Editor’s Note: The following is a list of area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
By Deidre Schipani
Special to The Post and Courier
82 Queen: The restaurant will be open 1-9 p.m. It will feature a special Thanksgiving Day menu. Call 723-7591 or go to www.82queen.com to make a reservation.
Blossom: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and the menu will feature slow roasted free-range turkey with cornbread and house-made sausage stuffing, slow cooked green beans, whipped potatoes, candied cranberries and giblet gravy, and red wine-braised lamb shank with Anson Mills slow-roasted polenta with pistachios and rosemary, port-braised cherries, gremolata and braising jus. Blossom is at 171 East Bay St. Call 722-9200 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Blu Restaurant & Bar: Partake in an oceanfront-dining buffet. Holiday favorites will be served noon-6 p.m. Price is $31.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. The limited buffet, served 6-8 p.m., is $18.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. View the menu online at www.blufollybeach.com. Reservations are required, so call 588-6658. Blu is at 1 Center St. on Folly Beach.
Cypress: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be open for dinner from 4-9 p.m. The menu will feature butternut squash soup, smoked heritage turkey, shiitake-cornbread stuffing, bacon braised greens, mascarpone potato puree, natural jus, cranberry compote, roast ham and pecan pie. Cypress is at 167 East Bay St. Call 727-0111 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Folly Beach Crab Shack: The Crab Shack at 26 Center St. will open at 11:30 a.m. The raw bar will be open along with a limited menu. Call 588-3080.
Grill 225: Chef Demetre Castanas will serve a buffet 1-7 p.m. at the restaurant at Market Pavilion Hotel, 225 East Bay St. Dining options will include USDA Prime tenderloin, slow roasted turkey and roasted leg of lamb, among others. The price is $79 for adults, $29 for children 6-12, $18 for kids 3-6. View the full menu online at www.grill225.com. Call 266-4222 to make reservations.
Halls Chophouse: The restaurant at 434 King St. will be serving dinner from 2-8 p.m. A special holiday menu will be available as well as the full regular menu. Call 727-0090.
Lowcountry Bistro: The restaurant at 49 South Market St. will be open 1-9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will feature a special menu. To make a reservation, go to www.lowcountrybistro.com or call 302-0290.
Magnolias: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be serving from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., offering Thanksgiving specials including roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced creme fraiche and mains of Tennessee Tom turkey, pecan-crusted mahi mahi with lemon-sherry butter or pork roulade. All specials will be served with buttermilk whipped potatoes, country green beans, herb stuffing and cranberry sauce. Dessert offerings will be pumpkin cheesecake with spiced creme anglaise and whipped cream or chocolate chess pie with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. Magnolias is at 185 East Bay St. Call 577-7771 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Morgan Creek Grill: The restaurant will feature a buffet from noon-4 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Morgan Creek Grill is at 80 41st Ave. on Isle of Palms. Call 886-8980.
Oak Steakhouse: The restaurant at 17 Broad St. will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m, continuing the tradition of serving Thanksgiving fare. Executive chef Jeremiah Bacon, chef de cuisine Brendan Levin and pastry chef Kinsey Sattane have tailored a three-course menu combining classic holiday dishes with seasonal and local ingredients. The price is $42, which includes a choice of sweet onion bisque, braised short-rib marmalade, or spinach and arugula salad, housemade Burden Creek goat cheese ricotta, roasted beets, crispy butternut squash, candied garlic vinaigrette. Entree: choices are roasted Carolina turkey breast and confit legs, housemade pork sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, charred baby carrots, fresh cranberry compote, four-day gravy. Dessert offerings are pumpkin panna cotta, cranberry compote, pumpkin seed brittle. To make a reservation, go to www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com or call 722-4220.
Poogan’s Porch: Enjoy a special, pre fixe menu from chef Daniel Doyle. The three-course menu will feature traditional dishes as well as contemporary menu items. All traditional selections are served with brown buttered green beans, roasted sweet corn pudding, cranberry relish and a choice of candied sweet potatoes or butter-whipped potatoes and giblet gravy. For dessert, guests will be offered a choice of four items. Poogan’s Porch will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The prix fixe menu is $35.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 10 and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 577-2337 or via OpenTable. Poogan’s Porch is at 72 Queen St. For more, go to www.poogansporch.com.
The Sanctuary: The restaurants at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort hotel at 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive will be offering numerous options for Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made by calling 768-6253.
Atlantic Room: The restaurant at the Ocean Course Clubhouse will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from noon-6 p.m. Chef Jonathan Banta has created dishes that capture the spirit of the season. Cost is $75 for adults, $35 for kids 4-12.
Grand Oaks Ballroom: A Thanksgiving Feast will be served from noon-3 p.m. A buffet will include seafood displays with ice sculptures, chefs carving holiday meats and other traditional favorites. The cost is $70 for adults, $28 for kids; $2 of each purchase of an Adult Feast will go back to The Ronald McDonald House of Charleston.
Heron Room: A separate Children’s Thanksgiving Buffet will be available from noon-3 p.m. for ages 2-12 and will include games, and arts and crafts. Cost is $28.
Jasmine Porch: From noon-8 p.m., celebrate the holiday with a buffet featuring traditional favorites. Cost is $62 for adults, $22 for kids. The dinner will include live music.
Ocean Room: The Sanctuary’s signature restaurant will present a four-course traditional dinner with a la carte options and optional wine pairings. A children’s menu will be available. Dinner will be served 1-6 p.m. Cost is $79, $130 with wine pairings.
Tristan: The restaurant will be open 1-6 p.m. and will offer a three-course menu for $65. To make a reservation or to view the menu, go to www.tristandining.com. Tristan is at 10 Linguard St.
Water’s Edge: The Shem Creek restaurant at 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane will feature a Thanksgiving Day buffet and full dinner menu. Water’s Edge will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 884-4074 or go to waters-edge-restaurant.com.