Nov 16, 2022

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.

Traditional Thanksgiving and cutting-edge coastal cuisine from 3:30 – 8:00 pm.
1184 Duck Road, Duck, NC (252) 261-8666

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

Homestyle fried chicken and fixings.
1187 Duck Road, Duck, NC (252) 261-1156

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

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


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

Thanksgiving pies

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. Complete meals must be pre-ordered, and there are advanced pre-order deadlines in most cases. See each restaurant or grocery store’s website for November hours and more information. 

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

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

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

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 16, 2022

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