Top 5 Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in Myrtle Beach

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Taking a holiday-weekend vacation to Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving doesn't mean you have to give up your turkey dinner. In fact, guests at Long Bay Resort can enjoy their Grand Strand getaway and a traditional holiday feast at one of the many local restaurants that open their doors for Thanksgiving. Here are some of our guests’ favorite places to celebrate Thanksgiving:

* Chestnut Hill: This place is popular among locals and visitors alike, particularly for Thanksgiving dinner. Featuring classics like deep-fried turkey, smoked oysters and their famous prime rib, Chestnut Hill delivers a delicious spread that is sure to satisfy the whole family. Located on Restaurant Row, about 4 miles north of Long Bay, Chestnut Hill provides an upscale atmosphere and a mouthwatering Thanksgiving menu to make your holiday feast a memorable one. Reservations are a must if you hope to get a table.

* Hard Rock Cafe: The old pyramid building at Broadway at the Beach is gone, but a new Hard Rock Cafe has opened its doors just in time for its famous Thanksgiving feast. Having moved a few buildings away in the Celebrity Square district, the new and improved Hard Rock Cafe offers a multi-course meal including roasted turkey and dressing with all the trimmings, as well as several delicious dessert options. This is a good opportunity to check out the new decor and displays at the renovated Hard Rock while enjoying some good music for the holiday. Reservations are highly recommended.

* K&W Cafeteria: Long Bay guests are less than a mile away from this cafeteria-style, self-service restaurant. Featuring a wide selection of holiday favorites, including turkey, ham and roast beef, along with an endless list of sides and desserts, K&W is an affordable alternative to some of the pricier Thanksgiving dinners around town. Go through the line and pick out only what you want for a tailor-made meal, or check out the K&W To Go side store and pick up a feast to carry back to Long Bay to enjoy in your suite. Reservations are not required, but we suggest avoiding the peak lunch and dinner hours.

* Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Buffet: Who says Thanksgiving dinner has to be limited to the traditional turkey and dressing? Certainly not seafood lovers, who can take full advantage of their trip to the coast to feast on fresh goodies from the Atlantic Ocean. Few do it better than the Original Benjamin's on Restaurant Row, which serves its famous Calabash-style seafood along with all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites of turkey, ham, roast beef and all the fixings. Dine on crab legs and turkey legs in one sitting for a true surf and turf feast, but try to save room for the expansive dessert bar. Reservations are not required.

* Simply Southern Smokehouse: Experience an old-school Thanksgiving dinner at this popular Southern-style buffet. Located on Mr. Joe White Avenue, about 6 miles south of Long Bay, Simply Southern Smokehouse offers its usual buffet favorites, like barbecue, chicken bog and ribs, alongside the holiday classics of turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, and a long list of vegetables and desserts. If you are lucky, you might even be serenaded by the singing busboys. Simply Southern is open for lunch and dinner, and reservations are not required.

No matter where you decide to have your Thanksgiving Day feast, you know where to spend the rest of the holiday weekend in Myrtle Beach – at Long Bay Resort. Featuring comfortable oceanfront accommodations and excellent amenities, Long Bay is your place to stay and play for a long, relaxing holiday retreat.