By Ariana Hajibashi
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. But there are enough stressors right now without having to deal with preparing a huge Thanksgiving meal for your family. So, instead of spending all day in the kitchen, let these restaurants do the work for you.
From dine-in seafood feasts to smoked turkeys and briskets to-go, here’s everything you need to make this year’s holiday fun, memorable and relaxing.
Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues
This year, make Babb Brothers’ Ancho Honey-Glazed Whole Smoked Turkey the star of your Thanksgiving meal. The delicious 16 to 18-pound birds are mesquite smoked for 16 hours and then glazed with an Ancho Honey and available for $80. Customers can add any other menu item to their meal, including 11 sides, from smoked green beans to bourbon corn. Pre-orders are open now, and orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. Pick-ups may be scheduled between Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. Orders should be placed at BabbBrothers.com.
One90 Smoked Meats
One90’s perfectly smoked meats are ready to assist on Thanksgiving Day. Choose from a variety of options, including traditional turkeys available in small and large sizes ranging from 10 to 24 pounds. Or think outside the box with a delicious Whole Brisket, Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Prime Rib or Sliced Spiral Ham. Orders can be placed over the phone or online at one90-smoked-meats.myshopify.com/collections/sunday-special.
If you’d rather leave the cooking and the cleanup to someone else, stop into Shell Shack. All locations are open on Thanksgiving Day, which means you can enjoy a stress-free meal featuring crab, shrimp, catfish, burgers, chicken sandwiches and wings. For a family-style feast, try The Boil, and you’ll receive a giant, shareable bag to spread on your table. It’s loaded with your choice of the freshest crab, shrimp or crawfish, plus potatoes, corn and sausage — all mixed up with one of the flavorful seasonings and spiced to your preference. View the menu and locations at shellshack.com.
For another non-traditional option, head to Sushi Marquee, which will be open Thanksgiving Day.
The fun-loving restaurant at the Star in Frisco serves up fresh sushi and sashimi in addition to hot entrees like grilled lobster, short ribs and a ribeye topped with miso-garlic butter. The full bar is stocked with wine, beer, sake and creative craft cocktails, so you’ve got everything necessary for a successful Thanksgiving. View the menu and make reservations at sushimarquee.com.