Photo by Village Red and White.

Thanksgiving is just a week away, and there are a number of local businesses that will be open for cooks who need a few last-minute ingredients, as well as folks who want to completely avoid the kitchen altogether.

From grocery stores for essential supplies, to restaurants that will be serving up full Thanksgiving feasts, (with absolutely no cooking or clean-up required), here is a round-up of what’s open on Hatteras Island on Turkey Day.

Keep in mind that in addition to these spots that will be open on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of stores, restaurants, and gift shops that might be closed on Thursday, but will be open all Thanksgiving weekend long for some stress-free and Island-style Black Friday shopping.

Editor’s Note: If you are a local business that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, please let us know and we will be happy to add you to the list! Email us at [email protected].

Hatteras Island Restaurants

Café Pamlico, Buxton
Thanksgiving Dinner
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Café Pamlico is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner with the traditional turkey, as well as a selection of meat and seafood main dishes, starters and sides, and multiple desserts. Reservations are available from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Café Pamlico features indoor and covered outdoor seating. For more information, see or call 252-995-4500 for reservations.

The Froggy Dog, Avon
Thanksgiving Dinner
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Froggy Dog is featuring a full Thanksgiving menu with a scatch-made selection of entrees, sides, and desserts.  Limited seating is available for families of all sizes from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and reservations are highly encouraged as this event tends to sell out. For reservations, call The Froggy Dog at 252-995-5550. More information can be found online at

Diamond Shoals Restaurant, Buxton
Thanksgiving Dinner
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Diamond Shoals is featuring its longstanding annual Thanksgiving dinner, and its traditional menu will also be available for folks who prefer seafood to turkey. See for more info and menus.

Muffins and Scones, Avon
Breakfast and Baked Goods
6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Muffins and Scones in Avon in featuring a range of breakfast items and homemade desserts before the big feast, including breakfast sandwiches, pies, cakes, breads, and more holiday goodies. Visit for more info.

Hatteras Island Grocery Stores

Photo by Conner’s Supermarket

Village Red and White, Hatteras
Open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
– Village Red and White in Hatteras village has groceries, a stocked deli, and all sorts of last-minute cooking supplies available through Thanksgiving Day.

Frisco Rod and Gun, Frisco
Open 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving
– Frisco Rod and Gun has ample groceries, beverages, and lots of Black Friday sales on all the fishing and sportsman’s equipment you’ll need for a post-Thanksgiving beach trip.

Conner’s Supermarket, Buxton 
Open 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Conner’s Supermarket features a number of last-minute supplies, groceries, and an extensive selection of beers and wines that you’ll need to finalize your big dinner, as well as heat-and-eat Thanksgiving options that can be pre-ordered in advance.

Waves Market & Deli, Waves
Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Waves Market & Deli features a large and unique variety of beers, wines, groceries, and scratch-made sides which are available while they last.

Sunrise Seafood Market, Avon
Open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Sunrise Seafood Market is open all Thanksgiving week from 11-5, (except Thanksgiving when they are open until 3:00 p.m.), and folks can pre-order their favorite seafood selections in person, and in advance. The market features snow crab legs, local shrimp and scallops, fresh N.C. jumbo lump crab meat, local oysters, and more tempting options that add a little local flavor to a Thanksgiving feast.

Food Lion, Avon 
Open 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Hatteras Island’s only chain grocery store is open until 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving for last-minute needs.

Photo by Conner’s Supermarket

Island Convenience, Rodanthe
Open 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving – This convenience and variety store features a selection of groceries, drinks, and other supplies.

Dollar General, Buxton 
Open 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving –This variety store offers an array of last-minute supplies and goods.

Lee Robinson General Store, Hatteras
Open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve – Lee Robinson features a variety of groceries, a wide selection of beer and wine, and gifts. A wine-tasting event will also be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.


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