Top 10 Places for Thanksgiving Dinner in Charleston
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many it can be more of a stressful time rather than that picture-perfect, relaxed meal around a table full of delicious food. You may have a haggard mother that has been up since 4 am basting a turkey, hungry children and the head of the table clueless on how to carve that beautiful slow-roasted fowl. This year make a choice to have everyone enjoy the time spent with family and give thanks for no mess and no cleanup. Hang up your apron, pick up the phone and make a reservation. Charleston is known for being home to some of the best chefs in the country, and they take pride in creating amazing meals for this family gathering time, so you can be confident about leaving the cooking in the hands of the best.
Make your way to Charleston’s Historic District to enjoy a rendition of the perfect Thanksgiving feast by Executive Chef Graham Dailey at the Peninsula Grill. The restaurant’s $75 priced fixed menu is four courses of extravagant interpretations of traditional dishes that embody the spirit of the season.
The Atlantic Room on Kiawah Island
Enjoy Thanksgiving with a phenomenal view of the ocean from The Atlantic Room at the Kiawah Island Resort. Fall in love with this season all over again as you savor incredible buffet dishes created by Chef Jonathan Banta. Prices start at $75 for adults and $35 for children.
High Cotton Restaurant
Experience the best of Charleston hospitality and Thanksgiving fare in style! High Cotton is definitely a place of celebrations, and their savory prix fixe dinner includes “holiday classics and autumn specialties” on the menu, offering two courses for $50 and three courses for $55.
How about a Thanksgiving dinner with plenty of options? Aside from Thanksgiving specials like slow roasted turkey and red wine braised lamb shank, Blossom will be serving a variety of non-traditional entrées, including salmon, scallops, smoked brisket and house-made sausage.
Dine at Magnolias for some uptown down South cuisine. The Thanksgiving specials are slow roasted turkey, pecan crusted fresh catch, grilled pork roulade and split pea soup. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the down South dinners, including everything from shellfish over grits to braised beef short ribs, benne seed ahi tuna and even pan roasted duck breast.
The Drawing Room at The Vendue
This modern hotel restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe menu at $55 with an additional $25 for wine pairings. Savor your favorite fall flavors elevated with exciting ingredients like foie gras stuffed turkey leg and maple bacon wrapped breast or a squash appetizer with smoked gorgonzola, chestnut crumble and dried cranberry.
Chef Jeremiah Bacon is eager to let his family serve yours! Oak Steakhouse will feature a 3 course Thanksgiving feast for $49. Menu staples will still be available for those die-hard patrons.
If you’re in the mood for something completely different, why not try seafood for Thanksgiving? Hank’s serves some of the best seafood in Charleston that is guaranteed to make you think twice about whether you’ll ever eat turkey for Thanksgiving again! But for the traditionalists, there will be Thanksgiving specials and meat dishes like beef and chicken.
Have a quiet Thanksgiving dinner at Poogan’s Porch, one of Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishments. They’ll be serving an extensive à la carte menu with traditional Thanksgiving fare like hickory smoked turkey or baked Virginia ham with an apple-bourbon glaze.
Élevé at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston
Chef Riley McGillis has remained faithful to the Élevé’s theme of contemporary American cuisine with its Thanksgiving meal. The main star of the $65 prix fixe menu is the bohemian Thanksgiving plate, which includes white & dark turkey with traditional stuffing, Alabama smoked ham and your favorite sides.
Have a relaxed day out with your loved ones and enjoy your time with them instead of being exhausted from stressing in the kitchen all day. Have a happy Thanksgiving!