Thanksgiving dinner in North Myrtle Beach

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Most visitors won't want to cook a full Thanksgiving meal during their holiday, but that doesn't mean they have to miss out on the food, fellowship and family that we all love about the holiday. Plenty of restaurants in North Myrtle Beach will open their doors for the day and serve a traditional Thanksgiving feast. For many, in fact, it's an annual tradition that sees the same families return year after year.

Reservations made ahead of time are usually recommended. Most restaurants listed can accommodate large parties.

Here are a few of the best North Myrtle Beach restaurants for your Thanksgiving dinner:

21 Main
Located in the stately Plantation House at North Beach Plantation resort, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar offers the best of elegant fine dining with superb food, classy decor and a refined and top-notch staff. On Thanksgiving, several meal options will be available for diners. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the holiday at this fine restaurant.

21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
719 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach

Preston's Seafood
A North Myrtle Beach mainstay for more than two decades, Preston's Seafood and County Buffet is always open for Thanksgiving to serve your family. Expect plenty of seafood in addition to the traditional Thanksgiving fare — seafood is, after all, what Preston's does best, with  a vast array of shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, mussels, crab and more. This is a family-friendly favorite, too, so your kids will feel right at home.

Preston's Seafood and Country Buffet
4530 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach

Bistro 90
Bistro 90 is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in North Myrtle Beach, but it will forgo the expected Stromboli and pizzas on the holiday in favor of a traditional Thanksgiving spread.  Executive Chef Bradley Boandl is known for his traditional approach with an American flair, and Thanksgiving will be no different. Expect succulent turkey, exceptional sides and a choice wine list.

Bistro 90
7209 Hwy. 90, Longs

Greg Norman's Australian Grille
The restaurant may serve Australian-inspired food, but you can bet on Thanksgiving the flavors will trend toward American faves: turkey, roasted vegetables, dressing and more. This huge, beautiful restaurant was founded by golfing great Greg Norman and its incredible decor will impress you almost as much as its menu.

Greg Norman's Australian Grille
4930 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach

Just Off Main
Avista Resort's Just Off Main restaurant serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal in its oceanfront dining room. This year's menu will include soups, salad, a carving station featuring turkey, roast top round, and honey-baked ham, low-country stuffing, candied sweet potatoes and other seasonal delectables.

Just Off Main
300 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
800-968-8986 ext. 15507

House of Blues
Many families consider it an annual tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. The famous blues, rock and gospel house pulls out all the stops for its Thanksgiving meal, serving roasted turkey, roast beef, shrimp, cornbread stuffing, New Orleans red beans and rice and tons of other favorites. They also donate a portion of proceeds from each meal to a local charity.

House of Blues
 4640 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach

California Dreaming
This all-American restaurant has several locations across the country, including this one in North Myrtle Beach. California Dreaming has been voted the best traditional American restaurant in the region, so Thanksgiving should mean all the traditional American favorites — turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, salads, vegetables, cranberry sauce and wonderful desserts.

California Dreaming
10429 N. Kings Hwy., North Myrtle Beach


(Posted: 10/14/2014)