27 family meal deals and DIY dishes

27 family meal deals and DIY dishes
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Tired of cooking or feeling uninspired in the kitchen? Good news, these Charlotte restaurants are offering family-style meals and DIY meal kits.

Whether you’re craving comfort or want a fancy meal at home, here are 26 options.

(1) Sabor

Family meal box: In addition to a DIY empanada kit and a tailgate nacho box, Sabor also offers a $30 family meal box that includes:

  • Six flour tortillas
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Three proteins (1 premium, 2 non-premium)
  • Rice and beans
  • Your choice of queso, pico, or guacamole
  • Your choice of salsa and XXL bag of chips

To order: You’ll order online and select the Sabor location.

(2) Del Frisco’s

Steak meal kit: It’s a fun DIY project. You can pick a kit for two ($75) or four ($120). The two-person kit comes with two 8-ounce filets; choice of one large salad; choice of two sides; and choice of one dessert. The four-person deal includes four 6-ounce filets; choice of two large salads; choice of three sides; and choice of two desserts.


Fresh catch meal kit: The salad, side, dessert options are the same as steak. But for your main course you can do salmon for two ($75); salmon for four ($130); Chilean sea bass for two ($150); or Chilean sea bass for four ($290).

Upgrades: You can do Alaskan King Crab or lobster tail for $18 more per person.

To order: Call 704.946.6338 to place your order. You’ll find instructions for preparing your meal with the kit.

(3) Hawkers

Details: Hawkers two meal options that feed either four or eight people. For four people, $45 gets you roti canai (4 roti), one family-sized main entree, and one soft drink each. For eight, $85 gets you roti canai (8 roti), two family-sized main entrees, and eight soft drinks.

Entrees: Chow Faan, basil fried rice, Po Po Lo’s chicken (or tofu) curry and rice, Po Po Lo’s tofu curry and rice, yaki udon, pad thai, Hokkien Mee, and chicken lo mein.

Extras: 25 Hawkers chicken wings ($36), 30 golden wontons ($38), 16 Yi-Yi’s chicken dumplings ($28), kid’s lo mein ($4), and curry dipping sauce ($10).

To order: Place your order online.

(4) Flour Shop

Details: Flour Shop’s menu changes almost daily and includes starters, salads, pastas, mains, sides, bread, and dessert. Pasta dishes serve four ($28 to $32) and range from rigatoni and meatballs to bolognese lasagna, and prime rib. They also do bottles of wine and cocktail kits to go.

To order: Hours are 5-10 p.m. Call 980.299.3754 to schedule a pickup order.

(5) Noble Smoke

Meats: Noble Smoke has tons of meats and sides available to-go, as well as whole, frozen Joyce Farms chickens. They recommend picking up a whole protein ($90 to $150) like smoked turkey breast, beef brisket, or a smoked pork butt. Whole proteins feed about five.

Sides: Pan-fried corn, Zack’s collards, pickled beets, and more. All are available in 8-, 16-, or 32-ounce portions.

How to order: Place your order online.

(6) Yafo Kitchen

Details: Yafo’s family meal costs $27.99 and feeds three to four people. It includes a rotisserie chicken, two family-sized sides, and a family-sized Greek salad.

Sides: Tomato cucumber salad, hummus, chickpea salad, purple cabbage slaw, quinoa salad, tabbouleh, sumac onions, beets, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower with tahini, mac and cheese, cumin rice, rotisserie potatoes, and falafel.

How to order: Place your order online.

(7) Mama Ricotta’s

Details: Most entrees on the menu at Mama Ricotta’s have a family portion that feeds two to three people. If that isn’t enough, there’s also a group menu that has dishes for five to six and 10-12 people.

How to order: Order online here or call ahead, 704.343.0148.

lasagna pasta mama ricotta's charlotte

Lasagna from Mama Ricotta’s

(8) Little Mama’s

Details: Little Mama’s has family options for 2-3 people and another menu for larger groups, either 5-6 people or 10-12. Pastas are $22-$29 for 2-3 people and $36-$108 for 5-12 people. Entrees are $27-$51 for 2-3 people and $24-$142 for 5-12 people.

Pastas: Baked ziti, spaghetti & san Marzano tomato sauce, penne broccoli & chicken, penne alla vodka, and lasagna.

Entrees: Chicken parmesan, eggplant parm, combo parmesan, chicken carciofi, Tommasino’s broiled chicken, meatballs, and cheese and parsley sausage.

To order: call (980) 209-0323

(9) Capishe

Meal: The “familia feast” feeds between four and six people for $40. You choose from two large pizzas, two large pastas (double servings), or one large pizza and one large pasta. Salad and bread are included with each feast option.

Pastas: Rigatoni with chicken; rigatoni with sausage and broccoli; San Lorenzo; lemon linguine with chicken; linguine carbonara; or margherita.

Pizza: Margherita (red); Calabria piccante (red); pepperoni (red); prosciutto (red); San Lorenzo (red); La Neve (white); Angelina (white); Mozzone (white); or pesto (white).

    To order: For curbside pickup, order here for Dilworth or here for SouthPark, or order delivery through Door Dash.


    (10) The Waterman Fish Bar

    Details: The Waterman Fish Bar and sister restaurant Sea Level have merged their to-go offerings. Choose from New England-style clam chowder, a family seafood platter, and lobster mac & cheese among other offerings. Family meals are under $65 and feed four to six people.

    To order: Call 704.275.5558 or click here to place your order. You can pick-up or get delivery using their Waterman on Wheels to-go service ($5 delivery fee). The $5 delivery fee goes directly toward The Waterman’s staff relief fund.

