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shelw Nov 10, 2008 05:57 AM

I would like to order traditional Thanksgiving dinner for my family (8 people) and not able to cook it myself. Seeking suggestions for really good place from which to take out -- less concerned about cost, more interested in quality. Please offer suggestions!

Thanks so much,
Shel

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    lnardo4 Nov 3, 2009 05:42 PM

    Gerard Farms in Marshfield has takeout Thanksgiving Dinners. They are always packed. I also just found a place that will deliver the Thanksgiving dinner to your home. It is called the Doorknock Dinner. doorknockdinner.org We may be using them this year. Never tried them.
    Hope this helps.

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      joth68 Nov 18, 2008 08:07 AM

      I haven't tried it but summer shack is offering a fried turkey dinner.

      http://www.summershackrestaurant.com/

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        makonna Nov 17, 2008 05:16 PM

        I really like Neillios in lexington. They make turkey all year round with stuffing and mashed potatoes and nice vegetables. I have never gotten them for Thanksgiving, but I'm always tempted. Go by and get a sandwich and decide for yourself if they work for you!

        http://www.neillioscatering.com/

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          Rucka321 Nov 20, 2008 06:52 PM

          got this last year... was pretty good. Will probably repeat again this year

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          beetlejuice Nov 12, 2008 04:13 PM

          I have to agree with Verrill Farm. The food is top notch and the prices are fair.If you go, definitely try the Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie. It's fantastic.

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            leahms Nov 17, 2008 04:57 PM

            I think supporting Verrill Farm would be great after such a horrible fire. I know that Oleana had a special dish that helped supported Verrill Farm, and if the food is top notch and prices fair then I say go for it!

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            MA.MI Nov 12, 2008 01:08 PM

            Two good places in Brookline -- Lineage and The Fireplace -- are both offering take-home Thanksgiving dinner. We eat at both pretty frequently and both are excellent. Haven't tried their take-home yet, but would trust either to cook up a very good meal. www.fireplacerest.com 1634 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 975-1900
            www.lineagerestaurant.com 242 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 232-0065

            1. Harp00n Nov 12, 2008 12:11 PM

              I can only echo icedtea's reply above.
              Verrill Farm is a jewel of an asset to the Greater Metro-West community.
              They are great people who offer only their best efforts in all that they do.
              Here's a link to what happened including video. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/mostp...

              Harp

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              Verrill Farm
              11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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                owen_meany Nov 12, 2008 11:20 AM

                We got ours from Roche Bros last year and found it good...not unbelievable, but still, good enough for the $.

                This year we are ordering from Nellio's in Lexington after reading many + reviews of the place.

                http://www.neillioscatering.com/

                Sara

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                  Blumie Nov 12, 2008 08:00 AM

                  Baker's Best, in Newton Highlands, is another option.

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                    pemma Nov 12, 2008 10:06 AM

                    Whole Foods was giving out samples of their turkey last night (along with gravy and cranberry sauce). It was really moist and flavorful. They are advertising Thanksgiving dinner at $20 per person.

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                    Taralli Nov 12, 2008 07:39 AM

                    Kitchen on the Common in Belmont. Look under menu: http://kitchenoncommon.com/

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                      hillarylauren Nov 11, 2008 04:42 PM

                      Hi Rise Bakery on Concord Ave in Cambridge does an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner. Menus available in their store. They might fax one if you call. I've eaten some of the various parts (brussel sprouts, for example) and they were delicious. Actually, Hi Rise's dinner this Friday is a Thanksgiving preview so you could do a test run yourself.

                      1. SpicyTea Nov 11, 2008 03:10 PM

                        The Buttery has a take-out Thanksgiving menu that looks just great, so if South End is convenient for you, drop by & grab a menu. And Whole Foods is always reliable and excellent.

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                          9lives Nov 11, 2008 02:24 PM

                          Savenor's Mkt...Beacon Hill or Cambridge does this.

                          http://www.savenorsmarket.com/

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                            Alcachofa Nov 12, 2008 07:44 AM

                            DeLucas on Charles St, Beacon Hill, also does this. It is getting close to the deadline though. I've had it from there twice and it was excellent.

                          2. MeffaBabe Nov 11, 2008 04:37 AM

                            Marty's for Parties Caterer's in Stoneham also does Turkey Dinners...

                            1. opinionatedchef Nov 10, 2008 08:11 PM

                              Formaggio on Huron Ave in Camb. and in the So. End- offers Thanksgiv. dinners.I would guess it would be excellent.

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                                icedtea Nov 10, 2008 07:56 PM

                                i have the perfect place for you - Verrill Farm in Concord, MA. The food is terrific- reasonably priced, as fresh as is gets and chef prepared. You can also order from them a farm fresh free range turkey from VT and delicious homemade pies as well. The owners daughter is a pastry chef and makes all of the desserts. You can order by phone and arrange for pick-up. I looked up their blog in case it would help: Scroll down to the Oct. 28 post for the full menu and contact info. http://verrillfarm.wordpress.com/ or to learn more about the farm, verrillfarm.com

                                Just as an aside, the farm stand burned to the ground about 3 weeks ago. However, they have been fully operational outside and are in the process of moving into a temporary facility on the land while the farm stand is being rebuilt. The man who owns this place is an outstanding human being and is very well respected in Concord. You can count on your food being fresh and delicious. We shop there several times a week and love it. Plus, you'll also be supporting the building of a new farm stand so you can feel good about supporting a family and their employees.
                                Happy Thanksgiving!

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                                  three of us Nov 18, 2008 12:14 PM

                                  OMG, Thank You!!! I hate Whole Foods cooking and was wondering what to do this Holiday. I'm ordering my bird and sides ( and maybe that apple/raspberry pie) tomorrow.

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                                  Novasmurf Nov 10, 2008 09:45 AM

                                  Whole Foods. I haven't used them for catering, but I imagine the quality is good.

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                                    elcaminogirl Nov 10, 2008 06:18 AM

                                    Depends where you are. I saw that the Silent Chef in Scituate is offering take out T'sgiving dinner. Haven't tried it, but used them for my wedding and was very pleased. Other people here have given them props as well.

                                    http://www.silentchef.com/thanksgivin...

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