Food & Drink

10 options for where to dine out on Thanksgiving

If you don’t want to dine out or cook on Thanksgiving, Reid’s Fine Foods is doing turkeys for pickup.
If you don’t want to dine out or cook on Thanksgiving, Reid’s Fine Foods is doing turkeys for pickup. Reid’s Fine Foods

The moment of Thanksgiving truth is approaching fast: Not what you’ll make, but who’s going to make it for you.

If what you want is a restaurant or a caterer, it’s time to make your move and secure a reservation. Here are some of the options we know about. I’ll share more as I get them in the next few days.

Stoke and Coco and the Director at the Marriott City Center: Four-course menu with sides, $60 each, $25 for children younger than 10, free for children younger than 3. Seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. At Coco: Breakfast With Santa starting at 7:30 a.m., including VIP bleacher ticket for the Thanksgiving parade. Reservations: 704-353-6005.

The Asbury at the Dunhill Hotel: Two seatings, at 12:30-1:15 p.m., and 3-3:45 p.m. Three-course dinner, including choice of ham, turkey or pan-seared trout. $55, $25 for children ages 6-10. Free VIP seating for the Thanksgiving parade starting at 9:30 a.m. with dinner reservations (while supplies last). Also available: Take-home orders for $50 each; deadline Nov. 21 for pickup on Thanksgiving. Call 704-342-1193.

The Flipside, 129 Caldwell St., Rock Hill: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for a amily-style, all-you-can-eat menu with vegetarian and seafood options available on request. $35 for adults, $12 for ages 5-12. Reservations: 803-324-3547.

Oak Steakhouse, 4777 Sharon Road: Serving a three-course meal from 2-8 p.m. Nov. 23; $42 per person, including soup or salad, turkey with sides and pumpkin cheesecake or apple cobbler. Call 704-954-8900 or make reservations at

Harper’s Restaurant, 11059 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23 for the sit-down meal, including turkey, ham and prime rib, sides and desserts; $28 for adults, $15 for ages 12 and younger. Takeout: Roasted or fried turkey $50, sides $8 to $20 depending on size, dessert $15 for 6 to 8 servings. Order deadline for takeout: Nov. 21. Reservations: 704-541-5255.

Reid’s Fine Foods, Myers Park and South Park: Takeout only; order before 5 p.m. Nov. 19 for pick up on or before Nov. 22. Price varies; find the menu online at (look under catering for holiday menus).

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 210 E. Trade St.: Three-course menu starting at $40; $15 for children younger than 12, starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 23. Details: 704-333-4266.

Vivace, 1100 Metropolitan Ave.: Three-course, family-style menu (including a vegetarian entree) served from noon to 6 p.m. $45, $15 for childred 12 and younger. Reservations on or call 704-370-7755.

Fresh Market (multiple locations): Stores will take orders online until 2 p.m. Nov. 20, including turkeys, hams, sides and desserts.

Something Classic (several locations): Dinner package that serves 6 to 8 with turkey, soup, sides and two pies for $160 (vegetarian version available). Special “White Glove Delivery” service on Nov. 21 and 22 for Thanksgiving orders of $50 or more placed before Nov. 15; available online or call 704-377-4202.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis