Catering by Dajio

Entertain your guests with the freshest menu on Ocracoke Island. When Dajio caters your event, guests are indulged with the finest selections from the sea and our backyard garden to create a memorable, personalized experience like no other. Whether you are creating a casual buffet of fried chicken, an Outer Banks-style shrimp boil or a plated dinner with passed hors d’ouevres, Dajio catering allows you to entertain as you would from your own home—with casual elegance from scratch. Call today to plan your event! 252.928.7119

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On-Site Catering

The Alcove

Accommodates up to 25 guests
Located off our main dining room, the alcove is ideal for intimate celebrations focused on family and friends. Advanced reservations required, with deposit credited toward bill on the day of the event.

Main Dining Room

Accommodates up to 50 guests for buffet, 75 for plated dinner
Turn the entire restaurant into your personal entertaining space—without the mess to clean up afterward. Conditions on renting the Main Dining Area varies from season to season. You can enjoy waived fees for events hosted from 3PM to 5PM. This cost-effective option is ideal for afternoon wedding receptions and cocktail parties. A $500 deposit is required, which is credited to the bill on the day of the event.

Off-Season Bookings

Get all that Dajio has to offer at fabulous off-season pricing. During March, April, May, September, October and November, rent our entire space for the cost of receipts from that night the previous year. Call us for more details, 252.928.7119.

Off-Site Catering

Dajio is happy to provide dinner catering at any outside venue. Call us for more details, 252.928.7119.


Catering Menus

casual

MINIMUM OF 25 PEOPLE | COST PER PERSON $25 + NC SALES TAX + 20% GRATUITY

Entrées

Choose two options:

  • Tempura Fried or Sauteed Fish: with lemon garlic herb butter
  • Seafood Boil: with local shrimp, clams, corn and sausage
  • Grilled Chicken: with rosemary gravy
  • Eggplant Napolean: broiled eggplant, piquillo peppers, fresh mozzarella and homemade pesto (vegetarian option)

ACCOMPANIMENTS

  • Green Salad with Our House Dressing
  • Seasonal Vegetable
  • House Made Bread & Cornbread
  • Choice of a Starch
  • Fresh Fruit

formal

MINIMUM OF 25 PEOPLE | COST PER PERSON $50 + NC SALES TAX + 20% GRATUITY
(Entrees are served with a choice of 2 appetizers, 1 salads, 1 seasonal vegetable and 1 choice of starch)

HORS D’OEUVRES

Choose 2 options:

  • Petite Crab Cakes: with creole remoulade (passed by servers)
  • Local Shrimp Ceviche: With house made tortillas
  • Fresh Fruit and Carolina Cheese Board
  • Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Scallops (passed by servers)
  • Thai Chicken Satay: with peanut sauce (passed by servers)
  • Cajun Shrimp Skewers (passed by servers)

SALADS

  • Green Salad: with house dressing
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Fried Green Tomato Caprese: with piquillo peppers and balsamic reduction

SEASONAL VEGETABLE OF THE DAY

STARCH

  • Saffron Rice
  • Horseradish Mash
  • Pimento Cheese Grits
  • Pan Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

ENTRÉES

  • Seafood Stew: local shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams and sausage in a house made shrimp broth
  • Crab Mac and Cheese: locally sourced lump crab meat, gruyere, manchego and fresh cream
  • Offshore Locally Sourced Fresh Catch: tempura fried or sauteed with lemon garlic butter
  • Hand Cut Bistro Steak: with wild mushroom demi-glace
  • Spinach and Gruyere Chicken Roulade: with rosemary gravy
  • Pistachio Crusted Pork Tenderloin: with green chile chutney
  • Eggplant Napolean: broiled eggplant, piquillo peppers, fresh mozzarella, and homemade pesto (vegetarian option)

***If there is something special you want for your dinner and don’t see it listed on our menu, or if you want to move some things around, please let us know. We also offer Appetizers Buffets for your evening gatherings or desserts when needed.

Beverages and Alcohol drinks are not included in any of our packages but can also be discussed if needed.

HORS D’OEUVRES

COST PER PERSON $25 + NC SALES TAX + 20% GRATUITY
(Choose 4 Appetizers)

Appetizer Stations

  • Oysters on half shell: with a cucumber mignonette
  • Orange Maple or Buffalo Chicken Wings: Blue cheese or chipotle ranch dressing
  • Calamari Fritti: Tempura, horseradish gremolata, creole remoulade
  • Local Shrimp Ceviche: With house made tortillas
  • Fresh Fruit and Carolina Cheese Board

Passed Appetizers

  • Thai Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce
  • Cajun Shrimp Skewers
  • Calamari Fritti: Tempura, horseradish gremolata, creole remoulade
  • Petite Crab Cakes Topped with Creole Remoulade