Take a Break this Thanksgiving!
By Team Pogue
Whether you have a house full of people for Thanksgiving or the holiday “off” from family, it might be nice to have someone else do all of the work for a change!
Thanksgiving Dinner Out
More and more people are dining out on Thanksgiving Day. This year, over 24 restaurants are planning to be open in the Charlotte area on Thanksgiving Day. Many of the restaurants offer either a prix fixe or buffet Thanksgiving meal – most are fine dining establishments and almost all offer an adult as well as a child’s price.
Open Table’s website offers an updated list of restaurants planning to be open – many of the restaurants on the list have links for you to view the menus they plan to offer.
We know it seems early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, but most restaurants are already taking reservations. Be sure to call and make a reservation well in advance – most of these restaurants expect to have a full house on Thanksgiving Day!
If you want to stay close to home, you will want to make a reservation at The Gallery at the Ballantyne Resort (10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, 704-248-4100). This restaurant is one of our favorites in the area and they never disappoint! The Gallery will feature a traditional Thanksgiving feast from 11am until 3pm and will offer its regular menu as well as a traditional turkey dinner from 4:30pm until 9:00pm.
If you want to enjoy your meal at home but don’t want to do all of the preparation, order all or just part of your catered meal and pick it up ahead of time. Reheat, Serve and Relax!
Dean and Deluca at Southpark (6903 Phillips Place Court, 704-643-6868)
Menu is available in early October.Menu options will include turkey (cooked, uncooked, smoked or brined) and oven ready hams. Sides and sauces are available in quart sizes. Seasonal soups, appetizers, of course desserts are also offered. The catering manager suggests you plan to pick up your meal on Wednesday to avoid delays on Thanksgiving Day and to make sure you have everything you need ahead of time. The adjacent Dean and Deluca Wine Room is also open on Thanksgiving Day for limited hours if you want to have a quick meal out.
The Fresh Market (7625 Pineville Matthews Rd, 704-541-1882)
Traditional Thanksgiving main course and sides available. Menus available mid October.
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