Thanksgiving Dinner 2013

Note: All restaurants are in the phone area code 910

The Blockade Runner Resort (275 Waynick Blvd. in Wrightsville Beach) offers a buffet for the holiday 11:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Price is $45 adults, $17 for those under 13, and free for kids 3 and younger. Call 256-2251 for reservations, or for information about hotel packages that include the buffet.

Bluewater Grill (4 Marina St., in Wrightsville Beach) hosts a Thanksgiving buffet 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Price: $24.99 for adults, $11.99 ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Call 256-8500.

Bridge Tender (1414 Airlie Road near Wrightsville Beach) serves a four-course meal with a choice of options, including the chance to upgrade turkey or ham to prime rib for an additional cost.  Price is $22.99 for adults and $12.99 for children from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Details and reservations: 256-4519.

Carolina BBQ is open for the holiday serving their buffet with traditional additions from 11 AM to 6 PM at 2703 N. College Road (392-1955) and 11 AM – 4 PM 1602 S. College Road (799-3464) in Wilmington. Cost is $9.99 (adult), $8.99 (seniors) and $4.99 (ages 3-10).  Drinks extra.

Casey’s Buffet at 5559 Oleander Drive in Wilmington is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Cost is $12.89 (adults), $11.89 (seniors), $6.94 (kids 4-12) and free for those under 4. Drinks are an additional charge. Details: 798-2913.

College Diner (911 S. College Road in Wilmington) is open 24 hours, seven days a week, including on Thanksgiving. In addition to their regular menu, they’ll have a holiday plate with turkey and the trimmings. Details: 793-0991.

Front Street Brewery (9 N. Front St.) is also open and will be serving a holiday plate with the classic components for $7.99 all day. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-midnight. Details: 251-1935.

At Golden Corral, managers say that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest of the year. Locations at 5211 S. College Road (392-7777, open at 10:45 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and 5130 New Centre Dr. (392-1984, open at 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.) are serving turkey and the trimmings, including the traditional casseroles. Cost is $12.99 for adults. At some locations there is also a senior discount. Pricing for children’s meals is tiered.

Henry’s (2508 Independence Blvd. in Wilmington) is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. There’s a full dinner menu all day, as well as several holiday specials such as turkey and roast pork plates. For reservations, call 793-2929.

Hilton Wilmington Riverside (301 N. Water St. in Wilmington) has seatings for the holiday buffet available at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Price is $30.95 (adults), $20.95 (seniors), $9.95 (kids 5-11) and free for those under 5. Call 763-5900 for reservations.

The buffet at the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach (1706 N. Lumina Ave in Wrightsville Beach) is having 2 seatings: 12 noon and 2 PM.  Cost is $38.95 for adults, $12.95 (12-6) and free for 5 and younger. Call 256-2231 for reservations.

Hoplite Pub (720 N. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach) is open at 1 p.m. and will be serving turkey plates. Call 458-4745 for more information.
Oceanic (703 South Lumina Ave. in Wrightsville Beach) is open noon-8 p.m. with a full lunch and dinner menu. There will also be a “giant” turkey plate special available for around $22.  Details and reservations (parties of 6 or more): 256-5551.

The Pilot House in downtown Wilmington (2 Ann St.) is serving a four-course holiday meal that includes appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and dessert for $26.95. Hours are 11a.m. -8 p.m. Call 343-0200 for details and reservations.

Jeanette’s Restaurant at  5040 Market Street; serving traditional meal $9.99; ham, seafood combo, pork tenderloin $9.99.  Serving from noon – 8 PM. Call 799-6300.

The Pub/ Sweet & Savory Café has a few holiday options. There’s a dine-in meal planned at Sweet & Savory (1611 Pavilion Place near Wrightsville Beach, 256-0115), with seatings available from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The meal, with turkey, ham, casseroles, cornbread stuffing, and desserts like Caribbean fudge pie, are served family style. It’s $22 for adults, $13 for kids 4-11 and free for those under 4. Reservations are required. Also, The Pub (2012 Eastwood Road, 679-8101) will serve a Thanksgiving Day brunch from 8 a.m.-noon.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (301 North Water St. in the Hilton Wilmington Riverside) has a regular menu, as well as a three-course Thanksgiving meal available for $38.75 adults, $14.95 for children from noon to 7 p.m. Menu available for a la carte. Details and reservations: 343-1818.

Shell Island Resort (2700 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach) is offering a special Thanksgiving Buffet for all to relish. Enjoy a carving station serving turkey, ham as well as shrimp and grits, a vegetable and fruit station, a variety of entree options ranging from beef tips in a red wine sauce to pecan crusted catfish as well as a special dessert offering of pecan pie, sweet potato pie, carrot cake, brownies and much more. Adults: $35, Children (4-12) $17. 256-8696