Where to find Thanksgiving dinner in Charleston

Some of our favorite carry-out options for Thanksgiving dinner in Charleston, plus local ingredients and spots open on the holiday.

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We’re making this year’s Holy City Thanksgiving easy for you.

Photo provided, Poogan’s Hospitality

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Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to carry out for Thanksgiving dinner, where to shop local + spots open on Thanksgiving day.

We are totally falling for these local options for mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and pie — plus, we break down where to get local ingredients for those rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen this holiday. What could be butter? (Sorry, are our puns too corny?)

Where to carry-out

Herd Provisions, 106 Grove St. | Place orders by Saturday, Nov. 11

This Thanksgiving menu includes Porchetta, beef roast, whipped potatoes, mac and cheese, and apple cobbler.

Hamby Catering, 925 St. Andrews Blvd. | Place orders by Saturday, Nov. 18

This package serves eight guests and begins with two types of turkey — traditional or bourbon-smoked. Some dishes include roasted garlic red skin mashed potatoes and southern green beans, sides like sweet potato casserole. Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Cru Catering, 1784 Harmon St. | Place orders by Wednesday, Nov. 15

Shop the Thanksgiving Kit with brown butter-basted half turkey or a la carte options like mac and cheese and caramel apple pie. Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Cru Catering or The Sandcastle on Kiawah Island.

Poogan’s Porch, 12 Cumberland St. | Place orders by Sunday, Nov. 19

Keep it traditional with an herb-roasted boneless turkey or go for prime rib. You can also choose sides like mac and cheese, whipped potatoes + collard greens, and round out the dinner with a whole pie. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, 1622 Highland Ave. | Place orders by Thursday, Nov. 16

Whether you have 12-15 guests and need the Major Feast option or plan to host a smaller get-together and will opt for the Small Gathering selection, you’ll have your choice of smoked turkey or ham, plus sides like mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and desserts like sweet potato pie.

Pick up between Monday, Nov. 20- Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Salthouse Catering, 1740 Signal Point Rd. | Place orders by Wednesday, Nov. 15

Your 10-12 guests will enjoy a family-style meal featuring organic, brined turkey, your choice of four sides including corn pudding, mashed potatoes, and traditional stuffing, and one dessert. Pick up is on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Baguette Magic, locations vary | Place orders by Wednesday, Nov. 15

Select pies and sides for pickup or delivery. Everything comes pre-cooked and ready to heat. Don’t miss out on the All the Magic dish. Pickup is on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22.

82 Queen, 82 Queen St. | Place orders by Saturday, Nov. 18

Order a Thanksgiving meal for pickup on Thanksgiving day at Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila on Folly Road. Enjoy herb-roasted whole turkey plus sides + pumpkin pie to serve five to seven people.

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Pass the rolls, please.

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Gillie’s Seafood, 805 Folly Rd. | Place orders by Monday, Nov. 19

Call the restaurant to snag a roasted or fried turkey feast to feed four to six people, plus sides and desserts. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, 1011 King St.

Have six to eight guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Rodney Scott’s Thanksgiving catering options, including sides like baked beans and collard greens + a whole pit-cooked turkey. Pickup times are available between Monday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Home Team BBQ, locations vary

Check out the Thanksgiving catering menu from this local favorite spot featuring take-n-bake instructions for each item — Sullivan’s Island and Mt. Pleasant locations are sold out.

Bonus: Here are a few spots open on Thanksgiving

Hotel Bennett, 404 King St.

Embark on a Thanksgiving brunch with complimentary Prosecco in the Crown Ballroom or feast for dinner at Gabrielle.

Bourbon N’ Bubbles, 570 King St.

Keep it classy with this chef-driven menu full of shareable plates and elevated entrees — secure your spot on OpenTable.

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits, 75 Wentworth St.

Snag a reservation + give your guests a view of the city at this rooftop bar atop the Restoration Hotel.

Uptown Social, 587 King St.

Catch the game without needing to run to the fridge for beer refills at this local spot open for regular business hours. Plus enjoy the best part of the bird: Wings.

Big John’s Tavern, 251 E. Bay St.

This local spot plans to be open for Thanksgiving evening if you need a change of pace from the celebrations at home.

Élevé at the Grand Bohemian, 55 Wentworth St.

Indulge in this three-course meal offering at this elevated rooftop restaurant; there is a vegetarian option. Reserve your spot.

Where to shop local ingredients

Chucktown Acres, 10970 N. Hwy. 17, McClellanville

Tuck into a large or extra-large Thanksgiving turkey.

Bert’s Market, 202 E. Ashley Ave., Folly Beach

The only grocery store on Folly proper is open 24/7, even on Thanksgiving, so you can run out and grab that last-minute pound of butter while the oven preheats.