It's time again for America's big weekend of big dinners and big shopping! Would you rather spend it connecting with family and friends or in a hot kitchen, cooking and cleaning? Is your college kid bringing a few friends home for the holiday weekend? Maybe you have relatives who never RSVP but always show up (with a sheepish grin)? Welcome everyone in this Thanksgiving with extra entrées, sides, desserts and more from one of our great local restaurants or grocers! Dozens of St. Tammany restaurants offer heat-and-eat, traditional Thanksgiving dinners, enough to feed the whole clan, or à la carte dishes, desserts and drinks to supplement your home-cooked meal. Some restaurants are even open on Thanksgiving Day. Prepare for the holiday weekend now by making reservations or pre-ordering your catered family meal.
Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day
- Copeland's of New Orleans
Covington: (985) 809-9659
Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at all locations. Reservations taken until Nov. 21, walk-ins also welcome. Catering orders taken Nov. 6-23, with hot or cold pick-up and/or curbside available. Menus to serve 6-8 persons or a la carte. Order 48 hours in advance of desired pickup. See all menus and order online at CopelandsFeast.com.
- The Gloriette at Southern Hotel
Open for lunch and dinner with a special menu all day, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last reservation accepted at 6:45 p.m. Reserve on OpenTable.com.
- Camellia Cafe
Thanksgiving buffet, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., no reservation required. $23 Adults, $11 for kids 10 and under + tax/gratuity. See menu on Facebook page.
- Nathan's Restaurant
Open 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Reservation required, seating very limited. Regular menu + traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Details at NathansRestaurant.net. Will also be open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve serving the regular menu, with seatings at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reserve early.
- Patton's Caterers at the Historic Salmen-Fritchie House
Thanksgiving buffet, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $62 for age 13+, $20 children ages 5-12, children 4 and under, free. View full menu on website. Reservations required by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Catering menu also available, see menu and pricing at Pattons.com. Place order by 5 p.m. Monday for pickup Tuesday or Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cold pickup, heating instructions provided.
- Tchefuncte's Restaurant
Open 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. by reservation only via Open Table. Three-course prix fixe menu, $75 adult, $55 kids. Multiple choices per each course. Shareable appetizers for additional cost. Reserve online at https://tchefunctes.com/experiences/#reservations.
NOTE: Other restaurants may be open, but information was not provided or available before publishing. To contact restaurants directly, see our directory.
Traditional Thanksgiving dinners by Copeland's of New Orleans, all locations
Copeland's of New Orleans
Covington: (985) 809-9659
Slidell: (985) 643-0001
Complete dinners feeds 6-8 for $149 is your choice of a Fried Turkey Breast (4 lb) or Whole Turkey (12-14 lb) and includes Turkey Gravy (2 quarts) and one dozen Buttermilk Biscuits plus two sides, 2 qts. each. Side options: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Amaretto Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese, Butter Cream Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Smothered Ham & Bacon Green Beans or Cornbread Dressing. Add on desserts are four types of cheesecakes and toppings, pumpkin bread pudding, a dessert combo tray or Chocolate Chip Cookies (15). Prices range $8.50-$110 (see website for details). Also available: a la carte whole turkeys and other main dishes, soups, salads, more sides, desserts, and party favors (dips, snacking). Available for hot or cold pickup Nov. 6-23, place order 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up. See all menus and order online at CopelandsFeast.com.
- The Green Fork Covington
(985) 234-9830 (Boston St.)
(985) 900-2200 (Hwy. 21)
Unconfirmed/call for details: Gluten-free, vegan, paleo and vegetarian sides to add to your dinners. Casseroles, $40 to $50 each, include sweet potato, roasted garlic mashed potato, Brussels sprouts, truffle cauliflower mash, scalloped butternut squash, and chicken Italian sausage stuffing. Soups by the quart, cranberry sauce and gravy by the pint. Roasted veggie and pecan salad to serve 8-10, $60. Cookies, cheesecake, muffins and other desserts by the half-dozen. All casseroles come in a six-cup glass dish with necessary reheating instructions. Serves 6-8 persons. Order by Friday, Nov. 17. email@example.com.
