Whatever you’re thankful for, whether it’s your family or your friends or that Thanksgiving Day has turned into Black Thursday, many local chefs are hoping you’ll stop by and see them for a great meal to keep your strength up during holiday sales, or to just enjoy fine southern recipes and togetherness.
So here’s a roundup of local Thanksgiving meal deals being served in Myrtle Beach area restaurants on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28).
The meal prices listed below do not include tax or gratuities – buffet workers also appreciate tips, especially when they are working on a holiday.
• Aunny’s Country Kitchen, 461-4750
926 Front St., Georgetown
Charles Johnson and Aun Johnson are inviting anyone who wants to share in the fellowship of a big Thanksgiving dinner to visit their restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. People do not have to pay for the feast, but monetary and food donations are accepted. The meal will include turkey, ham, collards, cornbread, Mama Jane’s candied yams, pilau and sweet potato pie, and more, while supplies last.
• Big Daddy’s Roadhouse, 448-3819
1610 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Open starting at 3 p.m., Big Daddy’s is serving a $24 surf and turf special with a 6-ounce filet and lobster; the meal includes a salad and choice of potato.
• Bistro 90, 390-5151
7209 S.C. 90, Longs
A Thanksgiving meal ($25 ages 11 and older, $13 ages 10 and younger) will be served from noon to 7 p.m. that includes roasted turkey, baked Virginia ham, sweet and white potatoes, local honey glazed carrots, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, house-made gravy and more.
• Bliss, 282-6737
4606 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
Two seatings are being booked at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at a price of $30 for ages 13 and older, $12.50 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. Buffet dishes include rosemary roasted turkey, fried turkey, prime rib, seared salmon, grilled pork tenderloin with blackberry demi-glace, candied yams, collards, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, whipped potatoes, oyster stuffing, apple pecan salad and a dessert bar.
• Blue Room Café at Bay Watch, 272-4600
2701 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. a buffet will be served for $22 for ages 13 and older, $12 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger with paying adult. Options include a salad, carving and dessert stations and a hot buffet with sweet potato soufflé, sage stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, crab-stuffed whitefish and more.
• The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro, 249-2601
4269 Luck Ave., Little River
This traditional dinner ($26 for ages 11 and older, $9 ages 4-10, free ages 3 and younger) will be served family-style and includes salad, roasted turkey, hickory smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, sautéed vegetables, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and a choice of apple or pumpkin pie. A la carte entrees will also be available.
• Café Amalfi, 449-5000, Ext. 3145
10000 Beach Club Dr., Myrtle Beach
From noon to 8 p.m., a buffet ($35 for adults, $28 seniors, $19 ages 4-12) includes greens, root vegetable salad, heirloom tomatoes, cheeses with fruit, local shrimp, oysters, seafood ceviche, local roasted turkey, herb crusted prime rib, squash bisque, buttermilk roasted chicken, salmon, stuffed baby Portabellos, polenta, white truffle-infused sweet potato, oven baked Southern green beans, and several desserts including made-to-order ice cream sundaes.
• California Dreaming
10429 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 663-2050; and 2657 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach, 215-5255
A Thanksgiving meal ($19 for ages 11 and older, $10 ages 10 and younger) that will be served from noon to 8 p.m. includes roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, honey glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread muffins, either pecan or pumpkin pie and a choice of coffee, tea or a soft drink.
• Carolina Roadhouse, 497-9911
4617 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Reservations accepted from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Thanksgiving meal ($19 for ages 11 and older, $10 ages 10 and younger), and the regular menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Thanksgiving dinner includes roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, honey-butter glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread muffins, pecan or pumpkin pie and coffee, tea or a soft drink.
• Chestnut Hill, 449-3984
9922 U.S. 17 N., Myrtle Beach
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the locally legendary Thanksgiving feast ($30 for ages 12 and older, $14 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and younger) will include fried turkey breast with all the trimmings, a carving station offering roasted leg of lamb with mint jelly, prime rib au jus, baked Virginia ham with honey mustard sauce; fresh local shrimp, smoked oysters, poached wild salmon, seafood Florentine, quail grilled over an open flame; an array of fresh vegetables featuring steamed baby carrots, green beans Almandine, sweet potato soufflé, parsley potatoes, cornbread dressing; fresh fruit, Waldorf salad, carrot salad; and pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, chocolate mousse, pumpkin pie, freshly baked cookies and peach cobbler.
