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21 Delicious Options for Thanksgiving Dinner in Wilmington NC!

Thanksgiving Dinner in Wilmington NC

Thanksgiving Dinner in Wilmington NC

Below is a guide to give you some stress free options to enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner in Wilmington NC! Here you will find restaurants in and around the area that will be open for Thanksgiving either for dine-in or take-out. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to make the holiday a little more easy to manage. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Take-Out Dinner

The Green House: The Green House Restaurant is located near Mayfaire Town Center and Wrightsville Beach. It has become the go to restaurant in Wilmington for customers looking for a business that appreciates sustainability and fine dining with fresh, local ingredients. The Green House Website

Pine Valley Market: Located in the heart of Wilmington, Pine Valley is a popular business for incredible lunch specials, catering options (they catered my wedding!), and gourmet prepared meals. It’s a wonderful spot for food enthusiasts and busy families alike! Pine Valley Market Website

Salt & Charm: Nestled in the Cargo District of Wilmington you will find Salt & Charm. This business focuses on meal prep, private chef services, and private events. The food captivates coastal charm with every bite telling a story of the region’s culinary richness. Salt & Charm Website

Cast Iron Kitchen: This restaurant is located near Porters Neck. It is a wonderful option for breakfast, brunch, and catering! From fluffy biscuits to hearty brunch fare, each dish is a celebration of home cooked goodness. Cast Iron Kitchen Website

Spoonfed: Spoonfed is a Kitchen & Bake shop that can be found just before the bridge to get onto Wrightsville Beach. I personally love this place for breakfast, however, it is a great option for catering as well.  Spoonfed Website

Three10: This restaurant is located in the Historic Brooklyn Arts District and is an amazing option for modern southern seafood. Every element of Three10 reflects a commitment to excellence. Three 10 Website

Savor Southern Kitchen: Savor is off of Carolina Beach Rd. near Riverlights. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere that has breakfast and lunch options that focuses both on classic comfort dishes as well as contemporary culinary creations. Savor Southern Kitchen Website

Biggers Market: Located off of Market St., Biggers Market offers local produce, culinary treasures, and other goods. It’s a great spot for local events and live music. Biggers Market Website

Seaview Crab Company Kitchen: This restaurant is a seafood lover’s paradise. From crab dishes to perfectly grilled fish, each plate is a celebration of the region’s coastal bounty. Seaview Crab Company Kitchen Website

8207 NOMA: Located in Porters Neck (and a new location at Wrightsville Beach), 8207 NOMA offers gourmet foods to go. It boasts an innovative menu that promises tastes that will go beyond expectations. 8207 NOMA Website

Salita Pizza: This delicious pizza option has a walk-up window within the cargo district. The inviting aroma of freshly baked crust mixed with the perfect blend of toppings create an experience that captures the essence of classic Italian flavors. Salita Pizza Website

Junction 421: Serving American comfort food made from scratch. Junction 421 is located in Monkey Junction. Junction 421 Website

Dine-In Dinner

Bridge Tender: Situated right on the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Bridge Tender offers a menu that seamlessly blends coastal favorites and innovative creations. Bridge Tender Thanksgiving Menu

Oceanic: Sitting right on the Atlantic ocean, the Oceanic provides gorgeous panoramic views while you get to enjoy expertly crafted dishes that provide a delicious taste of the sea. Oceanic Thanksgiving Menu

Steam Restaurant & Bar: This restaurant overlooks the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington. It is an American-Cuisine themed restaurant featuring menus with Southern flair and local sourced ingredients. Steam Restaurant & Bar Website

The Pilot House: Also overlooking the Cape Fear River, the Pilot House offers classic seafood dishes while allowing you to appreciate Wilmington’s rich maritime heritage. The Pilot House Website

Henry’s: Henry’s is located off Shipyard Blvd in the heart of Wilmington. They use NC grown, caught and crafted foods to serve their guests fresh and flavorful appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Henry’s Thanksgiving Menu

Ciana Ristorante Italiano: Located off of New Centre Dr. near Target, Ciana’s food is scratch-made and inspired by traditional Italian dishes made with love. Ciana Ristorante Italiano Website

Bluewater Waterfront Grill: From its expansive outdoor deck, Bluewater has breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Wrightsville Beach Marina. A solid place to experience coastal dining. Bluewater’s Thanksgiving Menu

PinPoint: This restaurant can be found in downtown Wilmington. From artfully prepared seafood to locally sourced produce, PinPoint offers a dining experience that captures the essence of Wilmington’s culinary sophistication. PinPoint’s Thanksgiving Menu

Front Street Brewery: Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Front Street Brewery combines a rich selection of house-brewed beers and a diverse menu that caters to every palate. Front Street Brewery’s Website

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving!

I hope you and your loved ones have a great Thanksgiving! I am thankful to live in a place that offers a variety of options to compliment our Thanksgiving needs.

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