If you’re craving the comforts of home but could do without the mess, let us introduce you to your Thanksgiving hosts around the Queen City this year. Make plans now to dine at one of these turkey day destinations or take your feast to-go and leave the cooking to the pros.

In alphabetical order, restaurants ready to host you and yours this Thanksgiving:


5Church, Uptown

Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Feast on: The chefs at 5Church Charlotte are preparing a three-course pix-fixe menu perfect for your holiday feast. Menu highlights include ginger squash soup, roasted turkey with confit turkey stuffing, bourbon glazed ham, seared sea scallops with apple-celery root puree, tempting sides and apple cranberry cobbler for dessert. $45 per guest, $20 for children under 12. optional wine pairings are $6 per course of $15 for all three courses.

Reserve:  (704) 919-1322 or OpenTable.


Big View Diner/Ilios Noche locations

Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Operating hours: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Feast on: With Xenia Hospitality’s holiday spread, all you’ll have to do is set the table. Your dinner will include a whole turkey, classic sides and desserts to serve up to 12 people for $249. Pick-up times are 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Delivery available for an additional charge.

Reserve: 757.305.7700 by Monday, November 20.


Bistro la Bon, Plaza Midwood

Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Operating hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Feast on: If there was a holiday worthy of a smorgasbord, Thanksgiving would be it. Celebrate with Bistro La Bon’s menu featuring a turkey carving station, honey baked ham, Swedish meatballs, squash lasagna, brioche stuffing and more mouthwatering flavors.

Reserve: Online.


BLT Steak, Uptown

Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Feast on: Your hardest choice on this holiday will be making your selections from BLT Steak’s Prix Fixe Thanksgiving menu. Select one appetizer, main course and dessert for $82. View the menu here.

Reserve: Online.


Chillfire Bar & Grill, Denver

Operating hours: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Feast on: This year, be thankful someone else is here to do the cooking and cleaning! Chillfire Grill’s Thanksgiving brunch includes all the traditional fixin’s, plus some Chillfire spins. View the full menu here.

Reserve: 704.827.2121 or online.


Chima, Uptown

Operating hours:  Noon – 9 p.m.

Feast on: Take your Thanksgiving beyond the turkey with a full Rodizio dinner plus the classic favorites, like turkey stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and more, at Chima. $56.90 per person.

Reserve: Online.


Del Frisco’s, South Park

Operating hours: 5-10 p.m.

Feast on: Leave the carving to the pros at Del Frisco’s. Their traditional prix-fixe menu includes highlights of slow roasted turkey breast, butternut squash soup, apple-sausage stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake.

Reserve: Online.


Fleming’s Steakhouse, Uptown

Operating hours:  Starting at 11 a.m.

Feast on: You know a meal will be memorable when it starts with buttermilk biscuits with pumpkin butter and honey. The rest of your meal at Fleming’s will be just as special, with traditional favorites on their three-course menu as well as their regular menu offerings.  Children under 12 will be offered a special children’s Thanksgiving menu for $15.

Reserve: 704.333.4266.


JP Charlotte, Uptown

Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feast on: The annual Thanksgiving brunch at JP Charlotte (located in The Westin Charlotte) offers a delectable spread of Chef-inspired omelets, brick oven flatbreads, glazed ham, free range turkey, delicious dessert bar and more. Skip the cleanup and bring the whole family to enjoy one of the best holiday brunches in the city. View the full menu here.

Reserve: Call 704.335.2064.


Luca Italian Kitchen, Elizabeth

Operating hours: 2-6:30 p.m.

Feast on: Create your own Italian-inspired feast at Luca Modern Italian Kitchen. Choose from acorn squash shrimp grits, house made beet gnocchi, turkey, pork chops with apricot bacon stuffing and a plethora of family-style sides. Top it off with your choice of peanut butter and jelly cheesecake or pumpkin chocolate chip bread pudding with butterscotch liquor. $42 per guests. Children under 8 are complimentary.

Reserve: OpenTable.


Lumiere, Myers Park

Operating hours: Noon – 5 p.m.

Feast on:  The elegant three-course meal at Lumber includes Roasted Kabocha Squash Bisque, Heritage Breed Black Roast Turkey withFrench Chestnut-Prune Stuffing, Pumpkin Crème Brulee and more. $55 for adults and $19.95 for kids under 10.  View the full menu here.

Reserve: OpenTable.


Morton’s The Steakhouse, Uptown

Operating hours: Beginning at 1 p.m.

Feast on: Craving steak on Thanksgiving? Bring your family and friends to Morton’s the Steakhouse for a traditional feast.

Reserve: Online.


New South Kitchen & Bar, South Charlotte

Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Feast on: Make plans to dine at New South Kitchen & Bar for a feast with all your favorites – deep fried turkey, rib roast, sweet tea brined pork loin, stuffing, casseroles and even bourbon-soaked bread pudding. $35 per person.

Looking to pick up an order to go? Place your orders for turkey by Nov. 17 and Nov. 21 for sides and sweets to pick up on Thanksgiving.

Reserve: Online.


Oak Steakhouse, South Park

Operating hours: 2 – 8 p.m.

Feast on: A three-course prix fixe menu featuring butternut squash bisque, turkey with all the fixings and dessert. $42 per person.

Reserve: OpenTable.


Reid’s Fine Foods, South Park and Myers Park

Pick-up hours: Available for pick-up by Nov. 22.

