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180 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
12529289999
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 51
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  • 10
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Down on the dock!

We usually try to go to Howard's Pub when visiting Ocracoke, but it was closed for the season. Since the weather was really nice for Thanksgiving week we decided to go to sMacNally's and eat on their open air dock down by the Ocracoke Village marina. I had the flounder sandwich, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
steel5rings
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virginia
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good sandwiches & blooymarys. Nothing fancy, just an open air pub really but being literally on the water with views of Silver Lake all around you don't need much more to be happy.

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Thank 1Summey1
Oakwood GA
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Although the food was average, the ambience was great - eating average food in such a beautiful place on the waterfront somehow made the experience more than acceptable; good beer helped too! Easy walk to shops and galleries.

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Thank OOnTheGoOakwoodGA
virginia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We usually try to go to Howard's Pub when visiting Ocracoke, but it was closed for the season. Since the weather was really nice for Thanksgiving week we decided to go to sMacNally's and eat on their open air dock down by the Ocracoke Village marina. I had the flounder sandwich, it was outstanding. Wife had chicken tenders and said... More 

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Thank steel5rings
Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a tiny place and very popular. It is on the waterfront at a marina in the midst of Ocracoke. Seating is outside. We were there on a lukewarm day in November (we love NC!) and were very comfortable. The food is fine. The location is everything.

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Thank luv2travel1943
Bucerias, Mexico
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This restaurant is located adjacent to several charter fishing boats and it has some excellent harbour views. The service was very attentive at all times. I enjoyed my fish sandwich. My wife chose the daily special, which was a blackened tuna wrap - the tuna was grilled perfectly and it tasted great.

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Thank Arte11
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

sMacNally's overlook the water and is the only restaurant right in the heart of town that's on water. We loved it. Very casual, good food, and a terrific bartender.

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Thank Jeanie M
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

By far my favorite burger and fish sandwich that I've found on Ocracoke Island. Also, their chicken fingers under the appetizer section of the menu are gigantic and come with your choice of sauce. With the good food and its location right on Silver Lake, there's no better place for a burger & beer for lunch in Ocracoke.

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Thank chazzercise
Winston Salem
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I ordered the smac's angus beef cheeseburger and it was very good, French fries were included and were good also. Both were large portions, I was unable to finish the burger or the fries. Would order again if in the mood for a good burger.

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Thank lbb1017
Raleigh
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Looking for a place to eat, this is the best, the best hamburger and fries I have had in a long time, will definitely be back!

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Thank Nadine H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the boats! Their burgers are the best! The burgers tasted like they were cooked on a grill and not on a flat top! I want to go back and try their fish dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: 12529289999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?