Where to find Thanksgiving dinner in Chattanooga

Our favorite dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving dinner this year, plus local ingredients. 🦃

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Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine-in + carry-out for Thanksgiving dinner.

We are totally falling for these local options for mashed potatoes, yams, and pumpkin pie — plus, we break down where to get local ingredients for those rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen this holiday. What could be butter? (Sorry, are our puns too corny? 🌽)

🍗 Where to dine-in:

Puckett’s Thanksgiving Day Family Style Meal, 2 W. Aquarium Way | Open Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pig out on an all-you-can-eat meal with starters, roasted turkey, meatloaf, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread dressing, green bean and sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin and maple pecan pie.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 2321 Lifestyle Way | Open Thursday, Nov. 24 from 12-9:30 p.m.

Indulge in roasted turkey with homemade gravy, cornbread herb stuffing, cranberry relish, a starter salad or gumbo, one side, and a dessert duo of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream.

Southern Belle Riverboat’s Thanksgiving on the River, 151 Riverfront Pkwy. | Open Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.

Have your buffet-style dinner overlooking the Tennessee River with live music on the Grand Chandelier Deck, then take a one-hour sightseeing cruise.

Hoptown Beer Bar, 9431 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah | Open Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 12-11 p.m. + Thursday, Nov. 24 from 5-11 p.m.

Enjoy drinks specials on both days at this nearby bar with craft beer, cocktails, and wine + jumbo pretzels from Bluff View Bakery.

🥡 Where to carry-out or pre-order:

Bluff View Arts District, 411 E. 2nd St. | Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.

Choose from main dishes + sides created by expert chefs like slow roasted turkey breast, lemony brussels sprout salad, sage turkey gravy, cornbread dressing, and desserts like pumpkin pie or festive sugar cookies.

Puckett’s Holiday To-Go Orders, 2 W. Aquarium Way | Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 19

Choose between roasted, smoked, or fried turkeys, smoked spiral ham, slow-smoked beef brisket, cherry wood-smoked pulled pork, smoked baby back ribs, all the traditional sides, five desserts, and iced tea.

Ruth’s Chris Pre-Order, 2321 Lifestyle Way | Orders must be picked up by Friday, Nov. 18-Wednesday, Nov. 23 for sides and Thursday, Nov. 24 for the full Thanksgiving Day Feast

Choose either individual sides to-go or a full feast that includes roasted turkey, homemade gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread-herb stuffing, salad, a choice of two sides — including sweet potato casserole, creamed spinach, green beans, and garlic potatoes — and pumpkin cheesecake.

Main Street Meats, 217 E. Main St. | Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 17

Choose from fresh, smoked, or brined turkeys and sides like broccoli with roasted garlic, bacon and cornbread dressings, green beans with ham hocks, macaroni and cheese, and dessert options.

Final Girl Vegan Food | Text your order to 423-430-9250 by Friday, Nov. 18 + orders must be picked up at Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 between 12-2 p.m.

Choose from vegan options of a whole or half turkey, and sides like cornbread dressing, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, or almond green beans + dessert options like pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie, peanut butter pie, and pecan pie.

You can also grab a plate for $15 that includes turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Your Local Seitanist, 3950 Brainerd Rd. | Orders must be picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 22

Choose from braised or smoked turkey roast, stuffed turkey leg with yuba skin, deviled eggs, smoked boudin, guerilla bizkit take ‘n bake, and yam soufflé. Oh, and it’s all vegan, btw.

Buddy’s Bar-B-Q, various locations | Call Cleveland 423-458-1501, East Ridge 423-541-7400, or Hixson 423-206-4999 for orders

Call the “turkey hotline” for a holiday turkey or turkey breast to save yourself some stress and leave more time for cooking the sides.

Cracker Barrel, Various locations | Orders must be picked up by Saturday, Nov. 26

Choose between a small and large family size that includes turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, rolls, and both pumpkin and pecan pie.

Golden Corral’s Holiday Feast To-Go, 760 Battlefield Pwky., Ft. Oglethorpe | Orders available for pre-order now, orders should be placed at least 72 hours before scheduled pick-up time

Choose from an entire feast for the family with either roasted turkey, glazed ham, or beef roast, or order sides a-la-carte like buttered corn, fried chicken, steamed carrots, other traditional favorites, and five options for dessert.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, 205 Manufacturer’s Rd. | Order by Mon., Nov. 21

Pick up a small, medium, or large Thanksgiving meal with both turkey and ham + sides like cornbread dressing, dinner rolls, green beans, and pie.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. | Order by Sunday, Nov. 20 for Thanksgiving (can order throughout the holiday season)

Pick up southern classics like smoked turkey breast, smoked country ham, collard greens, cornbread dressing, plenty of pies, and more.

🛒 Where to shop for local ingredients:

Thanksgiving Market, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. | Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop for the holidays at the Chattanooga Market and choose from homemade and homegrown foods, as well as local meats, cheeses, and produce.

Main Street Farmers Market, 1804 Chestnut St. | Open Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.

Shop produce, meats, dairy, teas, flours, breads, and preserves from this farmer-run market — watch the website for an update on its Thanksgiving Tuesday Market.

Know of a business that will be open on Thanksgiving or offers pre-order Thanksgiving meals? Let us know so we can add it to our list.

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