If the prospect of preparing your Thanksgiving feast feels overwhelming or you just don’t want to do it, there are a number of restaurants in the Wilmington area that will be open and serving dinner for dine in and take out this Thanksgiving. This list of restaurants are open on Thanksgiving, making it convenient for you to savor the holiday without the stress of cooking.
Restaurants offering take out on Thanksgiving
You can now place advance orders at CraftGrown Market on Castle Street for heritage turkey, a variety of holiday breads (including savory and sweet options), and an assortment of Thanksgiving pies such such as pumpkin, apple, pecan, sweet potato, chocolate meringue, and lemon meringue. For more information and specific details, please visit their website.
Pine Valley Market, beloved by locals in Wilmington, is known to have its offerings quickly snapped up. This year’s menu features fully cooked turkeys and turkey breasts, alongside a tempting selection of sides such as sweet potato soufflé, cider-glazed Brussels sprouts, and gluten-free gravy. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with their delectable desserts. For those with smaller gatherings, they offer Thanksgiving plates complete with all the fixings. To explore their offerings further, please visit their website for additional details.
Junction 421 presents their renowned “Turkey to Trot” meal, offering a hassle-free feast designed for four people, available for pickup on November 24th. This delightful package features your choice of turkey or ham, accompanied by a selection of three sides, such as cornbread dressing, autumn salad, and a delectable dessert option like pumpkin crème brûlée. For additional information and specific offerings, please refer to their website.
Cast Iron Kitchen presents a Thanksgiving pre-order menu that allows you to customize your meal. You can select your preferred protein, complemented by a variety of sides, extras, and optional add-ons. Pricing is determined by the size of your group, ranging from two to 14 people. To secure your order, please make sure to place it by November 18th. For more information and specific offerings, visit their website.
Situated near Wrightsville Beach, Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakeshop has unveiled a holiday menu featuring an array of delectable options, including quiches, tea breads, sides, appetizers, desserts, and vegetarian entrees. To secure your order, please ensure it is placed by November 19th, with convenient pickup available on November 23rd. For specific offerings and further information, visit their website.
Allow Panacea Brewing Company to grace your Thanksgiving table with an array of vegan culinary delights. Their offerings encompass enticing entrees like lentil-and-oat loaf paired with homemade gravy, and tofu quiche. Additionally, you can complement your feast with delectable sides such as sweet potato casserole and mac and cheese. Orders are being accepted until November 20th. Further information can be found on their website.
Located in Carolina Beach, SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar offers the convenience of ordering full holiday meals until November 20th, with scheduled pickups available on November 23rd. Each package, designed to satisfy 6-8 guests, comprises a 10–14-pound turkey accompanied by an assortment of sides and extras, including gravy, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. For comprehensive information and specific offerings, please refer to their website.
Restaurants open for dine-in on Thanksgiving
EAST, the restaurant situated within The Blockade Runner, has earned a renowned reputation for crafting exceptional holiday feasts. Their Thanksgiving Grand Buffet menu features a sumptuous array, encompassing a nine-item seafood station, a carving station with prime rib, turkey, pork, and whole fish, and an array of salads, sides, and desserts, thoughtfully including options for both vegans and those with gluten-free dietary preferences. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and you can find comprehensive details on their website.
At the renowned Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Wilmington, you have the choice to either dine in or enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own home this Thanksgiving. Their in-house menu features a variety of options, allowing you to select a starter, savor a turkey-and-stuffing entrée with your preferred side, and conclude your meal with a delightful pumpkin cheesecake dessert. For additional information and specifics, please refer to their website.
PinPoint Restaurant is gearing up for its fifth annual Thanksgiving service, featuring an all-inclusive menu. This special offering encompasses turkey, persimmon-glazed ham, mac and cheese, collard greens, an array of sides, cranberry sauce, gravy, and delectable desserts. Service hours are from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., and you can find comprehensive information on their website.
Steam Restaurant & Bar, with its captivating view of the Cape Fear River, has earned a cherished place among holiday enthusiasts. This year, they will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For further information and specifics, please visit their website.
Secure your reservation at Sweet N Savory Cafe and indulge in a family-style Thanksgiving feast, featuring a lavish spread of approximately 20 dishes, spanning from delectable sides to irresistible desserts. Service hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, you have the option to order Thanksgiving packages designed to feed 6-8 people, perfect for enjoying in the comfort of your own home. For comprehensive information and specific offerings, please consult their website.