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November 7, 2023

Where to dine in or order takeout for Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Celebrate your holiday with a restaurant meal


By Ebony L. Morman

Port City Club by David Burke is one of many restaurants around town offering Thanksgiving dinner. Photo courtesy

We’re already on the cusp of celebrating another Thanksgiving. Whether you want to dine-in at a local restaurant or order takeout to enjoy at home with family, Charlotte restaurants and shops have you covered for dinner and dessert. This year, the list includes options such as pumpkin spiced corn pudding, lobster dumplings, shucked oysters, spiced bourbon apple pie, and more. 

Dine in

Church and Union, Uptown 
The three-course, prix-fixe menu includes roasted cauliflower soup, sauteed brussel sprouts, salmon, turkey two ways, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, gingerbread layer cake, and more. $65 per person and $30 for children 12 and under. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Make reservations online

Napa on Providence, Eastover
The three-course menu includes spiced butternut squash bisque, roasted root vegetable salad, farro risotto, filet mignon, apple tarte tatin, pumpkin pie, and more. $50+. Á la carte sides, such as whipped potato puree, brussel sprouts, and more are available for an additional cost. Make a reservation online

The Fox & The Falcon by David Burke, SouthPark
The á la carte menu includes burrata cheese and burnt orange salad, lobster dumplings, roasted duck breast, ginger and pepper crusted salmon, pumpkin creme brûlee, apple crisp, and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a reservation online

La Belle Helene, Uptown
The three-course, prix-fixe menu includes roasted pumpkin soup, roasted turkey, pappardelle bolognese, a croissant basket, green bean almondine, spiced pumpkin cake, and more. $75 per person and $30 for children 12 and under. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Make reservations online

Port City Club by David Burke, Cornelius 
The Thanksgiving celebration includes a three-course, prix fixe meal with options such as tuna tartare tacos, butternut squash ravioli, pan-roast chicken, pan-seared flounder, pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. $59 per person and $28 per child 10 and under. Make reservations online

Steak 48, SouthPark
Steak 48 will have special expanded hours on Thanksgiving, opening from 12-9 p.m. The full menu will be served, as well as holiday staples. Items include turkey, fresh herb steakhouse stuffing, whipped praline sweet potato, pumpkin pie, and more. Reservations can be made online and by calling the restaurant at (980) 580-4848. 

Takeout/Catering

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Huntersville
Thanksgiving pies are 9 inches and include granny’s apple, nanny’s pecan, spiced pumpkin, chocolate chess, and more. Gluten-free options are available. $30-$33. Thumbprint and cloud cookies are also available for pre-order. $12-$15. Order online

Catch On Seafood Market 
Joyce Farms fresh turkeys are available for order in two sizes 11-16 pounds and 16-21 pounds. $9.99 per pound. $100 deposit is required. Delivery is on Nov. 21. To order, send an email to shop@catchonseafood.com

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, LoSo
The Thanksgiving menu includes roasted garlic mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, classic stuffing, fresh baked dinner rolls, spiced bourbon apple pie, and more. Most items serve 6-8 people, except cranberry sauce and dessert. Pick up and delivery are available. Pick up times are on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Place orders online by Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. 

Copain, SouthPark
The Thanksgiving menu includes pickled shrimp cocktail, smoked trout dip, smoked turkey breast, slow-roasted NY strip, sweet potato casserole, Southern-style green beans, pumpkin pie, coconut cake, and more. $20+. Feeds 4-6 people. Place orders online by Nov. 18. Pick up starts on Nov. 18 and ends on Nov. 21.  

Fern Flavors from the Garden, Dilworth
Enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving with dishes from Fern, including holiday classics like mac and cheese, stuffing, and candied sweet potatoes, as well as a Sherpherd’s pie. Dishes range in serving size from 2 to 6 and cost $14 to $30. Order online by Nov. 16 for delivery or pickup.

