Where to find Thanksgiving dinner in Lexington, KY

Our favorite dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving dinner in Lexington, KY this year, plus local ingredients.

A man standing with a flock of turkeys.

Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic, heritage breed turkeys have been featured in Cooks Illustrated. | Photo by @elmwoodstockfarm

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Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine-in + carry-out for Thanksgiving dinner. We are totally falling for these local options for mashed potatoes, ham, and cranberry relish — plus, we break down where to get local ingredients for those rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen this holiday. What could be butter? (Sorry, are our puns too corny? 🌽)

🍽️ Where to dine-in

Lockbox, 167 W. Main St. | Seatings available starting at 4 p.m. | Appetizers + sides are served family style with your choice of entree — turkey, prime rib, or stuffed squash.

Frank & Dino’s, 271 W. Short St. | Seatings available between 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | The regular, authentic Italian menu will be available plus holiday offerings like pumpkin soup, turkey dinner + pumpkin pie.

Texas de Brazil, 151 LaRue | Seatings available starting at 12 p.m. | The regular dinner menu + some holiday classics will be served all day long.

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike | Seatings available 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. | $45 | Fill your plates with delicious dishes like country ham biscuits + sweet potato casserole.

🦃 Where to carry-out

J. Render’s Southern Table, 3191 Beaumont Center Cir. | Orders due by Sat., Nov. 19 | They’ve got the classic sides in all sizescorn pudding, mashed potatoes + green bean casserole.

Good Foods Co-Op, 455-D Southland Dr. | Orders due by Wed., Nov. 16 | Roasted root veggies + classic mac and cheese are just a couple of the savory sides on the menu. Each item serves up to two people, but you can also get individual meal plates.

La Bonne Vie, 1060 Chinoe Rd. | Orders due by Nov. 20 | This is your one-stop-shop for an easy and delicious meal featuring herb and butter turkey, chili whipped sweet potato, caramelized brussels sprouts + more.

Minton’s, 760 N. Limestone | Orders due by Nov. 20 | Choose from delicious desserts like Reese’s cake and a Thanksgiving pumpkin spice cake. Or, get the whole spread — turkey, potatoes, stuffing + more — for parties of four or eight.

Zim’s Cafe, 215 W. Main St. | Orders due by Mon., Nov. 22 | A complete Thanksgiving meal for two for $59.99 — turkey breast, mashed potatoes, spinach casserole, cranberry relish + pumpkin pie. You can also pick up at Wallace Station.

Apiary Fine Catering, 218 Jefferson St. | Orders due by Sun., Nov. 13| Feed your group of four with a seasonal spread including half a roasted turkey, five satisfying sides + dessert for $250.

Gus’s Fried Chicken, 321 E. Vine | Orders due by Mon., Nov. 21 | $18 | Call to order one, or a couple, fresh whole pies like — Chess, Sweet Potato, Pecan, Chocolate Chess, and Coconut.

La Petite Delicat, 722 National Ave. | Orders due by Fri., Nov. 18 | $30+ | Let this specialty bakery take care of the sweets this Thanksgiving with its White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, Turtle Pie + Pumpkin Cheesecake.

🥬 Where to shop for local ingredients

Critchfield Meats, 398A Southland Dr. | From rolls and quiches to ham and steak, Critchfield has something for everyone at the table.

Elmwood Stock Farm, 3520 Paris Pike | Local delivery + pick-up available | The perfect place to stock up on veggies for your favorite sides, but its organic, heritage breed turkeys steal the show + have been featured in Cooks Illustrated.

Hager Hams, 171 W. Lowry Lane | Well-known for its honey + spiced glazed hams — but don’t sleep on the smoked turkey, ribs, and bacon.

Black Soil KY, 107 W. Loudon Ave. | Orders due by Mon. Nov. 21 | $20 | Celebrate Greensgiving with a case of collards or kale from local farmers.

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