(WFXR) — Thanksgiving is closing in and getting all the fixings can sometimes be a hassle.
Across southwest and central Virginia, some companies are stepping up to help make sure the table is set for your Thanksgiving Day feast.
Where to pick up Thanksgiving Dinner
TAKE OUT THANKSGIVING DINNERS:
West End Community Dinners wants to make sure Thanksgiving dinner is on the table this year. The group is hosting a Grab-and-Go Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Those who are looking to fill their tables can head to 1210 Patterson Avenue SW behind Freedom First, starting at 10 a.m. until the food runs out.
West End Community Dinners were able to make this possible with a partnership with LEAP for Local Food and Roanoke Coop along with donations.
Cracker Barrell also offers a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Feast that serves between eight to 10 people or you can choose the Family Dinner which serves between four to six people. The meal is chilled and ready to heat. You can pre-order your meal by heading to the restaurant’s website. On Thanksgiving Day you can pre-order your traditional Thanksgiving meal which includes Turkey n’ Dressing with gravy, homestyle sides, and pumpkin pie. You can pre-order this meal now on the restaurant’s website.
Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ is offering a Thanksgiving takeout special. You can get a whole turkey and the choice of three sides for $150+ or you can get just the whole turkey for $85+. The meal feeds up to eight people. The restaurant posted on its Facebook page stating that orders must be in by noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 for pick up between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Call 540-342-2990 or check out their Facebook page for more information. The restaurant is located at 19 Salem Avenue SE in Roanoke.
Crystal Spring Grocery is offering a Thanksgiving meal for those who need some help in the kitchen. You can order from their menu by Thursday, Nov. 18 at noon to be able to pick it up by Wednesday, Nov. 24 between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a full list of the Thanksgiving meals offered check out their menu here.
MISSION BBQ is helping fill your tables this Thanksgiving by offering smoke turkey breast and a wide arrange of sides. Just complete their form and return it to a MISSION BBQ in your area by Saturday, Nov. 20. You will want to arrange a pickup time so you get the freshest bird right out of the smoker. All orders have to be picked up by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Montano’s Restaurant is offering a meal that will feed a family of four. For $100 you can get a turkey breast, two sides, bread, and a bottle of wine according to the restaurant’s Facebook page post. To preorder your Thanksgiving meal call 540-344-8960. The restaurant is located at 3733 Franklin Road SW in Roanoke.
Radford and Fairlawn community is holding its 17th annual Community Thanksgiving at Grove United Methodist Church. Friday, Nov. 19 will be the last day to order your meal from the church.
Those who have ordered can pick up their meal curbside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25.
Henry County Food Pantry is holding a Drive-Thru Holiday meal for Wednesday, Nov. 24. The drive-thru will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3321 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett.
You can order your Thanksgiving meal from The Roanoker Restaurant. You can see the restaurant’s menu on their website and order ahead of the day. Individual orders can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the wooden doors on the end of the building. For more information call 540-344-7746.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be delivering roughly 25 meals to families throughout the community. This is part of the 2nd annual event to help those in need. The sheriff’s office partnered with area businesses to help provide Thanksgiving dinner at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. at the sheriff’s office located at 1345 Falling Creek Road in Bedford.
THANKSGIVING DINNER KITS:
Smokey Bones is helping to fill your Thanksgiving tables. The restaurant has all the fixings available for $179. This comes with a 12-14 pound turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cornbread with pecan butter. It feeds roughly eight people.
Smokey Bones also has a sliced and glazed ham you can add for $89. You can order this now through Thursday, Nov. 25.
There are several restaurants that have buffet-style Thanksgiving meals. Here is a list of places:
Billy’s wants people to join them for Thanksgiving. The first seating is happening at 11 a.m. with the last seating at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25. The buffet costs $36.95 for adults, $16.95 for children, and free for children under five.
You can check out the full menu on the restaurant’s website. If you are planning on eating at Billy’s, you will want to call ahead to make a reservation at 540-206-3353. The restaurant is located at 102 Market Street SE in Roanoke.
Cast Plates & Pints will have a buffet on Thanksgiving for those who don’t feel like cooking. For more information on the menu or reserve a table, call 540-799-7200 or you can go online. The restaurant is located at 3555 Electric Road Suite D in Roanoke.
CLASSIC FAMILY-STYLE THANKSGIVING MEALS:
Maybe a classic sit-down family-style meal is more your taste for Thanksgiving. Check out what these restaurants are offering:
419 West Restaurant has an All-You-Can-Eat-Family-Style Thanksgiving meal. It’s located at 3865 Electric Road in Roanoke. The restaurant’s Thanksgiving meal includes all the fixings. Thanksgiving meals are served between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. You can check out the menu on 419 West Restaurant’s website. You can also make a reservation by calling 540-776-0419 or booking one on the restaurant’s website. If dining in isn’t your style, 419 West Restaurant also offers takeout and to-go meals.
Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse is offering a special menu on Thanksgiving Day. The menu has all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. You can see the full menu on the restaurant’s website. It will cost $59 per person and will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To reserve a table call 540-527-2333. The restaurant is located at 104 S. Jefferson Street in Roanoke.
BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it will be offering its free turkey promotion — which is a free Butterball whole turkey — and a $10 BJ’s award to its members. This will be available for members through Wednesday, Nov. 24. Members can redeem this promotion on the BJs website with curbside pickup, in-club pickup, same-day pickup, or when shopping in-club.
“This Thanksgiving, we know our members are eager to celebrate the holidays together, so we’re thrilled to offer our members not only a free turkey promotion, but a $10 award as well, to help them with their holiday shopping,” said Michael Leary, senior vice president, GMM, perishables, grocery and beverages, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Whether shopping in-club or from the comfort of their home, members can find everything they need to make the most of their Thanksgiving time with family and friends.”
Members will be able to use their $10 award for holiday shopping between Dec. 2 through Dec. 16.
Virginia-grown Thanksgiving Dinner
If you are trying to keep it local for Thanksgiving, you might want to check out the Commonwealth’s farms.
The Virginia Farm Bureau states there are a plethora of farms that can fit the whole feast on your plate. You can find turkeys in the Shenandoah Valley, sweet potatoes are grown in southern Piedmont, apples in Blue Ridge orchards, and pie from southwest Virginia’s pumpkin patches, according to the Farm Bureau.
The Commonwealth farms are not only stocked with food but craft beverages, apple cider, and unlimited varieties of Virginia wines.
“The Virginia Grown program helps consumers easily recognize farm products that are grown in the commonwealth,” Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, said. “The blue and red Virginia’s Finest checkmark logo identifies top-quality Virginia specialty food and beverage products.”
If you want to buy locally throughout Virginia, check out the Virginia Grown website.
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