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The Ultimate 2020 Nashville Thanksgiving Takeout Guide

Ways to support local restaurants plus get out of cooking during a year that has already been stressful enough

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Forget about perfecting that giant butterball turkey and pick up the phone, because everyone knows those hours spent toiling in the kitchen could be better spent arguing about politics over wine and warm apple cider. While some people spend months preparing to host the perfect Pinterest-worthy Thanksgiving meal, not everyone looks forward to all of that prep and stress. Here is Eater’s guide to the best restaurants offering preorders for to-go Thanksgiving feasts. Whether you tell folks you ordered it or made it yourself is totally a personal decision.

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Loveless Cafe

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The beloved biscuit purveyor offers a yearly Thanksgiving meal pack — but they often sell out ahead of time, so click here to access the order form early. $129.99 feeds six with fresh-roasted, carved turkey, gravy, bourbon-cranberry relish, their world famous biscuits, plus choice of three sides. Add homemade pies, because Loveless Cafe.

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Barbara's Home Cookin

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Live south of town and don’t want to cook, clean, or drive to Nashville? Or — stir crazy across town and looking for a scenic Thanksgiving-week drive to grab a meal? Order a whole or half boneless turkey breast, beef or pork tenderloin, ham, roast beef, or poppy seed chicken and skip the mess at home. There’s also a whole slew of sides, yeast rolls and desserts, from pies and cake to cobbler and cinnamon rolls.

*Deadline for ordering is November 19, withpick up between November 23 and 25 — fill out the order form here.

Cool Cafe

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The Franklin meat-and-three is serving up roasted turkey, baked ham, with plenty of sides and desserts for the whole family. Check out the full menu. Orders can be made by calling (615) 599-0338.

Orders must be placed by Friday 11/20 and picked up Wednesday 11/25.

The Café at Thistle Farms

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Miss Donna’s Chicken Pot Pie, Heirloom Cornbread Dressing and 3 layer cakes are available to order for those who might not be in the mood for traditional turkey and pumpkin pie.

*Orders must be placed by November 16. Place order here for pick up on November 24.

Nicky's Coal Fired

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Several spots are focusing on dessert this year — including Nicky’s in the Nations. Follow along on

Instagram for ordering details on menu items which include bourbon pecan pies and even a bagel buffet for Thanksgiving morning.

Order by Sunday, November 22 for pickup on November 24 or 25.

Anzie Blue

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Want a Turkey day spread that’ll get oohs and ahhs (and probably lots of Instagram shares)? The Thanksgiving cheese and charcuterie spread fits the bill for that or a next day meal option for visiting family. The $75 board feeds four — brimming with ham, turkey, homemade stuffing, an array of cheeses, crackers, and nuts. There’s also cheddar cheese pumpkin pie, a goat cheeese log with pumpkin seeds and cranberry, plus many more accompaniments.

Order online at anzieblue.com — must order 24 hours in advance of pickup or delivery date.

Thanksgiving charcuterie spread from Anzie Blue
Anzie Blue

Swett's

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A 10-12 person dinner here runs $139 00 complete with oven-roasted turkey and dressing, gravy, green beans, and sweet potato rolls.

*Call 615-329-4418 to order. Pickups are available any day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Food Company

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The Green Hills to-go pros have Thanksgiving packages available to serve any where from 6 to 24 people. Choose you own Thanksgiving adventure from herb butter roasted and stuffed turkey breast, butternut squash soup, green bean casserole, and much more.

*Orders must be received by noon on November 20. Pick up on November 24 or 25. Find more information and place online orders here.

Char Restaurant

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The Green Hills Southern-style steakhouse offers of the traditional Thanksgiving staples, plus the option to change it up with fried catfish or salmon. Add a whole pecan pie for $30. 

All orders can be made by calling 615-891-7181 and should be placed by November 23. Pick up is November 25 by 5 p.m.

Henley’s 4th Annual Turkey Call: a full Thanksgiving meal for 4-6 people featuring classics with an elegant twist. Available for $200 per order, the takeaway option includes a 12 to 14-pound Heritage Turkey alongside mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, mac n’ cheese and a choice of a pecan or pumpkin pie. Orders can be placed between November 1-21, with curbside pick-up available on Thanksgiving Day. The Henley team will load orders directly into each car and serve hot to-go cups of apple cider for drivers to enjoy on the ride home.

