For those who love the beach, Thanksgiving is a great time to head for the shoreline — where you can add the beautiful coastal scenery, the smaller autumn crowds, the cooler fall temperatures and more maritime spoils to your list of things to be thankful for. And when you spend the holiday on the Grand Strand, where well-reviewed restaurants abound, you can also add one more thing to your thankfulness list: that you don’t need to cook, even if you’re planning to gather the whole family for a Thanksgiving feast.
A number of popular restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area even offer great Thanksgiving buffets, where traditional Thanksgiving dishes are on the menu, and you and your hungry crew can go back for as many servings as you’d like. Others serve up traditional Thanksgiving meals so large you won’t need to go back for more.
Looking to load up on turkey, dressing and all the fixings (plus lots more) this Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach? Head for one of these five area restaurants that welcome diners to enjoy their Thanksgiving buffets and feasts on the holiday:
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
Located at the popular Myrtle Beach shopping, dining, and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is known for its celebrity owner and its down-home country cooking. The meals here are served family style, so the table chooses its favorite main dishes and sides, and everyone seated there shares the spread. (And if you run out of an item, they’ll gladly bring you more.) The restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu includes roast turkey and dressing, baked ham with a citrus glaze, oven-roasted pork loin, and a range of Southern sides like creamed potatoes, broccoli casserole and fresh candied yams — plus a delicious dessert!
Magnolia’s at 26th
Found on North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach less than a block south of The Strand Resort, Magnolia’s at 26th has been serving up homestyle Southern cooking buffet-style on the Grand Strand for nearly 20 years. And on Thanksgiving, the traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and a long list of other comfort foods will be available for the holiday meal. As usual, the meal will be all you can eat — so be sure to bring your appetite!
Located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, Chestnut Hill has been tempting taste buds on the Grand Strand for over 35 years. The restaurant specializes in serving fresh, homemade, locally sourced favorites like seafood, steak and Lowcountry classics — all with a side of beautiful lakefront views. And on Thanksgiving, the restaurant will serve a buffet complete with traditional Turkey Day offerings, plus seafood, breads, desserts and more.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bar
An area favorite for fine dining housed in a restored (and relocated) Victorian home on Luck Avenue in Little River, The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bar is known for treating diners to delicious Lowcountry French cuisine (and for taking daring ones on ghost tours, too). The Brentwood’s Thanksgiving buffet will include a range of dishes traditionally served on the holiday, including roasted turkey, hickory smoked ham, Southern cornbread stuffing, homemade mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, seasoned sauteed veggies, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, and a choice of apple tart or pumpkin pie for dessert.
nd the area’s largest selection of tequilas. And whether their meal consists of tacos, burritos, quesadillas or nachos — and whether they’re washing it down with a cerveza or a margarita — guests can enjoy it all while taking in the high-elevation seaside sights available on the establishment’s open-air rooftop bar and patio.
A top area choice among seafood lovers, Garden City’s Gulfstream Cafe offers not only fresh catches, Southern favorites, and other authentic coastal cuisine, but also pairs them all with picturesque views of the local waterfront. (For those who can get seats there, the views are especially good from the restaurant’s rooftop deck.) On Thanksgiving, diners can order the Thanksgiving platter, which is loaded with traditional holiday favorites like turkey, stuffing, ham, dressing, potatoes, green beans and bread. And for those who’d prefer Gulfstream Cafe’s normal fare, ordering off the menu is also allowed.
Does Thanksgiving on the Carolina coast sound like the perfect holiday escape for your family? Book your Thanksgiving getaway at The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach today. With our wide range of comfortable accommodation options, long list of fun on-site amenities and beautiful oceanfront location, we make it easy to enjoy your holiday beach retreat and create long-lasting memories on the Grand Strand.