Don't feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Have a hungry group coming in to town the day before Thanksgiving? No problem! Here are some of our favorite local Moore County, NC restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving and will be happy to do the cooking (and cleaning up) for you. Now the only thing you need to make are reservations.

Ironwood

Ironwood is known for blending local and international ingredients with traditional Southern flavors, resulting in delicious American cuisine. The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving and is offering a special holiday menu. Diners will be able to choose from five different entrees ranging from traditional Thanksgiving turkey to Scottish Salmon, and the menu features a range of fall soups and salads that complement the main course options. And since no Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, Ironwood will be serving pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake, and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 910-255-0000.

Southern Prime Steakhouse

Southern Prime Steakhouse prides itself serving only the highest quality ingredients, and anyone who has tried one of its steak, chicken, or seafood dishes can attest to the way that the restaurant artfully prepares each of its meals. Southern Prime will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 1:00PM-9:00PM and will feature its Thanksgiving menu. The menu includes a traditional roasted turkey dinner, complete with whipped potatoes, sourdough-sage stuffing, green beans, and vanilla scented cranberry and roasted turkey gravy. For those who want something different, though, the restaurant will also be offering a range of other entrees such as blackened halibut or broiled Australian rack of lamb. They are also offering a selection of flavorful appetizers and salads such as roasted butternut squash bisque and a chopped wedge salad. The restaurant recommends making a reservation by calling 910-693-0123.

Open the Day Before Thanksgiving

Ashten’s

If you’re hoping to celebrate Thanksgiving a day early, you can enjoy “global cuisine from a southern perspective” at Ashten’s. Known for offering a new spin on traditional cuisine, the restaurant also features many ingredients from the surrounding area. Their fall menu is full of savory choices like Ashe County pimento cheese sliders, pecan crusted ahi tuna loin, and grilled butternut squash lasagna. Ashten’s delicious fall desserts are made from scratch with North Carolina dairy products and include options such as local apple and biscuit crumble and orange almond crème brulee. The restaurant will be open on Wednesday the 26th, and reservations can be made online.

195

Also open on Wednesday, 195 is another wonderful option for a delicious meal to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. This American fusion cuisine never fails to impress. In fact, Executive Chef Prem Nath was selected as one of America’s Best Chefs! The restaurant has been working to support local farmers since 1994, and its current menu includes options such as Asian dumplings, organic spinach ravioli with shrimp, and grilled pork chops with organic apple chutney. Reservations for dinner are required and can be made by calling 910-692-7110.



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