ORDER TAKE-OUT sides or just desserts from these restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Or even book a table for a Thanksgiving meal out. Just know that many of these options sell out quickly, so don’t dawdle too long. You’re going to want to — pardon the pun — gobble up these tasty treats.
The Whole Meal
425 E. MASON ST.
Mason Street Grill’s Thanksgiving at Mason Grill event is firmly in the dinner-time slot, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The feast folds in wood-grilled steaks and seafood, fig and pork-sausage stuffing, confit-giblet gravy, and sage and rosemary slow-roasted turkey roulade served with haricot verts. You might even be able to snag a private dining room for the entire family, for groups between six and 60 people.
Book a table through OpenTable.com.
522 W. LINCOLN AVE.
Honor Milwaukee’s Serbian heritage by dining at Old Town Serbian Gourmet on Thanksgiving, between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. This South Side institution has been a favored dining spot since it opened in 1971. The Thanksgiving meal ($20 per person) includes Amish roasted turkey stuffed with dressing and sides of sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. You can also upgrade to a roasted goose with sauerkraut ($45 per person). For dessert, there’s Schaum torte and strudel (extra fee).
Call 414-672-0206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
900 E. LAYTON AVE.
The Packing House, a favored fish-fry restaurant with a supper-club vibe near the airport, is offering take-out and dine-in on Thanksgiving Day, focused on a traditional Turkey dinner. In fact, for take-out you don’t even have to get out of your car as the drive-thru will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or, to sit comfortably in the dining room, arrive between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
$30 per person, cash only for drive-thru. $37.99 per person, dine-in ($21.99 for children 10 and under). Reservations encouraged.
611 N. BROADWAY
The Social American Tavern in downtown Milwaukee is offering its Thanksgiving Feast, featuring all of the dishes you’d expect at home. Still not enough? Tack on a bottle of wine to make it fancy.
$26.95 per person. Available between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged.
5. Tre Rivali
200 N. BROADWAY
Drop by Tre Rivali inside Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in the Third Ward Tre Rivali where you get to choose for each course. For example, butternut squash soup or chicory parmesan salad as a starter? And, for dessert, how about maple pecan pie, chocolate peanut-butter pie, cranberry cheesecake or apple tarte tatin?
$85 per person. Available between noon and 8 p.m. Reservations encouraged through OpenTable.
Just the Sides
415 GENESEE ST., DELAFIELD
Tucked into the Delafield Hotel in Delafield, i.d. welcomes you to drop in on Thanksgiving Day to pick up side dishes that pair nicely with a turkey. Six side dishes are included: baby kale and delicata salad, cornbread stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and dinner rolls. If this still isn’t enough, “enhancements” are available, such as cheese and charcuterie ($40), five-cheese mac ‘n cheese ($18) and classic shrimp cocktail ($20 for a dozen shrimp).
$95. Pre-order by 9 p.m. on Nov. 21 and pick up at i.d. between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 23.
2300 N. MAYFAIR RD., WAUWATOSA
Bring a touch of Scandinavian to your Thanksgiving table with Elder+Rime’s Thanksgiving Family Feast To Go. Located inside Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel at Mayfair, the menu always skews Scandinavian, but on Thanksgiving this translates to dry brined turkey, apple and sage stuffing, cranberry relish, brown butter mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato and butternut-squash hash, blistered green-bean almondine, brussels sprouts with crispy pork belly and balsamic glaze, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.
Serves four. $150. Pre-order and pick up at Elder+Rime on Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
8. Kegel’s Inn
5901 W. NATIONAL AVE., WEST ALLIS
Kegel’s Inn may be a German-focused eatery and known for its fish fry, and the Thanksgiving offer the West Allis restaurant’s rolling out just as niche. The seven German Specialties in the Heat & Serve Dinners are Roasted Boneless Duck ($29), Wiener Schnitzel ($28), 5 Sausage Sampler Platter ($35), Sauerbraten ($29), Rouladen ($31), Pork Shanks ($42) and Beef Goulash ($31). Each comes with a choice of an equally German side, such as sauerkraut or red cabbage). Or go whole hog with the Thanksgiving Menu – Bulk Orders option, a choice of meat and then selection of sides and desserts, from German potato salad to carrot cake. Choices of entrees are ½ Roasted Boneless Duck ($22), six pieces of Goulash ($19), Wiener Schnitzel ($12 per piece), Pork Shanks ($16 per piece), German sausages ($4 each), Rouladen & Gravy ($13 per piece) and Sauerbraten & Gravy ($18). There’s even an option to tack on German beers!
