Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Staying in our holiday vacation rentals at Ocean Isle Inn over Thanksgiving this year doesn’t have to mean you miss out on a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. There are many outstanding restaurants around Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, that will be serving meals all day long on Thanksgiving. Why not take the day off from cooking and let someone serve you for a change. That alone is worth giving thanks for!

Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Brick Landing Plantation
1882 Goose Creek Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone: 910-754-5540
Website: http://bricklandingcc.com/
Reservations for dinner at the Brick Landing are being taken only through November 22, 2016.

Pogies Waterfront Bar and Grill
14 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone: 910-579-0099
Website: http://pogiesoceanisle.com

The Boundary House Restaurant
1045 River Rd, Calabash, NC
Phone: 910-579-8888
Website: http://boundaryhouserestaurant.com

Causeway Gourmet
1000-7 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone: 910-575-1084
Website: http://causewaygourmet.webs.com/

If you don’t mind a short drive for dinner and you’d treasure the opportunity to explore a new area, why not drive north to Wilmington, NC, or south to Myrtle Beach, SC, where you will find a large number of restaurants open and special events taking place on behalf of the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, why not relax and just enjoy the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Ocean Isle Inn!



North Carolina Festival by the Sea & Rescheduled King Classic Tournament

Every year the popular North Carolina Festival by the Sea is held in Holden Beach beginning with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway. This two-day event begins on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enter the horseshoe tournament or the sandcastle building contest. Here’s the schedule:

North Carolina Festival by the Sea
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. Festival by the Sea Parade (bridge closes at 9:30 and opens back up at 11 a.m.)

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sand Sculpting located across from Jordan Blvd at the Public Beach Access on the beach.

1:30 p.m. Sand Sculpting Judging with winners announced and trophies awarded from the Pavilion/Stage.

3:30 p.m. Children’s Costume Contest at the Pavilion/Stage

6:30 p.m. Street Dance – Bring your chairs and dancing shoes. Free parking and no admission fee.

Sunday, October 30
8 a.m. Worship service with Pastor Johnson of Harvest Fellowship

2 p.m. 3rd Annual Tips and Assets Beauty Pageant. All money raised with be given to local hospice.)

Children will have face painting, huge kites flying overhead, a costume contest, and children’s rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors will be there both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion. Free admission and free parking. Call 910-523-8523 for more info.

We’d also like to mention that the Fall Brawl King Classic Fishing Tournament that was postponed in early October will take place next weekend, October 28-30, 2016, at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Beach. For more information or if you have any questions, please call 910-253-3474.

When you’re ready to secure your accommodations for either of these events, check us out online at Ocean Isle Inn. We have comfortable and affordable accommodations that you’re sure to love.

Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament

For those that love fishing you won’t want to miss the Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament taking place from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. This annual event lasts all day and begins at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach.

Registration and Captain’s Meeting

Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament The Registration and Captain’s Meeting is held on Friday, Oct. 7. Fish one out of two days – either Saturday or Sunday. Declare your intended fish day on your registration form. Alternatively, you have until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 to call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring your fish day. If you fail to declare a fish day in time then Saturday, October 8, will automatically be counted as your fish day. Entry fee is $215 if paid by 10/3/16, or $250 after that date.

Tournament Prizes

You won’t want to miss this event bringing fishermen and their families together for food, fun and fishing. There will be over $35,000 in prize money awarded! The tournament will take place at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Ocean Isle Beach, 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Here’s the rundown of the prizes being given out during the tournament:

• Top 20 heaviest King Mackerel
• Sea Tow Small Boat division, 1st- 500, 2nd – $400, 3rd $300
• First Bank Single Engine division – 1st- $300
• Cy’s World Junior angler division, 1st – 10th $$ payout ** top 3 receive custom Fall Brawl pendant from Silverstar Jewelry
• Ocean Isle Marina Carolyn Black Lady angler division, 1st-10th $$ payout ** top 3 receive custom Fall Brawl pendant from Silverstar Jewelry
• Sportsman’s Choice Marine SPEEDY KING Award. $500 paid to the first King weighed on Saturday and $500 paid to the first King weighed on Sunday. Scales open at 7 a.m. and you can weigh-in and go back fishing as many times as you want.
• Cobia division, 1st-3rd $$ paid in OIFC gift card
• Spanish Mackerel division, 1st-3rd $$ paid in OIFC gift card
• OIFC Family Fishing Awards, ALL teams that weigh ANY tournament eligible species and have a lady, junior AND senior angler on board win a $100 OIFC gift card.
• NBOA Wheel of Fishing. Weigh any eligible species and spin the wheel. If you hit your fish’s weight, you win $100 on the spot and go into drawing for guaranteed $1000.


