Rather not spend Thanksgiving Day over a hot stove? Maybe your little family dinner just became The Family Dinner and everyone's coming over. Don't miss out on catching up with family and friends, let someone else handle the cooking! Dozens of St. Tammany restaurants and grocers offer heat-and-eat, traditional Thanksgiving dinners, enough to feed the whole clan. Some are even open on Thanksgiving Day. Get ready for the holiday weekend by making reservations or pre-ordering your catered family meal.
Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Eve Family Night
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 6-9 p.m.
Southern Hotel - 428 E. Boston St., Covington
Free to attend, no reservation necessary. Live music by Crispin Schroeder. Dinner available, $20 per plate, includes choice of Fried Catfish, Fried Shrimp or Fish Taco + French Fries, Potato Salad and Bun.
- Copeland's of New Orleans
Covington: (985) 809-9659
Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at all locations. No reservations taken, walk-ins welcome all day. Catering also available Nov. 9-30, curbside pickup available. Menus to serve 6-8 or a la carte; hot or cold pickup. Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup. See all menus and order online at CopelandsFeast.com.
- Covington Country Club
Thanksgiving Feast open for two seatings; 12-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Menu includes the Meat Carving Station (Cajun Fried, Smoked or Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib au jus and Holiday Spiral Ham), and choice of five sides, two soups and three salads. $45 for adults, $20 for kids under 13. Cash bar. Click to view the complete menu. Click here for tickets.
- The Gloriette at Southern Hotel
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reserve on OpenTable.com.
- Camellia Cafe
Thanksgiving buffet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., no reservation required. $17 Adults, $11 for kids 10 and under. See menu on Facebook page. Breakfast served 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
- Nathan's Restaurant
Open 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Reservation required, seating very limited. Regular menu + traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Details at NathansRestaurant.net. Will also be open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve serving the regular menu, with seatings at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reserve early.
- Patton's Caterers
Open 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., reservations required. Thanksgiving buffet, $62 adults, $20 children aged 6-12, children 5 and under, free. Catering menu available, see menu and pricing at Pattons.com. Place order by 5 p.m. Monday for pickup Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cold pickup, heating instructions provided.
NOTE: Other restaurants may be open, but information was not available at time of publishing. To contact restaurants directly, see our directory.
Prepared Thanksgiving Dinners
- Copeland's of New Orleans
Covington: (985) 809-9659
Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Complete dinners for $139 include a Fried Turkey Breast (4 lbs), Turkey Gravy (1 qt) and Buttermilk Biscuits (1 doz). Optional: substitute Turkey Breast for a whole turkey and additional quart of turkey gravy for $20). For sides, choose two (2 qts. each): Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Amaretto Sauce, Buttercream Potatoes, Smothered Ham & Bacon Green Beans, Cajun Corn Maque Choux or Cornbread Dressing. Menus to serve 6-8. Hot or cold pickup. Add on desserts are four types of cheesecakes and toppings, bread pudding, cookies or a combo tray. Also available: a la carte whole turkeys and other main dishes, soups, salads, party favors and desserts, and the "Pilgrim Platter", a complete, 8-item dinner plate, $20 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under.
Orders taken Nov. 9-30, place order 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up. See all menus and order online at CopelandsFeast.com.
- The Green Fork Covington
(985) 234-9830 (Boston St.)
(985) 900-2200 (Hwy. 21)
Gluten-free, vegan, paleo and vegetarian sides to add to your dinners. Casseroles, $40 to $50 each, include sweet potato, roasted garlic mashed potato, Brussels sprouts, truffle cauliflower mash, scalloped butternut squash, and chicken Italian sausage stuffing. Soups by the quart, cranberry sauce and gravy by the pint. Roasted veggie and pecan salad to serve 8-10, $60. Cookies, cheesecake, muffins and other desserts by the half-dozen. All casseroles come in a six-cup glass dish with necessary reheating instructions. Serves 6-8 persons. Order by Friday, Nov. 18. Click here to view the complete menu.
- Pyre BBQ - Covington or Mandeville
Covington: (985) 234-9839
Mandeville: (985) 629-4162
Take-out cold pickup Wednesday, 1pm-‘til; Hot pickup Thanksgiving Day, 11am-3pm. Options and Hours at both locations.