Pre-order by Sun. Nov. 20 at 11 p.m. and pick up at Kegel’s Inn on Nov. 24 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
9201 W. CENTRAL ST.
Thanksgiving Dinner Kits from Miss Molly’s Cafe in Wauwatosa make it even easier to prep and host. Oven-roasted and sliced turkey breast comes with plenty of sides: orange ginger cranberry chutney, turkey gravy, green-bean casserole, brown-sugar sweet-potato casserole, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, cornbread with maple butter, and sourdough stuffing with maple-sage chicken sausage. Pies (either pumpkin pie with spiced chai whipped cream or apple pie with oat streusel and caramel drizzle) are an additional cost ($28).
Serves two ($130) or four ($260). Pre-order by Nov. 20 and pick up at Miss Molly’s Cafe on Nov. 23 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
1033 N. DOCTOR M.L.K. DR.
Oak Barrel Public House’s Thanksgiving Dinner Package is all about tradition with roasted and sliced turkey breast, garlic-herb mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, turkey gravy and stuffing.
Serves two ($69.95), four ($119.95) or eight ($199.95). Pre-order and pick up at Oak Barrel House on Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.
11. Saz’s Catering
Thanksgiving with Saz from Saz’s Catering is dubbed a “full Thanksgiving dinner” and that is certainly true, with an oven-roasted turkey, Grandma’s mashed potatoes, bread stuffing with sage, green beans almondine, roasted sweet potatoes topped with gooey marshmallows, cranberry relish with orange zest, fall harvest salad, dinner rolls, and either an apple or pumpkin pie.
Serves four ($150). Pre-order by Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. and pick up on Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Nov. 24 between 9 a.m. and noon at either location (201 W. Walker St.; or Western Lakes Golf Club, W287 N1963 Oakton Rd., Pewaukee).
146 GREEN BAY RD. THIENSVILLE
Shully’s Cuisine & Events in Thiensville has put together a delicious Thanksgiving Food Menu to-go. Everything is a la carte, allowing for customization. For instance, carved, brined and roasted turkey sold by the pound, a pound of carved organic Ferndale turkey, or just the turkey breast. Sides include turkey stuffing (gluten-free option available), roasted brussels sprouts with maple-bacon dressing, glazed sweet potatoes with sugared pecans and more. And, of course, the pie: apple, pecan or pumpkin ($26.50-$28.50).
Each item serves 2-3 ($15.25-$18 per item). Pre-order by Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. and pick up or arrange for delivery on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
13. Smoke Shack
332 N. MILWAUKEE ST.
Literally everything you need to host Thanksgiving is available for take-out from Smoke Shack, in the Third Ward. Start with a choice of smoked turkey breast ($55, feeds 8-10), smoked bone-in whole ham ($70, feeds 10-12) or whole smoked duck ($45, feeds 4-6) for the entrée. Sides of mac ‘n cheese ($35-$70 for a half or full pan), loaded mashed potatoes ($35-$70 for a half or full pan, which feeds 20) and cornbread ($20, feeds 10) are also available. Then, for dessert, there’s pecan pie ($28).
Pre-order by Nov. 19 and pick up at Smoke Shack on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23.
