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Atlanta restaurants do Thanksgiving

credit: William Berry/staff

credit: William Berry/staff

Atlanta restaurants are gearing up to help you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday whether you plan to dine out or at home. Here’s a sampling of options for a little holiday help.

Dining out:

  • Food 101 is planning a traditional Southern Thanksgiving meal for its patrons. A variety of appetizers like deviled eggs and pickled veggies will be provided for the table. Guests will have a choice between turkey, ham or leg of lamb for their entree and a slew of Southern sides served family-style. Holiday favorites like pumpkin and pecan pie will be among the dessert options. 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-497-9700. $45 adults, $20 ages 6-12, 5 and under free.
  • Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg will also offer a Southern Thanksgiving experience with a meal comprised of an entree, three sides and a dessert. Entree choices include roasted turkey with cornbread dressing or glazed ham. Select sides like sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole or creamed corn. Complete the festivities with apple cobbler or pecan pie. 10:30 – 7 p.m. 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-388-8813. $24.99 adults, $11.99 ages 6- 12, 5 and under free.
  • Both locations of South City Kitchen will offer up Thanksgiving grub this holiday. Meals include an appetizer, entree and a dessert. The restaurant’s popular items like the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and buttermilk fried chicken are among the day’s choices, as are holiday standards like roasted turkey with collards and mashed potatoes. Hours vary by location. $42 adults, $21 ages 12 and under.
  • The Shed at Glenwood will offer a Thanksgiving buffet loaded with traditional holiday fare. Look for items like rosemary roasted turkey, macaroni-and-cheese gratin and pumpkin pie. 1-7 p.m. 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta. 404-835-4363. $45 adult, $20 ages 4-10.
  • The Farmhouse at Serenbe will host you and your family for a holiday meal with all the trimmings. The menu will include a farmhouse salad, turkey with molasses pepper butter, cornbread dressing, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin-ginger cheesecake and more. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto. 770-463-2610. $39.

Picking up:

  • Serpas True Food can offer a little assistance this holiday with a pre-ordered three-course holiday meal. Meals include a soup or salad to start, followed by roasted turkey breast with a choice of three sides and desserts like cranberry-white-chocolate bread pudding. Orders must be placed by noon Nov. 18. Pick-up will be available on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 659 Auburn Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-0040. Pricing begins at $115 for four people.
  • Sawicki’s has several options for the at-home meals this Thanksgiving. Order an Ashley Farms all-natural turkey to cook yourself ($4.50/lb) or have it roasted for you ($7.50/lb). Add a number of traditional sides like green bean casserole, sage cornbread stuffing and sweet potato puree, which come packaged in heat-and-serve containers ($8/lb). A selection of pies and cakes completes the menu. 250 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-377-0992.
  • White Oak Pastures has American Standard Bronze turkey for sale this holiday. These free-range turkeys are raised without antibiotics or added hormones. Turkeys come in three sizes: small (8-12 pounds $75), medium (12-16 pounds $100) and large (16+ pounds for $125). Shipping costs are calculated per mile per pound. Order online or by phone. 229-641-2081.
  • Eleven at the Loews Atlanta Hotel has a Thanksgiving feast for eight to ten guests on its take-out menu this holiday. Order the whole package including a 14-pound roasted free-range turkey complete with starters and sides like butternut squash soup, giblet gravy, baked sweet potatoes andouille sausage and leek stuffing, cranberry relish and pecan pie. 10665 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-745-5745. $300.

Restaurant reservations and pre-orders for take-out are strongly recommended.

Also see the recent Best of the Big A picks for best places to get Thanksgiving to go.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and more blog

12 comments Add your comment

Worship Will Harris much?

November 13th, 2012
6:00 am

You guys do realize that there are other pastured turkey producers around than White Oak Pastures… Y’all give them so much press you’d think you were getting a kickback… Double B, Darby, Grassroots to name a few…


November 13th, 2012
9:21 am

Will Harris is local- it makes sense to promote his products. This is a local paper:)

Road Scholar

November 13th, 2012
10:01 am

The Colonnade! delish!


November 13th, 2012
11:47 am

Artisan Bakery in Historic Roswell always has great food, and they have a pre-order carry out complete Thanksgiving meal available.


November 13th, 2012
12:12 pm

Completely tongue in cheek – LOL – momma’s. Isn’t that where everyone descends on Thanksgiving? Coolest thing ever.


November 13th, 2012
1:36 pm

We are all going to jw’s mom’s house – whoo whoo!

Typical Redneck

November 13th, 2012
3:49 pm

I could see doing this if it was only my family of three, but we have about thirty at my mother in law’s house. We do always roast a turkey breast for sandwiches the next couple of days though.


November 14th, 2012
10:17 am

Last year a friend and I did the Thanksgiving buffet at Feast. I usually loath a buffet but Feast really put out a wonderful spread, with contributions from their employees. It really was a feast. I miss that restaurant a lot.

B Frank

November 15th, 2012
8:31 am


Will Harris is a south GA aristocrat who owns thousands of acres… If White oak has its way, it will be the only producer of pastured chicken in the state. You have farmers IN METRO ATLANTA who you can support, guys that are self taught and who have worked long and hard to farm. Guys who didnt inherit land. If you choose white oak, you choose to squish the little guys out.


November 15th, 2012
12:18 pm

57th Fighter Group serves a fantastic Thanksgiving Buffet ( with seafood and roast beef also)…it’s become an annual tradition for my family, and it’s only $30.


November 18th, 2012
10:56 am

La Casa Italian Grill in downtown Alpharetta will be serving a tradtional Thanksgiving dinner for $34.99, great food in a great atmosphere..just like home.


November 18th, 2012
6:22 pm

The Palm in the Westin in Buckhead has been doing it great for over a decade. Really nice place to enjoy Thanksgiving.