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Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

Places to Eat
Island dining can be as casual or chic as you choose. From home-style southern breakfasts to fine dining with international flair, Ocracoke is proud of our collection of unique and passionate chefs. 

Ask about the Catch of the Day! Ocracoke's working watermen supply our restaurants daily with the bounty from their nets and pots – fish, shrimp, clams, and crabs. Local chefs use traditional and creative recipes to showcase our fine fresh-caught seafood. 

Not a seafood lover? Enjoy the best burgers, sandwiches, baked goods, gourmet treats, prime rib, BBQ, pizza, pasta.... Ocracoke has it all. 

You can eat indoors or out, on a screened porch tucked under the trees, or at the water's edge. Carry-outs make mealtime quick and easy while you're out and about in the village. And even our finest eateries offer their menu items to-go, so you can picnic on the beach or relax back at your own hotel or cottage. 

And don't forget dessert! Ocracoke fig cake is the local delicacy to try, and ending the day with a stroll through the village to get ice cream just can't be beat. 
Back Porch Lunchbox, E-5, Fast, good, to go; sandwiches, ice cream, smoothies

Back Porch Restaurant, E-5, Extensive menu featuring fresh local seafood, steaks, chicken, duck, desserts & breads all house prepared, extensive wine list, cocktails, indoor A/C or screened porch dining, something for everyone! 928-6401

Dajio, E-3, Local and “Farm to Table” dining w/ a contemporary twist. Serving from 8am until 9pm & late night bar. Visit our new wood fired brick oven flat bread pizza and our shrimp hour. We are in the “Heart of the Village”. www.dajiorestaurant.com 928-7119

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli, E-7, Homemade: breakfast & lunch, sandwiches, salads, baked goods & fudge, asst. coffee drinks, ice cream. Take-Out Available 928-3481

Flying Melon, E-5, New location at 181 Back Road. Fresh local seafood, chef owned, 40+ years experience. Brunch & Dinner. Closed Sunday night & Monday, Beer, Wine & Cocktails, 252-928-2533.

Gaffer’s Sports Pub, E-7, Fresh local seafood, wings, lunch & drink specials, dinner entrees, live music, pool tables, darts, kids menu, NFL ticket

Howard’s Pub Restaurant, F-7, Fresh seafood, steaks, raw bar, soups, 
salads, burgers, pizza, sandwiches; AC & Screened Porch Dining; 12+TV’s; Ocean 
& Sound view deck; 200+beers, wine & cocktails; family friendly, fun, casual; Open everyday lunch, dinner & late night, AAA approved 928-4441 howardspub.com 


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​​​​Jason’s Restaurant, E-7, Pizza, subs, seafood, Italian, 11:30-10 pm, 928-3434  ​​  

​Jolly Roger Pub & Marina, D-3, OCRACOKE’S ORIGINAL WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, freshest seafood,      burgers & Mexicano eats. 928-3703

Ocracoke Coffee Co. & Island Smoothie, F-5, Coffee, espresso, tea, smoothies, bagels, baked goods. FREE      WI-FI. 928-7473 Open 7am daily  

Ocracoke Pizza Co., D-5, Handtossed or thin crust pizzas, calzones, stromboli, wings and salads. All made to order. Free delivery on the island.
Open all year. 928-7777

OINC’S BBQ, D-4, Fresh BBQ & more! Pet friendly! 252-588-2260

Pony Island Restaurant, E-6, Since 1959, local family owned, BKFST & Dinner, Kids & Senior menus. 
Fresh local seafood, burgers, take-out available 928-5701

SmacNally’s Bar & Grill, D-2, Located right on the water @ The Anchorage Marina. We offer a wide variety of fresh local seafood and the best burgers on the island. Cold Beer. Champagne drinks, along with the most incredible view of Silver Lake. 928-9999

The Slushy Stand, D-4, ice cream, gelato, slushies, smoothies, espresso, Cuban coffee, muffins, bagels, open 7am-10pm. WiFI, 928-1878

Thai Moon, D-5, authentic Thai food, carry-out only, call ahead, Sushi and Asian Grocery 928-5100

Topless Oyster Restaurant, E-6, Specialty “Topless” oysters. Local seafood, burgers, chicken & more! Kids menu & game room! Full bar. Indoor & Sc Porch seating. Live music. Open 11am. 252-928-2800
Yum - Yum, E-5, Beverages, coffee, espresso, smoothies & more!