Do you know of a restaurant or own a restaurant providing a Thanksgiving meal in 2020? Send us an email at [email protected] so we can update/add it to this year’s list.
Are you just not feeling up to preparing a whole Thanksgiving meal? Would rather spend time with the family than slave away in the kitchen making dinner? Or maybe you’d like to deliver a nice holiday meal to someone you know isn’t able to cook their own. Well, you’re in luck, because there are multiple places around Wilmington where you can order a whole take-home Thanksgiving meal, sides and all. Reading their menus had my mouth watering, and I’m sure yours will be too!
Note: Listings updated for 2020 are marked. Those not updated for 2020 have not made an announcement (at the time this post was updated) about being closed on Thanksgiving.
Also see “Thanksgiving Seated Dining Options in Wilmington“.
1. A Thyme Savor (Updated for 2020)
Savor Southern Kitchen
3704 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412
A Thyme Savor is offering Thanksgiving dinners to-go:
- 2 People: $49.95
- 6-8 People: $149.95
- 8-12 People: $219.95
All dinners include a choice of turkey or ham, sweet potato biscuits, cranberry chutney, and choice of 4 sides and a dessert, including: gravy, stuffing, traditional or sweet mashed potatoes, green beans, collard greens, squash casserole, 3-cheese macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, and chocolate pecan bourbon pie.
2. Bluewater Waterfront Grill (Updated for 2020)
4 Marina St., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Reservations required: 910-256-8500
Bluewater Waterfront Grill on the Intracoastal Waterway will be serving up take-home Thanksgiving Plates from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required. They will be serving:
- Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
- Brown Sugar Bourbon Ham
- Mashed potatoes and gravy
- Collard greens
- Sweet potato casserole
- Cranberry sauce
- Honey-glazed carrots
- Sweet potato pie
- Pecan pie
The cost of their sit-down service is $27.00 per person. Pricing for their take-home plates needs to be verified.
3. Carolina BBQ (Updated for 2020)
1602 S. College Rd., Wilmington, 28403
Reservations required: 910-799-3464 (Call to Order)
Carolina BBQ is serving up a take-home Thanksgiving dinner for four people (packages for singles and couples are also available) for $49.99. They will be serving turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread, pie, and choice of 2 sides.
4. Cast Iron Kitchen (Updated for 2020)
8024 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411
Cast Iron Kitchen is offering take-home meals that feed between 2 and 20 people and range from $70.00 to $475.00. Customers can choose one protein: roasted turkey breast or slow cooked pork shoulder (shrimp and grits is also available as an add-on entree). Three sides are included and extras can be ordered as add-ons. Customers can choose from: sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, braised collards, mac and cheese, classic green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, and hashbrown casserole. Dessert can be added on and the options include: banana pudding, double chocolate chip cookies, southern pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and buttermilk pie. Pick-up is November 24th and 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
5. Cracker Barrel (Updated for 2020)
21 Van Campen Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403
Their Heat ‘n Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go makes cooking for friends and family easier than ever. Just order online and pick up ahead of time to get a simple-to-prepare feast that’s ready in 2 hours or less. Their Thanksgiving meal kit comes chilled and ready to heat. See below for details on all of their Thanksgiving offerings.” It’s required you order at least 24 hours in advance of your planned pick-up. Orders are available for pickup 11/23–12/1.
Several options including:
- Heat ‘N Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go (oven to table in 2 hours or less and serves up to 10) It includes:
- Two Oven-Roasted Turkey Breasts
- Cornbread Dressing
- Turkey Gravy
- Cranberry Relish
- Choice of 3 Country Sides (each serves 10)
- Sweet Yeast Rolls
- Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie
2. Homestyle Turkey ‘N Dressing Family Meal To-Go (hot and ready to serve up to 6). It includes:
- Turkey n’ Dressing
- A sampling of Sugar Cured Ham
- Cranberry Relish
- Turkey Gravy
- Country Green Beans
- Macaroni n’ Cheese
- Your choice of Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potato Casserole*
- Dinner Rolls
3. Fresh baked pies (pecan, chocolate pecan, apple pecan streusel, no sugar added apple, pumpkin).
6. Denny’s (Updated for 2020)
Denny’s has several holiday meal and dessert options, including the Turkey & Dressing Dinner, a traditional favorite served with carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy, a sweet cranberry sauce, and a choice of two sides and dinner bread. They also have pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Denny’s provides pickup and delivery options.
7. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (Updated for 2020)
5120 S. College Rd., Suite 104, Wilmington, NC 28412
Dickey’s offers two holiday meal options for pick-up:
- The Complete Feast ($112 | 10-12 people): Choose from spiral cut ham, smoked turkey, cajun fried turkey or prime rib plus cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon and 12 buttery rolls.
