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Thanksgiving Day dining

Atlanta, Ga.
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Thanksgiving Day dining

Ideas please for a memorable Thanksgiving Day meal. Something the locals would like downtown or in mt. Pleasant. Thanks!

Charleston, South...
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1. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

Many places will be closed. The following link gives some info on what will be open.

charlestoncocktail.com/event_thanksgiving.ht…

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2. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

We've been going to Charleston for Thanksgiving for the last 4 years. We've found that most restaurants in the historic district are open on Thanksgiving. Their hours may differ from their usual hours because they may start serving mid-afternoon. Reservations are must.

Our favorite restaurant for Thanksgiving, by far, is the Peninsula Grill. We made our reservation in mid-September.

Mandeville, LA
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3. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

Peninsula Grill, High Cotton, SNOB, Old Village Post House (Mt Pleasant) are all excellent and all will have special menus.

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4. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

The ones previously mentioned are all very good. I would suggest going to their websites and looking at their Thanksgiving menus then make your reservations.

Atlanta, Ga.
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5. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

Any feedback on Virginia's on King? They are open & have 1/2 price wine bottles. Also considering California Dreaming - a customer for 29 years! Should we try Virginia's or is it a tourist restaurant?

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6. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

California Dreaming is a tourist restaurant, also not in the historic district, if that makes a difference for you. Virginia's is not a tourist spot, but there are better choices. The food is fine, but not as good as many other locations in the historic district.

Charleston, South...
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7. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

Lots of places will be open. If you like California Dreaming, go for it. Food and service are consistent. Every time I'm there (twice a year or so) I see people I know. They aren't the richest people in town, but they aren't out-of-town millionaires and they aren't tourists.

I haven't been to Virginia's. I don't think it's a tourist spot but I just don't know anyting about it.

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8. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

CD is a chain, you know what to expect.

We weren't impressed w/Virginia's, there are better choices.

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9. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

I wouldn't recommend either as a place to eat. Virginia's only redeeming quality is the half price wine, and CD has inexpensive drinks all day.

Edited: 23 November 2013, 03:35
Atlanta, Ga.
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10. Re: Thanksgiving Day dining

Most of the places in HD are hype. Great if not rushed & if they don't pick you as a tourist. I am a former local so not visiting as a tourist. Sounds like Whole Foods take out may be best. Just looking for something unique and local. Actually, prefer a place not in the HD - Thanks all for your input & time in responding!