Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes a lot of work and a lot of time.
Some are choosing other options as the traditional meal is being outsourced.
It's one of few restaurants where you can still get a home-cooked meal.
"This is a good place to come. You get an excellent meal for a good price," said Betty Hosp, a diner at The Roanoker.
The Roanoker has been around for the past 70 years.
Besides serving up hundreds of meals on Thanksgivings Day, the kitchen staff is cooking up whole birds for families to share at home.
"We sell about 150 whole turkeys to take out. So, 75 each day, Wednesday and Thursday. We're sold out on Thursday already," said Butch Craft, owner of The Roanoker.
Others choose to make the turkey and stop by here for the rest.
"In addition to that we do gallons of potato salad and biscuits and country ham biscuits and all the side dishes that people just want to supplement their meal with," explained Craft.
Craft said Thanksgiving Day take out is increasingly popular at The Roanoker.
"I think a lot of it is time. People just don't have time to do all of this," she suggested.
Whether you're making your meal from scratch or supplementing the turkey or sides, it can all still taste like it was homemade.
Besides the take out meals, The Roanoker served up 837 turkey dinners in the restaurant last Thanksgiving.