14 Places for Thanksgiving Take-Out in the Charlotte Area

By Including Union County, Fort Mill and Rock Hill November 6, 2022

Does turkey give you trouble? Maybe you've just got your hands full or are expecting a smaller (or larger) crowd than usual and don't feel like doing all the work. Whatever your reasons, you don't need to spend weeks in the Kitchen preparing for this one meal - call in reinforcements! The Charlotte area has so many great options from turkey to sides to pies - and some offer it all in one big box!

Metro Diner ~ with two locations from which to pick-up, Metro Diner is offering Heat & Serve Holiday Feasts To-Go. You can see the full menu here and order online. Feasts include:

  • Baked Ham or Roasted Turkey
  • Creamy mashed potatoes and gravy 
  • Green beans 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Dinner rolls 
  • Savory cornbread stuffing 
  • Macaroni & cheese

Locations: 10412 E Independence Blvd #400, Matthews, NC 28105 and 8334 Pineville-Matthews Rd Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28226

Big View Diner  ~ Big View Thanksgiving to Go has been a hit for years now among our readers. Serving up to 12 people for $349, this meal includes all the fixin's. Orders can be placed online and include: 

  • All Natural Whole Roasted Turkey
  • Cornbread, Sausage, and Sage Stuffing
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Turkey Pan Gravy
  • Roasted Fall Vegetables with Herb Butter
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Brown Sugar
  • Organic Greens Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • House-Made Cranberry Sauce
  • Fresh Baked Poppy Seed Rolls
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Crumb Pie

Location: 16637 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte, NC 28277

Harper's ~ Harper's is offering two different packages (plus a la carte options) for Thanksgiving. For the individual or smaller group, you might consider the "Taste of Home" option, which is 6oz of Turkey plus some fixings and dessert. The "Turkeys on the Run" option includes Farm Fresh Whole Turkeys (serves 5-6 people) prepared Traditional Southern Roasted or Cajun Seasoned & Deep Fried. Either option comes with 1 pint of gravy and cranberry chutney. They are also offering the following as a la cart options to either add to your meal or bring in to accompany what you're making at home: 

  • Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes 
  • Squash Casserole 
  • Southern Green Beans 
  • Mac and Cheese 
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 
  • Turkey Gravy 
  • Cranberry Chutney

Orders must be placed by November 20th and are taken via phone (704-366-6688). Items range from $29.95 to $65, depending on your order)

Location: 6518 Fairview Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210

Chef Alyssa's Kitchen  ~ Let Alyssa Wilen and her team handle your sides! Sides typically serve 6-8 people (for roughly $35) and come with easy reheating instructions. Orders must be placed online by November 17th with either pick-up or delivery on Tueday/Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving. Your options include:

  • Mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese and maple-pecan crumble (gluten-free, vegetarian) 
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with housemade bacon and sherry glaze (gluten-free) 
  • Green Bean Casserole with mushroom duxelles, crispy shallots (gluten-free, vegetarian) 
  • Glazed Carrots, with orange-ginger glaze (gluten-free, vegan) 
  • Smoked Cauliflower and Butternut Squash with herbs, cranberries, shaved Parmesan (gluten-free, vegan) 
  • Classic Stuffing with corn bread, sage, roasted vegetable stock (vegetarian) 
  • Cranberry Sauce with oranges, apples, thyme (serves 4-6) (gluten-free, vegan) 
  • Great Gravy Roasted Turkey Stock with herbs (gluten-free available) 
  • Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls (8) with whipped herb butter and honey butter (vegetarian) 
  • Pecan Pie with bourbon, chocolate (vegetarian) 
  • Pumpkin Pie with vanilla bean whipped cream (vegetarian) 
  • Individual Apple Rosemary Dessert Cups with caramelized apples, rosemary cake, honey cream (gluten-free)

Location: 4001-C Yancey Rd. #100, Charlotte, NC 28217

Midwood Smoke House ~ Don't limit yourself to turkey on Thanksgiving, why not make it a smoked meat mele and invite Midwood Smoke House to serve it up! With four locations around the Charlotte area - two in South Charlotte - you can order online (by location) Ballantyne, Huntersville, Plaza Midwood, Park Road mains, sides or both! Items are priced a la carte, but whole smoked turkeys are $85 and turkey breast is $16/lb. The deadline is November 18th and pick up is available on or before November 23rd. Your options include: 

  • Whole smoked turkey breast 
  • Turkey breast 
  • Spiral cut boneless ham 
  • Brisked 
  • Chopped pork 
  • Pulled chicken 
  • Smoked half chicken 
  • Turkey gravy 
  • Cranberry-apple compote 
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Classic mac and cheese 
  • Southern style green beans 
  • Collard greens 
  • Barbecue baked beans 
  • Coleslaw 
  • Broccoli casserole 
  • Pepperjack cornbread


  • 16710 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • 540 Brandywine Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
  • 1401 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • 12410 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Yafo Kitchen ~ Yafo is one of our family's staples for catering, especially for holidays. This year Yafo Kitchen is offering a variety of sides and turkey for your Thanksgiving table. Orders must be placed online by November 20th and can be picked up Wednesday, November 23rd. Items are sold a la carte, turkey is $35 for 2 lbs and sides are $35 each. Your options include:

  • Brussels Sprouts 
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes 
  • Festive Street Corn
  • Greek Stuffing
  • Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese 
  • Holiday Jeweled Rice
  • Roasted Butternut Squash 
  • Cranberry Walnut Relish seasoned with Sumac
  • Scratch Made Gravy 


  • 1231a East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203 
  • 1331 Central Ave Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28205 
  • 720 Gov Morrison St., Charlotte, NC 28211

The Q Shack ~ Whether you need the whole meal or a la carte to help you out, The Q Shack has an option for you. The Turkey Breast meal, which includes turkey breast, will feed 5-7 people - and is $89.50. The Thanksgiving Dinner meal serves 10-12 and is $145. A la carte sides are $9.50 each. Order yours online by November 19th and pick up Tuesday or Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving. 

