Where to Order Thanksgiving To-Go in Houston — Updated
There’s no doubt the roller coaster that is 2020 might leave some thinking the only thing to be thankful for this year is that it’s nearly over. It is still the holidays, though, and Houston restaurants have come through with enticing ready-to-serve or heat and eat Thanksgiving meals reflecting the melting pot of local cuisine. There are traditional American-style feasts, Asian-inspired spreads, a slew of goodies warmed with Mexican spices, Texas barbecue and a plethora of sweets. Many offer beer, wine and cocktails to-go, too! Be sure to take note of ordering deadlines and pickup times before adding “not doing the dishes” to your grateful list.
Guard and Grace, 500 Dallas: Order the Thanksgiving In A Box, which comes with detailed heat-and-serve instructions. The package serves four adults and each box includes turkey neck stuffing and French onion gravy, mashed potatoes with cultured butter and chives, roasted Brussels sprouts, winter salad greens with a lemon honey vinaigrette, house rolls, sweet potato cake and Troy’s Signature Triple-Chocolate-Chip Cookies. Choose herb-roasted turkey breast with smoked turkey leg sausage or prime rib for $199, or opt for the box of sides and sweets-only, without a protein, for $119. Wine pairing and cocktail to-go kits are available for an additional fee. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 at noon. Pickup is on November 24 and 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
51 Fifteen, 5175 Westheimer: The Saks Fifth Avenue restaurant has a to-go dinner that serves 12 people for $199. It features a slow-roasted turkey, choice of three sides and two desserts, including roasted garlic mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, key lime pie and pumpkin pie. Add on a bottle of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon for $20. The full menu is online. Order by 5 p.m. on November 24 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 between noon and 6 p.m.
Feges BBQ, 3 Greenway Plaza: The a la carte offerings include a whole pork rib back for $40, whole brisket for $120 and whole turkey breast for $50. Side dishes are available such as loaded potato salad, braised collard greens, and sweet potato and banana mashers and cost for $30 each for a half pan and $60 for a full pan. Sauces, sweets and rubs area also on the menu, which is viewable online. All orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 by noon. Pick up is November 24 and 25 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tony’s, 3755 Richmond: One of Houston’s most venerable restaurants offers a to-go dinner of roast turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing, whipped potatoes, Italian-style green beans, cranberry relish, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. The cost for six servings is $270 and the cost for 12 is $540. Multiple add-ons for a more customized dinner are available, including lasagna for $55, a whole roasted beef tenderloin for $248 and broccoli-rice casserole for $35. Orders are accepted online until Friday, November 20, and pick up is on Wednesday, November 25 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Harold’s Restaurant, 350 West 19th: Recognizing that this Thanksgiving is going to involve smaller groups than usual — and some won’t be socializing outside their own household at all — Harold’s Thanksgiving to-go meal can serve families or just one person. Choose from meals for groups of two to four, or select individual servings. The entrée options include turkey breast, whole turkey or ham as well as housemade mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce and green beans. For dessert, the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie and pumpkin pie are enduring favorites. Wine, beer and cocktails are also available to-go, or, if you’re nearby, take advantage of free delivery within five miles. Place orders online — must be received by Thursday, November 19 at noon. Added 11/16/20, 2:21 p.m.
La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd: Those looking for an alternative to the traditional turkey dinner this Thanksgiving should look to this Heights spot, which is offering family packs that feed four people for $59.95. The dinner includes eight pieces of classic fried chicken, Superica entrée salad, boiled corn, collard greens, four biscuits, pickles, honey sambal, and jam, along with a bottle of Bisol Prosecco. Place orders online for curbside pickup.
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer: Take home a Thanksgiving Feast that serves five people for $150 or 10 people for $250. Choose from maple-bourbon brined turkey or brown sugar baked ham as the main dish. Sides include caramelized garlic mashed potatoes, Spicy Mac and Cheese, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green veggies, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. Apple cobbler or pumpkin pie are available for an additional $20 each, and guests can also opt for bottles of wine or Champagne for $25 each. Orders must be placed online and can be picked up Wednesday, November 25 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 26 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Frank’s Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer: An extensive a la carte menu includes options such as French-cut turkey breast for $75 and bone-in spiral ham for $95. There are half-pans of side dishes such as cornbread sage dressing, mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash and green bean casserole for $65 each and serve between 12 and 15 people. View the full menu online. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. on Friday, November 20. Pickups can be scheduled Wednesday, November 25 between 2 and 6 p.m. or Thursday, November 26 between 10 and 11 a.m.
