By Becky Billingsley
Friday, November 12, 2010, Myrtle Beach - Whether you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings at a restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area, or you want to pick up a Thanksgiving meal, or you want a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, we've got you covered. Grand Strand chefs and restaurateurs are planning fantastic feasts for all tastes and lifestyles.
Here's a list of who is dishing what, starting at the south end of the Grand Strand and working north.
Who's Talking Turkey: Austin's Ocean One, One Norris Dr., at The Litchfield Inn, Pawleys Island, 235-8700
Thanksgiving Menu: From 1-7 p.m., Chef Bill Austin and Annette Austin are offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a breathtaking oceanfront view for $27 ages 12 and older or $14 ages 11 and younger. The meal includes Butter and Herb-Basted Roast Turkey with Roasted Shallot and Turkey Gravy, Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes, Country Sausage, Sage and Cornbread Stuffing, fresh Cranberry Relish, Candied Sweet Potatoes, and Sesame Baby Beans with Red Peppers. A limited version of the regular menu will also be available.
Who's Talking Turkey: Bello Cibo Deli, 115 Willbrook Blvd., by Piggly Wiggly in the Litchfield Market Village Square Plaza, Pawleys Island, 237-4333
Thanksgiving Menu: Through Nov. 20, you can order the Bello Cibo Heat and Eat Thanksgiving Dinner. For $75, the meal serves 6-8 and includes 4 pounds of sliced turkey, 2.5 pounds Garlic Mashed Potatoes, a 12-ounce Green Bean Casserole, 16 ounces Cranberry Sauce, 1 pound Cornbread Stuffing and 16 ounces Natural Turkey Gravy.
Who's Talking Turkey: The Carriage House Club at Litchfield Plantation, 24 Avenue of the Oaks off Kings Road, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-9322
Thanksgiving Menu: For $35 ages 16 and older and $15 ages 15 and younger, a traditional Thanksgiving menu includes Turduken with Roasted Eggplant and Oyster Pie. Reservations are being accepted for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. seatings. This is a gorgeous lowcountry setting on a former plantation with an entrance through an avenue of live oaks.
Who's Talking Turkey: Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Gardens Dr., Murrells Inlet, (843) 235-6000
Thanksgiving Menu: The Pavilion Restaurant and the Courtyard Café will be closed, but the Old Kitchen will be open from 10-a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special meal of an Open-faced Turkey Sandwich with Dried Cranberry Dressing and Creamy Apple Carrot Slaw for $7. Other menu items will also be available, along with Pumpkin Pie and hot soups.
Garden City Beach
Who's Talking Turkey: Gulfstream Cafe, 1536 S. Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach, 651-8808
Thanksgiving Menu: For $19 ages 12 and older or $11 ages 11 and younger, a special holiday meal includes Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Glazed Baby Carrots, Praline Crusted Candied Yams, Green Bean Almandine, Pumpkin Pie with whipped Cream and Pecan Pie. This meal is available from noon to 8 p.m.
Who's Talking Turkey: Islamorada Fish Company, 10177 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 361-4700
Thanksgiving Menu: From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a special a la carte Thanksgiving menu will be available in addition to the regular menu. Holiday dishes include Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb for $15-$20; Honey Ham Dinner or Turkey Dinner with Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy and fresh vegetables for $10; Key Lime Pie with cashew crust for $3 per slice or $10 per pie; and Pecan Pie for $4 per slice or $12 per pie.
Who's Talking Turkey: Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, 1000 Beach Club Dr., Myrtle Beach, 449-5000, Ext. 3135 or 3138
Thanksgiving Menu: From noon-5 p.m. a buffet in this oceanfront resort will be served. The price is $30 adults, $24 seniors and $15 ages 4-12, and the buffet includes salads such as Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and a gourmet build-your own salad; a cheese and bread station with 7-year aged Cheddar and Stilton Blue Cheese; Seafood such as New Zealand Green Lip Mussels, Salmon Medallions with Dill Sauce and Assorted Sushi; Roast Turkey and Prime Rib of Beef; Pumpkin Butternut Squash Soup; Pan-Seared Mahi with Corn Maque Choux; Sweet Potato Soufflé; and desserts including made-to-order Almond Tuile, Pumpkin Ginger Tarts, Sweet Potato Cheesecake, Mini Creme Brulee, German Chocolate Cake and assorted Chocolate Truffles.
Who's Talking Turkey: Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, 913-9362
Thanksgiving Menu: From noon to 4 p.m., there will be live entertainment by Glenn Taylor with classical guitarists, jazz and old standards. For $13 ages 4-12 and $35 ages 13 and older, a buffet will be served that includes Pecan Smoked Trout, Chilled Shrimp, Crab Claws, Whole Roasted Turkey, Bone-in Ham, Baron of Beef, Low Country Fried Chicken, Wild Game Cassoulet, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Acorn Squash, Sweet Potatoes, and a selection of desserts prepared by pastry chef Tina Spaltro.
Who's Talking Turkey: Ruth's Chris Steak House, 8761 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, 839-9500
Thanksgiving Menu: From 1-9 p.m., a special multi-course Thanksgiving meal is being offering. For $33 ages 13 and older or $15 ages 12 and younger, plus tax and tip, the deal includes a choice of Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad or Steak House Salad; Roasted Turkey with Herbed Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry Sauce and Buttered Broccoli; a choice of Sweet Potato Casserole or Garlic Mashed Potatoes; and a choice of Pecan Pie a la mode, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, or freshly baked Pumpkin Pie. People who wish to have the Ruth's Chris side dishes at your home feast can order them for $25 each at least 48 hours before pick-up. They each serve 8-10 people, and choices are Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli au Gratin, Creamed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes. New this year is a Black Friday special the day after Thanksgiving when from 5-11 p.m. on Nov. 26, diners can receive one free petit filet with the purchase of another steak entree. There is a limit of 1 complimentary petite filet for parties of 2-4, and a limit of two complimentary petite filets for parties of five or more.
