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OBX - Ocracoke updates for 2010

meatn3 Jun 16, 2010 04:24 PM

I usually stay further north, so I'm just nominally familiar with the food options on Ocracoke.

I'd appreciate any recommendations and recent experiences for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This is just a quick weekend trip - my SO has a few gigs on the island. Unfortunately the lodging doesn't have kitchen facilities or I'd be cooking up some fish!


  1. meatn3 Jul 29, 2010 04:32 PM

    I was unable to go, but my SO reports that The Pelican has changed owners and is now called Dajio. Said the Tempura Fried Tuna was spicy and excellent. Band-mates had the swordfish special and all were pleased.


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    1. re: meatn3
      mojoeater Jul 29, 2010 05:28 PM

      If I'd seen this earlier, I'd probably have recommended Dajio. Good seafood with sort of a Latin influence. Also Smac N Ally's. Excellent burgers and hush puppies right on the water. Howards' has the best beer list. Cafe Atlantic has the best brunch. Thai Moon is a nice option when you're sick of fish and burgers.

      Cafe Atlantic
      1129 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

      1. re: mojoeater
        meatn3 Jul 29, 2010 08:22 PM

        Thanks! A few of the clubs are trying to figure out lodging options to get the band up there more frequently, so hopefully I'll be along for the ride soon!

        Sounds like Daijo is an improvement over The Pelican - my past experiences at the Pelican were not too good.

        1. re: meatn3
          mojoeater Jul 30, 2010 06:39 AM

          The Peli had its heyday. There was a time when the she crab soup was the best and they had these incredible stuffed shrimp. Then the owner moved away and left it in his son's less than capable hands. By the time they closed it had really gone downhill.

          1. re: mojoeater
            meatn3 Jul 30, 2010 06:31 PM

            I'm sorry I only experienced the latter. This new incarnation is getting nice reviews, seems like a good addition to the Ocracoke mix.

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