Love Thanksgiving, but cooking’s not your forte?  Preparing a feast isn’t for everyone, but luckily eating one is! These Orange County restaurants make Thanksgiving dinner to-go so you don’t have to, no need to tell your guests — it’ll be our little secret!

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ

Well-loved BBQ joint Lucille’s is always a shoe-in for a feast any night of the week, but they take Thanksgiving dinner to a whole new level. Last year’s menu included a whole hickory smoked turkey.  A whole turkey and all the sides will run you around $170 for 10-12 people, which is a pretty great deal for that kind of service.  You can do individual meals as well as meals tailored to kids.  View their whole menu here.   

Zov’s Bistro

Zov’s Bistro has been considered legendary by many locals, and Zov’s followers are in luck because they’re offering a full dinner with all the fixin’s for the non-cookers out there.  From free range turkey to jasmine rice and maple glazed roasted yams, you’ll be eating well this Turkey day with Zov’s help.  The going price is $495 to feed up to 15 people.  For more information, see the Zov’s Thanksgiving Menu.

Sapphire Grill

Sapphire Grill wants to help you simplify the Holidays by doing all the cooking for you!  The menu is truly to die for: Autumn fruit and nut stuffing, pumpkin ravioli, creamed corn mac-n-cheese are just a few of the mouth-watering items on their Thanksgiving menu this year.  $475 serves 10-14 guests a la carte with choice of an entree, three side dishes, and two desserts.  There’s plenty to choose from and the service at Sapphire is always impeccable!  


Bistango is a favorite Irvine spot to wine & dine, and for Thanksgiving you can bring it all home with you!  Their Thanksgiving menu includes a Vermont maple-glazed ham and a whiskey-raisin bread pudding — can’t go wrong there!  The menu is a la carte, so you can choose what you want and for whom and customize.  

Feasting season is upon us, get your orders ready because these restaurants get busy with plenty of clients who have the same idea on opting out of cooking.  Happy Feasting!