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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great Place For Brews and Food

We stop here every time we are on the Island for beer and snacks. We love the food and the service is excellent. For us, this is a fantastic tradition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
suebe52
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Good for:
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stop here every time we are on the Island for beer and snacks. We love the food and the service is excellent. For us, this is a fantastic tradition.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just got adult beverages, no food. Good service, friendly bartender. Apparently the owner was coming in as we were leaving and thanked us for our business. Everything is expensive on the island as a bud light and a Captain Morgan was $11. Standard sports bar with TV's overhead to watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I have been vacationing on Ocracoke for awhile now and the best food to be had is at Gaffers. Their omelet and breakfast burrito are delicious, always good and service with a smile. We're anti Howards where the food is tasteless and the servers rude. Gaffers dinners are yummy and the ambiance is exactly what you'd want.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of our goals when we come to Ocracoke is to never eat at the same place twice... After trying Gaffers for breakfast we returned the following day! Flipping awesome food!!!! Both times, there were only a couple other folks in there. I think the "sports bar" part makes folks think its no good. They couldn't be more wrong. Service... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

What the heck was that?!? I have even frequenting the OBX all of my life, and that was the absolute worst experience I've ever had at a local restaurant. Where to begin? Well, the kitchen couldn't make the first two things I ordered. Apparently they took it upon themselves to cut everything up. Ok, fine. So I ordered fish tacos.... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place is very nice. Huge inside. Great breakfast. The waitress was very nice. The biscuits are huge and come off the grill. They are wonderful. It's a ways to walk from Silver Lake but a quick drive on the golf cart or car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had not visited Gaffers for quite a while as we were not previously very impressed. However after seeing the recent ratings in TA we decided to try again. We were very pleased with the change in menu and the quality and quantity of items we ordered was very good also. We visited early for dinner and it was not busy.... More 

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Roanoke, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant for breakfast and did not see many. We saw the sign noting a country breakfast and decided to give it a try. We received large delicious portions. The server was friendly and checked back with us many times. I ordered country ham with my meal and it was perfect along with my entire meal.... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went mid afternoon. The owner was there and friendly. There were four of us. We were able to order a meal not even on the menu. Service was good. Food was good. Price was reasonable. We just really enjoyed our meal.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I dined here for breakfast back in October and returned over the weekend to have breakfast again when I was back in Ocracoke. Just as good as I recalled in October. Biscuits are so good - but everything is. Owner was our server and what a nice guy to chat with.

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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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