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Ordering a Pre-cooked Turkey

crschier Oct 31, 2007 07:37 PM

So, this is going to be my first Thanksgiving as the cook (and not just the guest). I feel pretty good about tackling all the sides, but I am not quite ready to cook a turkey (at least not this year). So, I want to know some places that you can order a pre-cooked turkey...and just that. I don't need all the sides and "fixins." I searched this board, but all I came up with was Thanksgiving dinner at local restaurants or just fried turkeys.

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    cougarmom Nov 1, 2007 07:32 PM

    Pit BBQ on Burnet Rd will smoke a turkey for you, or at least they used to.

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      will bass Nov 1, 2007 06:16 PM

      Take the advice. A Greenberg smoked turkey is AWESOME. You will never need to look again for a turkey. They also make great gifts.

      I have also heard from a friend that Green Mesquite (if not Shady Grove) will smoke meats for you, at some set price per pound, if you bring in your own food. That might be a good local alternative.

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        crschier Nov 1, 2007 07:03 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. It's greatly appreciated.

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          yorkshirepud Nov 27, 2007 07:22 AM

          Based on your recommendation, I ordered a Greenberg's smoked turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious, and everyone raved about it. My first nibble made me fear it was overly salty, but once heated up, the saltiness disappeared. The service and delivery were prompt also. I'll go with them next year for sure. Thanks to all!

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          mkwng Nov 1, 2007 03:14 PM

          Lee's (formerly Cooper's) Meat Market sells fried, smoked, and roasted turkeys for Thanksgiving.

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            Allison L. Nov 1, 2007 07:24 AM

            You can pre-order a fried turkey from Popeye's - I did that once for an office party and it was fantastic. It's not breaded or anything like fried chicken, it's just a deep fried turkey. Now I fry my own though.

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              judiftx1 Nov 1, 2007 05:21 AM

              Believe it or not, I have ordered a cooked whole turkey from Luby's 4 times and each time it has been wonderful. You can pick it up on Thanksgiving morning and you may not even have to heat it up, depending on what time you want to eat.

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                Hsien_Ko Nov 1, 2007 06:42 AM

                My MIL has bought her turkey at Luby's in years past.

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                achtungpv Oct 31, 2007 07:41 PM


                This is the best turkey you can order. It is smoked and can be served cold or heated up. Order now to make sure you can get it when you need it.

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                  MPH Nov 1, 2007 03:09 PM

                  I agree that Greenberg's smokes a delicious turkey. With all the great smoked meat produced right here in central Texas, however, it seems odd that no local outfit will cook a whole turkey on request. Below, a few other posters have suggested regional and national chains. Along those lines, HEB sells whole smoked turkeys, too.

                  Does anyone know of a local barbecue spot that will smoke a turkey (or other specific cut of meat) that's been provided by the customer?

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                    Royale Nov 1, 2007 04:35 PM

                    I seem to recall that my step-mother ordered a smoked turkey from Donn's barbecue on 290 W behind the old Albertsons. I'm not positive that this is where it was from. I'll ask her the next time I see her and update my post.

                    1. re: MPH
                      kylakae Nov 18, 2007 09:05 PM

                      Rudy's BBQ does pre-cooked turkeys

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