Don't want to cook Thanksgiving dinner? Enjoy a full holiday feast from one of these local restaurants, grocery stores or catering companies, and take the work out of planning turkey day for the family:
Bevardi's Salute! Italian Artisan Restaurant
23 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 365-1020, salutesarasota.com
Chef Laszlo Bevardi is creating a homemade Thanksgiving celebration with an Italian twist. Enjoy a three-course meal to-go for $32.95 per adult and $16.95 for children under 12. The first course includes butternut squash bisque or holiday spinach salad with a Champagne vinaigrette. A second course includes a slow-roasted turkey dinner with a sausage, wild mushroom and vegetable stuffing, and a choice sides dishes. Third course is dessert: apple or pumpkin pie. Pick up your order from 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.
Brick's Smoked Meats
1528 State St., Sarasota, (941) 993-1435, brickssmokedmeats.com
Enjoy a Texas-style Thanksgiving with Brick's Smoked Meats. The chefs will grill up a premade meal with all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. Enjoy smoked whole turkeys, USDA Prime brisket or honey-glazed ham, with a choice of sides like mashed sweet potatoes, sausage cornbread stuffing, macaroni and cheese or pit-smoked beans. Dessert included. Whole turkeys cost $85 and weigh 18-20 pounds. Pick up from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving day. Order online or call ahead.
The Capital Grille
180 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 256-3647, thecapitalgrille.com
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in-house or to-go from The Capital Grille. Order sides to serve at home like brioche stuffing and gravy, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes, French green beans and cranberry-pear chutney with dinner rolls. Cost is $125 and serves four to six people. Order online and pick up meals on Tuesday, Nov. 24, or Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Duffy's Sports Grill
3005 University Pkwy., Sarasota, (941) 777-2110, duffysmvp.com
Each Thanksgiving plate at Duffy's will include oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, cranberry sauce and apple pie. Preorder a dinner to-go, serving four, eight or 12 guests. Cost is $15.99 per person. Preorders must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 25. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and Thanksgiving day. Order online.
Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie
1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300; 8445 Lorraine Road, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 357-1570; libbysneighborhoodbrasserie.com
A special holiday menu will be served in-house and to-go at Libby's in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. The menu includes rotisserie roasted turkey breast, mushroom cream gravy, sweet potato mash, sage brioche stuffing and hot honey carrots. Buttermilk croissants served on the side. This meal will be available by the plate for $19.50 from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Call ahead to reserve your table, or reserve a spot online.
7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400; 101 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 120, Bradenton, (941) 896-9660; mattisons.com
Mattison's Forty-One in south Sarasota or Mattison's Riverwalk Grille in downtown Bradenton are both offering Thanksgiving meals to-go. Meals include a whole oven-roasted turkey, apple walnut stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, maple ginger roasted vegetable medley and gravy. Comes with fresh cranberries and dinner rolls. Choose a serving for six or 10 people; cost ranges from $149 to $189. Pick up at Mattison's Forty-One 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, or at Mattisons' Riverwalk Grille 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Order online or call.
Whole Foods Market
1451 First Street, Sarasota, (941) 316-4700; 5298 University Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 806-6130; wholefoodsmarket.com
Enjoy a Festive Feast for 12, which includes a classic whole roasted turkey or sliced ham with sides of your choice and two desserts, or the a roasted turkey breast dinner for four, which includes the sides of your choice. Paleo and vegetarian options available. Cost ranges from $69.99 to $279.99. Place orders online or over the phone a minimum of 48 hours ahead of pickup time. Pick up your meal between now and Thanksgiving day.