About Dajio

our story

Family members Tyler, Daniela, Jesse and Catherine are thrilled to be leading Dajio, founded in 2009 by Doug and Judy Eifert, into its 14th season here on beautiful Ocracoke. As a group, we have 60 years of combined restaurant experience. From line cook, food prep and restaurant management to waiting tables and hostessing, we’ve just about done it all. As a family, we dreamed of someday bringing our passion for food and southern culture to our own entrepreneurial venture.

Every dish (new and old) has been thoughtfully created and our lists of beer, wine and cocktails have been carefully selected to pair with our food. Our mission is to create a destination where locals want to gather with friends every week and visitors to the island come back year after year.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your dining experience at Dajio and stay on Ocracoke!