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Plan Your 2023 Thanksgiving With Us!

Catering, dining out, pick up orders and activities for Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday are here!

Plans are happening around the table and on the go, with friends and families planning for Thanksgiving Day and Small Business Saturday. The Southern Ocean Chamber shares the voice of the business community online, through broadcasts and on digital platforms that help residents, second home owners and visitors make the most of this bountiful season.  With Thanksgiving fall early this year, happening Thursday,  November 23, the go to question for dining, catering and bakery orders are top of mind.  

Get your 2023 plans started, with some top suggestions:


The Engleside - Book your dinner reservation now. Seating from 2pm - 7pm on November 23 

The Gables - Join us for an experience of Traditional Thanksgiving Classics or choose from offerings including beef, fish, pork or vegetarian. We feature a variety of exquisite holiday desserts as you celebrate with us. 

The Waterfront - Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving at The Waterfront . We will open at 12pm and have our last seating at 6pm


Cuisine on the Green - Thanksgiving meals to go prepared by the culinary students at Cuisine on the Green. Each meal will include: Sliced Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans almondine, rolls & a pie. Will feed a family of four for $125+ tax. Available for pick up on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (until supplies last). Please reserve your meal by November 17, 2023 by calling 609-296-2137 or emailing Prepayment is required.

Ott’s Good Earth Garden – Thanksgiving To-Go. Place your order for the holiday. Food will be available for pickup the day before Thanksgiving, all items will be prepared to be reheated on Thanksgiving Day. Order here

Pinto’s Porch – Don’t get stuck cooking and cleaning in the kitchen all day when you should be enjoying time with friends and family. Let us do the cooking for you! Call to place your order 609-242-5418 Click for catering menu

QC Market & Kitchen - Planning to host a holiday meal? Let us do the cooking. Full meal, Main dish only and Side dish only packages available. Full service staff available to help with cleaning and serving your guests. Call 609-342-0116 today

Sassafras Hill Farm – Order your Thanksgiving turkeys by Tuesday, October 31st. Click here for additional details.

The Waterfront - Order catering style food on Thanksgiving for pickup or delivery! Place your orders by Sunday, November 19th! Click for catering menu


A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room –

Anna Banana – Taking orders for pies this holiday season. Cutoff is 11/19 by 2pm. Visit the website to place your preorder

Smallcakes LBI – Smallcakes, Cakes, Mini Cupcakes, Giant Cupcakes, Ice Cream Cakes, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes and more available for your Thanksgiving dessert table. Visit or call 609-342-0412 to order.

Also remember that Shop Small Saturday is happening throughout our region, save room on the calendar for Thanksgiving Weekend Events:

November 24th – Friday: Barnegat Light’s  Santa’s Arrival & Christmas Tree Lighting- 6:30PM- Santa arrives at the 10th Street Boat Ramp, then proceeds to the old Borough Hall, West 10th St., via fire truck for the lighting of the “Borough Christmas Tree” and singing carols. Then children can visit with Santa & have refreshments at the First Aid Squad building, 609-494-9196

Small Business Saturday is November 25 from 10am - 4:00pm
Food and Drink available for purchase Small Business Saturday on November 25 celebrates LBIF’s Holiday Market with food and fun for all! Come socialize and shop small, shop local! We will showcase handmade work in all mediums and price points. From amazing clothing and jewelry to ceramics, paintings, home décor and more!

November 25th – Saturday: Santa’s Viking Christmas Village- 10:00AM – 4:00PM- Live music, local artists & crafters. Shops will be open 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Santa arrives by fire truck at 1:00 and will be available for visits and pictures (bring your own camera)

November 24, 25 & 26  or December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13thTuckerton Seaport hosts Special Winter Holiday themed boat rides along the Tuckerton Creek. Enjoy this narrated tour down the Tuckerton Creek. Listen to guides talk about holiday traditions both past and present and maybe even see some Christmas lights out on the bay. Bring your hot cocoa and blankets since it might get chilly out on the water! Limited Tickets are available 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm cruises tickets on

November 25- LBI Historical Association Elves Workshop An annual tradition for kids of all ages. Come create one item or several, the choice is yours. Shop for your holiday gift items during our Red and Green Sale in the Gift Shop. An afternoon filled with fun and treats

November 25- Terrace Tavern Holiday Pop UP Shop, Gift Card Buying Bonus and Kick the Keg Party 

November 25-  Joe Pop's Shore Bar & Restaurant presents Tequila and Bourbon Tasting with small plate pairings  Pick from premium brands of tequila or bourbon while enjoying chef Paul's creations to compliment your choices. Reservations are not required but are recommended. please Email to reserve your table or spot at the bar beginning 4pm 

Live Holiday Performances

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November 25 – The Gambler Returns 7:30-10pm  Ultimate Kenny Rogers Show. Country artist Alan Turner brings heartfelt performances, gift for storytelling and distinctive voice are all on full display in this honoring recreation of Kenny's  LIVE performances.

Experience the music of GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Kenny Rogers with original country artist Alan Turner. A musical experience that spans over six decades of hit after hit song!

STAC  Performances:

·         Atlantic City Ballet It’s a Shore Holiday Nov 26 3pm

Lizzie Rose Music Room 

Dec 1 Rock This Town 730pm A Tribute to Brian Setzer Orchestra - Purchase tickets online