Outer Banks Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner; KILL DEVIL HILLS; NAGS HEAD; HATTERAS ISLAND


By The BeachEater

If you've chosen to spend your Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks, chances are you're looking for time to relax with family and friends.  And for those of us tasked with the dubious duty of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, we know that it can, at times, be anything but relaxing.   We've complied a quick list of some popular places to dine on Thanksgiving Day.  Please call in advance for the most updated information. Call ahead for reservations, though not all restaurants require reservations, it is usually recommended.

As you look through the ideas, remember that some restaurants may not be on this list, so call your favorite to see if they are open. If you find a great spot, let us know.


Lifesaving Station Restaurant @ The Sanderling 

Outer Banks Thanksgiving Dinner Lifesaving Station 

Feast on a four-course plated meal in the newly renovated Lifesaving Station; menu choices include Blue Crab Quiche, Free Range Turkey Rouladen, Seared Scallops, Beef Tenderloin stuffed with flavor and finishing up with Flourless Chocolate Torte or Bourbon-Pecan Cheesecake. Experience fine dining in one of the Outer Banks' historic landmarks. They will be open from 12:00-8:00pm. Adults $55; Kids ages 4-12 $25. 

 Red Sky Cafe 


Chef Wes' freshly made Thanksgiving buffet is one you won't want to miss, with all the traditional offerings plus Fried Oysters, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib and so much more. 10:00am- 3:00pm Adults $26.95; Kids 12 & under $13.95. Reservations are strongly recommended. 252-261-8646

Sunset Grill & Raw Bar 


Pair your drumstick with one of the best sunset views on the beach. Sunset Grill & Raw Bar will be serving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, plus seafood lovers' favorites including shrimp, flounder, oysters, crab cakes and more. Open from 12:00 until 6:00. Adults $24.95, Children 2-12 $12.95. Call 252-261-3901 to make reservations.





Argyle's buffet, with over 25 items, is one more reason to be thankful this holiday! Buffet selections include Turkey, Grass-Fed Prime Rib, Crab Stuffed Shrimp with Lobster Sauce and so much more. Open from 11:00am-4:00pm. Adults $27.95; children under 10 are half price.

Ocean Boulevard 

Offers an artfully prepared four-course menu every Thanksgiving from 3pm - 9pm. Featured selections consist of "creative twists to tradition," emphasizing a unique way of presenting classic holiday staples.  Childrens' options are also available. Ocean Boulevard can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.  



Captain George's  

Outer Banks Thanksgiving Dinner Captain Georges 

No need to prepare turkey dinner when the captain's in the kitchen! Try their traditional Thanksgiving buffet, also including crab legs, shrimp, and so many other options that there is something for every palette. Open 11:30am-9:00pm. Adult buffet is $32.99, children ages 5-12 are $17.99, and children ages 4 and under eat free. 

Mako Mike's Beach Grill & Bar  


Will be serving their full menu all day long. Additionally, they will be serving a plated traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes and more from 12:00-8:00pm. The plated meal is $16.95 for adults and $6.95 for children under 12 (Includes desert).



Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe  


Their 10th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet will have an incredible selection of fresh local food. So many amazing choices, but a few of our personal faves are Green Tail Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Fried Oysters, Baked Rockfish, Turkey, and Pork Loin with a Jack Daniels Pecan Glaze. Basnight's is open from 10:30am - 7:00pm. Adults $35.00; Kids under 12 are $18.00 and under 5 are FREE.  Make reservations by calling 252-441-5405.

Mulligan's Raw Bar & Grille 

Where to Eat on the Outer Banks on Thanksgiving - Mulligans  

Take in the ocean views while enjoying and Thanksgiving Buffet. Mulligan's will be featuring all the traditional Thanksgiving fare along with some coastal cuisine such as Oysters Rockefeller, Flounder, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes more. They will be open from 11:00am - 6:00pm Adults $32.00, Seniors $26.00, kids 10 & under $16.00. Call 252-480-2000 for reservations. 

Owen's Restaurant  

Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner on the Outer Banks Owen's Restaurant 

Founded in 1946 by Bob and Clara Owens, this long-standing favorite serves up one of the most extensive Southern Coastal Cuisine Thanksgiving Buffets on the beach. Featuring turkey, prime rib, stuffing, desserts, stuffed lobster, Hatteras seafood combination, and more-it's a treat everyone should experience. Open 12-8:30 pm. Adults $34.95, ages 6-12 $17.95, under 5 is FREE.

Pamlico Jack's   

Outer Banks Thanksgiving Dinner Pamlico Jacks 

It's oyster season, and Pamiloc Jack's is featuring their famous Thanksgiving Buffet & Oyster Feastl!!  Compliment the meal with a bottles of wine for under $16. Open from 10:30 until 7:00. Adults $35.50, Seniors $27.00, Children under 12 are $16.95, and kids under five are FREE. Call 252-441-2637 for reservations.



Good Winds Restaurant 

Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner on the Outer Banks, Good Winds 

Located in Rodanthe, Good Winds serves up some of the freshest and most inventive seafood on Hatteras Island.  They are also one of the few eateries open for Thanksgiving dinner on that end of the beach. Savor one of the most spectacular spots on Hatteras Island to catch a sunset while enjoying comfort classics including turkey, ham, sweet mashed potatoes and lima bean & corn succotash. 


Perhaps you want to enjoy the luxury of your Seaside retreat and dine in, without the stress of shopping, prepping and cooking.  Here are a few catering options for Turkey Day (or any day you're looking for a hassle-free gourmet meal in your vacation rental). 


Tommy's Natural Food Market 

Order everything you need from Tommy's Market, either fully cooked or ready to cook. Just download their order form andcall 252-261-8990 to place your order, it will be ready for pick.

Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Cafe

You can customize your dinner and Coastal Provisions will prep the entire meal -- all that's left for you to do is pick it up, cook it up, and enjoy.  Note, meals must be picked up by 6PM, November 22.  Check out their order form here .

And if you want to check-in to your vacation rental and stay put until check-out, you're in luck. Ten O' Six Beach Road Bistro offers multiple service types for Thanksgiving dinner includingdrop-off, drop-off and setup, full-service catering, and personal chefservices.

Don't forget about our free grocery delivery servicejust place your order online and your groceries will be delivered and stored in your vacation rental home upon arrival. 

Whether you're preparing dinner in one of our beautiful homes, having the meal catered or dining out, the Outer Banks is the place to be this Thanksgiving! Greatcompany, food and views are hard to beat. Start a new holiday tradition this season and let Seaside Vacations helpyou create the perfect Hassle-Free holiday.

Sea you at the beach!





Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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