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Dine in or carry out Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City

Don’t be a turkey — prepare your holiday meal before it’s too late.

A full dinner spread of steak, burgers, rolls, and other dishes.

The best part of takeout Thanksgiving: restaurant-quality ingredients.

Photo via Acre

For some, Thanksgiving is the time to break out their inner Food Network star. For others, not so much. No shame in the take-out game.

Whether you want to have the home-style vibe without the prep, or you would rather enjoy a night on the town, these local eateries are ready for turkey time.

Affäre, 1911 Main St., Kansas City, MO | This German farm-to-table will offer its special three-course menu for dine-in — with options like roasted venison with juniper demi-glace and celery root-pear soup — or their take on a classic turkey dinner to-go for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Acre, 6325 Lewis St., Parkville, MO | This modern Midwestern restaurant knows a thing or two about hospitality, and will have items like blistered green beans, house-made rolls, and roasted sweet potatoes for pickup with cooking and reheating instructions. Acre is all sold out of turkey, so your only entree option is the 40-oz bone-in ribeye for two.

The Prospect, 2010 Vine St., Kansas City, MO | Support The Prospect KC’s fight against food insecurity while enjoying bourbon-glazed turkey meatballs, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, pecan pie cheesecake bars, and other holiday offerings available to order by Saturday, Nov. 18.

Summit Grill, multiple locations | The Gladstone, Lee’s Summit, and Waldo locations will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a traditional turkey dinner. Want to host at home? Check out the Thanksgiving Family Pack that feeds four to six — including a brown sugar glazed ham + slow roasted turkey. Call to pre-order by Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.

Lazia, 2101 Central St., Kansas City, MO | From 3-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Lazia is offering a unique menu for those looking for non-traditional ways to celebrate the holiday. The special menu honors the restaurant’s Italian roots with an American twist, offering turkey three ways with wine pairings available.

Lidia’s, 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, MO | Enjoy this annual feast tradition from 11a.m.-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The four-course menu includes cacio e pepe arancini, your choice of entrees like turkey breast roulade and beef short rib, plus dessert.

Third Street Social, multiple locations | The Lee’s Summit + Plaza locations will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a special holiday menu. A pre-order takeout meal will be available for pickup — and it includes gooey butter cake for dessert. Call to pre-order by Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

Hereford House, multiple locations | This KC steakhouse offers dine-in reservations up through Thanksgiving, plus warm-and-ready or ready-to-warm takeout dinners with orders placed by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Dinners include options like prime rib, cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin pie.

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