Cincinnati Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Dinner for Carry-Out So You Don't Have to Cook

Don't feel like stuffing stuffing up a raw turkey butt? Let someone else do the work.

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click to enlarge A Thanksgiving feast from Metropole at 21c. - Photo: Provided by Metropole at 21c
Photo: Provided by Metropole at 21c
A Thanksgiving feast from Metropole at 21c.

Don't feel like spending all day — and night — cooking in the lead-up to Thanksgiving, or stuffing stuffing into a dead turkey's butt? No worries. These local restaurants have you covered, offering carry-out and take-and-bake options to feed multiple humans. 

But don't delay: Many have upcoming deadlines to place your order.

Crown Republic Gastropub

Serves: 4 // Cost: $75-$85 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24

Crown Republic Gastropub and its Crown Restaurant Group are offering three separate Thanksgiving meal options. Each serves four people. Option one includes a maple-ham-style pork loin, garlic potatoes, sage and sausage stuffing, green apple salad, creamed greens and your choice of dessert (a butter cake or cookies). Option two offers the same accompaniments with a main of smoked turkey breast and turkey neck gravy. Option three offers lasagna bolognese as a main and replaces the potatoes with roasted garlic bread; this option nixes the creamed greens and stuffing. Crown Republic also has la carte options, including a Next Day Breakfast Casserole. All dishes feature reheating instructions. Place your order online. 720 Sycamore St., Downtown,


Serves: Cost per person // Cost: $25-$34 per person // Order: 513-247-9933 // Pick-Up: Nov. 25

deSha's is offering a dine-in Thanksgiving option, but their carry-out version has two different options: a turkey dinner or prime rib dinner. The roasted turkey dinner comes with sage dressing, redskin mashed potatoes, country green beans, cranberry-mandarin orange relish and gravy. The prime rib ($30 for a 10-ounce; $34 for 14-ounce) includes au jus mushroom caps, creamy horseradish and redskin mashed potatoes. Opt to add-on appetizers, like spinach and artichoke dip. There are also soups and salads and dessert, including pumpkin pie and pecan pie. A kid's meal ($12) features either chicken tenders or roasted turkey. One dollar from every entree purchased on Thanksgiving will go to Loveland Inter-Faith Effort. Call 513-247-9933 to order. 11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township,

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Serves: 4-6 // Cost: $108 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24; delivery also available

This local catering operation offers multiple Thanksgiving options online (order by Nov. 22). The traditional classic turkey dinner includes a half brined and herb-roasted turkey breast, a pint of gravy, a pound of sausage stuffing, a pound of mashed potatoes and green beans with ham and onion. Just the turkey alone is $60 and there are vegan sides available, as well as dessert, if you scroll through the ordering site. 518 York St., Newport, 

Forno Osteria + Bar

Serves: 6-8 // Cost: $199 // Order: 513-818-8720 (Hyde Park) or 513-231-5555 (Montgomery) // Pick-Up: Nov. 24

Both Forno locations are offering oven-ready "everything but the turkey" family dinners. The menu includes shrimp cocktail, butternut squash soup, truffled cream corn, creamy potato puree, honey-glazed baby carrots, cauliflower gratin, oven-baked penne alla vodka, Allez bakery baguette with Vermont butter and a panettone bread pudding with bourbon-soaked golden raisins. 3514 Erie Ave., Hyde Park,; 9415 Montgomery Road, Montgomery,

The Governor

Serves: 4 // Cost: Per item // Order: 513-239-8298 // Pick-Up: Nov. 24

Instead of a full meal, The Governor is slinging slides that serve about four people each. Menu items include butter bell squash casserole ($20), miso butter mashed potatoes ($20), beef slider stuffing with American cheese ($20), snow crab mac and cheese ($40) and half-quarts of gravy ($10). 231 Main St., Milford, 

Herban Vegans

Serves: Call for details // Cost: Per item // Order:  // Pick-Up: Call for details

