Here we've gathered together 20 great places around Dallas willing to do it all so you can simply heat, eat and enjoy.
If you decide to go this route, be sure to place your order early. Also plan to pay a little more if a turkey is going to be the centerpiece of your festivities. As we previously mentioned, there is a turkey shortage and many places have been forced to either raise the price substantially or not even offer turkey as an option.
Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ
3317 Inwood Road (Love Field/Lemmon Ave.) Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ has proudly offered Thanksgiving take-home meals for decades, and this year is no exception. Big Al’s will be offering all the holiday favorites, along with some alternative menus, but supplies will be limited. We recommend ordering early. Customers can purchase an entire feast ($110–$175) or order single seasonal items. Orders can be placed on the website. For the first time, Big Al’s will open its regular house on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will make a limited amount of hot-and-ready meals available from 10 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day for $30 each.
Blue Mesa Grill
Various Locations (Addison, Ft. Worth, Plano)Blue Mesa Grill is offering $175 family packs to go that serve six people with Latin roasted marinated turkey in a 13-spice rub with cranberry-jalapeño relish, Southwest stuffing, turkey gravy, cheese enchiladas, mashed potatoes, green beans, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, sweet corn cake, salad, dinner rolls and a choice of pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. Plus chips and salsa, of course. Pick up your heat and serve meal or get it delivered (limited area) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, or Wednesday, Nov. 23. To order, click on ORDER TO GO on the website.
Various Locations (Dallas, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth) All Central Market stores are offering prepared holiday meals for pickup, and if you order by Monday, Nov.7, you'll get a $10 coupon to use for your next in-store purchase. CM's chefs have curated an assortment of complete meals, plus the store's best-selling mains, sides and desserts. Holiday meals are available to reserve for pickup Monday, Nov. 21, to Thursday, Nov. 24. Visit the website, select holiday meals and your preferred location, and order away. Orders are being accepted until 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, and there's a $50 minimum.
Cooper’s Meat Market & Steakhouse
778 Fort Worth Ave. (Oak Cliff)Cooper’s has a range of offerings from appetizer trays of miniature beef Wellingtons, smoked salmon and tamales to full meals that include two sides, rolls and choice of pie. While traditional turkey is obviously on the menu, you can also get meats like prime roasted beef tenderloin, smoked ham, crown roast of pork, turducken, fried turkey and prime boneless rib roast. And don’t forget dessert with a variety of cakes, pies, cheesecakes and bread pudding available. You can place your order online.
Crossbuck BBQ & Smokehouse
4400 Spring Valley Road, Farmers BranchCrossbuck BBQ is smoking turkeys, briskets, hams and prime rib for Thanksgiving. Sides include homestyle green bean casserole, scalloped and cheese potato casserole, roasted and smoked potatoes, Vermont cheddar mac and cheese, and creamy hominy along with fluffy house rolls. You can preorder through the website, in-store or by calling 214-765-4019. Food will be ready for pick up Nov. 21–23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinners by Doro at La Casita Bakeshop
580 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson Dinners by Doro, which operates out of La Casita Bakeshop, has a Thanksgiving charcuterie board for $80, two different types of quiches (mushroom or ham, Swiss and herb) for $30 each, and a full Thanksgiving dinner ($180–$350) that comes with turkey, sides and dessert. Pick up noon – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Use the website to order.
DIVE Coastal Cuisine
3404 Rankin St., University Park With pickup orders from DIVE, you can start your holiday meal with charcuterie boards, mini crab cakes or quinoa goat cheese croquettes, then move on to an entrée of herb-brined turkey or seared beef tenderloin. Complete the meal with all the standard sides and desserts. Everything is offered a la carte, and all the dishes stay true to the health-conscious focus of the restaurant. Use the holiday page to order.
Eataly8687 N. Central Expressway (Northpark Mall) Eataly Dallas is making it easy to host Thanksgiving this year with high-quality ingredients and chef-inspired dishes. From local heritage turkeys to hearty sides, artisanal handmade pasta and other seasonal favorites, pre-order all your Thanksgiving essentials. The holiday menu includes platters of artisanal salumi and formaggi, a variety of chef-crafted seasonal contorni (sides), house-made desserts, freshly baked bread and more. Full Thanksgiving meals for four or eight people come with reheating instructions. Pickup is Monday, Nov. 21 – Wednesday, Nov. 23. All Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 18, by emailing [email protected] or reach out to Eataly’s Guest Relations team at 469-759-2800. For more information, visit the website.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
3403 Oak Lawn Ave. (Oak Lawn); 5600 W. Lovers Lane (North Dallas); 6025 Royal Lane (North Dallas) with additional locations in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Plano Eatzi’s offerings will include orange bourbon vanilla glazed ham, oven-roasted turkey breast, chipotle bacon glazed turkey legs and Rosewood Ranch smoked wagyu prime rib roast. For sides, choose from the traditional fare of butter-whipped potatoes, caramel and brown sugar smashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole or cranberry Brussels sprouts. And of course, don’t forget your carbs and desserts such as cornbread or sausage stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin or pecan pie. The last day to place online orders is Tuesday, Nov. 22. Orders can be picked up between Thursday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 23. Items are available in all markets beginning Thursday, Nov. 17.
KEESHDelivery Only If you are fortunate enough to live in the East Dallas ZIP codes of 75206, 75214, 75218, 75223, 75228 or 75238, do yourself a favor and place a delivery order with KEESH. This cottage kitchen has East-Side Pumpkin Pie, savory turkey KEESH (quiche), White Rock Apple Pecan Pie, East-Side Dinner Rolls, cranberry sauce, turkey bone broth and cornbread madeleines. KEESH will deliver between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Sunday, Nov 20, to Tuesday, Nov 22, for a $4 delivery fee. Order by Wednesday, Nov. 16.
400 W. Davis St. (Bishop Arts District), 1026 E. 15th St., Plano, and 1650 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington Lockhart Smokehouse is smokin’ this Thanksgiving with family-style portions including fully smoked hams, turkeys, brisket and prime rib served alongside green bean casseroles, mac and cheese, and s’mores bread pudding and peach cobbler for dessert ($38–$215). Meals will be served cold and vacuum sealed with instructions for reheating. Side dishes will be in aluminum half pans. Hams, prime rib, savory sides and desserts feed six to eight people. Deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 18, for pickup between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and Wednesday, Nov. 23. For more information and to order online, go to the website.
Various Locations Norma’s Café will offer a carryout family meal that you can order either online or by stopping by your nearest location and completing a holiday order form. The meal feeds six to eight people and you get your meat of choice with all the sides and pumpkin pie for $129.99. Meals must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Oak’d Handcrafted BBQ
5500 Greenville Ave. (Lover’s/Greenville) Oak'd Handcrafted BBQ has secured a large quantity of birds for diners to enjoy and is ready to take the hassle out of your holiday by preparing your Thanksgiving feast. Locally sourced sides include roasted Brussels sprouts and barbecued sweet potatoes. Homemade pies and sweet treats — recognized by Texas Monthly as the “Best in Dallas” – are baked by the in-house pastry chef. Oak’d has created two packages that each serve 10–12 people for customers to choose from; reheating instructions will be included.
Package A ($265) has a 10.5–12-pound smoked turkey with two sides, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, a dozen brioche rolls and one dessert. Package B ($385) also comes with a 10.5–12-pound smoked turkey along with a 6-pound smoked spiral ham, four sides, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, a dozen brioche rolls and two desserts, which you get to pick from their menu. Orders can be placed online or by calling 214-242-8671. Thanksgiving catering orders must be placed by 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19.