2020 has been a year like none other. You lived it right along the rest of us, so I’m certain you don’t need me to rehash all of the things that have gone left, right sideways, and upside down. Maybe what you do need from me, being your resident foodie, is advice on how to make your holidays stay right-side up.
Or, at the very least, as close to normal as possible.
So, being the helper that I am, I sat down and did a little foodie research, checking with my favorite local restaurants and chefs to find the best options for your Turkey Day feast, 2020-style. Whether you prefer to stay home, go out, or do something a little outside of the box, Lifestyle Frisco has you covered.
We recommend placing your table reservations and catering orders as soon as possible!
Nature’s Plate: Feeding a vegan or just love plant-based options? Nature’s Plate offers a special Thanksgiving menu for pick-up or delivery. Filled with tempting plant-based options sure to please even staunch meat-eaters, this is a great choice for a more health-conscious Thanksgiving feast.
Gluten-Free Goodness: Gluten-free? You can find delicious side dishes for your feast, entirely gluten-free. Available in both small and large, you can feed just a few family members with dietary restrictions or the entire group wanting to have a gf meal.
Mudbugs Bar & Grill: Feeling Cajun? Well, Mudbugs has you covered with a full Cajun-themed feast, offering fried turkey or ham and all the sides, this is one unique feast your entire family will love. Be sure to order ahead so you can grab it to go.
Sushi Marquee: Completely over the whole idea of Turkey? Or maybe even the traditional family meal? Why not break completely with tradition and hit up one of Frisco’s best sushi spots? Sushi Marquee is open with it’s full menu from 3PM until 2AM.
Take it on home, Frisco.
Thornhill Catering: With something for every group, regardless of size, this local catering company with an impressive tenure (35 years and counting) can serve up your Turkey day feast any which way you need. Offering boxed meals perfect for office parties, buffet options for larger groups, and per-plate options for a family gathering, this catering company has thought of nearly everything so you don’t have to.
Maple Street Biscuit Company: This local restaurant known for absolutely mouthwatering biscuits goes above and beyond when it comes to covering your Thanksgiving meal. Order ahead for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings that will feed 6 to 8 or your nearest and dearest. They have limited packages available so be sure to get your order in early.
Norma’s Cafe: This local cafe known for comfort food and sky-high pies has you covered. Offering full meal packages designed to feed a crowd, you can order your meal to pick up and reheat the day of, no other stress involved.
Cowboy Chicken: What better place to order your Thanksgiving turkey than the one that put mouth-watering chicken on the map? Cowboy Chicken has both turkey and ham meal options (just in case you don’t like the bird) available for pick-up. To order, contact Amy Garland at 817-542-6540.
Chris’s Specialty Foods: This specialty food shop does the meat-work for you, offering meal packages with either traditional roast turkey, a stuffed turkey or the rather infamous turkducken (Jon Madden is smiling somewhere every time someone orders one). All packages come with 2 sides and can 10-12 people.
The Community Grill: This local favorite offers a full Thanksgiving meal, complete with all the trimmings, for pick up at their North Frisco location. Let John Kinch and his team do the legwork, all you have to do is reheat on Thanksgiving Day.
TU Bones BBQ: Not a roasted turkey fan? No worries, Tu Bones has you covered with their absolutely delicious smoked turkey. Available in two sizes, these birds come pre-smoked with heating instructions so all you have to do is sit back and take credit for the amazing bird you’re serving.
Buca di Beppo: Whether you’re in need of catering, delivery or you wish to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal at their restaurant, they’ll help you make it a memorable holiday. The traditional Thanksgiving Menu includes Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie. Make reservations online or call 972-668-3287.
Del Frisco’s: This perennial steakhouse favorite offers a gorgeously perfect pre-fixed menu fit for the whole family as well as a take-home option if you prefer to dine at home.
The Holy Grail Pub: This Frisco pub that is so much more than a pub is offering a full Thanksgiving menu for both dine in and take out. For more information and ordering instructions, check out the FB event page they’ve created for their feast.
City Works Frisco: On Thanksgiving Day, City Works is hosting a “Socially Distanced and Delicious” not-your-average-Thanksgiving dinner. Choose Prime Rib or Herb-Roasted Turkey, loaded with a plate full of classic holiday sides — and the Cowboys game will be ON many of their 18 HDTVs.
Herd and Hearth at the Westin: Not feeling like dinner? This newly renovated restaurant at the Westin Stonebriar is having a Thanksgiving Brunch from 11-3, offering both traditional Thanksgiving fare along with the truly exquisite non-traditional options like Beef Tenderloin and Salmon. They also offer take-out family meals for your Turkey day Dinner. Be sure to call for reservations 972-668-8912.
Crush Taco: Feeling the need for something different? Our favorite taco spot is offering a Thanksgiving brunch in a way that is true to Mo and the Crush brand. Stop in or order between 7-11am on Turkey Day (or even order ahead) and celebrate your Thanksgiving, taco style.
Don’t see your favorite place to grab a reservation or take it to-go on this list but you know they’re offering a delicious Thanksgiving menu? Please leave a comment and let us know!
Shop til you drop, then eat.
If you want the cozy home Thanksgiving experience, but you lack the time, energy or know-how to prepare the meal all on your own, not to worry. These grocery stores offer a fully prepared feast…all you need to do is place your order ahead of time. (Your secret is safe with us!)
Market Street: Their award-winning team of chefs will prepare your entire holiday meal, complete with sides, from their signature recipes. It’s a deliciously simple way to ensure a stress-free holiday. Don’t delay, pre-order today! Call 214-872-1500 or order online.
Sprouts: Get your gobble on Choose from fully-prepared made from the freshest ingredients at your neighborhood farmers market and grocery. Turkeys, hams, roasts, and party trays. Visit the deli counter or www.sprouts.com/holiday to place your order.
Don’t forget the dessert.
Melisa the Pie Lady: You can make an argument that a pie lives and dies by the crust, and Melisa’s pies LIVE in their crusts. Tender and flaky with just a touch of sweet, they form the best foundation for Melisa’s incredible fillings. Featured in “Hidden Gem Sweet Spots in Frisco,” Melisa is ready to bring her homemade goodness to your table this Thanksgiving.
Celebrity Bakery: Celebrity Café & Bakery will not only ensure that you have decadent desserts on-hand for the Thanksgiving holiday, but they can supply your side dishes as well. They have a full menu of Thanksgiving offerings available, including fabulous pies, cakes, adorable, fall-themed cookies, dessert trays, and icebox pies. Known for their extensive, made-from-scratch cafe and bakery menus, Celebrity is also available for catering and deliveries.
Didi’s Downtown: Chef Scott is offering up his amazing scratch-made pies throughout the holiday season. Pre-order only and they are closed on Thanksgiving Day so be sure to plan ahead if you want some of the Didi’s goodness at your table.
Batch Bakery: Nothing says Thanksgiving like PIE. Well, maybe turkey, too, but you’ve gotta have pie. Last year Buttermilk Sky Pie became Batch Bakery and their gallery of flavors looks like something we can all be grateful for…
This year, perhaps you’re thankful for the many great restaurants in the area who have offered to do all of the work for you. Maybe this is the year you say “no thanks” to hours of side dish prep and a sink full of dishes, or fear-no-more the possibility of a burned turkey.
Frisco, whether you opt to cook some, none, or all of a Thanksgiving meal this year, we wish you a day of peace, rest, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!
Do you have Thanksgiving meal recommendations? We’d love to hear them! Leave us a comment in the box below.