Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Ocracoke


305 Irvin Garrish Highway. Dajio is nestled down in Ocracoke’s waterfront village. Husband and wife team, Doug and Judy Eifert, prepare sweet, 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 make homemade breads, artisan pizzas and roast organic whole chickens. They are open seasonally from March to November serving breakfast, lunch, shrimp hour and dinner. Enjoy the air conditioning interior or alfresco dining on the jasmine-filled patio and lively music at the Dajio bar many summer nights. The menu includes extensive gluten free and vegetarian options. Bring in your catch and they will cook it for you. (252) 928-7119

Back Porch Lunchbox

At the Lunchbox you can pick up a quick meal for the beach or take-out for the ferry ride. Or get good food—fast—and spend your time lounging at a shady picnic table or on their lawn. The outdoor space on the Pony Island Motel lawn accommodates Frisbees, pets and energetic kids. They offer a variety of sandwiches and salads, including vegetarian selections. Top off your meal with some of their delicious baked goods, smoothies, ice cream, drinks and sweets. (252) 928-3651


Irvin Garrish Highway, beside the Slushy Stand. Fresh BBQ and more! (252) 588-2260

SmacNally’s Raw Bar and Grill

180 Irvin Garrish Highway. SmacNally’s is an entirely outdoor establishment smack on the harbor docks. Fresh seafood, cold beer and breathtaking sunsets make it a happening spot to hang out. Excitement reaches a peak around 4 p.m. when the charter boats pull up and unload their catch. Gather around the bar for some outstanding steamed shrimp. You can also order Black Angus burgers and sandwiches off the grill. It’s open daily in the warm season for lunch and dinner. (252) 928-9999

The Slushy Stand

473 Irvin Garrish Highway. The Slushy Stand is the perfect place for refreshment and a relaxing spot to indulge your craving for sweets or coffee. Stop in and try one of their 20 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, icy slushies, cold drinks and smoothies. They even have homemade gelato, an Italian ice cream made with real fruit that is quite the treat. They have breakfast items to go along with their freshly ground regular brew, a very smooth but robust Cuban coffee. A rich espresso, cappuccino or latte are additional options. With free Wi-Fi and a morning newspaper, this is a great place to start the day. Relax on the porch rocking chairs and watch the world go by. Bike rentals are available here; see Recreation. (252) 928-1878


950 Irvin Garrish Highway. Eduardo’s offers traditional Mexican food prepared by Eduardo Chavez Perez. Located at the edge of the Variety Store parking area, the taco truck, as it is known to locals, carries a broad variety of popular Mexican dishes on its menu, using fresh local fish for his seafood specialties. Eduardo is known for his generous portions and delicious items, often custom made to meet the dietary requirements of the customer. Eduardo’s is open all year, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. (252) 588-0202

Fig Tree Bakery, Deli and Sweet Tooth

1015 Irvin Garrish Highway. 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 favor combinations for lunch on the go or under umbrellas in their outdoor seating. Don’t forget the Sweet Tooth to finish off your meal with a variety of homemade desserts, pastries and Ocracoke Fig Cake. (252) 928-3481

Jolly Roger Pub and Marina

410 Irvin Garrish Highway. The Jolly Roger Pub and Marina is an open-air restaurant perched right over the harbor. Casual lunches and dinners are served daily, with seafood, sandwiches, humongous burgers, Mexican dishes as well as tasty appetizers. Around sunset, it’s the locals’ favorite spot to sit with a cold drink and listen to live music. They’re open seasonally, mid-April to mid-October. (252) 928-3703

Ocracoke Coffee Co. & Island Smoothie

226 Back Road. People from all over the island find their way to Ocracoke Coffee Company at all hours of the day, lured by fresh-roasted coffee, espresso, tea, smoothies, bagels and baked goods. It’s known as “THE coffee shop” to the locals, and once you are there, you’ll find it’s hard to leave. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and hang out for a while on the front porch or in one of the comfortable chairs in the yard under the trees. Don’t forget your OCC coffee, mugs and T-shirts to show off once you are home again. (252) 928-7473

Thai Moon and Sushi to Go

589 Irvin Garrish Highway, Spencer’s Market. Thai Moon adds a refreshing taste to the island dining scene. Start with lemongrass or coconut soup with chicken or shrimp, spring rolls, fried egg rolls or satay skewers. There are many vegetarian entrees, curries including mussman, yellow, red and green as well as drum fish, ginger fish and crab and shrimp entrees all prepared with fresh local seafood. Sample Pad Thai, noodles, vegetables, chicken, pork, beef and bean curd prepared with lemongrass, cilantro, chilies, lime juice and other spices when you’ve had enough fried fish. Check out the sushi, which is made fresh every day and ready to go. For those who like to cook, they now have a sampling of many Thai ingredients in their small grocery. It’s open for lunch and dinner. This is a cash-only and take-out restaurant. (252) 928-5100


N.C. Highway 12. YUM-YUM is a sweet spot conveniently located on Highway 12 and is the perfect place to refresh with a delicious beverage. Choose from locally roasted, critically acclaimed cup of coffee, a vanilla latte, or just a simple shot of espresso. For a cold treat, grab a smoothie made with real fruit and fruit juices, an iced coffee (local’s favorite), a frozen mocha latte, or a freshly squeezed lemonade. There are a few shaded tables sitting amongst an interesting mix of native and tropical plants, which makes for a cool spot to sit or get-it-and-go with the fast, friendly service. This is a cash-only establishment.

Graceful Bakery

110 Back Road. Stop by the corner of Back Road and Old Beach Road to visit Ocracoke’s newest food truck establishment. The Graceful Bakery offers artisan breads, crepes, cookies and a variety of other baked goods.