Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and there are a number of local businesses that will be open for folks who need a few last-minute ingredients, as well as folks who want to completely avoid the kitchen altogether. From grocery stores for essential supplies, to restaurants that will be serving up full Thanksgiving feasts, (with absolutely no cooking or clean-up required), here is a round-up of what’s open on Hatteras Island on Turkey Day.
Keep in mind that in addition to these spots that will be open on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of stores, restaurants, and gift shops that might be closed on Thursday, but will be open all Thanksgiving weekend long for some stress-free, Island-style Black Friday shopping.
Hatteras Island Restaurants
Café Pamlico, Buxton
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Café Pamlico is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner with the traditional turkey, as well as a selection of meat and seafood main dishes, starters and sides, and multiple desserts. Reservations are available from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Café Pamlico features indoor and covered outdoor seating. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/pg/CafePamlico/ or call 252-995-4500 for reservations.
The Froggy Dog, Avon
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Froggy Dog is featuring a full Thanksgiving menu with a selection of entrees, sides, and desserts. In addition, the restaurant is offering to-go catering for folks who want to pick up a full Thanksgiving meal to enjoy at home. Limited seating is available from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and for reservations, call The Froggy Dog at 252-995-5550. More information can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/thefroggydog/.
Diamond Shoals Restaurant, Buxton
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Diamond Shoals is featuring its longstanding annual Thanksgiving dinner, and its traditional menu will also be available for folks who prefer seafood to turkey. See https://diamondshoalsrestaurant.com/ for more info and menus.
Good Winds Restaurant, Rodanthe
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Good Winds Restaurant will be offering a feast on Thanksgiving Day! There will be traditional dishes including turkey, stuffing, and green bean casserole, coastal dishes like Oysters Rockefeller, a large selection of desserts, and much more. Adults eat for $32, children 6-12 for $8, and kids under 6 eat for free. To-go orders are also available.
Hatteras Island Grocery Stores
Village Red and White, Hatteras
Open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Village Red and White in Hatteras village has groceries, a stocked deli, and all sorts of last-minute cooking supplies available through Thanksgiving Day.
Frisco Rod and Gun, Frisco
Open 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Frisco Rod and Gun has ample groceries, beverages, and lots of Black Friday sales on all the fishing and sportsman’s equipment you’ll need for a post-Thanksgiving beach trip.
Conner’s Supermarket, Buxton
Open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Conner’s Supermarket features a number of last-minute supplies, groceries, and an extensive selection of beers and wines that you’ll need to finalize your big dinner.
Waves Market & Deli, Waves
Open 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Waves Market & Deli features a large and unique variety of beers, wines, groceries, and scratch-made dinner rolls which are available while they last!
Food Lion, Avon
Open 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Hatteras Island’s only chain grocery store is open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving for last-minute needs.
Lee Robinson General Store, Hatteras
Open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve – Lee Robinson features a variety of groceries, a wide selection of beer and wine, gifts and goodies, and so much more.
Editor’s Note: If you are a local business that will be open on Thanksgiving, let us know and we will be happy to add you to the list! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.