Enjoy the Holidays: Eat Locally!

 In Food & Dining, Holidays, OBX Locals

Dining at one of the Outer Banks’ many authentic restaurants is the perfect way to enjoy the holidays, and a handful of the area’s favorites are open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both! From north to south, here’s a quick preview of what’s happening on the local restaurant scene this weekend.

Sanderling Resort

Kimball’s Kitchen at the Sanderling Resort in Duck is hosting Christmas dinner from 12 to 8 p.m. at Kimball’s Kitchen. The four-course meal is $60 for adults and $25 for children ages 4 to 12. Enjoy everything from Duck confit and shrimp bisque to pan-seared game hen and white chocolate mousse. To view the full menu, visit sandering-resort.com. Reservations are highly recommended. 252.449.6654.


Sanya Sushi Bistro

Located at milepost 4 on U.S. 158 in Kitty Hawk, Sanya Sushi Bistro will be open on Christmas Day. This popular sushi bar restaurant features a delicious hibachi grill with Hibachi shrimp, chicken and lobster and more. 252.261.1946.


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

Captain George’s, located at milepost 8.5 on U.S. 158 in Kill Devil Hills, will be open from 3 to 8:30 pm on Christmas Eve. Treat yourself to Captain George’s famous all-you-can-eat seafood buffet this holiday. The buffet is $32.99 for adults and $17.99 for children ages 5 to 12. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. 252.480.6677.


Thai Room

The Thai Room in Oceanside Plaza at milepost 8.5 on the beach road in Kill Devil Hills will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 am to 10 pm and on Christmas Day from 12 to 9 pm. Enjoy authentic Thai food at this family-owned restaurant.  Reservations are recommended. 252.441.1180.


Mulligan’s Raw Bar and Grille

Located at milepost 13 on the beach road in Nags Head, Mulligan’s will be open Christmas Eve until 6 pm and Christmas Day from 3 to 10 pm. Enjoy southern coastal cuisine and a truly wonderful Outer Banks experience. 252.480.2000.


Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant and Bar

Pamlico Jack’s, located at milepost 15.5 on U.S. 158 in Nags Head, will be hosting a Christmas Eve buffet from 4 to 8 pm. Enjoy a spectacular sunset on the sound, local history and delicious island cuisine. To make reservations, call 252.441.2637.

(If your restaurant is open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and would like to be included in this list, please let us know!)

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