Where to Get Deep-Fried Turkey in Charlotte This Thanksgiving
Options across the city
As Thanksgiving doesn’t look so traditional this year for many Charlotte families, a deep-fried turkey purchased from a local spot might be more tempting than ever. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the top restaurants in the area that are offering this option this year. Spots are filling up fast, though, so you better not wait to get that bird booked:
Mert’s Heart & Soul
214 N. College St.
Mert’s has a few options : a single fried turkey with gravy for $65; a meal feeding 2-4 with a 1/2 fried turkey, dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and cornbread for $75; or a meal feeding 6-10 people with a whole fried turkey, dressing with gravy, mac and cheese, collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and cornbread. Order at the link above.
Chicken Box Cafe
1331 W. Sugar Creek Rd.
The “Thanksgiving Special” at this beloved fried chicken spot runs $79.99 (feeding 8-10 “easily,” they say) with a whole turkey either deep-fried or baked, two pounds of stuffing and gravy, rice and gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Order at the link above.
Nana Morrison’s Soul Food
2908 Oak Lake Blvd., Ste. 106
This one’s for the bigger groups (or split among more than one household, to maintain the indoor gathering limit). The seasonal special is a full pan that serves 20-24, with baked, fried ($110), or Cajun turkey options. Order on the catering menu at the link above, along with a slew of side and drink options.
New South Kitchen & Bar
8140 Providence Rd., Ste. 300
The to-go Thanksgiving meals include both a deep-fried turkey breast filet that feed 4-6 ($65, with cranberry sauce and gravy) and a deep-fried whole boneless turkey breast for $130, feeding 8-12 with cranberry sauce and gravy. Sides available include sausage and cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, collards, sweet potato casserole, and more. Order at the link above.