    (11) Bulla Gastropub

    Details: Bulla’s family-style meals serve between four and five people — prices range between $40 and $65. There are eight entree options, including paella, grilled steak, and salmon, and four starter dishes.

    To order: Click here to order.

    (12) Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

    Details: A family meal for four includes four entree portions, two small sides, a small table salad, and four dinner rolls.

    Entree options: Adobo-spiced tofu ($32); roasted chicken ($42); chicken or eggplant meal ($45); pot roast ($52); salmon or organic tempeh kofta ($55); or wagyu flank steak ($66).

    Holiday specials: Braised brisket ($38.99), black bass filet ($31.99), herb crust pork loin ($20.99), pesto lamb rack ($49.99), and Frenched chicken breast ($26.99).

    To order: Select takeout or delivery and order here.

    (13) Midwood Smokehouse

    Details: Their party packs come with two meats and two sides, and they have four size options, depending on how many you’re feeding. Meals for four to six people start at $48. You can also add drinks, desserts, and extra sides.

    To order: Click here to place an order.

    pig out barbecue tray at midwood smokehouse charlotte

    Spread at Midwood Smokehouse

    (14) Flower Child

    Details: Family meals feed up to six people and include a choice of protein, large chopped vegetable salad, and two large sides. Family packs start at $44.

    To order: You can order online for pickup, or get delivery through Door Dash.

    mac and cheese at flower child charlotte

    Chicken, broccoli, gluten-free mac and cheese

    (15) Snooze, An A.M. Eatery

    Details: Snooze is offering holiday brunch kits and you can choose between the holiday harvest egg casserole, cranberry french toast bake, or holiday pancake party kit. Each kit comes with a spinach, arugula, and kale salad, a fruit salad,  a side of bacon, and hot cocoa recipes (spiked and classic). They’re priced between $40-$55.

    To order: Call 980.243.5070. Pickup is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. There’s free delivery on orders over $20 the entire holiday season. Now through December 27.

    pancakes snooze

    (16) Firebirds

    Details: All meals serve four to six people and include salads, sides, bread and butter, and dessert. Entree options include grilled chicken, baby back ribs, chicken pasta, grilled salmon, and meatloaf. Prices run $39.95-$59.95.

    To order: You can order online for curbside pickup or delivery.

    (17) Legion Brewing

    Details: There are 16 family-style options that serve up to five people. Giant beer pretzels, pizzas, wings, salads, burgers, and bison chili are among the options, all priced $25-$45.

    To order: Order online here.


    (18) Village Tavern

    Details: Family meals feed four people, and you can choose from grilled chicken teriyaki, blackened chicken alfredo, grilled salmon, or grilled meatloaf. All meals include salad and a dessert and start at $37.95.

    To order: Call 704.552.9983 or you can order online here.

    (19) Burtons

    Details: The family meal serves four and you get a starter and entree for $49.99. Starters include a house salad, caesar salad, Mediterranean salad, or buffalo chicken dip. Entrees include Mediterranean chicken risotto, pasta carbonara, chicken carbonara, or General Tso bowl with chicken, or do salmon romesco for $10 more. Upgrade to a filet for $75 more.

    To order: You can order online here for to go, here for delivery.

    (20) Napa on Providence

    Details: Dinner feeds four and includes four entrees, two sides, salad, and dessert for $95. Some options include grilled hanger steak, sauteéd shrimp, and seared blackened tuna.

    To order: Call 704.900.8535 for curbside pickup or order online here.

    (21) Osteria LuCa

    Details: Osteria LuCa has entree options that feed 2, 4, or 6 people. Selections include chicken or eggplant parmesan, chick saltimbocca, spaghetti & meatballs, shrimp fra Diavolo, and baked lasagna with sausage. Prices for entreés range from $22-$81.

    To order: Order online or call (704) 910-0142

    pizza from osteria luca italian restaurant

    (22) Tazikis Mediterranean Cafe

    Details: Tazikis has family feasts for four, six, and eight people. Options include beef tender, beef or chicken kebobs, grilled chicken breast, lamb, salmon, and shrimp among other menu items. Prices range between $29.99 and $89.99 depending on your feast.

    To order: Order online for carryout or curbside delivery.

    (23) Leroy Fox

    Details: Leroy Fox has three family meal offerings including 20 wings tossed in your choice of wing sauce with a side of carrots and celery ($34.50); 12 fried or grilled chicken tenders with a choice of two family-sized sides ($33.50); and a whole chicken meal with three breasts, three wings, three thighs, and three legs with jalapeno cornbread and two family-sized sides ($54.50).

    To order: Order online for carryout or curbside delivery.

    (24) Taco Mama

    Details: For $32, your family gets four beef and cheese soft shell tacos and four chicken and cheese soft shell tacos with sour cream on the side. Comes with chips and salsa, queso, cilantro-lime rice, black beans and ancho chile slaw.

    To order: Call (704) 900-2470

    (25) Stagioni

    Details: Stagioni has take-home pizza kits with two toppings for $25. Add-ons are available for $2-$5.

    To order: (704) 372-8110

    pizza at stagioni myers park charlotte


    (26) New York Butcher Shoppe

    Details: New York Butcher Shoppe has plenty of hot meals to choose from, with options like the baked cannelloni dinner, stuffed pork chop, and penne with Italian sausage. Each dish serves six to eight people and comes with a tossed salad, french bread, and chocolate chunk cookies. Prices range between $49.99 and $69.99.

    To order: Call (704) 251-2974

    tomahawk new york ribeye sliced at butcher shoppe

    (27) Viva Chicken

    Details: You get an entire rotisserie chicken and three family-sized sides for $24.45.

    Order: You can order online.

    viva chicken meal deal

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