One of the most beloved holidays is right around the corner. With less traffic, mild weather and more seashells, this time of year is a favorite to be on the Outer Banks for many. Whether you are a local or just lucky enough to spend your Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks, why not consider leaving the cooking to the pros while you enjoy time with friends and family? The OBX is known for its amazing restaurants, fresh local seafood and diverse cuisine. We have compiled a list of featured restaurants hosting a Thanksgiving feast. Start a new family tradition on the Outer Banks!
ROOSTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN
Open 11am-8pm. A buffet-style meal will be offered choices including homemade sweet potato biscuits, hand carved wood roasted turkey, shrimp and grits, bourbon molasses glazed pork loin and so much more! Serving the buffet until 6pm and the all-day food and bar menu until 8pm. All of the items on buffet is $26. Does not include beverage, tax and gratuity.
CAPTAIN GEORGE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
The captain is in the kitchen this Thanksgiving! Captain Georges will be hosting a traditional style Thanksgiving buffet including crab legs, shrimp, oyster rockefeller, mahi mahi, fried oysters and clams, hush puppies, sweet potatoes and much more! Open 1130am-9pm. Adult buffet is $36.99
MASALA BAY GRILL
Looking to change things up this Thanksgiving? Tired of the traditional Turkey and Stuffing? Masala Bay Grill is the answer for you. Open Thanksgiving day and Chef Suneej will be offering authentic Indian Cuisine where he delicately blends meticulous portions of fragrant, pungent and warm spices from the four corners of the country. Each dish prepared at Masala Bay Grill by Chef Suneej is made just as it would in his own home. Masala Bay Grill is a taste of India with a view of the Outer Banks. Party Trays-Enjoy Masala Bay in the comfort of your home with take-out party trays! To order, call: 252-863-3001
BASNIGHT’S LONE CEDAR CAFE
11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast. It is a buffet style featuring fresh local food including Green Tail Shrimp, Atlantic Sea Scallops, Fried Oysters, baked local catch, jumbo lump crab dip and all the traditional sides. Open Thanksgiving day 10:30 am – 7:00 pm. Adults $36.00; Kids under 12 are $18.00 and under 5 are FREE. Make reservations by calling 252-441-5405
LIFESAVING STATION RESTAURANT AT THE SANDERLING
Feast on a four-course plated meal in the newly renovated Lifesaving Station No. 5. With menu options of Carolina Blue Crab Baked Brie, Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey Rouladen, Seared Sea Scallops, Center-Cut Filet of Certified Angus Beef, Smoked Oysters, ending with Flourless Chocolate Torte, Warm Rustic Apple Brown Sugar Tartlet or Pumpkin Spiced Crème Brulee. Enjoy your Thanksgiving fine dining at its best in one of the Outer Banks’ historic landmarks. Open Thanksgiving day from 12:00–8:00pm. Adults $55; Kids ages 4-12 $25. Call ahead 888.714.3625
Argyles will be offering buffet-style traditional dishes with a twist including over 25 options. You surely will leave this Thanksgiving buffet thankful and full after enjoying Slow Roasted Fresh Turkey, Grass Fed Prime Rib Au Jus, Shrimp Daniel, Bourbon Glazed Carrots, Candied Sweet Potatoes and so much more. Finish your dinner with one of Argyles speciality Spiced Cider Thanksgiving Martinis or Salted Caramel Martini. Open from 11:00am-4:00pm. Adults $31.95; children under 10 are $14.95.
RED SKY CAFE
Chef Wes’ freshly made Thanksgiving buffet is one you won’t want to miss. The buffet at Red Sky will be filled with all of their most popular dishes like Chef Wes’ Wanchese Shrimp and Grits, the famous Artichoke-Asiago Cheese Dip and an array of fresh local oysters and shrimp. The menu will also include Smoked Salmon, Chef Spiced Fire Roasted Tom Turkey, Prime Rib, Mattamuskeet Crab Cakes and so much more. 10:30-4:00pm Adults $27.95; Kids 12 & under $12.95. Reservations are strongly recommended. 252-261-8646
Celebrating their 36th year of serving one of the most extensive Southern Coastal Cuisine Thanksgiving Buffets. The Grand Buffet will feature Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey, Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baked Local Rockfish, Seafood Neopolen with Shrimp and Scallops in a Lobster Hennessy Cream Sauce, Local Oysters and NC Shrimp, Outrageous Desserts, and more—you gotta just see the menu. Open 12–8:30 pm. Adults $37.95, ages 6-12 $18.95, under 5 is FREE
The famous Pamlico Jack’s Thanksgiving Buffet and Oyster Festival. The buffet menu features a great array from Sweet Potato Biscuits, Oyster Rockefeller, Oyster Mignonette, Smoked Rockfish, Baked Honey Glazed Ham, Roast Tom Turkey and Oyster Dressing, Ham Hock Collard Greens, Cornbread Stuffing, Whiskey Bread Pudding are just a few. Open 10:00am-7:00pm. Bottles of wine under $16. Adults $34.95, Seniors $25.95, Children under 12 are $16.95, and kids under five are FREE. Call 252-441-2637 for reservations