These restaurants make Thanksgiving dinner a breeze

By: Katie Goncalves | November 15, 2022

Thanksgiving Turkey at Rugby Grille

The biggest meal of the year is quickly approaching and there’s no question that preparing a Thanksgiving feast requires a lot of planning. Everything from grocery shopping to cooking times has to be accounted for. Even if you don’t make the whole meal yourself, organizing others to bring dishes can certainly be a pain. What if you decided to make things easier on yourself this year and leave the cooking to the experts? There are so many places in Metro Detroit offering Thanksgiving dinners for dine-in and to-go, all you have to worry about is making a reservation or placing an order.

Thanksgiving To-Go

FOLK Detroit

1701 Trumbull, Detroit

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This festive and seasonal harvest dinner from FOLK Detroit is complete with ingredients that are local and responsibly sourced. The trick here is that you still have to do most of the cooking, but each piece is ready to go into the oven or on the stove. You can also pick up whole pies and butter boards for your dinner. 

Stage Deli 

6873 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield 

If you’re looking to feed a crowd, Stage Deli makes it simple with their Thanksgiving Dinner for 8. Turkey and sides are enough for eight people with the option to add appetizers and desserts. This dinner is only available for online ordering.

Oak & Reel

2921 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit

Oak & Reel, voted Detroit’s best restaurant of 2022, is offering two sizes of a traditional Thanksgiving meal to go. Choose from a half turkey that feeds 4-6 people or a whole turkey that feeds 8-12 people. Each order comes with sides like stuffing and brussels sprouts. Dessert can be added on as well. 

LaLa’s Too 

529 West Main Street, Brighton

Since LaLa’s is already one of the best in the game for to-go meals, you know their Thanksgiving offerings are going to be fantastic. You can choose from individually portioned meals or enough to feed the whole family. These takeout options are only available by preorder and must be submitted by November 17. 

Dine-In Thanksgiving 

Rugby Grille 

100 Townsend Street, Birmingham 

This complete five-course meal at Rugby Grille includes everything you could ever want and then some on Thanksgiving. While they have the requisite turkey with classic sides, they also offer gnocchi, cioppino, and a squash and lentil salad as entree options. The price starts at $125 per person and they have an a la carte kids menu. 

The Whitney 

4421 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the iconic Whitney Mansion. Their three-course meal features a traditional main course with turkey, green beans, and white cheddar whipped potatoes. You’ll definitely want to grab a reservation for this Detroit classic soon!

Camp Ticonderoga

5725 Rochester Road, Troy

Camp Ticonderoga will be open Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving a limited version of their daily menu plus a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations are required for Thanksgiving day. If you feel like staying in, you can also call and order a meal to go.

Carlyle Grill 

3660 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor

Open Thanksgiving day with a limited menu, Carlyle Grill is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and all the sides. If you don’t feel like turkey, you can substitute salmon or steak for an additional charge. 

Ernie’s Grill

16655 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township 

Ernie’s Grill is back again for its grand buffet featuring more than 65 items. Ernie’s is also offering individual Thanksgiving dinners for curbside pickup. The deadline to order is November 22 and all orders must be prepaid.