Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner on the Outer Banks

November 7, 2017

The temperature may be hovering in the low 70’s here but Thanksgiving is still right around the corner. This is one of our favorite times to be on the Outer Banks; there’s less traffic, milder weather, and more seashells. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the family can be stressful, however, and the last thing you should be feeling on the beach is stressed. You’re in luck though because these Outer Banks restaurants will do the hard part for you. Just don’t forget to bring an empty stomach, you’re sure to want seconds from these spots.

J.J. Brewbaker’s

One of the newest restaurants on the Outer Banks after opening earlier this year, J.J. Brewbaker’s is offering an absolute smorgasbord for their Thanksgiving buffet. With more than 60 dishes ranging from fettuccine alfredo to blackened yellowfin tuna, there’s something for even the pickiest eater in your family. If you haven’t had a chance to try J.J. Brewbaker’s, Thanksgiving is a perfect time. Find out more about their buffet here.

Mulligan’s Grille

Just across from the southern end of Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the vibrant yellow Mulligan’s Grille. While their burgers and seafood typically steal the spotlight, Mulligan’s Grille is planning a mouth-watering Thanksgiving feast. Their Thanksgiving buffet will include an array of the typical Thanksgiving offerings while also adding a coastal twist with clam chowder, lump crab cakes, and oyster stuffing. You can find more details here.

Argyles Restaurant

If you’re looking for a classic Thanksgiving meal, look no further than Argyles in Kitty Hawk. Known for their beautifully plated entrees, Argyles is offering traditional dishes with a twist, including sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, cranberry orange relish, and New England herb stuffing. And they haven’t stopped at just pumpkin and apple pie, either, with desserts such as a “Chocolate Grand Marnier Torte” and blueberry cobbler. See more details here.

Coastal Provisions

Don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner but still want to enjoy the comfort of your Outer Banks vacation rental? Coastal Provisions has the answer—oven-ready turkeys and hams. All you have to do is set the timer and sit back and relax. They also have all the trimmings for an Outer Banks Thanksgiving like stuffing, southern style sweet potatoes, and mini crab cakes. Just pick up your order on Tuesday or Wednesday and you’re ready to savor a delightful Thanksgiving dinner. More details about their menu options here.

If you’re not in a food coma after feasting from one of these places, get some Christmas shopping done on Black Friday or burning off all those slices of pumpkin pie by exploring the Outer Banks’ hidden treasures.