Vacationing on Thanksgiving may feel strange since you’re away from home, but the Crystal Coast is the perfect destination. Not only will you be able to get away from the hustle and bustle that comes with the holiday season, but you’ll be amongst the locals who will make you feel right at home. One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is Thanksgiving dinner, and the Crystal Coast is full of delicious restaurants that are open on the holiday, all just moments away from our Crystal Coast vacation rentals in North Carolina.
Read on to discover a few of the Crystal Coast restaurants that will be open this Thanksgiving.
This staple of Morehead City may not be your typical spot for Thanksgiving, but their selections of tapas and other expertly made dishes will be delicious enough to change your mind! Circa 81 is known for bringing local ingredients into their signature dishes, so you can enjoy selections such as seared sesame tuna, shrimp and grits, or seared salmon. You’ll also find a wide selection of soups, salads, and charcuterie. Additionally, they serve a Sunday brunch and have a large kids’ menu and wine list, so everyone in your party will be satisfied.
Circa 81 is located at 4650-C Arendell Street. Please visit their website or contact them by phone or email to confirm Thanksgiving hours.
New Bern is home to The Chelsea, a unique upscale bistro that takes advantage of the old-style charm of the area. Here, you’ll find everything from pasta to salad to seafood and more, all served by friendly staff and prepared by passionate books. The Chelsea is a great stop for a little bit of history, as the restaurant is in a building that was first used by Caleb Bradham, the inventor of Pepsi-Cola. This restaurant offers the perfect combination of quaint and upscale, and whether you visit for lunch or dinner, you’re sure to leave happy!
The Chelsea is located at 335 Middle Street. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 pm.
The Captain’s Table
The Captain’s Table in Morehead City is your destination for fresh seafood served in a down-to-earth atmosphere. This down-home restaurant is full of friendly locals and staff who love introducing tourists to the fresh seafood that North Carolina is famous for. Enjoy offerings like oysters, mussels, and even escargot! You’ll also find more upscale offerings like seafood fettuccine, chicken piccata, and black forest steak. The Captain’s Table offers the perfect blend of fine dining in a welcoming and comfortable establishment.
The Captain’s Table is located at 4109 Arendell Street. They are open daily from 6 a.m. until 8 pm.
4 Corners Diner
4 Corners Diner in Atlantic Beach will take you back in time in their classic diner setting, serving fresh food at incredible prices. Breakfast offerings include classics like eggs, waffles, pancakes, and more, while lunch and dinner offer classic American offerings such as sandwiches, subs, and cheeseburgers. You’ll also find specials like all you can eat fried shrimp!
4 Corners Diner is located at 100 East Fort Macon Road, just moments from your Atlantic Beach rental. They are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 2 pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 6 a.m. until 3 pm.This is just a handful of the delicious restaurants along the Crystal Coast that will be open for Thanksgiving.
Whether you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal or would rather take advantage of the local cuisine, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal with the people you love most. For more information about our vacation rentals in Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and all the cities along the Crystal Coast, contact us today!