Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Sides & More (that YOU don’t have to cook!)

What are you bringing to Thanksgiving Day dinner?

This Thanksgiving you can bring a dish to dazzle your family, order a full Thanksgiving Day feast or enjoy  a wonderful holiday buffet in a beautiful setting.


Wild Flour Bakery Pecan Pie

Add a little something extra to your holiday meal with the flavors of Southern West Virginia. The best part? You don’t have to do any of the cooking, and it’s guaranteed to turn out delicious.

Here are a few Southern WV restaurants with shareable treats and  feasts on hand to help you this holiday.

Honey Baked Ham (Beckley, WV)

Pair the light, savory turkey with a dark, decadent ham. You can order a fully cooked, spiral carved honey-glazed ham  from the Honey Baked Ham Company to take to your table with pride. If you need a  turkey, you can get one of those to go, too, lightly glazed and cooked to be perfectly succulent.

The Corner Shop (Bramwell, WV)

This Bramwell diner does everything old-fashioned, and their dishes and desserts are homestyle crafted without exact recipes, adjusted with tender tastes to perfection. They get their fruits fresh from local farms, including the owners’ own family farm, so the pies and cobblers are full of flavor. Call ahead to see what The Corner Shop is baking up, and grab a sizable portion to share.

Food & Friends Restaurant (Lewisburg, WV)

In addition to their menu and daily specials for dining in, Food and Friends sells chocolates, from salty and sweet dipped pretzels to decadent truffles of all flavors. Pick an assortment of treats for everyone in the family: espresso, orange, or rich dark chocolate.  After you have your sweet tooth taken care of, there are options for baked goods and more in Lewisburg.

Sweet T’s (Fayetteville, WV)

Pick up something distinctly WV that fits into your traditional Thanksgiving perfectly.  Sweet T’s pepperoni rolls are large, soft dinner rolls, with a Southern WV surprise inside: pepperoni and cheese. The pepperoni roll is the state food, and it’s simplicity doesn’t do its flavor justice. For a little extra flavor, Wild Flour also bakes up a honey wheat version.

King Tut’s Drive-In (Beckley, WV)

How about a classic? King Tut’s Drive-In takes advance orders for whole pies, and they bake up pumpkin seasonally. If someone’s already covering the pumpkin pie, bring an alternative: baked apple, banana cream or cherry cream. Or, a sweet lovers’ favorite, chocolate cream. Be sure to call 24 hours in advance to place your order.

Tudor’s Biscuit World (Multiple Southern WV locations)

Nobody makes biscuits like Appalachia makes biscuits. While their breakfast sandwiches are great first thing in the morning, Tudor’s plain biscuits are also a perfect complement to your turkey dinner. Order up a dozen, and warm them in the oven just before serving them with a selection of jams and jellies.


Tamarack (Beckley, WV)

Tamarack, The best of West Virginia is making it easy to grab a home style meal, whipping up full Thanksgiving dinners, or sides and pies for pickup. To feed the whole family (if your cooking-averse or the turkey turns out… not so edible) simply call ahead to place a full order of roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes and 9 other side selections, along with your choice of 2 warmly-baked pies. Or, opt for just a few more menu items to round out your table.

The Resort at Glade Springs (Daniels, WV)

Or, skip bringing a dish and treat the family to a full buffet of options from Glade Springs‘ chef. Join your loved ones in the ballroom for everything from the succulent turkey to the sweet pumpkin pie. You can even get a great holiday room rate with their Thanksgiving Package, and turn it into a holiday getaway.

Which Southern WV restaurant’s dish do you want to have at your table this Thanksgiving?

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