Thanksgiving is closing in fast, much faster than some of us are comfortable with. Many people skipped the holiday last year or stayed home because of warnings from health experts of large spikes of coronavirus cases that would result from so many people traveling and gathering indoors. This year we have COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and kids receiving their first shots, so more travel is expected.
Last November many local restaurants came through for us, offering partial or full Thanksgiving menus available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving or the morning of. I picked up a full spread from @ The Corner, and thankfully the weather cooperated and my family ate outside.
If you’re partaking this year but don’t feel like cooking or doing dishes, here’s a list of local places offering Thanksgiving options. It’s not too soon to order. In fact, you should probably go ahead and get it taken care of because some places have a limited supply.
1212 E 6th St.
Count Porkula is offering brined and smoked turkeys (12-14 lbs), turkey breasts, spiral ham (6-8 lbs), whole brisket (5-7 lbs), pork butt (4-5 lbs) and whole smoked chickens. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order, and look for a reply or confirmation for your pick up date. Last day to place an order is Nov. 19 by 8 p.m. Go here for more information and pricing.
Rosie’s Pot & Kettle
423 Bond Ave.
Rosie’s has an extensive dessert menu available that includes 17 pies, nine ice box pies, several cheesecakes along with banana pudding, bread pudding and something called Coca-Cola cake. A variety of casseroles for breakfast and lunch are also available along with sides. Call 501-747-1456 or direct message here. Orders must be placed by Nov. 17.
Boulevard Bread Co.
1920 N Grant St.
Boulevard’s Thanksgiving menu is available on its website and all orders must be paid for in advance at the Heights location or by phone at 501-663-5951. Orders can be picked up between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Roasted French Cut Turkey Breast with Applewood Smoked Bacon Glaze, Lemon, Rosemary, and Garlic- $75.00 each. 7-8 # Roast. Serves 10-12.
Traditional Cornbread Stuffing-$32.00 per pan. Serves 8-10.
Local Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions. $38.00 per pan. Serves 8-10.
Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Parsnips, Turnips, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts and Winter Squash. $31.00 per pan. Serves 8-10.
Demi-Glace Turkey Gravy- $10.95 per pint.
Cranberry, Orange and Apricot Chutney- $10.95 per pint.
Pumpkin-Caramel Pie. Serves 8-10 people. $28.00 each.
Pecan Pie. Serves 8-10 people. $28.00 each.
Cranberry Orange Bread or Pumpkin Bread-(2# loaf)-$8.50 each.
Challah Rolls- $10.00 per dozen.
Rocket 88 BBQ
3411 Main Street, Bryant
Rocket 88 BBQ in Bryant is offering smoked turkeys (8-10 lbs) with take and bake sides including mac and cheese, cornbread dressing and pecan pie. Orders must be placed before 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22. Pick up will be Tuesday, Nov. 24, between 3 and 5 p.m. Orders can be placed here.
Delta Biscuit Company
Delta Biscuit Company is taking Thanksgiving pre-orders on its Square website through Sunday, Nov. 21. There are a limited number of turkeys, so order soon. It appears that a biscuit bread pudding is on the menu. Yes, please. Trio’s Restaurant
8201 Cantrell Road
Trio’s is offering appetizers, quiches and a variety of sides and desserts for your Thanksgiving spread. Order early, the menu says and no later than 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Order online or call 501-221-3330. Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
16100 Chenal Parkway
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse will be open on Thanksgiving Day offering a prix fixe menu from 10:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. For reservations call 501-821-1838.
7103 Cock of the Walk Lane, North Little Rock
Cypress Social’s Thanksgiving pick up menu includes a 12 to 14 pound house smoked turkey and the following side dishes: Sweet potato casserole, granny-style green beans, classic sourdough dressing and homemade cranberry sauce. Apple pie and pecan pie are available for dessert. You can order the entire feast with one pie of your choosing for $140. To go wine is also available. Orders need to be placed by 4 p.m. Monday Nov. 22. Pick up dates are Nov. 24 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m or on Thanksgiving day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Place your order here.
14502 Cantrell Road
Market at Capers, the gourmet to-go store located directly behind Capers, has released its holiday order guide for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The entrees are pork tenderloin with Dijon sauce or goat cheese-stuffed chicken breasts. The sides serve up to eight people and include homemade cornbread dressing, mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes, squash casserole and spinach gratin. Brunch and snack items are also available, along with several desserts including coconut cream pie (serves eight), pumpkin pie (serves eight), carrot cake (serves 12), double chocolate raspberry cheesecake (serves 16). Thanksgiving orders need to be placed by Nov. 20 before 11 a.m. and picked up on Nov. 23 by 2 p.m. Christmas orders need to be placed by Dec. 20 before 11 a.m. and picked up on Dec. 23 by 1 p.m.
Smoke Beast BBQ
Smoke Beast BBQ is taking Thanksgiving orders until Nov. 21. In addition to the smoked meats, Smoke Beast is offering a homemade pound cake and a homemade sweet potato pie.
Ray’s Rump Shack
918 State Highway 18, Lake City
Ray’s Rump Shack in Lake City near Jonesboro is offering a variety of oak and hickory smoked meats for Thanksgiving including whole brisket, pork butts and whole chickens, in addition to whole turkeys and turkey breasts. Sides made in house include sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, green beans and chicken and dressing. A full dessert menu will be released soon, but so far, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and banana pudding are on the menu. Ray’s will deliver to “just about anywhere in the state and even a little into Tennessee and Missouri.” Order deadline is Nov. 19. Call 870-616-0989 or email to order.
42 Bar & Table
1200 President Clinton Ave.
42 Bar & Table is offering 14 or 22 pound turkeys roasted traditionally or mesquite smoked. Dressings include Cajun trinity cornbread or or French country brioche. All sides feed up to 12 people. View the menu here. Order deadline is Friday Nov. 19. Pick up will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 24. Call 501-537-0042.
We’ll continue to update this page if we find more restaurants releasing menus. If your restaurants is serving Thanksgiving to go, let us know in the comments.