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Enjoy Ocracoke’s 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!

Ocracoke Island Restaurants

Back Porch Lunchbox

The Back Porch Lunchbox offers fresh sandwiches, 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

Dajio's menu changes with the seasons to offer the finest ingredients from sea, farm or backyard garden, at the peak of freshness - because the most memorable meals start from scratch.  Casual outdoor dining at the patio bar.  Flatbread pizza.  252-928-7119

Eduardo's Taco Stand

Eduardo's Taco Stand is an amazingly popular choice for breakfast, lunch and 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. The menu offers a variety of popular Mexican dishes, using fresh locally sourced seafood and organic ingredients when possible.  Visit Eduardo's at their new location in 2020.  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 and wraps are made to order.  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

Gaffer's

Gaffer's offers something for everyone.  Burgers, pasta, chicken wings and vegetarian nachos to porterhouse house steaks and fresh, local seafood. Visit Gaffer's at their new location in 2020. 252-928-3456

Helio's Hideaway

Mediterranean style cafe with an influence on greek cuisine. 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

Jason's

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 on the outside screened porch. Homemade desserts.  252-928-3434

Jolly Roger Pub & Marina

Outdoor open and covered dining directly on Silver Lake Harbor.  Fresh local seafood, burgers, Mexican dishes and tasty appetizers. A favorite spot to listen to live music while watching the sunset over Ocracoke's harbor. 252-928-3703

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar

Magic Bean is a great island hang-out spot and a place to revive yourself with some very good coffee, smoothies and yummy baked goods. Magic Bean offers events such as musical performances, community discussions, paint parties and more.  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

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

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 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. Sorella’s offers full service sit-down dining. Pizza is also available for take-out.  Free delivery is available within Ocracoke Village.  252- 928-7777

Taqueria 504Suazo's

Mexican and American Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Located on Creek Road. 252-928-0068

Thai Moon

Recently featured in Gourmet Magazine, experience Thai cuisine and sushi prepared with love.  Traditional Thai dishes, local seafood prepared with Thai spices and daily specials. Open for lunch and dinner.  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 ice cream plus soft serve ice cream, 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