Grab and Gobble
Are you the perfect host with not-so-perfect culinary skills? This Thanksgiving, give thanks for ready-made turkey dinners from these 417-land restaurants, caterers and grocery stores. All you have to do heat, serve and enjoy.
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Serve up an Instagram-worthy feast without all the fuss by nabbing a ready-made meal.
Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Rd., Ridgedale; 417-335-2777; bigcedar.com
Price: $275 for four to six people
What You’ll Get: Big Cedar’s full-service Thanksgiving package includes full setup and cleaning after the meal. The feast includes turkey, trimmings and dessert; they even wrap up the leftovers for you to keep. Pricing varies, but the option for four to six people costs $275. Don’t forget to schedule your feast when you make room reservations.
Why You’ll Love it: Big Cedar offers the ultimate hands-off Thanksgiving experience for guests looking to unwind. Staff to prepare, set up and clean after your holiday meal? That’s something to be thankful for.
Granny Shaffer’s Restaurant
2728 N. Rangeline Rd, Joplin; 417-659-9393; grannyshaffers.com
Price: Varies by order
What You’ll Get: Stop into Granny Shaffer’s in Joplin for an in-restaurant Thanksgiving buffet, or place a custom order to take home. Granny’s custom orders sell items by the pint or by the pound; options include turkey, roast beef, ham, cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, green beans, salad and pie. Custom orders should be requested a few days in advance.
Why You’ll Love it: Granny Shaffer’s holiday meal service is fully customizable. You can order enough food for a full family meal or grab stuffing to bring to someone else’s table.
1720 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield;
Price: Varies by order
What You’ll Get: Hy-Vee’s take-home Thanksgiving meals can be heated up in the store or your own kitchen. A popular option is a traditional take-home turkey dinner that serves eight with a full-size turkey and two family-sized side items. Other packages are available ranging from $39.99 to around $100. The packages are available through the Christmas season as well. Be sure to place your order two to three days in advance to secure your feast.
Why You’ll Love it: Go beyond the traditional turkey this year with Hy-Vee’s meat selection. Options include turkey, ham or prime rib.
Level 2 Steakhouse
200 E. Main St., Branson; 417-243-3433;
Price: $89.95 for four people
What You’ll Get: Branson’s Level 2 Steakhouse offers a Thanksgiving-to-go menu that includes sage-crusted turkey, Ozarks sausage stuffing, giblet gravy, side items and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. You must order and pay by November 19.
Why You’ll Love it: Level 2’s Thanksgiving menu is a delicious combination of local favorites—hello, sausage stuffing and giblet gravy—and gourmet touches.
417-land Price Cutter stores;
What You’ll Get: Area Price Cutter stores offer a Deluxe Turkey Dinner that includes a baked turkey, home-style dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey giblet gravy, cranberry orange relish and an 8-inch Tippin’s pumpkin pie for $49.99. A smaller turkey dinner is available for $39.99, and a spiral-cut ham dinner is $49.99. Custom orders should be scheduled three to four days in advance and picked up at the 3260 E. Battlefield Price Cutter.
Why You’ll Love it: Price Cutter’s holiday meals include the essentials at a great price. They’re also notably no-fuss; just grab your order and heat it up at home before guests arrive.