Outer Banks Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Day Dinner

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Thanksgiving dinner is extremely enjoyable to eat, but not necessarily the most fun to prepare. (Especially if you’re the only one in the kitchen!)

The Outer Banks experiences a spike in visitors during Thanksgiving weekend, with many vacation rental homeowners traveling from several hours away to their beach houses to enjoy quality time with close family and friends at on this unique barrier island.

This Thanksgiving, whether you’re a local or visitor, you can decide to stop by one of the many area grocery stores, load up on holiday staples,  go home and prepare a feast on Thanksgiving Day, and spend hours cleaning up the mess, or you can simply visit one of the restaurants below that will be open on Thursday, November 26.

Please note that if you’re planning on eating at any of the following restaurants, be sure to call the phone number listed and inquire about reservations as soon as possible!


Corolla, Duck & Southern Shores


Lifesaving Station at Sanderling Resort
November 26th, 2015, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A four course Thanksgiving Day menu that’s sure to please your palette! Choose from tantalizing dishes like seared local rockfish, Carolina lump crab cake and stone ground baked grits. Then, finish your holiday feast with a plate of pumpkin pie, chocolate mouse with macerated berries, or a bowl of warm apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream.

Cost is $55 Per Person

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1461 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(855) 412-7866


Coastal Provisions
Available for pick up on November 25 & 26, 2015

Order ahead of time, pick up, and bring home! Your in-laws don’t even have to know that you didn’t cook this delicious Thanksgiving feast. Coastal Provision’s Thanksgiving menu serves up to 6 people, and includes an oven ready turkey, traditional stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry orange relish and turkey gravy for $95. You can also order additional items à la carte.

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1 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores, NC 27949
(252) 480-0023


Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo


Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant
Once again, Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head will be serving up a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy scrumptious all-you-can-eat Turkey Day staples like hand carved herb roasted turkey with traditional oyster dressing, beef shoulder tender, bourbon molasses glazed pork loin, Carolina lump crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and much, much more.

Adults: $33 || Senior Citizens: $25 || Children: $12 (5-12)

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2316 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-4116


Pamlico Jack’s
Thursday, November 26th, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Head on over to MP 16 in Nags Head on November 26 for Pamlico Jack’s annual Thanksgiving Buffet and Oyster Festival. Enjoy oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, smoked rockfish, charred raw tuna deviled eggs, tarragon-cured salmon, Pamlico’s seafood bisque, seasonal soups and more.

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Adults: $32 || Senior Citizens: $25 || Children: $15 (5-12)

6708 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-2637


Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe
Thursday, November 26th, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Serving up a buffet of fresh, local food! Enjoy shrimp and grits, Atlantic sea scallops, Hyde County fried oyster, jump lump crab dip, Hershey bar cake and much more.

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Adults: $33 || Under Twelve: $16  || Under Five: Free

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-5405


Hatteras Island

Good Winds Restaurant
Thursday, November 26th, 2015

One of the best deals for Thanksgiving dinner on the Outer Banks! For just $18, fill up on turkey with gravy, ham, lima bean and corn succotash, collards, your choice of sweet mashed potatoes or cranberry sauce, a dinner roll, and a soft drink.

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Cost is $18 Per Person

24502 Highway 12
Milepost 40 (sound side)
Rodanthe, NC 27968
252-987-1100