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Thanksgiving Dinner To Go and Thanksgiving Catering in Lakeland + Polk County

Thanksgiving Catering in Lakeland Florida

Are you looking to cut back on your Thanksgiving cooking this year?
Or maybe not planning to cook at all?
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, need some help with the side dishes or pies, or don’t want to show up at a holiday dinner empty-handed, we’re here to help YOU with a list of Lakeland and Winter Haven area restaurants that offer Thanksgiving Catering. Let us help you find Thanksgiving dinner near you.

Thanksgiving is about connecting with the people you love and reflecting on the things you are thankful for. If cooking a meal brings you joy or is your way of showing love to your family, great! But if it causes you stress, or you’re looking for a way to spend less time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day, consider this your reminder that you can order part {or all} of your Thanksgiving dinner and still have a memorable and relaxing Thanksgiving celebration.

Below you’ll find Polk County restaurants cooking homemade Thanksgiving dinners to go and Thanksgiving pies for local pickup. Please keep in mind that all prices are subject to change – we have listed prices where available to give you an idea of the price range for each option. Visit each business website for current pricing information and to confirm availability in 2023. At the time of publishing, some restaurants from previous years have not posted an update for this year.

If you’re interested in eating Thanksgiving Dinner at a local restaurant, we also have a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Be sure to check the list early – many places serving a thanksgiving dinner require reservations. {TIP – if you forget to pre-order from the list below, you might be able to order to-go meals from a restaurant open on Thanksgiving Day}.

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go in Lakeland

Honey Baked Ham Holiday Meals

Let the Honey Baked Ham store in Lakeland take care of the Thanksgiving catering details so you don’t have to. Meat choices include turkey, bone-in ham, and boneless ham. Meat prices based on weight. Sides start at $10.99 and serve 4 to 6 people – options include Loaded Smashed Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin, Creamy Russet Mashed Potatoes, Maple Sweet Potato Souffle, Double Cheddar Macaroni And Cheese, Country Cornbread Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Cinnamon Apples, and more. (Some sides come frozen and will require time in the oven before serving).

Be sure to check for current coupons – you can often save money if you pick up turkey dinners a few days prior to Thanksgiving. Contact Honey Baked Ham to order.

Polk City BBQ / Lakeland BBQ Thanksgiving Family Meals

Thanksgiving Day Family Pick Up meals are available from Polk City BBQ / Lakeland BBQ / Frostproof BBQ – Order By November 19th for pickup November 21 or 22. Additional Sides, Drinks & Dessert available.

Menu includes: Rootbeer Glazed Ham + Smoked Turkey Breast, Whipped Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Smoked White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Herb Stuffing with Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Rolls, Desserts and iced tea also available.

Bandidas Thanksgiving Sides + Pies

Bandidas pop-up cafe has a delicious Thanksgiving menu including spiced plum crumble, focaccia bread, and more. Bandidas can be found at Catapult, local farmers markets, and other community events with delicious pastries, desserts, and focaccia sandwiches. Preorder Thanksgiving pies and Thanksgiving sides by 11/20 on the Bandidas Website, pickup on November 22.

Fred’s Market Thanksgiving Feast

Preorder a Family Holiday Feast from Fred’s Market Restaurant in Lakeland or Plant City. The Feast is $139.99 and feeds approximately 8 people. The Fred’s Market Thanksgiving Menu includes turkey and 3 sides, plus add-ons also available. Visit the Fred’s Market Restaurant Website for details.

Fred’s Market will not be open for Thanksgiving Dinner in 2023.

Elite Catering Company Thanksgiving Dinner Catering

Elite Catering Company is here to cook you an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner!

All Dinner Packages include: Choice of a Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey, or Fried Turkey, sides (Southern Style Green Beans, Mashed potatoes w/Gravy, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cornbread Stuffing w/ Cranberry Sauce), Sweet Potato Pie, and Sweet Tea or Lemonade. Standalone trays of meat or sides are also available.

Place your order by 5pm on Nov. 18. Pick up at Elite Catering Company – 1037 East Main St Lakeland Fl 33810. Visit the Elite Catering Company website for full details and to place your order.

Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving Meals

Cracker Barrel offers a heat ‘n serve Thanksgiving Feast that comes chilled and ready to heat in 2 hours. Options include Ham, Turkey Breasts, Dressing, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Relish, 3 Sides, Yeast Rolls, and Pumpkin & Pecan Pies.

Prices start at $104.99 for a family dinner for 4-6 people, up to servings for 10. Individual pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, and more are available for $12-13 each. Visit the Cracker Barrel website to place an order.

Cracker Barrel is also one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving for dine in or take out.

