Turkey to go: Local restaurants serving up carryout Thanksgiving feasts

Credit: Greg Lynch

Credit: Greg Lynch

Just like every other holiday that has taken place since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Thanksgiving Day is going to look much different this year. For many, Thanksgiving Day will not be spent with the entire family, but instead, with just immediate family or friends.

Even for those who plan on feasting on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving delicacies on the holiday, a stress-free approach is perhaps a bit more favorable this year. What does this stress-free approach look like, exactly? A pre-cooked Thanksgiving feast from a number of local restaurants.

For those who want to indulge in a delicious Thanksgiving feast without putting in any effort, we’ve come up with a Thanksgiving meal carryout guide. From the decadent turkey meal from The Golden Lamb in Lebanon to Cafe 1610′s vegan alternative, these are the area restaurants offering Thanksgiving carryout meals.

SEND US YOUR MENUS: We will continue to update this guide as more menus are available. Restaurants, send your Thanksgiving menus to Ashley.Moor@Coxinc.com.


Location: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville

More info: Website

Carvers is making it easy to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. This year, Carvers will be giving customers three ways to enjoy their signature Thanksgiving feast: A ready-to-heat meal, a hot and ready meal available via curbside pickup or a dine-in feast.

For those who want to embrace the tradition of preparing a meal at home, Carvers is offering a ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinner pack that includes turkey, house Caesar salad, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and cranberry sauce, a choice of soup or salad, baked bread and pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving meal serves four and costs $104. Customers must pick up their ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinner pack on or before Nov. 25.

For those who would rather pick up a pre-heated meal, Carvers offers customers a choice between the aforementioned dinner pack or individual meals.

The following items will be available as options for the pre-heated Thanksgiving feast:

  • First Course: A choice between Smokey Butternut Squash Soup, Spinach Salad, Classic Caesar Salad or Romaine Salad
  • Second Course: A choice between Traditional Turkey Dinner ($26), Carvers Signature Turkey Dinner ($28), Carvers Prime Rib Dinner ($30) or Grilled Ham Steak Dinner ($25)
  • Third Course: Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie
  • Each Thanksgiving Feast comes with cornbread stuffing, red-skin mashed potatoes, rich creamy turkey gravy, brown sugar glazed carrots and a jellied cranberry sauce.

For the full menu, detailing other special options that will be available to purchase as individual, pre-heated or dine-in Thanksgiving meals, visit Carvers' website.

Customers will need to place their orders for the pre-heated Thanksgiving feast option on or before Wednesday, Nov. 25. The meals will be picked up on Thanksgiving Day.

On Thanksgiving Day, Carvers will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant will be serving the Thanksgiving Feast (or the pre-heated Thanksgiving Feast mentioned previously) and other special Thanksgiving meals, along with the regular dinner menu, all day long.

To place your order for a Thanksgiving Feast, call Carvers at 937-433-7099.

🦃The Golden Lamb

Location: 27 S. Broadway St., Lebanon

More info: Website

Every year since Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1870, The Golden Lamb has served a Thanksgiving feast to its guests — and this year the tradition will continue on, despite (and perhaps, especially because of) the global pandemic. This year, The Golden Lamb will be offering a Thanksgiving feast either by dine-in service or through their Take & Bake option, which will allow customers a chance to prepare the restaurant’s meals on their own in the comfort of their own homes.

The Take & Bake meal will be available for pickup between 1-7 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 25 and serves approximately four to six adults. The Golden Lamb’s Thanksgiving feast is $139, with the option of a second meat add-on, the 24-ounce Chateau Briand of Beef, Cabernet Reduction, for an additional $69.

These meals contain the following Thanksgiving treats:

  • Legendary Sauerkraut Balls with Cocktail Sauce
  • Golden Lamb Romaine Wedge Salad: Fresh romaine lettuce, candied pecans, green apples, smoked cheddar cheese and creamy balsamic dressing
  • Slow Roasted Turkey Breast: Sliced and ready to heat and serve
  • 2-Day Turkey Gravy
  • Herb-Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Sage-Sausage & Apple Stuffing
  • Fall Vegetable Succotash: Sweet corn, lima beans, carrots, green beans, bell peppers, onions, garlic and parsley
  • Cranberry-Orange Chutney
  • Yeast Rolls & Apple Butter
  • Fresh-Baked Whole Pumpkin Pie

The Golden Lamb will be offering its Thanksgiving Day Menu for dine-in service on Thanksgiving Day. For those who can’t make it to the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, but still want to indulge in Thanksgiving-inspired fare, the Golden Lamb Roast Turkey dinner is always on the menu. Those who wish to dine at the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day must make a reservation by calling 513-932-5065. Additionally, customers should be calling this number to place their Take & Bake orders.

