December Food Events in Moore County, NC

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Can you believe that it’s already December?! Say goodbye to 2017 by eating and drinking at your favorite Moore County restaurants and bars!

Here are several fun events happening in the area this month where you can celebrate the holiday season.

December 9: Santa at Pizza Café
Take a break from your holiday shopping or events and grab a bite to eat with Santa at Pizza Cafe!

December 13: Help Pack Bags at Dugan’s Pub
Help stuff 1,150 bags for Back Pack Kids of Moore County at Dugan’s Pub. Each child is getting individual cereals, peanut butter crackers, raisins, apple, orange, holiday pencils, crayons, coloring book, candy canes and candy. This is their 10th year providing extra food, school supplies, and holiday treats for the kids at Christmas.

December 13: Christmas Beer Tasting at The Sly Fox
Enjoy 3 Christmas Beers & 3 Yuletide Bites at The Sly Fox! $20 per person++. Please call for reservations. Seating is Limited.

December 14: The Evolution of Bourbon II – A Bourbon Tasting
The Deuce welcomes bourbon ambassador Jason Bradley back for the second edition of their popular Evolution of Bourbon tasting series. Each of the specialty bourbons will be tasted alone and with a small drink sample alongside deliciously creative “sliders.”

December 15: Steak Night at Pine Crest Inn
Enjoy a special Mid-Holiday Season Steak Night from Chef Lyndel at Pine Crest Inn. Reservations can be made by calling 910-295-6121.

December 16: French Wine Tasting
Try a few select French wines presented by Grapevine. No tasting fee!

December 16: Santa at the Pik-N-Pig
Santa is stopping by the Pik-N-Pig! Make sure to get there early because they had over 600 people show up last year. Bring at least one item to donate to the local community. (Toys for those who might not otherwise receive any, home goods and canned goods.)

December 17: 3rd Annual “Day Drinking for Doggies”
Guest bartender Emily Boles will be donating her tips to Solutions for Animals (a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer-based animal shelter) for the holidays. From pigs, horses, goats, chickens, and dogs, this place is amazing. Stop by from 1pm-7pm on Sunday for cocktails, food, and pet portraits from 1pm – 3pm.

December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Pine Crest Inn
Pine Crest Inn is serving Christmas Eve Dinner, so you can leave the hours of preparation and dirty dishes to them. Make your reservations today by calling 910-295-6121.

December 25: Christmas Dinner at Pine Crest Inn
Pine Crest Inn is also serving Christmas Dinner, so you can leave the hours of preparation and dirty dishes to them two days in a row if you want. Make your reservations today by calling 910-295-6121.


If you have any food events coming up in January that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com or submit using our Contact Box. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

Habaneros Taqueria – Southern Pines, NC

Habaneros Taqueria exterior

Restaurant Name: Habaneros Taqueria
Restaurant Address: 207 W Morganton Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Restaurant Phone:  (910) 246-2496
Restaurant Hours: Monday – Friday: 10AM – 9PM // Saturday: 11AM – 9PM // Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
Restaurant Website: www.yelp.com/biz/haba%C3%B1eros-taqueria-southern-pines-2
Type of Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Mexican, Soup, Sandwiches, Tortas, Sides, Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Steak, Chicken, Seafood

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Carolina Dining Room – Pinehurst, NC

carolina dining room

Restaurant Name: Carolina Dining Room
Restaurant Address: 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Restaurant Phone:  (855) 235-8507
Restaurant Hours: Breakfast: 6:30AM – 10AM // Dinner: 6PM – 9PM
Restaurant Website: www.pinehurst.com/dining/the-carolina-dining-room
Type of Food: Breakfast, Dinner, Beef, Buffet, Seafood, Soup, Salad, Sides, Pasta, Chicken

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The Villager Deli Restaurant – Pinehurst, NC

villager deli pinehurst

Restaurant Name: The Villager Deli Restaurant
Restaurant Address: 6 Chinquapin Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Restaurant Phone:  (910) 295-1005
Restaurant Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:30AM – 2:30PM // Friday – Saturday: 7:30AM – 3PM // Sunday: 9AM – 2PM
Restaurant Website: thevillagerdeli.com
Type of Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Soup, Sandwiches, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Desserts, Sides

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Thanksgiving 2017 Dining in Moore County, NC

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away! If you want to let someone else make the big meal this year, there are several options in Moore County.

From picking up a pre-cooked meal to take to your family (if you want to pretend you made it, we won’t tell!) or dining out, here are a few options that you have for a delicious Thanksgiving meal in the Sandhills.

