As Thanksgiving traditions return, you might find yourself with a desire to spend less time on preparation and more time enjoying family. If that's the case, Columbus has you covered with plenty of options to make this year's Thanksgiving easy. Leave the planning, shopping and cooking to the experts and spend time with your loved ones reflecting on what you remain thankful for through these unprecedented times. Whether it's pre-made to-go meals, restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day or pies ready for pick-up, choose what you're looking for to get started.



Restaurants across Columbus are taking the stress out of preparing a Thanksgiving meal with their ready-made options. The most work you'll have to do is clear space in the fridge to keep everything fresh, and then pop things in the oven at pre-designated times so they're ready to serve when guests arrive. Each meal serves a different number of people, so find the one that works best for you!

The Blackwell Inn

Cost: $200

Guests: 6-8

Order Deadline: Nov. 17

Pick-up:  Nov. 24

Enjoy turkey paired with a selection of sides including cranberry relish, celery and sage dressing waffles, maple glazed sweet potato with candied pecan topping and choice of pumpkin roll or streusel topped apple pie for dessert. Order here

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events

Cost: $350

Guests: 10

Order Deadline: Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

Pick-up: Nov. 24

Stuffing, gravy, cranberry, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and apple cobbler, plus a choice of whole turkey or turkey breast, make for a traditional Thanksgiving meal of your dreams. There are also options to add a centerpiece or a-la-carte appetizers, sides, desserts and drinks to make pick-up a one-stop shop. See all the options here.

Cooper's Hawk

Cost: $74.99 (10% off for wine club members)

Guests: 6

Order Deadline: Nov. 19

Pick-up: Nov. 23 or 24

In addition to traditional thanksgiving sides, enjoy Cooper's Hawk's pretzel bread and butter as well as butternut squash soup and pumpkin praline cheesecake. Wine is sold separately. Place orders here.

Hen Quarter

Cost: $120

Guests: 4

Order Deadline: Nov. 21

Pick-up: Nov. 24

Hen Quarter's Thanksgiving Feast Boxes include brined and roasted Turkey Confit (breast, leg, and thigh), southern gravy, green bean casserole, maple roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, Cajun cornbread stuffing, orange cranberry relish, pumpkin pie and apple crisp! Reserve your box here.

McCormick & Schmick's

Cost: $189

Guests: 4-6

Order Deadline: Nov. 22

Pick-up: Nov. 25

Apple squash casserole, butternut squash bisque and walnut mixed greens pair offer a unique touch alongside traditional turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Order here.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Cost: $149

Guests: 4-6

Order Deadline: Nov. 21

Pick-up: Nov. 25

This ready-to-eat feast has everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner. See the menu and place order here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Cost: $175

Guests: 4

Order Deadline:  N/A

Pick-up: 11/24

This bundle including turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, salad and dessert is all you need for your intimate Thanksgiving celebration this year. If you just need sides, they've got you covered as well. View options and place orders here

Together & Company

Cost: $170-$225

Guests: 6-8

Order Deadline: Nov. 10 at noon

Pick-up: Nov. 24

This dinner bundle comes with delicious treats from the family of brands that also includes Sweet Carrot and Kittie's Cakes. Choose between a turkey breast or whole turkey to pair with abundant side options, or order a "just the sides" if you have the protein covered. Check out all the options here.


For a true no muss-no fuss Thanksgiving, check out these Columbus restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are required to ensure you have a spot at the table. Typically, restaurants have a prix-fixe menu or buffet, so be sure to check out each location for your preferred choice. 

94th Aero Squadron

Cost: $29.99/adult | $24.99/senior (60+) | $14.99/child 5-12 | free for children under 5

This unique restaurant, located between runways at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, is offering a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with seatings from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 614-237-8887 for details and reservations.

Cooper's Hawk

Cost: $29.99/adult | $12.99/child

The dine-in menu features butternut squash soup, slow-roasted turkey with gravy, stuffing, and several other classic Thanksgiving sides. Add-ons include a glass of either the wine of the month or cranberry sangria. View the full menu and make reservations here.

Guild House

Cost: $49/person ($79 with wine pairings)

A special prix fixe menu, available alongside the regular menu, will feature a soup, starter, turkey entree and dessert with optional wine pairings for each course. Make your reservation here.

McCormick & Schmick's

Cost: $32/adult | $10/child

Thanksgiving menu featuring starter and main course will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu. See options and secure your spot here.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Cost: $32

This three-course menu pairs a traditional thanksgiving menu and pumpkin pie with choice of soup or salad. Reservations can be made here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Turkey breast, stuffing and cranberry relish are standard, alongside choice of a starter, side and chef-selected dessert. Each diner will also leave with leftovers as a thank you. Reserve your seat here.


Cost: $70/person

This Dublin establishment is offering seatings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and each three course meal will include choice of a starter, main and dessert. Check out the menu and get reservation information here


Dessert is a crucial part of the Thanksgiving experience, so whether your family craves traditional pies or something else sweet, Columbus bakeries and pastry shops have you covered. Be sure to plan ahead and get your orders placed as soon as possible!

Chocolate Cafe

Pictured above! Order pumpkin, cherry, pecan, apple for a group or individual here.

Dough Mama

Get your fix for sweet pies, yummy baked goods, and savory pastries for Thanksgiving morning. Place your orders here.

Resch's Bakery

In addition to any traditional Thanksgiving pie you may be looking for, Resch's has you covered with cakes, cookies and rolls as well. View all selections and order here.

Saddleberk Farms

Saddleberk is making the holidays simple and delicious with their pre-orders. Snag a homemade pumpkin pie and while you're at it, reserve your scratch-made sides, smoke Saddleberk Berkshire Hams and whole smoked local turkeys. Access the holiday order form here.