No Cooking Required

11/06/2012 12:41 PM

11/06/2012 12:50 PM

If you prefer eating Thanksgiving dinner to cooking it, you’re not alone. Last year, the National Restaurant Association estimated that 14 million Americans spent the holiday ordering off a menu. Sound tempting? There’s still time to make reservations. From traditional turkey to an Asian twist, many of Lake Norman’s top restaurants are keeping their doors open so you don’t have to lift a finger—just a fork. Jeffrey's 117 Trade Court Mooresville Phone: (704) 799-1110 Website: 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 children

Red Rocks Café Birkdale Village 8712 Lindholm Drive Huntersville Phone: 704-892-9999 Website: 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 children

North Harbor Club 100 N Harbor Place Davidson Phone: (704) 896-5559 Website: 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 children

Break out of the turkey-and-stuffing rut with these Asian and Indian picks, all open regular hours on Thanksgiving. Sangam (Indian) 20910 Torrence Chapel Road Cornelius Phone: (704) 655-9600 Website: Fusion 108 (Chinese) Rosedale Shopping Center 10010 Rose Commons Dr, Suite A Huntersville Phone: 704-992-0808 Website:

Kobe Hero (Japanese - sushi and steakhouse) 20465 Charwell Center Drive Cornelius Phone: 704-896-7778 Website:

Prefer to eat in your home, but don’t 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. Davidson Phone: (704) 892-6191 Website:

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