Turkey To-Go: Great Thanksgiving Takeout Around DC

Where to find chef-prepared feasts, plus sides and sweets to round out the meal.

Grab a Thanksgiving spread from a local restaurant, like the pit-smoked bird and barbecue-style sides from Smokehouse Live (pictured). Photograph courtesy of Smokehouse Live.

Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna

2201 14th St. NW; 4000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA

Chef Mike Isabella’s Mediterranean-inspired Thanksgiving menu includes a spit-roasted turkey rubbed with Greek spices and sides like squash orzzotto. All items can be ordered a la carte, and picked up in both DC and Arlington.

Details: Orders are accepted through Sunday, November 22. Pick up on Thursday, November 26 between 10 and noon.

Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St. NW

This Texas-style barbecue spot serves a carryout dinner of turkey, cornbread, and a choice of sides and pies. The meals come in two sizes: “feast” and “banquet,” so nobody is going home hungry.

Details: The Ranchers Feast serves 5 to 8 and costs $210. The Governors Banquet serves 9 to 12 and costs $300. Orders accepted through November 20, pick up on or before November 26 at noon.


947 Palmer Alley, NW

Chef Amy Brandwein gives Thanksgiving an Italian twist at her CityCenterDC market/restaurant. Her catering menu has antipasto platters like eggplant caponata with yogurt sauce & crostini, alongside cider brined free-range turkeys. Details: Order by November 20; pickup on or before Thursday, November 26 at 1:30 pm.

Smokehouse Live

1602 Village Market Blvd., Suite 120 , Leesburg, VA

We’re fans of this new-ish barbecue joint, which serves up pit-smoked turkey and pumpkin pie are on the Thanksgiving to-go menu.

Details: Order by November 20, pickup on or before the morning of November 26.

Pickup extras from Blacksalt, like creamy clam chowder and a variety of sides. Photograph courtesy of Blacksalt.

Del Campo

777 I St., NW

Chef Victor Albisu puts a South American spin on Thanksgiving feasts, offering herb-smoked and oven-ready turkeys, chorizo and chapa bread stuffing, pumpkin risotto, and more.

Details: Orders accepted through Sunday, November 22 at 8 pm; pickup Wednesday, November 25 until 10 pm.

Anthem at Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Chef Matthew Morrison’s to-go meals come with a main course, choice of dessert, and a generous mix of sides. For every dinner they sell, the Marriott Marquis will donate a turkey to DC Central Kitchen.

Details: The Turkey Dinner is $299; the Prime Rib Dinner is $360. Both serve 6 to 8. Order by 5 pm on November 20. Pickup on November 26 from10 am to 4 pm.

Society Fair

277 S. Washington St., Alexandria

With a butcher, baker, grocer, and wine bar all under one roof, Alexandria’s emporium is a Thanksgiving one-stop shop. A dinner-to-go bag of turkey breast, mashed potatoes, and other essentials makes sourcing even easier.

Details: The to-go bag meal serves two and costs $85. Order by November 21, pickup on or before November 25 at 5 pm. Other items are available a la carte.


4883 MacArthur Blvd., NW

This seafood market offers brined and oven-ready local turkeys, as well as appetizers like cured salmon and crab cakes, and staples (cranberry sauce, gravy).

Details: Order by November 23; pickup on November 25.

Kapnos serves spit-roasted turkeys, lamb, and other meats, as well as Greek-inspired sides. Photograph via Facebook.

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac

The Thanksgiving-to-go menu of this restaurant’s Potomac location is packed with cornbread, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and other wholesome American classics.

Details: Order by November 20 at 5 pm; pick up on or before November 25 at 6 pm.

Red Apron Butchery

1309 Fifth St., NE; 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax; 709 D St., NW

Chef Nate And a specializes in meats—including fresh or brined heritage turkeys—and offers sides like pimento mac n’ cheese, roasted mushroom bread pudding, and gravy on the menu.

Details: Order before noon on Monday, November 23; pick-up at three shop locations in DC (Union Market, Penn Quarter) and Virginia (Mosaic District).

Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave., NW

The dinner packages at this French and Southern-style bistro include collard greens and buttermilk biscuits. Sweet potato and apple brandy-raisin pies are also available for order.

Details: Order by November 20; pick up on or before November 25 at 5 pm.

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St, NW

This Georgetown restaurant is offering a fancy take-home feast with a free-range roasted turkey, freshly baked bread, and four traditional sides.

Details: Order by November 20; pick up on or before November 26 at 4pm.

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