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Topless Oyster Restaurant

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875 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-2800
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Try to schedule your dinner when the band is playing

Now known as Ocracoke Oyster, this restaurant should be on your list while visiting the island. Our service was prompt and pleasant. We were seated on the deck, (our preference) and I was pleased that they opened the doors when the band started so the volume was just right.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Leslie S
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Kodiak
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Kodiak
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Now known as Ocracoke Oyster, this restaurant should be on your list while visiting the island. Our service was prompt and pleasant. We were seated on the deck, (our preference) and I was pleased that they opened the doors when the band started so the volume was just right.

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Thank Leslie S
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Went for Kareoke night, had the best alfredo pasta ever, service was incredible and the star of this place is surely Kim.

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Thank sil1095
Garner, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate here one day, and the food was average. I will say, the crab soup was the best thing I had. A bit pricey for what you get. Would definitely check it out, but don't go here first.

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1 Thank Nancy T
Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This isn't the most popular place (*cough*Howards*cough*) but it's never overly crowded, the staff is fantastic and the food is delicious.

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Thank Scottie B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It was July 4th weekend of 2014, and hurricane Arthur, the first of the season, was heading toward Ocracoke. Hatteras Island had been evacuated, and lots of visitors took the last ferries off Ocracoke. But for the few of us remaining, looking for a place for a cold beer and some hot foot, Topless Oyster filled the bill. Service was... More 

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Thank FredfromCambridge
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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185 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Name needs to be changed on TripAdvisor. Now called Ocracoke Oyster Company. Huge space. Front porch is very roomy and has ceiling fans with a screen in porch. Nice are inside as well with a separate bar and pool table adjacent. Very friendly waiter (Carmen) when we came here for lunch. Patty at the Seafood Market recommended this place for... More 

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Thank NWA_RHightower
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The restaurant has the same owners we were told, but they have changed the name to the Ocracokes Oyster Company. We chose to go there on a Friday night to hear local musicians: Martin & Marcy. Our server was a young man who did not seem that interested in his job. He never told us the specials, although the female... More 

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2 Thank Judy B
Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The po'boy shrimp sandwich is loaded with shrimp and the fries are huge curled steak fries. Tasty food with good service. All items on the menu were very reasonably priced.

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Thank PreachersDaughter
Hannacroix, New York, United States
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Glad they changed the name, would not have stopped before. Simple, clean, good waitress, fun and accommodating, food -- we had a bowl of Crab Bisque (hubby ordered, I tried it -- it was good!) and shared a Tuna Melt. It was good. Sustained us for the rest of the day. They had a game room in there as well,... More 

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Thank Jeannene A
Siler City, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We should have sent those tasteless bivalves back. We made the wrong choice for our Anniversary dinner. The service was horrible as well. We were one of about four tables in the whole place. Do yourself a favor and head to any other place on the island. We had oysters the next day @ Howard's Pub and they were awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: 252-928-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?