Get Your Smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner at The Barn-B-Que

Have you started thinking about what you'll be serving for Thanksgiving dinner this year? The turkey is generally the "star of the table" and when you get that turkey smoked at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse in Lake Ozark, you know it will be a showstopper! 

Smoked Turkeys from The Barn-B-Que

Take some of the pressure off of yourself this year and let our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ Smokehouse take care of at least some of the cooking. We're serving up freshly smoked 16-20 pound, unstuffed turkeys for $75 each

You've got until Saturday, November 21 to place your order. That's easily done by giving us a call at 573-693-9959. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, that turkey will be ready, fresh out of the smoker, at 2:00 pm for a deliciously satisfying Thanksgiving dinner! 

Don't Forget the Sides

If you want to skip even more of the cooking, pick up some of the savory side dishes you've already come to love so much at our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant. We can package up our sides in "bulk" for feeding a hungry group of diners in quarts, half-gallons, or gallons. Our side dish choices include: 

  • Grandma Jayne's Camp Beans
  • Chunky Applesauce
  • Picnic Cole Slaw
  • Southern Style Green Beans
  • Grandma Jayne's Old-Fashioned Mustard Potato Salad
  • Fried Okra
  • Mac-N-Cheese 

Thanksgiving Turkey Fun Facts

Now that we've given you an easy (and delicious) way to fill your Thanksgiving table, here are a few interesting fun facts to use around that table for Turkey Day conversation starters.

  • T-Rex Ancestors?
    A turkey's wishbone, also called a furcular, is a reminder that birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs, including the T-Rex and Velociraptor.
  • Tree Sleepers
    Turkeys are so large and heavy, you'd probably be surprised to know that they like to sleep perched atop tree branches. This keeps them safe from predators while they snooze. 
  • Feeling Drowsy
    Tryptophan is an amino acid present in turkey which our bodies use to make serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate sleep. That paired with the many carbohydrates you'll likely consume on Thanksgiving is bound to make you want a nap on the couch after dinner. 
  • To Gobble or Not To Gobble
    If you hear a turkey gobbling, then you know it is a male because female turkeys don't make the "gobble" noise that this bird is most known for. The females make smaller clucking-type noises. 
  • What's In a Name?
    Male turkeys are sometimes called "gobblers" or "toms", female turkeys are called "hens", and baby turkeys are called "poults". 
  • Almost Extinct
    People enjoyed dining on turkeys so much in the past that by the 1930s, there was a worry that turkeys were becoming extinct. After many years of carefully working to fix this problem, we no longer need to worry about running out of turkeys.

If you simply cannot wait until Thanksgiving to get a taste of our mouthwatering smoked turkey, come on into The Barn-B-Que for lunch or dinner soon. It's a staple on our regular menu along with all of the other amazing smoked meats served daily that make up the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. Go ahead, treat yourself to lunch or dinner tonight at the Barn!

Lake of the Ozarks’ Best Craft BBQ Smokehouse

14 Ravenwood Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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