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Thanksgiving in Hilton Head - Need Suggestions

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Pinky Oct 8, 2009 11:32 AM

We really do not want to wait until the "last minute" to make reservations and have a so-so/expensive dinner for Thanksgiving. I'm looking for a nice place to have Thanksgiving dinner that won't cost an arm and a leg Or, we will just make a traditional one. Just hate to drag all of the fixin's on vacation. Thanks for your help

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    9lives RE: Pinky Oct 9, 2009 06:35 AM

    The Westin Hotel in Port Royal always does a nice Thxgiving. don't know the price.

    Your post reminds me of an old story..30+ years ago, my parents built a place in HH. They weren't using it and 3 friends and I drove down for Thxgiving weekend. When we got there, we only found 1 restaurant open. We were college students and couldn't afford the dinner; maybe $10pp. .:)We asked for the nearest place that might be open. KFC in Savannah. Restaurant owner sat us and just said pay what we could afford...and he sat us..Happy Thxgiving. He's long gone, but my father told the story to many people and sent him many customers for his kindness.

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      Pinky RE: 9lives Oct 9, 2009 01:59 PM

      Nice story...................

      I have actually called the Westin. It is $48.95 p.p. ++ so, for a family of 4 that is well over $200...ouch
      Still hoping a few other good suggestions will come in
      Thanks

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        9lives RE: Pinky Oct 10, 2009 10:33 AM

        30 years later and I stil wouldn't spend the $ to go for Thxgiving on HH..:)

        For that price, I'd do what other posters have recommended and do it at home; assuming you have a kitchen.

    2. Sue in Mt P RE: Pinky Oct 9, 2009 02:35 PM

      See, if it were me, I'd get dinner from one of the local grocery stores, and eat at the rental with an oceanview surrounded by loved ones. We've done that. It's reasonable, fun, and the kids can go play on the beach afterward.

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        LaLa RE: Sue in Mt P Oct 9, 2009 06:07 PM

        plus one on that...

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          Pinky RE: LaLa Oct 11, 2009 11:52 AM

          Thanks to everyone's feedback................
          I am leaving for a 2 week business trip tomorrow, and I guess I should start thinking about cooking and freezing when I get back! : )

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            Sue in Mt P RE: Pinky Oct 11, 2009 12:27 PM

            The Pig and Harris Teeter can do it for you. Call ahead, reserve, and pick it up on the way in. I think Fresh Market can do that too.

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              LaLa RE: Sue in Mt P Oct 11, 2009 04:11 PM

              Yeah...they do it all for you..we used Kroger one year when work got in the way...it was the whole dinner for maybe forty dollars.

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              9lives RE: Pinky Oct 11, 2009 01:31 PM

              I posted a few weeks ago about a guy doing bbq on Spanish Wells Rd. I just call ed him and he's going to be smoking turkeys for Thxgiving. Needs about a weeks notice. His name is Carl..843 301 9076. There's also a farm stand on Spanish Wells Rd; not sure what they'll have...but at least good pies.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/654264

              Signe's Bakery can also make a full spread. I haven't had it but they have a good reputation...93 Arrow Rd...signesbakery.com. Look at menus.

              If you want to go supermarket route, I like Fresh Direct...but the others aren't bad either.

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                Pinky RE: 9lives Nov 15, 2009 09:29 AM

                Thanks, 9lives. All sounds good
                Hard to believe, we leave this Friday already :)

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          yahooer RE: Pinky Nov 15, 2009 08:56 PM

          We had a truly memorable meal at eat! in Hilton Head a couple of weeks ago. We were thinking of going back down for Thanksgiving and saw they would be open. Apparently they are serving both traditional Thanksgiving dinner and their own menu. We ordered mostly specials but the she-crab soup was the best I've ever tasted and I was forced to share my lobster tempura lollypops, otherwise I would have gobbled them up myself and given the table my review later.

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