For those looking to spend more time eating turkey this Thanksgiving, and less time in the kitchen preparing it, these 18 local restaurants have you covered.
The restaurants that follow are either serving pre-cooked, to-go Thanksgiving dinner meals that only require reheating before enjoying, or are offering both take-out and in-person dining (noted by the *) on the holiday.
135 Grill Steak House
672 Waverly St., Framingham
This restaurant is offering Brazilian-style take-out options in orders serving either 10, 20 or 30 people.
There are five options for meat, including turkey, a maçã de peito (the thicker end of a brisket) and pernil assado (slow-roasted pork leg or shoulder).
Sides include dishes like rice with vegetables, beans and salads. To order, call 774-432-5744.
461 West Central St., Franklin
This contemporary bistro is offering a three-course meal in its dining room on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 6 p.m. Next to a 10- to 14-pound whole roasted turkey costing $95, several other entrees will also be offered, including butternut squash ravioli and rigatoni bolognese, and other starters and desserts.
To book a reservation for a party of any size, call 508-528-6333.
Thanksgiving dinner packages to-go are also being sold, running for $399 and individual dinners costing $39. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. Nov. 18. Call 508-528-6333 to order and confirm a pickup time for either Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Alumni Restaurant and Bar
391 East Central St., Franklin
This family restaurant is offering Thanksgiving take-out orders with either oven-roasted turkey breast or spiral ham with glaze.
The turkey dinner includes seven sides, including butter-whipped mashed potatoes, butternut squash and buttered corn, and the ham dinner includes mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, glazed baby carrots and dinner rolls. Each dinner serves 4-6 people and costs $120. Pies, including apple, Boston crème, pumpkin and lemon meringue, are $12.99 each.
Orders can be placed by phone at 508-528-8804 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders can also be placed via a Google Form on their Facebook page. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 with pickup being Nov. 24 from noon to 8 p.m.
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54 East Main St., Westborough
This Italian restaurant is offering Thanksgiving meal kits to-go, which includes 5 pounds of cooked and sliced all-white turkey breast, a quart of gravy, stuffing, roasted butternut squash with cranberries, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts with crispy pancetta and cranberry orange compote.
Meals cost $175 and feed 6-8 people. Kits can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; only 50 are available. To order, visit arturosristorante.com.
326 Concord St., Framingham
This Brazilian restaurant is offering limited packages of family-style take-out dinners. The first features Greek-style rice with turkey, pork loin and chicken salad. A second features carne assada, chicken with white sauce, white rice and beans. The third meal includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, carne assada with madeira sauce and chicken breast with bacon.
Prices range from $267 to $567, depending on which dinner and size you choose, which includes a 10-person meal, a 25-person meal and a 45-person meal.
Order online at Brtakeout.com or call 508-872-3312. Orders can be picked up or delivered.
Civic Kitchen and Drink
121 West Main St., Westborough
To-go Thanksgiving dinner packages are being offered, available in two-person ($39) and four-person ($78) serving sizes. The meal includes sliced roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, corn, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Sangria for four can be added for $30 extra.
Orders must be placed by noon Nov. 23 and can be picked up the next day between 3-9 p.m. To order, call 508-329-5178 or place an order at civickitchenanddrink.com.
350 East Main St., Marlborough
This popular barbecue restaurant is offering take-out dinner packages featuring apple cider brined wood-smoked turkey, spiral sliced honey maple glazed artisan ham, wood-smoked beef brisket, homemade corn bread and a dozen sides like collard greens, mac n’ cheese and sweet potato pecan pudding. Freshly-baked pies and apple crisp can also be ordered, ranging from $15-33.
Complete dinners range from $120-$310 and items can also be ordered separately.
Meals must be ordered by Nov. 20 and picked up Nov. 24. To order, call 508-357-8883.
417 Waverly St., Framingham
This Brazilian steakhouse is serving both Thanksgiving dinners to-go and will be open for dine-in eating.
For take-out orders, the restaurant will serve slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy, orange cranberry sauce, corn bread, rice, potato salad and pineapple farofa.
The restaurant will also be serving the same meals in-house that day, along with its all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue rodízio, which includes other cuts of meat like beef, lamb, pork and chicken.
To place an order, call 508-424-5911 or book a reservation online at framinghamstation.com/thanksgiving.
860 West Central St., Franklin
Thanksgiving dinners to-go for 4-6 people are being offered, which include sage and apple-roasted turkey breast, house cornbread sausage stuffing, sour cream whipped potatoes and pecan pie made with GlenPharmer’s Dark Tide Rum.
Some of the distillery’s other festive spirits include its BOG vodka, which is infused with cranberries from Decas Farms in Carver, and its Reserve Spiced Rum, which is distilled from 100% molasses and blends nine warming spices and flavors including Madagascar vanilla, clove, cardamom and cassia cinnamon.
Orders may be placed online at glenpharmer.com or by calling 508-528-4000 before 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Orders can be picked up from 2-8 p.m. Nov. 24.
