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Be Martha Stewart with a Thanksgiving Day take-out dinner

Maybe you have a kitchen the size of a shoebox or truly hate to cook, but want to host Thanksgiving dinner. Short of hiring a chef, what do you do?

Think take-out! Luckily the DMV has a terrific selection of gourmet options. Some places offer only the complete Thanksgiving feast, others offer an a la carte menu. So relax and enjoy your holiday, we’ve got you covered!


Fairmont Hotel

  • Order online.
  • Deadline for orders is 12:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19.
  • Pick up Thanksgiving Day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Serves 2 to 10


  • Butter Roasted Heritage Turkey
  • Traditional Sage Stuffing
  • Pan Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baby Vichy Carrots
  • Green Bean Amandine
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Parker House Rolls
  • Choice of one house-made, ten-inch Pumpkin or Pecan Pie


  • To order call 202-342-9101.
  • Deadline for orders is Sunday, November 19.
  • Pick up Wednesday November 22.

A la Carte Menu

  • Fresh Murray’s turkeys oven ready: Small (12-14 lbs), medium (15-18 lbs), and large (19-22 lbs) (or if you wish their chefs will brine and rub the inside with special seasonings & fresh herbs)
  • Spiral Cut Honey Ham.
  • Soups: Butternut Squash, BlackSalt clam chowder
  • Seafood: Shucked Oysters, Mini Crab Cakes, and more
  • Breads: Cornbread loves, buttery biscuits, and more
  • Sides: Local Candied Yams, Cornbread Chincoteague Oyster Stuffing, and more
  • Desserts: Kentucky Derby Pie, Pecan, Pumpkin and Key Lime Pies and more

Blue Duck Tavern

  • Order online. Be sure to specify the date and time of pick-up.
  • Deadline for ordering is November 16.
  • Pick up in the Pastry Pantry on November 22 or November 23.
  • Serves 6 to 8.


  • 10-12 Pound Free-Range Roasted Turkey
  • Two Fresh Baked Breads
  • Cranberry Sauce and Gravy
  • Traditional Side Dishes:
  • Roasted Bread Dumplings
  • Potato Puree
  • Crispy Brussels Sprout
  • Glazed Carrots & Kohlrabi
  • Two Pies from the Pastry Pantry
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie



  • To order call 301-652-1515
  • Minimum order is for 10.
  • Deadline for orders is 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 20
  • Pick up (or delivered) between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22

A la Carte Menu

  • Hors D’Oeuvres & Appetizers – variety
  • Roast Whole Turkey 11 pounds, 16 pounds, 22 pounds and includes Herbed Dressing, Gravy & Cranberry Orange Relish or Roasted Breast of Turkey With Sage and many more choices.
  • Soups & Salads – Fall Mushroom Soup , Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Holiday Fruit Salad, and more
  • Breads - Cornbread Sticks, Parker House Rolls, and more
  • Vegetables & Starches - Lobster Macaroni, Scalloped Potatoes, Baby Carrots with Maple Glaze, and more
  • Desserts – Southern Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake and more


  • To order call 301-564-3100 (Bethesda) 703-549-6611 (Alexandria) or 703-448-3828 (McLean)
  • Custom Dinners serve 6-8 or choose your meal a la carte. You can even order floral centerpieces and buy wine.
  • Deadline for orders is 48 hours before Thanksgiving
  • Pick up any day including Thanksgiving and they do deliver


  • Dinners include entrée, three sides, two extras, one bread, and one dessert.
  • Choose from Ready to Cook Turkey Dinner, Pre-Cooked Turkey Dinner, Glazed Duroc Spiral Ham Dinner and more
  • Sides: Creamed Spinach, Cornbread Stuffing, Maple Glazed Acorn Squash, and more
  • Extras: Cranberry Orange Relish, Turkey Gravy and more
  • Bread
  • Desserts: Pumpkin, Apple or Pecan Pie


Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

  • To order call 703-506-4300
  • Serves 6
  • Deadline to order is Monday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pick up Thanksgiving Day 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • 12/14 Pound Whole Cider Glazed Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy & Cranberry Chutney or
  • Prime Rib Herb Crusted 6 1/2 Pound with Rib Mustard Horseradish Sauce & Red Wine Jus
  • Butternut Squash Bisque
  • Carrot Raisin Apple Salad
  • Mixed Greens, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Candies Orange Almonds, Dries Cherries, Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Corn Bread Stuffing & Crème Fraiche Whipped Potatoes
  • Herb Roasted Vegetables
  • Seafood Pasta Salad
  • Brussel Sprout and Sweet Potato Hash with Maple and Sage
  • Parker House Rolls and Sweet Butter
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Pound Cake
  • Choice of One Pie: Pumpkin, Apple, or Pecan Pie

Red’s Table

  • To place an order call 571-375-7755.
  • Serves 8
  • Deadline for ordering is November 16.
  • Pick up November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m.


  • Whole Roasted Turkey 16-20 Pounds
  • Cornbread Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries
  • Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes with Turkey Gravy
  • Glazed Yams with Fall Spices
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup
  • House Buttermilk Biscuits
  • House Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream