Thursday, June 1, 2023

Foodie Friday: Don’t Want To Cook On Thanksgiving?

Cooking up a Thanksgiving feast can be quite the chore – whether you’re cooking for three or 23. If the thought of preparing a meal next Thursday makes you break out into hives, we’d recommend you consider utilizing the expert cooking services of one of these local restaurants who are all offering some form of Thanksgiving meal – whether for pick-up or actually enjoying the meal in their restaurant.

Now Taking Reservations:



Bistecca is currently taking reservations for their Annual Thanksgiving Buffet which will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Guests will enjoy an assortment of classic Thanksgiving foods, but with Chef Morris Salerno’s special touches of course!

Menu items include: salad buffet, duck salad, carved roast sirloin, roast turkey with giblet gravy, glazed pineapple and basil ham, Grandma’s meat dressing, mashed potatoes, and a wide assortment of desserts including pies, cakes and creme brulee.

The costs to enjoy Bistecca’s Thanksgiving Buffet are as follows: Adults – $37.50/ Seniors (Over 65) – $24.50/ Children 6-12 – $10.95.

You must make reservations in order to take part in the buffet, and those can be made by calling 972.318.0515 or by emailing [email protected].



Similar to Bistecca, Salerno’s is also offering their Annual Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

They’ll be offering traditional Thanksgiving dishes as well as some Salerno’s favorites.

Menu items include: asparagus with raspberry sauce, Sicilian style meat dressing, pecan crusted red snapper, lasagna, sweet potatoes and an assortment of pies for dessert.

Here are the costs for Salerno’s Thanksgiving Buffet: Adults – $27.95/ Seniors – $16.95/ Children 6-12 – $10.95.

You can make your reservation by calling 972.539.9534 today!

Carvao Brazilian Steakhouse


If you want something a little out of the ordinary for your Thanksgiving meal, we’d definitely suggest making reservations for Carvao Brazilian Steakhouse’s Thanksgiving Feast.

They’ll be open from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will be serving their regular signature Carvao dishes as well as some Thanksgiving staples.

The price is $49.50 per person and reservations can be made by calling 972.539.8555.

Now Taking Orders for Pick-Up

Paradise Bistro


Paradise Bistro in Lakeside DFW is currently taking orders that will be available for pickup on both November 23rd and 24th.

You can choose from their meal for 4 or for 8 which both include traditional favorites like oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles and a cranberry compote. You can also add a homemade pecan or pumpkin pie onto your order for an additional $10.00 per pie.

The meal for 4 costs $75.99 and the meal for 8 costs $129.99. Not having to cook? Priceless.

They’re taking orders up until 10 p.m. on Tuesday the 22nd. And you can pick your order up either the afternoon/evening of the 23rd or before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

*Note: The dining room will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Open for order pick-ups only.

Swirl Bakery


Swirl Bakery has been helping locals out with their Thanksgiving meal preparations for years, and this year is no different! They are currently taking orders for whatever needs you have whether it’s for a single item or for a complete meal.


You can click here to download their holiday ordering menu which includes all kinds of delicious items like party foods, cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, or any of their in-house made desserts including pies, cakes and cookies.

All orders must be picked up between 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Savory Bistro


We love that Savory Bistro offers a special Thanksgiving menu available for pick-up because of their unique takes on traditional dishes!

Some of their menu items include organic turkey, garlic yukon mash, mascarpone green bean casserole, bacon brussels sprouts, and a brandy cranberry sauce. They also have some delicious dessert options like spiced apple pie and Kentucky bourbon pecan pie. And if you have gluten-free guests, Savory has got you covered!

You can order a la carte from their Thanksgiving menu depending on your taste and the size of your party.

All orders must be picked up between 9-11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and order forms should be submitted to [email protected].

The Flour Shop


Maybe you have the turkey and the sides covered, but the breads and desserts are stressing you out. If that’s the case, enlist the help of The Flour Shop located in the Shops at Highland Village to help you!

They have a whole assortment of baked goods you can choose from including pies, cakes, cobblers, brownies, cheesecakes, breakfast items, and breads.

Orders must be placed by November 21st (that’s Monday) and will be available for pick-up on Wednesday the 23rd. You can place your order by calling 972-966-2253.

Jay Marks
Jay Marks
Realtor Jay Marks reviews local restaurants. Contact him today to promote your southern Denton County restaurant: 972-724-2540.

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