Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy family, good food and football (Packers vs Lions, Raiders vs Cowboys or Steelers vs Ravens). If the thought of waiting four hours on a turkey to roast and counting ears of corn is not appealing this year, maybe dining out this holiday is a good option. Let Charleston’s restaurants take care of things this year.
- 185 East Bay Street
Looking for something a little different this holiday? Uptown appetizers of housemade pimento cheese served with Charleston flatbread makes an unique and delicious alternative to deviled eggs and a veggie tray. If seafood is more to your liking the Salt & Pepper Fried Shrimp with sweet corn relish, mixed greens and peach Jezebel sauce is sure to please. Don’t forget dessert. The decadent sweet potato bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream is a great way to end a delicious meal and continue enjoying the company of family and friends.
- 434 King Street
Try the local Oysters Rockefeller or lobster and smoked corn chowder to start your meal. The Chophouse has succulent slow roasted prime rib for those wanting to go the non-traditional route this year. Discuss your favorite holiday memories over whiskey bread pudding and a deep cup of coffee.
- 224 King Street
Vegetable appetizers are always a hit on Thanksgiving. Roasted butternut squash with curried apples, pancetta and herb yogurt is a great opener while discussing who ate too much of Aunt Flora’s banana creme pie last year. The Grille’s traditional roasted turkey breast and holiday fixings are just what you ordered for a great Thanksgiving feast. Save room for butter pecan mousse with cranberry-apple relish and salted caramel with a glass of Vin Santo to salute good food, service, friends and family. Try the Grille’s Candy Bars with Marenco Brachetto d’Acqui “Pineto” for the chocolate lover in you.
Want to start the holiday early? Mad River Bar & Grille’s at 32B Market Street in Downtown Historic Charleston is offering a Thanksgiving Eve Party. Come dressed as Pocahontas or a Pilgrim for a chance at $500 Cash & Prizes! Contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the Thanksgiving Eve party list.
Eating Out this Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC
Check out these suggested restaurants and others for a great way to spend time with family and friends without all the messy cleanup. Review reservation availability and service times by phone or on the restaurant’s website.