Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in Charleston


I don’t know about you, but 2020 has made me one tired mama. That’s why, this year, I’m taking full advantage of the amazing food scene here in Charleston and ordering out.

From classic meals to gourmet sides to BBQ-smoked turkeys, the Holy City has something for everyone. Get ready to turn off that mom guilt, kick your heels up, and enjoy a glass of wine. You deserve it, mama!

Here are a few of our favorite restaurants and caterers offering Thanksgiving dinner this year:

Charleston Catering and Events

Charleston Catering and Events offers catering for events, healthy meals, family meals, and catering kits that are perfect for Thanksgiving entertaining! Find out more about their Thanksgiving Package, which can be delivered or picked up!

Deadline to order: November 18

Cru Catering

Cru Catering is known for its delicious menus and impeccable attention to detail, so we know their Thanksgiving dinner won’t disappoint. You can order a full Thanksgiving package or dishes a la carte for pickup in Charleston or Kiawah. I’ve got my eye on that pumpkin cheesecake.

Deadline to order: November 18

Culinary Creation LLC

Fellow mom and owner of Culinary Creation LLC, Elissa Childers, offers family meals delivered to the greater Charleston area. For Thanksgiving, Elissa is serving up elevated home-cooked classics like brined turkey, cornbread stuffing, pumpkin risotto, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Click here for the menu.

Deadline to order: November 17

Hamby Catering

Hamby Catering is a family-owned and operated business and a fan-favorite for Thanksgiving dinners. You can order a la carte or get everything with their Gobble Gobble package. With each Gobble Gobble Package, Hamby will sponsor a family meal through the Lowcountry Foodbank, which seems like a win-win to me.

Deadline to order: November 21 by 5 p.m.

Hall’s Signature Events

Nothing says “we’re celebrating a special occasion,” like dining at Hall’s Chophouse. If you’re stuck at home this year and still looking to make the holiday special, the Thanksgiving To Go Package from Hall’s Signature Events will be perfect! Might as well add on that Lobster Mac and Cheese too…

Deadline to order: November 20 by 5 p.m.

Mercantile & Mash

If you’re looking for a gourmet twist on traditional Thanksgiving classics, check out the Thanksgiving Meals To Go menu at Mercantile & Mash. Their Thanksgiving package features a Joyce Farms free-range turkey roasted with your choice of an autumn spice blend or sorghum bourbon glaze…yum!

Deadline to Order: November 22 before 12 p.m. Early bird pricing ends November 7.

Rodney Scott BBQ

James Beard Award-winning chef, Rodney Scott, will be offering smoked turkeys and home-cooked sides like collard greens and mac and cheese for pickup at Rodney Scott BBQ. It’s basically like inviting your Thanksgiving guests to the Chef’s Table. View their full menu here, but you will need to call them to place your order for a whole turkey.

Deadline to order: November 20, Limited number of whole turkey pickup times available. 

Salthouse Catering

Salthouse Catering offers farm-fresh full-service catering and gourmet to-go meal items that make impressing your guests easy! The Thanksgiving Package serves 10-12 guests and includes an all-natural, organic lemon and cranberry-brined turkey, smoked cranberry jam, and turkey bourbon gravy.

Deadline to order: November 19, only 30 packages are available.

Southern Bear Catering

Southern Bear Catering offers tasty Southern staples like shrimp and grits, Lowcountry boils, BBQ sliders, mac and cheese, and more! The owner, Trish Sams, can work with you to create your own menu.

Swig & Swine BBQ

Popular BBQ joint, Swig & Swine BBQ, is cooking up smoked turkeys, pork butt, prime brisket, sides, and dessert for their Thanksgiving packages. Check out their full Thanksgiving menu on their website or on Facebook here. 

Deadline to order: November 16

Table & Twine

Table & Twine by Duvall Catering offers fresh, chef-prepared family meals, you can finish at home. Their family meals look delicious and their Thanksgiving meal packages contain all of the classics, plus the option to get a seasoned uncooked turkey or fully-cooked and carved bird. You can also add flower arrangements, wine, desserts, and cocktail mixes to make entertaining even easier.

Deadline to order: November 18

Thanksgiving Meal Curbside Pickup at Middleton Place

Enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving meal from the Middleton Place Restaurant in the comfort of your home with easy curbside pickup at the Pavilion event space at Middleton Place.

Curbside Pickup Times:

Wednesday, November 25, 4 pm -to-7pm

Thursday, November 26, 9 am -to-12pm

Deadline to order: November 23 by 3 pm

Thanksgiving Feast Delivered from Wild Dunes Resort

Allow their talented culinary team to take the stress out of Thanksgiving, so you can enjoy a no-fuss, no muss meal and more time with the ones you love!

Kiawah Island Golf & Resort Thanksgiving To-Go

Enjoy the leisure of a hot, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal without any of the effort! Their banquet team has created a delectable menu of holiday favorites, available for carryout. Choose a full meal that serves 8-10 people, or order just the turkey or just the sides. View the full menu here.

Deadline to order: November 20

Thanksgiving Super Mama Meals from Nico’s

Stressed about Thanksgiving? NICO has you covered! Their Thanksgiving Super Mama Meals are now available to order. Order on their website by visiting the takeout page, and hit the “order take out” button. You will see your choices at the top of the page – “Holiday Turkey” + Holiday Ham”.

Deadline to order: November 20 at 3 pm

Now for the hardest part: making a decision! Where will you order Thanksgiving dinner from this year?