Feast on: Want to actually spend time with your guests this Thanksgiving? Leave the cooking to Reid’s, where the professionals have everything you need for your turkey day feast. Place your order now for turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potato souffle, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, and more. Start planning with the full menu here. And don’t forget about the pecan pie sale! Add in a full pie for $10.99 and a chocolate pecan pie for $11.99.

All items will be available for pick-up by Nov. 22. When you come, Leyla can help you choose the perfect wine to pair!

Reserve: Place orders by calling: Reid’s Myers Park – 704-377-1312 Reid’s SouthPark – 704-377-7686. Order Cut Off  Date:  Nov. 19, 2017  at 5pm.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Uptown and South Park

Operating hours: Noon – 9 p.m.

Feast on: Let Ruth’s Chris handle the details with a traditional three-course turkey dinner with sausage and herb stuffing and your choice of starters and sides. They’ll even send you home with extras for those Thanksgiving leftovers.

If you’re on assignment to bring a side, order a sweet potato casserole or creamed spinach from Ruth’s Chris for pick-up. Each serves up to 12 people.

Reserve: Online.


Stoke Charlotte, Uptown

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Operating hours: Seatings at 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm.

Feast on:  Sit down for a delectable Thanksgiving meal at Stoke. Dine on three courses featuring shared starters, your choice of soups and salads, turkey, pork loin or trout, and family-style sides for the table. Top it off by digging into a shared donut, filled with cinnamon sugar, pumpkin diplomat cream and spiced pecans.

Reserve: OpenTable. Reservations strongly reccomended.


Sullivan’s Steakhouse, South End

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Operating hours: 5-10 p.m.

Feast on: A prix-fixe Holiday Feast featuring favorites like Roasted Turkey and Sweet Potato Casserole, or make a selection from a special menu. Reserve a table or host the whole family and book one of our private dining rooms. View the full menu here. $39 per guest.

Reserve: Online.


The Asbury, Uptown

Operating hours: First seating: 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Second seating: 3:00 – 3:45 PM

Feast on: The official restaurant of the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade has everything you need to celebrate. Reserve your Thanksgiving dinner table early for free VIP seats for viewing the parade (while supplied last). After the parade, The Asbury will host two seatings for their prix fixe meal, complete with family-style sides. View the menu here. $55 per guest while children five and under are complimentary.

Take-home orders are $50 per person and must be confirmed by November 21. Orders may be picked up between 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Reserve: Online. For take-home orders, call 704.342.1193.


The Ballantyne Hotel, South Charlotte

Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Feast on: Start or continue a favorite holiday tradition with Thanksgiving lunch in The Ballantyne Ballroom. Enjoy a display of salads, carving stations with accompaniments and decadent desserts. Plus, live entertainment. Cost is $85 per person, $35 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 24% service charge).

Reserve: Online. Or call 704.248.4100.


The Capital Grille, Uptown

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Operating hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Feast on: A special Thanksgiving menu with slow-roasted turkey and brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney, mashed potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake. Full a la carte menu also available.

Reserve: Online.


The Fresh Market, Multiple locations

Operating hours: Pick up by 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 and by 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 23.

Feast on: The Fresh Market is your one-stop-shop for a foolproof Thanksgiving feast. Now through Monday, November 20, plan your orders for a full holiday meal prepared to perfection, sides or choices ready to cook at home. View all options here.

Reserve: Orders can be placed online.


The Gallery Restaurant, South Charlotte

Operating hours: Prix fixe menus for lunch, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and dinner, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Feast on: Opt for an elegant Thanksgiving meal at The Gallery, where both the lunch and dinner menus offering three and four-course options. View lunch and dinner menus here.

Reserve: Reservations are required for all dining on Thanksgiving. Call 704.248.4100 or reserve on OpenTable.


The Liberty, South End

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Operating hours: Noon – 6 p.m.

Feast on: A tempting three-course menu featuring roasted pumpkin gnocchi, turkey with all the sides and pecan pie bread pudding with sweet potato caramel sauce. $35 per guest, $12 for kids ten and under. View all of your options here.

Reserve: OpenTable.


The Palm, South Park

Operating hours: 2-7 p.m.

Feast on: Savor the flavors of a classic Thanksgiving dinner with a three-course meal at The Palm. Highlights include roasted butternut squash bisque, herb-roasted turkey with sides and your choice of New York cheesecake or pumpkin pie for dessert. $55 per guest, $24 for those under 12.

Reserve: Online.


The Pump House, Rock Hill

Operating hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Feast on: A prix fixe menu with brined turkey breast with butternut squash hash, peach tea brined chicken, pork chop with cranberry anson mills grits, bacon brussels, bourbon pork jus, plus a Cheerwine chocolate cake. View the full menu here. Regular dinner menu also available. $35 per guest.

Reserve: OpenTable.


Vivace, Midtown

Operating hours: Noon-6 p.m.

Feast on: Three courses, family style. Menu highlights include mushroom, walnut and goat cheese bisque, roast turkey with amaretti gravy, prime rib, salmon coulibiac with red wine butter sauce and stuffed acorn squash with cider butter. All entrees come complete with family-style sides for the table: cranberry-almond sauce, mashed potatoes, fennel sausage and focaccia stuffing, Brussel sprouts and pancetta, sweet potato gratin and “dirty” rice and farro. Top it off with our choice of pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie or brioche bread pudding with gelato and chocolate sauce. Preview the full menu here. $45 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under.

Reserve: Online.