Skip the meat entirely with this animal-product-free menu from Herban Vegans in Findlay Market. Build your own custom package with options like Marsala Mushroom Lasagna ($45), "sausage" stuffing ($40), kale and artichoke dip ($35) or Miracle Mac ($45). Quantities are limited and orders must be placed by Nov. 23. 1809 Elm St., Findlay Market,

Ivory House

Serves: 8-10 // Cost: $249 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24 and Nov. 25

This Westwood restaurant is offering a chef's feast for Thanksgiving. There will be a 12- to 14-pound turkey, gravy, your option of four sides (mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean almondine casserole, blistered carrots or creamed corn), cranberry relish, rolls and a whole pumpkin pie. Limited amount available. 2998 Harrison Ave., Westwood,

Lucius Q

Serves: 8-10 // Cost: $80-$150 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24 or 25; deadline to order is Nov. 11

Lucius Q is sold-out of whole turkeys, but still offering turkey breast from Avril-Bleh Meat Market. The all-white breast is five to six pounds and serves eight to 10 people. It starts at $80 with additional fees for sides (served by the half-gallon). Side options are broccoli casserole, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and queso corn. Pick either zero sides or up to all four. You can also order cheddar corn muffins separately, or dessert — apple pie, pecan pie or banana pudding. A special Thanksgiving leftover kit ($14) includes local Giminetti slide buns and a jar of Duke's mayonnaise. Food is distributed cold and includes reheating instructions. 1131 Broadway St., Pendleton,

Metropole at 21c

Serves: 2-4 or 6-10 // Cost: $135-$275 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24 or 25

Executive Chef Vanessa Miller has concocted a Thanksgiving menu for you to enjoy at home. Opt for a half-turkey dinner or whole-turkey dinner plus two sides. Each meal includes the turkey, rolls and butter, gravy, sides and pie. Side options include mashed potatoes, collard greens, stuffing, and wild rice and carrot pilaf. Dessert is either apple, pumpkin or a bourbon pecan pie. If you need more sides, they are also available a la carte. Level up with a "morning detox breakfast." Options range from smoked prime rib ($90) to a cheese and charcuterie board ($40) to challah buns ($8). Meals are cold and ready to reheat. 609 Walnut St., Downtown,

Moerlein Lager House

Serves: 4 // Cost: $80 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 23 or 24

This meal for four features honey-glazed ham, a pre-cooked turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, a house salad, bread and carrot cake. Add a four-pack of Moerlein beer for $12. 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks,

Prime Cincinnati

Serves: 2 or 4 // Cost: $100 or $180 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 25

Prime Cincinnati is offering meal options for two or four people. Menu items include Joyce Farms turkey and Berkshire ham, shallot mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, cornbread apple sausage stuffing, Brussels sprout casserole and Grand Marnier-infused cranberry sauce. The four-person meal includes the same, just more of it. Dessert options are apple pie, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. 580 Walnut St., Downtown,

Station Family + BBQ

Serves: 2 to 4 // Cost: Per item // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24; deadline Nov. 17

Station Family + BBQ is offering smoked turkey breast or turkey thighs by the pound ($15 per pound), plus plenty of sides. Sides serve four to six people and include garlic whipped potatoes ($18), French green beans ($20), mac and cheese ($16), stewed apples ($18) and sweet potato pound cake loaf ($16). The restaurant is also offering a special Thanksgiving sangria in a pouch, with vodka, pinot grigio, cinnamon, apple cider, orange juice and fruit garnish. 400 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming,

S.W. Clyborne's

Serves: 4-6 //  Cost: $159.99 // Order: // Pick-Up: Nov. 24

This Thanksgiving meal kit features a menu for four to six people, with a main of herb-marinated turkey breast. Sides include mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, a salad, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Opt for add-ons like macaroni and cheese for an extra charge. The also offer a gluten-free meal kit option. Place your order online. 5948 Snider Road, Mason,

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