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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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  • 172
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer, food, service, it has it all!!

I visited the pub last week on a slow afternoon. I had read some great reviews here so I decided to check it out. The location is easy to find, right on the left as you're coming into town. Ample parking! We were greeted at the door by a sweet dog, she was very tame. The decor inside is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
stevenshom
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Sparta
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a special - chicken fajitas, and one of the fancier entrees: shrimp with tomatoes and mushrooms over seasoned grits - and found them a step up from the rest of the menu, which looked pretty ordinary. This is a sports bar, with multiple TVs, so go for it if that's what you're looking for; avoid it if you... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited the pub last week on a slow afternoon. I had read some great reviews here so I decided to check it out. The location is easy to find, right on the left as you're coming into town. Ample parking! We were greeted at the door by a sweet dog, she was very tame. The decor inside is great,... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here out of season, and the food was not good. The lay out is good for drinking and watching sports, but if you're not into those two things you probably should go someplace else.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Unbelievably friendly staff Uncannily perfect recommendations for the crowd Authentic service—recommendations as if we were townies Latest late night music on the island We've been coming for seven years and will be coming for at least seven more!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are not many options to go out at night at the island, Gaffers's seem to be the place to go on most nights of the week. We saw some nice live music there, made friends with some of the patrons and had a fun time. They serve this incredible cheese balls which is a variation of mozzarella sticks. Their... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We came last year and now again. The beer cooked shrimp were great! And the catch of the day and tuna were superb! Great service as usual!

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Timberville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We loved this place. The staff was friendly as anyone. The place is great to hang out and have a drink. But the food is just awesome.. Def. coming back to eat here again..

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Wyoming, Delaware, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Recently, my family and I visited Ocracoke in a large group of 10 people. Our first night on the island we went to Gaffer's for the 50 cent wings special. All the different wing flavors were awesome, and the cheese balls appetizers were everyone's favorite. Seriously, we were still talking about them when we left. I might also add that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a hidden gem for breakfast in Ocracoke. Their fried potatoes are incredible as is all of the food. The mamosa was not bad either. The employees at Gaffer's were extremely friendly. Our family wanted to give clamming a try. Our server not only told us where to go but explained to us how to clam and supplied us... More 

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Quebec City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a very good diner while we were in the OBX. The plates are very big! And this is very good! We were all happy from our visit there. Unfortunately, there were no more clam chowder.... snif! Furthermore, there were a very good selection of draft beers and they offered to taste some before to order.

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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?