Where to dine-in or carry-out in Lakeland this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just 15 days down the road + with the way these last few weeks have flown by, you may not have made Thanksgiving plans yet. Heck, you might be shocked to find out it’s already November. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with a list of local restaurants with dine-in + carry-out options for your holiday. 2020 could be the year you host an entire Thanksgiving without needing to cook a single thing. 🍗 

Where to dine-in for Thanksgiving:

Big Tom’s Diner | 1511 Havendale Blvd. NW. | Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, featuring roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and two sides. Plus, did we mention it’s only $12.99? Be sure to call and make reservations here. 

The Terrace Grille | 329 E Main St.| Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Head downtown to The Terrace for Thanksgiving this year and enjoy a 4-course meal for $55 a person. Dinner here is reservation only so be sure to give the Terrace a call at (863)688-5420 to reserve your spot.

Harborside | 2435 7th St. SW. | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Enjoy Harborside’s annual Thanksgiving Day menu. Guests may order from the standard Thanksgiving menu which is $34.99 per adult from the A La Carte Thanksgiving menu as well. Reservations are currently being accepted for parties of all sizes. 

The Club at Eaglebrooke | 1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd. | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A popular option, The Club at Eaglebrooke, is only accepting reservation requests at this time for those interested in Thanksgiving dinner. The event will offer staggered seating to avoid large crowds. To view the menu, click here.

Joshua’s Kitchen | 2020 Shepherd Rd. | 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Want to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day festivities a bit earlier this year? Head to Joshua’s Kitchen until 1 p.m. to enjoy a homemade meal.

La Imperial Bakery | 830 E. Main St. | 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A double-whammy – La Imperial Bakery will be open for dine-in as well as carryout options on Thanksgiving Day. Those interested in dining in can enjoy a special Thanksgiving lunch plate from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for detailed information on carryout. 

Where to carry-out food for your holiday:

Nutwood | 132 Ave. B. SW. | Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23.

Pre-order your Thanksgiving meal this year with Nutwood and enjoy brined and seasoned turkey, smoked hams, all of your favorite sides, and of course, pie. Pickup for meals occurs on Thanksgiving day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here for the menu.

Polk City BBQ + Lakeland BBQ | Address Varies by Location | Orders accepted until full.

Place your order for Polk City/Lakeland BBQ now. Orders are being accepted until the catering list is full and then it’s cut off. To access the menu and locate the order button, scroll down to the bottom of this page

Taste of Home Grill | 502 E. Main St. | Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 23.

Change it up this year and order your Thanksgiving meal from Taste of Home Grill. Here, meals go for $199 for a family of five and features three packages and multiple sides – including both full pan and half pan options. And, according to Lakeland Mom, you can order an add-on such as a prime rib, oxtails, or red snapper. Click here for the menu + pricing.

Juke & B’s Smokehouse | Pickup Location(s) | Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 21.

Be sure to order your meal from Juke & B’s now because orders are happening until Nov. 21…or until they sell out – whichever comes first. Smoked Turkey is going for $59 and a Whole Smoked Brisket is starting at $120. Pickup will occur on Thanksgiving Day in the Catapult parking lot. Click here for the menu and contact info.

Fred’s Market | 2120 Harden Blvd. | Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20.

Pickup a Fred’s Family Holiday Feast on Nov. 25 by 8 p.m. and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. According to their site, $80 feeds about 8 people – umm, wow. You can view the menu here

Publix | Address Varies Store to Store | Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Leave it to Florida’s favorite grocery store to make Thanksgiving easy this year. Publix is offering a fully-cooked turkey dinner this year, big enough to serve 7-10 people. The meal includes all of the fixings and reheating instructions. Dinners must be picked up in the store where the order was placed. To view the full menu, click here

Cracker Barrel | Address Varies  | Orders’ availability varies + until supplies last.

Cracker Barrel offers a handful of Thanksgiving Family Meals from the Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast to Fresh-Baked Holiday Pies – they have it all. Plus, in-person dining is available on Thanksgiving Day for the Turkey ‘n’ Dressing Meal. Please note that certain to-go meals have differing availability.