- Rouse's Markets - 6 locations
Click Rouses.com/shop to select store near you & place order
Traditional dinners to serve up to eight people and sides à la carte. All dinners are "heat-and-eat" - pick up cold with instructions for reheating (1-2 hours to reheat). Place orders 3 days in advance of desired pickup. Traditional Dinners: Turkey or Ham + 6 sides by pound and pint. Cajun Turkey (10-12 lb) serves 4-6, $90; Oven Roasted Turkey (10-12 lb) serves 4-6, $85; Oven Roasted Turkey (16-18 lb) serves 6-8, $95; Spiral-cut Ham Dinner (10-12 lb) serves 4-6, $75; and Small Turkey Breast Dinner (2.5 lb) serves 2-3, $50. Sides: Cornbread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole with Fried Onions, Sweet Potato Casserole with Oat Crumble, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish, and King’s Hawaiian Rolls (12).
À La Carte: Center Plates - six plates, two sizes, $15-50. Dressings: five dressings by the pound, $7-$10. Fifteen sides by the pint or pound, $4-9. Twelve sides by the pan (serves 10-20), $15-$35, or by full pan (serves 20-40) for $29-$70. Side options: all above, plus Spinach Madeleine, Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Corn Pudding, Macaroni & Cheese, Carrot Souffle, Roasted Creole Carrots, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Garlic Green Beans, Spiced Apples with Oat Crumble, Wedding Cake Bread Pudding, and Bread Pudding. Dressings: Dirty Rice, Oyster Bienville, Shrimp & Mirliton, Crawfish Cornbread. Sandwiches, wings, fried chicken and finger food party trays also available.
- Sticks BBQ
Hwy 59: (985) 951-2277
Hwy 22: (985) 951-2287
Holiday meal packages and à la carte meats by the pound and sides by half-pan. Order for pickup by Nov. 22 by 5 p.m. Order by Friday, Nov. 17. Last pick-up on Nov. 22 by 5 p.m.
Little Bird (serves 6), $90: Smoked Turkey Breast (3lb) and 1 mini-pan each of Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes + 1 dozen Rolls and 1 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
Big Bird (serves 12), $180: Smoked Turkey Breast (6lbs) + 2 Mini Pan each: Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Sweet Potatoes + 2 dozen Dinner Rolls and 2 dozen ready-to-bake Molasses Sugar Cookies.
Meats by the pound: Turkey Breast ($14.50), Boneless Ham ($37.50) and Bone-in Spiral-cut Ham ($65).
Sides by mini-pan ($15 ea.) and half-pan ($40 ea.): Holiday Dressing, Mac & Cheese and Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
- Vera's Seafood
Slidell: (985) 690-9814
Abita Springs: (985) 327-7829
Hot Box Dinners Monday-Wednesday Nov. 20-22: Fried Shrimp (40 large), $43; Fried Catfish (approx. 40), $38; 1/2 Catfish + 1/2 Shrimp, $40. Boxes include your choice of two sides: Hush Puppies, French Fries, Coleslaw, Mashed Potatoes or Potato Salad. Pick up hot.
Lola Restaurant's Bourbon Chocolate Pie
Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket
Treat your family to a Cajun Fried Turkey Dinner, succulent Baked Turkey or mouthwatering Spiral Ham. Order online 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up (Covington location only), on your selected date, 11 a.m.-close every day except Thanksgiving (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Christmas Eve (8 a.m.-6 p.m.). Pre-orders now available for Christmas and New Year's.
Choice of six dinner packages or à la carte sides and add-ons. Order online at https://www.acquistapace.com/holiday/.
Package 1: Cajun Fried Turkey (12-14 lb) serves 6-8 persons, $60.
Package 2: Cajun Fried Turkey sliced on party tray, $75.
Package 3: Spiral-sliced Baked Ham (7-9 lb), serves 8-10, $55.
Package 4: 1 Cajun Fried Turkey (serves 6-8), $120.
Package 5: 1 Baked Turkey (serves 6-8), $120.
Package 6: 1 Holiday Ham (serves 8-10), $110.
Complete Dinner packages include one main, 6 sides and one whole 8-inch pumpkin pie. Sides: 4 lb Cornbread Dressing, 2 lb Giblet Gravy, 2 lb Green Bean Casserole, 2 lb Potato Casserole, 1 doz. dinner rolls, and 1 lb Cranberry Sauce. All sides also sold à la carte by the pound or quart.