Orders can be placed here. Place orders now for curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Copper Kettle Café

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Green Hills’ neighborhood home-cookin’ cafe offers Thanksgiving classics like roasted turkey and gravy or bourbon-glazed ham, but also boasts two kinds of macaroni and cheese, and for that — we give thanks. Beyond the macs, there’s sweet potato casserole, green beans, buttered corn, and mashed potatoes. Score some of their famous coconut-crusted goat cheese cakes as a starter for bonus points with the whole fam.

*Place orders online by November 18, and pickup is on November 25 from noon to 6 p.m.

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Monell's Dining and Catering

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If unable to make it into Monell’s this Thanksgiving Day, fear not — wow those visiting relatives at home with a takeout meal. Holiday feasts are now available for pre-order and include meat, three vegetables, salad, and dessert, plus a tough choice of yeast rolls or biscuits, peach preserves, and tea. Cost is $22.95 per person — available on a first come, first served basis.

Biscuits at Monell’s Nashville
Biscuits at Monell’s in Nashville, TN

Edley's Bar-B-Que

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For anyone. who might actually be serving a crowd of at least 20 this year, Edley’s holiday catering offers a Thanksgiving meal including a turkey and 3 sides for $13 per person. Ordering information here.

Butchertown Hall

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Butchertown Hall’s putting their 36 square-foot open fire hearth to good use this Thanksgiving. This year’s spread includes smoked turkey breast, wild mushroom brioche stuffing and macaroni and cheese.

*Be sure to place all orders at least 48 hours in advance of Thanksgiving by calling (615) 891-7181 . Pick-up is available on Wednesday 11/25 by 5 p.m.

Adele's

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Adele’s offers Thanksgiving salads, turkey, stuffing, desserts, cocktails and more for preorder. All are served family style with reheat instructions included. Orders must be placed by 11/21. Pick up orders on November 25 from 3pm-8pm. Order online or call 615-988-9700.

The Party Line

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Julia Sullivan’s The Party Line is selling a full Thanksgiving Meal to feed 2-3 or 4-5. Appetizers are also available. Pickup or delivery on Tuesday, November 24. Meals run from $130 – $260, and order online here.

Saint Stephen

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Feed up to 6 people with Saint Stephen’s savory dinner package — they’ve partnered with Giffords Bacon and Prime South Meat to bring you a standout Thanksgiving experience for $285.

*Orders must be placed by 11/22 by emailing hey@saintstephennash.com and picked up Thanksgiving Day between 9:30 am and 1 p.m. Delivery service is available for an additional fee.

The Continental at Grand Hyatt Nashville

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Sean Brock’s newest Nashville restaurant and fine dining destination The Continental is doing it up for those who aren’t able to travel this year — with a whole dinner for one person available for curbside pickup. No plane ticket home due to the pandemic? Don’t want to talk about politics? Either way, the whole family on your virtual Zoom gathering will be envious of this stunning solo spread. $75 gets Jimmy Red cornbread stuffed turkey breast and confit leg presse, market greens gratin featuring mornay, potato puree, and black truffle jus, cranberry relish and two parker house rolls. Finish up with a slice of buttermilk pie and a slice of sweet potato pie.

*Tickets are available here on Resy.

 

STK Steakhouse

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STK’s Nashville outpost is offering a meal for two, priced at $100. The meal includes roasted turkey breast with confit leg and cornbread stuffing and an array of traditional sides plus dessert.

Capitol Grille

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For $65 per person, the Hermitage Hotel restaurant provides a full Thanksgiving meal with soups, salads, main courses, sides and desserts. Call 615-244-3121 or email events@thehermitagehotel.com to order! Pick up on Thursday 11/26 from 10am to 3pm.

Peg Leg Porker BBQ

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Just for Thanksgiving, Peg Leg Porker is offering family meals that feed up to 15 people for $150 — featuring smoked whole turkey, two half pan of sides and one pie! They will also be offering a la carte sliced turkey and ham, sides, and desserts.

Orders should be placed by Thursday, November 19 for pickup from on Wednesday, November 25 by 6 pm.

Email your order to catering@peglegporker.com, or call 615-880-0031. Peg Leg Porker will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

 

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Downtown Nashville

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Smoked turkeys, smoked spiraled ham, slow-smoked beef brisket, and cherry wood-smoked pulled pork are among protein options at multiple locations of Puckett’s. Add to all that smoke some cornbread dressing, corn pudding, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and giblet gravy and you’ve scored a Thanksgiving feast that makes Grandma proud. Dessert diehards can argue over Puckett’s homemade pumpkin pie and maple pecan pie or their peach cobbler or pecan cobbler. The full menu is online and orders can be placed by phone at 615-770-2772 or in person. The deadline to place Thanksgiving catering orders is Saturday, November 21.