6735 W. LINCOLN AVE., WEST ALLIS
Thanksgiving with Tall Guy and a Grill from this West Allis caterer includes lots of options, for both a group or 1-2 people. You can go for the prix-fixe menu (few decisions to be made) or a roster of mains (such as sliced turkey breast) and sides (like Wisconsin maple carrots; and apple, bacon and cornbread stuffing) to build your dream meal. There’s a huge focus on highlighting Wisconsin ingredients in the menu, such as Nueske’s bacon and Wisconsin apples in the stuffing. Tack on a dessert (baked by Hatched) and dinner is served. Options are salted brown-butter honey pie, classic pumpkin with candied pecans and caramel apple ($35 each).
Serves two, four or eight for prix-fixe meal ($75-$275). Pre-order and pick up at Tall Guy & A Grill on Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
540 E. MASON ST.
This downtown-Milwaukee steakhouse is going all in with Ward’s House of Prime Whole Turkey Dinner. This dinner feeds between 10-12 and includes the bird along with six sides (bread and butter, house salad with dressing choice, mashed potatoes with gravy, whipped sweet potatoes, buttered corn, stuffing and cranberry sauce) and two pies (pumpkin and apple).
Whole Turkey Dinner, $275; or single-serving Turkey Dinner $26.99. Pre-order by Nov. 22 and pick up at Ward’s House of Prime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 24.
16. Bunny Bite
PICK UP AT THE TOSA FAMERS MARKET
Bunny’s Bite is serving up six different Thanksgiving Day pies along with five cheesecakes. If you’re trying to feed those on a vegan or gluten-free diet, these all fit that need.
$40-$55. Pre-order from Bunny’s Bite by Nov. 21 and arrange for free local delivery on Nov. 23, or pre-order by Nov. 17 and pick up at the Tosa Farmers Market Pre-Thanksgiving Pop-Up on Sat. Nov. 19.
17. Frannie’s Market
W61N486 WASHINGTON AVE., CEDARBURG
For the second year in a row, Frannie’s Market in Cedarburg is dishing up Thanksgiving pies. Choose from apple, pumpkin and coconut cream. As an added bonus, you can also opt for flourless chocolate cake from Matilda Bakehouse in your order.
$34-$36 per pie. Pre-order and pick up at Frannie’s Market Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
408 W. FLORIDA ST.
The line-up of Greige Patisserie’s Thanksgiving desserts from the Third Ward bakery includes traditional (such as pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread) as well as off-beat finds (like cranberry ginger pie, sweet-potato cheesecake and pumpkin-spice croissant bread pudding). $12-$52.
Pre-order and pick up at Greige Patisserie on Nov. 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The bake shop for Honeypie and Smallpie is busy in the kitchen making 11-inch Thanksgiving pies, each serving between 8-12 people. Choose from 12 options, including your traditional pumpkin and vintage delights like banana cream or key lime. $38+.
Pre-order and pick up on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Nov. 23, Nov. 25 or Nov. 26 between 9 a.m and 9 p.m. at Palomino.
20. Lazy Susan
2378 S. HOWELL AVE.
Lazy Susan in Bay View prides itself on offering gluten-free desserts and Thanksgiving is no exception. There are three gluten-free pie options — caramel apple, pear and ginger upside-down cake, cranberry upside-down cake — plus gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake (with a walnut crust). The pies can also be prepared with gluten, if that’s not a concern.
$25. Pre-order by Nov. 18 and pick up at Lazy Susan on Nov. 23.
21. Le Reve
7610 HARWOOD AVE., WAUWATOSA
Le Reve’s Thanksgiving Takeaway covers all the basics in terms of carbs and sweets — such as brioche dinner rolls — but also offers indulgences for the next day or as sweets here and there, like ready-to-bake chocolate-chip cookies, croissants, chocolate croissants and Rouleax de Cannel (similar to cinnamon rolls); and a brown butter pecan tart or French apple cake.
Pre-order by Nov. 16 and pick up at Le Reve on Wed. Nov. 23.
22. Sabrosa Cafe
3216 S. HOWELL AVE.
This Bay View breakfast and lunch spot (Sabrosa Cafe) is offering Thanksgiving Pie Orders. Select from chocolate French silk, pumpkin pie or apple pie. All are nine-inch pies.
$20-$25. Pre-order by Nov. 20 and pick up on Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.