You are here

Enjoy Ocracoke’s Unique Restaurants and Fresh Seafood

Ocracoke Island has a great variety of restaurants and some of the freshest seafood in North Carolina. Depending on the time of day, Ocracoke has tons of great places to eat. Known for its laid-back vibe, you can get a great sense of this special island by visiting our many fantastic restaurants. Every Ocracoke vacation should be full of fresh seafood and fun restaurants. Take a sandwich to the beach, visit a taco stand, or enjoy a fresh seafood dinner. On this page, you’ll find information about the best restaurants on Ocracoke Island.

Find the Best Restaurants on Ocracoke Island!

Back Porch Lunchbox

The Back Porch Lunchbox offers fresh sandwiches, salads, home baked goods, smoothies, snacks, and cold drinks. The perfect stop before you hit the beach or take a break while cruising the village. Call ahead for box lunches available for large groups. 252-928-3651

Back Porch Restaurant

Fresh local seafood, hand-cut meats, and poultry. Menu changes seasonally to feature the freshest available ingredients. Homemade desserts. Wine bar with a more casual light menu of signature sandwiches and burgers. Extensive wine list and premium spirits and cocktails.  Dine in the spacious screened porch or in the dining room and cocktail lounge.  252-928-6401

Dajio Restaurant

Traditional and southern coastal dishes. Casual lunch selection with salads, wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. Dinner.  Extensive beer and wine menu. Take-out. Indoor and outdoor dining. Catering.

Eduardo's Taco Stand

Eduardo's Taco Stand is an amazingly popular choice for lunch or dinner on Ocracoke Island.  Don't leave Ocracoke without stopping by Eduardo's for a culinary journey far beyond that expected from a food cart.  Eduardo’s offers authentic, regional Mexican cuisine prepared by Eduardo Chavez Perez. Mexican dishes, using fresh locally sourced seafood and organic ingredients when possible.  Catering is also available. 252-928-0234

Fig Tree Deli and Bakery and Sweet Tooth

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items.   Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads.  Baked deserts.  The Sweet Tooth features fine chocolates and homemade fudge.  Old-fashioned candy and chocolate-dipped treats fill candy jars. Ice cream and milkshakes.  Outdoor seating. 252-928-3481

Helio's Hideaway

Mediterranean style cafe take-out cafe with an influence on greek cuisine. Breakfast and lunch. Personal size delicious pizzas, salad, pita wraps, and more! 252-928-3354

Howard's Pub

Fresh local shrimp, clams, fish, scallops and oysters, steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and soups. Kids menu.  Family-friendly.  More than 100 bottled beers from around the world plus many drafts, wine and cocktails are available. Dine indoors in the air-conditioned dining room, at the bar, or out on the screened porch.  Enjoy the rooftop deck.  252-928-4441


Pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, salads, steaks, chicken, and fresh seafood are served for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine served. Seating is available indoors and outdoors at the picnic tables. Homemade desserts.  252-928-3434


Dine-in or Carry Out. Breakfast biscuits, BBQ, Fried Chicken, Hamburgers and more! 252-928-0308

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar

Magic Bean is a great spot to relax and revive yourself with some very good coffee, smoothies, and yummy baked goods. Pet friendly.  252-928-0253

Ocracoke Coffee Company and Island Smoothie

Ocracoke Coffee Company offers an idyllic setting to enjoy a sensational cup of coffee, delicious smoothie, and scrumptious breakfast.  A great place to sit back and relax.  Free WiFi.  Hang out for a while on the front porch, on the lawn, or indoors.  Offering OCC coffee mugs, t-shirts, and more.  252-928-7473

Ocracoke Oyster Company

Serving local seafood and fresh smoked barbecue and ribs. Also serving burgers, chicken, steak, salads and a Kid's Menu.  252-928-0200

Old Salt Sandwiches

Old Salt Sandwiches food truck serves fresh shrimp burgers, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and fried fish sandwiches located in the Variety Store parking lot.  Picnic tables available. 252-340-0245

Pony Island Restaurant

Ocracoke’s Island's oldest eating establishment opened in 1959.  Locally known as “The Pony”.  Casual and family-friendly serving breakfast daily. Enjoy your meal in the original dining room or on the back patio. The menu includes traditional southern breakfasts and also includes local seafood and healthy choice options.  252-928-5701

Plum Pointe Kitchen

Serving appetizers, soup, salads, sliders, wings & dinner plates. 252-928-7586

SmacNally’s Waterfront Bar & Grill

Enjoy outdoor dining on the dock at Silver Lake Harbor.  Casual dining.  Appetizers, fresh seafood, chicken, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, children’s menu.  Beer and wine.  Breathtaking sunsets.  Stop by around 4 p.m. when the charter boats at the Anchorage Marina return and unload their catch.  252-928-9999

Sorella's Pizza and Pasta

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas, soups and pizza. Menu is available for take-out.  Free delivery is available within Ocracoke Village.  252- 928-7777

Stockroom Street Food

Enjoy breakfast & lunch by the harbor.  Food is inspired by delicious street foods from travels around the globe.  252-928-0627

Taqueria 504Suazo's

Mexican and American Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 252-928-0068

Thai Moon

Experience Thai cuisine and sushi prepared with love.  Traditional Thai dishes, local seafood prepared with Thai spices, and daily specials. Pre-order only, call ahead for appointment pick up. Leave your order on the machine and you will receive a callback with confirmation.  This is a cash-only take-out restaurant.  Enjoy outdoor dining in the courtyard at Spencer's Market.  252- 928-5100

The Flying Melon

With inspiration from traditional Southern and Creole cooking, The Flying Melon features a variety of local seafood, steaks, pork, flavorful pasta dishes and chicken. Homemade desserts. Full bar including beer, wine, and mixed drinks.  252-928-2533

The Slushy Stand

Offers many flavors of hand dipped ice cream plus soft serve, frozen yogurt, icy slushies, cold drinks and smoothies.   Coffee, espresso, cappuccino or latte.  Breakfast items to go.  Sweets. Free WiFi.  Relax on the porch rocking chairs and watch the world go by. 252-928-1878