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Restaurant News – November 2021

Feel-good meal: Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. All are welcome to enjoy food, fellowship and entertainment. Donations are accepted and will benefit The Deep Well Project, Bluffton Self Help and Second Helpings. For more information, call 843-505-1370 or visit


Thanksgiving turkeys at Nantucket’s
Nantucket’s Meat & Fish Market in Bluffton is accepting preorders for Thanksgiving turkeys. The gourmet market is offering fresh Heritage Black Turkeys, raised on a small family farm in North Carolina. These tasty birds are free from antibiotics, artificial ingredients, hormones, steroids and animal byproducts and are air-chilled. They can be pre-ordered at the store’s meat counter or over the phone (843-706-2500), but quantities are limited. The price is $3.99 per pound.

Get the points: New SERG Rewards Loyalty Program

For their new rewards program, anytime you visit a SERG restaurant, points will be added to your account. Once you’ve reached 250 points, you will receive $15 in rewards. Each dollar spent is a point earned. Once your account has been created, tell the waitstaff your name and number, and the points will automatically be added to your account. You can sign up by visiting You can also pick up a card at any SERG restaurant, fill it out and keep it with you.

Tap here to find Thanksgiving menus available on November 25 at SERG Restaurant Group restaurants. Celebrate Turkey Day at a SERG restaurant table or let them cater at yours. Learn more at

Holiday meals: Thanksgiving with Palmetto Dunes
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is offering three options for Thanksgiving meals this year. At the Thanksgiving Buffet at Centre Court, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring salad, cornbread chorizo stuffing, carved turkey, leg of lamb and pecan pie. The second option is to enjoy a Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Dinner from noon to 8 p.m. at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar. Big Jim’s is offering a Thanksgiving To-Go Family Pack, which includes two pounds of sliced herb roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, a choice of two sides and a choice of dessert. For additional information, visit

Tableside wine dinner: Beni di Batasiolo
In conjunction with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, Michael Anthony’s is hosting a four-course tableside wine dinner on November 4. Reservations will be accepted between 5:30 and 7 p.m. in 15-minute intervals. The esteemed wines of Beni di Batasiolo will be paired with a decadent autumn-inspired menu prepared by Chef Trey Place. Reservations can be made by calling 843-785-6272.

Salty Dog Homecoming event

On November 24 celebrate and give thanks for a fantastic year at The Salty Dog. Enjoy a Lowcountry Boil and live music on the waterfront. Cost is $10 per plate, with all $10 going to The Deep Well Project.

Try these
                              Hot picks from the local food scene.

Pick up an amazing made-from-scratch pie for $6 from the take-home freezer at Bad Biscuit. It’s one of many keto and low-carb take-home options the restaurant is offering. Holiday catering is also available.


The Rocky Balboa sandwich from Sprout Momma is stuffed to the brim on grilled bread with salami, prosciutto, ham, burrata, olive oil, balsamic, fire roasted peppers and arugula. Served cold.


Nothing could satisfy your sweet tooth better than these double fudge brownies with walnuts from The G-Free Spot.


This dish from Nunzio features Charleston Swordfish (Sicilian style), caramelized onions, golden raisins, pine nuts, lemon, butter and caper sauce.


The Pearl’s 7-ounce Ember Grilled Filet Mignon is complete with creminis, spinach, blistered cherry tomatoes, whipped potatoes and caramelized shallot and gorgonzola compound butter.


These French Toast Waffles from The Salty Dog perfectly combine two breakfast favorites into one and are served with a side of fresh fruit.

Italian wine dinner: Michele Chiarlo Piemonte

Alexander’s Restaurant is hosting a wine dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. on November 18 that will feature a selection of wine, food, lively conversation and live music by Jennifer Johnson. For more information visit

New waterfront restaurant planned
Coastal Restaurants and Bars — the restaurant group behind The Crazy Crab, Old Oyster Factory, Fishcamp and other popular restaurants — is building a new restaurant on the north end of Hilton Head Island near Benny Hudson Seafood Market. The waterfront building will be two stories with an open dining area on the second floor. CRAB is hoping to break ground in the beginning of the new year and is targeting a 2023 opening.

Thanksgiving Spicy Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Join executive chef Charles Pejeau from 2-3 p.m. on November 7 at Alexander’s Restaurant to learn how to make his Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing. Demonstrations are $25 per person and include a glass of sparkling wine and a culinary gift to take home. All money collected from the event will be donated to the Deep Well Project. For tickets visit the Alexander’s Facebook page.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park holiday-themed classes
Join Chef Jason Winn in preparing a traditional Thanksgiving feast while learning about historical tributes and regional perspectives. The feast includes roasted turkey with zinfandel pan gravy and cranberry citrus chutney, western-style cornbread dressing, smashed potatoes, herb-roasted squashes, Brussels sprouts with pancetta and more. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 912-721-5006.