Where to Order Take-Home Thanksgiving Meals in Wilmington

Where to Order Take-Home Thanksgiving Meals in Wilmington

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 2021 are marked. Those not updated for 2021 have not made an announcement about Thanksgiving at the time this post was updated. We still include them in case readers want to check in with them.

Also see “Thanksgiving Seated Dining Options in Wilmington“.

1. A Thyme Savor

Savor Southern Kitchen
3704 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412

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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 2021)

4 Marina St., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Reservations required: 910-256-8500

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Bluewater Waterfront Grill on the Intracoastal Waterway will be serving up take-home Thanksgiving Plates to be picked up on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Plates must be PRE-ORDERED. They will be serving:

  • Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Brown Sugar Bake Ham
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Honey Stung Brussel Sprouts
  • Honey-glazed carrots
  • Chorizo and Sage Stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce

The cost is $30.00 per adult and $15 per child 12 and under.

3. Carolina BBQ

1602 S. College Rd., Wilmington, 28403
Reservations required: 910-799-3464 (Call to Order)

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It is unclear if Carolina BBQ will be serving take-home Thanksgiving dinners this year. They have in the past. Call to verify availability.

4. Cast Iron Kitchen (Updated for 2021)

8024 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411

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DEADLINE: November 18. Cast Iron Kitchen is offering take-home meals that feed between 2 and 20 people and range from $75.00 to $480.00. 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, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Pick-up is November 23rd and 24th.

5. Cracker Barrel (Updated for 2021)

21 Van Campen Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403

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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.”

Several options including:

  1. 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
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Choice of 2 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:

  • One Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Choice of 2 Country Sides (each serves 10)
  • Sweet Yeast Rolls

You can also order entrees, sides, and desserts individually. Prices vary.

6. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (Updated for 2021)

5120 S. College Rd., Suite 104, Wilmington, NC 28412

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Dickey’s offers three holiday meal options for pick-up:

  • Holiday Big Yellow Box ($130 | 12 people): Includes 4 lbs. of sliced turkey, large baked potato casserole, large green beans, large cornbread dressing, 12 buttery rolls, pickles, sliced onions, Dickey’s original barbecue sauce, and turkey.
  • The Complete Feast ($112 | 10-12 people): Choose from peppercorn garlic prime rib, 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 peppercorn garlic prime rib, smoked turkey, cajun turkey, spiral cut ham or prime ribs plus cornbread dressing, gravy and 12 buttery rolls.

You can also order entrees, dessert, and sides separately. Make sure you order early. They sold out pretty quickly last year.

7. Fresh Market (Updated for 2021)

1060 International Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405

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DEADLINE: November 22. 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, green bean medley, mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed spinach, cranberry relish, butternut squash with pecans and cranberries, traditional herb stuffing, white cheddar scalloped potatoes, and multiple desserts, including gluten-free options. They also have brunch options, as well.

8. Front Street Brewery (Updated for 2021)

9 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401

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From 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wilmington’s “Original Restaurant & Brewery” will serve its full menu, as well as its thanksgiving turkey plate. Plates include sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce all for only $11.99. New this year are Pumpkin Spice Dough Bites with caramel drizzle for dessert. Call to verify take-out availability.

9. Golden Corral Buffet and Grill (Updated for 2021)

5130 New Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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You may order a la carte holiday sides or their holiday meals-to-go, which serve 4 – 10 people, depending on the combination chosen. The holiday meals will include a choice between whole roasted turkey, glazed ham, 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 pie, pecan pie, cookie cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, or apple pie. They also have individual meals, which have some additional protein options. To-go orders require 72-hour advance notice.

10. Harris Teeter (Updated for 2021)

Multiple locations

Order Online (5-day lead time required)

Harris Teeter is offering 3 take-home dinner options that serve 8-10 people for $59.99. They include:

  1. Turkey Dinner with 9-12 lb turkey, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry relish.
  2. Ham Dinner with 7-9 lb spiral sliced ham, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole.
  3. 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 15 thru 25 at 12:00 p.m.

11. Henry’s Restaurant & Bar (Updated for 2021)

2508 Independence Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412
910-793-2929 (Call to Order)


Henry’s is accepting pre-orders for its Thanksgiving Day special. For $27 per person you can get roast turkey or ham served with collard greens, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and choice of sweet potato or Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with turkey gravy. For dessert, you can choose from pecan pie or seasonal sweet potato pie. Pick up is Thanksgiving morning from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or in the afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are also offering regular menu items.

12. Hops Supply Co. (Updated for 2021)

5400 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403
910-833-8867 (Call to Order)

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This year, Hops is offering take-home dinners for 4 for $90. They will include a choice of roasted turkey or ham. Sides will include mashed potatoes and gravy, collard greens, white gravy, cranberry relish, stuffing, and dinner rolls. Every order comes with a pumpkin pie. There are 6 pickup times on Thanksgiving Day starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.

