As the eye of hurricane Dorian moved north of Ocracoke Island and the wind changed direction, water from the Pamlico Sound came flooding across the island. The water rose 7 feet in 2 hours, flooding many homes and businesses.

One of those businesses was Ocracoke Seafood. As the last fish house on the island, Ocracoke Seafood is critical to the livelihood of fishermen and their families. So critical that the fishermen have fought to save it before. Read the inspiring story of the founding of Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association here.

Join us on October 9th for a special four-course dinner, with proceeds donated to Ocracoke Foundation’s efforts to repair flood damage at Ocracoke Seafood. 

Tickets are $60/person for dinner only, or $90/person for dinner with drink pairings. The dinner will end with island-made Ocracoke Fig Cake. This is one of very few opportunities to enjoy this island specialty on the mainland. Check out the full menu below and buy your tickets today.

Can’t make the dinner? Support the silent auction by Core Sound Waterfowl Museum! The auction has unique items from Down East and Ocracoke available. Start bidding today.

You can also support Ocracoke Seafood by enjoying the Ocracoke Platter from now until October 9th at Locals Oyster Bar. The platter includes fried fish, shrimp, hushpuppies, and slaw. $10 of each platter sold will be donated to efforts to rebuild Ocracoke Seafood.

October 9th Ocracoke Dinner Menu


Raw Oysters – Apple Mignonette. Chervil.
Spanish Mack Crudo – Charred Fig Glaze. Radish Greens. 


Delicata Squash Caesar – Oyster dressing. Rye Crisps. Tarragon. Chive.
Smoked Tuna Tonnatto – Mizuna. Chicory. Caper Berries. Pecorino.


BBQ Bluefish -charred cabbage. BBQ baked beans. Smoked shrimp sausage.
Mullet on the Halfshell – Pickle Butter. Herb Salad. Lemon.


Ocracoke Island Fig Cake – made by Ocracoke natives