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Fake It Thanksgiving Dishes and Dinners

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Here are some suggestions for Take-Out and Dine-In Thanksgiving meals.

Take-out: Value Options (Under $10/person)

Boston Market

Host a no-stress holiday with their Gourmet Heat and Serve Banquets.

Heat and Serve Banquets  include your choice of a Whole Turkey, Spiral-sliced Ham or Boneless Turkey Breast,  Mashed  Potatoes, Vegetable Stuffing, Cranberry Walnut Relish, gravy, cornbread and holiday pies.  The side items are also available a la carte. You pick it up chilled, take it home, heat for 2 hours and serve!   Complete banquets start  at  $7.08 per person.  Essentials banquets start at $5.42 per person. 


We Roast, You Boast! Some of their options include: The Select Package for $44.99 which serves 4 – 6 people,  the Signature Package for $79.99 which serves 10 – 12 people, the Combination Package for $79.99 which serves 10 – 12 people and the Premium Package for $109.99 which serves 10 – 12 people. A la carte/side items include Cornbread Dressing,  Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin/Pecan Pie and much more! To to their online menu and call 1-800-GO-LUBY’s to reserve your order.

Tom Thumb

Let Tom Thumb do your cooking.  Their packages include their  Turkey Dinner which serves 6 – 8 people for $39.99 (club price), their Spiral Ham Dinner (serves 6 – 8) for $49.99 (club price) and their Prime Rib Dinner which serves 4 – 5 for $64.99 (club price). Some of the side items are Stuffing, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Homestyle Turkey Gravy, Holiday Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie and more! Add $5 if you aren’t a Tom Thumb Club member. Just heat and serve!  Call 1-888-358-7328 to order.

Take-out:  Mid-Range Options (Around $15/person)

Breadwinners Café

Holiday dinner made easy! Roast Turkey Breast or Cider Glazed Ham served with Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, Sage or Cornbread Stuffing, Homemade Gravy, Creamed Corn, Cranberry Sauce and rolls for $16.96 per person.  Sides, gravy pies and cakes are also available a la carte. View the Holiday Dinner Menu on their site for more information.

Market Street

From the traditional roasted turkey to the more extravagant prime rib and all your favorite sides, Market Street has everything your holiday guests expect. There’s a Roasted Turkey dinner or a Turkey Breast dinner that serve 8-10 for $84.99, a Spiral Glazed Ham dinner that serves 8-10 for $89.99 and a Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib dinner that serves 4-6 people for $89.99. The dinners come with their homemade, house recipe side dishes that you can also buy a la carte including Cranberry Relish with Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Pecans & Coconut, Home Style Cornbread Dressing, Country Style Green Beans, White Cheddar & Sage Mashed Potatoes, Praline Sweet Potatoes and more. See the menu on their website and contact your local Market Street to place your order.

La Madeline

La Madeline is offering three Turkey Dinner packages in addition to a la carte side dishes.   Their Turkey Dinner package that serves up to 4 people is $65, the package that serves up to 8 people is $95 and the package that serves up to 12 people is $150. They include Turkey, Stuffing, Vegetables, Rolls and your choice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie. Call your nearest La Madeline to place your order.

Whole Foods Market

Whether you’re hosting two or twenty, leave the holiday cooking to us so you can enjoy less stress and less mess. Their complete meal packages include a main dish plus sides like Classic Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy and Cranberry-Mandarin Orange Relish at a value price. A Classic Turkey dinner is $59.99 for 4 guests and $79.99 for 6–8 guests.  There are many other many other choices including Maple-Orange Glazed Spiral Ham, Herb-Encrusted Tenderloin of Beef, a Vegan Holiday Dinner and a Hanukkah Dinner. 

Take-out: Splurge Options (Around $20/person)

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Celebration Restaurant

Please place orders 3 business hours before your desired pickup time. You can choose from Cajun Fried Turkey Breast, Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast, Rosemary Roasted Bone-In Turkey or Cajun Bone-In Turkey.  Your feast comes with Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage, Fresh Green Beans Amandine, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, Rolls and your choice of several pies.  A Thanksgiving feast that feeds 5 – 8 people runs $110 – $130, one that feeds 10 – 12 people runs $220 – $240.  Individual pies are $15 and a la carte  side dishes range from $5.95 to $35.

Central Market

Take a heaping helping of stress off your plate this season. Simply order one of their delicious holiday meals prepared from scratch by the Central Market chefs using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Traditional Turkey Dinner serves 6-8 people for $129.99. You can size it down to serve 4-6 people for $99.99. They also have a Five-Glazed Ham Dinner that serves 6-8 people for $89.99. There’s an Herb-Roasted Rib-eye dinner for $159.99 (6-8 people) and a Vegetarian dinner that serves 4 for $69.99.   Some of the side items include Cornbread Dressing, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans Amandine, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and more. You can also purchase side dish packages, a la carte sides, pies, appetizers and much more.

Dine-in: Value Options

Golden Corral

Golden Corral has special Thanksgiving and Christmas hours. Buffet with Turkey, Dressing, Potatoes, Pie and more. Hours vary per location.


Thanksgiving is one of their busiest days of the year!  Come in and eat Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Pie and more w/o doing dishes.

Dine-in: Splurge Options

Legacy Town Center Marriott

Thanksgiving Brunch with Peel and Eat Shrimp, a Lobster Ravioli Station, Beef Carpaccio along with the traditional Turkey, Southern Stuffing with Pears and Fresh Sage, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and too much more to mention here! Adults: $39.95; Senior Citizens $31.95; Children 3-13 yrs $18.95; Under 3 yrs free For reservations, please call  972-473-6444  972-473-6444

Gaylord Texan

This year, guests will enjoy numerous buffets offering chilled salads, smoked fish, sushi, crab and shrimp. Glazed ham, roasted turkey with sage dressing, and other slow-cooked meats will be carved to order. Adults:  $65; Children 6 -12:  $25; Children 5 and under:  Free with adult purchase.

The Warwick Melrose Hotel

Their buffet includes Roasted Fresh Herb Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Traditional Cornbread and Herb Stuffing, Garlic Whipped Potatoes, and much more.  Adults: $55 per person,  Children 5yrs.-12yrs. $24, Children under the age of five free. For Reservations, Please Call:  (214) 224-3152  (214) 224-3152

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Lisa Pineau     is a mom to one daughter.  Lisa was a Computer Programmer for 20 years and met her husband on the job.  She now works in bookkeeping, administrative tasks and computers.  Lisa enjoys music, movies, her two Maltese and carting her middle-schooler from one event to another.  Lisa also enjoys trying different restaurants in the area and a few too many reality tv shows.


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