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Nov 9, 2006 07:20 PM

Thanksgiving Take-Out in Detroit Metro Area

Hello, Chowhounds!

I live in Los Angeles but have a relative in Detroit. I was planning to possibly pre-order a Thanksgiving take-out dinner for him, but am unfamiliar with most of the restaurants in the Detroit area. Thus, I wanted to seek out any info about restaurants in the downtown Detroit area that offers take-out options for Thanksgiving dinner--turkey with all the fixings.

Thank you in advance for any restaurant suggestions you can offer me.

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  1. Try Honeybaked Ham stores, if there is one by you. They have excellent turkey.

    1. honey baked ham is a good idea - even though it's a big chain now, the company originated in Detroit and has been popular, especially for Christmas and Easter around here for decades.

      you might also try the specialty grocery stores - Papa Joe's in Birmingham and rochester, Westborn Market in Berkley and Dearborn, Holiday market in Royal oak

      1. Assuming you mean restaurants and not places like Boston Market you might want to call a few that specialize in New American. For instance, Five Lakes Grill in Milford (NW of Detroit) has the following (from their web site - no I don't work there). You might also try calling Emily's (Northville) or Zingerman's Roadhouse.
        This is the holiday to be able to relax and spend time with family and guests. Chef Brian Polcyn and his culinary team are going to take care of all the cooking and shopping for you this year by putting together a complete Thanksgiving dinner package for you and your family. All you will have to do is roast the turkey and warm the rest-which we have carefully pre-cooked for you. The package will include a full instruction sheet for easy meal preparation.
        Your Thanksgiving Dinner includes:
        1) Roast-ready, 10-12 pound organic farm raised turkey, seasoned inside and out— including pop-up timer.
        2) 1 quart giblet gravy
        3) 3 pounds sausage stuffing
        4) 3 pounds autumn vegetables
        5) 3 pounds brown sugar glazed sweet potatoes
        6) 1 pint cranberry orange relish
        7) 3 pounds Waldorf salad
        8) 1 pound sliced house smoked salmon
        9) 1, 9 inch pumpkin cheesecake
        10) 1, 9 inch chocolate bourbon pecan pie
        11) 1 loaf Zimmerman’s egg bread
        Complete Holiday dinner package is $195.00
        The package will feed 8 to 10 guests
        -These Thanksgiving Dinner packages will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
        ----Orders must be placed and pre-paid by Wednesday, November 15, 2006.
        -Pick up your orders by 10p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2006 (the day before turkey day)
        Call Rachel at Five Lakes Grill: 248.684.7455

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        1. re: mrfood1965

          Emily's closed. Although apparently the news has yet to reach their website.

        2. Thanks so much for the responses! I didn't know Honeybaked Ham originated in Detroit.

          I was actually looking for non-chain (or at least non-fast-food-type) restaurants that provide turkey and all the fixings that people can pick up and eat at home. The Five Lakes Grill menu looks fantastic, but a bit too much food and too expensive.

          A few weeks back, I searched for restaurants on Google and came up with some Detroit-area restaurants, including a soul food place, that provides Thanksgiving dinner and all these wonderful side dishes and desserts. Only problem is, I can't remember the name of this restaurant and tried to do another internet search for it, but nothing popped up.

          Thanks again for all these responses.

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          1. re: Pamela

            Was tha soul food place Beans & Cornbread in Southfield, MI?

            1. re: Griller

              Although Beans and Cornbread sounds familiar, the restaurant I found was actually in Detroit. I think it's simply someone's first name.