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1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-3456
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fresh local seafood, great burgers and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian...
Fresh local seafood, great burgers and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options, kids menu, game room, NFL Ticket, Happy Hour Daily 5-7 1/2 price apps at the bar, Best Live Music Venue on the island, southern hospitality!!
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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Breakfast!

We were visiting the island on a day trip and was looking for breakfast when we left the ferry. Stopped at Gaffers and was very pleased. The food was absolutely wonderful! Loaded potato home fries, biscuits and pancakes is what we had and it was all amazing! I can't say enough about how friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Teresa E
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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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  • Large groups
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English first
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the island on a day trip and was looking for breakfast when we left the ferry. Stopped at Gaffers and was very pleased. The food was absolutely wonderful! Loaded potato home fries, biscuits and pancakes is what we had and it was all amazing! I can't say enough about how friendly and welcoming we were treated! Will... More 

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Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

we were on the island this weekend for the 5k run after the run gaffers served a great buffet lunch for all the runners. it had a little bit of everything fruit,vegetables,meat and dips. They really went all out for the runners and their families. the food was very good and i will definitely go back to gaffers when i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I lived on ocracoke for a few months, and Gaffers had every other place beat by a landslide! The food is outstanding, with something for everyone's taste cooked exactly how you want it. Not only is every dish fantastic, but the cooks will customize dishes to your specifications. And the same goes for all of the mixed drinks as well.... More 

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Willow Springs, North Carolina, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and were somewhat disappointed. He ordered the ribeye sandwich with chips, and says, at best, it was alright. It was bland and the chips are a small bag of Lays potato chips. I ordered the philly chicken sandwich with onion rings. It was bland as well as dry. The onion rings were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were just here over the weekend as we caught the early morning ferry to Ocracoke Island. While this is a sports bar, they serve breakfast just for those coming into town on the early morning ferry. The food was amazing, i got the 3 egg omelet with sausage, tomatoes, onions, a red peppers served on pepper jack cheese. My... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Let me start by saying based on past experience at the OBX we just wanted something edible and ok taste that would fill us up. We were so pleased we stopped here! First off the menu wasn't huge but several things looked good. I got the Cowboy Burger (well done) and I swear if they sold the sauce that was... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
Top Contributor
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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Well we tried Howards and came here night 2..... Atmosphere is not the problem at either place, but the food is just o.k. Nothing bad but nothing great.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Spent the weekend on Ocracoke island and must say that with all the places to visit and see Gaffers was the most memorable experience for us. Absolutely will not find a more friendly atmosphere and welcoming environment and not mention the best live band experience we've had on the island. They have a fantastic selection of craft beers a must... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Best tasting breakfast food in Ocracoke. We stayed 4 days and ate breakfast here twice. 1st time because only place serving breakfast at the time, 2nd time by choice. Best biscuits on the island, best sausage gravy I ever tasted, sorry mom. Pancake was large and fluffy. You only need 1 pancake, not the pancake plate. Also had delicious bacon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Amazing and fun!!!! Awesome food and waitress' ,not to mention the best craft beer selection on draft in Eastern NC!!!! Good times!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-3456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Fresh local seafood, great burgers and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options, kids menu, game room, NFL Ticket, Happy Hour Daily 5-7 1/2 price apps at the bar, Best Live Music Venue on the island, southern hospitality!!

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