Nov 09, 2021

Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks: Where to Find Your Feast

Gobble ’til You Wobble on the OBX

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Twiddy Marketing

Nov 09, 2021

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. 


thanksgiving on the outer banks

OBX Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Want to visit an OBX restaurant for Thanksgiving 2021? 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, reservations, and COVID precautions. 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. Call ahead or check this list compiled by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. 


NC Coast Grill & Bar
1184 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-8666
Thanksgiving Chef’s Board menuRed Sky Cafe
1197 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-8646
Thanksgiving Bounty menu


1190 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 715-1216


Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar
4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail (milepost 2.5)
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2546



Aqua Restaurant & Spa
1174 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-9700Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe
1623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-5405
Thanksgiving Day Feast menu


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
705 S. Croatan Hwy.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 480-6677


Owens’ Restaurant
7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7309


Kimball’s Kitchen
1623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-5405
Thanksgiving at Kimball’s


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 2021 hours and more information. 


Harris Teeter
601 Currituck Clubhouse Dr. 
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-01535400 N. Croatan Hwy.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-22202012 S. Croatan Hwy.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-9191
Kelly’s Outer Banks Catering
1004 9th Ave.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-4116The Fresh Market
5000 S. Croatan Hwy, Ste. 5000
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 255-5022


Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack
Corolla and Nags Head
(252) 288-0281

NC oysters


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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