Thanksgiving Planner

Make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner, or host your own no-stress holiday with caterers and gourmet takeout for Turkey Day.

Updated: October 06, 2004

Open Restaurants

Dine out this year. Make reservations now at one of these top restaurants

I L Palio Ristorante

1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday at this refined Italian restaurant in an upscale setting at the Siena Hotel.

Carolina Crossroads Rstrnt

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

This Chapel Hill restaurant at the Carolina Inn is known for its decadent Thanksgiving menu; reserve a table for a midday meal.

Fearrington Granary

2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Stay out of the kitchen this year and enjoy old fashioned hospitality as you dine on your Thanksgiving feast.

Four Square Restaurant

2701 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

This Thanksgiving head to Durham's lovely Victorian restaurant that serves a scrumptious holiday prix-fixe traditional dinner.


3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

Reservations fill up fast at the Washington Duke Inn's restaurant, but the Thanksgiving meal here is worth planning for in advance.

Margaux's Restaurant

8111 Creedmoor Rd Ste 111, Raleigh, NC 27613

This fine-dining pioneer offers one of the most popular Thanksgiving buffets in Raleigh.

Takeout Turkey

Impress your guests when you bring home a pre-made feast.

Whole Foods Market

3540 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

Place your order in advance and pick up dinner in time Thanksgiving. Just heat and serve.

Weaver Street Market

101 E Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Head to this market and cafe for your vegetarian Thanksgiving meal and save your self time out of the kitchen.

Oliver Twist

8111-137 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Grub on takeout turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays.

Boston Market

1397 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511

Turkey, ham and all the fixings are pre-prepared and ready to be heated up on the big day.

Gourmet Stores

Prepare an incredible meal with ingredients from these gourmet shops.

A Southern Season

Hwy 15-501, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you're going gourmet, Chapel Hill's famous store is the perfect place to pick up spices, coffee, wine and dessert.

The Wine Merchant

4240 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

Stop by this stop and pick up a bottle of wine to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.

Neomonde Mediterranean Deli

3817 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Go non-traditional and pick up tasty Mediterranean treats at this Raleigh deli.

Catering Options

Host a stress-free Thanksgiving with the help of these top caterers.

Foster's Market

2694 Chapel Hill-Durham Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Select from a special holiday menu and have the Thanksgiving meal cooked for you, thanks to this gourmet market in Durham.

Fowlers Fine Food & Wine Store

112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Durham's beloved caterer creates a special Thanksgiving menu every year, complete with Bates Farm turkeys.

Irregardless Cafe & Catering

901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Serve traditional holiday fare without lifting a finger with the help of this Raleigh restaurant. Each meal serves six to eight guests.

Mad Hatter's Bake Shop

1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705

An entire Thanksgiving meal--including soups, turkey and desserts--will be ready for you to pick up before your guests arrive.