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Oak Island Trip Planning

Thanksgiving is just a week away, so it’s time to start finalizing those meal plans. If you’re visiting Oak Island and looking for ways to save on prep and clean up in your vacation rental or just want to lean into an easy-going holiday this year, choosing to pass the apron to the talented chefs in the area is the perfect option! We’ve gathered all the details on seven restaurants around Oak Island that are offering delicious homemade Thanksgiving menus to make planning, ordering, or reserving a table a breeze. Check them out below. 

Ports of Call

table set with thanksgiving staples

All orders are $69.00 per person plus tax: optional gratuity.

Takeout should be ordered before 12 pm on 11/22/2023. Pick-up on 11/23/2023, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. No menu substitutions allowed. Call 910-457-4544 to order.

Couples packages as well as family options for 4-6 people are available:

Package for 2 (Turkey)

  • 2 cups of soup or 2 salads
  • Up to 2 pounds of turkey
  • 1 quart of mashed potatoes
  • 1 quart of cornbread stuffing
  • 1 quart of green bean casserole
  • 1 pint of cranberry sauce
  • 1 quart of gravy
  • 2 slices of pie

Package for 2 (Ham)

  • Two cups of soup or 2 salads
  • up to 2 pounds of ham
  • 1 quart of sweet potato casserole
  • 1 quart of creamed spinach
  • 1 pint of demi-glace
  • 2 slices of pie

Family Package for 4-6 (Turkey)

  • 4-6 cups of soup or 4-6 salads
  • Up to 4 pounds of Turkey
  • 2 quarts of medium potatoes
  • 2 quarts of stuffing
  • 2 quarts of green bean casserole
  • 1 quart of cranberry sauce
  • 2 quarts of gravy
  • 4 slices of pie

Family Package for 4-6 (Ham)

  • 4-6 cups of soup or 4-6 salads
  • Up to 4 pounds of ham
  • 2 quarts of sweet potato casserole
  • 2 quarts of creamed spinach
  • 1 quart of demi-glace
  • 4 slices of pie


Dine-in only. $55.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. $17.00 for ages 10 and under. Kids under 4 eat free. Reservations are required.

Let’s Chill:

  • Tropical and domestic fresh fruits of the season - artfully arranged with Grand Marnier fondue and pina colada custard
  • Planked Wedges of Iceberg Lettuce - surrounding mixed American field greens with vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot zest, bacon crisps, croutons, mushrooms, red onions, cheddar-jack, and crumbled blue cheese
  • Our chef's selection of housemaid dressings - Sherbed buttermilk ranch, Danish blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, and honey mustard hey buddy
  • Ensalada Caprese Platter – vine-ripened grape tomatoes with fresh basil, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, cracked pepper, and aged balsamic glaze, homestyle jellied cranberry, granny smith apple salad with pineapple, pecans, and Mandarin oranges
  • Classic Tossed Caesar Station – crisp romaine, shaved romano, herbed croutons, and creamy Caesar dressing
  • German Style Potato Salad – with scallions and peppered hot bacon vinaigrette
  • Poached Whole Sixty South Salmon Display – coupled with poached and marinated butterfly shrimp served chilled with cucumber, lime, and chipotle
  • Mom’s Creamy Cucumber Salad
  • Four Cheese baked Mac & Cheese

Salty Vibes:

  • Chef’s Famous Fried Chicken
  • Slow Roasted & Chef Carved Garlic Herb-Crusted Prime Rib of Beef – cabernet au jus and creamed horseradish
  • Oven Roasted Tom Turkey – chef carved with giblet gravy and cornbread stuffing
  • Whole Smithfield Carved Honey and Pineapple Smoked Ham – lightly cloved and glazed
  • The Freshest Local Fish Available – pan-fried over Lowcountry stone ground grits with creole crab sauce
  • Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg Roasted Sweet Potatoes – with butter and marshmallows
  • Loaded Smash Potatoes – bacon, cheddar, chives, sour cream, horseradish, and roasted garlic loaded!
  • Charbroiled Vegetable Pasta Proline – over sundried tomato, parsley, basil, pesto, with balsamic glaze and olive oil.
  • Slow Braised Cabbage
  • Green Bean, Fava, & Carrot Sauté – with red and yellow peppers

Little Ones:

  • In addition to our Thanksgiving feast, little ones can order these choices: chicken tenders, hamburger, buttered pasta, pb&j, or hot dog with fries or fruit cup.

