If you prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, and focus on family (or maybe on pie), consider ordering your Christmas dinners from a grocery store, caterer, or restaurant.
We’re putting together a list of businesses in the Charlotte where you can order a full-cooked Christmas dinner, with sides, in advance. In many cases, you’ll pick up the meal in advance, and you’ll heat it up yourself. In all cases you need to order in advance.
We will be adding more information to this list as we receive it!
These meals definitely save time, and for most of them the price per person isn’t too bad. You just need to heat everything up.
When these deals are announced, you’ll want to order quickly, as these deals are subject to selling out. Make sure to follow each link to see the details, including the deadline for ordering for Thanksgiving.
You’ll typically get a turkey or ham, gravy, stuffing, and several sides. You might want to supplement the meal with extra sides.
If you’d rather dine out for Christmas, here’s a list of restaurants in the Charlotte area open on Christmas. Don’t delay in making reservations. Many of these restaurants will also offer takeout or delivery, so you’ll have another way of enjoying somebody else’s cooking at home.
Note: The prices or offerings for the to-go meals might vary by location.
The Big View Diner
- Complete Christmas Eve Dinner with spiral ham or braised boneless short ribs, and sides, for 6-12: $189 to $269
- A la cart items available as well
- Premium Farmhouse Feast with turkey, ham, sides, and dessert for 8-10: $124.99
- Farmhouse Feast with Turkey with turkey breast, sides, and dessert for 4: $59.99
- Farmhouse Feast with Ham with ham, sides, and dessert for 4: $59.99
Locations throughout the Charlotte area. Order online. More info.
- Prime Rib Meal with prime rib, sides, and dessert for 4-6: $149.99
- Turkey Breast and Boneless Half Honey-Glazed Ham Meal with turkey breast, ham, sides, and dessert for 12 for $129.99
- Essential Half Honey-Glazed Ham Meal with ham and sides for 4-6: $79.99
- Complete Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham Meal with ham, sides, and dessert for 4-6: $89.99
- Complete Spiral Sliced Ham Meal with ham, sides, and dessert for 12: $129.99
- Essential Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal with turkey and sides for 4-6: $79.99
- Complete Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal with turkey, sides, and dessert for 4-6: $89.99
- Essential Whole Roasted Turkey Meal with turkey and sides for 12: $109.99
- Complete Whole Roasted Turkey Meal with turkey, sides, and dessert for 12: $129.99
1001 Chancellor Park Drive. Order online. Also offering delivery and a la carte items. They’ll also be open for dine-in on Christmas Day. More info.
Buca di Beppo
- Holiday Cake Boss Package with salad, pasta, entrée, and a holiday cake for 5: $95
10915 Carolina Place Parkway. Order online. More info.
The Capital Grille
- Family-Style Dinner with choice of Butter Poached North Atlantic Lobster Tails or Scampi-style Jumbo Shrimp, salad, sides and dessert starting at $250
- Four-Course Dinner with selection of either Whole Rack of Bone-in Filet or Kona Crusted Bone-in Prime Rib, New England Clam Chowder, salad, sides and dessert: $300
- Holiday Surf & Turf Grille Box with four lobster tails and four filets: $170
- Holiday Porcini Ribeye Grille Box with four 22 oz cuts and porcini rub: $170
201 North Tryon. Order online or call 704-348-1400 to order. More info.
Capricci’s True Italian
- Holiday Feast with choice of prime rib or honey glazed ham and choice of three sides: $26 – $32 per person
109 W South Main Street, Waxhaw. Order by December 19th for pickup on December 23rd or 24th. Call 704-256-5521 to order. More info.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
- Salmon Bundle with grilled salmon fillets and sides for 4: $34.99
- Chicken Tenders Bundle with 16 tenders and sides: $24.99
- Baby Back Ribs Bundle with half-racks of ribs and sides for 4: $44.99
Locations in the University Area and Gastonia. Combination orders featuring more than one entrée are also available. Order online. More info.
Many options will be available throughout December, at different price points. The meals are available for pick-up or delivery Monday through Friday, with same day ordering until 11 a.m. Brisket requires 24 hours notice. Ordering for holiday meals begins Monday, December 7th, 2020. More info.
