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Thanksgiving: Made your plans? We’ve got 22 in Charlotte (including, yes, Walmart)

Want someone else to cook your turkey? We’ve got take-out, to-gos and sit-down spots in Charlotte.
Want someone else to cook your turkey? We’ve got take-out, to-gos and sit-down spots in Charlotte. Raleigh News & Observer

Updated Nov. 14: Eight days to go and you’re in the final Thanksgiving countdown. If you cook, it’s time to get on it. If you don’t (and no one is cooking for you), it’s almost too late to get on your plans for a restaurant meal or an already-cooked turkey.

We’ve got even more restaurants and markets who are ready to make your life easier, including a new Thanksgiving meal option from a super store (look below under “W” for, yes, Walmart):

Angeline’s, 303 S. Church St.: Family-style menu from noon to 7 p.m., breakfast from 8-11 a.m. $45, $25 for ages 5-12, free for younger than 5. Details or reservation:

The Asbury, 235 N. Tryon St.: Three-course meal with family-style sides, $55, $25 for ages 6-10, free for younger than 5. Two seatings: 12:30-12:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. (The Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade seating also available.) Reservations: 704-342-1193.

Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, at the Mecklenburg County Market, 1515 Harding Place: Vegan and vegetarian casseroles, sides and pies, including tofu turkey with vegan mushroom gravy ($39.95, serves 6 to 8). Email or call 704-533-0073 or through Deadline: Noon Monday. Pickup available through Wednesday.

BLT Steak at the Ritz-Carlton, 110 N. College St.. Three-course menu Nov. 22 with choice of entrees (turkey, Scottish salmon or prime rib). $80; $40 for ages 10 and younger. Also: Thankgiving Leftover Popver, $15, served Nov. 23-25. Reservations or details: 704-972-4380 or

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, 4001 Yancey Road: Sides, sauces and pies. Prices from $15 to $30, and each serves 6 to 8. Order deadline is noon Friday. Pickup times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday.

Coco and The Director: Breakfast with Santa from 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 22 before the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. $30, includes VIP parade seating, breakfast sandwich, fruit or yogurt, nonalcoholic beverages and photo with Santa. Tickets:

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Copain Gatherings, the new bakery from Noble Food, is open for takeout orders, including Thanksgiving specialties. Also available: Private dining spaces. The Plaid Penguin

Copain Gatherings: Prepared dishes from chef Jim Noble and Noble Food & Pursuits. Order online for pickup at Rooster’s South Park or delivery. Menu includes pies ($30), rolls ($24/dozen), sides (32-ounce portions, 4-6 servings, $20), entrees ($150-$250, serve 8 to 10) and appetizers ($40, serve 8-10). Order 48 hours in advance for pickup on Nov. 21:

Cowfish, 4310 Sharon Road: Gobble-Gobble-Ooshi Roll (sushi roll with turkey, dressing, green beans and fried sweet potato strings, topped with green beans, cranberry sauce and gravy. Available Nov. 1-Nov. 21.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, South Park: Thanksgiving menu with appetizer, turkey breast with apple-sausage stuffing, sides and dessert. $49, $24 for children. Full menu also available. Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 22. Reservations: 704-552-5502 or

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 210 E. Trade St. in the Epicentre: Three-course dinner starting at $42, $19 for children. Includes turkey, family-style sides and dessert. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 22. Reservations: 704-333-4288 or

Fresh Market (multiple locations): Dinners for 3-5 people $54.99, for 8-10 people $79.99 and 12-14 people, $149.99. Deadline: Nov. 21 in-store, 2 p.m. Nov. 18 online. Pickup available Nov. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Details and online orders:

Harper’s Pineville, 11059 Carolina Place Parkway: Dine-in 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22. $28, $15 for 12 and younger. Takeout menu includes turkey ($50, serves 6-8, roasted or deep-fried available), sides ($8 each for 4 servings, $20 each for 12 servings) and dessert (apple or pumpkin pie, $15, serves 6-8). Deadline: Nov. 20. Pickup 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22. 704-541-5255.

Harper’s South Park, : Dine-in Thanksgiving menu, includes turkey, ham and prime rib, sides and dessert. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $32, $15 for 12 and younger. Reservations: 704-366-6688 or online through

Midwood Smokehouse (multiple locations): Smoked meats, including turkey, $13-$18 per pound ($70 for a whole turkey), sides from $3 to $30. Ordering deadline: Nov. 18. Pickup Nov. 21:

Mimosa Grill, 327 S. Tryon St.: Buffet with turkey, ham, prime rib; $44.95 for adults, $15.95 for children younger than 12. Thanksgiving to-go: Order ahead for pickup on Wednesday or Thursday; four-person minimum, $34.95 per person, includes starters, turkey, ham, sides and desserts. (Turkey will be ready to cook; $35 extra if you want it cooked to reheat). Reservations and details: 704-343-0700.

Oak Steakhouse, 4744 Sharon Road: Three-course meal featuring N.C.-raised turkeys. Noon-8 p.m. $42; $25 for children’s meal. 704-954-8900.

The Palm, 6705 Phillips Place: Three-course dinner with choice of first course, sides and dessert; $55, $24 for children younger than 12. Served 3-8 p.m. Nov. 22. Reservations: 704-552-7256.

Reid’s Fine Foods, SouthPark and 2823 Selwyn Ave.: Uncooked turkey $3.99 or $7.99 a pound; cooked turkeys $79.99 to $119.99. Sides $16.99 each for 4-6 people. Pickup available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21. Full menu: SouthPark: 704-995-0108; Myers Park: 704-995-1221.

Stoke at the Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St.: Complete meal with choice entrees (smoked turkey, pork loin or N.C.-raised trout). $60, $25 for kids younger than 10, free for 3 and younger). Seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Reservations: 704-353-6005.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ, 923 Belmont Ave.: Takeout only (sit-down service is expected to open later in November). Smoked turkeys, pork loins, prime rib, smoked salmon ($38 to $190), whole and half pans of sides (half feed 10 to 20, whole feeds 20 to 30; $34 to $85), whole pies ($16). Ordering deadline: 72 hours in advance; pickup available on Nov. 22. 865-591-8178 or

Upstream, 6902 Phillips Place: Buffet including carving station, seafood bar. $42.95 per person, $14.95 children 12 and younger. Served 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22. Reservations: 704-556-7730.

Walmart (multiple locations): Look in the deli for the new Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner Kit. Each one includes either a spiral-cut glazed ham or a smoked turkey breast and sides. Each one serves 6 to 8 and costs $47.88.

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Kathleen Purvis; 704-358-5236.