Charleston's Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas


Charleston is full of so many different culinary experiences, how do you know where to go this Thanksgiving holiday? Especially if you want to combine traditional dishes with some of Charleston's favorites! If you're looking for last-minute Thanksgiving dinner ideas, don't worry: here are a few of Charleston's best restaurants offering special menus for the holiday -- so you don't have to!

Grill 225: Chef Demetre Castanas and Executive Pastry Chef Gerry Elliott invite you to enjoy your Thanksgiving at Grill 225. Their carved entrĂ©es include USDA Prime Tenderloin with roasted shallot and tarragon beurre blanc and Organic Free Range Turkey with southern-style giblet gravy. Enjoy fall favorites like cornbread stuffing and shrimp and pumpkin bisque along with chilled selections like Petite Tuna Towers, an Organic Mixed Salad Station, and a chef selection of oysters on the half shell. These dishes and many more are sure to satisfy anyone's holiday taste buds. If you'd like some wine to go with your meal, choose from a hand-selected menu of 260 different wines. And don't forget about the cocktails! Elevate your evening at The Rooftop Bar, home of the Nitrotini, open until 11:00 pm. Seating for dinner will be from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Call 843-266-4222 for pricing and reservations.


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Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails: Starting November 25th, Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails will be hosting Miracle, the international Christmas pop-up bar. Come by this new and exciting Charleston experience and enjoy their Thanksgiving Pot Luck dinner items buffet-style. The buffet will include deviled eggs, fried turkey breast and gravy, turkey leg chili and fixin's, sausage and fois gras cornbread stuffing, and some awesome steamed oysters for those looking for a Charleston favorite. After dinner, desserts like spiced apple cobbler and S'more cheesecake are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. Meal tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids.

Ruth's Chris Steak House: At Ruth's Chris Steak House, you can indulge in a 3-course meal with favorites like Louisiana seafood gumbo and steak house salad along with traditional turkey and dressing for $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. See their full Thanksgiving menu and make reservations at

Here are a few more restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner reservations and specials:
5 Church
Hank's Seafood
Edmunds Oast
Peninsula Grill
Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen
Josephine Wine Bar
Poogan's Smokehouse

Space is, of course, limited at all of these establishments, so pease make reservations as soon as possible. Happy Thanksgiving!

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