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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Savannah

Thanksgiving is just days away! If you’d like to skip out on the turkey time madness by dining outside the home this year, Savannah is a great place to be. Though you might expect most restaurants to be closed on the holiday, nothing could be further from the truth. Many of the city’s premier eateries are opening their doors this Thanksgiving, welcoming patrons and pilgrims to the dining table.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional bird and buffet or something more unconventional, there’s a restaurant waiting to serve you this special day. Keep reading for a list of Thanksgiving Day meals being served all around Savannah. Not having to spend hours preparing a complicated, multi-course meal this year is just one more thing to be grateful for.


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Belford’s Savannah 

Belford’s has been a Thanksgiving dinner favorite among locals and guests alike for years. And with one look at their appetizing menu, it’s easy to understand why. The dinner centerpiece is a slow-roasted turkey courtesy of Jordan Farms, and you can take one of your own home for just $25!


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The Pirates’ House 

The Pirates’ House will be hosting a special Grand Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Expect an impressive variety of surf and turf fares and a dessert buffet like none other. Check out their Facebook page for more details.



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Ruth’s Chris Steak House 

Starting at noon, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be serving a three-course dinner, starring a flavorful turkey with sausage and herb stuffing. Check out the full menu here.


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Chart House 

The Chart House invites you to make their home yours this Thanksgiving. Look forward to a traditional turkey dinner with all of the classic trimmings. Make your reservations before time runs out!


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Savannah Riverboat Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise 

Make this Thanksgiving one to remember with a festive dinner cruise courtesy of Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Two cruises will be sailing on the holiday; the first boards at noon with the later following at 4 p.m. Look forward to a lavish buffet stocked with comfort food staples. Visit the cruise info page for details.


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Six Pence Pub 

Savannah’s beloved British pub will be serving a special Thanksgiving dinner in addition to their everyday menu. Enjoy a turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and a succulent slice of pumpkin pie for just $19.95.

*The following restaurants will also be open on Thanksgiving Day:

Aqua Star 

39 Rue de Jean

Kitchen 320 at B Historic

Savannah River House Seafood

700 Drayton

Five Oaks Taproom

Collins Quarter 

The Ordinary Pub

Rocks on the River

22 Square Restaurant

Moon River Brewing Company

ChantelChantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.

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