Cooking Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t start on November 28.
There are trips to the grocery store, decorating your holiday table and don’t forget the turkey has to thaw. That’s a lot of work! Especially if you are vacationing on the the Georgia’s Hostess City.
You and your family might want to just relax or enjoy fun quality time this holiday. Why not have somebody do all the work for you. You may be asking yourself, Are any restaurants open on Thanksgiving? The answer is yes. Since Savannah welcomes tourists all year long, many of its restaurants make sure that out-of-towners have dining options. This is true even (or especially) on Thanksgiving.
Here are some of our favorite options:
Belfords, located at 315 West St. Julian St, on the southwest corner of City Market, in the heart of historic Savannah, will be open on Thanksgiving from 1 – 6 p.m. We are serving a 3-course prix fixe meal for $55/person. The menu and reservations are available online. (912) 233- 2626 or www.belfordssavanah.com.
John Ryan’s Bistro located within the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District, 411 West Bay Street will have a Thanksgiving buffet in from 12-4 p.m. The buffet offers
- Roasted Turkey
- Coca-Cola Glazed Ham with Fresh Cherries
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Sliced Roast Beef with Gravy
- Cornbread Giblet Stuffing
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Almandine
- Smoked Collard Greens
- Corn Casserole
- Black Eyed Peas
- Sweet Potato Soufflé
- Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
- Pumpkin Bisque
- Assorted Dessert
Cost is $26++ per person. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the hotel at 912-790-7000. www.doubletree3.hilton.com.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises Thanksgiving Cruise, 9 E. River Street, Savannah. Join us for a delicious traditional Southern Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy live entertainment as you cruise up and down the beautiful Savannah River. 1st Cruise: Boarding at 11:30 a.m., Sailing at 12:30 p.m., Returning at 2:30 p.m. 2nd Cruise: Boarding at 4 p.m., Sailing at 5 p.m., Returning at 7 p.m. Adults $69.95* each | Children(5-12) $45.95* each Children 4 & under: FREE. Advanced Reservations Recommended * Prices do not include state tax, local tax, port fees, or service charges. Service charge applies for groups of 10 or more. (912) 232-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com.
Six Pence Pub, 245 Bull St., will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving (11 a.m. til midnight). Six Pence will offer their full menu plus a traditional turkey dinner option. No reservations. (912) 233-3156 or www.sixpencepub.com.