Ocracoke Restaurants

Info on Every Ocracoke Restaurant

You’ll be surprised at the number of great Ocracoke restaurants.

This small island’s restaurants are locally owned and operated and as individual as their owners. There are no chain establishments here on Ocracoke Island, and we’re darned proud of that fact.

Seafood is the top feature in nearly every Ocracoke restaurant. Head down to the harbor to see the boats unloading their catches at the fish house. Much of the catch goes straight to the local restaurants. Fish, crabs, clams, shrimp and oysters are the local catches. If you’re on Ocracoke Island during soft-shell crab season, usually in late spring, never miss a chance to eat one of these delicacies. There’s more to island dining than seafood, though. Fresh produce, meats and all the usual offerings are available here, and some Ocracoke establishments feature good old Southern cuisine. Breakfast is served in several local restaurants.

Island Food Fetcher is a business that will bring groceries, beer and island cuisine to your door with deliveries available from every island restaurant. Call them at (252) 588-2136

Dining options can be limited in the winter months, especially January and February. Call ahead if you’re visiting in the off-season.

Ocracoke Restaurants by Category

Dajio

Ocracoke Restaurant
305 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7119

Dajio is nestled in the trees down in Ocracoke's waterfront village. Husband and wife team Doug and Judy Eifert prepare succulent plates of locally caught fish, shrimp and oysters. They bring to the table a fusion of delicious, innovative and satisfying dishes from the surrounding sea, farms, breweries and vineyards. Chef Doug fires up the wood-burning brick oven to roast organic whole chickens and to... read more

Dajio is nestled in the trees down in Ocracoke's waterfront village. Husband and wife team... read more

Fig Tree Bakery And Deli and Sweet Tooth

Ocracoke Restaurant
1015 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3481

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every craving. Breakfast combinations available on biscuits, bagels and English muffins are the way to start your day. Deli sandwiches and wraps are made to order with fresh ingredients and satisfying flavor combinations for lunch on the go or under umbrellas in their outdoor seating. Don’t forget the Sweet... read more

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices... read more

Gaffer’s

Ocracoke Restaurant
1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3456

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood, ½-lb. burgers, shrimp nachos, a fantastic wings menu (75¢ from 3 to 5 p.m. daily and all day on Sunday), steaks and pasta dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late-night menu year-round. Gaffer's offers a full bar menu and a great variety of brews. They have live music... read more

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood,... read more

Graceful Bakery

Ocracoke Restaurant
294 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke

Make a special trip to visit Graceful Bakery at its new location at the Community Store. Breakfast biscuits and waffles, lunch, bread, pastries, coffee, fresh-squeezed juice and more made from scratch with love. The coconut macaroons are to die for. It's all carry-out, and there is some outdoor seating. 

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar and Restaurant

Ocracoke Restaurant
1175 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4441

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving lunch and dinner. Fresh local seafood from the Pamlico Sound is the highlight, but there are also steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups worth flying in for (and many do). Kids have their own menu with the meals served on a Frisbee, emphasizing the family-friendly nature of this popular... read more

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving... read more

Jason’s Restaurant

Ocracoke Restaurant
1110 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3434
Jason's Restaurant has a lot of loyal local customers because it serves tasty, traditional and reasonably priced food in a casual atmosphere. Pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, salads, steaks, chicken and, of course, fresh seafood are served for lunch and dinner. See their beer and wine menu for drink choices. Don't miss the mouth-watering homemade desserts for the finishing touch for your meal.

Jolly Roger Pub and Marina

Ocracoke Restaurant
410 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3703

The Jolly Roger Pub and Marina is an open-air, waterfront restaurant perched directly on Silver Lake harbor. Casual lunches and dinners are served daily, offering a variety of fresh seafood, humongous burgers, Mexican dishes and tasty appetizers. It's a favorite spot to sit with a cold drink and listen to live music while watching the sunset over Ocracoke's harbor. They're open seasonally, mid-April to mid-October.... read more

The Jolly Roger Pub and Marina is an open-air, waterfront restaurant perched directly on Silver... read more

Ocracoke Oyster Company

Ocracoke Restaurant
875 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-0200

Featuring local seafood with a large variety of oysters on the half shell, Ocracoke Oyster Company appeals to locals and visitors. With a focus on fresh seafood, gumbo, wood-smoked barbecue, ribs, brisket and chicken, they also offer vegetarian options as well as a kids menu. They have a large selection of craft beers. The restaurant is open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Enjoy... read more

Featuring local seafood with a large variety of oysters on the half shell, Ocracoke Oyster... read more