Pyre Holiday Dinner ($100) includes 3lb. Turkey Breast or 3lb. Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham + 3 quarts of sides, gravy, rolls and pie.
Pyre Holiday Feast ($200) includes Whole Tom Turkey or Whole Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham + 3 half-pans of sides, gravy, rolls and pie.
A la carte menu includes 5 smoke meat choices ($60-230), 7 sides by half-pan ($35) or full pan ($65), and Pyre Pies ($15), apple, pecan or pumpkin.
Meats: Whole Turkey (16-18 lb), $120; Turkey Breast (8 lb), $90; Boneless Half Ham, $90; Pork Butt (8 lb), $100 or Prime Brisket, $280.
Sides: Mac & Cheese, Braised Greens & Ham Hocks, Sweet Potato Casserole, Smoky Green Beans, Cheese Grits, Mashed Potatoes, and Cornbread Andouille Stuffing. Complete catering menu on PyreRestaurant.com.
- Rouse's Markets - 6 locations
Click Rouses.com/shop to select store near you & place order
All dinners are "heat-and-eat" - pickup cold with instructions for reheating (2hrs). Place orders 3 days in advance of desired pickup. Dinners to serve 4-6 or 6-8 people and sides a la carte. Heat-and-Eat Traditional Dinner of Oven Roasted or Cajun Turkey or Spiral-cut Ham, $75-85; Center Plates, $30-50. Six sides included: Cornbread dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish, King’s Hawaiian Rolls. A la carte options, $5-50, also include Dirty Rice Dressing, Oyster Bienville Dressing, Shrimp & Mirliton Dressing, Spinach Madeleine, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Pudding and Turkey Gravy. Sandwiches, wings, fried chicken and finger food party trays also available.
- Sticks BBQ
Hwy 59: (985) 951-2277
Hwy 22: (985) 951-2287
Holiday meal packages and a la carte meats by the pound and sides by half-pan. Order online for pickup Nov. 17-23.
Little Bird (serves 6), $90: Smoked Turkey Breast (3lb) and 1 mini-pan each of Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes + 1 dozen Rolls and 1 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
Big Bird (serves 12), $180: Smoked Turkey Breast (6lbs) + 2 Mini Pan each: Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Sweet Potatoes + 2 dozen Dinner Rolls and 2 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
Meats by the pound: Turkey Breast ($14.50), Boneless Ham ($37.50) and Bone-in Spiral-cut Ham ($65).
Sides by mini-pan ($15 ea.) and half-pan ($40 ea.): Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
- Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket
Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup. Orders are to be picked up after 11:30am every day except Thanksgiving (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Christmas Eve (8 a.m.-4 p.m.). Turkey prep hotline: (985) 893-7554 or (985) 893-0593. Six dinner packages to choose from. Due to heavy phone call volume, use online order form and give to front office. Cajun Fried Turkeys (12-14 lb) serves 6-8 people, $50; sliced on party tray, $65. Spiral-sliced, Praline-glazed Ham (7-9 lb), serves 8-10, $50. Complete meal packages for $100 include: 1 Cajun Fried Turkey, 1 Baked Turkey or 1 Holiday Ham, plus 6 sides and a whole pie.
- Lola Restaurant
Place order by 2 p.m. Nov. 17, pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entrees to serve 8-12 people include Shredded Smoked Pork Grillades for $75 or Lasagna for $60. Sides available by the quart, half-pan or dozen include Smoked Chicken Andouille Gumbo, cornbread stuffing, mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts, potato salad, grits, crab dip, deviled eggs, crab cakes, as well as cheese boards and salad bowls, with or without protein, to serve 8-10. For dessert, pies, cakes and assortment trays, or specialty party cakes upon request. Click to view the complete menu and order online.
Pick-up catering to serve 8 persons features appetizers (charcuterie or salmon boards, $75 and $85, or seafood cheesecake, $65), meal kits for $250 (Turkey Roulade) or $300 (Prime Rib) that include 9 sides and 2 desserts, cookie platters ($14) and batch cocktails (Pumpkin Spiced White Russian or Build Your Own Old Fashioned, $50 each). Orders accepted until November 12 with pick-up on November 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or November 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to view the complete menu.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Package, $129, includes Baked or Smoked Turkey (15-18 lbs.), Turkey Gravy, and 1 qt. each of Cornbread Dressing, Spinach Madeline and Mashed Potatoes, plus Cranberry Sauce and rolls. Feeds 6-8. The Little Dinner Package, $59, includes Sliced Turkey, Cornbread Dressing, Spinach Madeline, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. Add $10 for sliced turkey. Also available: Dinner For One (6 items), $15; a la carte by the pound or quart (7 soups, starters and entrees); half-pan sides (5 options); and desserts (pumpkin or pecan pie and traditional or white chocolate bread pudding).
