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?
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 pudding, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and deviled eggs, with your choice of dessert and drink.
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe
7623 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
Basnight’s Lone Cedar will be serving their 15th Annual Thanksgiving feast from 10:30am to 7:00pm. Adults $41.95 / Under 12 $20.95 / Under 5 FREE. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Call 252-441-5405 to reserve.
7114 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
The Owens family invites you to visit them for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. 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. Adults $28.99 / Kids 12 & under $15.99. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Reservations are required. 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 Adults–$35.99 / Kids 10 & under–$17.99. Add Crablegs –$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 11:30am to 9:00pm. Reservations are available between 11:30 am and 2:00pm. Limited reservations for parties of 10 or more. Captain George’s is also offering a to-go Thanksgiving feast that serves 6 for $139.99. Pre-paid orders are accepted November 1st – 18th, or while quantities last. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
. Call 252-480-6677 to reserve.
1836 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills
Spend Thanksgiving dinner with Jolly Roger and their all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving feast! Carry-out is also available. $34.95 per person from 1:00pm until close. The Thanksgiving menu can be found here
Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet
4117 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet is happy to present its 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 local charities. The buffet is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Call 252-261-4973 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 11:00am to 3:00pm. $47 for adults / $15 for kids 12 & under. Text 252-619-7181 for reservations and find more information here
The Paper Canoe
1564 Duck Road, Duck
The Paper Canoe will be preparing a special Thanksgiving 4-course menu from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Its waterfront setting and gourmet cuisine are sure to provide an excellent dining experience. The 4-course menu will include the classic turkey stuffing and mashed potatoes as well as filet wellington, fish Oscar butternut squash ravioli and more for $85/person. Reservations are recommended. Make a reservation here
or text/call 252-489-7788.
1461 Duck Road, Duck
Opening for one night only, the Sanderling Resort presents a special 3-course Thanksgiving dinner. Savor a delicious menu featuring a variety of selections from holiday favorites including herb-roasted turkey and homemade apple pie to seasonal chef specials including grilled halibut and butternut squash ravioli. Three seating times are available: 1:30pm | 4:30pm (sunset seating) | 7:30pm. View the menu and reserve a table here
The Chicken Coop Country Diner
814 Ocean Trl Building B, Corolla
The Chicken Coop is offering Thanksgiving dinner for both dine-in and carryout. The $20 buffet menu includes oven roasted turkey, hickory smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams, cornbread muffins, and more. Find more information on their Facebook page here
. Call 252-597-3101 to preorder.
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. To-go meals are also being offered; each catering meal comes with enough protein for four people and one quart of each side. View the menu here
and call (252) 995-5550 to reserve.
Diamond Shoals Restaurant
46843 Highway 12, Buxton
Enjoy turkey or ham with grilled pineapple, as well as traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and homemade desserts. Thanksgiving dinner is from 11:00am to 7:00pm. You can also order from their full menu. Find more information here
Reserve your stay today!