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Thanksgiving options abound near Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island and the surrounding area is home to some of the Palmetto State’s finest restaurants and this Thanksgiving many of them are going to be serving turkey day favorites with a Lowcountry flair.

For those looking for the perfect holiday buffet near Pawleys Island, below is a look at who’s serving up some fantastic selections, but word to the wise – make reservations early. Local Eat Drink Celebrate, one of the area’s most popular restaurants, has already booked every table for its Thanksgiving feast.

Here’s a look at who’s serving up Thanksgiving meals, listed in alphabetical order:

Aunny’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aunny’s Country Kitchen, an iconic restaurant on Front Street in historic Georgetown, will host its annual free Thanksgiving feast for the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The Rev. Charles and Andrea “Aunny” Johnson, their staff and dozens of volunteers from local churches and organizations will come together to offer the meal to anyone who would like to join them. Over the years, the meal has been enjoyed by locals, tourists and even visitors arriving in Georgetown by boat. While the meal is always free, donations are accepted. Aunny’s will serve favorite holiday items including turkey (baked or fried), fried chicken, ham, corn, collard greens, candied yams, butter beans, stuffing, white or yellow rice and desserts at the restaurant at 926 Front St. All dinners will be served in to-go containers. Adding to the fun this year, Aunny’s plans to block the street and have live music as part of the Thanksgiving celebration. Pick-up orders will be available, and walk-ins are welcome. Aunny’s is located at 926 Front Street, Georgetown. For more information, or to volunteer to help serve, call the restaurant at 843-461-4750. Follow their Facebook page here.

Coastal Dish Thanksgiving Buffet
Thursday, Nov. 24, 12 to 4 p.m.

Located at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Coastal Dish will be a serving a much-anticipated Thanksgiving buffet, pairing roasted turkey and honey ham with an assortment of sides. In addition to butternut squash soup and a salad bar, folks will enjoy Brussel sprouts and bacon, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, mac & cheese and more. Dessert offerings will include pumpkin pie, apple pie and carrot cake. The Coastal Dish buffet is $32.95 and diners will need to call ahead for reservations as seating is limited. Call the restaurant at (888) 734-8228, or visit their website here.

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout
Taking orders through Nov. 19

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout, popular in Pawleys Island for years and maker of the iconic Palmetto Cheese, is taking Thanksgiving orders through Nov. 19. Get Carried Away offers a host of Southern-style sides to complete your holiday meal. You provide the turkey or ham and Get Carried Away takes care of the rest. Sides are available in small, medium and large sizes and include squash casserole, mac & cheese, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, and corn pudding. Breakfast casseroles, biscuits, yeast rolls, pies, cakes and more are also available. Sides start at $10 for small portions. Biscuits are $15/16 pieces. Casseroles start at $14. Desserts are $26-$35. Get Carried Away is located at 10126 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. For more information, call 843-314-3493 or visit the Get Carried Away website here.

Gulfstream Cafe Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you want to pair Thanksgiving with a stunning view, Gulfstream Café, located on the southern-most tip of Garden City Beach in Georgetown County, is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu favorites. The meal includes oven-roasted turkey breast, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans and carrots, mashed potatoes, Southern herb stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread and rolls; and pecan or pumpkin pie. The Thanksgiving meal is $26.95 per person and children ages 10 and under dine for $11.95. Menu favorites are also available. The restaurant is located at 1536 S. Waccamaw Drive. To make a reservation, call 843-651-8808 or reserve online. For preorder dinners to go, click here.

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club
Thursday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club will serve up a Thanksgiving brunch for the holiday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seatings will be every 45 minutes. Carving stations will offer prime rib and roasted turkey breast while the buffet will feature honey-glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, breakfast selections, desserts and pies. The cost is $36.99 per person. Meals for children 12 and under are half price. Add a Thanksgiving Mimosa for $3.99 or a Turkey Day Bloody Mary for $4.99. Reservations are required. For more information, call 843-237-6036 or visit the club’s website here.

Wahoo’s Fish House Thanksgiving Buffet
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Murrells Inlet is the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, and Wahoo’s Fish House, one of the famed Marsh Walk’s most popular restaurants, will host a Seafood and Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The buffet will include a carving station with roasted or fried turkey, honey-baked ham, carved prime rib, roast pork tenderloin with apple chutney; a hot food station with fried fish, fried shrimp, baked barbecued salmon, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potato soufflé, whipped potatoes, rice pilaf, succotash, sweet corn pudding, mac and cheese, slow-braised carrots, glazed-baby carrots, green bean casserole, vegetable medley and hushpuppies; a soup and quiche bar with seafood gumbo and assorted quiches; a cold food station with peel-and-eat shrimp, cheese, fruit and crackers, coleslaw, macaroni salad, potato salad, cranberry sauce, smoked salmon and house-tossed salad; and a dessert bar with Southern-style pecan pie, pumpkin pie, banana pudding, New York-style cheese cake, brownies and lemon bars. Reservations are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under dine for free. Wahoo’s is located at 3993 U.S. Highway 17 Business. For more information or to make a reservation, call 843-651-5800. For more about Wahoo’s, visit the restaurant’s website here.

Wicked Tuna
Thursday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wicked Tuna is combining some of its signature seafood offerings with a traditional Thanksgiving smorgasbord. In addition to the stunning views Wicked Tuna enjoys along the Marsh Walk, diners will feast on a raw bar that offers raw oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, shrimp cocktail, clams and mussels. The more traditional offerings will include roasted turkey, prime rib and ham, along with grilled salmon, shrimp and grits and a fresh local catch. Thanksgiving “trimmings” will feature mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sweet potato souffle, collard greens, green bean casserole and much. Throw in kids favorites such as chicken tenders, popcorn shrimp and cheeseburger sliders, along with a dessert bar full of “wicked” sweets and treats, and the Wicked Tuna buffet will have something for everyone. Cost of the buffet is $45 for adults, $25 for kids age 6 to 10, and children five and under eat free. For more information, visit their website here.

For more information about Pawleys Island, visit the Only Pawleys website here.

Compiled by Chris King for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce