Are you ready to gobble ‘till you wobble? We’ve put together a short list of THE local spots to help you have the BEST Thanksgiving EVER. For easy reference, hop on the Towny app (each of these places are available there with REWARDS for YOU making a difference by shopping local). Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ready? GO!

Feast Before Your Thanksgiving Feast

Don’t spend the entire week of Thanksgiving slaving away in the kitchen. If you have visitors in town before Thanksgiving Day, keep them happy and full with barbecue from E&J Smokehouse and Grill. Your guests will be thrilled to enjoy beef ribs, barbecue beans, grilled pork chops, and other barbecue delights. Order your meal for pickup or enjoy dining in their gorgeous restaurant at Spirit Ranch.

The King Ranch Skillet from E&J Smokehouse and Grill

The King Ranch Skillet from E&J Smokehouse and Grill

Want to try something different? Order fresh salads, pasta, teriyaki bowls, and other tasty foods for take out or delivery from Something Different Grill. Or, maybe you have your meal taken care of but you need a drink to wash down that yummy food. Something Different Grill is known for their fresh-brewed iced teas. Pick up a few different flavors like peach, raspberry, or mango to compliment your meal.

For a delicious, home-cooked, American meal, you can’t go wrong with George’s Restaurant. Call ahead and order hot fresh food at an affordable price. They’ve got burgers, chicken fried steak, salads + other comfort foods you and your family will love. Feast away, my friends!

Give Your Home Some Fall Flair

Decor from Wild West Vintage Decor

Decor from Wild West Vintage Decor

Decorate your house before the guests arrive with gorgeous handmade decor from High Cotton Marketplace. This autumn season, you’ll find fall wreaths, hand-crafted pumpkins + other cute and crafty decorations to give your home some warmth and color to fit the festivities. Interested in making your own decorations? Just in time for the holidays, owner Tonda Hayworth is offering classes that will show you how to make Thanksgiving tablescapes, pinecone wreaths, and other seasonal decor.

Need a few extra chairs or tables for your Thanksgiving visitors? Coyote Candle has a huge selection of furniture to fit any room in your home. Be prepared for guests with items that are both trendy + useful. And, don’t forget to decorate! Shop unique home decor in Coyote Candle’s vast warehouse of interior + exterior items.

Fill your home with pumpkin-themed decor + let your true fall colors shine, showing your holiday guests just how festive you can be. Wild West Vintage Decor has a wide array of fall-themed decor and interior decor for your atmospheric needs. Turn your home into a cozy + inviting haven with their rustic and unique items.

Prepare The House for Holiday Guests

Make sure your heating and cooling are in tip-top shape before your guests arrive. Pollard A/C Heating and Refrigeration provides cleaning, installation + replacement for A/C units and heating units. They can also help you out with your kitchen equipment. Avoid a refrigerator breakdown before your big holiday feasts!

Warning! Don’t get into a wrinkly mess this holiday season. Save some time and let Plaza Cleaners press your clothes and/or linens for the big dinner. Plaza Cleaners provides customer service that exceeds expectations, plus they’ll have your clothing + fabrics looking their best.

Clean windows make a huge difference in your home. Before your holiday visitors make their way into town, call Fish Window Cleaning for professional window cleaning throughout your home. They can also assist with cleaning those hard-to-reach places like chandeliers, gutters + outdoor light fixtures. Call today to make an appointment!

Keep Your Visitors Entertained

Are you needing a mini-vacay from your kids’ time off from school? Take them to Blazing Bouncers where they can let out ALL of that pent up energy. This indoor play place is a child’s dream come true with bouncy houses, jungle gyms, and other exciting games and activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and ages two and under can play for free!

Play place at Blazing Bouncers

Play place at Blazing Bouncers

If you and your guests want to do a little hunting during your time off, make sure you have all the right gear. LSG Tactical Arms & Sharp Shooters sells hunting rifles, bullets + all the accessories for a successful hunt. Stop by and load up on the tools you need. Not quite sure what you’re looking for? The experts at LSG can help you pick out your must-haves.

Running out of ways to keep the kids entertained at home? Make your way out of the house and over to Obstacle Warrior Kids – a fun, obstacle course gym with open play hours and even classes. Obstacle Warrior Kids offers a safe environment for children of all ages to challenge themselves and play to their heart's content.

When the Thanksgiving Festivities Are Over

Eat a little too much this Thanksgiving? Get back in shape with California Medical Weight Management. This three-step weight loss program is physician-supervised + committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals quickly, safely + effectively without adverse side effects. Holidays are notorious for enabling us to put on a few extra pounds, but California Medical Weight Management is here to get you back on track.  

Visitors + kiddos + food + drinks can = accidental spills and stains throughout your home. If you’ve got carpet that needs cleaning, the experts at Carpet Tech are here to lend a hand. They provide cleaning services for carpet and upholstery, and they can also provide restoration + cleaning on wood, stone, and concrete. Don’t stress over that mess!

Don’t forget to download Towny, the FREE app making it easy to explore Lubbock + choose local this Thanksgiving and all year round. PLUS, you’ll get rewarded for doing so! Grab it today!