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. Gere is a map of restaurants that will be open in Charleston, which stands on ancestral Indigenous land of the Cusabo family of tribes. For those looking for a place to get ham and fixin's prepared by some of the best chefs in the South, book a seat early.Read More
11 Charleston Restaurants to Book for Thanksgiving Day
From traditional turkey feasts to Italian meals to steak dinners
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah offers plenty of experiences for Thanksgiving from the super fancy Ocean Room to a traditional buffet at the Jasmine Porch. Book early.
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.
Thanksgiving dinner at Marion Square restaurant Gabrielle will be a multi-course meal from newly appointed chef Edgar Kano. For $95, customers can dine on heritage turkey and all the sides in the elegant dining room at the Hotel Bennett.
White tablecloth restaurant Charleston Grill tends to sell out Thanksgiving service early, but perhaps snag a seat at the bar. This year, the team put together a three-course meal for the occasion.
The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits
Enjoy Thanksgiving high above the city at rooftop hotel restaurant the Watch. Linger in the sunset with a few drinks and friends. This year, there will be a Thanksgiving buffet including roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, mac and cheese, deviled eggs, and much, much more. The cost of the spread is $65+ per adult.
On Thanksgiving Day, Southern restaurant Poogan’s Porch will serve a $75 prix fixe menu with classic items from its daily menu and a traditional holiday feast — they also offer pick-up orders for customers to feast at home.
Sorelle will serve an Italian-American feast on Thursday, November 23. Chef Nick Dugan and his team will create dishes like chestnut agnolotti, porcini sformato, and heritage turkey. The multi-course menu is $125.
Mills House Charleston
At $85 per person, the Mills House offers three different carving stations — prime rib, maple-glazed ham, and turkey — along with Southern sides like wild mushroom dressing, smoked corn pudding, and spiced sweet potatoes. There will plenty of desserts as well.
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.
Frannie and the Fox
Go Italian for Thanksgiving at Frannie and the Fox. The restaurant offers wood-fired pizzas and creative cocktails, along with seasonal items like the apple panzanella salad and the squash agnolotti with guanciale. Bonus: For locals with out-of-town family members needing a hotel, the Emeline is extending a 20% discount to friends and family of locals during the week of Thanksgiving with the code LOCALSLTO23.
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Burwell's Stone Fire Grill
Steakhouse Burwell's opens on Thanksgiving Day with a menu of wedge salad, baked oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktails — and, of course, steak.