Need help preparing your turkey? Call the turkey prep hotline: (985) 893-7554 or (985) 893-0593.
Place order by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Special additions to catering menu to serve 8-12 people include Shredded Smoked Pork Grillades ($75), Smoked Chicken Andouille Gumbo ($25/qt), Cornbread Stuffing ($50/half pan), Louisiana Crab Dip ($65/qt) and Bourbon Chocolate Pie ($37). Sides available by the quart, half-pan or dozen include Mac & Cheese, Pepper Jelly Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Crab Boil Potato Salad, Cheddar Stone Ground Grits, Deviled Eggs, Mini Crab Cakes and Pimento Cheese. Also available: Seared Tuna Steak, Roasted Chicken, Wild Salmon, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Lola Cheese Boards, Pasta Salad, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Fruit Bowl, Bertie's Peanut Butter Pie Cake, Vanilla Ooey Gooey Cake, and assortment trays of desserts and small sandwiches (including vegetarian). Specialty party cakes upon request. Unsweet Tea by the gallon. View complete catering menu and order online at http://lola.kitchen/catering.
Book your holiday dinner or order from their catering menu. Allow 24-48 hours advance notice of desired pick-up.
Sides to serve 12, multiple sizes of party platters plus desserts. Platters include Buffalo Chicken Wings of 50, 75 and 100 ($100, $140 and $190) and North African Spiced Lamb Meatballs with sauce and Polenta, 25 for $65. Platters to serve 12 persons include Shrimp Cocktail with sauce and butter lettuce, approx. 3 lb ($140), Chopped Liver with Matzo Crackers ($65), Greyhound Butcher Board ($85), Matzo Ball Soup with 12 matzo balls (1 gallon, $85), 5-in. Mini Pizzas ($75), Burger Sliders (25, $90), Reuben Sliders (25, $100), 4-in. Fried Chicken Biscuits with honey hot sauce and dill pickle (12, $60), Mac & Cheese ($45), Creamed Spinach ($50), Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes ($45), Kaesespaetzle (German mac & cheese with gruyere & green onion, $55), Pork Schnitzel (breaded pork cutlets) with 1 qt. mustard sauce and Spaetzle ($100), and a Whole Fried Chicken, cut up (8 pieces, $35). For dessert, whole 10-in. Key Lime Pie, $55, and whole 12-in. Black Forest Cake to serve 16, $90.
Your favorite seafood sides and soups for your Thanksgiving dinner, sold by quart or pan to feed 4-6 persons ($24-$39) or 12-15 persons ($59-$99). Choices include: Truffle Mac 'n Cheese, Shrimp Mirliton, Chicken & Beef Cornbread Dressing, Oyster Dressing, Crawfish Pasta, Seafood Gumbo (rice included) and Corn & Crab Bisque. Stuffed Artichoke at market price, and six per order of Stuffed Crab, Mirliton or Pepper. For dessert, Bread Pudding and Sweet Potato Soufflé, $20 each pan. Order by Monday, Nov. 20 for pick-up as late as Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.
Triple Nickel Grill
À la carte traditional Thanksgiving dinners. Fried Turkey (12-14 lb), $55. Sides sold by quart and half pan. Dressings: Oyster (market), Corn Bread ($35). Casseroles: Baked Macaroni ($39), Green Bean ($29), Spinach Artichoke ($35) and Sweet Potato ($32). Soups: Corn and Crab Bisque ($19), Chicken & Andouille Gumbo ($18), Turkey Gravy ($9). For dessert, Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce ($32). Place orders by Monday, Nov. 20 by 12 p.m., pick up by Wednesday, Nov. 22 by 8 p.m.
Turkey and all the trimmings by Café Lynn Restaurant & Catering in Mandeville
Order by Monday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. for pick-up Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or Thursday/Thanksgiving Day, 8-10 a.m. Order on website.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Package: $159, serves 8-10 persons. Includes Baked or Smoked Turkey (14-16 lbs), Turkey Gravy, and 1 qt. each of Cornbread Dressing, Spinach Madeline and Mashed Potatoes, plus 1 pint Cranberry Sauce and 1 dozen dinner rolls.
