Categories: Seafood, Fine Dining, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

305 Hwy 12
PO Box 982
Ocracoke, NC 27960

Phone: 252-928-7119

Website: www.dajiorestaurant.com

Hours of Operation

Open 7 Days a Week

Open Year Round

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

  • Outside
  • Outside
  • Patio
  • Outside Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Chef
  • Dining Room

Located in the heart of Ocracoke Village, Dajio’s is a small restaurant within walking distance of the lighthouse and ferry docks. The owners offer a unique atmosphere and original menu creations.


  • Live Entertainment:  In Season
  • Lounge/Bar:  Open until 2:00am
  • Credit Cards:  Visa, MC
  • Reservations:  For Large Parties
  • Attire:  Casual
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Outdoor Seating:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Samples:  Sample


In the summer of 2009, the Eiferts acquired the restaurant from the previous owner.  The eatery is located in a circa 1850 home, complete with heart-of-pine flooring throughout.  Doug and Judy continue a forty-plus year tradition of running a restaurant in this location.

Chef Biography


Doug is the Chef at Dajio.

Owner Biography


Doug and Judy Eifert, former caterers and restaurant operators, are the owners of Dajio.  They moved to the Island in 2009 from Lexington, KY, where they operated an award-winning restaurant called ‘Ed & Fred’s Desert Room.’  Doug is from Pittsburgh, PA,  and Judy calls home upstate New York.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Organic Menu: 

    Organic Garden

  • Regional Produce: 

    When in season

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Local, Sustainable.

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Extensive Wine and Beer lists.

  • Course Specialties: 

    Try one of our appetizers like the Brie with Wild Mushroom. You may enjoy one of our Dinner Selections such as the Crab Enchiladas. Finish your meal with one of our Homemade Desserts.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 1 review
  1. Dajio
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great food and atmosphere

    Great place! Nice decor, the homemade mac and cheese with lump crab meat was to die for. Fester made me feel right at home!

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