Varies

Let Sweet Lew’s handle the holiday for you, with a special Thanksgiving menu including an all-natural, whole smoked turkey in a range of sizes, from 10-12 pounds all the way up to a 24-pounder. Not looking for a bird? Ham, pork loin, salmon filet and whole prime rib are also available. Seasonal sides, by the third-, half-, or full pan, range from corn pudding to Gulf oyster dressing and deviled eggs. Email Haley at catering@sweetlewsbbq.com for more information and to place orders.

Wentworth & Fenn

Neighborhood: Camp North End
Price: $30
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day; pick up Wednesday, November 25

Try not to get too carried away when you call Wentworth & Fenn to place your holiday pie order. With flavors ranging from pumpkin spice and chocolate to bourbon and pecan and zesty lemon, this gourmet bakery, opened by one-time executive pastry chef for The Fig Tree in Elizabeth, has something to please every palate. Orders will be accepted through November 21.