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6 Jul 2022
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One of the great things about Ocracoke is that there is no shortage of dining options. All of the restaurants on Ocracoke have a casual and relaxed environment. Dining out is one of the wonderful pleasures of life. No hassle of cooking at home and so much to look forward to!

Getting recommendations from the locals, family, or friends is the best way to find a restaurant that is above and beyond average and is sure to give you a great experience. Here are some of our staff's favorite restaurants, in no particular order.



Jason's is a casual family restaurant that offers fresh local seafood, pizzas, salads, Italian food, and homemade desserts.


The Back Porch Restaurant

The Back Porch offers fresh local seafood, hand-cut meats, poultry, and homemade desserts. The wine bar offers a more casual, light menu of signature sandwiches and burgers. They have an extensive wine list and premium spirits and cocktails. Dine on the spacious screened porch or in the air-conditioned dining room and cocktail lounge. 


SmacNally's Waterfront Bar and Grill

SmacNally's has a delicious array of burgers, fresh local seafood, salads, and wraps. Enjoy waterfront dining on Silver Lake Harbor and watch the day's catch from the charter boats come in at the Anchorage Marina. Dogs are welcome.


Dajio Restaurant

Dajio offers a casual lunch selection with salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and fresh local seafood. Dinner offers seafood platters, salads, sandwiches, low country purloo, shrimp and grits, and much more. Shrimp hour is every afternoon from 3-5. Enjoy live music on the multi-level patio featuring a full bar.


Old Salt Sandwiches and Such Food Truck

Enjoy fresh local seafood sandwiches, delicious burgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches. All served with fantastic crinkle-cut french fries. Made to order with your choice of fixins'. 


You've waited all year, or even longer, for time away from your job, your daily grind, and all the life stressors. Whether it's one of our favorites or yours, you'll finally be able to enjoy a delicious meal cooked precisely how you want it, and no dishes or clean-up after!


Browse a complete selection of Ocracoke's meal options here: 

Book your stay today and come have a delicious meal on the island!