A Coastal Thanksgiving

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Online Exclusives, Restaurants

Don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? Try one of these restaurants on the southeast N.C. coast.

It’s time to start making plans for that traditional Thanksgiving dinner with food, family and fellowship. Of course, what is considered “traditional” depends on whether you want to cook everything yourself or whether you want to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. There are several restaurants open in Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties for Thanksgiving, whether you’re thinking brunch, a meal in a taproom or a family-style feast.

Here are a few of the many coastal restaurants where you can enjoy a meal on Thanksgiving Day. All the restaurants listed here either strongly encourage or require reservations, so call them now to confirm your Thanksgiving plans.

Eating Thanksgiving at Restaurant

Pender County

Unwined Wine Bar, Beer & Charcuterie
Featuring live music
114 N. Topsail Drive, Surf City
(910) 541-0095

High Waters Sports Bar and Grill
614 North New River Drive, Surf City
(910) 541-0877

Sugar Island
Open for pies, cakes, etc.
206 N. Topsail Drive, Surf City
(910) 254-1110

Margaritas Mexican Grill & Cantina
204-F N New River Drive, Surf City
(910) 541-0167

Brunswick County

The Boundary House Restaurant
1045 River Road, Calabash
(910) 579-8888

Ports of Call
Prix-Fixe Menu
116 N Howe Street, Southport
(910) 457-4544

Chance’s Steak & Sea
4690 East Coast Lane, Shallotte
(910) 754-8100

Salt 64
6404 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island
(910) 933-1019

New Hanover County

Front Street Brewery
Thanksgiving in the Taproom
9 N. Front Street, Wilmington
(910) 251-1935

Pinpoint Restaurant
114 Market Street, Wilmington
(910) 769-2972

Steam Restaurant & Bar
Thanksgiving Brunch
Embassy Suites – 2nd Floor, 9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington
(910) 726-9226

Sweet and Savory Café
Family-style meal
1611 Pavilion Place, Wilmington
(910) 256-0115

Blockade Runner
Grand Buffet
275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach
(877) 684-8009

Bluewater Waterfront Grill
4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach
(910) 256-8500

Hops Supply Co
5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
(910) 833-8867

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
244 N Water Street, Wilmington
(910) 343-1818

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Pat Fontana

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