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Oak Island Restaurants

For a small island town, Oak Island sure has quite a few dining choices. With local seafood and southern style cooking abound, the island has its fair share of variety. Whether you're looking for breakfast, a quick bite, family dining or a romantic dinner out, our restaurant guide covers all of the choices available for you on Oak Island. 

Turtle Island Restaurant

A local's favorite serving casual dining in a tropical setting, great caribbean-inspired seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pork, salads and appetizers, kids' menu & a full bar.


Old Bridge Diner

The first place you'll see crossing the G. V. Barbee Bridge, the Old Bridge Diner is a staple to many locals. Serving breakfast and lunch until 2pm, the Old Bridge offers southern specialties like chicken and waffles and country classics such as country fried steak and mashed potatoes. Sit counterside in retro counter stools as you order delcious daily specials and chat with friendly locals.  


Bob’s Dogs

Island-themed eatery featuring hot dogs, burgers, salads, cookies, floats & outdoor picnic tables.


Shagger Jacks

Considered one of the favorite Oak Island, NC, restaurants by locals and visitors alike, Shagger Jacks features indoor and outdoor seating in a casual and affordable setting. Shagger Jacks has it all!  We have an assorted menu featuring burgers, seafood, tacos, and flatbreads, as well as a kids’ menu (served on a take-home flyer).  Our outside deck can even accommodate your dog.  For the beer lovers, we offer over 50 varieties for every taste, along with a full bar – you won’t go thirsty!


Lazy Turtle Bar & Grill

Cocktails & American grub served in a waterfront hangout with outdoor seating, live music & pool. A family-friendly, fun place to hang out on the beach! Our Patio and Tiki bar are always dog friendly. We serve classic American food and seafood- grilled or Calabash style. There’s often live music or other events to keep you entertained!


Koko Cabana

Located on the Oak Island Pier (Yaupon Pier), the Koko Cabana offers fresh and bright flavors with a million dollar view. With a great cocktail and wine bar selection, the Koko Cabana is just another fantastic part of the Island Grindz restaurant group.



The pizza chain everyone knows and loves offers pickup or delivery on the island. 


Thai by the Sea

Laid-back Thai restaurant focusing on traditional recipes served in a colorful setting.


Island Jo Coffee & Cafe

Easygoing, counter-serve cafe offering an array of coffee drinks, sandwiches, baked goods & sweets. Island Jo is a locally owned and operated coffee shop and cafe in beautiful Oak Island, NC. The menu has a wide variety of options including breakfast, lunch, baked goods, coffee, and more!


Chaser’s Sports Bar

Unpretentious watering hole providing cocktails, pub grub & sports TVs in an easygoing atmosphere.


Oak Island Deli

More than just your average deli, the Oak Island Deli offers a seafood platter with enough food to share between two adults. The Steakhouse Burger is absolutely delicious as well as their Patty Melt is good as well.  Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly.  If you are in the area, give it a try.


Oak Island Sub Shop

Hot & cold subs join salads in this bright, straightforward sandwich shop with maritime decor.


Pizza Shack

Cash-only eatery supplying standard pizzas for pickup & delivery from a no-frills red shack.


Tranquil Harbour Restaurant & Bar

Locally sourced seafood, steaks, burgers & other American fare from a cozy place with a bar & patio.


Pepperoni Grill at the Beach

Voted People's Choice Best Pizza for 8 years in row - A huge local favorite, Pepperoni Grill has been serving hungry customers for years. Specializing in a hand tossed, thin crust New York Style pizza using the highest quality mozzarella and pepperoni. They make more than a dozen creative, specialty pies like the Kickin Chicken, the Tony Soprano or the Big Kahuna. Not in the mood for pizza? Try one of their many hot or cold sandwiches like the Italian Stallion or the Pepperoni Cheese Steak. 



Another Island Grindz restaurant, Kai-Joe's is an eclectic taco restaurant with several Hawaiian and Tex-Mex influences. With concoctions such as Bloody Mary Shrimp Tacos and Beef Brisket Macaroni & Cheese Burritos, there's more than likely something for everyone here at Kai-Joe's


Beana's Kitchen

Serving breakfast and lunch less than one block from the beach, Beana's Kitchen is classic southern style kitchen. With all of your favorite country staples like biscuits and gravy to chicken and waffles, Beana's daily menu always keeps things fresh at the beach.


Jones' Seafood House

Family owned and operated since 1964. Fresh Seafood , (fried, broiled, grilled). Charbroiled Steaks. Senior and Kids Menu. Dine in and Carryout. Wheelchair accessible. Able to accomodate large groups. Casual dinning. Seafood plus steaks served in a family-friendly setting with kitschy fish decor.


Bar-B-Que House

Straightforward spot for Southern breakfasts plus barbecue plates & sandwiches the rest of the day. The BBQ House was founded in 2005, with a goal of giving customers a high quality BBQ meal that suits their individual tastes.  We start by hickory-smoking only the finest quality BBQ, ribs, chicken, brisket and more at each of our locations, onsite, every day.  Then, because we know BBQ can be a highly personal matter, we offer our customers a range of homemade sauces:  Eastern NC vinegar sauce, Lexington-style red sauce, South Carolina mustard sauce, and our own award-winning House sauce in Original and Spicy. 


Little Bit's Grill

Cozy throwback with an old-timey vibe serving burgers & other nostalgic American eats in comfy digs.


Swain Seafood Shack

Dedicated to serving fresh mouth watering dishes using local resources. Chef Brett Swain runs the kitchen with his son making sure quality and flavor is up to par. Up front you'll be greeted with a smile by Towhee Swain or her daughter and they'll try to sweet talk you into walking out with one of Towhee's homemade desserts. Stop by and grab a bite to eat at Swain's at this down-to-earth eatery offering classic seafood grub such as fried oysters & shrimp, and a salad bar!


Fish House

Relaxed outpost with water views offering classic seafood grub such as fried oysters & shrimp.


Island Way

An upscale-casual beachfront stop for high-end steaks & seafood.


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