- Dinner Feast ($92.00 | 8-10 people): Choose from smoked turkey, cajun fried turkey, spiral cut ham or prime rib plus cornbread dressing, gravy and 12 buttery rolls.
You can also order entrees, dessert, and sides separately, or order their Big Yellow Box, which has sliced turkey, 3 sides, rolls, sliced onions, and BBQ sauce.
8. Fresh Market (Updated for 2020)
1060 International Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405
Fresh Market offers an extensive holiday meal menu with complete meal options for different family sizes, as well as a la carte turkey, ham, turducken, turkey roulade, standing rib roast, beef tenderloin, pork crown roast, turducken, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, oysters, green bean medley, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn souffle, cranberry relish, butternut squash with pecans and cranberries, traditional herb stuffing, white cheddar scalloped potatoes, and multiple desserts, including gluten-free options.
9. Front Street Brewery (Updated for 2020)
9 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Family-style-to-go meals will be available for preorder from Front Street Brewery. For parties of 6 or more, they are 7.99 per person. Call the number above or email [email protected] to place your order by Tuesday, November 24th.
10. Golden Corral Buffet and Grill (Updated for 2020)
5130 New Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
You may order a la carte holiday sides or their holiday meals-to-go, which serve 6 – 8 people. The holiday meals will include a choice between whole roasted or smoked turkey, holiday spiced ham, prime rib, and fried chicken. Each meal varies, depending on the protein, but may include mashed potatoes and gravy, choice of homestyle sides, cranberry sauce, and their famous yeast rolls. For dessert, you can order a whole pumpkin or pecan pie. To-go orders require 72-hour advance notice.
11. Harris Teeter (Updated for 2020)
Order Online (5-day lead time required)
Harris Teeter is offering 3 take-home dinner options that serve 8-10 people for $49.99. They include:
- Turkey Dinner with 9-12 lb turkey, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry relish.
- Ham Dinner with 7-9 lb spiral sliced ham, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole.
- Prime Rib with 4lb boneless prime rib, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and green bean casserole.
They also have al-a-carte options for the food listed above. Desserts can be ordered separately. Order online or in-store. Pick-up is November 14 thru 26 at 12:00 p.m.
12. Henry’s Restaurant & Bar (Updated for 2020)
2508 Independence Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412
910-793-2929 (Call to Order)
You can preorder Henry’s two Thanksgiving features for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 11:30am and 3:30pm. Their features include:
- Roast Turkey Dinner ($25.00/person). Served with green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with turkey gravy, and pumpkin pie or bourbon apple crisp.
- Ham Dinner ($25.00/person). Served with spiced rum pineapple glace, cornbread stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, and mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with turkey gravy, and pumpkin pie or bourbon apple crisp.
13. Hops Supply Co. (Updated for 2020)
5400 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
910-833-8867 (Call to Order)
This year, Hops is offering take-home dinners for 4 for $79.99. They will include a choice of roasted turkey breast with gravy or pineapple rum glazed ham. Sides will include apple sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed or sweet potatoes, collard greens, bread rolls, and cranberry sauce. Ordering will be available 2 weeks prior to Thanksgiving and pick up times will be 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
14. K&W Cafeteria (Updated for 2020)
3501 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
This year, K&W Cafeteria is offering Homestyle for the Holidays family meals. A Family Feast serves 6 for $69.99 and a Family Gathering serves 20 for $149.99. Each provide a choice between sliced roast turkey (turkey, turkey gravy, dressing, cranberry sauce, and soft rolls) or baked ham (sliced baked ham, potato salad, soft rolls), as well as a choice of three sides chosen from mashed potatoes, yam soufflé, macaroni and cheese, greens, and green beans.
15. Lowe’s Foods (Updated for 2020)
Lowe’s offers several pre-cooked and ready to reheat dinners with either turkey or ham, 2.5 lbs of mashed potatoes, and choice of 2 sides, including: green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, macaroni and cheese, corn souffle, bread pudding, fresh mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli rice casserole, homestyle cornbread dressing, turkey giblet gravy, or cranberry relish. Dessert is ordered separately. Orders can be made via phone or in-store.
16. NOMA Restaurant and Wine Market (Updated for 2020)
8207 Market Street, Ste F, Wilmington, NC 28411
910-686-9343 (Order by November 20)
Noma is offering a turkey breast meal at $14/pound with al-a-carte sides in 3 different sizes. Customers can choose from cheddar and chive biscuits, roasted butternut squash soup, sweet potato casserole, smoked gouda mac and cheese, loaded steakhouse potatoes, corn souffle, green bean casserole, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Five dessert options are also available: pecan pie, pumpkin pie, key lime pie, coconut pie, and Tarheel pie. Pickup is November 24 and 25.
