Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style Downtown

Posted Nov 22nd, 2019 in Weekend Wish List

This is the time of year to be thankful for many things. It is also a time to gather with friends and family while enjoying good food. Downtown Wilmington has around 100 eateries offering an abundance of fabulous foods.

Some restaurant owners choose to take a break and spend time with their own families at Thanksgiving; others put together special menus for those who want to enjoy the feast without the cooking and the washing up. If you prefer a stress-free celebration, check out some of the available options downtown.

Front Street Brewery has built an annual tradition of hosting an all-day celebration where you can visit anytime from 11:30 a.m. until midnight and enjoy a turkey plate for just $8.99. The full regular menu and kids’ menu will also be available.

If this ignites your holiday spirit, then pop back the day after thanksgiving for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Ale release.

FSB Special Event Details

The Pilot House opens at 11:00 a.m. to serve a fixed price Thanksgiving meal with a choice of soup, salad, entrée with three sides and dessert. At only $30 for adults and $15 for children, this is great value. Dine inside or out and the river view is free! Call to place a reservation now.

Pilot House Special Event Details

You may already know Pour Taproom is the perfect place to go for an extensive selection of wines and beers, but did you know they also serve some delicious food too? If you just want some light bites, they have a great special next week (Nov. 25-29). For dine-in only, buy one, get one menu item with the purchase of a menu option of equal or greater value up to $10.

Pour Taproom Special Details

Manna is a delightful spot for fine dining year-round; however, they close for Thanksgiving. To make up for it, they are hosting a special cocktail event, "Barrels, Batches & Booze" and Wednesday is also "winesday" at the bar. 

Manna Special Details

PinPoint Restaurant is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. Two seating times are available at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This delicious meal costs $60 per person and includes free-range turkey and PinPoint’s signature stuffing.

Seating is limited so book early to reserve your table.

PinPoint Special Event Details


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving at their house at Hotel Ballast. Not only can you get a three-course dinner for $42.95 ($15.95 for kids), you can also purchase sides-to-go starting at $34.95. Dinner is served from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and reservations are encouraged.

Ruth's Chris Special Event Details


With just a few seats left, Steam Restaurant is once again hosting a Thanksgiving Extravaganza from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On the second floor of Embassy Suites by Hilton, this classy restaurant gives diners fabulous food and great views across the river. Turkey and all the trimmings are being served for just $42 per adult ($16 for under 12’s and $6 for under 5’s). 

Other options are available besides turkey and the menu boasts an abundance of local and sweet indulgences to round off your meal.

Steam Special Event Details

These Thanksgiving specials will be popular, so call ahead to make your reservation and enjoy!

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Front Street Brewery
9 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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123 Princess St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Pilot House Restaurant
2 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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PinPoint Restaurant
114 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Ruth's Chris Steak House
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Steam Restaurant and Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401

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