Tired of Cooking? Order Family-Style From These Restaurants Instead

If you’re ready to take a break from cooking dinner tonight, we don’t blame you. Fortunately, there are many local restaurants around Chicagoland, Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin that are offering delicious family-style meals for takeout and delivery.

Gather around the table and support local businesses by letting one of these places take care of dinner tonight.



Avli’s River North location has dinner covered for a family of four or more with a wide selection of Mediterranean-style dishes. Choose from dishes like Seafood Orzo, Chicken Souvlaki and Dill Rice, and Spinach and Feta Pie. Each order comes with Greek salad and bread to round out your meal. Pickup and delivery for their regular menu are available at Avli’s Lincoln Park and Winnetka locations.


Bring the taste of etta home with you for dinner. Shared menus change daily, with everything from fire baked focaccia and black truffle chicken fricassee to pepperoni pizza and sweet treats from Aya Pastry. You also can share the etta love by purchasing a “One for One” deal with your meal, which buys a meal for another family at half price!

Lettuce Take Care of You

Lettuce Entertain You restaurants have teamed up and launched a new program that provides three family-style meals delivered to your home each week. Sommelier selected wine pairings are also available. Best of all, 100% of your delivery fee will directly support their Employee Emergency Relief Fund.

Maple & Ash

Cook like Chef Danny Grant with Maple & Ash’s new meal kits, which are perfect for family dinner or date night at home. Meal kits serve four people and include all of the ingredients needed to make each mouthwatering dish. The Gold Coast restaurant is also offering already prepared family meals. Both options are available for pickup and delivery at 3:00 pm daily.



Enjoy the taste of farm-to-fresh fare when you order from Farmhouse Evanston. The restaurant is delivering family-style meals to homes in Evanston and on the North Shore Wednesdays and Fridays. Menu items include fresh sandwiches, breakfast platters, and delectable entrées made with local ingredients. Email General Manager Phil Cocco to order.


Located in Glencoe, Guildhall is serving meals that feed families of four. Each meal includes an entrée, such as Oven Roasted Whitefish, Rotisserie Chicken, Herb Marinated Pork Loin, and Braised Short Ribs, and two sides of your choice. A kids menu is also available.


J. Alexander’s Oak Brook location has a variety of meals for you and your family to enjoy. Choose from Prime Rib, Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Parmesan, Baby Back Ribs, Rotisserie Chicken, or Crispy Chicken Tenders, all of which feed up to four people and are available for curbside pickup.


Head to any of Francesca’s suburban locations to pick up a classic Italian meal that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. The family pack serves four to six people. You can select one item from the insalate e antipasta menu and two items from pasta e secondi, after which you will indulge in tiramisu for dessert. The restaurant is also selling take-home kits with all of the ingredients needed to make your own Margherita or Salsiccia e Funghi pizza.

Peckish Pig

Get your family’s next meal delivered to your doorstep when you order from Peckish Pig in Evanston. The three-course meals feed a family of four Thursdays through Sundays. You can also add a four-pack of house-brewed beer, a bottle of wine, or bottled cocktails for $15.


Wheeling’s favorite rustic Italian restaurant will help satisfy any pizza or pasta cravings with curbside family-style meals and half-priced bottles of wine. Meals include four courses and serve four people. The restaurant also offers a steak night meal for two, and is selling take-and-bake pizzas so you can eat your pie fresh out of the oven.


Plank’s Tavern

You may not be able to have your meal by the water, but Plank’s Tavern in St. Joseph is making sure you’re still eating well with their “Two for $49” special. The deal includes two entrees and your choice of a bottle of wine or pack of select beer, and can be picked up or delivered Tuesday through Saturday.

Brewster’s Italian Café

Feast on Brewster’s Italian Café’s pizza or pasta package, both of which come with house bread and salad, and feed up to four people. You can also purchase a BBQ Box, which comes complete with smoked meats, pickled vegetables, salad, bread, and homemade barbecue sauce. Call to order carryout from the New Buffalo hotspot.



Lake Geneva’s Sopra has altered their business to a new “SopraToGo” model. The bistro is offering delivery or curbside pickup of several menu items, including their “Sunday Dinner for 4.” Choose from Italian Sausage Lasagna or Whole Roasted Chicken for a tasty meal that will have you fighting over seconds (if there’s anything left).

Pier 290

Pier 290 has answered the call for tasty, lakeside-inspired cuisine to go. Their family meals feed four to six people, with meal choices including Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Salmon Filet, and Tenderloin Stroganoff along with an assortment of sides. As an added bonus, wine is 30% off and kid’s meals come free!

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