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go in Winter Haven

Nutwood Thanksgiving Menu

Let Nutwood take the hassle out of the cooking at Thanksgiving. Pre-order whole brined and seasoned turkeys ready to pop in the oven, awesome sides ready to warm up, and delicious cakes and pies! Nutwood is a farm to table restaurant located in Winter Haven, FL.

Check the Nutwood Facebook page to see the menu once it is posted.

Boston Market Thanksgiving Dinner

Preorder a complete meal from Boston Market for Thanksgiving this year and have dinner ready whenever you are. Options include a hot catered meal for 10+, a chilled meal you can heat and serve, or a la carte options also available so you can pick your favorites. Order ahead and pick up the week of Thanksgiving at Boston Market in Winter Haven, Florida. Prices start at $99.99 for a meal for 4-6. Visit the Boston Market website to place an order.

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go in Polk County

Charm City

Charm City is offering Thanksgiving meals for pre-order so you can relax on Thanksgiving day. Pick up at 330 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd, Bartow, FL 33830. Visit their Facebook page to see the menu, call (863) 533-5685 or stop by to place an order.

Bob Evans

Let Bob Evans do the cooking this Turkey Day. Their Farmhouse Feast® is a complete Thanksgiving meal with oven roasted turkey or ham, farmhouse sides, pie, freshly-baked rolls & more. Order seasonal pies for pick up ahead of Thanksgiving Day including Pumpkin, Apple or Pecan Pies to add a sweet ending to your meal. Locations in Polk County include North Lakeland, South Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Davenport.

Bob Evans is also one of the local restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day and will have special meals and breakfast favorites available all day long for dine-in, delivery or curbside pickup. Visit the website to learn more about Thanksgiving Meals at Bob Evans.

Publix Thanksgiving Meal

Publix offers pre-cooked Thanksgiving turkey meals, ham dinner, and your favorite Publix sides. All dinners are fully cooked but chilled and may require up to 150 minutes to reheat. Dinners come with dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry orange relish, and marshmallow delight.

Order Publix Thanksgiving meals online on the Publix website or contact your grocery store’s deli, 48 advance notice required.

Pre-Order Thanksgiving Turkeys

If you only need a Thanksgiving Turkey or Thanksgiving Ham, many of our local Bar-B-Que restaurants and other meat experts are offering smoked turkeys, fried turkeys, and smoked ham this Thanksgiving. You can also order just meat from many of the restaurants listed above.

Granger & Sons Bar-B-Que

Granger & Sons BBQ is taking pre-orders for smoked turkeys and smoked hams. Pick up is at 8121 Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33809. To place an order call Granger & Son’s Bar-B-Que at (863)- 858-7572.

Smokin’ Jim’s House of Bar-B-Que

Let Smokin’ Jim’s cater your Thanksgiving Dinner or holiday party. Pre-order ham or turkey for a holiday meal. Options include turkey breast and ham. Call (863) 965-0230 or stop by to place your order. Located at at 3615 Havendale Blvd. Auburndale, FL 33823.

Thanksgiving Pies in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Is dessert your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal? {It is for me!} While many of the restaurants listed above also serve holiday desserts, the local bakers listed below specialize in delicious sweet treats. Order a Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, or other Thanksgiving dessert to finish off your perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Honeycomb Bread Bakers – Thanksgiving Pies

Let Honeycomb Bread Bakers fill your table with your favorite pies and rustic artisan breads. Now accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving through November 17. Thanksgiving options include apple pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin-tamarind pie, as well as sourdough bread, cinnamon rolls, and pancake mix.

Place your Thanksgiving pre-order on the Honeycomb website.

Born & Bread Bakehouse – Thanksgiving Pies

Born & Bread offers pies and pastries for the holiday season including Pumpkin Pie, Brown Butter Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Pecan Pie. All made with the highest quality ingredients, from scratch, and with love.

Pie pick up is November 21 – 22, 2023. Place your Born & Bread Thanksgiving Pie order on their website.

Almora Sweets – Pumpkin Cheesecake {30+ other flavors}

Finger-licking good cheesecakes made from scratch locally using only the best ingredients. Offering full size cheesecakes as well as flavors by the slice. Over 30 flavors to choose from!

Menu and pricing on the Almora Sweets website. Stop by – 5040 Lunn Road, Lakeland (corner of Lunn and Pipkin) – or call to order ahead (954) 952-1732.

Gourmet Goodies Bakery – Thanksgiving Desserts

Gourmet Goodies in Winter Haven is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies, Cheesecakes, Kahlua Cake, Dessert Cakes, Pumpkin Rolls, Dessert Bars, Iced Cookies and more.

Be sure to preorder in advance. Menu and pricing on the Gourmet Goodies website. Stop by or call to order 863-318-1400.

We hope this helps you find a place to order Thanksgiving dinner near you.
Are you offering Thanksgiving Catering in Lakeland or Polk County? Contact us to be added to this list.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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