Ocracoke Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ocracoke

April 14, 2018 Alice Mieles

Ocracoke /ˈoʊkrəkoʊk/ is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina, in the United States. The population was 948 as of the 2010 census. As of 2014, Ocracoke's population was estimated at 591. Ocracoke Island was the location of the pirate Blackbeard's death in November 1718.
Things to do in Ocracoke

1. Eduardo's Taco Stand

Hwy. 12, 950 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Fast Food, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 252-928-0234
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 697 reviews

Eduardo's Taco Stand

Reviewed By Nancy B - Statesville, North Carolina

Our food was great, but they don't tell you the ingredients in tacos. For example, it doesn't tell you on menu if includes refried beans. I don't like and would have told them to hold them off of my taco. Someone ahead of me asked a question and was told by lady taking order to just read the menu board. Food was great though and fast.

2. Ocracoke Coffee Company

226 Back Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 8 +1 252-928-7473
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 492 reviews

Ocracoke Coffee Company

Ocracoke Coffee Company is the island’s local coffee shop dedicated to providing you with an idyllic setting to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee, delicious smoothie, and scrumptious breakfast. Our little corner of the island is the quintessential location to sit back and relax—smell the sweet jasmine, meet someone new, or get reacquainted with old friends.

Reviewed By CarsonsMommy - Durham, NC

Love the new additions and improvements the gang made over the winter! Much more roomy and a much better flow! Love the new and improved outdoor seating areas they made themselves! Still great fabulous coffee, smoothies, got chocolate and pastries! Favorites this trip were the Nutella muffin, the chocolate and cheesecake muffin, and the chocolate espresso coffee cake!

3. Zillie's

538 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Wine Bar, Pub Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 252-928-9036
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

Zillie's

An incredible selection of wines, micro-brews, & beers from around the world along with gourmet provisions, cheeses, chocolates and premium cigars... Wine by the glass or bottle, mix and match your own custom six-pack of beer, 8 beers on tap, and wonderful snacks to munch on... Relax on the "Wine and Wi-FI" Deck, and watch the world go by! OPEN YEAR ROUND!

Reviewed By irishfaith - Silver Spring, Maryland

You can choose from a variety of beers and wines to take home or consume onsite. They have some draft beers but tons of different bottle beers and lots of wines. They also have unique gifts.

It's a cool place to grab a drink and enjoy the porch.

4. Graceful Bakery

110 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 88 reviews

Graceful Bakery

Reviewed By MrClarasDad - Raleigh, North Carolina

A great food truck tucked away on Back Rd. Good egg and cheese biscuits and pastries, but they only have one kind of muffin and scone each day so if you don't like that day's offering you are kind of out of luck. The owner is really nice and always has a smile even when it is crowded. She also does special order cakes!

5. Sweet Tooth and Fig Tree Bakery & Deli

1015 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 252-928-3481
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Sweet Tooth and Fig Tree Bakery & Deli

Sweettooth offers a wide variety of Chocolates, homemade Fudge , Ice Cream and novelty candies as well as homemake Pies and Cakes. Don't forget to try the Fig Cake!! Fig Tree Deli offers made to order Breakfast and Lunch sandwiches, as well as ready to serve homemade salads. Chicken, Shrimp, Tuna, Pimento Cheese and Potato salad to name a few . Offering a variety of Vegetarian sandwiches and salads as well. Take out and outside seating offered.

Reviewed By qayaq - Lexington, South Carolina

We stopped at Sweet Tooth to kill some time while part of family went on horse back ride along the beach. Girls each wanted ice creme and while selection isn't that extensive (maybe 10 flavors) there is enough to capture the attention and taste-buds of children. We ignored walls of candy, they are there though, if that is your thing. Sweet Tooth offered fudge and truffles. I did get a Key Lime truffle...keeper! On way to check out noticed some take-n-eat spreads. Picked up a pimento cheese spread and crackers. Perfect. Great mix. Prices were decent.

Major problem: bathroom non-existent. I have an idea, let's sell sticky stuff to kids with no way to wash off?! What? There is a port-o-let near by (gross) and a gas station across the street with a very dirty restroom that employees at Sweet Tooth suggested for girls to use. May be the ONLY choice and not necessary a GOOD choice. (NOTE: if you don't buy something at gas station, the employees will go 100% Soup Nazi on you for going in the restroom.) There is a note in restroom calling out Sweet Tooth employees for practice of sending people over. Locally rivalries...cute.