🦃Dewberry 1850

Location: 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

More info: Instagram

The chef at Dewberry 1850 will be offering a family-style carryout Thanksgiving meal for only $22 per person. To order the meal, visit eventbrite.com or call the restaurant at 937-223-1000. Upon ordering your meal, you will be asked to pick a particular time, between 2-4:30 p.m., in which to pick up your meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Dewberry 1850′s Thanksgiving Day meal will consist of the following items:

  • Starters: Tossed garden salad with ranch and balsamic and tomato bisque
  • Main course: Carved turkey with traditional gravy
  • Sides: Cornbread dressing, green bean casserole with mushroom, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, local honey roasted sweet potato, fresh cranberry relish and rolls and butter
  • Desserts: Your choice of caramel apple pie, pecan pie or pumpkin pie

Customers can also add a bottle of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot or cabernet sauvignon for an additional $34.

🦃Cafe 1610

Location: 521 Wayne Ave., Dayton

More info: Facebook

Especially during the holiday season, sticking to a vegan or even vegetarian diet can be tough. It’s this difficulty that has inspired the newest vegan addition to the community, Cafe 1610, to create a vegan version of the Thanksgiving feast.

From now and through Nov. 20, customers can order their vegan Thanksgiving feast from Cafe 1610. The vegan feast will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to noon.

This vegan Thanksgiving feast will consist of the following items:

  • Roasted Bourbon Glazed Tofu
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes
  • Black-eyed Peas
  • Greens
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Cornbread
  • Mini Sweet Potato Pies and Pecan Pies are also available as dessert options

A single plate with every item costs $25 and individual sides that serve up to five people cost $25 each and $20 for three or more sides. Call the restaurant at (937) 815-1610 to place your order.

🦃Brock Masterson’s Catering

Location: 446 Patterson Rd., Dayton

More info: Facebook

Brock Masterson’s Catering in Dayton is also serving up a delicious, effortless Thanksgiving dinner for customers to reheat and serve on the holiday. The Thanksgiving dinner serves four and can be ordered by calling the catering business at 937-298-1234, texting at 937-701-8926 or reaching out on the company’s Facebook Messenger.

Brock Masterson’s Catering Thanksgiving meal consists of the following items:

  • Oven Roasted Turkey (white and dark meat, sliced/pulled)
  • Giblet Gravy
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Praline Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Seasoned Green Beans
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Artisan Rolls and whipped butter

The Thanksgiving meal is $99, and customers can add a pecan pie for $13 and charcuterie board for $35. Customers can pick up their meals between 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Staff members will bring the meal out to your car.

🦃The Florentine

Location: 21 W. Market St., Germantown

More info: Website

The Florentine Restaurant in Germantown will be serving their annual Thanksgiving Buffet for dine-in service and curbside pickup this year on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The dine-in and carryout Thanksgiving Buffet will consist of the following menu items:

  • Entrée: Traditional Roasted Turkey or Ham
  • Sides: Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Corn Pudding, Sweet Potato with Marshmallow Topping, Cole Slaw, Cranberry Sauce, Roll with Butter
  • Dessert: Seasonal Pie

Reservations are required, and carryout guests must indicate whether they want a turkey or ham dinner. The dine-in buffet is $24.99 per adult and $10.99 for children eight years of age or younger. Curbside pickup is $20.99. Beverages are not included in the cost of the buffet. To reserve your dine-in or carryout Thanksgiving Buffet from The Florentine, give the restaurant a call at (937) 855-7759.

🦃Bob Evans

Location: Multiple locations throughout the Miami Valley.

More info: Website | Facebook

This year, Bob Evans will be launching a new Thanksgiving initiative that allows their guests to send a virtual hug (but real Thanksgiving food) straight to the doorstep of a loved one with just a few simple clicks. Customers can choose from multiple Homestyle Hug options, including the Farmhouse Feast, a complete holiday meal-to-go that’s ready to heat and serve, a hot Family Meal to Go that serves up to six or an individual meal.

