Restaurant catered Thanksgiving meals: Simplifying the holiday table


As Thanksgiving sneaks up on everyone, Thanksgiving meals can become overwhelming. Sometimes a restaurant catered Thanksgiving meal can simplified the whole process.

Creating an entire Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving meal for a group of people can be tedious. From cooking a turkey to planning side dishes, Thanksgiving meals aren’t a simple endeavor. The stress can lead people to throw up their hands in frustration. One simple solution is to have a restaurant catered Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving meal at Prairie Grass Café, photo provided by Kurman Communications

From elegant restaurants to popular national chain restaurants, catered Thanksgiving meals are a great, and easy, option. These options may not be able to help with the Thanksgiving turkey goes array on the big day. Still, a little pre-planning can ensure at least a yummy side dish or dessert can say the whole Thanksgiving feast.

Here are a few options to consider.

For Chicagoan, skip having everyone over to your house on Thanksgiving and head to a stress free meal at Prairie Grass Café. The popular Northbrook restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving feast from 2:30 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For just $57 a person, each guest gets a full Thanksgiving meal. From appetizer, side dishes, turkey and dessert are included. The biggest benefit is that there is no clean-up after the meal. Reservations for the Thanksgiving meal can be made by calling (847) 205-4433.

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Another fabulous Thanksgiving restaurant option is Weber Grill. The River North location will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a twist. The star bird, the turkey, will be smoked and grilled by the restaurant. For $29.95 per person, guests can feast on grill roasted smoked turkey, soup, stuffing and a variety of side dishes. Pie and more items are included too. Please call 312-467-9696 for more information or reservations.

If you just want to have the turkey made to order, Tuscany in Wheeling offer turkeys to go. Available in 15 and 20 pound
turkeys, the popular restaurant has the whole meal covered. The catered Thanksgiving meal includes a couple side dishes and a complimentary pumpkin pie. Please call 847-465-9988 to order.

Thanksgiving meal at Prairie Grass Café, photo provided by Kurman Communications

For an international twist on the traditional Thanksgiving meal, Tanta offers a Peruvian feast. The restaurant will offer Pollo a la Brasa, a signature dish, with several Peruvian side dishes and dessert. The Pollo a la Brasa is a beer marinated chicken with Peruvian spices. The to-go feast costs $66.99. Please call 312-222-9700 for more information or to order.

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Many other local grocery stores, retail stores and restaurants offer catered Thanksgiving options. Even catering side dishes or desserts can help unburden the host and home cook.

These Thanksgiving meals are just a few of the many catered Thanksgiving choices available. Are you cooking or catering for Thanksgiving?