Chez Nous, 217 S. Ave G: The classic French restaurant offers a Thanksgiving dinner to-go that feeds between 10 and 12 people. It features an 18-to-20-pound maple bourbon brined organic turkey; cornbread stuffing with sausage, apple and sage; green beans, roasted garlic potato puree, honey-glazed carrots, a dozen dinner rolls, a choice of cranberry Grand Marnier sauce or creamy herbed velouté and a dessert choice of chocolate bourbon souffle cake, pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust or walnut tart. The cost is $395. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 18 and pick-up is available on Wednesday, November 25 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call (281) 446-6717 to order.
Bistro 555, 13616 Memorial: The chic French spot has a three-course to-go menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Options include pumpkin soup; autumn salad with greens, pears, walnuts and bleu cheese; grilled Alaskan salmon; beef tenderloin; free-range organic turkey breast; pumpkin pie or chocolate and cinnamon bread pudding. The cost is $45 per person for adults and $18 per person for children. To order, call (713) 827-8008 before November 23, with pick up on November 25. All to-go orders must be paid in full at the time of ordering.
The Union Kitchen, 12538 Memorial: There’s a special Thanksgiving to-go menu that includes options such as smoked Cajun turkey, traditional turkey, smoked honey-glazed ham or herb-roasted prime rib, along with a variety of sides and desserts. To-go cocktail kits are also available, and guests who order from the Thanksgiving to-go menu receive 20% off all individual cocktails, beer and wine. Orders can be placed by calling (713)-360-2000 or by emailing the restaurant. Orders must be placed by November 21, and can be picked up November 23 through 25.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: Get a complete Thanksgiving dinner to-go that serves eight guests for $325. The meal features a smoked turkey from Feges BBQ; a choice of three sides including cornbread pudding, candied sweet potatoes, green bean and mushroom casserole and bacon-braised collard greens; two quarts of turtle soup; gravy; cranberry sauce and a choice of Creole Bread Pudding, pecan pie, pumpkin pie or lemon meringue pie for dessert. Place orders by Tuesday, November 17 at noon. Contactless curbside pickup is available on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday November 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (713) 522-9711 to order.
Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline: The Midtown favorite offers its very first Thanksgiving to-go menu, with enough food to feed up to eight people. The package includes Whole Spatchcock Turkey, Red Potato Mash, roasted Romanesco, cranberry jam, gravy and dressing and dinner rolls. The cost is $125. Wine selections are available for an additional cost. Pre-orders are accepted online and by calling (713) 654-1970 until Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. Pick up is Wednesday, November 25 until 6 p.m.
The Pit Room, 1201 Richmond: Build an a la carte Thanksgiving menu with take-away options such smoked turkey brined for 48 hours in brown sugar, sage and apples, then seasoned with house poultry rub and smoked over post oak for $85; whole briskets with a quart of barbecue sauce for $100 and smoked honey-glazed ham for $60. Available side dishes include smoked oyster stuffing for $40, and traditional stuffing with sausage, onions, celery and fresh herbs for $30. Both feed up to 12 people. Orders must be placed before November 23. Call (281) 888-1929 to order.
Underbelly Hospitality, 1100 Westheimer: Chef Chris Shepherd’s operation takes the stress out of Thanksgiving cooking by creating a series of a la carte dishes to go. Choose from a three-pound turkey breast for $30, a seven-inch round pan of sweet potato gratin for $25, a quart of rum sausage for $22 and a nine-inch apple crumb pie for $25. See the full menu online, and order by November 21 at 10 p.m. for pickup Wednesday, November 25 between 11 a.m and 3 p.m. at Georgia James.