Fishing Tournament Accommodations in Ocean Isle NC
If you’re in need of affordable accommodations or a comfortable place to stay during the fishing tournament, turn to the Ocean Isle Inn where you will enjoy the spacious queen and king size beds with quilted-top plush mattresses. All rooms have in-room coffee service, a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, cable TV and more. You’ll get to enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast to start your day. After being on the boat fishing all day, enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi spa or heated indoor or outdoor pool. Check our website for special deals and military discounts. If you’d like more information just give Ocean Isle Inn a call at 800-352-5988.

The Fall Brawl is proud to support the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association.

Get Ready to Kayak at the Paddle Festival

Now that you know where to rent kayaks (see our last month’s post if you missed it) you should plan on attending the Sunset Beach Paddle Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This is a free festival that offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. The daylong festival will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. N, Sunset Beach in North Carolina. The event is open to the public.

Kayaks on the BeachThis year’s festival will have an island beach theme. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit and prepare to say "Aloha!" a whole lot. Plenty of vendors will be onsite selling micro beers and food so plan on staying for lunch and an early dinner, too!

Paddling Competitions

There will be kayak and stand-up paddleboard competitions challenging your technical and endurance skills. This year’s festival includes a 9.5 mile Elite SUP and Kayak Race through the Salt Boiler Course and a 5.5 mile Open Category race along the Fox Run Course. There will also be a 1.9 mile social paddle for non-racers and paddling enthusiasts through areas of Fox Creek to Jinks Creek and out to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Festival Activities

There will also be activities for non-paddlers. Don’t miss the Dog Costume Content, Gilligan’s Island Lookalike Contest, Pie Baking Contest and a Limbo Contest. Children will love the games provided for them, too. Gracie the Clown will be there along with a Penny Drop, Pineapple Pitch, Rubber Duck Match-It, and a Tiki Toss.

Live Music

Ashton Stanley, a local favorite, will perform acoustic music from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. Singer and songwriter Randy McQuay along with his Trio will be performing from 3-5 p.m.

Sunset Beach Paddle Festival Schedule

8:00 a.m. – Kayak Fishing Tournament begins
9:00 a.m. – Vendor Booths Open
10:00 a.m. – Children’s Treasure Hunt
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Games Begin
11:00 a.m. – Food & Beer Sales begin
11:00 a.m. – Pie Baking Contest judging begins
11:00 a.m. – Dog Costume Contest begins
12:00 noon – Ashton Stanley performs, Dog Costume and Pie Baking Contest results announced
12:15 p.m. – Limbo Contest begins
1:00 p.m. – Limbo Contest results announced; 9.5 mile Elite Kayak race begins
1:15 p.m. – 9.5 mile Elite SUP race begins
1:30 p.m. – 5.5 mile Open Kayak Race begins
1:45 p.m. – 5.5 mile Open SUP race begins
3:00 p.m. – 1.9 Mile Fun Paddle begins; Randy McQuay Trio performs
3:30 p.m. – Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest begins
4:00 p.m. – Paddle Race, Fishing Tournament, and Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest results announced
5:00 p.m. – End of Paddle Fest

This year’s Sunset Beach Paddle Festival supports Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, Paws-Ability and Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program.

Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle Beach

If you’ve never tried kayaking it’s a water sport you should consider. Vacations are a great time to try new activities and this is one just about anyone can do. It’s peaceful and relaxing. It will also give you a gentle upper body workout, depending on how you paddle and how long you’re out. If you’re experienced in calm water kayaking or white water kayaking you will discover ocean kayaking to be a combination of the two.

You can rent kayaks and go out for an hour or two or for the whole afternoon. It’s a great way to explore the local waterways and inlets if the big ocean is more than you want to tackle. You can put in at Jinks Creek and follow the channel down to Tubbs Inlet. There’s much exploring to be had and if you enjoy nature you’re sure to love kayaking alongside the river banks.

Here are some local businesses where you can rent kayaks and other gear during your stay at Ocean Isle Inn. Stop in to visit them and take a look at what they have available.

Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachSurf Unlimited
17 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-1525
A full service rental shop that offers top quality kayaks, surfboards, bikes and stand up paddleboards for rent. The best equipment is serviced each item each time it is returned assuring you a fun-filled vacation. Sit on top kayaks available by the week or two-week period.
Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachSalty’s Surf Shop
12 E First Street, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-6223
Salty’s has a variety of surf gear and accessories. Their rental fleet includes surfboards, bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas. Check out the rental section online to make reservations.
Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachVacation Equipment Rentals
6741 A Beach Hwy, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 575-2700
The Splash I Kayak is 10’ single person vessel and features a full length keel for straight tracking. The Splash II Kayak is a 12’ tandem kayak. Great for paddling on oceans, lakes, bays, and almost anywhere you find water. Also available are surf boards, boggie boards, paddle boards and an assortment of package deals. Rental periods are anywhere from 1 to 28 days.