Celebrate the holidays, or just the end of the year, by gathering around the table. If you’re looking to avoid all the cooking that comes with these celebrations, consider ordering a fully cooked Christmas dinner to go so you can spend more time with your family than in the kitchen.
You can order a full holiday meal from numerous restaurants and supermarkets, either online, over the phone or in person. Some meals can be ordered hot, meaning that they’ll be warm and ready to eat when you pick them up. Others will be ordered cold, meaning the food will need to be cooked or reheated once you get home. Certain restaurants also offer individual dishes to go rather than dinner for four. No matter which option you order, you’ll save time and energy.
Please note that the prices and offerings for these meals may vary by location. We will continue to expand this list as more stores and restaurants announce their holiday plans. If you want to see some more options that might be closer to home, you can also check out the local Living on the Cheap network sites.
If you’re more interested in dining out, make sure to take a look at our list of restaurants that are open on Christmas Day.
Which supermarkets sell ready-made Christmas dinner?
Serves 8 – 10
Harris Teeter’s Ham Dinner includes a spiral sliced ham and sides, including sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and more. They’re also offering a Turkey Dinner that feeds 8-10 people for $49.99 and a Prime Rib Dinner that feeds 6-8 for $49.99.
You can order online or in-store. Allow a five-day lead time for all orders. Pickup times will be available from December 12 through December 24 at 4 p.m.
Safeway’s Spiral Ham Dinner features a fully cooked spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, spiced apples, green bean casserole, mashed sweet potatoes and Hawaiian rolls.
Order online for in-store pickup.
This season, Publix is offering a Cooked Whole Turkey Dinner featuring turkey, holiday dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, marshmallow delight, and cranberry orange relish.
They’re also offering a meal package with a turkey breast that also feeds 7-10. Online ordering is not available currently, so call your nearest store to order or check availability.
Wegman’s is offering a Signature Ham Dinner that features a spiral glazed ham, cauliflower and spinach gratin, roasted butternut squash, potatoes gratin and cranberry orange relish. You can also order a Rib Roast Dinner that serves 10-12 for $229, a Classic Turkey Dinner that serves 10 for $130, or a Hand-Carved Turkey Dinner that serves 6 for $139.
All orders are picked up ready to heat. Holiday dinners are available for carryout only from December 19 through December 27. Order online through Wegman’s catering page. Allow for 24 hours after ordering before picking up.
Whole Foods is offering a Spiral-Sliced Ham Dinner that includes a semi-boneless ham, green bean casserole, mashed sweet potatoes and corn pudding. They also have several other holiday catering options, such as whole turkey dinners, turkey breast dinners, a prime rib dinner and a vegan meal. These options vary in serving size from 4 to 8, and prices begin at $39.99.
All orders must be placed 48 hours ahead of pickup time. Pickup times are December 1 through December 29.
Which restaurants offer fully cooked Christmas dinners to go?
Bob Evans’ Farmhouse Feast with Ham features spiral glazed ham, sides and dessert. You can also order a Farmhouse Feast with Turkey that serves 4 for the same price, or larger packages of both feasts that serve 8. Their Premium Farmhouse Feast feeds 8-10 and includes turkey, ham, sides, and dessert for $124.99.
Meals are heat-and-serve, and can be ordered online.
Boston Market’s Christmas dinner is a Complete Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham Meal with ham, sides and dessert. You can also order an essentials ham meal for $79.99, or a larger package that serves 12 for $129.99. They’re also offering turkey dinners that serve 4-6 or 12, and start at $79.99. Boston Market is also offering a Prime Rib Meal for 4-6 for $149.99 and a combination ham and turkey dinner for 12 for $129.99
Meals are heat n’ serve. You can order online, pickup in store or get your holiday meal delivered. They’ll also be open for dine-in on Christmas Day.
Buca di Beppo
This year, Buca di Beppo is offering a Holiday Cake Boss Package that features your choice of salad, pasta, entrée and a special holiday cake.
Order online for in-store or curbside pickup or delivery.
Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon
$135 – $145
Claim Jumper’s three-course holiday dinner includes your choice of slow roasted turkey, smoked ham, or turkey and ham alongside garlic cheese bread, salad, stuffing, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes and your choice of pie.
You can also order a la carte sides and desserts. Pickup times vary by location, so contact your local restaurant for more information.
Cracker Barrel’s Holiday Heat ‘n’ Serve Family Dinner includes ham and traditional sides. They’re also offering a larger package that serves 8-10 people for $139.99.
Casseroles, pies and other a la carte items are also available. Order online. Meals will be available for pickup December 21 to December 28. Use within 72 hours after pickup. If you schedule your pickup December 22 or 23, you’ll receive a free $5 Bonus Card (valid in January and February 2021.) 24-hour notice is required for orders.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Firebirds is offering a Holiday Prime Rib Feast that features a prime rib, sides and a dessert. You can also order their Holiday Turkey Feast that serves 6 for $139.95.
Order online by December 20 for pickup on December 23 or 24.
$49.99 – $99.99
Golden Corral’s Holiday Meals To-Go Package includes your choice of roasted turkey, holiday spiced ham or fried chicken, as well as mashed potatoes, choice of homestyle sides, choice of pie and yeast rolls with butter.
Meals are ready-to-heat. Order by December 21 for pickup on Christmas Eve. 72 hours notice is required. Call your local restaurant to order.
This Christmas, Marie Callendar’s is offering a Ham Feast that includes a bone-in, spiral-cut quarter ham topped with chipotle-pineapple glaze. Trimmings include stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cornbread and a pie. You can also order a Prime Rib Feast that feeds 6-8 for $189.99, or classic turkey feasts starting at $119.99.
Order the holiday meals online to schedule your own pickup date and time. All meals will require three hours reheating time.
McCormick & Schmick’s
McCormick and Schmick’s is offering a Holiday Feast To-Go that includes prime rib, a mixed greens salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, sourdough bread and butter, and au jus and horseradish sauce.
You can order online, or call ahead and place your order. McCormick & Schmick’s will also be open for dine-in on Christmas Day with a prix-fixe menu.
Metro Diner’s Holiday At Home Feast features your choice of baked ham or roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, French-style green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, Hawaiian dinner rolls, and your choice of pecan pie or pumpkin pie.
They’re also offering platters in other sizes, including an individual serving for $14.99 or a feast for 8 for $109.99. Pre-order now through December 21 for pickup the next day. Pickup times the week of Christmas are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 22 and 23, and until 2 p.m. on December 24.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
$29 per plate
Macaroni Grill is serving a special holiday plate featuring a 10 oz. ribeye, served with rosemary lemon butter and garlic mashed potatoes.
Order online for pickup or delivery.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris’ Celebration Feast includes a starter, roasted beef tenderloin, sides and a dessert. They’re also offering a special Christmas Eve for Two package, which includes a starter, choice of entrees, sides and a dessert for $99.
Order online for pickup.
Their Holiday Ham Feast features hand-carved ham, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, cinnamon apples, dinner rolls and your choice of pie. You can also order a Holiday Turkey Feast that serves 4-6 for $89.99, or an Ultimate Holiday Feast that serves 10-12 for $164.99.
Meals are picked up cold with reheating instructions. Order online for curbside, pickup or delivery.