2020 has been a crazy year to say the least, but one thing that hasn’t changed? Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks! We’ve got our yearly run down of who is serving Thanksgiving dinner and how so you and your family can eat a great meal together and give thanks for being together amidst the craziness of this year! Your 2020 Outer Banks Thanksgiving is about to be the best one yet.

Lone Cedar

Located in Nags Head, Lone Cedar is an Outer Banks staple that is family owned and gives you the best in fresh, local seafood, veggies, and some of the best sweet treats. To view the 2020 menu for Lone Cedar’s Thanksgiving, click here.

Lone Cedar offers dine in or take away Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family this year.

10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Walk-ins & Reservations Allowed

Preorder & Curbside Takeaway Available

Food Options Include: shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, collard greens, corn bread, oven roasted turkey, and sweet potato crunch.


Owens’ is one of the oldest family owned restaurants on the Outer Banks. With over 75 years of experience, Owens’ specializes in high quality seafood, beef, and more. Their prices for main entrees range from $24.95 to $42.95 and their take out curbside ranges from $75 to $135. You can view their whole Thanksgiving menu here.

Owens' is a locally owned restaurant with over 75 years of experience and serving tasty Thanksgiving dinner to go or dine in.

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dine-in or Curbside

Preorder & Curbside Available (must order by 12:00 PM on Wednesday November 25th for takeout)

Food Options Include: Turkey breast and honey ham, herb roasted rockfish, butternut squash bisque, and Kahlua pecan pie.


Mulligan’s is home to southern coastal cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. They have been serving the Outer Banks for over 20 years and their Thanksgiving dinner is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Dinner plates for dine in or to go are $21, family style dinner to go is $70, and additional add ons range anywhere from $2 to $28 depending on what you choose. See their full Thanksgiving menu here.

Mulligans in Nags Head is serving 2020 Outer Banks Thanksgiving dinners for your family to enjoy while dining in or taking it to go.

11 AM to 8:00 PM

Dine-in or Carryout (carryout reserve up to 48 hours in advance)

Food Options Include: Sliced turkey, honey ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cornbread, sweet potato casserole, collard greens, and bread pudding.

Red Sky

Red Sky Cafe in Duck is providing two options for Thanksgiving this year. You can dine in restaurant with a reservation (recommended) or take advantage of their “Gobble to Go” traditional Thanksgiving dinner. To utilize the Gobble to Go, you must order by 5 PM on Tuesday, November 24th. You can see both the Gobble to Go and traditional Thanksgiving dinner menus here.

Red Sky Cafe will be serving dine in or carryout options for your 2020 Outer Banks Thanksgiving dinner.

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on November 26th for dine in

Dine-in or Carryout (order must be placed by 5 PM on Tuesday, November 24th for carryout by calling 843-291-1146)

Food Options Include: Fire roasted turkey, honey mustard Virginia ham, candied sweet potatoes, cornbread sage dressing, mac and cheese, and sweet treats by Holly’s Creative Confections.


Located in Kill Devil Hills, Mako’s is serving traditional plated Thanksgiving meals as well as their regular dinner menu. Pricing is $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, $9.95 for children under 12, and children under 4 eat free. You can view the Thanksgiving menu here.

Mako's restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC is serving 2020 Thanksgiving Dinner on the Outer Banks.

11:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Reservations Accepted by phone or online

Curbside Pick-up Available by calling 252-480-1919

Food Options Include: Roasted turkey, shaved country ham, homemade dressing, candied yams, collard greens, cranberry relish, and pumpkin walnut cream cheese roll.

With so many great options for your 2020 Outer Banks Thanksgiving, you can’t go wrong! So find the perfect vacation home, make arrangements for meals from one of these amazing restaurants, and start counting your blessings because this Thanksgiving is about to one for the books.