Order on website or call. Order by Monday, Nov. 21 for pick-up Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Order by Saturday, Nov. 19 to pick up Thursday, 10-11 a.m. Menu features a whole fried turkey (12-14 lb) for $60 and a half gallon of chicken and sausage gumbo, with rice, for $45. Also on the menu are chicken liver pate loaf, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce by the cup. Also available, in 9x12 pans to serve 10, are pork sausage & sage or cornbread and andouille dressings, seafood casserole, sweet potatoes au gratin, baked mac & cheese, slow roast beef brisket and white chocolate bread pudding. View the pick-up menu for details.
Order by 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 for pick-up Wednesday before 7 p.m. Pick up cold and reheat.
Entrees: Hambone Gumbo (half gallon): gulf shrimp, ham hocks, collards & pickled okra potato salad - feeds 10-12, $60. Hambone Chicken Bucket: 15 pieces of mixed white & dark meat, includes 8 pieces of biscuits & house pickles, $39. Sandwich Platters: Remy, 24 pcs., $40; Cajun Turkey, 24 pcs., $35. Sides: Pickled Okra Potato Salad, 1 Quart, $14; Garlic Confit Grits, half gallon - $50. Specialty Cocktails: Half gallon jars, $42-48. Call for prices and availability.
Liz’s Where Y’at Diner
Holiday turkey dinner for $175 includes a roasted turkey (10-14lbs) with gravy, 12 dinner rolls and sides including cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and macaroni & cheese. Feeds 6 adults and 2 children. Add a dessert pie for $50. A la carte options are also available. View the complete menu on their Facebook page.
Trey Yuen Cuisine of China
Order by Wednesday for pickup same day. See website for complete menu of entrees, appetizers, kids’ menu, and complete Chinese family dinners with 20+ entree choices for two ($52), three ($79) or four ($105). Additional single entrees for $27 each. Each dinner options includes Egg Flower or Hot & Sour Soup, Egg Roll, Chinese Tea or Coffee, Steamed Rice and Fortune Cookies.
- NOLA Southern Grill
Order by noon Tuesday. Same-day pickup available, last pickup 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Oven Roasted or Cajun Injected Fried Turkey (12-14 lb) for $63. (+$10 sliced and/or hot turkey). Eight sides (quarts) include mashed sweet potatoes, seafood stuffing, baked macaroni, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, corn & crab bisque, chicken and sausage gumbo or seafood gumbo. Bread pudding half-pan, $40.
Palmisano's Catering & Café
Order by Wednesday, Nov. 16; pick up Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Menu includes Whole Roasted Turkey, Honey-glazed Ham or Turkey Gumbo entrees, $18-$45. Sides by the quart or pan, $14-$50: Cornbread or Shrimp Dressing, Baked Mac & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Casserole, Blueberry Bread Pudding. Whole pies and bread pudding, $25, order by Nov. 16.
Touch of Italy Café
Order by Saturday, Nov. 19. Pick up Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Heat-and-Eat traditional Thanksgiving menu, a la carte. Cajun Smoked or Oven Baked Turkeys (10-12 lb), $46 or Boneless Cajun Fried Turkey Breast (half pan), $45. Nine sides and 3 desserts by half-pan, $10-12 each: Sweet Potato Crunch, Smothered Green Beans or Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Cajun Rice Dressing and Baked Mac & Cheese. Gravy and Cranberry Relish by the quart, $8-14.
Slidell: (985) 690-9814 | Abita Springs: (985) 327-7829
Hot Box Dinners: Fried Shrimp (40 large), $43; Fried Catfish (approx. 40), $38; 1/2 Catfish + 1/2 Shrimp, $40. Boxes include your choice of two sides: hush puppies, french fries, coleslaw, mashed potatoes or potato salad. Pick-up hot. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular Hours: open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday.
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