17. Pine Valley Market (Updated for 2020)
3520 South College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412
Pine Valley Market is offering fully cooked never-frozen, non-gmo, free-range, hand-basted turkeys ($135) and turkey breasts ($12/pound) with individually priced sides in sizes that best fit your needs. Customers can choose from traditional dressing, sweet potato souffle, corn souffle, collard greens, creamy mad and cheese, roasted root vegetables, cider-glazed brussel sprouts, gluten-free gravy, homestyle gravy, cheddar garlic biscuits, and apple-cranberry crisp. Dessert options include derby town (pecan pie meets chocolate chip cookie) and caramel apple crunch.
Additionally, you can order Thanksgiving plates for $25. They feed 1-2 people and include turkey, gravy, dressing, cranberry sauce, and a mix of sides.
18. Publix (Updated for 2020)
48-hour advanced notice required for orders.
You can order Publix Deli fully-cooked turkey and ham dinner packages that range from $50.00 to $90.00. Sides vary and may include dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, marshmallow delight, and cranberry orange relish. Desserts and additional sides can be purchased separately. All meals require reheating.
19. Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Updated for 2020)
301 N. Water St. in the Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-343-1818 (Call to Order)
Order a full meal for 4 or just the sides from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Their chef’s take-home feast ($159.95/turkey and $199.95/beef tenderloin) includes a salad starter, a choice between hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing or a 28 oz beef tenderloin, and your choice of two sides (garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, and green beans with garlic). The meal will be finished off with individual pumpkin cheesecakes. Their sides-to-go serve 12-15 guests and are $39.95 each. You can choose from:
- Sweet Potatoes Casserole
- Creamed Spinach
- Au Gratin Potatoes
- Green Beans with Roasted Garlic
- Sausage & Herb Stuffing
You can also order a Caeasar Salad or a Steak House Salad for $34.95.
20. Rx Restaurant and Bar (Updated for 2020)
421 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Rx is not offering full meals, but they are selling side dishes to reheat, including:
- Rx Bacon Braised Red Beard Collards – $12/pint
- Herbie’s Green Beans, Duck Fat, Pickled Peppers – $12/pint
- Black River Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Buttermilk, Spiced Pecans – $12/pint
- Stuffing, Sarah’s Sourdough, Meg’s Herbs, Herbie’s Scallions – $12/pint
- Stump Sound Oyster Dressing, Meg’s Hardy Celery, Benne Seed Crackers – $20/pint
- Giblet Gravy, Duck Fat, Lindley Mills Organic Flour, Changin’ Ways Eggs – $10/pint
- Rx Buttermilk Biscuits – $6/dozen
- Sarah’s NC Heirloom Pumpkin Pie, Bourbon Chantilly – $25/pie
Sides must be preordered by Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m. Pick-up is available Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
21. S&L Deli
2317 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Order before 11/18 per their Facebook post. They have a 10-people minimum requirement ($16.99/person). Menu: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan praline sweet potatoes, collards or green beans, cranberry orange relish, rolls or cornbread, and creamy baked mac and cheese. Plus, banana pudding, sweet potato bread pudding, pumpkin bread pudding, and rice pudding and cannolis. You can also order half a pan of Thanksgiving morning French Toast Bake (ready-to-bake) for $19.99. Pick up or delivery (fee).
22. Salt + Charm (Updated for 2020)
Salt + Charm is NOT selling turkeys or hams, but they are offering their awesome sides and desserts for DELIVERY. Customers can choose from white cheddar and smoked gouda mac and cheese, traditional bread stuffing, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted brussels with bacon and cranberry, sweet potato casserole, gruyere and leek potato gratin, sriracha bacon deviled eggs, yeast rolls with herb compound butter, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin pie, lattice apple pie, and Emily’s famous pumpkin roll. Each feed about 10-12 people. The food will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon on 11/24 or Wednesday afternoon on 11/25. You must be home to accept the delivery or be able to provide access so they can put everything away for you.
23. Sweet N Savory Café (Updated for 2020)
1611 Pavilion Place, Wilmington, NC 28403
Pick up 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
Sweet N Savory will be serving meal packages for 4 adults for $55.00 (taxes and gratuity included). The package will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and a choice of apple cobbler, pumpkin pie bars, or pecan pie bars ($5 additional fee for pecan). You can also purchase additional add-on items that feed 4 people (list is on their website).
24. Whole Foods (Updated for 2020)
3804 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
Whole Foods is offering a wide range of Thanksgiving meals for pick-up between 11/19/20 – 11/26/20. Classic meal packages for 4 start at $69.99. They also have paleo-friendly, organic, vegan, and large group options.
Did we miss a business in the Wilmington area offering take-home Thanksgiving meals? Let us know in the comments!
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