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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach

  By  Katie Hunter

Where to Eat & Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Beach

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time of year for a family reunion or vacation in your favorite place, The Beach! We take southern hospitality and entertaining seriously around the Myrtle Beach area, and there is plenty going on around turkey day this year. Below we’ve included a round-up of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach that will put you in both the turkey day and holiday spirit, along with a list of just some (because there are countless!) restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. There is no shame in skipping the kitchen this Thanksgiving—especially when so many fantastic Myrtle Beach area restaurants offer great dining out options! 

14th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot

Surfside Pier, Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard

November 23, 2023 | 8:30 to 12:00 pm
The 14th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot is one of the area's largest annual races. The race benefits the Surfside Beach Rotary Club, and participants can opt to run a 10K, 5K or 1-mile race. Also, kids run for free in the one-mile fun run!

17th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot

Valor Park at The Market Common

November 23, 2023 | 8 to 10:30 am
Starting and finishing at the beautiful Valor Park in Market Common, the money raised from this race will be donated to a local non-profit, Help 4 Kids. Participants can register to run an 8K, 5K or 1-mile race, and again, there is a free trot for the kids. 

5th Annual North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot

Barefoot Landing at Crooked Hammock Brewery

November 23, 2023 | 8:30 to 11:00 am
Enjoy another Turkey Day Trot at Barefoot Landing where runners, walkers, and strollers are all welcome! Come participate in this 5K race to receive a high-quality t-shirt, race medal, and post-race goodies. 

39th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina

2023 Date and Time Coming Soon! 
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime Christmas boat parade. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. For more information, visit

Thanksgiving Day Dining Specials

Crooked Hammock

Nov. 23, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 

Whether it’s a Friendsgiving or quality time with the fam, guests are invited to CHB’s buffet-style Thanksgiving Feast. Chef Ted and Chef Ervin have created a one-of-a-kind menu featuring Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Chef Ted’s Famous Shredducken, Key Lime Coleslaw, Apple Pie Parfait and more. Reservations can be made HERE - prices start at $39 for adults and $19 for children. 

The Hangout

From 11-4pm on Thanksgiving Day

Come on out to Broadway at the Beach for a delicious, family-style, Thanksgiving meal. Offering dishes such as candied bacon deviled eggs and southern style sweet potato casserole, you won’t want to miss it. But make reservations soon because they will sell out. Visit their website for more details. 

Chestnut Hill Restaurant

From 11-6pm on Thanksgiving Day

Chestnut Hill is hosting a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 am to 6 pm with a mix of traditional favorites including southern classics and seafood options. Call for reservations, 843-449-3984.

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

Open Thanksgiving Day

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu of downhome favorites. No reservation required. Call 843-945-1072 for menu.

House of Blues

Open for Brunch and Dinner Thanksgiving Day

The House of Blues in Barefoot Landing will be offering family-style Thanksgiving dinner and live music as well as a Thanksgiving brunch! Learn more on their website.

The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro

Open Thanksgiving Day

The Brentwood will be offering their Thanksgiving Day Dinner served family-style with all the turkey day favorites on the menu. Please to call to make reservations, 843-249-2601. 

Wahoo's Fish House

Open 11-4pm on Thanksgiving Day

Head on out to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk for Thanksgiving at Wahoo’s from 11 am to 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Check out the seafood and traditional Thanksgiving buffet menu. Call 843-651-5800 to reserve your table.

Hungry Howie's Pizza

Open 11-4 pm on Thanksgiving Day

Who needs a traditional meal when you’re at The Beach? If you’re too busy enjoying the sun and sand to weigh yourself down with turkey and fixins’, Hungry Howie’s has you covered. With their tasty pizza and flavored crusts, they are open for pickup or delivery on Thanksgiving Day and 365 days per year. Call 843-444-2000 to place an order.

Another thing worth mentioning is the amazing lineup of Black Friday shopping opportunities. Browse our Black Friday listings or check out the story on Holiday Shopping around the Grand Strand! 

Katie Hunter

Katie Hunter recently relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC, but she is a true South Carolinian at heart. Growing up in Charleston, SC and living in the SC Upstate, Katie cherishes the rhythm of southern hospitality and a refreshing sea breeze. Katie has written stories for her friends and family to enjoy ever since she was little and is excited to uncover everything that makes Myrtle Beach, The Beach. Katie loves baking, the beach, and her Clemson Tigers. She can often be found walking her black labrador retriever or checking out a new restaurant in the Grand Strand with her husband.