Location: 10822 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Red Salt by David Burke ~ One of Charlotte's newer hot spots, Red Salt by David Burkey is offering a Grab'n'Gobble meal this year for $225-350 and serving 4-6 people. Order online by Tuesday, November 22nd and pick up is available Wednesday noon-7:30pm. Your dinner comes complete with:

  • Turkey (10-12 pounds for a package for four, and 14-16 pounds in a package for six) 
  • Mushroom, Sausage & Herb Stuffing 
  • Rosemary gravy 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon jam 
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows and amaretto 
  • Double Crust Apple Pie or Classic Pumpkin Pie in a package for four, or both in a package for six

Location: 555 S McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204, inside the Le Meridien hotel

New South Kitchen ~ A South Charlotte favorite, New South Kitchen will be serving dine-in and carry-out for Thanksgiving. To-go orders will be presented cold with easy reheat instructions. Full dinner orders must be placed by November 17th, while side dish orders can be placed by November 22nd - you can order all online. Prices vary, items are a la carte, but Turkey is $35-95 and sides are $17 each. Your meal options include:

  • Deep-fried turkey breast, dark meat or half a turkey 
  • Mashed potatoes 
  • Southern green beans 
  • Sweet potato casserole 
  • Collards 
  • Mac and cheese 
  • Sausage and cornbread dressing 
  • Buttermilk biscuits 
  • Deviled eggs 
  • Jalapeno cheddar corn muffins 
  • Pimento cheese 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Shrimp cocktail 
  • Apple Crisp 
  • Pumpkin pie bars

Location: 8140 Providence Rd #300, Charlotte, NC 28277

Table & Twine ~ Get a meal kit from Table & Twine and make Thanksgiving EASY! This local meal delivery service is offering some delicious options for pick-up Thanksgiving week. Orders must be placed online by November 19th and packages range from $299.99-389.99 serving 6-10 people. Options include: 

  • Oven-ready whole turkey 
  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes 
  • Braised collard greens 
  • Savory brioche stuffing 
  • Sweet potato casserole 
  • Cranberry chutney 
  • Traditional turkey gravy 
  • Creamed kale and butternut squash gratin 
  • Potato rolls 
  • Chocolate chip pecan pie 
  • Sweet potato pie

Location: 2600 Youngblood St., Charlotte, NC 28203

Fish Market Bar & Grill ~ Offering dine-in, leave the cooking to the Fish Market Bar and Grill. This is one of the fan-faves in the Fort Mill area and reservations will book up. Make yours today online

Location: 990 Market Street, Fort Mill, SC

The Improper Pig ~ Let this little piggy impress your guests with their Smoked Turkey Dinner! Available at all locations, you'll want to preorder this delicious dinner by November 17 (or while supplies last). For $195, you can serve 6-9 people. It includes:

  • Whole smoked turkey
  • 4 sides of your choice
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Choice of dessert


  • 9855 Sandy Rock Pl, Charlotte, NC
  • 204 Main St STE 102, Fort Mill, SC

For those with special dietary needs, you might consider one of these options: 

Sanctuary Bistro ~ If you are looking for a gluten-free, vegan Thanksgiving for all or for some, this is your spot! Order online by November 10th (or as supplies last) for pickup on November 22nd. Your options include: 

  • Smoky brussels
  • Green bean casserole
  • Pecan mousse
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mushroom gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Oyster mushroom chowder
  • Acorn squash bisque
  • An assortment of desserts

Location: 6414 Rea Road, Suite C2, Charlotte, NC 28277

Nourish Charlotte ~ This South Charlotte plant-based meal delivery service is dishing up the good eats on Thanksgiving with two meal options: classic or soy-free for either 2 ($90.25) or 4 ($189.25). Order online by November 17th and treat your family and friends to a meal that includes: 

  • Apple Butter-Glazed 
  • Tempeh Loaf 
  • Cauliflower mash 
  • Roasted green beans with tomato 
  • Miso-mustard gravy 
  • Jamaican Patty Shepherd’s Pie with lentil-sunflower seed grounds 
  • Orange-coconut gravy
  • Caramelized onion collards 
  • Green Bean Casserole with crispy shallots 
  • Chef Lindsay’s Candied Sweet Potatoes 
  • Warm Polenta Stuffing with Lentil-Sunflower Sausage, roasted garlic, parsley and sage 
  • Cranberry-orange-pomegranate compote
  • Mushroom-Walnut Pâté Snack Pack with six Party Crisps 
  • A square of Pumpkin Chai Baked Oats with crème anglaise 
  • Cheesecake from Cakey Organics

Location: 1421 Orchard Lake Dr Ste F, Charlotte, NC 28270