Cornbread Dressing, an item on Puckett's Thanksgiving catering menu

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Murfreesboro is offering folks two opportunities to avoid holiday cooking by accepting to-go catering orders as well as restaurant reservations for Turkey Day feasts.

Smoked turkeys, smoked spiraled ham and the restaurant’s signature slow-smoked beef brisket and cherry wood-smoked pulled pork are among protein options for the Puckett’s Gro. holiday catering menu in addition to seasonal favorites like cornbread dressing, corn pudding, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy and other side dishes. Dessert lovers have plenty of homemade options, including chocolate chess, pumpkin and maple pecan pie or peach, apple or pecan cobbler. The full menu is online at www.puckettsgro.com/holidaytogo and orders can be placed by phone at (629) 201-6916 or in person. The deadline to place Thanksgiving catering orders is Monday, Nov. 19.

Puckett’s offers a private dining space in Murfreesboro that can accommodate up to 40 guests. Holiday office catering and catering for larger groups is also available. If guests book a holiday event during the month of November, they will receive free dessert for the booked event and a $25 gift card for the host to use on a future visit. Those interested in booking catering for a holiday party can email [email protected] or call the restaurant directly.

On Thanksgiving Day, guests can enjoy a holiday buffet of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings at Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Murfreesboro with seating from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $26.99 for adults and $13.50 for children aged 12 and under. Reservations can be made by phone at (629) 201-6916.

Information about holiday catering orders from Puckett’s locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Columbia, downtown Chattanooga and downtown Nashville can be found online at www.puckettsgro.com/holidaytogo. Hours and pricing for Thanksgiving Day lunch vary by restaurant, and reservations are being accepted by phone only.