Individual Meal: $18, perfect Southern comfort meal for one includes Turkey, Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Spinach Madeline, Cranberry Sauce and a fresh baked dinner roll.
À la carte: Smoked or Baked Whole Turkey, $65/14 lbs. Sides by the pint, quart, half-pan and pan: Turkey Gravy ($10/pt), Corn & Crawfish Bisque ($25/qt), Chicken & Sausage Gumbo ($20/qt), Cornbread Dressing ($20 qt, $40 half-pan), Spinach Madeline ($28/qt), Sweet Potato Casserole ($20/qt, $40 half-pan), Green Bean Casserole ($18/qt), Oyster Dressing ($55/qt), Deluxe Mac & Cheese ($20/qt), Stuffed Mirliton Halves ($3.50/ea, $40/doz.), Cranberry Sauce ($5/pt), Mashed Potatoes ($30/half-pan), Artichoke Balls ($14/doz.). Dessert options include Pecan Pie ($25), Pumpkin Pie (($15), Bread Pudding ($45/half-pan) and White Chocolate Bread Pudding ($65/half-pan).
Order by Saturday, Nov. 18 to pick up Thursday, Nov. 23, 10-11 a.m. Menu features a whole fried turkey (12-14 lb, serves 8) for $60, and a half gallon of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, with rice, for $48. Also on the menu are Chicken Liver Pate with toast points ($18/loaf), Turkey Gravy ($10/pint), and Cranberry Sauce ($10/pint). Also available, in 9x12 pans to serve 10, are Cornbread and Andouille Dressing ($45), Seafood Casserole ($95), Sweet Potatoes au Gratin ($40), Baked Mac & Cheese ($40), Slow Roast Beef Brisket ($90) and White Chocolate Bread Pudding ($45).
- Liz’s Where Y’at Diner
Holiday Turkey Dinner for $175 includes a roasted or smoked turkey (10-14lbs) with gravy, 12 dinner rolls and sides including cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and macaroni & cheese. Feeds 6 adults and 2 kids. Add a dessert pie additional amount: Key Lime Pie ($50), White Chocolate Bread Pudding ($55), Cheesecake ($50), White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake ($65) or Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake ($65).
A la carte options are also available, including a whole smoked or roasted turkey (10-14 lb), Cajun Turkey Breast (8-10 lb), Honey Glazed Ham (8 lb), single Rosemary Chicken Breast, or Herb Crusted Pork Loin (6-7 lb). Salads by half-pan and full pan, $40-$80; soups by the quart or gallon, $27-$117; and twelve kinds of sides by quarter or half pan, $10-$57.
View the complete menu on their Facebook page.
- Pyre BBQ
Pick up cold Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7:45 p.m., or hot on Thanksgiving Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pyre Holiday Dinner ($100) includes 3lb. Turkey Breast or 3lb. Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham + 3 quart sides, gravy, rolls and pie.
Pyre Holiday Feast ($200) includes Whole Tom Turkey or Whole Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham + 3 half-pan sides, gravy, rolls and pie.
À la carte menu includes 6 smoked meat choices, 7 sides by half-pan ($33-$35) or full pan ($65), and Pyre Pies ($15), Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin.
Meats: Smoked Whole Tom Turkey ($80, avg. 18-20 lbs), Pepper Jelly Ham ($90, 3 lbs), Whole Pork Shoulder ($100, avg. 8 lbs), Whole Smoked Brisket ($280, avg. 16 lbs), USDA Prime Brisket ($22 per lb), Prime Ribeye ($150, 5 lbs) and Turkey Breast (3 lbs) with Stuffing ($100).
Sides: Mac & Cheese, Braised Greens & Ham Hocks, Sweet Potato Casserole, Smoky Green Beans, Cheese Grits, Mashed Potatoes, and Cornbread Andouille Stuffing. Order online and view full catering menu on PyreRestaurant.com.
- Trey Yuen Cuisine of China
Order by Wednesday, Nov. 22 for pick-up same day. See website for complete menu of entrées, appetizers, kids’ menu, and Complete Chinese Family Dinners with 20+ entrée choices for two ($52), three ($79) or four persons ($105). Additional single entrées for $27 each. Each dinner option includes Egg Flower or Hot & Sour Soup, Egg Roll, Chinese Tea or Coffee, Steamed Rice and Fortune Cookies.