Kith + Kin
40 Washington St., Hudson
This modern restaurant is offering $15 individual dinners to-go, featuring roasted, white and dark sliced turkey, gravy, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, local sourdough stuffing and cranberry sauce. Additional sides are also offered, like truffled cauliflower mash and green bean casserole with caramelized onions.
Pies from Harvard Sweet Boutique will also be sold, including apple, gluten-free apple, and pumpkin. Orders must be placed by Nov. 18 and can be picked up Nov. 24 until 7 p.m. Visit bit.ly/KnKThanksgiving to order.
La Cantina Italiana
911 Waverly St., Framingham
This cozy Italian restaurant is offering turkey dinners to-go, which includes 3.5 pounds of roasted white meat turkey, 3 pounds of stuffing, 3 pounds of mashed potatoes, 3 pounds of butternut squash, a quart of gravy and a pint of cranberry sauce. Apple and pumpkin pies can also be ordered for $14 each. The dinner runs for $99 and feeds 4-5 people.
Orders can be placed at golacantina.com/online-ordering/ and must be made by 2 p.m. on Nov. 22. Meals can be picked up on Nov. 24 before 6 p.m.
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*Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury
This famously historic restaurant is open for both take-out and in-house dining on Thanksgiving Day. For dining, the Thanksgiving buffet will return for parties of 13 or more, serving roast turkey and traditional sides like cornbread and whipped potatoes. Several other options are included, from Dijon-crusted salmon and roast prime rib of beef to lobster bisque and salads.
A three-course meal will also offered with those same options and more.
For take-out, two family meals are being offered: roast turkey breast ($295) and roast prime rib of beef ($395). Meals feed 8-10 people. Included in the turkey meal are eight sides, which includes two quarts of clam chowder and a pumpkin pie. The prime rib meal includes all those same sides, except the cornbread.
To book a reservation or order for take-out, call 978-443-1776. Take-out orders must be received by 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and can be picked up Nov. 24 in the afternoon or 10-11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
New England Steak and Seafood
11 Uxbridge Road, Mendon
One size, to-go turkey dinners with all the fixings are being offered for Thanksgiving, fit to feed about 10 people.
The $299 meal includes an approximately 20-pound turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas with pearl onions and an apple pie. Other items include cinnamon rolls, onion rolls and pumpkin bread, which all run for $15.99 per dozen. Apple pies cost the same.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 and picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. To order, call 508-478-0871.
PJ’s Smoke ‘N’ Grill
112 Main St., Medway
A $325 Thanksgiving dinner is being offered to-go, including smoked boneless turkey breast, cornbread or stuffing, Red Bliss mashed potatoes, smoked butternut squash, pan gravy and cranberry sauce. It also comes with a choice between apple pie, pumpkin pie or apple crisp.
Dishes can also be ordered separately.
To order, call 508-321-1193. All orders must be placed by Nov. 19 and can be picked up Nov. 24 between 3-5 p.m. or before noon on Thanksgiving Day.
Prezo Grille and Bar
229 1/2 East Main St., Milford
A takeout package for Thanksgiving is being offered, costing $99 and serving about six people. Included is either turkey or ham, a root vegetable medley, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls.
To place an order, call 508-634-0101. Orders can be picked up from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24.
20 Pleasant St., Millis
This family restaurant is offering three sizes of takeout dinners.
The basic meal ($199) feeds 4-6 people and includes 5 pounds of turkey breast with mashed potatoes, butternut puree, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls and a cannoli kit.
The deluxe meal ($299) feeds 6-8 people and includes 6-8 pounds of turkey with the same sides, but also with salad, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, peas, corn and a choice of apple, pumpkin, pecan or blueberry pie.
Finally, the feast ($399) feeds more than 15 people and includes 16-20 pounds of turkey with all of the above sides.
Add-ons, like stuffed shells and eggplant parmesan, can also be ordered. To do so, call 508-376-2026.
45 Milford St., Medway
Thanksgiving meals to-go are being offered, with each meal including boneless roast turkey breast, stuffing, Red Bliss mashed potatoes, whipped butternut squash, green beans almondine, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce and Italian bread.
Meals serving up for five people cost $110 and meals serving up to 10 people cost $220.
Restaurant 45’s regular full catering menu will be available. Orders must be placed Nov. 21 and picked up 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 24. To order, call 508-533-8171 or visit 45restaurant.com.
1298 Worcester Road, Natick
This traditional Jewish eatery will be offering three to-go Thanksgiving meal packages and the option to order a 25-pound turkey — $120 uncarved, $15 extra to carve. Numerous sides, like challah bread stuffing, knishes, honey-roasted carrots, Brussels sprouts and apple pies, will also be sold.
Its first meal package, featuring a 10-pound turkey, runs for $149.45. A second package, featuring a 12-pound turkey, runs for $220.95, and the third package features a 14- to 16-pound turkey running for $310.95.
Each package includes sides.
Orders are due by Nov. 19 and can be made by calling 508-653-4442 or emailing email@example.com. Pickup occurs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24.
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