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Thanksgiving in Charleston: 9 Great Choices for Dining Out or Takeout

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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, so there's plenty time to abandon plans to actually cook a turkey or battle traffic to get home. Presenting a map of restaurants that will be open, for those looking for a place to get ham and fixin's prepared by some of the best chefs in the South. Plus, insight on who is serving prix fixe options and where to gorge on pie.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rodney Scott's BBQ

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1011 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 990-9535
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Place a pickup order from award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ before November 20, for a whole pit-smoked turkey for $59.55. Sides, like baked beans or macaroni and cheese, can be ordered separately. Sides are available in quart- and pint-size containers. Orders can be placed by phone at (843) 990-9535.

2. Gale Restaurant

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601 Meeting St Suite 140
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 818-4977
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Mediterranean eatery Gale opens on Thanksgiving with pizza, pastas, and fun small plates full of plenty of vegetables.

3. Sorghum & Salt

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186 Coming St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 872-6393
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Hyper-local restaurant Sorghum & Salt has a few seats available on Thanksgiving for a tasting menu experience or a la carte. Chef Tres Jackson works with only the freshest ingredients with a lot of focus on vegetables.

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4. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

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75 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

Enjoy Thanksgiving high above the city at hip hotel restaurant The Watch. Linger in the sunset with a few drinks and friends (at a social distance).

5. Hank's Seafood

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10 Hayne St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-3474
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This year, Hank’s Seafood offers a Thanksgiving to-go experience for parties of four. Book through Resy, and for $140, you will receive turkey, mushroom and sausage stuffing, collard greens, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish, and gravy.

6. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

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14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 737-8700
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Steakhouse Burwell's opens on Thanksgiving Day with a menu of wedge salad, duck confit, jumbo scallops with cranberry apple chutney — and, of course, steak.

7. Peninsula Grill

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112 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0700
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Thanksgiving is traditionally a sold out event at Peninsula Grill, but give the reservation line a try. Better yet, slide into the champagne bar if there's a free seat.

8. Magnolias

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185 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-7771
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Magnolias offers a turkey dinner for pick-up this year. The feast includes sliced bird, mashed potatoes, country green beans, herb stuffing, giblet gravy, and more. The restaurant also offers a dine-in choice as well.

9. Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-6000
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The kitchens at Kiawah are preparing a Thanksgiving feast for takeout this year. The menu includes fried and roast turkeys and traditional sides. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20. Call (843)768-2997 to order. Many of the other resort restaurants are open on Thanksgiving as well.

103rd PGA Championship
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1. Rodney Scott's BBQ

1011 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Place a pickup order from award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ before November 20, for a whole pit-smoked turkey for $59.55. Sides, like baked beans or macaroni and cheese, can be ordered separately. Sides are available in quart- and pint-size containers. Orders can be placed by phone at (843) 990-9535.

1011 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Gale Restaurant

601 Meeting St Suite 140, Charleston, SC 29403

Mediterranean eatery Gale opens on Thanksgiving with pizza, pastas, and fun small plates full of plenty of vegetables.

601 Meeting St Suite 140
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Sorghum & Salt

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403
Lady peas at Sorghum & Salt
Sorghum & Salt/Facebook

Hyper-local restaurant Sorghum & Salt has a few seats available on Thanksgiving for a tasting menu experience or a la carte. Chef Tres Jackson works with only the freshest ingredients with a lot of focus on vegetables.

186 Coming St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

75 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

Enjoy Thanksgiving high above the city at hip hotel restaurant The Watch. Linger in the sunset with a few drinks and friends (at a social distance).

75 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

5. Hank's Seafood

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401

This year, Hank’s Seafood offers a Thanksgiving to-go experience for parties of four. Book through Resy, and for $140, you will receive turkey, mushroom and sausage stuffing, collard greens, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish, and gravy.

10 Hayne St
Charleston, SC 29401

6. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

14 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

Steakhouse Burwell's opens on Thanksgiving Day with a menu of wedge salad, duck confit, jumbo scallops with cranberry apple chutney — and, of course, steak.

14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401

7. Peninsula Grill

112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

Thanksgiving is traditionally a sold out event at Peninsula Grill, but give the reservation line a try. Better yet, slide into the champagne bar if there's a free seat.

112 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Magnolias

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Magnolias offers a turkey dinner for pick-up this year. The feast includes sliced bird, mashed potatoes, country green beans, herb stuffing, giblet gravy, and more. The restaurant also offers a dine-in choice as well.

185 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

9. Kiawah Island Golf Resort

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Johns Island, SC 29455
103rd PGA Championship
Kiawah Island
Photo by Gary Kellner/The PGA of America via Getty Images

The kitchens at Kiawah are preparing a Thanksgiving feast for takeout this year. The menu includes fried and roast turkeys and traditional sides. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20. Call (843)768-2997 to order. Many of the other resort restaurants are open on Thanksgiving as well.

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455

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