Roma, 2347 University: Open for din-in service on Thanksgiving Day, the casual Italian spot is also offering its three-course pre-fixe dinner to go. The meal comes with hand-carved turkey, accompanied by dressing, grilled asparagus, carrots and candied yams. Guests choose an appetizer and dessert from options such as butternut squash soup, house salad, and pecan or pumpkin pie. The cost is $39.50 per adult and $18.25 per child. To reserve, call (713) 664-7581. Updated 11/16/20 at 4:19 p.m.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe: This classic restaurant offers Thanksgiving dinners to-go that will feed a crowd. Each meat order comes with a choice of two sides and one dessert. Selections include garlic and pepper-crusted prime rib that feeds between 15 and 20 people for $350, honey-glazed ham that serves between 20 and 25 for $175, and roast turkey and gravy that will serve between 10 and 15 people for $175. Available side dishes include lobster mashed potatoes, green beans, stilton salad and wild rice with shallots. View the full menu here. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 and can be picked up on Wednesday, November 25. Call (713) 528-2264 to order.
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak: The Family Feast feeds between eight and 10 people and includes pineapple and habanero whole spiral ham, coal-roasted sweet potato with condensed milk, jalapeño cornbread, charred Brussels sprouts, roasted red bliss potatoes and rajas, sweet cranberry and spicy jalapeño relish and tamal Azteca tortilla casserole. Dessert is choice of pumpkin meringue and cajeta pie, chocolate or vanilla tres leches, or flan de horchata. The cost is $225. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 23 for pickup Wednesday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mastro’s, 1650 W. Loop South: The steakhouse has two different family dinner kits for Thanksgiving and each serves four people; one is called Grateful and one is called Tradition. Both include a Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, creamed spinach and pumpkin spice butter cake. The “Grateful” kit is served with Chateaubriand with peppercorn sauce and costs $225. The “Tradition” kit includes bone-in prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce for $250. Orders may be placed through November 23 and can picked up between noon and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25.
TRIBUTE at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, 111 North Post Oak: Purchase a to-go meal that feeds four people and comes with herb-roasted turkey with orange-cranberry sauce and sage turkey gravy, Classic Cornbread Dressing, French green beans with caramelized shallots, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes, Houstonian honey butter yeast rolls, and a choice of the Houstonian Pie Shoppe’s house-made pecan, pumpkin or chocolate ice box pie. The cost is $129 for club members and $139 for public. Pick up is on Thanksgiving Day at the Manor House from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick up times are first come, first served. To order call (713) 812-6932.
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Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue, 1703 S. Shepherd: In partnership with Silverstone Catering, Pizzitola’s offers 12-to-14 pound smoked turkeys for $59.95 each. There are plenty of sides, too, such as red wine poached pears, Southern Style Cornbread Dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pimento cheese grits and cranberry orange relish. To order and to arrange pick-up, call (713) 227-2283.
Grotto, 9595 Six Pines: The Chef’s Thanksgiving Feature serves four people and includes roasted turkey breast, cornbread and Italian sausage dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, roasted butternut squash and fresh cranberry sauce. The cost is $90. Call (281) 419-4252 by November 23 to place an order.
Hungry’s: Both the Rice Village and Memorial locations offer the Holiday Family Feast. The meal feeds 10 and includes oven-roasted turkey with brown gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with poblano mushroom sauce, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and choice of apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. The cost is $170. For smaller groups, there’s a Family Feast for Four available for $70 or an individual meal for $17. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance of pick-up. Call (713 ) 523-8652 to order from Rice Village and (281) 493-1520 to order from the Memorial restaurant.
Mala Sichuan Bistro: The restaurant’s Thanksgiving Feast feeds 15 to 18 people and comes with Leshan Sweet Skin Duck, fried rice, a choice of four additional dishes, mille crepe cake and Mala’s house-brewed sour plum juice. The cost is $399. Order on the website by the end of the day on November 24 for pick up on November 26.
State Fare Kitchen + Bar: Those who only need side dishes will love the restaurant’s Family Southern Sides, which feed four and are available to go. Choose from mac and cheese, skillet cheddar potatoes, Bacony Green Beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and a gallon of gravy for $25 each, or get them all for $99. Orders must be placed by November 23 and picked up on November 25. Call (832) 831-0950 to order from the Memorial location and (713) 234-1405 to order from the Sugar Land location.