*Pickup begins November 23 through 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

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Juniper Green at the Fairlane Hotel

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They’ve got everything but the turkey here — from sides and pies to snacks, cocktails, and heck, even centerpieces. Gluten free and vegan options are available. Orders must be in by November 19. All orders will be ready for curbside pickup or delivery (via Door Dash) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on November 25. Pickup is inside their popup location in The Fairlane Hotel — just pull up to the valet lane and let them know you’ve arrived.

Arnold's Country Kitchen

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Music City’s essential meat-and-three peddles all the things for Turkey Day (except for a turkey): sugar-cured ham, roast beef, or beef brisket are the mains, alongside dressing, gravy, corn pudding, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Don’t even think about making an order without pie — choose from chocolate, spicy chocolate, chess, pecan, or chocolate chess. Pie shipping is also available Nationwide via Goldbelly.

Complete an order form and email to arnoldsmeatand3@gmail.com. Deadline for orders is November 19.

Gray & Dudley

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To-go meals at the art-filled downtown hotel’s restaurant come $60 for prepped half turkeys, and add on sides and other goodies run extra. Complete the meals with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry jelly, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, or fried Brussels sprouts with onion jam. Dessert options include pecan cheese pie and a whole sweet potato cheesecake.

*Orders are due November 22 by 5 p.m. and will be ready for pickup on November 25.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

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So maybe renowned pitmaster Pat Martin can’t come to your house for Thanksgiving, but that’d be a little awkward now wouldn’t it? Experience the next best thing by picking up smoked turkey, ham, brisket, or pork shoulder, accessorized in true Southern fashion with sides and pies form his own family’s bless-your-heart Southern recipes. Place orders by Monday, November 23 to pick-up a full Thanksgiving spread, packed and ready with reheat instructions.

*Pickups are available from Monday 11/23 through Saturday 11/28. Order online.

Chef’s Market

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Turkey day offerings at the Goodlettsville spot range from $135 for four people to a swanky spread that’ll serve a dozen for $450. Order online here.

*Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 at noon and picked up by Wednesday, November 25 at 7 p.m.

Loveless Cafe

Loveless Cafe

The beloved biscuit purveyor offers a yearly Thanksgiving meal pack — but they often sell out ahead of time, so click here to access the order form early. $129.99 feeds six with fresh-roasted, carved turkey, gravy, bourbon-cranberry relish, their world famous biscuits, plus choice of three sides. Add homemade pies, because Loveless Cafe.

Loveless Cafe

Barbara's Home Cookin

Live south of town and don’t want to cook, clean, or drive to Nashville? Or — stir crazy across town and looking for a scenic Thanksgiving-week drive to grab a meal? Order a whole or half boneless turkey breast, beef or pork tenderloin, ham, roast beef, or poppy seed chicken and skip the mess at home. There’s also a whole slew of sides, yeast rolls and desserts, from pies and cake to cobbler and cinnamon rolls.

*Deadline for ordering is November 19, withpick up between November 23 and 25 — fill out the order form here.

Cool Cafe

The Franklin meat-and-three is serving up roasted turkey, baked ham, with plenty of sides and desserts for the whole family. Check out the full menu. Orders can be made by calling (615) 599-0338.

Orders must be placed by Friday 11/20 and picked up Wednesday 11/25.

The Café at Thistle Farms

Miss Donna’s Chicken Pot Pie, Heirloom Cornbread Dressing and 3 layer cakes are available to order for those who might not be in the mood for traditional turkey and pumpkin pie.

*Orders must be placed by November 16. Place order here for pick up on November 24.

Nicky's Coal Fired

Several spots are focusing on dessert this year — including Nicky’s in the Nations. Follow along on

Instagram for ordering details on menu items which include bourbon pecan pies and even a bagel buffet for Thanksgiving morning.

Order by Sunday, November 22 for pickup on November 24 or 25.

