Thanksgiving Dish Specials in Wilmington

Wilmington Area Thanksgiving Specials

It’s always fun to enjoy special holiday dishes from local food establishments and many in Wilmington haven’t let us down. Here is a list of specials you may want to try out before they disappear from menus around Thanksgiving. No matter what area of Wilmington you’re in, there’s sure to be options for you to explore.


Block Taco – Turkey Empanada

120 Greenfield St #B, Wilmington, NC 28401

Block Taco serves up two versions of their empanada. One has traditional turkey and cheese and the other has sweet potatoes for a vegan friendly option. Both have cornbread stuffing, roasted corn and poblanos, and fresh herbs.

Cheesesmith – The Leftovers Sandwich

624 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cheesesmith hit a home run with their Leftovers Sandwich, which has smoked turkey breast, muenster cheese, rosemary and sage mayo, cornbread stuffing, potato chips, and cranberry spread sauce with 4 oz of gravy

Beach Bagels – Apple Harvest Sandwich (Also available in 28403, 28412)

130 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Watch it Being Made

This yummy sandwich is available on a bagel or sub roll and features turkey breast, French Brie cheese, spiced pecan apple butter, and baby spinach.

The Half – The Margaret

510 1/2 Red Cross St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Available November 18th thru November 22nd, The Margaret features turkey, house-made cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, stuffing, and gravy mayo on white bread.

Crofton’s Pretzels – Thanksgiving Pretzel

1620 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Looking for something really unique? Crofton’s Thanksgiving Pretzel is stuff with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry butter. It’s worth buying just to see how they get it all in there!


Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn – The Churkeychanga

4002 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

This well-known seasonal feature has turkey, cornbread dressing, and garlic mashed potatoes rolled tight in a flour tortilla. It’s fried and smothered in jalapeño gravy, and served with a side of seasonal cranberry salsa.

Mess Hall – The Smashgiving Burger

2136 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

If you want a meal that hits that area of your stomach you reserve for Thanksgiving, try Mess Hall’s Smashgiving Burger. It’s made with grilled house-ground turkey and stuffing patties, which are topped with fried cheddar-garlic mashed potatoes, herb gravy, collards, and a ,cranberry sauce made with Panacea Brewing’s Triple Berry Ginger Kombucha.

Moe’s Original BBQ – Thanksgiving Sandwich

5818 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

As is tradition, Moe’s will be serving up a Thanksgiving sandwich with smoked turkey, Alabama white sauce, cornbread dressing, and cranberry jelly.

Jax 5th Avenue Deli & Ale – Grandmas Girthy Gobbler

5046 New Centre Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

Jax’s Thanksgiving special features mesquite turkey, herb seasoned stuffing, gravy, Granny Smith apples cranberry relish, and French fried onions on a kaiser roll.

Eternal Sunshine Café – Thanksgiving Benedict

420 Eastwood Rd # 109, Wilmington, NC 28403

Who says you can’t have Thanksgiving for breakfast? Eternal Sunshine Café’s Thanksgiving Benedict includes pumpkin cornbread stuffing, oven pulled turkey, cranberry gel, poached eggs, and gravy hollandaise.


Italian Bistro – Turkey Stromboli

Unit HH, 8211 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411

Italian Bistro’s Turkey Stromboli is stuffed with turkey and mozzarella and served with a side of gravy and cranberry sauce.

Publix – Turkey Cranberry Holiday Sub (Also available in 28412 and part. stores)

7144 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28411

Publix’s seasonal sub includes Boar’s Head® ovengold turkey breast, Boar’s Head® bacon, whole, Italian 5 grain, Boar’s Head® smoked gruyere, mayonnaise, and Publix cranberry orange relish.


Pine Valley Market – The Gobbler Sandwich

3520 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412

The Gobbler is another well-known treat for this time of year. It features a hoagie filled with roasted turkey breast, collards, gravy, dressing, cranberry relish, and roasted garlic aioli.

PrimoHoagies – The Pilgrim

3710 College Rd Unit 113, Wilmington, NC 28412

This hoagies has home style oven roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, served with mayo on a freshly seeded primo roll.

Wilmington Area Thanksgiving Specials

Wilmington Area Thanksgiving Specials

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