Key Lime Pie by The Greyhound Restaurant in Covington
- Camellia Cafe
Thanksgiving Day pick-up available by 9 a.m. Place orders by Tuesday Nov. 21. Cajun Fried Turkeys (10-12 lb), $52; choice of three Family Packages to serve up to 12 persons; variety of à la carte options.
Family Package 1: $90, serves 3-5 persons. Sliced Turkey Breast (3 lb), and 1 qt each of Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and Green Beans, plus 1 pint each Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy and 8 dinner rolls.
Family Package 2: $150, serves 6-8 persons. Fried or Baked Turkey (10-12 lb) and 2 qts each of Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and Green Beans, 1 qt each of Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy, 10 dinner rolls and 2 qts of Bread Pudding.
Family Package 3: $200, serves 9-12 persons. Fried or Baked Turkey (10-12 lb), Sliced Honey Ham (4 lb), one half pan each of Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and Green Beans, 1 qt each of Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy, 15 dinner rolls and one half pan of Bread Pudding.
À la Carte: 22 kinds of appetizers, soups and salads and 24 kinds of entrées, sides and desserts available by the pint, quart, gallon, pound, tray and half pan. Prices range $6-$100 for a wide variety of traditional sides. Secondary entrées include boneless turkey breast, honey baked ham, pork tenderloin, roast beef, $13-$15, and small and large sizes of shrimp & grits, jambalaya, seafood pasta, and chicken or shrimp Alfredo, $45-$75. See full list of sides on Facebook page.
- NOLA Southern Grill
Order by noon Tuesday. Same-day pickup available, last pickup 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Family Feast: serves 6-8 persons, $160. Includes 1 Fried or Baked Turkey, 2 qt Cornbread Dressing, 2 qt Green Bean Casserole, 2 qt Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Brown Sugar Glaze, 1 qt Cranberry Cocktail and 8 dinner rolls.
Meats Only: Oven Roasted Turkey (12 lb), $63; Cajun Injected Fried Turkey (12 lb), $65, or Honey Glazed Ham, $9 per lb. Add $10 for sliced and/or hot turkey.
À la Carte (priced per quart): Corn & Crab Bisque ($30), Chicken & Sausage Gumbo ($26), Seafood Gumbo ($30), Seafood Stuffing ($22), Cornbread Dressing ($16), Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Brown Sugar Glaze ($15), Baked Macaroni ($15), Green Bean Casserole ($15), Cranberry Cocktail ($14), and Bread Pudding ($40/half pan).
Palmisano's Catering & Café
Order by Thursday, Nov. 16, paid in full by Monday, Nov. 20. Pick up Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Family Pack: serves 4 persons, $100. Includes 1.5 lb Turkey, 1.5 lb Ham, 1 pt Gravy, 1 qt Turkey Gumbo and 4 small sides.
Large Family Pack: serves 8-10 persons, $200. Includes 1 Whole Turkey, 3 lbs Ham, Half Gallon Turkey Gumbo, 1 qt Gravy and 4 larges sides.
À la Carte: Mains - Whole Roasted Turkey (14-16 lbs), $52; Honey-glazed Ham (3 lbs), $32; Stuffed Pork Loin (3-4 lbs), $38; Turkey Gumbo (half gallon), $32. Sides - small or large sizes, $15-$45: Cornbread Dressing, Shrimp Dressing, Baked Mac & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Casserole and White Chocolate Amaretto Bread Pudding. Whole pies, $30/ea: Pumpkin, Southern Pecan and Apple.
Touch of Italy Café
Order by Saturday, Nov. 18. Pick up Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Heat-and-Eat traditional Thanksgiving menu, à la carte. Cajun Smoked or Oven Baked Turkey (10-12 lbs), $46; Boneless Cajun Fried Turkey Breast (half pan), $50; or Glazed Smoked Ham (4 lbs), $45. Seven sides are available in one-quart and half-pan sizes, $14-$32 per each: Sweet Potato Crunch, Smothered Green Beans or Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Cajun Rice Dressing and Baked Macaroni and Cheese. Quarts of Gravy, $9 and Cranberry Relish, $10. Desserts by half-pan--White Chocolate Bread Pudding, $35 and Coconut Cream Cake, $25.
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