Thanksgiving Restaurants on the Outer Banks 2019

Carving out time for with your family and friends is probably the most important thing you can do during the holiday season. Just sit back, relax and let someone else do to cooking for a change. For 2019, there are many restaurants open during Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks.

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Lifesaving Station Restaurant

Known for its ability to accommodate large parties, the Lifesaving Station is a favorite Duck, N.C. restaurant for both locals and vacationers. On Thanksgiving Day enjoy your choice of a starter and salad, an entree, and a dessert. The Thanksgiving Day Menu is served from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. $60.00 for adults, $30.00 for children 4-12.

Argyle's Restaurant

Argyle’s Restaurant

Over 30 items to choose from. Featuring slow roasted fresh Turkey, Grass fed Prime Rib Au Jus, Shrimp Daniel, mashed potatoes, stuffing, assorted vegetables, shrimp bisque, pumpkin soup, butter top rolls, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, gravy, fried oysters, assorted pies, desserts and more. Thanksgiving Martini Specials at $8.00. Adults are $31.95 and Children under 10 are $14.95.

Barefoot Bernie's

Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

For years, each Thanksgiving Barefoot Bernie’s donates 50+ turkeys to families in need. They understand there may be families that are struggling during the holidays. If you know of a family that is in need of a turkey for thanksgiving please contact them! They would love to help! Please contact them before Thursday, Nov 21st. Email: [email protected]


Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Free Traditional Turkey Day Dinner Plate with Tea or Coffee and a Dessert. Asking for Food or Monetary Donations to Support the Beach Food Pantry.

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet will be having a FREE Thanksgiving buffet again this year. If you or anyone you know will be alone this year, please join them at 2pm on Thanksgiving day! They also will be delivering to those who can’t make it out.

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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Fest! Jolly Roger will be start serving their Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00pm.
Traditional Roasted Turkey & Honey Glazed Ham.
She Crab Soup and Surprise Soup
Sides: Mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, traditional dressing, cranberry sauce, fresh homemade rolls, marshmallow candied yams, collard greens, shoe-peg corn, green beans, baby carrots
Desserts: Seasonal Pies and Apple Dumplings

Mako's Beach Grille

Mako’s Beach Grille & Bar

Join Mako’s for a Thanksgiving Dinner with a traditional plated meal. Full menu will also be available. Served from 11:00am till 7:00pm. Call 252-480-1919 for a reservation for your Thanksgiving Buffet Feast! Online reservations.

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant 

Join the Captain for a traditional Thanksgiving fare in addition to crab legs, steamed shrimp, and other seafood items. Thanksgiving Buffet $37.99.

Dirty Dick's Crab House

Dirty Dick’s Crab House

Let Dirty Dick’s prepare a One-Of-A-Kind feast for your holiday table! The best of everything and lots of it! Appetizers, sides, soups and salads, entrees, desserts, and even a Chefs Attended Carving Station.
Dirty Dick’s Crab house is taking orders for Cajun Fried Turkeys and any fixins you may want to go along with it. They sell a bunch of them for Thanksgiving but don’t forget that we they can also do them for Christmas, Christmas parties and New Years. Only need 3 days notice for the turkeys and only do sides for Thanksgiving. Call 252-449-2722 for your Thanksgiving reservation or Cajun Fried Turkey.

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Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille

Join Mulligan’s for a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. Carved turkey, honey baked ham, fried local flounder, shrimp and grits, sweet potato casserole, ginger-chili roasted acorn squash, pumpkin pie and so much more!! The buffet is $32.00 for Adults, $26.00 for Seniors, and $16.00 for Kids 10 and under. Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row will be serving the buffet from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Reservations required 252-480-2000

Pamlico Jack's

Pamlico Jack’s 

Join them for a very special time honored.. Pamlico Jack’s last Thanksgiving. A Thanksgiving Buffet and Oyster Festival. Starting from 10:30am – 7:30pm. Oysters on the Half Shell, Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Mignonette,  Sweet Potato Biscuits. {also available for pre-order} Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner!  252-441-4116 & Online Reservations. Adults $35.00, Seniors $25.00, Children 5-11 $14.00, and Ages 4 & under eat free. Regular menu served all day.

owens restaurant

Owen’s Restaurant

Join Owens’ for their 34th Annual 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet. Serving from noon to 8:00pm Thanksgiving Day. Large and small parties welcome. There will be plenty to choose from under the Grand Buffet Selections, Time Honored Accompaniments, Classic Soups, Outrageous Desserts, and Special Menu Selections during the Thanksgiving Buffet.  Adults $38.95, Children ages 6-12 $19.95, and Under 5 no charge. Now taking reservations 252-441-7309

basnight's lone cedar

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

Now taking reservations for Lone Cedar Cafes Annual Thanksgiving Buffet & scheduling meal package pick-ups. Holiday meal packages available for day-of pick up. Hot & ready for you and your family to enjoy or you can pick-up in advance with heating instructions. Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and let them do the work for you! Call 252-441-5405 for Reservations.

Once you have had your fill of Thanksgiving fare, fight the tryptophan and go explore this beautiful sandbar!! There is plenty to do. You can enjoy and explore any one of our beautiful beaches, venture out on a hike on one of the many trails in the Outer Banks or up Jockeye’s Ridge State Park, the tallest sand dune on the east coast. On Friday, you can get your picture taken with Santa at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and stick around to see the Kites with Lights. Fall is a great time to visit the Outer Banks, we still have so many events and fun activities.

Happy Holidays!!

If your restaurant is not listed here and is serving Thanksgiving, please send information to us [email protected]

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