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1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-3456
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great burger and wings!

Just finished another great late lunch. The bacon Cheeseburger w/fries was cooked perfectly and the .50 wings were delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
dmdrilling
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Ocracoke, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ocracoke, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just finished another great late lunch. The bacon Cheeseburger w/fries was cooked perfectly and the .50 wings were delicious.

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I spent our 1st anniversary weekend at Ocracoke the weekend of February 20th. Unfortunately, the island was experiencing record low (i.e. single digit) temperatures and our pipes were frozen at our cottage. FORTUNATELY, this caused us to eat at Gaffer's EVERY meal the first half of the weekend! Everything we had, including breakfast, was DELICIOUS! Not to... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Food was incredible and our server, Emily, was one of the best we've had. The place was packed and she was still able to fully describe every beer and entree we inquired about. Top notch service and an awesome atmosphere!

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Great Oysters and great service. Owners went out of there way to make us feel at home. I will be back.

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Gaffer's is the perfect stop for a good meal in a "come on in, take a load off " atmosphere. It has all the food options one would expect from a sports bar plus stellar seafood choices. Sure, they have plenty of TVs, pool tables, and arcade games, but the best part of this joint is the people you'll find... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

January, late in the evening and a hungry tired kid. Where... Here! Even if they were short of some ingredients, we're so kind to offer the best. Nice atmosphere. Try the shrimp tacos, are super delicious. Pool tables, fun and nice music too.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant serves great breakfast! Cubed home fries done just right, good country (or regular) ham, delicious thick sliced toast! Good dinners, too, with wide variety of seafood dishes and red meats, and good selection of vegetables. Definitely worth a stop when visiting Ocracoke.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've always been so fascinated by small towns. Ocracoke is the most wonderful, perfect small town. This was my first visit there, and while it was during the off season, it was so much fun. I have to give most of the credit to Gaffer's and its staff. The owners, Ashley and Red, have a way of making you feel... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This unassuming (from the outside) restaurant has a warm, friendly vibe inside and was just the thing for our lunch on a windy, raw December day. Big juicy burgers, truly awesome onion rings, and attentive service. A little light on vegetarian options, but the vegetarian melt is good and there are a couple of good appetizers in that category as... More 

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Akron, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stopped in here the week before Thanksgiving, when only a few restaurants were open...would agree with previous reviewer, "don't be misled by exterior". We were warmly greeted by staff as we came in. Spent some time deciding on which beer to have on tap, and made our choices based on staff recommendations- worked out well for us! Food was delicious... More 

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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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