Spending Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks is a tradition for so many families. Start a new tradition and dine at one of the amazing, local restaurants for your Thanksgiving dinner! From great local seafood to choice meats, here are all of the Outer Banks restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this 2018 season.


Rooster’s Southern Kitchen is serving up a down home and delicious Thanksgiving Buffet! Featuring items like homemade sweet potato biscuits, hand carved turkey, spiral ham, and much more, this is a buffet you don’t want to miss out on. Rooster’s will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The buffet will be served until 6 PM and the normal menu will be served until 8 PM. The buffet is $26 for all and does not include drink, tax, and tip. 


Located in Duck, The Lifesaving Station serves a 5-course meal on Thanksgiving day for you and your family to enjoy. Featuring dishes like free range turkey breast, seared sea scallops, an apple brown sugar tartlet, and so much more, you can’t go wrong with choosing the Lifesaving Station for your Thanksgiving meal! Meal price is $55 per adult and $25 for children ages 4-12. Call them at (888) 714-3625 to make reservations for you and your group.


Mulligan’s Restaurant is famous for their burgers, but they have a rave-worthy Thanksgiving buffet too! With options like fried local flounder, lump crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and so much more, you’ll gobble til you wobble! Prices are $32 for adults, $26 for seniors, and kids 10 and under $16. For more information and reservations call Mulligan’s at 252-480-2000 or visit the Mulligan’s website.


This family owned and operated restaurant provides the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal. With choices on the buffet ranging from oven roasted turkey to sweet potato crunch, there is sure to be something to suit everyone in your party. Buffet opens at 10:30 AM and ends at 7:00 PM. To view the complete menu, click here. Dish prices are $36 for adults, $18 for children under 12, and children under five eat free! For more information, visit Lone Cedar’s website.


Bringing you classic, Southern, Coastal Cuisine, Owens’ Restaurant is serving a buffet style Thanksgiving Dinner; plus special menu selections! Dishes like Carolina ham, slow roasted prime rib, and pork loin with dried cranberries are available on the buffet. The special menu selections includes half stuffed Maine lobster, prime rib, and Miss “O’s” crab cakes. Prices are $34.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 6-12, and children under 5 eat free. For more information call 252-441-7309 or visit Owen’s website.


Argyles will be serving a buffet style Thanksgiving meal with over 25 different items to choose from! Enjoy slow roasted turkey, prime rib, shrimp Daniel, and more! The buffet will be $31.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under the age of 10.  You can view their menu here and reservations can be made by calling them at (252)-261-7325.


Enjoy stunning soundside views and a wide array of buffet options at Pamlico Jack’s this Thanksgiving. Choose from options like Oysters Rockefeller, smoked rockfish, macaroni and cheese, and roasted turkey. The buffet begins at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 7:00 P.M. Adults are $34.95, senior citizens 65 and up are $25.95, children 12 and under $16.95, and children under 5 eat free. You can call Pamlico Jack’s at (252) 441-2637 x10 any time to request a reservation.