Anzie Blue

Thanksgiving charcuterie spread from Anzie Blue
Anzie Blue

Want a Turkey day spread that’ll get oohs and ahhs (and probably lots of Instagram shares)? The Thanksgiving cheese and charcuterie spread fits the bill for that or a next day meal option for visiting family. The $75 board feeds four — brimming with ham, turkey, homemade stuffing, an array of cheeses, crackers, and nuts. There’s also cheddar cheese pumpkin pie, a goat cheeese log with pumpkin seeds and cranberry, plus many more accompaniments.

Order online at anzieblue.com — must order 24 hours in advance of pickup or delivery date.

Thanksgiving charcuterie spread from Anzie Blue
Anzie Blue

Swett's

A 10-12 person dinner here runs $139 00 complete with oven-roasted turkey and dressing, gravy, green beans, and sweet potato rolls.

*Call 615-329-4418 to order. Pickups are available any day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Food Company

The Green Hills to-go pros have Thanksgiving packages available to serve any where from 6 to 24 people. Choose you own Thanksgiving adventure from herb butter roasted and stuffed turkey breast, butternut squash soup, green bean casserole, and much more.

*Orders must be received by noon on November 20. Pick up on November 24 or 25. Find more information and place online orders here.

Char Restaurant

The Green Hills Southern-style steakhouse offers of the traditional Thanksgiving staples, plus the option to change it up with fried catfish or salmon. Add a whole pecan pie for $30. 

All orders can be made by calling 615-891-7181 and should be placed by November 23. Pick up is November 25 by 5 p.m.

Henley

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Henley’s 4th Annual Turkey Call: a full Thanksgiving meal for 4-6 people featuring classics with an elegant twist. Available for $200 per order, the takeaway option includes a 12 to 14-pound Heritage Turkey alongside mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, mac n’ cheese and a choice of a pecan or pumpkin pie. Orders can be placed between November 1-21, with curbside pick-up available on Thanksgiving Day. The Henley team will load orders directly into each car and serve hot to-go cups of apple cider for drivers to enjoy on the ride home.

Orders can be placed here. Place orders now for curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Sam Angel

Copper Kettle Café

Copper Kettle

Green Hills’ neighborhood home-cookin’ cafe offers Thanksgiving classics like roasted turkey and gravy or bourbon-glazed ham, but also boasts two kinds of macaroni and cheese, and for that — we give thanks. Beyond the macs, there’s sweet potato casserole, green beans, buttered corn, and mashed potatoes. Score some of their famous coconut-crusted goat cheese cakes as a starter for bonus points with the whole fam.

*Place orders online by November 18, and pickup is on November 25 from noon to 6 p.m.

Copper Kettle

Monell's Dining and Catering

Biscuits at Monell’s Nashville
Biscuits at Monell’s in Nashville, TN

If unable to make it into Monell’s this Thanksgiving Day, fear not — wow those visiting relatives at home with a takeout meal. Holiday feasts are now available for pre-order and include meat, three vegetables, salad, and dessert, plus a tough choice of yeast rolls or biscuits, peach preserves, and tea. Cost is $22.95 per person — available on a first come, first served basis.

Biscuits at Monell’s Nashville
Biscuits at Monell’s in Nashville, TN

Edley's Bar-B-Que

For anyone. who might actually be serving a crowd of at least 20 this year, Edley’s holiday catering offers a Thanksgiving meal including a turkey and 3 sides for $13 per person. Ordering information here.

Butchertown Hall

Butchertown Hall’s putting their 36 square-foot open fire hearth to good use this Thanksgiving. This year’s spread includes smoked turkey breast, wild mushroom brioche stuffing and macaroni and cheese.

*Be sure to place all orders at least 48 hours in advance of Thanksgiving by calling (615) 891-7181 . Pick-up is available on Wednesday 11/25 by 5 p.m.

Adele's

Adele’s offers Thanksgiving salads, turkey, stuffing, desserts, cocktails and more for preorder. All are served family style with reheat instructions included. Orders must be placed by 11/21. Pick up orders on November 25 from 3pm-8pm. Order online or call 615-988-9700.

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The Party Line

Julia Sullivan’s The Party Line is selling a full Thanksgiving Meal to feed 2-3 or 4-5. Appetizers are also available. Pickup or delivery on Tuesday, November 24. Meals run from $130 – $260, and order online here.

Saint Stephen

Feed up to 6 people with Saint Stephen’s savory dinner package — they’ve partnered with Giffords Bacon and Prime South Meat to bring you a standout Thanksgiving experience for $285.

*Orders must be placed by 11/22 by emailing hey@saintstephennash.com and picked up Thanksgiving Day between 9:30 am and 1 p.m. Delivery service is available for an additional fee.

