Fall weather is here, and it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving. Whether you are hosting or attending, there’s so much to think about! If the thought of trussing a turkey and making a million sides so your children can eat a dinner roll and some whipped cream has you running away in fear, there are Thanksgiving to-go and carryout options in + around Detroit.
Here are the facts: Your appliances have been running non-stop. You’ve cooked endless meals for your family. The grocery stores are already a mess and avoiding them is a genius idea. There’s only so much turkey one person can eat. Need I go on?
This Thanksgiving, consider skipping the planning and execution and leave all the hard work to the professionals. Plus, you’re supporting some wonderful locally-owned restaurants this holiday season. Whether you’re serving two or twenty, these Detroit area restaurants have put together traditional Thanksgiving meals to-go so all you have to worry about is enjoying your meal.
Where To Find Thanksgiving To-Go In + Around Detroit
Andiamo | Various Locations
Online ordering is available. A full family dinner for 4-6 people is $189.95, and a 12-15 person dinner is $299.95. Order deadline is November 13th.
Bad Brads | Various Locations
Order your smoked turkey by the pound. Order deadline is November 17th.
Black & Tan Catering and Events | Plymouth
They offer dinners of turkey, prime rib, or ham for 2-12 people. You can even order a growler of sangria! Order deadline is November 20th.
Bob Evans | Various Locations
Starting at $13.95 a person, they offer four different packages depending on what you would like with your dinner.
Bubba’s BBQ and Catering | New Baltimore
With family feasts, individual meals, and a-la-cart options, Bubba’s has many options for your dinner needs. Order deadline is November 14th.
Celebrity Catering | Troy
Turkey dinner options include turkey, strawberry poppy seed salad, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and gravy, and cornbread stuffing. Order deadline is November 10th.
Chive Kitchen | Farmington
From beverages, to cakes, to vegan options, to your traditional Thanksgiving dishes . . . Chive has it all for you!
Ernie’s | Clinton Township
Dinners are being offered is an “individual complete” meal which includes turkey, side dishes, and desserts for $35. Be sure to call to place your order ahead of time! Order deadline is November 21st.
Full Rack BBQ | St. Clair Shores
Meats and side are ordered a-la-cart and feed approximately 15 people. Order deadline is November 19th.
With menus to feed up to 20 people, you’re sure to find just what you love here! All meals include turkey or ham plus sides, and dessert! Prices are $200 (4-8 people), $313 (8-10 people), or $500 (16-20 people). Order deadline is November 21st.
J-Bird Smoked Meats | Keego Harbor
J-Bird is offering meats, sides, and sweets! Check out their menu and be sure to order soon. Order deadline is November 17th.
Knights Steakhouse | Ann Arbor
With a two-person dinner for only $55, this is one of the most cost effective options we have seen. The key lime pie and Kentucky bourbon pecan pie look AMAZING!
Kristina’s Catering | Shelby Township
Kristina’s is a go-to for large scale parties. She offers different holiday menus through January 31st.
Lazybones BBQ | Roseville
With cold and ready-to-reheat, hot and ready, and a-la-cart options, there are so many to chose from. Order deadline is November 18th.
Marrow | Detroit
All items are a-la-cart. You can order everything, even down to the turkey stock.
Nino Salvaggio | Various
From the traditional Thanksgiving fare to the “Big Italian Fest,” Nino’s has many items to create a full dinner or help round out the items you will be cooking at home.
Pendy’s | Grosse Pointe
Dinner for eight includes all the fixings along with two bottles of Nouveau Beaujolais. Order deadline is November 15th.
Pietrzyk Pierogi | Detroit
Switch up your thinking this Thanksgiving and put all the best parts of the big dinner in pierogis! Order deadline is November 14th.
Riley’s Catering | Pontiac
Riley’s offers a Thanksgiving meal for large parties of 20 or more people for $400. You can choose one meat, three side dishes, one salad, and one dessert. Order deadline is November 16th.
Roger’s Roost | Sterling Heights
Order an individual dinner which comes with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, and breadsticks for $29. Children’s meals are $9.95. Order deadline is November 21st.
San Morello | Detroit
San Morello is offering both dine-in and carry out Thanksgiving dinner options.
Spacecat V-stro | Ferndale
Spacecat is a popular vegetarian restaurant with the most delicious food. Check out their “Thanksgiving Celebration Box” which features a vegan meal for one person, or two people; both include dessert! Cost is between $38-$68 and you’ll choose a pickup time at checkout.
Stage Deli | West Bloomfield
Stage Deli is offering a fully prepared meal kit for eight people for $325, with optional add-ons. Their dessert selections are incredible! Online ordering is now available.
The Silver Shamrocks | Oakland Township
Their “complete Thanksgiving feast” serves 6-10 people for $325. The Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board looks so delicious! Order deadline is November 16th.
Slows BBQ | Detroit
Straight off the pit . . . everything you need to feed your party of 6-8 for $199. Order deadline is November 20th.
Vintage House | Fraser
This dinner comes with ham and turkey, so there is no need to choose! The dinner for 10 runs $425 and dinner for five is $235. Order deadline is November 20th.
Woodpile BBQ Shack | Clawson + Madison Heights
Woodpile is offering a complete meal for 8-10 people for $160, or just the meat (beef brisket or turkey). They update their website regularly to let you know how many turkeys they have available, but order soon! Order deadline is November 18th.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse | Ann Arbor
Coffee spice smoked turkey . . . say no more! Dinner for 2 is $150, for 4 is $340, and for 8-10 people is $520. Order deadline is November 17th.
Zingerman’s Delicatessen | Ann Arbor
Complete feast, whole turkeys, and individual meals available. Order deadline is November 19th by 2:00 p.m.
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*This post was originally written by Katie Purcell and updated in 2023 by Lauren Dalton.