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Cracker Barrel Has Two Thanksgiving Options This Year, and They Both Sound Delicious

Don't feel like cooking a turkey? You can order one from Cracker Barrel.

Hosting Thanksgiving can be a daunting task, mainly because the traditional holiday meal isn't exactly an easy one to cook. If you'd prefer to spend the day visiting and relaxing with your guests without the stress of cooking the perfect turkey, Cracker Barrel has got you covered.

Like last year, the restaurant is offering two to-go meals that you can order before Thanksgiving Day. Here's everything you need to know about the options, price, and pickup process.

What's in Cracker Barrel's to-go Thanksgiving meal?

The full Thanksgiving meal is chilled and ready to heat. Just pop it in the oven, follow the instructions, and everything will be ready in two hours. It serves up to 10 people and costs $129.99.

Here's what it comes with:

  • Two oven-roasted turkey breasts
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Choice of 3 country sides: country green beans, fried apples, hashbrown casserole, sweet potato casserole, macaroni n' cheese, mashed potatoes, whole baby carrots, or whole kernel corn. You can substitute green bean casserole for any heat n' serve side or add it as an additional side for an extra cost.
  • Sweet yeast rolls
  • Pumpkin pie and pecan pie

Is there a smaller option?

There sure is. The other option can be picked up hot so there's no prep time involved. It serves six people and costs $79.99. Here's what it includes:

  • Two oven-roasted turkey breasts
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Cranberry relish
  • Choice of 3 country sides
  • Bread

How do you order the to-go meals?

You can place your order online or by calling your nearest Cracker Barrel location. To-go meals will be available for pickup from November 23 through December 1. Order at least 24 hours in advance, and be ready to give your payment information at the time you place your order.

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Meals are available while supplies last, so we recommend calling sooner rather than later. When you place your order, you'll be prompted to schedule a pickup time that's most convenient for you. The meal should be used within 72 hours of pickup.

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Can you eat at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving?

Yes. In fact, it's the restaurant's busiest day of the year because the Thanksgiving feast is so popular. All Cracker Barrel locations are open normal business hours on Thanksgiving Day.

Reservations aren't available; customers will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Cracker Barrel's Turkey 'n Dressing Meal will be served starting at 11:00 a.m.

What's on the Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving menu?

  • Turkey & Gravy
  • A sampling of sugar-cured ham
  • Sweet potato casserole with pecans
  • Cranberry relish
  • Choice of one country side
  • Buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins
  • Your choice of a refillable beverage (milkshakes not included)
  • Slice of pumpkin pie

There's also a children's meal that doesn't include ham or the sweet potato casserole.

Although the full Thanksgiving meal is only available on Thanksgiving Day, Cracker Barrel will serve turkey, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole every Thursday for the rest of the year.

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