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Christmas in Charleston: 10 Great Choices for Dining Out

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Just because it's Christmas Day doesn't mean settling for a frozen dinner or Chinese take-out. Charleston offers a few options for eating out on December 25. Selections run from super fancy spots with white-glove service to bar pizza. While everyone else is worrying about basting hams and turkeys, relax, and let someone else do the work. Take a peek at the map to see what's open on the holiday.

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Uptown Social

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Uptown Social will open on Christmas Day with plenty of drinks, crispy bar pies, and plenty of televisions to distract from the holiday.

Uptown Social

Henrietta's at The Dewberry

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Southern brasserie Henrietta's will open the doors for Christmas guests in need. Dine in style at the posh restaurant situated in the ultra slick Dewberry hotel.

Henrietta's and The Living Room Robert DOnovan

Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

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Skip the turkey and ham and go for Lebanese on Christmas at King Street eatery Leyla.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits

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Stop by The Watch for a cosmopolitan meets Southern menu. Watch the sparkling Christmas lights down below from the one of the highest restaurants in Charleston.

Charleston Grill

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The reservations are slim, but fine dining staple Charleston Grill puts on a positively flawless Christmas every year. Try for a seat at the bar to experience chef Michelle Weaver’s magical menu.

Charleston Grill

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Ruth’s Chris stays open on Christmas with the regular dinner menu and a prix fixe seasonal menu. Celebrate with steak.

Poogan's Smokehouse

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Meat-tastic eatery Poogan’s Smokehouse will stay open on Christmas to serve barbecue plates, fried chicken, and Southern fare in a relaxed atmosphere.

Poke Around Recently Opened Poogan's Smokehouse

Magnolias

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Don't attempt fried mac and cheese or boiled peanut hummus for the holiday — let Magnolias take care of it. The East Bay institution has the traditional turkey with all the trimmings or alternatives like beef short ribs or pecan-crusted salmon.

Blossom

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Skip the turkey and go straight to the mahi mahi with ricotta gnudi. Blossom offers lots of non-traditional entrées, like grilled salmon and beef short ribs. For the die-hard holiday fans, there will be a turkey and ham plate.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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The resort at Kiawah hosts a variety of lavish meals, from the Ocean Room steakhouse menu to the Jasmine Porch buffet.

Uptown Social

Uptown Social will open on Christmas Day with plenty of drinks, crispy bar pies, and plenty of televisions to distract from the holiday.

Uptown Social

Henrietta's at The Dewberry

Southern brasserie Henrietta's will open the doors for Christmas guests in need. Dine in style at the posh restaurant situated in the ultra slick Dewberry hotel.

Henrietta's and The Living Room Robert DOnovan

Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

Skip the turkey and ham and go for Lebanese on Christmas at King Street eatery Leyla.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits

Stop by The Watch for a cosmopolitan meets Southern menu. Watch the sparkling Christmas lights down below from the one of the highest restaurants in Charleston.

Charleston Grill

The reservations are slim, but fine dining staple Charleston Grill puts on a positively flawless Christmas every year. Try for a seat at the bar to experience chef Michelle Weaver’s magical menu.

Charleston Grill

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris stays open on Christmas with the regular dinner menu and a prix fixe seasonal menu. Celebrate with steak.

Poogan's Smokehouse

Meat-tastic eatery Poogan’s Smokehouse will stay open on Christmas to serve barbecue plates, fried chicken, and Southern fare in a relaxed atmosphere.

Poke Around Recently Opened Poogan's Smokehouse

Magnolias

Don't attempt fried mac and cheese or boiled peanut hummus for the holiday — let Magnolias take care of it. The East Bay institution has the traditional turkey with all the trimmings or alternatives like beef short ribs or pecan-crusted salmon.

Blossom

Skip the turkey and go straight to the mahi mahi with ricotta gnudi. Blossom offers lots of non-traditional entrées, like grilled salmon and beef short ribs. For the die-hard holiday fans, there will be a turkey and ham plate.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The resort at Kiawah hosts a variety of lavish meals, from the Ocean Room steakhouse menu to the Jasmine Porch buffet.

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