Nov 03, 2023

Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks: Where to Find Your Feast

Gobble ’til You Wobble on the OBX

Spending Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks with family is a great way to kick off the holiday season. November weather is generally mild, with highs in the mid-60s, with lows dipping to the 50s at night. It’s possible to have a sunny Thanksgiving Day that is warm enough to spend a good portion of the day relaxing on the beach. In that case, we recommend planning ahead for your Thanksgiving meal. We’ve rounded up our feast recommendations for Thanksgiving on the OBX. Whether you’re looking for dine-in or take-out from a local restaurant, to pick up a complete meal, or enjoy local Outer Banks seafood on Thanksgiving this November, we’ve got you covered.

OBX Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Want to visit an OBX restaurant for Thanksgiving? Several Outer Banks restaurants are open for dine-in or take-out on Thanksgiving. Some will be offering special Thanksgiving menus, many of which are well-known on the Outer Banks among visitors and locals. Visit each restaurant’s website for more information on menus and reservations. If your favorite OBX restaurant isn’t open on Thanksgiving Day, you may be able to enjoy a meal on a different day during the week.

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Red Sky Cafe

Traditional American and Coastal Carolina-inspired Thanksgiving cuisine served buffet-style.
1197 Duck Road, Duck, NC (252) 261-8646

Kimball’s Kitchen

A 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner overlooking the Currituck Sound. Reservations Required.
1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC (844) 360-0615

Jolly Roger

Seafood buffet featuring traditional Thanksgiving food items.
705 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 480-6677

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

All you can eat Thanksgiving Feast starting at 1:00 pm. Reservations accepted.
1836 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252) 441-6530

Owens’ Restaurant

Thanksgiving Dinner available 12:00 – 8:00 pm. Reservations Available.
7114 S. Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC (252) 441-7309

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

Thanksgiving buffet featuring traditional and coastal favorites, from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm. Reservations are available.
7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 (252)441-5405

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Order and Pick Up Complete Thanksgiving Meals 

Take the guesswork out of your feast by pre-ordering a complete Thanksgiving meal that you can simply pick up from a local OBX business. Some meals need to be cooked and others are heat-and-eat. If you’re looking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal with a coastal twist, try a seafood boil. Complete meals must be pre-ordered, and there are advanced pre-order deadlines in most cases. See each business’s website for November hours and more information. 

Kelly’s Outer Banks Catering

1004 9th Ave, Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-4116

The Fresh Market

500 S. Croatan Hwy, Ste 5000, Nags Head, NC (252) 255-5022

Harris Teeter

601 Currituck Clubhouse Dr, Corolla, NC (252) 453-0153
5400 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-2220
2012 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 449-9191

Outer Banks Boil Company

785 Sunset Blvd. D, Corolla, NC (252) 453-6578
3701 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 715-2744

Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack

807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC (252) 453-4423
3919 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC (252) 449-6465

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Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks, Complete with Oysters

Oysters are a great way to add a little bit of the Outer Banks to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and November is prime oyster season. See our comprehensive OBX oyster guide for a list of where to buy oysters on the Outer Banks, as well as some of our favorite ways to prepare and eat them.

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Twiddy & Company

Nov 03, 2023

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