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Outer Banks Thanksgiving Dining Guide


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You and the family have decided to head to Corolla for the week of Thanksgiving. You're ready to explore the beach, relax to the sound of the ocean waves crashing, and get your eat on! While a lot of families enjoy whipping up a turkey day feast fit for a king, some folks like to have someone else do all the cooking and cleaning up.

The Outer Banks Restaurant Guide has put together a list of restaurants serving up Thanksgiving Feasts - most of which include some of the Outer Bank's freshest seafood! Click each restaurant name to see a full Thanksgiving menu. 


Red Sky Cafe­­­

Open 10:30am - 4pm

Cost: $29.95/Adults, 14.95/Children 14 & Under

Please call 252-261-8646 for reservations

Buffet style dinner with fresh soups, salads, and sides, roasted turkey, prime rib, shrimp/grits, classic sides, and much more! 

Lifesaving Station Restaurant

Open Noon - 8pm

Cost: $60/Adults, $30/Children 4-12

Enjoy your choice of a starter and salad, an entree, and if there's room, dessert!

Kitty Hawk 

Argyle’s Restaurant 

Open 11am - 3pm

Cost: $31.95/Adults, $14.95/Children 10 & Under

Over 30 items to choose from! Slow roasted turkey, prime rib au jus, Shrimp Daniel, assorted sides, soups, and desserts. 

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Open 2pm

Serving a FREE Thanksgiving buffet for anyone who is alone or struggling this holiday season. A family style buffet with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole and all the fixings will be provided. 

Kill Devil Hills

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

Open 1pm - 11pm

Dinners include traditional roasted turkey and honey glazed ham with traditional sides and desserts.

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

Open 4pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $37.99/Person

Serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in addition to crab legs, steamed shrimp, and other seafood items. 

Nags Head

Mako's Beach Grille & Bar

Open 11am - 7pm

Please call 252-480-1919 to make a reservation. 

Serving a traditional plated meal. Full menu will also be available. 

Dirty Dick's Crab House

Open 10:30am - 6pm

Cost: $28.99/Adults, $23.99/Seniors, $12.99/Children 10 & Under; $9.99/To-Go or Left Overs (per pound)

Serving a one-of-a-kind feast! Chef's carving station, appetizers, sides, soups and salads, entrees, and desserts. 

Mulligan's Raw Bar & Grille

Open 11am - 6pm

Cost: $32/Adults, $26/Seniors, $16/Children 10 & Under

Reservations are required - Please call 252-480-2000

Serving a dinner buffet with carved turkey, honey baked ham, fried local flounder, shrimp/grits, assorted sides, and desserts. 

Pamlico Jack's

Open 10:30am - 7:30pm

Cost: $35/Adults, $25/Seniors, $14/Children 5 - 11, Free/Ages 4 & Under 

Please call 252-441-4116 for reservations

Serving a Thanksgiving buffet and oyster festival - Oysters on the 1/2 shell, oysters rockefeller, oysters mignonette, plus regular menu served all day. 

Owen's Restaurant

Open Noon - 8pm

Cost: $38.95/Adults, $19.95/Children 6 - 12 

Please call 252-441-7309 for reservations

Buffet style dinner with classic soups/salads, traditional Thanksgiving fare, desserts, and special menu. 

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

Open 10:30am - 7pm

Cost: $36.95/Adults, $18.95/Children 12 & Under

Please call 252-441-5405 for reservations

Serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the sides and fresh local seafood


Visit Corolla Classic Vacation's Area Guide for a full list of dining options, shopping destinations, and activities!