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Thanksgiving To-Go

Where to Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin, TN.

There’s no skirting around it. The holidays are here and we all should definitely be celebrating any and every occasion we can, because 2020 has plum worn us out! I don’t know about you, but as much as I want to celebrate, I’ve been thinking of getting a little help.

Being newer to TN, we have not had the opportunity to have a big Thanksgiving dinner party. All our family is on the East Coast or West Coast. We’ve even tried to invite those we thought had no family, but alas, we are always left with just the four of us around the table (except for the one year we hosted a Chinese exchange student). I’m a good cook, dare I say “Foodie,” but the idea of cooking for nearly two days for only 4 people is not my idea of ANY celebration, especially this year. I make everything from scratch, no pre-bought anything. That’s just the way my family has always done it, no premade pie crusts, no store bought rolls, no canned cranberry sauce…legit. Although, my grandfather always demands the cranberry jelly in the can, and grandpa always gets what grandpa wants.

This year, I am playing with the idea of letting someone else do the dirty work, why not? Smoked turkey?! Mac and cheese?! (which I don’t make) Turnip greens?! (which I don’t know how to make) The South has been practicing for Thanksgiving dinner pretty much everyday of the year!

If you have decided you want a break in 2020, I have compiled a list of local options that are sure to deliver a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

Like A Southern Mama

Barbara’s Homecookin’

1232 Old Hillsboro Road

Franklin, TN 37069

Just off Old Hillsboro Rd, as you’re heading to Leiper’s Fork, you’ll find Barbara’s Home Cooking. What looks like someone’s 1940’s home is an authentic joint where you can get some Southern cooking at it’s finest. Their menu options include: Turkey, beef tenderloin, ham, roast beef, cornbread dressing, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, cinnamon rolls, cobbers, cakes and pies, and so much more. Orders must be placed by November 19.

Local Fav

Loveless Cafe

8400 TN-100

Nashville, TN 37221


Everyone loves Loveless! This year they are offering their Thanksgiving Meal Pack. For $129.99, It feeds 6 people and you just have to heat it up! Quantities are limited so place your order early. Each meal pack includes: fresh-roasted carved turkey, homemade brown gravy, bourbon cranberry relish, cornbread dressing, their World-Famous Biscuits, blackberry, peach and strawberry preserves. Your choice of 3 homemade sides – 1 Quart each (options are mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, caramel sweet potatoes, slow-cooked green beans, hashbrown casserole, or extra cornbread dressing) Plus! Reheating Instructions! You can even add on a few of their famous pies!

It’s About the Meat

Hogwood BBQ

600a Frazier Dr #100

Franklin, TN 37067


This favorite Franklin BBQ place does BBQ right, but are also taking care of you for Thanksgiving. Call the restaurant or order online by Saturday, November 21st to place your order for Thanksgiving. Pre-order your Smoked Turkey for $17.99 per pound, or for a limited time a WHOLE smoked turkey breast for $45.99. Pick up a few sides like the “pour over mac n cheese” or the delicious hatch chile cheese grits, and you are set!

Enough For Leftovers


1203 Murfreesboro Rd

Franklin, TN 37067


Just the two of you? BarBCutie's has the Junior Smoked Turkey Family Pack...and their smoked turkey is SO delicious! Get ½ lb smoke turkey, with your choice of three 8 oz sides and a pack of buns for $18.49. They also offer a whole smoked or fried turkey or a whole smoked turkey breast. Get the sides by the ½ gallons like cornbread dressing, baked apples, cream corn, green beans or turnip greens (my personal favorite). You can even add on a pint of turkey gravy, perfect for leftover meals.

Cloth Napkins Suggested

The Continental by Chef Sean Brock

At the Grand Hyatt Nashville

Chef Brock is known for Nashville’s Husk and his new place serving his version of fast food take at Joyland, but he is creating some classically refined dishes at the Continental, and for now only carry-out, curbside, and delivery. On November 18, it will open for limited dine-in service by reservation only. Looking for a real treat on Thanksgiving? Chef Brock is preparing single Thanksgiving dinners for one to-go. For $75 a single person dinner, Jimmy Red Cornbread Stuffed Turkey Breast and Confit Leg Presse, Market Greens Gratin with Mornay, Potato Purée, & Black Truffle Jus, Cranberry-Orange Relish & Two Parker House Rolls, One Slice of Buttermilk Pie & One Slice of Sweet Potato Pie. Go to the website and click on their “book reservation” Resy button and search for the Thanksgiving option.

New Worldly Traditions


123 12th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37203

Email events@chauhannashville to place your order.

Chef Maneet is a local celebrity here in Franklin (she is a judge on Food Network's Chopped) and her restaurants in Nashville are a must. (I’m still waiting for her to open up something in Franklin...patiently waiting.) She brought us Chauhan Ale & Masala House, The Mockingbird, and Chaatable. Chauhan is offering a Thanksgiving “Thalis” To-go. The menu features: Turkey or Paneer Tikka Masala, Vegetable Pulao, Green Bean Poriyal, Corn Channa, Daal, Aloo Jeera, Cranberry Panch Puran Chutney, Chestnut Naan, Papadum, and Sweet Potato Raita. Thanksgiving Thali for Two is $58, Thanksgiving Thali for Four is $116. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.



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