Who's Talking Turkey: Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, 448-2253
Thanksgiving Menu: You can call before Thanksgiving and order a meal to pick up, including a whole turkey for $55; side dishes ($10-$35) such as Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn Pudding, Oyster Dressing, Herb Dressing, Cranberry Sauce and Country Ham Biscuits; cookies and muffins ($9-$15 per half dozen) such as pumpkin-shape sugar cookies; and desserts ($3-$40) including Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pound Cake, Pumpkin Roll, Mini Pumpkin or Cranberry Breads, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Apple Pie, Chocolate Derby Pie, Apple Strudel, Sweet Potato Tarts and Pumpkin Tarts.
Who's Talking Turkey: Damon’s Oceanfront, 2985 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 626-8000; and Damon's Grill in North Myrtle Beach, 801 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, 272-5107
Thanksgiving Menu: From noon to 8 p.m., a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served that includes Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy or Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Cranberry Relish, Freshly Baked Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping. Second helpings are complimentary, and the meal costs $15 ages 11 and older or $6 ages 3-10.
Who's Talking Turkey: Longbeard's Bar & Grill, 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 903-2905
Thanksgiving Menu: This restaurant that looks like a hunting lodge is a perfect place to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal surrounded by bagged wild game. For $15 ages 10 and older (ages 9 and younger are free), dinner consists of Turkey, Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes and Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Corn, Cranberries, Rolls and Butter, and Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream. Reservations can be made from noon through 7 p.m. Diners are invited to stay through the day; a fire will be burning on the patio.
Who's Talking Turkey: Thorny's Steakhouse & Saloon, 600 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 448-2333 or toll-free (866) 788-2333
Thanksgiving Menu: For $12 ages 11 and older, or $6 ages 10 and younger, Thorny's is serving Turkey Breast, House-made Stuffing and Gravy, Glazed Baby Carrots, Fresh Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce. Thorny's has entertainment areas for young children and for older kids.
Who's Talking Turkey: Barons Steaks and Spirits, in the Galleria Shopping Center, 9650 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 497-5200
Thanksgiving Menu: Three special Thanksgiving meals will be served starting at 2 p.m. in addition to the regular menu. For $19 there's a Turkey Dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, succotash, cranberry sauce and stuffing. A $19 Ham Dinner offers brown sugar maple ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and Dijon honey mustard. The $23 Thanksgiving Combo Plate has ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, succotash, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberries and Dijon honey mustard. Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake will be available for $6 per slice. Call ahead for guaranteed seating.
North Myrtle Beach
Who's Talking Turkey: Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 U.S. 17 S., in Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, 361-0000
Thanksgiving Menu: A Thanksgiving menu and the regular menu will be available from 2-10:30 p.m., and live jazz will be performed by Jimmy Z in the main dining room. The Thanksgiving menu includes a Turkey Dinner for $25 with Turkey, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Dressing, Glazed Carrots, Giblet Gravy and Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce. A la carte side items are $5 each and include Vanilla/Orange Sweet Potato Puree, Au Gratin Potatoes and Baby Mixed Beans. Low Country She-Crab Soup is $9, and for $7 a special dessert is Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce.
Who's Talking Turkey: House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., in Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, 913-3746
Thanksgiving Menu: Live jazz will accompany the Thanksgiving Buffet being offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price is $21 for adults and $9.50 for children, and $1 of each meal sold will be donated to Sea Haven Youth Shelter. Catering and carryout packages are available (call 843-913-3710), but the buffet includes Roast Turkey, Roast Beef with jus and horseradish cream sauce, Salads, Boiled Shrimp, Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffing, Red Beans and Rice, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Muffins, Pastries, Rolls, Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie.
Who's Talking Turkey: The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, 4269 Luck Ave., Little River, 249-2601
Thanksgiving Menu: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served family-style for $25 ages 11 and older, $8 ages 4-10 and free ages 3 and younger. The meal includes Brentwood Salad, Roast Turkey, Hickory Smoked Ham, Cornbread Stuffing, Fresh Mashed Potatoes, Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie. A la carte entrees are also available.
Who's Talking Turkey: Bistro 90, 7209 S.C. 90, Longs, (843) 390-5151
Thanksgiving Menu: From 2-8 p.m. a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served for $17 for adults and $9 for children that includes Turkey, Roasted Virginia Ham, Homemade Gravy, Sweet Potato, choice of stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberries and assorted pies. The regular menu will also be available.
Who's Talking Turkey: Noble's Cafe and Lounge, 10159 Beach Dr. SW, Calabash, N.C., (910) 579-5700
Thanksgiving Menu: From noon to 7 p.m., Chef Buddy Noble is offering an a la carte menu: Turkey Corn Chowder or Pumpkin Soup, $5; Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Stuffing Sauce, $18; Maple Glazed Ham with Rum Raisin Sauce, $18; Baked Flounder stuffed with lump crabmeat and topped with Newburg Sauce, $19; Slow-roasted Prime Rib au jus with horseradish, $21. All entrees come with house salad and an unlimited choice of sides: mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar, corn pudding, mashed maple-glazed rutabagas, green bean casserole and stuffing. Desserts are $5 each and include Pumpkin Pie, Jim Beam Bread Pudding, Cheesecake and Strawberry Shortcake.