- Holiday Heat ‘n’ Serve Feast with ham and sides, for 8-10: $139.99
- Holiday Heat ‘n’ Serve Family Dinner with ham and sides, for 4-6: $79.99
- Casseroles, pies, and more also available.
Several locations. Available for pickup December 21 to 28, 2020, while supplies last. Use within 72 hours after pickup. If you schedule your pickup December 22nd or 23rd, you’ll receive a free $5 Bonus Card (valid in January and February, 2021.) 24 hour notice required for orders. More info.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
- Holiday Dinner with choice of entrée, sides, and dessert for 2: $150
- Holiday Dinner with choice of entrée, sides, and dessert for 4-6: $250
101 South Tryon. Orders will be available for pickup December 23rd, 24th, 30th, or 31st. More info.
Fine & Fettle
- Take-and-Bake Package with choice of one protein, two sides, and one dessert for 4-6: $85
- Take-and-Bake Package with choice of one protein, three sides, and two desserts for 6-8: $100
- Take-and-Bake Package with choice of two proteins, four sides, and two desserts for 8-10: $150
Additional a la carte items also available. Place your pre-order from December 7th to December 18th. Email email@example.com to order. Pickups will be December 24th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. More info.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
- Holiday Prime Rib Feast with prime rib, sides, and dessert, for 6: $169.99
- Holiday Turkey Feast with turkey, sides, and dessert, for 6: $139.95
Three locations in Charlotte: Northlake, Southpark, and Stonecrest. Order by December 20th for pickup on December 23rd or 24th. More info.
Offering family-style meals for pick-up on December 23rd:
- Glazed ham, with local honey and caramelized onion gravy for 1-2: $20
- Glazed ham, with local honey and caramelized onion gravy for 3-4: $40
- Glazed ham, with local honey and caramelized onion gravy for 5-6: $60
- Haberdish fried chicken with black pepper gravy: Half chicken (4 pieces) for $17
- Haberdish fried chicken with black pepper gravy: Whole chicken (8 pieces) $30
- Family sides: various prices
- Snowflake biscuits: 4 for $8
- Individual sweets (banana pudding and spiced chocolate mousse): $6
- Cocktail kits: $15-$20
Order online from Haberdish’s website. Choose schedule for later, and choose Wednesday, December 23rd. Choose preferred pick up time, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Turkey Dinner with whole turkey and sides for 8-10: $49.99
- Ham Dinner with spiral sliced ham and sides for 8-10: $49.99
- Prime Rib Dinner with boneless prime rib and sides for 6-8: $49.99
Locations throughout Charlotte. Order online, with in-store ordering also available. Allow a five day lead time for all orders. Pickups are available December 12th to 24th at 4 p.m. More info.
- Holiday Meal Deal with ham with pineapple chutney, salad, sides, and bread for 4-6: $59.99
- Holiday Meal Deal with ham with pineapple chutney, salad, sides, and bread for 8-10: $99.99
The Improper Pig
- Smoked Ham Dinner with ham, four sides, and dessert for 6-8: $135
Order by 8 p.m. on December 20th for pickup on December 24th by close. Call 980-339-8410 to order from the Rea Farms location, or 803-547-2345 to order from their Fort Mill location. More info.
- Hanukkah package, including cheese ball and crackers, holiday salad, brisket, potato latkes, cauliflower and Brussels, Rugelach, jelly-filled doughnuts and more: $50 to serve 2, and $95 to serve 4.
- Christmas package, including cheese ball and crackers, holiday salad, prime rib, potatoes au gratin, asparagus, potato rolls, peppermint white chocolate cheesecake, more: $95 to serve 2, $180 to serve 4, $270 to serve 6
You won’t get a traditional Christmas dinner here, but they’re serving traditional Italian favorites to-go.
- Salad options: Tuscan salad, Mama’s salad, insalata chopped, Caesar salad
- Pasta: baked ziti, spaghetti, penne broccoli and chicken, penne alla vodka, lasagna
- Mozzarella tray (serves 4-6)
- Entrée: chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, chicken Carciofi, Tommasino’s broiled chicken, meatballs, cheese and parsley sausage
They’ll also have sides, cheese, and desserts available for order. Order by December 22nd for pickup on Christmas Eve. Call 980-209-0323 to order. More info.