When it comes to the Farmhouse Feast, one can choose between the Premium Farmhouse Feast, consisting of both slow-roasted turkey and hickory-smoked ham that serves eight to 10 people or the Farmhouse Feast centered around turkey or ham, which serve a smaller group of four to eight people.

The Farmhouse Feast offers a combination of these Thanksgiving-inspired sides:

  • Bread and Celery Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Green Beans with Ham
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Fresh-baked Rolls
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Double-crust Apple Pie

The Premium Farmhouse Feast will set you back $124.99. Additionally, the Farmhouse Feast with ham costs $54.99 for four people and $84.99 for eight people, while the Farmhouse Feast with Turkey costs $59.99 for four people and $89.99 for eight people. These feasts can be ordered by calling their local restaurant, visiting Bob Evans' website or by stopping by a Bob Evans restaurant to place an order before Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Farmhouse Feast will be available via curbside pickup, carryout or delivery through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Already have your Thanksgiving meal plans set in stone? Bob Evans will also be offering their Farmhouse Feast for holiday celebrations through Jan. 4.

If you’re not looking to spend money on an entire Thanksgiving feast, Bob Evans also offers Family Meals To Go that include a variety of homestyle meal options, including their new hand-breaded fried chicken, slow-roasted turkey, salads, fork-tender pot roast and more. Most of the Family Meals serve up to six people and prices start as low as $4.99 per person.

🦃Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Locations: 900 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Washington Township and 5152 Merten Dr., Mason

More info: Website

For those who prefer pasta over turkey, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is serving up their Italian-inspired Family Bundles and catering packages that feature fully prepared meals that all of your holiday guests can enjoy together.

Carrabba’s Family Bundles start at $34.99, serve up to five guests and come with fresh salad and bread. Customers can choose between the following Family Bundle options:

  • Lasagne: Pasta layered with their pomodoro sauce, meat sauce, ricotta, Romano and mozzarella cheese.
  • Chicken Parmesan: Coated with Mama Mandola’s breadcrumbs, sautéed and topped with their pomodoro sauce, Romano and mozzarella. Served with choice of penne pomodoro, garlic mashed potatoes or sauteed broccoli.
  • Salmon Saporito: Wood grilled with their signature seasoning and topped with jumbo lump crab meat, lemon butter, diced tomatoes, spinach and basil. Served with a choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Penne Pomodoro or Sautéed Broccoli.

Although Carrabba’s will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurants will be giving customers an option to purchase a meal crafted from the chain’s catering team, which can be delivered right to your door or picked up at the restaurant before or after the holiday. Customers can choose from a selection of pasta specialties, chicken, side dishes, desserts and more. In fact, customers can build an entire Thanksgiving meal with Carrabba’s create-your-own packages or popular bundles that serve 10 or more. For those who are serving up a holiday dinner to a much smaller crowd this year, Carrabba’s also offers individually-packaged meals.

The restaurant chain will also be offering gift cards this holiday season, available for purchase now through Dec. 31. Those who purchase $50 in Carrabba’s gift cards will receive a $10 bonus card. Additionally, customers who purchase $50 worth of gift cards on Nov. 27 and 28 will receive two $10 bonus cards. These bonus cards will be valid from Jan. 1 through Feb. 7. Gift cards can be purchased online or in the restaurant.

Place your Thanksgiving meal order by visiting Carrabba’s website, where you will be able to choose between delivery or car-side carryout.

🦃Rob’s Restaurant & Catering

Location: 705 Arlington Rd., Brookville

More info: Website

Rob’s Restaurant and Catering in Brookville will also be taking orders for their carryout Thanksgiving Feast through Nov. 24.

Their Thanksgiving Feast consists of the following items:

  • Turkey and Dressing
  • Ham
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Salad
  • Rolls and Butter

The Thanksgiving Feast is $39.99 for four servings, $59.99 for six servings and $79.99 for eight servings. Desserts like apple dumplings, carrot cake and pies (pumpkin, cherry, apple, chocolate cream, coconut cream and peanut butter) can also be purchased for an additional $12 per dessert.

Place your carryout order by calling Rob’s Restaurant at 937-833-3310.

🦃El Meson

Locations: 903 E. Dixie Dr., West Carrollton

More info: Website | Facebook

El Meson will be serving up several of their classic Thanksgiving-worthy meals just in time for the holiday season. These nontraditional Thanksgiving staples can be pre-ordered on El Meson’s website and be picked up as hot and ready curbside meals.

