Thanksgiving – the time of year when families gather together to reflect and share just what they are thankful for in life. This year, why not pack your bags, grab the family and make it a holiday vacation to remember for a lifetime? It might just become your new Turkey Day tradition! And Paradise Resort in Myrtle Beach is always here to make your dream holiday getaway a reality.
When you think about Thanksgiving, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Thanksgiving dinner. When visiting the Grand Strand, your family doesn’t have to toil away in the kitchen all day to make your holiday memorable. There are many places along the beach that are not only open on Thanksgiving, but that also start preparing well in advance to make this day special for their visitors. After visiting, tasting and seeing what they have to offer, we’ve compiled this list of our top five area restaurants where you and your family can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner.
Chestnut Hill: First on our list is a locals’ favorite year-round. At Chestnut Hill, located at 9922 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, your delicious meal with be served buffet-style and will make your mouth water from the moment you arrive. Southern fried turkey, fresh shrimp, carving-station meats, smoked oysters and quail grilled over an open flame are a few of the buffet’s highlights, along with fresh veggies, sweet potato soufflé, Southern favorite Waldorf salad and more. Oh, and did we mention the best cornbread gravy on the beach? It’s all waiting for you at Chestnut Hill, which has become a tradition for locals as well as returning visitors. The restaurant does suggest you make reservations ahead of time by calling them at 843-449-3984.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro: Travel a bit farther north to Little River, and you will find The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro. Housed in a beautiful old, two-story home in the middle of historic Little River, this restaurant is a regular choice among locals when visiting family members are in town. For a real “home-style” feel with added elegance, The Brentwood is a great choice. Located at 4269 Luck Ave., the restaurant offers a holiday feast they call “Thanksgiving in Paradise,” which includes an all-you-can-eat meal highlighted by traditional Thanksgiving favorites. For a full menu, please call 843-249-2601 or visit them online at www.thebrentwoodrestaurant.com. Reservations are recommended.
Landry’s Seafood: If you’d like to keep your holiday meal a little closer to Myrtle Beach, Landry’s Seafood at Broadway at the Beach is a great option in the heart of the Grand Strand. Instead of their usual seafood fare, their holiday offering consists of a typical Southern Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, salad and, of course, pecan or pumpkin pie to wrap things up. Reservations can be made by calling 843-444-1010.
House of Blues: Looking to jazz things up a bit for your holiday meal? At the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing, not only will you enjoy your meal in style in one of the most eclectic restaurants on the beach, but you will also be treated to live jazz throughout your meal. Your dinner will feature a buffet with hand-carved turkey, roast beef, boiled shrimp, stuffing, red beans and rice, herb-roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, roasted veggies, breads, pastries and delicious desserts that will leave you more than satisfied. If you have never been to the House of Blues, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get a taste of their uniqueness! Reservations are required, so call ahead at 843-272-3000.
Thoroughbreds Chop House and Seafood Grille: A long-standing favorite along the beach, Thoroughbreds’ Chophouse and Seafood Grille is a tradition among many locals for holiday meals, with Thanksgiving being no exception. The restaurant, located at 9706 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, offers elegant and stately décor that is perfectly suited for a fancy Thanksgiving dinner. Served buffet style, the traditional holiday meal will impress, with no detail overlooked. For more details, give them a call at 843-497-2636.
Your dream Thanksgiving is waiting for you in Myrtle Beach. No dishes and no grocery shopping — just great food and lasting family memories. Of course, we also have your Black Friday covered with shopping at our many local boutiques, malls and outlets. And after your delicious Thanksgiving dinner, you can just kick back and relax at the oceanfront Paradise Resort while watching the surf and counting your blessings.