Thanksgiving aromas aren’t just for the home anymore.
Several Myrtle Beach area restaurants serve up enough turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing to satisfy the most adamant turkey-day aficionados. Better yet, they don’t even make you do the dishes.
At least 20 Grand Strand restaurants offer special Thanksgiving Day meals, usually for a fixed price, that are prepared by their cook staff and laid out buffet-style.
But according to several restaurateurs, that just wasn’t the case 15 or so years ago.
Nowadays, numerous restaurants offer up traditional Thanksgiving fare at a fair price. Papa’s Restaurant, 2005 N. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, is another.
Listed are a few of the establishments that do Thanksgiving dinner for you.
So while some Grand Strand visitors spend Thanksgiving in the area, these places make you feel at home:
Chestnut Hill Restaurant
• Holiday hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Cost: Adults $29.95 plus tax and gratuity; Children 4-11 $13.95; 3 and under eat free
Relatively new to serving Thanksgiving dinner is Chestnut Hill, located at 9922 U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach.
Chestnut Hill’s feast features Southern friend turkey, carved leg of lamb with mint jelly, certified angus prime rib au jus, ham, fresh local shrimp, smoked oysters, poached wild salmon, seafood Florentine and quail grilled over an open fire.
If you can muscle it, Chestnut also offers desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, chocolate mousse, pumpkin pie, freshly baked cookies and peach cobbler.
And just like grandma’s house, the television will be on with football. The restaurant usually welcomes between 500-600 people from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are requested.
Details: (843) 449-3984 or ChestnutHillDining.com.
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille
• Holiday hours: Noon to 10 p.m.
• Cost: $26 for adults
Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, 4930 U.S. 17 S., in Barefoot Landing is once again serving its Thanksgiving menu. The traditional menu includes a turkey dinner for $26 that includes turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, traditional dressing, bacon-infused green beans, honey-glazed carrots, gravy and cranberry sauce.
A la carte side items are $5 each and include au gratin potatoes and Bourbon sweet mashed potatoes.
For $8 per person, finish off your meal with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with pecan pie glaze.
Details: (843) 361-0000 or GregNormansAustralianGrille.com.
• Holiday hours: Noon to 8 p.m.
• Cost: Adults for $19.95, Kids 10 and under for $9.95
A hearty meal with a view must have been the idea behind this Thanksgiving deal at the Gulfstream Café, located at 1536 S. Waccamaw Dr. in Murrells Inlet.
For $19.95, guests will receive a large plate of food featuring turkey and all the traditional Thanksgiving sides like mashed potatoes, homemade giblet gravy, Southern cornbread stuffing and sweet potato casserole. Pecan and pumpkin pie are available for dessert as well as a choice of coffee, tea or soda.
The restaurant encourages folks to call ahead for a reservation as Gulfstream expects around 800 people – they’ve been serving Thanksgiving dinner for more than 12 years. Along with the Thanksgiving fare, special seafood and steak dishes will also be available from its regular menu.
Gulfstream Café operates under CentraArchy Restaurant Group.
Details: (843) 651-8808 or gulfstreamcafe.com.
• Holiday hours: Noon to 7 p.m.
• Cost: $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children age 10 and under
Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year at Papa's Restaurant, located at The Breakers Resort. Rightfully so, as the traditional Thanksgiving buffet with turkey, prime rib, honey and brown sugar glazed ham and pumpkin pie is sure to bring hungry guests.
Reservations are the best way to take part in their Thanksgiving, but walk-ins are certainly welcome. Tthe busiest time during their noon to 7 p.m. serving hours is usually around 3 p.m. The restaurant expects 400-500 people.
Papa’s also serves breakfast daily.
Details: (843) 626-4700.