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Gaffer's Sports Pub

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1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-3456
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    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
good food, great service

Sunday, Fathers Day, the air had gone out and it was mid 90s, they had fans going to help with the heat. Service was with a smile and met our needs. Seafood was good, drum and flounder, served with black beans and fresh cole slaw. Looks like they have entertainment at night but had to get back on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
mrsspade2u
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  • Large groups
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English first
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We come to Ocracoke often and try somewhere new. Do not try this place. No one was here yet my wife's food came out 15 mins before mine. Then waiter said my order went to different table. Fries came out before wings. I am still waiting on wings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Sunday, Fathers Day, the air had gone out and it was mid 90s, they had fans going to help with the heat. Service was with a smile and met our needs. Seafood was good, drum and flounder, served with black beans and fresh cole slaw. Looks like they have entertainment at night but had to get back on the ferry.... More 

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Northern Va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Now we did go to Howard's and we love Howard's but sometimes its so crowded and the parking can be a pain. Gaffers is across from Howard's and has a similar menu but not the wide selection of beers that Howard's has. The sandwiches are in the $9.00-12.00 range. They do have evening specials and have bands on some nights.

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King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband and I were here Tuesday June 16th 2015. We just got off the Ferry and this was the first place that we saw that served breakfast. Being travelers we had our 2 dogs with us, and the Owner was so nice and allowed the dogs on their deck and even offered them water. We ordered breakfast and it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The service here is fantastic. It's a cool little spot, and a good sports bar. The food is assorted pub style food. I wish they had more unfried/fresh items, but what we ate was decent. Lots of friend items, and huge salads (the taco salad was enormous). Seafood entrees were also very well done, and you can't go wrong with... More 

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Carlisle, Kentucky
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We were given menus and drink orders were taken when our drinks arrived sweet tea was unsweetened and diet Pepsi was flat After looking at the menu for ten minutes we decided our orders, fried oysters When we ordered we were told they were out (something that would of been nice to know when we got our menu) so we... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Got waited on by Red, the owner. He recommended the spanish mackeral, saying "It was swimming around this morning." I totally believe it. It has that sole-proprietor beach-bar feel, which we loved. Service in the bar was much better than in the tables. We highly recommend the experience and the food. The fish tacos were great.

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Lisbon, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited Ocracoke while staying i Corrolla, NC, 2 hour drive + 45-50 min ferry ride, all together 3 hour trip one way. Ocracoke didn't have a lot to offer a family with an infant. Only place we could find to eat breakfast at 8am. Was an empty place at that time in the morning, a little dingy, however it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and presented in an visually appealing way. We had four different entrees and everyone was happy. We would recommend Gaffer's to everyone who visits Ocracoke.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Great drinks, friendly people, awesome owners! Live music was excellent. A definite favorite! Can't wait to go back tonight!

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Additional Information about Gaffer's Sports Pub

Address: 1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: +1 252-928-3456
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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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