Chris Conlon, right, owner of Smokin’ With Chris restaurant, adds barbecue sauce to racks of ribs next to Jay Weber, bar manager, during the 14th annual Taste of Southington at the Barnes Museum on North Main Street on Aug. 5, 2015.  Dave Zajac Record-Journal file photo

Local restaurants offer take out, dine in Thanksgiving meals

Local restaurants offer take out, dine in Thanksgiving meals

Local restaurants offer take out, dine in Thanksgiving meals

Local restaurants are offering take-out meals for the entire family for Thanksgiving this year.

Meals to go gained popularity during the pandemic and many restaurants are continuing to offer them. Some restaurants will also be open on Thanksgiving Day for families that would like to dine in.

The Thanksgiving dinner at Bone in Prime Steakhouse in Cheshire feeds up to five for $150. The meal includes appetizers, turkey, classic sides and a choice of dessert. Call 203-806-1430 to place orders.

General Manager Gulian Drekos said he is expecting a busy Thanksgiving.

“So far we have booked half of the restaurant,” Drekos said.

The restaurant will be open for dine in from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving and is accepting reservations.

Other restaurants offering Thanksgiving specials

Il Monticello Banquet Facility in Meriden will be selling dinners, including turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Families also have choices of pasta, potato, vegetables and dessert pies. Call 203-265-3553 to place orders.

Taino Prime’s Meriden and Middletown locations will be offering two packages for Thanksgiving dinner. The meal includes soup, salad, turkey with a variety of sides and a choice of apple or pumpkin pie or mini eclairs. Dinner for four to six is $175 and dinner for eight to 12 is $340. Place orders by Friday, Nov. 19, by emailing thanksgiving@tainosmokehouse.com. Pickup is on Nov. 24.

DAD’s Restaurant – The Wallingford restaurant is selling complete dinners for up to 12 people. The meals include sliced turkey, classic sides and dinner rolls. Apple and pumpkin pies are also available for $16.95. Call 203-265-4868 to place orders.

Larry and Mike’s Route 5 Kitchen – Route 5 Kitchen in Wallingford is selling dinners for four people for $110, or $185 for eight people. Dinner includes a 14 or 21 pound turkey, tray of lasagna, variety of sides, dinner rolls and choice of apple or pumpkin pie. A la carte items are also available. Orders are accepted until Nov. 21.

Smokin’ with Chris – Dinner from this Southington restaurant includes sliced smoked turkey breast and a range of sides for $75. Contact the restaurant at 860-620-9133 or catering@smokinwithchris.com to place orders by Nov. 17. Pick up is on Nov. 23 and 24. 

Paul Gregory’s Bistro Cafe – This Southington restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu includes all the classics and a variety of dessert options. The menu is a la carte. Individual dinners are also available for pre-order or in store purchase. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 by calling the restaurant and pick up is on Nov. 24.

Aziago’s Restaurant in Southington – Thanksgiving dinner serves 10 and includes a 12 to 15 pound turkey, stuffing, vegetables, biscuits and a pumpkin pie for $125. Side dishes that serve five are also available for purchase. Call 860-426-1170 to place orders and pick up by noon on Thanksgiving. 

Que Whiskey in Southington – Pre-order a smoked turkey dinner for 10 to 12 people. It includes turkey, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, cornbread, mashed potatoes and gravy for $199. The restaurant is also selling a turkey that serves 10 to 12 for $89. Pre-orders are available until Nov. 22 and pick up is on Nov. 24 and Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Anthony Jacks  in Southington – Anthony Jack’s Thanksgiving dinner serves four. One option for dinner is roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, apple-sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce and glazed carrots for $59.95. Another choice is cranberry chicken with lemon caper sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots for $49.95. All meals come with garden salad and rolls. Pumpkin and apple pie are available for $20. Curbside pickup is on Thanksgiving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

La Cucina Prepared Meals and Catering – The recently opened business in Cheshire has an extensive menu for Thanksgiving. It includes dinners that serve up eight, pasta, salads and desserts. Call 203-484-0463 or visit website to place order. Orders are accepted until Nov. 20 and pickup is on Nov. 24, between 1 and 6 p.m. 

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