Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving

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Steve A Johnson

As your thoughts turn from candy corn to cranberry sauce, you may very well decide you don’t want to fuss with fixing Thanksgiving dinner this year. Fortunately, Charleston restaurants are happy to help.

Here, a list of restaurants staying open for the holiday. Remember, reservations are essential; prix fixe prices don’t include drinks, tax or gratuity; and servers deserve to be tipped handsomely for giving up the day with their families. Happy Thanksgiving!

82 Queen

82 Queen, 723-7591

Hours: 12 noon-8 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $31-$39

Service style: A la carte

Sample menu items: Crispy parmesan oysters; sweet tea-grilled pork chop

Turkey description: Roast turkey paired with Southern potatoes, haricot verts, giblet gravy, cranberry chutney

Complete holiday menu: http://www.82queen.com/thanksgiving/

Blossom

171 E. Bay St., 722-9200

Hours: 11 .am.-9 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $24-$32

Service style: A la carte

Sample menu items: Pickled shrimp; pan-roasted grouper; pumpkin cheesecake

Turkey description: Slow-roasted turkey with cornbead and housemade sausage stuffing, slow-cooked green beans, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/blossom.asp?id=118213&action=detail&catID=20407&parentID=20406

Charleston Harbor Fish House

32 Patriots Point Road, 284-7070

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $15.95-$31.95

Service style: A la carte

Sample menu items: The regular menu will be supplemented by seasonal specials.

Turkey description: Unavailable

Complete holiday menu: http://www.charlestonharborfishhouse.com/index.shtml

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Cru Catering

1784 Harmon St., 534-2433

Hours: Pick up by Wed., Nov. 27

Price: $35/person, four person minimum

Service style: Takeout

Sample menu items: Southern cornbread stuffing with country ham, roasted pumpkin and arugula salad with candied pecans, creamed corn.

Turkey description: Oven-roasted or applewood-smoked turkey (dark and light meat.)

Complete holiday menu: Unavailable online

Cypress

167 E. Bay St., 727-0111

Hours: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $29-$38

Service style: A la carte

Sample menu items: Crispy oysters; grilled ham; trio of mini pecan, pumpkin and apple pies

Turkey description: Smoked heritage turkey, shiitake-cornbread stuffing, bacon braised greens, mascarpone potato purée, natural jus, cranberry compote

Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/cypress.asp?id=117780&action=detail&catID=20434&parentID=20427

 

Halls Chophouse

434 King St., 727-0090

Hours: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $34-$68

Service style: A la carte

Sample menu items: Oysters Rockefeller; Southern fried turkey

Turkey description: Traditional roasted turkey, croissant bread stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes cranberry sauce and housemade gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://hallschophouse.com/thanksgiving-dinner-menu

High Cotton

199 E. Bay St., 724-3815

Hours: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Price: $47, or $52 including dessert

Service style: Two or three courses, plated

Sample menu items: foie gras torchon; crab-stuffed flounder; fried apple pie

Turkey description: Keegan-Filion Farms free-range turkey, mustard greens, sage brioche dressing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, black pepper gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/21481511911352831.pdf

Lowcountry Bistro

49 S. Market, 302-0290

Hours: 12 noon-8 p.m.

Price: $40

Service style: Three courses, plated

Sample menu items: She-crab soup; shrimp and grits; sweet potato pie

Turkey description: Roasted turkey, bistro potatoes, collard greens, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.lowcountrybistro.com/thanksgiving/

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Magnolias

185 E. Bay St., 577-7771

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Price: Entrees, $19-$32

Service style: A la carte, with family-style sides

Sample menu items: Fried mac-and-cheese; roasted fall squash bisque; sweet potato casserole

Turkey description: slow-roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, country green beans, herb and sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/magnolias.asp?id=120238&action=detail&catID=20428&parentID=20426

McCrady’s

2 Unity Alley, 577-0025

Hours: 12 noon-7 p.m.

Price: $65

Service style: Three courses, plated

Sample menu items: This year’s menu hasn’t been released, but last year’s menu included roasted sunchoke soup and buckskin pumpkin pie.

Turkey description: Last year, it was a roasted heritage Border Springs Farm turkey with potato puree, chestnut stuffing, glazed root vegetables and cranberry

Complete holiday menu: Unavailable

Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, 556-6020

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price: $50/adults, $20/children aged 6-13, $10/children aged 3-5. No charge for children younger than 3. Foundation members are eligible for discounts, and the dinner price includes admission to Middleton Place.

Service style: Buffet

Sample menu items: Sweet Corn Pudding, Collard Greens, Macaroni Pie.

Turkey description: Carved turkey and gravy

Complete holiday menu: https://www.middletonplace.org/web-blog/item/spend-thanksgiving-with-middleton-place.html

Old Village Post House

101 Pitt St., 388-8935

Hours: 12 noon-6 p.m.

Price: $38, or $44 including dessert

Service style: Two or three courses, plated

Sample menu items: Poached pear salad; sour cream apple pie; take-home turkey sandwiches

Turkey description: Over-roasted, all-natural turkey dinner with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/3836154911352761.pdf

Peninsula Grill

112 N. Market St., 723-0700

Hours: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Price: $60

Service style: Four courses, plated

Sample menu items: Sweet potato bisque; pumpkin tart

Turkey description: Herb-marinated heritage turkey with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, young green beans and wild mushroom cornbread stuffing, served with sage-giblet gravy and cranberry-orange conserve

Complete holiday menu: http://peninsulagrill.com/downloads/menu/PeninsulaGrill_2013Thanksgiving1.pdf

Slightly North of Broad

192 E. Bay St., 723-3424

Hours: 12 noon-6 p.m.

Price: $42, or $47 including dessert

Service style: Two or three courses, plated

Sample menu items: Oyster stew; sorghum pecan pie; take-home turkey sandwiches

Turkey description: Roasted Keegan Farms turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce

Complete holiday menu: http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/152999911332811.pdf

Tristan

55 S. Market, 534-2155

Hours: 2p.m.-6 p.m.

Price: $75/adults, $12/children age 12 or younger

Service style: Three courses, plated

Sample menu items: Smoked beet pastrami; seafood bolognese; honey pie with caramelized pears

Turkey description: Revised roast turkey, dressing, green beans, “once-a-year mashed potatoes”, cranberry, black pepper gravy

Complete holiday menu: http://www.tristandining.com/menus/

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