Mac’s Speed Shop
- A la carte protein, options including beef brisket, smoked turkey, St. Louis ribs, pork butt, and smoked chicken. Prices vary.
- A la carte sides, options including mac ‘n’ cheese, green bean casserole, collard greens, baked beans, cheddar grits, brisket chili, and more. Prices vary.
- A la carte dessert and other extras, including deviled eggs, pimento cheese, sweet tea, banana pudding, and apple cobbler. Prices vary.
48 hours advance notice is required. More info.
- Holiday Carryout Bundle with salads, mini meatballs, lasagna, fettucine alfredo, chicken parmesan or chicken piccata, and desserts for 4-6: $95
The bundle is available for hot or cold pickup. If you want it cold, make sure to order 24 hours in advance. Order online now through December 24th. More info.
Mert’s Heart and Soul
Christmas entrees with heat & serve sides, including a fried whole turkey, cornbread stuffed pork chops, mashed potato, green beans, mac & cheese, collard greens, seasoned rice, cornbread, sweet potato casserole. Prices vary.
214 N College Street. More info.
McCormick & Schmick’s
- Holiday Feast To-Go with prime rib and sides, for 3-4: $135
Two locations in Charlotte: Uptown and Southpark. Call your nearest location to place your order. More info.
- Holiday Feasts To-Go features baked ham, roasted turkey and sides.
Pre-orders through Monday, December 21st. Available for pickup the net day. Pickup times the week of Christmas are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22nd, and Wednesday, December 23rd, and until 2 p.m. on December 24th. Several Charlotte area locations. More info.
Moe’s Original BBQ
- Family Pack with one pound of sliced turkey, one pan of sliced ham, three sides of your choice, and six pieces of cornbread for 4-6: $55
All orders need to be placed by Sunday, December 20th. They will be picked up on Wednesday, December 24th at 3 p.m. Call 704-814-6637 to order from their Matthews location, or 704-243-7427 to order from their Waxhaw location. More info.
Napa on Providence
- Holiday Meal with starter, herb-roasted prime rib, sides, and dessert for 4: $165
Additional sides are also available for order. Place your order by noon on December 20th for pickup on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info.
New South Kitchen & Bar
- Offering brunch packages that include chicken and waffles, breakfast casserole, and eggnog French toast. All feed 4-6 for $40 – $55
- A la carte turkey and sides. Prices vary.
Order by December 21st for pickup on Christmas Eve. Orders will be presented cold with heating instructions. More info.
- Holiday Family Meal with turkey breast and sides for 4-6: $160
2216 Freedom Drive. Order online by December 18th for pickups on December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. More info.
Oh My Soul
- Holiday Dinner with choice of three courses (all options are vegan): $75 per person
Two meal order minimum. Orders close December 19th at 6 p.m. for pickup on December 24th or 30th. Call 704-891-4664 to order. More info.
- Classic Lasagna Family Meal with lasagna, salad, and breadsticks for 6: $44.99
- Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells Family Meal with shells, salad, and breadsticks for 5: $39.99
Several locations. Order online. Available for delivery or carry-out. More info.
Pinky’s Westside Grill
Pinky’s “Catering Holidaze Menu” offers smoked turkey breast, smoked spiral ham, mac & cheese, sweet potato casserole, mashed potato, southern stuffing and banana pudding. Prices vary. More info.1600 West Morehead Street, Charlotte, and 9818 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
- Cooked Whole Turkey Dinner with turkey and sides for 7-10: $49.99
- Cooked Turkey Breast Dinner with turkey and sides for 7-10: $49..99
48 hours advance notice is required. Online ordering currently is unavailable, so contact your nearest store to place an order or check availability. More info.
The Pump House
- Prime Rib Dinner with prime rib, starter, sides, and dessert for 4: $155
Order by December 21st at 4 p.m. for pickup on December 24th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 803-329-8888 to order.
