No Cooking Required
By Julie Reed Bell
Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2012
If you prefer eating Thanksgiving dinner to cooking it, youre not alone. Last year, the National Restaurant Association estimated that 14 million Americans spent the holiday ordering off a menu. Sound tempting? Theres still time to make reservations. From traditional turkey to an Asian twist, many of Lake Normans top restaurants are keeping their doors open so you dont have to lift a fingerjust a fork.
117 Trade Court
Phone: (704) 799-1110
The restaurant will be serving a buffet of salad, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and other vegetables, pumpkin pie and fresh bread. There will also be a carving station for ham or beef.
Holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Price: $22 for adults and $11 for childrenRed Rocks Café
8712 Lindholm Drive
Red Rocks will be offering a buffet-style meal. Traditional holiday favorites including turkey, veggies and plenty of pies will be available.
Holiday hours: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Price: $24.95 for adults and $11.95 for childrenNorth Harbor Club
100 N Harbor Place
Phone: (704) 896-5559
The restaurant will be offering a three-course dinner with a choice of salads, appetizers and desserts. The entrees and seasonal sides will be served family-style. Entrees include turkey, ham and pork loin.
Holiday hours: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: $29.95 for adults, $16.50 for childrenBreak out of the turkey-and-stuffing rut with these Asian and Indian picks, all open regular hours on Thanksgiving.
20910 Torrence Chapel Road
Phone: (704) 655-9600
Fusion 108 (Chinese)
Rosedale Shopping Center
10010 Rose Commons Dr, Suite A
Website: http://www.fusion108.com/Kobe Hero (Japanese - sushi and steakhouse)
20465 Charwell Center Drive
Website: http://www.kobeherolkn.com/Prefer to eat in your home, but dont want to be behind the stove? Healthy Home Market in Davidson will be offering turkeys and pre-cooked ham and prime rib along with many different fresh sides, ready for pick up. They will also have many vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Call for specials and pricing. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but is hosting a holiday preview tasting event on Saturday, November 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Healthy Home Market
261 Griffith St.
Phone: (704) 892-6191