[caption id="attachment_1056" align="alignright" width="288"] Steve A Johnson[/caption] As your thoughts turn from candy corn to cranberry sauce, you may very well decide you don’t want to fuss with fixing Thanksgiving dinner this year. Fortunately, Charleston restaurants are happy to help. Here, a list of restaurants staying open for the holiday. Remember, reservations are essential; prix fixe prices don’t include drinks, tax or gratuity; and servers deserve to be tipped handsomely for giving up the day with their families. Happy Thanksgiving! 82 Queen 82 Queen, 723-7591 Hours: 12 noon-8 p.m. Price: Entrees, $31-$39 Service style: A la carte Sample menu items: Crispy parmesan oysters; sweet tea-grilled pork chop Turkey description: Roast turkey paired with Southern potatoes, haricot verts, giblet gravy, cranberry chutney Complete holiday menu: http://www.82queen.com/thanksgiving/ Blossom 171 E. Bay St., 722-9200 Hours: 11 .am.-9 p.m. Price: Entrees, $24-$32 Service style: A la carte Sample menu items: Pickled shrimp; pan-roasted grouper; pumpkin cheesecake Turkey description: Slow-roasted turkey with cornbead and housemade sausage stuffing, slow-cooked green beans, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/blossom.asp?id=118213&action=detail&catID=20407&parentID=20406 Charleston Harbor Fish House 32 Patriots Point Road, 284-7070 Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Price: Entrees, $15.95-$31.95 Service style: A la carte Sample menu items: The regular menu will be supplemented by seasonal specials. Turkey description: Unavailable Complete holiday menu: http://www.charlestonharborfishhouse.com/index.shtml [caption id="attachment_1057" align="alignleft" width="246"] diettogo1[/caption]

Cru Catering 1784 Harmon St., 534-2433 Hours: Pick up by Wed., Nov. 27 Price: $35/person, four person minimum Service style: Takeout Sample menu items: Southern cornbread stuffing with country ham, roasted pumpkin and arugula salad with candied pecans, creamed corn. Turkey description: Oven-roasted or applewood-smoked turkey (dark and light meat.) Complete holiday menu: Unavailable online

Cypress 167 E. Bay St., 727-0111 Hours: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Price: Entrees, $29-$38 Service style: A la carte Sample menu items: Crispy oysters; grilled ham; trio of mini pecan, pumpkin and apple pies Turkey description: Smoked heritage turkey, shiitake-cornbread stuffing, bacon braised greens, mascarpone potato purée, natural jus, cranberry compote Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/cypress.asp?id=117780&action=detail&catID=20434&parentID=20427

  Halls Chophouse 434 King St., 727-0090 Hours: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Price: Entrees, $34-$68 Service style: A la carte Sample menu items: Oysters Rockefeller; Southern fried turkey Turkey description: Traditional roasted turkey, croissant bread stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes cranberry sauce and housemade gravy Complete holiday menu:

http://hallschophouse.com/thanksgiving-dinner-menu

High Cotton 199 E. Bay St., 724-3815 Hours: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Price: $47, or $52 including dessert Service style: Two or three courses, plated Sample menu items: foie gras torchon; crab-stuffed flounder; fried apple pie Turkey description: Keegan-Filion Farms free-range turkey, mustard greens, sage brioche dressing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, black pepper gravy Complete holiday menu:

http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/21481511911352831.pdf

Lowcountry Bistro 49 S. Market, 302-0290 Hours: 12 noon-8 p.m. Price: $40 Service style: Three courses, plated Sample menu items: She-crab soup; shrimp and grits; sweet potato pie Turkey description: Roasted turkey, bistro potatoes, collard greens, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy Complete holiday menu:

http://www.lowcountrybistro.com/thanksgiving/

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Magnolias 185 E. Bay St., 577-7771 Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Price: Entrees, $19-$32 Service style: A la carte, with family-style sides Sample menu items: Fried mac-and-cheese; roasted fall squash bisque; sweet potato casserole Turkey description: slow-roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, country green beans, herb and sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy Complete holiday menu: http://www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com/magnolias.asp?id=120238&action=detail&catID=20428&parentID=20426

McCrady’s 2 Unity Alley, 577-0025 Hours: 12 noon-7 p.m. Price: $65 Service style: Three courses, plated Sample menu items: This year's menu hasn't been released, but last year's menu included roasted sunchoke soup and buckskin pumpkin pie. Turkey description: Last year, it was a roasted heritage Border Springs Farm turkey with potato puree, chestnut stuffing, glazed root vegetables and cranberry Complete holiday menu: Unavailable Middleton Place 4300 Ashley River Road, 556-6020 Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: $50/adults, $20/children aged 6-13, $10/children aged 3-5. No charge for children younger than 3. Foundation members are eligible for discounts, and the dinner price includes admission to Middleton Place. Service style: Buffet Sample menu items: Sweet Corn Pudding, Collard Greens, Macaroni Pie. Turkey description: Carved turkey and gravy Complete holiday menu:

https://www.middletonplace.org/web-blog/item/spend-thanksgiving-with-middleton-place.html

Old Village Post House 101 Pitt St., 388-8935 Hours: 12 noon-6 p.m. Price: $38, or $44 including dessert Service style: Two or three courses, plated Sample menu items: Poached pear salad; sour cream apple pie; take-home turkey sandwiches Turkey description: Over-roasted, all-natural turkey dinner with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, gravy Complete holiday menu:

http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/3836154911352761.pdf

Peninsula Grill 112 N. Market St., 723-0700 Hours: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Price: $60 Service style: Four courses, plated Sample menu items: Sweet potato bisque; pumpkin tart Turkey description: Herb-marinated heritage turkey with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, young green beans and wild mushroom cornbread stuffing, served with sage-giblet gravy and cranberry-orange conserve Complete holiday menu: http://peninsulagrill.com/downloads/menu/PeninsulaGrill_2013Thanksgiving1.pdf Slightly North of Broad 192 E. Bay St., 723-3424 Hours: 12 noon-6 p.m. Price: $42, or $47 including dessert Service style: Two or three courses, plated Sample menu items: Oyster stew; sorghum pecan pie; take-home turkey sandwiches Turkey description: Roasted Keegan Farms turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce Complete holiday menu:

http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/pdf/menus/152999911332811.pdf

Tristan 55 S. Market, 534-2155 Hours: 2p.m.-6 p.m. Price: $75/adults, $12/children age 12 or younger Service style: Three courses, plated Sample menu items: Smoked beet pastrami; seafood bolognese; honey pie with caramelized pears Turkey description: Revised roast turkey, dressing, green beans, “once-a-year mashed potatoes”, cranberry, black pepper gravy Complete holiday menu:

http://www.tristandining.com/menus/