The Q Shack
- Whole smoked turkey with gravy (serves 12-15): $59.99
- Chili-rubbed brisket (by the pound): $17.99/pound
- Smoked turkey breast (by the pound) $13.99/pound
- Smoked spiral ham: $59.99
- Sides a la carte (32 oz., serve 4-6): $8.49 each
10822 Providence Road. Place orders by December 21st for pickup on December 23rd or 24th. More info.
Reid’s Fine Foods
- Main courses include beef tenderloin, spiral sliced honey ham, Goodnight Brothers Country Ham, rib roast, leg of lamb, lamb racks, shucked oysters, free range turkey and lobster tails.
- Sides include mashed potatoes, sweet potato soufflé, scalloped potatoes, mini twice baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, garlic green beans, Brussel sprouts, bourbon glazed carrots, creamed corn
- Many choices for breakfast items, desserts and hors d’oeuvres also available.
Order by December 19th at 5 p.m. Orders placed after December 19th subject to availability. Primary pickup times December 23rd and 24th by 3 p.m. Myers Park location (2823 Selwyn Avenue), call 704-377-1312. SouthPark location (4331 Barclay Downs Drive), call 704-377-7686. More info.
Red Rocks Café – Red Stone
- Christmas Family Meal with salad, dessert, and choice of lemon herb chicken, lemon dill salmon, or Cajun chicken pasta for 4-6: $75
9648 Redstone Drive, Indian Land. Pre-order by December 22nd for pickup on December 24th. Call 803-547-3200 to order. More info.
Red Rocks Café – South Park
- Holiday Carry-Out Dinner with choice of salad, entrée, and dessert: $28 per person
4223 Providence Road. Available for curbside pickup only. Call or order online. More info.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- Celebration Feast with a starter, roasted beef tenderloin, sides, and dessert for 4: $165
- Christmas Eve for Two with a starter, choice of a filet, rib eye, stuffed chicken breast, or salmon filet, sides, and dessert for 2: $99
Two locations in Charlotte: Uptown and SouthPark. Order online for pickup. More info.
Santé of Matthews
Christmas Eve Dinner to Go is $70 for 2 people, or $130 for 4
- Includes roasted and sliced turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, roasted glazed carrots, green bean Almondine, stuffing, gravy, orange-cranberry sauce, and a choice of dessert (apple cranberry pie, pumpkin pie, or pecan pie)
- Additional items are available
Pick up Christmas Eve between 3 p.m .to 6 p.m. 165 N Trade Street, Matthews. 704-845-1899. More info.
- Prime Rib Dinner with starter, prime rib, and sides: $70 for 2, $130 for 4, and $160 for 6
They will also have pies available for order for $20. All orders will arrive cold with reheating instructions. Order by December 18th for pickup on December 23rd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Order by calling 980-299-2741. More info.
Table & Twine
- Christmas Package with a whole roasted tenderloin, sides, and dessert for up to 6: $274.99
- Christmas Brunch Package with quiche, bacon, sticky buns, and orange juice for up to 6: $56
- Christmas Cocktail Party Package with a whole sliced beef tenderloin, cheese and charcuterie board, shrimp cocktail, turkey meatballs, and more for up to 8: $239.99
Larger packages also available. Christmas orders must be made 48 hours in advance of delivery or pickup date, and will be available December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. More info.
- Holiday Feast with a whole chicken and sides for 4-5: $27.95
Order now through December 31st for pickup any time by then. They’ll be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Christmas Day. Order through the app, online, or call your nearest store. More info.
- Classic Roast Whole Turkey Dinner for 4: $79.99
- Classic Roast Whole Turkey Dinner for 8: $129.99
- Classic Roast Whole Turkey Dinner for 12: $179.99
- Classic Roast Turkey Breast Dinner for 4: $69.99
- Organic Whole Roast Turkey Dinner for 4: $99.99
- Paleo-Friendly Turkey Dinner for 4: $89.99
- Spiral-Sliced Ham Dinner for 8: $139.99
- Festive Feast with turkey, ham, sides, and dessert for 12: $279.99
- Prime Rib Dinner for 8: $229.99
- Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Meal for 2: $39.99
Locations throughout Charlotte. Order online. All orders must be placed 48 hours head of pickup time. Pickup times from December 1st through December 29th. More info.
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