Where you can order Thanksgiving Dinner in Champaign-Urbana: Takeout Meals To Go
This year will have us looking at Thanksgiving a little bit differently – so if you’d like to skip cooking in the kitchen, Champaign and Urbana have a whole bunch of great carry-out options for your family’s Thanksgiving table
2020 may have changed the way that we celebrate holidays and other festive gatherings, but it doesn’t have to change the foods that we eat and traditions we enjoy.
We are here to help you try some of the delicious Thanksgiving classics that Champaign-Urbana restaurants and caterers have to offer.
When ordering takeout or a family meal to go for Thanksgiving, our advice is not to wait until the last minute. Thanksgiving takeout will be popular!
Thank you to Common Ground Food Co-Op for presenting this resource for dining options for Thanksgiving dinner.
Perhaps you want to make your Thanksgiving feast, or at least the most important part – the turkey! If you are looking for Where to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey in Champaign-Urbana, get a leg up on your holiday planning with Common Ground’s turkey pre-orders.
All pre-ordered turkeys are local, organic, and pasture-raised from Triple S Farms. Order before November 6 and be automatically entered to win your turkey completely free! Pre-orders are priced at 50¢ off/pound, come with Co-op coupons, alongside a jar of local Nature Keepers black currant jam (an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving feast!).
Choose between four pick-up dates, and pick up in the Lincoln Square Mall hallway or from the comfort of your car with their curbside service! Common Ground is located in Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana. No membership is required to shop at Common Ground! Pre-order your turkey here. Questions? Call 217-352-3347.
Where to order Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout in Champaign-Urbana
Whatever your situation this Thanksgiving, we hope to help find a solution that best meets the needs of you and your family. Please note that all restaurants/caterers listed have been confirmed as of our publishing date. Effective November 2, the state of Illinois imposed coronavirus mitigation measures that forbid indoor dining at restaurants; it is unlikely that indoor restaurant dining will be restored in our area before Thanksgiving.
If you’re planning on takeout for Thanksgiving, some options have deadlines for pre-orders or may have limited availability, so order early.
We will continue to add to this list, as not all options were available at our publishing date.
Harvest Market, Champaign: Featuring holiday dinner of turkey, savory turkey gravy, your choice of three fresh cooked sides, pumpkin bread pudding or pumpkin pie, and scratch made cornbread, Harvest Market is offering curbside pickup for your Thanksgiving dinner needs. Call 217-355-7878 and speak with the delicatessen to place your order.
One-T’s Cornerpocket, Champaign: Available November 26 from 3:00 p.m. until they run out, One-T’s Corner Pocket is offering a Thanksgiving dinner option including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Preorders are welcome here.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, Urbana: Perkins will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will offer a family feast that can feed four people. This dinner includes turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and your choice of two sides. Individual meals will also be available and include a slice of pie. Pies are also available for preorder or walk-in purchase.
Hamilton Walkers, Champaign: Mix things up with Hamilton Walker’s alternative protein roasts – whole beef tenderloin or prime rib. Add onto your feast with balsamic glazed bacon dates, roasted green beans, or add a dessert such as a s’more pie. Place your order by November 22 and pickup on Wednesday, November 25.
Michaels’ Catering, Champaign: Michaels’ Catering is offering a full homemade Thanksgiving meal that is available for pick up or delivery the day before Thanksgiving. Options include sage roasted turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, green bean casserole, and rolls form Central Illinois Bakehouse. Pumpkin pies, sweet potatoes, and egg casseroles are also available for special order.
Piato Cafe, Urbana: Piato Cafe is offering a very flexible Thanksgiving menu for your table, which has lots of options for customization – and even vegetarian fare. Priced at $25 per person. Deadline for orders is November 20 at noon. Call or email.
Party in a Pinch Catering, Farmer City: Dinner options include turkey or ham, mashed potatoes w/gravy, corn muffins (upcharge of $2/p for homemade rolls). Choose three sides from green bean casserole, chicken and noodles, creamed peas and red potatoes, glazed carrots, sweet potato soufflé, roasted stuff acorn squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted mix vegetables, corn casserole, broccoli rice casserole, green beans, deviled eggs, candied yams, 7 layer salad, broccoli cauliflower salad, and rice pilaf. Desserts include apple tarts, pumpkin pie cake, pumpkin pie, or strawberry pretzel salad. Pick up will be Wednesday, Nov 25 by 2:00 p.m. unless other arrangements have been made. Place your order by November 22. Call today to reserve your meal (217) 766- 2031.
Dish Passionate Cuisine, Champaign: Their family Thanksgiving meal costs $80 for 4, or $23 per person. Choose between bacon-wrapped turkey or butternut squash ravioli; comes with rolls, mixed greens, cranberry sauce, and choice of 3 additional sides. $15 extra for appetizers; $12-$15 additional for desserts. Order via Facebook or email@example.com until November 24 at 5pm. Pickup or free CU delivery cold on 11/25 or hot on 11/26 (curbside pickup only).
Hickory River, Urbana: Order just the meat — whole smoked turkey or smoked half ham for $59.99 — or order the whole meal for $89.99 (meat, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy, and rolls; feeds a whopping 12-16 people! (Also available: whole smoked ham for $89.99.) Order by November 22 and pickup between 11am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Esquire Lounge, Champaign: Order Esquire’s Thanksgiving special featuring fried chicken (!), mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, and rolls. Mini pies are available from Central Illinois Bakehouse, as well as cranberry sangria for two. Call (217) 398-5858 to order; only available for pickup between noon and 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Bob Evans, Champaign: Bob Evans has Thanksgiving feasts to go that can feed up to 10. Packed cold, heat and serve at home; available for curbside pickup and delivery, order online by Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The dining room will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 50% capacity (open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with Thanksgiving menu served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m)
Cracker Barrel, Urbana:
(open 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Cracker Barrel restaurant will featured a special holiday breakfast menu all day on Thanksgiving. Cracker Barrel will feature a Country Fried Turkey Meal for carryout or curbside pickup. This meal also includes a three cheese squash casserole, green beans, cranberry relish, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffin. Order your meal by November 24. Urbana Garden Family Restaurant, Urbana: (open 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Roast turkey, baked ham, prime rib, and Urbana Garden’s full menu will be available on Thanksgiving Day. Denny’s , Champaign: (open 24 hours) Standard menu available, which includes a turkey-and-dressing meal: carved turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce with choice of two sides and dinner bread.
Neil St. Blues, Champaign: Order by November 22 and enjoy smoked or oven roasted cajun turkey, chicken, or molasses brown sugar glazed ham. Enjoy made from scratch sides such as mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, Mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, candied yams, and bread. Desserts also available. Limited time slots are available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day, so order early.
C&C Kitchen, Urbana: Providing a variety of options for your Thanksgiving dinner, C&C Kitchen can prepare your entire feast or purchase your main dish or sides from their a la carte menu. A vegan menu is also available. Order here or in person at the food truck.
Art Mart, Champaign: Offering everything but the turkey — various sides for 2-10 people, as well as pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cheese trays, and cheese/charcuterie trays. Call 217-344-7979 to order by November 20.