The Continental at Grand Hyatt Nashville

Sean Brock’s newest Nashville restaurant and fine dining destination The Continental is doing it up for those who aren’t able to travel this year — with a whole dinner for one person available for curbside pickup. No plane ticket home due to the pandemic? Don’t want to talk about politics? Either way, the whole family on your virtual Zoom gathering will be envious of this stunning solo spread. $75 gets Jimmy Red cornbread stuffed turkey breast and confit leg presse, market greens gratin featuring mornay, potato puree, and black truffle jus, cranberry relish and two parker house rolls. Finish up with a slice of buttermilk pie and a slice of sweet potato pie.

*Tickets are available here on Resy.

 

STK Steakhouse

STK’s Nashville outpost is offering a meal for two, priced at $100. The meal includes roasted turkey breast with confit leg and cornbread stuffing and an array of traditional sides plus dessert.

Capitol Grille

For $65 per person, the Hermitage Hotel restaurant provides a full Thanksgiving meal with soups, salads, main courses, sides and desserts. Call 615-244-3121 or email events@thehermitagehotel.com to order! Pick up on Thursday 11/26 from 10am to 3pm.

Peg Leg Porker BBQ

Just for Thanksgiving, Peg Leg Porker is offering family meals that feed up to 15 people for $150 — featuring smoked whole turkey, two half pan of sides and one pie! They will also be offering a la carte sliced turkey and ham, sides, and desserts.

Orders should be placed by Thursday, November 19 for pickup from on Wednesday, November 25 by 6 pm.

Email your order to catering@peglegporker.com, or call 615-880-0031. Peg Leg Porker will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

 

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Downtown Nashville

Puckett’s [Official Photo]

Smoked turkeys, smoked spiraled ham, slow-smoked beef brisket, and cherry wood-smoked pulled pork are among protein options at multiple locations of Puckett’s. Add to all that smoke some cornbread dressing, corn pudding, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, and giblet gravy and you’ve scored a Thanksgiving feast that makes Grandma proud. Dessert diehards can argue over Puckett’s homemade pumpkin pie and maple pecan pie or their peach cobbler or pecan cobbler. The full menu is online and orders can be placed by phone at 615-770-2772 or in person. The deadline to place Thanksgiving catering orders is Saturday, November 21.

*Pickup begins November 23 through 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Puckett’s [Official Photo]

Juniper Green at the Fairlane Hotel

They’ve got everything but the turkey here — from sides and pies to snacks, cocktails, and heck, even centerpieces. Gluten free and vegan options are available. Orders must be in by November 19. All orders will be ready for curbside pickup or delivery (via Door Dash) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on November 25. Pickup is inside their popup location in The Fairlane Hotel — just pull up to the valet lane and let them know you’ve arrived.

Arnold's Country Kitchen

Music City’s essential meat-and-three peddles all the things for Turkey Day (except for a turkey): sugar-cured ham, roast beef, or beef brisket are the mains, alongside dressing, gravy, corn pudding, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Don’t even think about making an order without pie — choose from chocolate, spicy chocolate, chess, pecan, or chocolate chess. Pie shipping is also available Nationwide via Goldbelly.

Complete an order form and email to arnoldsmeatand3@gmail.com. Deadline for orders is November 19.

Gray & Dudley

To-go meals at the art-filled downtown hotel’s restaurant come $60 for prepped half turkeys, and add on sides and other goodies run extra. Complete the meals with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry jelly, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, or fried Brussels sprouts with onion jam. Dessert options include pecan cheese pie and a whole sweet potato cheesecake.

*Orders are due November 22 by 5 p.m. and will be ready for pickup on November 25.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

So maybe renowned pitmaster Pat Martin can’t come to your house for Thanksgiving, but that’d be a little awkward now wouldn’t it? Experience the next best thing by picking up smoked turkey, ham, brisket, or pork shoulder, accessorized in true Southern fashion with sides and pies form his own family’s bless-your-heart Southern recipes. Place orders by Monday, November 23 to pick-up a full Thanksgiving spread, packed and ready with reheat instructions.

*Pickups are available from Monday 11/23 through Saturday 11/28. Order online.

Chef’s Market

Turkey day offerings at the Goodlettsville spot range from $135 for four people to a swanky spread that’ll serve a dozen for $450. Order online here.

*Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 at noon and picked up by Wednesday, November 25 at 7 p.m.

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