Thanksgiving in Boone

Find a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal at these Area Restaurants

The holidays are somehow a little more special in a cozy mountain cabin or hotel. It's the perfect time of year to start a new or continue an old family tradition with a visit to a Choose and Cut Tree Farm and a head start on holiday shopping. Drive to a jaw-dropping Appalachian Mountain overlook with a chance for a flurry of snow. Take all the stress off of cooking for the holiday and pre-order a meal or make a reservation at one of the following High Country restaurants. 


Dine-In Options:


Dan'l Boone Inn

130 Hardin St, Boone | (828) 264-8657

Hours are 11 am - 9 pm. Family Style Thanksgiving menu. Reservations are only available for groups of 15 or more.

The Gamekeeper

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone | (828) 963-7400

Reservation-only ticketed event. Four-course plated meal with seatings at 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm, and 7:30 pm. Adults - $110, Children (12 and under) - $55

Cracker Barrel

1601 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone | (828) 264-4425

Walk-in Only. To-Go Thanksgiving dinners are also available at this link

Timberlakes Restaurant at Chetola

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock | (828) 295-5505

Four-course plated meal by reservation only. Reservations will open on October 31st to the public. Family Style curbside to-go options are also available. More details on their website.

El Rincon

870 Main St. Blowing Rock | (828) 414-9784

Walk-in only. Traditional Thanksgiving menu & Mexican menu is available. Open from 11 am to 8 pm.

Sorrento's Italian Bistro

140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk | (828) 898-5214

Thanksgiving hours are 11 am - 3 pm, serving pizza & boneless wings. A limited Thanksgiving menu will be served at 3 pm, last seating is at 8:30 pm. Reservations are recommended. 

Stonewalls Restaurant

344 Shawneehaw Ave S. Banner Elk | (828) 898-5550

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner served from 12 pm - 7 pm. Call (828) 898-5550 for reservations.


Take Out Thanksgiving Meal Products:


Reid's Cafe

4004 NC-105 Unit 8, Sugar Mountain | (828) 898-9200

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner take-out. Pre-order only (by November 18th) at this link. 

Be Natural Market

273 Boone Heights Dr, Boone | (828) 262-5592

Fresh free-range, organic Turkeys are available for preorder and pick up the week of Thanksgiving. Dependent on availability. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Earth Fare

178 W King St, Boone | (828) 528-4226

Open from about 9 am to about 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Find natural, organic, and health-conscious ingredients for a wholesome meal. 

Stick Boy Bread Company

345 Hardin St. Boone | (828) 268-9900

Pre-order freshly baked pies and breads for pickup on November 23rd. Order by November 14th at noon. Closed November 24th & 25th. 


182 Howard St. Boone | (828) 865-3030

Pick up locally-made fruit pies from Sweetwater Kitchen to complete your Thanksgiving meal. Traditional and Gluten-Free! Closed Thanksgiving Day.

High Country Food Hub

252 Poplar Grove Rd. Boone | Order online - pickup Wednesday, November 23rd.

Shop for local ingredients, pre-prepared food, beverages, desserts, and more. Order Thursday through Monday, then pickup on Wednesday. Orders for Thanksgiving week will close on November 21st. 


Open, without a Holiday Menu:


Mint Indian Cuisine 

203 Boone Heights Dr, Boone | (828) 386-1441

Open from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm.

China Wok

205A New Market Centre, Boone | (828) 263-0588

Opening at 12 pm.



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