• Coastal Grill at Embassy Suites, 497-4520
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach
From noon to 5 p.m., a lavish buffet ($34 adults, $27 seniors, $19 ages 5-12) will be served. Holiday dishes include a salad station with premium ingredients; a seafood station with shrimp, oysters, seafood ceviche and shrimp and grits; a carving station with turkey and herb-crusted eye of round; squash soup, crab cakes, local flounder, stacked vegetables; and a dessert station with many choices including sweet potato cheesecake and red velvet cake.
• Cypress Room at Island Vista, 449-6406
6000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
From noon to 3 p.m., Chef Mike McKinnon will have a 6-course meal ($30 adults, $14 children) prepared that includes a choice of appetizer (roasted butternut squash bisque with apple cider glaze; shrimp cocktail with tomato horseradish sauce; or wild berry port gelee with arugula and pistachio Chantilly cream); a salad of micro greens, apple, pear, candied pecan, and goat cheese with vanilla bean vinaigrette; an entree of Tanglewood Farms turkey breast and Virginia country ham with natural pan gravy; side dishes of cornbread and country sausage dressing, Armangnac plum cake with bourbon vanilla sauce, Anson Mill farro rice pilaf, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, cranberry orange relish and cheddar chive biscuit; the passing dish will be baked oyster casserole; and desserts include pumpkin pie with caramel sauce, blackberry cobbler, dark chocolate ganache cake with peanut brittle, and apricot and pecan streusel bread pudding.
• Damon’s Grill
801 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, 272-5107 and 2985 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 626-8000
From noon to 8 p.m., Thanksgiving meal ($16 adults, $6 children) includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy or sweet potato casserole, green beans, salad, cranberry relish, bread and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Second helpings are complimentary. The regular menu will also be available all day.
• Grand Central Station at Patricia Grand, 448-8453
2710 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
A buffet ($22 ages 13 and older, $12 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger with paying adult) will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes a salad station; a hot carving station with roasted turkey breast and honey glazed ham; a hot buffet that will include seafood Newburg, green bean casserole, cornbread dressing and garlic mashed potatoes; and a dessert station.
• Gulfstream Café, 651-8808
1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach
From noon to 8 p.m., holiday meal ($20 for ages 11 and older, $10 ages 10 and younger) includes roast turkey, Carolina ham, house-made mashed potatoes, gravy, herb stuffing, cranberry relish, glazed baby carrots, candied yams, green beans, a choice of pumpkin pie or Southern pecan pie, and a choice of coffee, tea or a soft drink.
• House of Blues, 913-3746
4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle beach
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Crossroads at House of Blues will have live music and a buffet ($25 for ages 13 and older, $10.50 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger; $1 of each adult buffet price will be donated to Sea Haven Youth Shelter Home) featuring roasted turkey, roast beef au jus, turkey gravy, horseradish cream, salad, fresh fruit, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, New Orleans red beans and rice, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, breads and pastries, chocolate banana bread pudding, pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
• Landry’s Seafood, 444-1010
1312 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the regular dinner menu will be served along with a traditional turkey dinner ($22 adults and $11 for children) that includes turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, Creole green beans, cornbread stuffing and a choice of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes or vanilla bean sweet potato mash.
• Louis’s at Sanford’s, 237-5400
251 Willbrook Blvd., Pawleys Island
An a la carte holiday menu will be served for lunch and dinner; items range from roasted butternut squash for $7 to a red snapper meal for $29 to $100 for a carryout Thanksgiving meal that serves 6-8 people. Choices include the Lambert family oyster pie, jumbo lump crab cake, lobster chowder, she crab soup, prime rib, roasted turkey, sweet potatoes with bourbon and blue cheese, braised half duckling, pan seared American red snapper, stuffed roast pork loin with wild mushroom bread pudding, pumpkin pie, brown butter bourbon pecan pie, double chocolate layer cake and apple crisp with buttermilk ice cream. Carryout dishes must be picked up by 3 p.m. on Nov. 27.
• Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 913-2858
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
From noon to 4 p.m. there will be a performance by Doug Trammel Duo and a vast and lavish holiday buffet ($38 for ages 13 and older, $14 ages 4-12). Dishes include smoked salmon, shrimp salad, Caesar salad, cheeses and fresh fruits, shrimp, brined and roasted turkey, cider-rosemary gravy, ham glazed with bourbon and brown sugar, shrimp and grits, brown sugar crusted pork loin, grilled wahoo, cornbread dressing, braised collards, smoked chestnuts, black-eyed pea succotash, wild rice with cranberries and pistachios, bourbon pecan pie, apple tart, pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie. Children’s selections include chicken fingers, mini cheeseburgers, hot dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, pudding and Jell-O.
• Ocean Café at Beach Colony Resort, 449-4010, Ext. 7115
5308 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a buffet ($22 ages 13 and older, $14 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger) will include baked potato/bacon/chive soup, lobster bisque, salads, roast turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, corn, baked macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, cornbread, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and peach cobbler.
• Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 839-9500
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach
From 1-9 p.m., a three-course Thanksgiving dinner ($36 for ages 13 and older, $15 ages 12 and younger) will be served that includes a choice of steak house salad, Caesar salad or seafood gumbo; roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, house-made gravy and a side dish; and a duo of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. Ruth’s Chris also has carryout side dishes available through Dec. 23. They’re $30 each and serve 10 people. They include creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, broccoli au gratin and sweet potato casserole with pecan-brown sugar crust.
• Salt Water Creek Café, 357-2433
4660 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
The Thanksgiving meal will be served from noon to 7 p.m. ($19 adults, $11 children) and includes roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecan praline topping, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes with house-made gravy, broccoli and smoked cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots and pecan or pumpkin pie. A limited menu will also be served.
• Simply Southern Smokehouse, 839-1913
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach
The buffet ($14 ages 12 and older (includes beverage), $6.25 ages 7-11 plus $1 for a beverage and $4.25 ages 4-6 plus $1 for a beverage) will be open from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and filled with turkey, stuffing, barbecue, ham, pot roast, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, a variety of vegetables and other sides, and many desserts.
• Ultimate California Pizza
2500 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 626-8900
4003 Deville St., The Market Common, Myrtle Beach 839-9880
1502 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach, 477-8282
All three locations will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving Day, and in addition to the regular menu they’ll offer a special of two large cheese pizzas for $20, for dine-in, carryout or delivery.
• Vintage Twelve at Embassy Suites, 497-7300
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach
This five-course dinner ($35 for ages 13 and older, $17.50 ages 5-12) includes French onion soup with smoked gouda crouton or roasted fig salad; spinach fondue or crab cake with sweet pepper aioli; turkey dinner or prime rib or shrimp and grits with blistered tomato, tasso, confit garlic and chive emulsion; and sweet potato bread pudding or apple pie or chocolate pot de crème with toasted marshmallow and candied almonds. In addition to a children’s version of a turkey dinner, Chef Caitlin Brady will also serve her full children’s menu.
Restaurants open on Thanksgiving but serving only their regular menus:
• El Fiesta del Burro Loco, 626-1756
960 Jason Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Open starting at 4 p.m. (serving $1 turkey tacos and margaritas during happy hour, and live music)
• Hurricane Maggie’s Bar & Grill, 497-5000
7710 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
New York Prime, 448-8081
405 28th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
Open 4-9 p.m.
Restaurants Closed on Thanksgiving Day:
• Angelo’s Steak & Pasta, Myrtle Beach
• The Bar-B-Que House, Surfside Beach (477-1801) and North Myrtle Beach (249-6901); but you can order a hickory-smoked turkey for $33 and pick it up on Nov. 27.
• Bistro 217, Pawleys Island (in the days before and after Thanksgiving, Chef Adam Kirby will offer special local seafood dishes)
• Dead Dog Saloon, Murrells Inlet
• Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge, Murrells Inlet
• Salsarita’s, Myrtle Beach
Becky Billingsley serves daily restaurant news at MyrtleBeachRestaurantNews.com.