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Pine Crest Thanksgiving 2017 Take Out

Get your meal to-go at the Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst. Choose from two different package options (depending on the dining needs of your group). They offer free delivery within a 10-mile radius of Pinehurst, but all orders must be placed by Friday, November, 17.

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Pine Crest Inn Thanksgiving 2017 dine in

If you’d prefer to eat at The Pine Crest Inn, they have an option for that too. Their annual Thanksgiving dinner will be held from 11:30AM to 6PM this year, and costs $29 per person. Reservations are required, so call early and claim your spot.

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Ironwood Thanksgiving 2017 menu

Ironwood Cafe will be having their annual Thanksgiving meal on the 23rd as well. The price depends on what your main entrée is, but you can choose between traditional turkey, steak, and seafood. Reservations are highly recommended. Call or reserve your table online.

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Filly Colt Thanksgiving 2017 menu

Filly&Colts at Little River is offering two options for Thanksgiving dining: a grand buffet from 12PM to 6PM or a Dining Room Meal from 2PM to 8PM. Both options offer a wide variety of meal selection choices, but you do have to choose early because reservations are required. You can call to reserve your spot or make your reservation online.

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Elliotts on Linden Thanksgiving 2017

Elliotts on Linden is serving their 3-course family style dinner and dessert bar from 12PM to 6PM. Call and make your reservations early, as the Elliotts on Linden Thanksgiving dinner is a very popular event.

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The Sly Fox Thanksgiving 2017

The Sly Fox Thanksgiving 2017 dinner is also a 3-course dinner and dessert bar from 11:30AM to 5PM. Call and make your reservations early for this dinner as well.

the house of fish thanksgiving 2017

The House of Fish in Aberdeen will also be open on Thanksgiving day and will have a special menu available.


If you know about any other Thanksgiving dinners or to-go meals in Moore County, please let us know in the comments or email us at hello@mooreeats.com.

November Food Events in Moore County, NC

November is always jam-packed with food events. We’ll have two posts about events this month (one for general food events and one for Thanksgiving). This post features the regular food events. Let us know which ones you plan on attending in the comments!

November 4: Learn to Homebrew Day
Come learn to homebrew at Southern Pines Growler Company and see an all-grain batch being made.

November 4: November’s Full Beaver Moon Celebration
Celebrate November’s Full Beaver Moon by indulging in the Super Moon Platter for two or the Super Boil at Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant.

November 11: Veterans Day Pig Roast
Stop by the annual Veterans Day Pig Roast at The Sly Fox. Come out and support Veterans and Active Military.

November 11: Guided Meditation & Vegetarian Pot Luck
Attend a Guided Meditation focused on Calming Emotions followed by a vegetarian pot luck. Please bring a dish to share. Please do not wear any scents.

November 11: Veterans Day Oyster Roast Fundraiser
The First Annual Veteran’s Day Oyster Roast at Southern Pines Brewery will give all proceeds to STOIC, an organization that provides a training program for transitioning Army Special Forces back to everyday life. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 3pm- 8pm. There will be a silent auction, live local music by Bones Fork and Whiskey Pines, and a bouncy house for the kids.

November 12: Chili Cook Off & Freedom 5K Run
Support a local charity and taste over 20 Chili’s from individuals and local restaurants/businesses. There will be 3 categories this year…Restaurant, Backyard (non restaurant business) and Individual.

November 15: Celebrate the Apple by Elliotts on Linden
Celebrate the Apple Chef’s Dinner! 4-Course Dinner showcasing Moore County Apples. Pairing menu available featuring James Creek and Stargazer Ciders. Please call for reservations. Seating is limited.

November 17: Oyster Roast and Downeast Seafood Feast
The Oyster Roast & Down East Seafood Feast sells out every year, so get your tickets early! They bring in Keyzer’s Catering direct from Hyde County on the NC Coast. If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying Mark’s cooking, this is your chance.

November 18: Second Annual 90s Bar Crawl
90s bar crawl with a costume contest at Jefferson – both individual AND group.


If you have a food event coming up in December that you’d like for us to share, email the date, name of the event, and a brief description to hello@mooreeats.com or submit using our Contact Box. (Submissions can be edited for length or consistency.)

The Roast Office – Pinehurst, NC

roast office exterior

Restaurant Name: The Roast Office
Restaurant Address: 95 Cherokee Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Restaurant Phone:  (910) 215-8861
Restaurant Hours: Monday – Saturday: 6:30AM – 5PM // Saturday: 8AM – 4PM
Restaurant Website: www.RoastOfficeCoffee.com/
Type of Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Breakfast Sandwiches, Muffins, Quiche, Cookies

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