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14 Charleston Restaurants to Book for Thanksgiving Day

From traditional turkey to something a little more interesting

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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. The Kingstide

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32 River Landing Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 216-3832
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Waterside restaurant the Kingstide will offer a $60 prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving, full of inventive takes on traditional dishes from Kevin Getzewich like confit turkey with cornbread foie stuffing and sweet potato soufflé. There’s an option to order a la carte items like aligot potatoes and lobster mac and cheese.

Nautical-themed dining room
The Kingstide dining room.
Mike Ledford

2. 1st Place

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570 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(854) 429-1011
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A sports bar on Thanksgiving? Why not? Eat some wings, drink a few beers, and throw tradition to the wind.

3. Uptown Social

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587 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-1837
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If there’s a football game playing somewhere then Uptown Social is open, including on Thanksgiving. The rollicking sports bar will serve high-caliber bar pies, wings, chicken Parmesan sandwiches, frozen cocktails, and plenty of beer.

A glowing bar with dark wood.
The bar at Uptown Social.
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4. 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 waiting list 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.

Lady peas at Sorghum & Salt
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5. Gabrielle

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404 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 990-5460
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Fine dining restaurant Gabrielle is open on Thanksgiving inside the Hotel Bennett. Stop in for the menu from new chef Robert McGrattan. He’s putting out dishes like pork chop with apples and mustard seeds or shrimp and grits with lamb sausage.

6. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

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75 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

Enjoy Thanksgiving high above the city at rooftop hotel restaurant The Watch. Linger in the sunset with a few drinks and friends.

7. Hank's Seafood Restaurant

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10 Hayne St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-3474
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Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is a difficult table to pull for Thanksgiving Day, but you could always try the bar for oysters, local seafood, and traditional turkey plates.

8. Frannie and the Fox

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181 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 414-1673
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Hip hotel hangout Frannie and the Fox is open Thanksgiving Day with wood-fired pizzas, Italian favorites, and plenty of creative cocktails.

9. 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.

10. Tempest

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32 N Market St Suite C
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 996-4966
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For $75 per person, seafood house Tempest offers non-traditional takes for Thanksgiving, like monkfish mousse terrine, charcoal-roasted turnips, lamb belly bourguignon, poached grouper with carrot nage, and a few traditional items thrown in for the purist.

glassed stained ceilings above a dark bar
Tempest bar area.
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11. 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.

12. Oak Steakhouse

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17 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-4220
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Oak Steakhouse chef Mark Keiser will prepare a three-course holiday menu including soup or salad, turkey with trimmings, and pecan or pumpkin pie. Oak favorites will also be available a la carte. The set menu is $64 per person.

13. Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-6000
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Kiawah offers plenty of experiences for Thanksgiving from the super fancy Ocean Room to a traditional buffet at the Jasmine Porch.

103rd PGA Championship
Kiawah Island
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14. Poogan's Porch

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72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2337
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On Thanksgiving Day, Southern restaurant Poogan’s Porch will serve a $65 prix fixe menu with classic items from its daily menu and a traditional holiday feast.

1. The Kingstide

32 River Landing Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492
Nautical-themed dining room
The Kingstide dining room.
Mike Ledford

Waterside restaurant the Kingstide will offer a $60 prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving, full of inventive takes on traditional dishes from Kevin Getzewich like confit turkey with cornbread foie stuffing and sweet potato soufflé. There’s an option to order a la carte items like aligot potatoes and lobster mac and cheese.

32 River Landing Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492

2. 1st Place

570 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

A sports bar on Thanksgiving? Why not? Eat some wings, drink a few beers, and throw tradition to the wind.

570 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Uptown Social

587 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
A glowing bar with dark wood.
The bar at Uptown Social.
Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

If there’s a football game playing somewhere then Uptown Social is open, including on Thanksgiving. The rollicking sports bar will serve high-caliber bar pies, wings, chicken Parmesan sandwiches, frozen cocktails, and plenty of beer.

587 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Sorghum & Salt

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

Hyper-local restaurant Sorghum & Salt has a waiting list 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

5. Gabrielle

404 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Fine dining restaurant Gabrielle is open on Thanksgiving inside the Hotel Bennett. Stop in for the menu from new chef Robert McGrattan. He’s putting out dishes like pork chop with apples and mustard seeds or shrimp and grits with lamb sausage.

404 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits

75 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401

Enjoy Thanksgiving high above the city at rooftop hotel restaurant The Watch. Linger in the sunset with a few drinks and friends.

75 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

7. Hank's Seafood Restaurant

10 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is a difficult table to pull for Thanksgiving Day, but you could always try the bar for oysters, local seafood, and traditional turkey plates.

10 Hayne St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Frannie and the Fox

181 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401

Hip hotel hangout Frannie and the Fox is open Thanksgiving Day with wood-fired pizzas, Italian favorites, and plenty of creative cocktails.

181 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401

9. 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

10. Tempest

32 N Market St Suite C, Charleston, SC 29401
glassed stained ceilings above a dark bar
Tempest bar area.
Erin Perkins/Eater Carolinas

For $75 per person, seafood house Tempest offers non-traditional takes for Thanksgiving, like monkfish mousse terrine, charcoal-roasted turnips, lamb belly bourguignon, poached grouper with carrot nage, and a few traditional items thrown in for the purist.

32 N Market St Suite C
Charleston, SC 29401

11. 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

12. Oak Steakhouse

17 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Oak Steakhouse chef Mark Keiser will prepare a three-course holiday menu including soup or salad, turkey with trimmings, and pecan or pumpkin pie. Oak favorites will also be available a la carte. The set menu is $64 per person.

17 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

13. 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

Kiawah offers plenty of experiences for Thanksgiving from the super fancy Ocean Room to a traditional buffet at the Jasmine Porch.

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Johns Island, SC 29455

14. Poogan's Porch

72 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

On Thanksgiving Day, Southern restaurant Poogan’s Porch will serve a $65 prix fixe menu with classic items from its daily menu and a traditional holiday feast.

72 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

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