Back Porch Restaurant

Categories: Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine Dining, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

110 Back Road
Ocracoke, NC 27960

Phone: 252-928-6401

Hours of Operation

Open Sunday - Saturday: 5pm - 9:30pm

Meals served: Dinner

  • Outside
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Room
  • Bar
  • Dining Room

Nestled off the beaten path in Ocracoke Village, The Back Porch Restaurant offers two casual dining experiences for their patrons. Customers can choose to eat in the screened-in porch or opt for a more formal experience in their indoor dining room.


  • Health Department Grade:  100
  • Lounge/Bar:  Wine Bar
  • Credit Cards:  MC, Visa
  • Reservations:  Call ahead
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Banquet Facilities:  small private receptions
  • Handicap Accessible:  No wheel chairs in restaurant
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  Giftcards
  • Samples:  Sample


The Back Porch was opened in 1980 by the Wells family, and purchased by Daphne Bennick in 1998.  Since the acquisition, the wine bar’s selection has been expanded.

Chef Biography

Back Porch Restaurant

Sherry Atkinson is the kitchen manager and Lisa Landrum is responsible for the front of the house operations.

Owner Biography

Back Porch Restaurant

Daphne Bennick, who grew up outside of New York City, is the owner of the restaurant.  Mrs. Bennick first came to Ocracoke when she vacationed on the island with her parents; and following a career in the restaurant business, including being abroad in France, she returned to the island to open The Back Porch.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Wine and Cocktails

  • Course Specialties: 

    All homemade desserts and breads!


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