Best Labor Day Weekend Dishes

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If you’re planning a major bash for Labor Day weekend, you need a menu to wow your guests.  And our selection of Labor Day dishes is sure to help you bring your summer to a close with a flavorful bang. From appetizers and grilling recipes to side dishes and desserts, the end of summer has never looked so good.


Spring is the perfect time for seafood with all the trimmings, from your prawns to fresh corn, potatoes, lemon, garlic, butter, and all your favorite sides. Whether you opt for a giant shrimp platter with 100 shrimp, a three-pound poached salmon, or a feast of your favorite sushi (rainbow rolls to eel rolls), there’s nothing more enjoyable than seafood by the pool as you enjoy the warmer weather.

seafood is one of the fun dishes for labor day

Simple Salads

As the weather warms up, you can’t beat a delicious salad! The BLT salad (bacon lettuce and tomato) is a new take on the sandwich that’s suitable for all dietary requirements. It’s the perfect side dish and combines small potatoes, grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon broken into pieces, baby arugula, sour cream, and mayonnaise.

If you’re looking for another salad to add to your table, try a watermelon feta dish. All you need is watermelon, thinly sliced red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, fresh mint, olive oil, salt, pepper, and pure honey. Combine your ingredients and serve the perfect fresh, summer salad. It has the refreshing hit of watermelon, with the sweetness of the honey and the salty tang of the feta.

Or, you might prefer a more classic Caesar salad, tossed garden salad, tomato and cucumber salad, or a spinach and mushroom salad. The options are abundant!

Delectable Desserts

You can’t beat a great dessert when you’re having a Labor Day feast. An ice cream sundae bar is guaranteed to please small and big kids, while chocolate fondue is always a hit, strawberry shortcake can’t be beat, and chocolate raspberry tart will delight any size crowd. If you have to cater for allergies, a generous fresh fruit platter is a fantastic option as well.


Okay, maybe it’s cheating to call barbecue a dish, but barbecues are synonymous with Labor Day just as a giant turkey is to Thanksgiving. Whether you’re team hot dog or team hamburger, or you’re planning a delicious pig roast, you have to admit neither taste better than when they’re fresh off the grill. And you can save a lot of time and effort by enlisting a professional catering service to provide you with a traditional barbecue that offers hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, grilled chicken, baked beans, and coleslaw. Or choose a Southern Style BBQ and enjoy ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and collard greens. Yum!

Call DRJ Catering

If you want to finish summer with a bang, contact DRJ Catering to cater your event. Whether you’re looking for a whole pig roast, a traditional block party, a Hawaiian luau, or a Southern-style BBQ, DRJ can cater all of it, and even rent you tents, tables, and a dance floor if you need it.