Sweet Sunsets:

Oki Confections Blitz – a veritable smorgasbord of confections with apple cobbler and trolley stop banana pudding, as well as cakes, pies, and pastries.

Make Your Reservation

Castaway Grill

thanksgiving plate of food on decorated table

$27 per plate. Dine-in or to-go available. Call (910) 579-7788 for reservations or advanced orders.

Menu includes:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli casserole
  • Rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Salad
  • Beverage
  • Choice of cornbread or dinner roll
  • Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie dessert

Shagger Jacks

Orders must be placed by 11/20/2023. Call (910) 933-4103 to order. All items will feed 6-8 people.

Create your own Thanksgiving Meal from the offerings below:

  • Oven-roasted turkey breast $41
  • Spiral sliced ham (8 pounds) $50
  • Our much-loved gouda potatoes $35
  • Homemade mac n’ cheese $30
  • Green beans $28
  • Cornbread stuffing $30
  • Turkey gravy $9 per quart

Desserts: *All made from scratch

  • Our famous coconut cake $30
  • 10” NY style cheesecake $30
  • 10" Oreo cheesecake $35
  • Chocolate chess pie $25
  • Fan favorite key lime pie $20

Oyster Rock

kid in lap of parent at dinner table

Dine-in only. $48.00 per person. $22.00 for ages 12 and under. Reservations are required. Call (910) 579-6875 to reserve your spot. 11 am to 7 pm. *Regular menu will not be served.

Available Appetizers:

  • Boom Boom Shrimp
  • Caesar salad
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Beet Salad - with walnuts, goat cheese, and honey vinaigrette

Prix Fixe Dinner:

  • Choice of Soup:
    • Butternut squash
    • She crab soup
  • Choice of Entrée:
    • 8-ounce filet mignon
    • Stuffed flounder with shrimp and crab stuffing
    • Roast turkey breast and baked ham dinner
  • Sides on all plates:
    • Turkey gravy
    • Idaho mashed potatoes
    • Traditional cornbread stuffing
    • Candied yams
    • Seasoned green beans
    • Cranberry & apple relish
  • Choice of dessert:
    • Pumpkin pie
    • Key Lime pie

Purple Onion Café

All orders are $159.75 and serve 8 people.

Takeout must be ordered before 2 pm, Sunday, 11/19/2023, and picked up during designated pickup time (before noon) on Wednesday, 11/22/2023. To order, call (910) 755-6642 ext. 2.

Menu offerings:

  • Sliced Black Oak Ham or Apple & Rosemary Pork Loin
    • Ham is glazed with honey and brown sugar, then baked and sliced. Sold in 2-pound, 4-pound, and 6-pound increments. Serves 3 people per pound.
    • Pork Loin is served with cider jus. 8-10 servings per pork loin.
  • 4 signature sides
  • 1 dozen assorted rolls
  • 1 cake (cheesecake excluded)

Sides (served in 2-pound containers) serve 6-8 people and include:

  • Broccoli and cheese casserole
  • Brussels sprouts with crumbled bacon
  • Buttermilk mashed red potatoes
  • Country green beans
  • Flame-roasted corn and peppers
  • Green bean casserole
  • Honey-glazed baby carrots
  • Oyster dressing
  • Southern-style cornbread dressing
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Freshly assorted baked rolls by the dozen

Cakes serve 16-20 people and include:

  • Seven-layer cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Coconut cake
  • Death by chocolate cake
  • Dream cake
  • German chocolate cake
  • Oreo cake
  • Red velvet cake
  • Shadow cake
  • Boston cream pie
  • Sundrop pound cake

Boundary House

aerial of thanksgiving table with ham and turkey and all the sides

Dine-in or preorder for take-out is available. $44.00 per person. $22.00 for children aged 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (910) 579-8888. Service will go from 10 am to 7 pm.  

Available Starters:

  • Basket of croissants
  • Firecracker shrimp
  • Crab bites


  • Boundary House Salad

Choice of Entrée:

  • Prime Rib
  • Turkey & Ham


  • Green beans
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Traditional yams
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Traditional stuffing

Choice of Dessert:

  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie

Book Your Oak Island Holiday Home Today

This Thanksgiving, take the work out of the holiday and spend time doing what really matters: making memories with your loved ones. As you plan your Oak Island Thanksgiving vacation, be sure to check out our vacation rentals and book directly with Margaret Rudd. We can’t wait to welcome you home for the holidays to our beloved piece of paradise.