Restaurants Offering Pre-Order For Take Out Meals

When December 25th rolls around, sometimes it's good just to let someone else do the cooking. With no fuss, no muss and no cleanup, you'll have more time to make the memories, do the things, or just unwind, relax and enjoy a good meal. Go ahead. Put your feet up. We've compiled a list of some Greater Lansing member restaurants that can help you out.

Large Holiday Platter - Feeds 5-8 People or Small Holiday Platter - Feeds 2-4 People

Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream Sauce. Sides of Mac and Cheese, a pan of Corncake, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, and Dinner Rolls.

All packages will come cold with reheating instructions that can be found on our website.

Pickup is available at BOTH Saddleback locations. Just go to our online ordering page and select the location you wish to order from. Under "Choose a menu" select "Holiday Specials". MAKE SURE to select the actual day you want to pick up.

Only available from December 23-24th. Pre-Order Using this Link:

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Pre-order through December 22.

Dinner for 2 - $38. Citrus brined chicken with roasted gravy, Brussel sprouts with duck fat, Orange, Thai chili and bacon Hasselback potatoes with cheddar cheese, scallions and caramelized onion sour cream.

Pick-up only on December 24th.

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Open December 24th for pick-ups. Closed December 25th.

Menu includes Artichoke rice pilaf, Meatballs with mashed potatoes, Spinach pie, Bulgur salad and Pistachio baklava

2-3 people $90 | 4-6 people $160 | Call (517) 515-0265 to place your order.

They also have some last-minute gift ideas like gift cards, cooking class gift certificates, Hoodies, mugs and mug sweaters, and key chains.


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Your choice of toasted half ducklings with a cranberry glaze OR Grilled filet mignon with a creamy peppercorn demi glace

Truffled Red Skin Massed Potatoes and Wild Rice, Creamy Herb Roasted Green Beans, French Baguette with Garlic Butter and Parmesan and 4 Tuxedo Chocolate Cake Bombs

Your choice of a Black Cat Bistro Label bottle of Wine-Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon

This ready-to-heat meal serves up to 4 people. All items are made fresh at Black Cat, packaged in oven-safe pans and marked with heating instructions. Call to place you order 517-580-3821.


Want to decorate your own Christmas treats? Mitten Raised Bakery is offering donut and cookie decorating kits. Order these and other holiday inspired sweets and platters. Go to to place your order. Pick up will be available on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Pork Loin Wellington, Winter Veggie Medley, Herb Roasted Redskins, Sauteed cinnamon apples, Bread.

*Kosher Beef Tenderloin Option Available

Plus add-ons of Lasagna, Lil G’s Salad, Beef Tenderloin Wellington, Red Velvet Cake.

For more information or set up a reservation, call Lil G’s Italian Restaurant today at (989) 545-7090.


Other Options 

(Courtesy of our friends at Lansing State Journal)

Asian Buffet - Asian Buffet will be open for dine-in and takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to to see the entire menu.

Boston's Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar - Enjoy a wide range of specialty pizzas, burgers, drinks and more at Boston's. They will be closed Christmas Day, but open for dine-in and takeout Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go to to view the menu.

Denny's - Denny's will be open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Go to to view the menu.

Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet - Try hibachi style food where you choose the ingredients or a large buffet with more than 250 items. Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Go to to see everything they have to offer.

IHOP East Lansing - Enjoy breakfast any time of the day! IHOP will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to to view the menu.

Swagath Indian Cuisine - Swagath will be open for dine-in from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Go to to view the menu or place a reservation.

Tannin - offering take out from a pre-order menu: Pick up before 4 p.m. December 23rd. Options include Duck or Braised Short Ribs, appetizers, sides, soups and salads.