Heading to the Outer Banks to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving? If you’re not in the mood for cooking and dishes, then you’re in luck! Take a load off and check out these local restaurants, all offering full Thanksgiving menus, as well as to-go meals, perfect for enjoying at your beach house! After all, a trip to the Outer Banks is all about relaxing, right?
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe
7623 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
Enjoy Basnight's 16th annual feast
from 10:30am to 7:30pm on Thanksgiving Day! Indulge in fresh, traditional fare, including oven roasted turkey and whipped red potatoes, as well as coastal favorites like shrimp & grits and bacon wrapped scallops. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. $42.95 for adults | $19.95 under 12 | Free for children under 5. Call (252) 441-5405 to reserve.
7114 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
Owen’s Restaurant invites you to visit them for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, prime rib, and seafood. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Reservations are recommended. Call (252) 441-7309 to reserve.
4005 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head
Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixins! Don’t feel like dining in? To-go plates are also offered. Reservations for dine-in and take-out are being taken up to 48 hours in advance. Reservations are required. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. $28.99 for adults | $15.99 for kids 12 & under. Call (252) 480-2000 to reserve.
Dirty Dick's Crab House
2407 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head
Dirty Dick's will be featuring a Thanksgiving all-you-can-eat buffet from 10:45am to 6:00pm. They are also offering to-go meals, including their one-of-a-kind Cajun fried turkeys $38.99 for adults | $19.99 for kids 10 and under. Add Crab legs for $19.99 per person. To-go boxes–$10/pound (excludes crabcakes or prime rib). The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Call (252) 449-2722 to reserve.
705 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
Captain George’s delicious seafood buffet will include their famous crab legs as well as traditional Thanksgiving food items. The Thanksgiving buffet
will be $49.99 from 11:00am to 8:30pm. Limited reservations available. Call (252) 480-6677 to reserve.
1836 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills
Spend Thanksgiving with Jolly Roger and enjoy roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, she crab soup, and more. Their all-you-can-eat feast is from 1:00pm until close. $34.95 per person | special pricing for children (12 and under = their age plus $5; toddlers eat free). The Thanksgiving menu can be found here. Call (252) 441-6530 to reserve.
Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet
4117 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet is happy to present its 5th annual FREE Thanksgiving buffet
with traditional Thanksgiving fare like turkey, ham, homemade sides, and desserts. The buffet is open to the public and will be accepting donations for three local charities. The buffet is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Call (252) 261-4973 and leave a message to make a reservation.
Red Sky Cafe
1197 Duck Road, Duck
Eat your fill of traditional American and coastal Carolina inspired Thanksgiving cuisine, served buffet style at Red Sky Café. The buffet is from 10:30am to 3:00pm. $48 for adults | $16 for kids 12 & under. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Text (631) 601-7538 for reservations.
1461 Duck Road, Duck
Opening for one day only, the Sanderling Resort presents a special 3-course Thanksgiving dinner. Savor a delicious menu featuring a variety of selections from holiday favorites including turkey roulade and homemade pecan pie to seasonal chef specials including potato encrusted salmon and butternut squash and crab bisque. $125 per person. Three seating times are available: 1pm | 3:30pm | 6pm. View the menu and reserve a table here
Waves Market & Deli
26006 NC Hwy 12, Waves
Turkey Day is made easy at Waves Market & Deli! Whole turkey (roasted or smoked) is $4.99 per pound, and they're cooking up delicious sides, including cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing and green bean casserole. Order from their menu by calling 252-987-2352 and pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
The Froggy Dog
40050 Highway 12, Avon
The Froggy Dog will be serving their Thanksgiving menu from 11am-7pm with all scratch-made offerings with local family recipes! Seating is limited and reservations for all family sizes are being taken. Call (252) 995-5550 to reserve a table. Find more information here
Diamond Shoals Restaurant
46843 North Carolina Hwy 12, Buxton
Enjoy turkey or ham with grilled pineapple, as well as traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and homemade dessert. Thanksgiving dinner is from 11:00am to 7:00pm. You can also order from their full menu. Find more information here
TL's Family Restaurant
812 US-64, Manteo
TL's will be serving Thanksgiving lunch from 11am to 3pm. The menu
will consist of turkey & dressing, baked ham, collards, sweet potato casserole, corn on the cob, green beans, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, and deviled eggs, with your choice of dessert.
Reserve your stay today!