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.

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Babe & Butcher

Neighborhood: Camp North End
Price:
Varies

There’s an art to a top-notch charcuterie board, and Babe & Butcher has it down pat. To add an elegant statement piece to your turkey-day spread, opt for a colorful charcuterie board, crudité, fruit, or dessert board—each crafted with care. Email babeandbutcher@gmail.com for details and to place orders.

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Chima Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Uptown
Price: $60.90 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, stuffing, corn bread, mashed sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.

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The Culture Shop

Neighborhood: Belmont
Price: Varies

Cheese plates and artful charcuterie and chocolate boards are all available at this go-to sundries shop in Belmont. Spice up any Thanksgiving spread, or be the guest who brings the best shareable. Boards range from $17 to $150 and feed up to 15. Call 704-458-3207 or email thecultureshopclt@gmail.com or details, or place your order online at thecultureshopclt.com.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Neighborhoods: SouthPark, Piper Glen, Northlake
Price: Starting at $149.95 (turkey); 199.95
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day; preorder by Saturday, November 20 for pickup on November 23 or 24

At Firebirds this season, choose between a turkey or prime rib feast, both available in portions to serve up to six people. This meal includes lots of heaty sides: panella bread and whipped butter, cornbread dressing, parmesan mashed potatoes, asparagus with roasted garlic-herb butter, broccoli-cheddar casserole, finished off with a sweet, seasonal apple-cinnamon bread pudding. 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.

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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Neighborhood: Uptown
Thanksgiving Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price: Starts at $49; children’s menu for $23

Fleming's invites you to dine in or order takeout with a three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Meals include a starter (salad or lobster bisque), herb-roasted turkey, family-style sides and dessert. Not in a turkey mood this year? Opt for filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye. Fleming’s full dinner menu will also be available all day. Children’s three-course menu is also available.

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Haymaker

Neighborhood: Uptown
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day; Friday, November 26: Dinner, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, November 27: Brunch, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5-10 p.m.; Sunday, November 28: 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: $32, 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, cranberry sauce, 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 22. Individual plates are also available to-go on Thanksgiving Day.

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Mert’s Heart & Soul

Neighborhood: Uptown
Price: $3 for sides, $67 per turkey
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 fried whole turkeys with gravy. Four-ounce sides, including green beans, sweet potato casserole, and collard greens, are $3. Place your order at mertscharlotte.com by November 19 for pickup November 22-25.

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Midwood Smokehouse

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood, Myers Park, Ballantyne, Huntersville

No matter if you're in charge of providing a side dish or the main event, this 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 delicious side dishes. Options range from smoked chicken wings, mashed potatoes, jalapeño cornbread, slaw, classic mac & cheese and more. Call your nearest location to place your order or go to midwoodsmokehouse.com/thanksgiving.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House

Neighborhoods: Uptown, SouthPark
Price: Thanksgiving Bundle: $175 (feeds 4); Sides-only: $115 (feeds 4); Adults: $42.95
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 decadent chocolate cake or chef’s selection. Homemade sides and fresh salads to go start at $27.95.

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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. Not looking for a bird? Ham, 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 catering@sweetlewsbbq.com or call 980-224-7584 for more information and to place orders.

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Wentworth & Fenn

Neighborhood: Camp North End
Price: $30
Thanksgiving Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day; pick up Wednesday, November 24

Try not to get too carried away when you call Wentworth & Fenn to place your holiday pie order. With flavors ranging from spiced pecan to bourbon apple crumb, 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 until they reach capacity. Email sam@wentworthandfenn.com to place orders.