13. Junction 421 (Updated for 2021)

5104 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412
910-392-3490 (Call to Order)

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Junction 421 is offering take-home dinners for 4 for $80. They will include a choice of roasted turkey or baked ham. Sides will include sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing, autumn salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin creme brulee. Pickup is on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

14. K&W Cafeteria (Updated for 2021)

3501 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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This year, K&W Cafeteria is offering two sizes of take-home family meals. A Family Feast serves 6 for $59.99 and a Family Gathering serves 20 for $164.99.  Each provide a choice between sliced roast turkey (turkey, turkey gravy, cornbread 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. They also have add-ons (pies, cakes, pudding, etc.) you can purchase.

15. Lowe’s Foods (Updated for 2021)

Multiple locations

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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. Mac’s Speed Shop (Updated for 2021)

4126 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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Mac’s Speed Shop is closed Thanksgiving Day but is offering pre-orders for pickup the day before. Order options include a $65 smoked turkey that feeds 8-10 people and a-la-carte sides, including macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, coleslaw, collard greens, cheddar grits, beef chili, and banana pudding.

17. NOMA Restaurant and Wine Market (Updated for 2021)

8207 Market Street, Ste F, Wilmington, NC 28411
910-686-9343 (Order by November 20)

Facebook Announcement

DEADLINE: November 17. Noma is offering a turkey breast meal at $15/pound with al-a-carte sides in 3 different sizes. Customers can choose from cheddar and chive biscuits, tomato pie, roasted butternut squash soup, sweet potato casserole, smoked gouda mac and cheese, loaded steakhouse potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, corn souffle, green bean casserole, collard greens, mashed potatoes, gravy, and MORE! Five dessert options are also available: pecan pie, pumpkin pie, key lime pie, M&M cookies, and cracker candy. Pickup is November 23 and 24.

18. Panacea Brewing Company (Updated for 2021)

4107 Oleander Dr Unit H, Wilmington, NC 28403

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DEADLINE: November 20. Panacea is offering a VEGAN MENU for Thanksgiving Day. The main dishes serve 8-10 people and prices vary. Choices include: Chick’n Pot Pie, Vegetable Pot Pie, Lentil Loaf with Sweet Spice Glaze, and Shepherd’s Pie. Sides can be ordered separately and include: Mashed Potatoes and Savory Gravy, Oyster Mushroom Dressing with Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Vegan Mac and Cheese, Braised Super Greens, Southern Style Slaw, Potato Salad, and Roasted Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes. They also have a large selection of desserts and add-ons. Pickup is on November 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

19. Pine Valley Market (Updated for 2021)

3520 South College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412

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Pine Valley Market is offering fully cooked, never-frozen, non-gmo, free-range, hand-basted turkeys ($150), turkey breasts ($14/pound), and Thanksgiving plates ($30). There are lots of individually priced sides in sizes that best fit your needs. Customers can choose from traditional dressing, sweet potato souffle, corn souffle, green bean casserole, collard greens, creamy mac and cheese, roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes, cider-glazed brussel sprouts, gluten-free gravy, homestyle gravy, cranberry relish, and cheddar garlic biscuits. Dessert options include derby town (pecan pie meets chocolate chip cookie) and caramel apple crunch. Pick up days are November 23rd from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and November 24th from 8:00 a.m.-Noon (must be picked up by noon).

20. Publix (Updated for 2021)

Multiple locations

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48-hour advanced notice required for orders.

You can order Publix Deli fully-cooked turkey and ham dinner packages that range from $36.00 to $99.00. 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.

21. Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Updated for 2021)

301 N. Water St. in the Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-343-1818 (Call to Order)


DEADLINE: November 24. Order a full meal for 4 or just the sides from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Their chef’s take-home feast ($184.95/turkey and $219.95/beef tenderloin) includes a salad starter; a choice between hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry relish or a 28 oz beef tenderloin; and your choice of two sides (mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, and green beans with garlic). The meal will be finished off with pumpkin cheesecake. They also have a sides-to-go package, which serves 4 guest, and individual sides-to-go (view their website for details). Pickup is on November 24th from Noon to 7:00 p.m.

22. Rx Restaurant and Bar

421 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Facebook Announcement

It is unclear if Rx will be serving a Thanksgiving meal this year. They have in the past. Call to verify availability.

23. Salt + Charm/True Blue Butcher & Table (Updated for 2021)

(910) 616-2784

Salt + Charm / True Blue

This year, Salt + Charm and True Blue Butcher are teaming up to provide everything you need for a Thanksgiving Meal. You can order your sides from Salt + Charm online and call True Blue (910-679-4473) to order your turkey. Salt + Charm have a LOT of starter, sides (multiple sizes), and desserts to choose from, ranging from a charcutterie platter to bourbon pecan pies. So, make sure you check out their website. You can pickup between noon and 5:00 p.m. on either November 23rd or November 24th.

24. Whole Foods (Updated for 2021)

3804 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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Whole Foods is offering a wide variety of Thanksgiving meals ranging from $39.99 for two people to $299.99 for 12 people. They offer paleo-friendly, organic, vegan, and large group options. Proteins include roasted turkey, smoked turkey, ham, beef wellington, and prime rib. They have all the traditional sides, plus vegan options. They also have a lot of appetizer options (see the website menu).

Did we miss a business in the Wilmington area offering take-home Thanksgiving meals? Let us know in the comments!

Where to Order Take-Home Thanksgiving Meals in Wilmington


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