Harper’s Restaurant, SouthPark
Thanksgiving plates menu options include roasted turkey breast, honey ham, mac and cheese with Ritz crackers, deep dish apple pie, and more. $35 per person. Pick up on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 704-366-6688 to reserve your Thanksgiving dinner by Nov. 21. Turkeys on the run includes fresh, whole turkey hens and á la carte sides and desserts, such as corn bread stuffing, squash casserole, chocolate pecan pie, and more. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19. Pick up on Thanksgiving day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Leah & Louise, Camp North End
Purchase your protein — smoked lamb shank or roasted chicken — with your selection of sides, including smoked mushroom and tomato braised collards, sweet potato fingerlings with sorghum and mustard glaze, and three-cheese mac and cheese. Sides $25-$35, proteins $40-$60.  Order online for pick up at Leah & Louise.

Midwood Smokehouse, multiple locations 
Menu options include hickory smoked wings, whole smoked turkey, spiral cut boneless ham, chopped pork, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, banana pudding, and more. Place orders online by Nov. 17 and pick up by Nov. 22. 

Milk Glass Pie, Uptown
Thanksgiving pie options include brown butter apple pie with salted brown sugar crumble, maple pecan pie, sorghum custard pie, and more. $40-$48. Pick up is on Nov. 22. Place orders online

Noble Smoke, Enderly Park
The family feast includes sliced turkey, gravy, mac and cheese, green beans, sweet potato puree, and more. Serves 6-8. $275. Á la carte items include maple brown sugar smoked ham, whole pork butt, chopped pork, pan fried corn, broccoli salad, banana pudding, fried hand pies, and more. Order online by Nov. 16. 

Patrick’s Gourmet Catering, Oak Forest
Menu options include shrimp cocktail, butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, tiramisu, and more. $68+ per person. Orders must be placed by Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. Pick up is Nov. 22 from 2-5 p.m. and Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Place orders online

Reid’s Fine Foods, multiple locations
The holiday menu includes free range turkey, beef tenderloin, shucked oysters, classic herb stuffing, sweet fingerling potatoes, New England clam chowder, classic deviled eggs, cinnamon sweet rolls, 12-layer caramel cake, chocolate pecan pie, and more. Pick up dates are Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Place orders online by Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. Orders placed after this time are subject to availability. 

Renaissance Patisserie, SouthPark
Menu options include classic oven roasted turkey breast, French green beans with roasted shallots, orange cranberry relish, and more. Each dinner will be packed with a choice of bread, salad, soup, and pie. The family pack for four is $199 and for six is $279. Á la carte items include cherry pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin yule log, and more. Place orders online at least two days in advance. 

Salted Melon, South End
The holiday menu options include turkey, tenderloin, mashed potatoes, classic herb stuffing, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and more. Orders must be placed before Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. Pick up Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Order online

Sweet Lew’s BBQ, Belmont 
The Thanksgiving menu includes a Bell and Evans smoked turkey, smoked Atlantic salmon, smoked brisket, pumpkin spiced corn pudding, sausage dressing, barbecue boiled potatoes, peach cobbler, key lime pie, and more. $15-$180. Place orders online

Wentworth and Fenn, Camp North End
Pie offerings include traditional pumpkin pie, chocolate fudge pie, bourbon-apple crumb pie, and toffee-pecan pie. $40. Pick up is on Nov. 22. To place orders, email sam@wentworthandfenn.com. Pastries, breads, and rolls are first come first serve. 

Yafo Kitchen, multiple locations
Á la carte menu options include shawarma turkey, holiday rice, greek stuffing, Turkish street corn, and more. Feeds 8-10 people. Place orders online by Nov. 19. Orders must be picked up on Nov. 22. 

Your Farms Your Table, West Charlotte 
A five-course meal will be offered with options such as rock shrimp, a roasted butternut squash hummus kit, kale salad, smoked cheddar mac and cheese, brioche rolls, pumpkin spice tarts, cinnamon apple bundt cake, and more. Dinner for eight guests is $480 and for 2 guests it’s $160. The lasagna tray feeds 12 for $125. Available for pick up only at City Kitch on Nov. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. Order online

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