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Events & Holidays

Like 2020, 2021 has also been a strange year, so it’s likely that your holiday plans probably aren't the same as they may have been in years prior. Luckily, enjoying good food is one tradition that doesn't have to change for anyone. Whether you’re a beach local or you’re planning on visiting the OBX for the holidays, there are plenty of great dining options to choose from. If you don't feel like making a holiday feast for yourself, no worries! Instead, try one of these local restaurants serving up something tasty for Christmas:

Where to Eat on the Outer Banks for Christmas 2021


Enjoy A Restaurant Holiday Meal 2021

The Village Table and Tavern: Located in Duck, The Village Table and Tavern will be open on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021) for lunch only (dine-in or take-out). Enjoy menu items like a Tavern Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Fried Pickles, Crab Cake Sandwich, Fish Sandwich, and more! View The Village Table and Tavern Full Menu.

I Got Your Crabs Seafood Market & Steam Bar: Open on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021) from 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, I Got Your Crabs is the perfect place to enjoy a seafood dinner with your family! Serving up locally caught specials with a focus on blue crab, enjoy menu items like crab dip, seafood tacos, clam strips, flounder, fried shrimp, catfish, steamed scallops, crab cake sandwich, and more! Side items, appetizers, soups, and desserts are also available. Plus, if you don’t want to dine in, you can always order your meals to go! View I Got Your Crabs Full Menu.

Captain George’s Seafood: For a dine-in option, try Captain George’s Seafood buffet! To comply with COVID-19 standards, social distancing protocols will be followed (so curbside to-go orders are also available)! Open on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021) and serving up a WINTER’S FEAST buffet for only $42.99 during December, enjoy a variety of entrée options like Snow Crab Legs, Blackened Mahi, Fried Oysters, Steamed Mussels, Fried Shrimp, Pork BBQ Ribs, Chicken, and Sirloin Steak along with tons of sides and desserts like Garden Salad, Green Beans, Potatoes, She Crab Soup, Mac and Cheese, Dinner Rolls, Pudding, Cake, Cookies & more! With options like this, everyone in your family can find something tasty for the holiday! Learn more about Captain George’s in Kill Devil Hills or to order curbside, view Captain George’s Seafood To-Go Menu.

Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar: If you want to steer away from a “traditional” menu this year, try food with an Asian flare instead! Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Kill Devil Hills is open for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (December 24-25, 2021) serving their normal menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a fine selection of crafted sushi rolls or hibachi dinners with everything from seafood to meat to vegetables! Soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts are also available. View Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar’s Full Menu.

Jolly Roger: Jolly Roger in Kill Devil Hills is open daily, including Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (December 24-25, 2021) with their regular menu!  From 11:30 AM to 9:00 pm, enjoy a Christmas special of Traditional Ham & Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $13.95 or an Italian Stuffed Pork Roulade with roasted peppers, fresh spinach & ricotta smothered in homemade marinara, served with mashed potatoes, veggies, and garlic bread for $15.95, or order off the menu. Plus, on Christmas morning, you can come in for breakfast in your pajamas to get free eggnog! View Jolly Roger Full Menu.

Khan’s Mongolian Grill: For another great dine-in or pick-up option on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021), try Kahn’s Mongolian Grill in Kill Devil Hills! Serving their regular menu for lunch and dinner, enjoy a delicious bowl with your choice of protein, vegetables, and sauce, or pick a pre-made bowl option like Kung Pao Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken, or Orange Beef! Custom protein can be chicken, beef, bacon, shrimp, lamb, calamari, sausage, or Mongolian beef while sides range from mushrooms and bean sprouts to carrots and water chestnuts. Choose 1 or 2 sauces from garlic water, orange, teriyaki, sweet and sour, honey sriracha, spicy schezwan, spicy kung pao, and sesame garlic! View Khan’s Full Menu Here.

*Remember that due to Covid 19 restrictions, any and all menus and hours are subject to change. Check with individual restaurant with questions.

Other Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve

Here is a list of other local OBX restaurants open on Christmas Eve! (Note: hours and menus are subject to change. Check with individual restaurant for additional details:

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Book a Holiday Feast in Your Rental

Outer Banks Clambake is the perfect solution for those who don't want to get the whole family ready to go out to a restaurant this holiday season. Instead, let the meal come to you! OBX Clambake will come right to your rental home, bring the ingredients, cook the meal, and clean up afterward! Plus, Seaside Vacations guests are eligible for discounts through Club Seaside! Contact Outer Banks Clam Bake directly to work out a menu, confirm guest total, and arrange other details.