Guests can choose between the following Thanksgiving meal options:

  • Tequila Marinated Turkey
  • Steak Encebollado
  • Barramundi Fish Filets
  • Garbanzos con Espinosa (Vegetarian)
  • Arroz con Pollo

Each entrée option comes with the Cranberry Jalapeno Salad on Greens, Three Root Mash, Roasted Mexican Corn, Chorizo Stuffing and Butterscotch Pumpkin Bars. Customers can also add a signature cocktail or two to their orders. A kid-friendly menu is also available. The prices of each meal varies depending on the entrée choice.

🦃Rich Taste Catering

Location: 140 W. 3rd St., Dayton

More info: Website | Facebook

Rich Taste Catering will be serving up a special Thanksgiving menu and individual meals. Orders can be placed by emailing info@richtastecatering.com with your order information by Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. Meals will be picked up via curbside pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

This year, Rich Taste Catering’s holiday menu will allow guests to mix and match with the following options:

  • Cornbread Dressing: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Southern Style Green Beans: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Tangy Collard Greens: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé: Half pan is $30 and full pan is $50
  • Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast: Full pan is $55
  • Roasted Chicken with Vegetables: Full pan is $60
  • Glazed Ham: Full pan is $55
  • Sweet Tea: $6 for one gallon
  • Strawberry Lemon: $6 for one gallon

The Family Meals will consist of the following menu items, along with three sides of your choice (customers will choose two meats):

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Glazed Ham
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Lemonade or Sweet Tea

A Family Meal that feeds four to six people is $90, while a meal that feeds 10-12 people is $150 and one that feeds 20-25 people is $325.


Location: 400 E Fifth St., Dayton

More info: Website

Salar Restaurant and Lounge is offering a Thanksgiving carryout menu that can be purchased the evening before the holiday.

Customers can enjoy a feast for two that comes with the option for additional appetizers, wine and cocktails.

Each Thanksgiving carryout meal is $68, with the option of adding on extras at an additional cost. The fully cooked family-style meal includes the following items:

  • Oven roasted and marinated turkey, includes dark and white meat.
  • Spinach, cognac and crème de cassis tri-color turkey rotolo.
  • Sweet potato puree topped with torched coconut and smoked salt.
  • Middle Eastern rice with nuts and raisins.
  • Choice of roasted Brussels sprouts topped with baked prosciutto and caramelized pecans in orange brown butter OR Roasted French green beans topped with toasted almonds and bacon bits in lemon brown butter.
  • Pumpkin Croustillant

Add-ons available at an additional cost:

  • Flambé shrimp and Mexican chorizo in aji panca sofrito served with half baguette ($16)
  • Mixed green salad, organic greens and goat cheese with a pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette ($15)
  • Wines: Zardetto Prosecco Magnum, Italy ($35 per bottle), Flowers Chardonnay, Sonoma ($46 per bottle), Titus Vineyards Bordeaux Blend ($37 per bottle) and Begonia Sangria, Spain (comes with diced fruit) ($25 per bottle).
  • Cocktails: Violet & Lavender, R&R and La Pasion, each at $18.75 per cocktail.

The Thanksgiving meal for two from Salar can be ordered by calling the restaurant at 937-321-4384. The carryout meal will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 4-8 p.m.

🦃Company 7 BBQ

Location: 1001 S. Main St., Englewood

More info: Website

As an ode to Company 7 BBQ’s most popular entrees, the restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu includes an assortment of meats and sides.

Customers will be able to choose among the following meats on the Thanksgiving menu:

  • Bone-in-Spiral Sliced Half Ham: Smoked low and slow with signature Company 7 rub. Average Ham is 15 lbs. and serves 15-20. ($5.50/lb)
  • Boneless Whole Ham: The same slow and low cooking with signature Company 7 rub, but no bone and no waste. Average Ham is 12 lbs. and serves 15-20. ($6.50/lb)
  • Boneless Whole Turkey Breast: Slow smoked and seasoned with Company 7 rub. Average Turkey is 9.5 lbs. and serves 15-20. ($6.20/lb)

The ham and turkey can be slowly reheated at about 250 degrees for five minutes per pound. The serving temperature should be approximately 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sausage, meat loaf and other meats on Company 7′s menu can also be purchased by the pound. Consult the restaurant’s main menu for pricing inquiries.

