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Oct 11, 2010 02:42 PM

Nice restaurant in OC for take-out T'day dinner?

Health issues may prevent me from preparing Thanksgiving dinner, so I am researching Plan B. Are there any nice places in Orange County (preferably near Tustin) that are offering a prepared Thanksgiving meal for take-out? I know Zov's has done Christmas in the past, but other than the grocery stores, I haven't seen any places offering a Thanksgiving feast that you pick up and serve at home. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!

Plan B
11637 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  1. We get our Thanksgiving dinner from Mimi's Cafe and have always found it to be quite good.

    1. I have ordered from Knott's twice now and they have never disappointed. They cook the turkey perfectly and I like their sides.

      Marie Callender's also offers one, but I have never ordered from them (thought about it last time, but ended up with Knott's again).

      Mrs Knott's Restaurant
      8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA

      1. I haven't had it myself, but every year, Claim Jumper advertises their T'giving meal. It seems like a no-nonsense American meal that their kitchen could pull off well.

        1. I would go to one of the more upscale grocery chains such as Gelson's, Bristol Farms or Whole Foods. I bet one of them would have a suitable package. On the other hand, I had 3 friends invited for T-giving dinner some years ago, and came down with a raging bug two days before. I went to the market, and in about 30 minutes picked up a frozen turkey breast, a turkey gravy mix in an envelope, some dressing mix, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes/yams in a can, marshmallows, brown sugar, frozen green beans, butter, almonds, a can of biscuits, pumpkin pie, Redi-whip, berries, ice cream, get the idea...and I let my guests cook dinner for me and themselves...with minimal supervision from me. We had a great time, and I had enough wine so that before my guests went home, they tucked me in for the night and I slept like a baby. My guests thanked me for being a great sport, and all had a terrific time!

          Keep in mind that even if you pick up a complete dinner from a restaurant, you will stll need to reheat everything, and clean up dishes, glasses and silverware, so that it's really not much more work to do some simple shopping and have your guests help you put everything together...and I bet the food will taste better.

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          1. re: josephnl

            Last year I did turkey day with Mom at Lucille's, which was pretty good. I am guessing that they will have take out options as well. I don't recall if they would do a whole bird though.

            1. re: josephnl

              I've done Gelson's and Bristol Farms and they were both good, with excellent turkeys. Bristol had a tad better sides we thought.