• Friday, November 23rd 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

No need to spend all of Thanksgiving Day in the kitchen if you are staying on Ocracoke Island – the Ocracoke Oyster Company has your southern feast waiting and ready to eat. Now celebrating its 6th year in 2018, the annual Thanksgiving Buffet has become a favorite event for local islanders and visitors alike, and is a great Thanksgiving Day spread that includes all the classic dishes, as well as a few coastally inspired options to enjoy the full flavor of the southern Outer Banks.

The Thanksgiving Buffet lasts throughout the afternoon, and hungry patrons can pop in anytime from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to fill their plates. Though the long roster of fare changes from year to year, expect to find plenty of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the classic and traditional dishes that perfectly pair with the holiday. In addition to the familiar selection of Turkey Day fare, there’s typically a number of local dishes to add a bit of Ocracoke flavor, which can include fresh southern sides and greens, seafood, and of course, shellfish and oysters. With so many options, (as well as plenty of desserts), this annual buffet is a great way to enjoy a big feast with family without sacrificing any beach time.