Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Introduces Retro-Inspired TV Dinners to Take Home

Reimagined Classic TV Dinners Offer Lazy Dog’s Delicious Meals Straight from Your Oven

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Introduces Retro-Inspired TV Dinners to Take HomeCosta Mesa, CA  (RestaurantNews.comLazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the casual dining restaurant known for its handcrafted American food and drink, today announces a new addition to its menu – classic Americana TV Dinners to take home. Lazy Dog will now offer six different take-home TV Dinners inspired by the convenient frozen meals that became a mainstay in busy American households in the 1950s.

Lazy Dog’s TV Dinners are the perfect add on for guests who are looking for a delicious, restaurant-quality meal later in the week. All you have to do is pop Lazy Dog’s scratch made meals in the freezer until you’re ready to dig in.

“Right now, people are seeking fun and no-prep meal options, so we came up with the concept of our own original TV Dinners. They’re an easy choice for lunch or dinner anytime of the week,” said Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog.

Starting at only $10, Lazy Dog’s made-from-scratch individual TV Dinners are just like what you’d expect when dining in the restaurant. Each features an entree, one side and dessert. The meals just need to be heated up in an oven when you’re ready to enjoy.

There are five different options available:

  • Beer-battered Fish N Chips with waffle-cut potato chips, sweet potato tot and white corn succotash, and lemon blueberry cake as dessert,
  • Fried Chicken with house-made country gravy, red skin mashed potatoes with sautéed baby spinach and bacon, and Geechie Boy Mill blue corn cake,
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken with housemade citrus cream sauce, red lake nation wild rice, garlic butter green beans with almonds, and pineapple upside-down cake,
  • Cheese Enchiladas with housemade chipotle ranchero sauce, Spanish rice and black beans, and cinnamon churro caramel cake,
  • Campfire Pot Roast with housemade red wine gravy and mashed potatoes with garlic butter green beans with almonds and huckleberry apple cake

Plus, you can get the fan favorite Chicken Pot Pie – housemade chicken pot pie filled with slow-roasted hand-shredded chicken breast and seasonal vegetables in a pie dough crust.

Guests can order the frozen TV dinners online at Delivery and curbside pick-up are available at Lazy Dog restaurants.

Lazy Dog’s menu focuses on elevated dishes that highlight carefully picked ingredients, as well as handcrafted cocktails and select beers from local breweries. Each restaurant welcomes guests into a warm atmosphere that celebrates the majestic scenery and artisan authenticity of the Rocky Mountains. With a large fireplace, wood accents and cozy seating options, the décor is the perfect backdrop for Lazy Dog’s made from scratch meals and spending time with family and friends. Lazy Dog also offers brunch on the weekends, plus daily happy hour and late-night offerings.

Lazy Dog’s menu is dedicated to elevated comfort foods showcased on every plate, and served with warm, caring service in a rustic social setting. The menu features house favorites such as BBQ bison meatloaf, campfire pot roast, wok-fired calamari, seared ahi tuna salad and housemade butter cake, as well as an array of burgers, sandwiches, salads, shareable plates and more.

To complement the food, Lazy Dog’s bar program features a variety of handcrafted cocktails, including the smoked maple bacon old fashioned with bacon-washed Tincup mountain whiskey and the watermelon margarita with small-batch Lunazul tequila, and house beers like Huckleberry Haze IPA.

Food and drinks are available for take-out and delivery. Most Lazy Dog patios are open for outdoor dining and in-restaurant dining currently varies by location.

For additional information about Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, please visit Learn more about Lazy Dog’s food philosophy here.

About Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Inspired by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains where founder Chris Simms spent time with family growing up, Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for a quick weeknight dinner, a meandering meal with old friends or a big night out. The first Lazy Dog restaurant opened in the Huntington Beach area of California in 2003 and showcased a handcrafted menu of memorable family favorites reinterpreted with bold new flavors and served with small-town hospitality. It is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with a full bar program that includes unique and approachable specialty cocktails and a wide selection of craft beers. Guests may continue the experience at home when they subscribe to two quarterly membership programs, Pepper’s Pack and the LD Beer Club, offered at most locations. Pepper’s Pack offers toys, treats and patio dining benefits for the four-legged members of the family, and the LD Beer Club gives members access to small-batch specialty beers, merchandise and in-restaurant benefits. Lazy Dog has 39 locations throughout California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Texas with more on the way. For more information, visit

Barbara Caruso