The weather is much cooler, the days are getting shorter, and there are many fewer visitors on Hatteras and Ocracoke.
Many of the islands’ restaurants have already closed and others will be closing shortly.
visiting during the holidays is much more popular with tourists than it
once was. Spending Thanksgiving or Christmas by the ocean when there is
less hustle and bustle is appealing to many.
So if you are
planninga a visit to the islands this holiday season, we have some
information for you if you don’t want to be fixing all of your meals
yourself while you are on vacation.
The Island Free Press sent emails to the islands’ restaurants, asking about their plans for the holidays.
We heard back from some of them and share that information with you.
Pizza and Pasta. Food Lion Plaza Shopping Center. 252-995-3109.
Serving pizza, pasta, calzones, subs, and paninis. In November,
Gidget's will be closed Thanksgiving Day but open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Saturday otherwise. In December, the restaurant is open
Tuesday - Thursday 11-8, Friday and Saturday 11-9. Closed for Christmas
Dec. 24-26 and closed Jan. 1.
Bros Sandwich Shack: Food Lion Plaza. 252-995-9595. Serving burgers, sandwiches, daily specials. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Café Pamlico at The Inn on Pamlico Sound.
252-995-4500. Highway 12 in southern Buxton. Cafe Pamlico is open for
dinner Thursday through Monday at 5 p.m. through Dec. 31. Closed
Christmas Day. Reservations are accepted for dining from 5 until 8 p.m.
and are highly recommended.
The restaurant will be open for
Thanksgiving dinner, with reservations accepted from 3 p.m. until 7
p.m. The Thanksgiving menu can be found on the Facebook page.
The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children. You can also
request your Thanksgiving dinner “to go.” The restaurant staff
will be pleased to prepare your order for pickup.
will also be open on New Year’s Eve for a six-course, prix fixe dinner
with drinks to match each course. Please call for cost and
Highway 12. Although this is not a restaurant, we’ve included it
here because you can purchase a ready-to-heat-and-eat Thanksgiving
dinner with the trimmings. For $49.95, you will get a dinner that will
feed eight to 10 persons. It includes a 10-12 pound fully cooked
roast turkey, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry
relish. You can pick up the dinner at the store on Wednesday or before
noon on Thursday. Call or visit Conner’s at 252-995-5711 to place an
order. Or you can e-mail [email protected]
If you just
want the turkey, you can get it from Crazy Johnny’s. A fresh, hot, and
ready-to-eat 16-pound turkey is $50. Limited number available.
Call 252-996-0711 or e-mail [email protected].
FRISCO Capt'n Rolo's.
Highway 12. 252-995-3663. The restaurant will be open through the end
of December, except closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and
Day. Lunch served from Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 until 8 or 8:30 p.m. Dinner only on
Dinky’s.Highway 12 at Village Marina. 252-995-2020. Open for dinner at 5 p.m.
until 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Nov. 29. This
includes Thanksgiving Day when the restaurant will open at 4 p.m. and
regular menu will be available, as well as a Thanksgiving dinner that
will include a choice of turkey, roast pork, or ham with mashed
potatoes, yams, collards, green bean casserole, gravy, homemade
stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
Highway 12 across from the docks. 252-986-2922. The restaurant is open
through Thanksgiving weekend, but not Thanksgiving day. Breakfast,
daily 6 until 11 a.m. Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2
p.m. Dinner, Thursday - Saturday 5-9 p.m.
Hatteras Sol Deli & Cafe.
Stowe on 12 shops. 252-986-1414. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. through the holidays. Offering ready-to-bake
Thanksgiving sides. Menu for sides is available on the website,
www.hatterassol.com. Order ahead for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Open through Thanksgiving weekend. Serving Thanksgiving dinner buffet
from noon to 4 p.m. Last seating at 3:30 p.m. $23/adults; $13/children
12 and under. Reservations required. Closing Nov. 30.
Open all year. In addition to Sundays, serving brunch Saturdays 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. starting Nov. 22. Serving Thanksgiving dinner and
desserts made from scratch all day Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
plus regular menu. Thanksgiving take-out available.
Open 365 days. Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner starting at
noon. $21.99. Take-out available. Open Christmas. New Year’s Eve
a variety of breads and pies with unrefined flours and sugars for
Thanksgiving: Braided Challah Bread, Artisan Sourdough Bread,
Pumpkin Bread, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie. Please order by
Tuesday, Nov. 25. Orders will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, Nov.
26. For details and pricing call Lauren Strohl at 614.419.9681
Thai Moon. Spencer’s Market. Thanksgiving week open Tuesday and Wednesday; closed Thursday; Open Friday to Sunday. S’MacNally’s: Open weather permitting to end of November.