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Complete Meals

Central Market

4001 N. Lamar, Hotline: 206-1090; 4477 S. Lamar, Hotline: 899-4332

CM will be offering three options, all of which feed six to eight people, and all come with candied pecans. The traditional turkey dinner ($139.99) contains roasted turkey, dressing and gravy, relish, two sides, brioche, and pie. The glazed ham dinner ($89.99) has ham and sauce, roasted veggies, creamed spinach, brioche, and pie. The herb-crusted beef tenderloin ($179.99) is the most exotic, with tenderloin roast, wild mushrooms, au gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus, brioche, and tart.

Cooper's Meat Market

35th and Jefferson, 467-6700

Cooper's has three options as well. The small turkey dinner for five to six people has turkey, dressing, and gravy for $49.99. Double the size of the portion and people for $99.99, and make it a feast by adding two side casseroles and a whole pie for $115.

Ruby's BBQ

29th and Guadalupe, 474-9675

A complete listing with pricing can be found at, but they will be offering whole smoked or fried turkeys and smoked breasts with a wide assortment of sides and desserts to customize your order.


301 W. Riverside, 472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar, 451-5440

Eddie Wilson and the gang are providing a traditional family meal feeding eight folks for $99.95. For more details about hours, choices, and prices, see

Marimont Cafeteria

623 W. 38th, 454-5944

Our favorite cafeteria is open 11am-3pm on Turkey Day.


various locations and phone numbers

Three choices, each feeding eight to 10: traditional roast turkey with dressing and gravy ($33.99; smoked, $36.99), or call it a deluxe, and add a casserole, rolls, relish, and a whole pie for $59.99 (smoked $53.99, fried $51.99).

Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor and 6701 Burnet, 479-5006 for to-go orders

Hoover's will be serving a limited holiday menu of five entrées and various sides for $11.95 per person for sit-down dining at the Manor Road location from 11am-7pm only. All takeout orders will be distributed from the Burnet Road location between 11am-2pm only.


various locations and phone numbers

Three offerings this season for six to eight people: Turkey dinner comes with turkey and dressing, gravy, casserole, rolls, and a pie for $37.99. The spiral ham dinner includes ham, scalloped spuds, two casseroles, rolls, and a pie for $39.99. The prime rib dinner gives you a rib roast, spuds, two casseroles, rolls, and a pie for $49.99.


various locations and phone numbers

Traditional turkey (12lb. average) with dressing and gravy for $24.99; add two sides and relish for $39.99.

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