What We’re Thankful For: Recognizing Santee, South Carolina’s Treasured Staples This Thanksgiving Season

With Thanksgiving coming up, we are highlighting what we are thankful for in Santee, South Carolina, from great food to hospitable businesses.

Seafood from Captain’s Quarters

Chef Randall has dedicated over 20 years to establishing Captain’s Quarters as a must-stop destination for some of the finest seafood in South Carolina. This season, make sure to indulge in the local favorites: crab cakes and crab stuffed grouper.

Helena Clark’s Original Apple Crisp and Pecan Pie

Served fresh at Clark’s Restaurant, this beloved family recipe has a rich history spanning over six decades. At Clark’s, you can savor these timeless desserts for lunch or dinner.

Shopping at Kelley Anne’s

Kelley Anne’s, a must-visit boutique in Santee, offers a wide selection of hand-picked clothing and jewelry items. This locally owned storefront is ready to assist you with a full-service shopping experience to check off your list for the holiday season.

BBQ from Lone Star BBQ & Mercantile

Lone Star BBQ & Mercantile is a cherished staple in Santee, known for serving some of the best barbecue in the state. The restaurant consistently draws long lines of patrons who are excited to partake in the all-you-can-eat buffet and indulge in the restaurant’s homemade Southern tomato pie.

Sushi from Thai House II

With sushi prepared right in front of you, Thai House II never disappoints. The restaurant is a sushi staple in Santee, offering a range of classic plates to eclectic dishes.

Breakfast from The Breakfast Nook

Home to some of the best breakfast food in the Santee area, The Breakfast Nook brings in locals and visitors alike. With homestyle cooking and options for everyone, it’s the perfect place to start your day.

Shop Local Art and Gifts at Whimsey

Attached to Clark’s Restaurant, Whimsey has a large collection of gifts and festive housewares such as figurine dolls that honor the Native American heritage of Santee. They also showcase a selection of local art, providing you with a chance to appreciate the creativity and talent of South Carolina’s artisans.

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