Everyone loves a homemade Thanksgiving feast … except the ones who have to spend all week preparing it and the rest of the weekend cleaning and recovering from it. That’s one of the reasons families have begun turning to a holiday meal at a nice restaurant in recent years. Show up, sit down, chow down, and stagger back home for a long, relaxing nap. No cooking, no cleaning, no problems.
That trend is particularly true of parties who take advantage of the holiday for a mini-vacation in North Myrtle Beach. With so much to see and do, and without all the cooking comforts of home, guests have started celebrating Thanksgiving dinner at a fine-dining establishment or a country-cooking hot spot for maximum convenience and excellent cuisine.
Whether you are looking for the traditional turkey feast or something slightly different, North Myrtle Beach offers a wide selection of Thanksgiving dinner options for you and your party, regardless of size. Here’s a list of 10 places in North Myrtle Beach where you can dine and recline instead of cooking and cleaning:
21 Main: Located at the exclusive North Beach Plantation, this fine-dining establishment, best known for its creative surf-and-turf concoctions, turns to the more traditional holiday staples of roasted turkey and baked ham with all the trimmings. North Beach guests can walk off the meal in the short distance to and from the restaurant, but non-guests are welcome too. Reservations are strongly suggested by calling 843-315-3000.
Bistro 90: Located a bit off the beaten path on Highway 90 in Longs, this upscale eatery puts its own unique spin on the traditional Thanksgiving platters of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. Call 843-390-5151 for reservations.
Brentwood House: This charming, fine-dining establishment is located in a former home in Little River and serves traditional Thanksgiving dinner to go with its award-winning European and Continental cuisine. Call 843-249-2601 for reservations.
California Dreaming: Along with sister restaurant Carolina Roadhouse, these two eateries serve a bounty of traditional American dishes. Order a juicy steak from the regular menu or go with the Thanksgiving menu for a flavorful and festive turkey day. Reservations are not required so this is a good place to drop in if you forgot to make plans.
Chestnut Hill: Thanksgiving dinner gets a Lowcountry makeover at this Restaurant Row establishment. Try the Southern-fried turkey with smoked oysters and a solid seafood lineup. This is one of the most popular spots in town so book reservations at 843-449-3984.
Greg Norman’s Australian Grill: Although Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Australia, this restaurant offers its best interpretation of the American classics, along with its regular menu of food from The Land Down Under. For reservations, call 843-361-0000.
House of Blues: This Barefoot Landing favorite puts a Southern spin on the traditional Thanksgiving lineup, including Cajun-fried turkey with cornbread and oyster stuffing. Save room for pecan pie and bread pudding for dessert. Call 843-913-3746 for reservations.
Midtown Bistro: This fine-dining café serves up heaping helpings of all the traditional Thanksgiving staples, as well as its famous, slow-roasted prime rib. The intimate atmosphere is perfect for a family affair. Reservations are required by calling 843-427-4720.
Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet: This popular all-you-can-eat establishment puts out a huge spread for Thanksgiving, including its famous Calabash-style seafood and the usual Thanksgiving favorites of turkey, ham and all the fixings. Reservations are not required.
Spring House Family Restaurant: For a more affordable, family-style feast, check out the Spring House’s service of traditional Thanksgiving classics. The regular menu is also available for those who prefer the standard breakfast and lunch dishes. Reservations are not required.