The following sides will also be available for purchasing by the pan, quart, pint or individual serving:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Beef Brisket Gravy
  • Fried Apples
  • Sweet Hawaiian-style rolls
  • Cornbread
  • Triple Chocolate Cake
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Oreo Pie
  • Side salad with choice of salad dressing: Ranch, Fat Free Ranch, Blue Cheese, French, Thousand Island, Creamy Caesar, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Fat Free Italian
  • Company 7 Saratoga Chips
  • Cole Slaw
  • Applesauce
  • Baked Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Collard Greens
  • Macaroni & Cheese

The hot sides can be slowly reheated at about 250 degrees Fahrenheit for around 15 minutes per quart.

To order a Thanksgiving feast from Company 7 BBQ, call the restaurant at 937-836-2777. Holiday orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, and can be picked up any time before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.


Location: 4432 Walnut St., Dayton

More info: Website

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will be serving up a three-course dinner for the entire family that includes a starter, an entree and sides and desserts. The restaurant will be offering Thanksgiving feasts for families of four, five, six and seven, with their Herb-Roasted Turkey, Petite Filet Mignon and Prime Bone-In Ribeye serving as the centerpieces. The sides include Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Onions and Cinnamon-Orange Infused Cranberry Sauce. Fleming’s Thanksgiving carryout family meals vary from $180 to $315.

For those who are expecting to host a larger crowd for Thanksgiving, Fleming’s will also be selling larger portions of their Herb-Roasted Turkey, sides and desserts that serve up to 12 people.

Orders must be placed by Nov. 24 by visiting Fleming’s website or calling the restaurant at 937-320-9548. Then, orders can be picked up from Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 26.

🦃Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Credit: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Credit: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Location: 3500 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg and 5705 Deerfield Blvd., Mason

More info: Website

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is serving up a few holiday-inspired initiatives this year, like their brand new Thanksgiving Feast and holiday gift card promotion.

Customers can expect the following menu items to be featured in Firebird Wood Fired Grill Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Choice between a Turkey Feast or Prime Rib Feast
  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce
  • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
  • Corn Bread Dressing
  • Spiced Pecan Green Beans
  • Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Bread and whipped butter
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Turkey Feast will need to be finished in the oven, and will include easy-to-follow cooking instructions. The Rib Feast will be uncooked at the time of pickup, and will also include easy-to-follow cooking instructions.

The Firebirds Thanksgiving Feast is available in serving sizes of four to six or 10-12, starting at $139.95. Customers must pre-order their Thanksgiving Feast by Nov. 21, and pick up the meal on Tuesday, Nov. 24 or Wednesday, Nov. 25. Firebirds will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

And, if you’re looking to get ahead on your holiday shopping, Wood Fired Grill will also be offering a special holiday gift card promotion. For every $100 in gift cards purchased in the restaurant or online, guests will receive $20 in bonus gift cards. This offer will be valid through Dec. 31, while bonus cards will be valid between Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

🦃Roost Modern Italian

Location: 524 E. 5th St., Dayton

More info: Website

Roost Modern Italian in Dayton is serving up several fine-dining Thanksgiving alternatives this year.

The Italian restaurant will be serving up the following Thanksgiving entree options. The turkey options feed up to six; the short rib roast feeds two to three:

  • Lemon and Thyme Pasture Raised Bowman & Landes Turkey Airline Breast ($75)
  • Turkey “Porchetta” Stuffed with Sage and Rosemary Focaccia ($85)
  • Turkey “Porchechetta” with Tuscan Stuffing ($85)
  • Turkey “Porchetta” with Cranberries, Apple and Sage ($85)
  • Short Rib Roast with Pistachio, Garlic and Citrus Crust ($48)
  • Short Rib Roast with Chili, Citrus and Saltine Crust ($48)
  • Short Rib Roast with Garlic and Black Pepper Focaccia Crust ($48)

The feast will also include the following side item options:

  • Traditional Thanksgiving Dressing
  • Traditional Herb Turkey Gravy
  • Sage and Sausage Focaccia Dressing
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Cavatappi Mac 'n Cheese
  • Boursin Whipped Yukons
  • Haricot Vert with Frizzled Leeks
  • Cranberry Walnut Relish with Sultanas
  • Sweet Potato Puree with Brown Butter and Pecans
  • Toasted Farro with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter
  • Desserts from Ashley’s Bakery

Thanksgiving feasts from Roost Modern Italian can be ordered online and picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 5-9 p.m.

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