Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and there are a number of local businesses that will be open for islanders 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 and island-style Black Friday shopping.
Hatteras Island Grocery Stores
Village Red & White, Hatteras
Open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Village Red & White in Hatteras village has groceries, a stocked deli, and all sorts of last-minute cooking supplies available through Thanksgiving Day.
Harbor House Seafood Market, Hatteras
Open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Harbor House Seafood Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a tempting supply of shrimp, oysters, clams, scallops, lobster tails, crab legs, and more.
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.
Red Drum Food Mart, Buxton
Open 6:00 a.m. – midnight on Thanksgiving
The Red Drum Food Mart has a number of essentials, including groceries, fishing gear & bait, ice, beer and wine, soft drinks, and much more.
Dollar General, Buxton
Open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Chain variety store with groceries, household products, beach supplies, and more.
Waves Market & Deli, Waves
Open 9:00 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 9:00 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.
Hatteras Island Restaurants
Café Pamlico, Buxton
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 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 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Café Pamlico features indoor and covered outdoor seating. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/CafePamlico or call 252-995-4500 for reservations.
The Froggy Dog, Avon
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 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, 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
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Good Winds Restaurant will be offering a feast on Thanksgiving Day, which includes traditional dishes such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & giblet gravy, macaroni and cheese, country-style sweet potatoes, pies, and much more, as well as their traditional menu. To reserve a seat, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/goodwindsrestaurant.
Duck Donuts, Avon
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Duck Donuts will be open for coffee, donuts, and other goodies at several Outer Banks locations on Thanksgiving morning, including Avon, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Duck.
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.