6. The Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar

35 School Road, Ocracoke, NC Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 252-588-2440
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

The Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar

The Ocracoke community is an imaginative, intelligent group with few places to gather together in a laid-back, homey atmosphere. The goal of the Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar is to cultivate a creative cooperative that caters to the community’s need for a place to share ideas over coffee, and lounge about on comfortable couches or catch some rays on the back deck and enjoy a tastey guilt free smoothie and locally made pastry. The Magic Bean will also host weekly community engagement projects such as art classes and open mic nights. We will operate year round so that locals and tourists alike, always have a place to gather, plan, or share with their friends in a lively environment that isn’t their home or a bar. The Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar will serve organic coffee in eco-friendly cups. The beans are regionally roasted and responsibly sourced. This is important because it tastes the best and helps the most people. Rates: Drinks $ 1- $6

Reviewed By FloridaPrincess1987

Usually swing through here a couples times on each visit to magical Ocracoke while the rest of the fam is off elsewhere. Unfortunately not up to the standard set by the Ocracoke Coffee Company(a pretty high bar) but there is definitely room to grow and a positive energy throughout the place. Anyone who's been to the coffee shop knows there is room for more coffee on this island! We will continue to give the Magic Bean a chance when we visit and hopefully soon I won't know which place is better! If only the restaurants on this island had half the spirit and creativity of this up-and-comer.

7. Flying Melon

181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch +1 252-928-2533
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 622 reviews

Flying Melon

Reviewed By Steve S

We were on Ocracoke the evening NCDOT started running the ferries again after Maria went out to ocean. Very few places were open - we weren't expecting much but the tablecloths were out, the candles lit, the place fully staffed and I guess many of the guests on the island in the dining rooms. And the food was very good - in fact, surprisingly good. Well thought out wine list, very fresh fish (not sure quite how they did that unless the locals stayed on the island while it was closed to the world). Would definitely go back.

8. The Slushy Stand

473 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 252-928-1878
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

The Slushy Stand

Whether looking to rent a bike, cooling off with a frosty slushy or sweet treat, or requiring an espresso drink or robust cup of coffee for your afternoon pick-me-up, The Slushy Stand is the choice for you. We offer adult and kids bikes, bikes with baby seats, tagalongs, adult tandems and adult trikes. A bicycle is a great way to feel the slow pace of island life. When you are finished riding, stop in for 20 flavors of ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, homemade waffle cones and homemade hot fudge, fresh fruit or syrup slushies, soft serve, scoop yogurt and floats. We have a full espresso menu and our regular brew is a very smooth Cuban. We are open seasonally from 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.

Reviewed By jcarik - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Really felt rushed, wrong order, wait staff was rude and felt like they just wanted to get us out of there. For a place that prides themselves on making "slushies" it was a cup of ice with syrup. Do not recommend, especially if you have children.

9. Dajio

305 Irving Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 252-928-7119
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Dajio

We will open for the 2018 season on March 28. Amended hours for the beginning of the season will be from 3:00-9:00pm, serving our full menu, entrees and pizza. We plan to resume normal hours below as soon as the weather cooperates: brunch and lunch 10:00am-3:00pm shrimp hour 3:00-5:00pm full menu and entrees: 3:00-9:00pm

Reviewed By leetl319 - Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States

I understand the service was slow because they were really short-handed. The poutine was excellent as was the chef salad with pistachios. SO had the local tempora fried wahoo fish sandwich and really enjoyed it. The outdoor patio allows dogs; even brought out a bowl of water. Not your normal menu, so if you are tired of boring, please stop.

10. The Fudge & Ice Cream Shop

272 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Parking Available, Digital Payments American SGD 4 - SGD 8 +1 252-475-4462
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

The Fudge & Ice Cream Shop

Wonderful Expresso milkshake and homemade fudge made right on site. 16 flavors of hand dip ice cream or soft serve. smoothies and Expresso coffie

Reviewed By VEE1225 - Raleigh, North Carolina

We visited the Fudge & Ice Cream Shop two different nights. My favorite was Blackbeard's Treasure! It was such great ice cream! Stop here for a treat!

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