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875 Irvin Garrish Hwy, P.O. Box 453, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-2800
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just passing through.

Nothing remarkable. Pleasant enough service, as one would expect if a business wants to survive. Simple, basic burgers, seafood, fries, beer, etc. Eat and you will not be hungry. We were just about the only ones in here; service was good, food was perfectly edible, we didn't get sick, but we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
GeoffWBburg
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Late Night
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Plainview, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

we walked here from the closeby rv park. thought the name was catchy. I had 1/2 doz oysters on the half shell. these were smaller than the ones I had last year on the florida pan handle but were good. my wife had the pulled pork sandwich with fries. both were good. I had the fish reuben. fantastic. waitress was... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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124 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nothing remarkable. Pleasant enough service, as one would expect if a business wants to survive. Simple, basic burgers, seafood, fries, beer, etc. Eat and you will not be hungry. We were just about the only ones in here; service was good, food was perfectly edible, we didn't get sick, but we won't be back because it was just, overall, so-so.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Really good casual restaurant on the island. They have local music on Friday and Saturday nights which is great. The food is good and the service is great. Just like most of the other restaurants on the island...be prepared for rustic surroundings and few bells and whistles. That's what most of us come here for...honest, genuine experiences. Nothing fake or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

One of the cleanest and relaxing welcome atmospheres with great service from Jason and the rest of the crew. The owners are the nicest and love hearing your adventure stories and just make it warm and cozy to be there. Your not just a customer to them. I and you will absolutely love this place. Kenny

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay, which is something we rarely do. Everything we had was fantastic. I highly recommend the Tuna. It is more of a Bar atmosphere but very comfortable and friendly.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We happened to go here on Halloween night. They had a band that was very good. We ate at the bar. My wife was not very hungry and just got chicken tenders. I got something..... tacos? I can't remember... it was that unremarkable. It was rather distracting trying to eat while a drunk woman continuously complained that the place was... More 

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Oakland, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This review is limited to the oyster special, a dozen for $7.00. While they were little, they were tasty. A good guitar/singer made for a nice afternoon on the porch. I would prefer to rate at 3.5 stars.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped here right when we got off the ferry for lunch. My father is in a wheel chair and there was 7 of us. They sat us right away and the server was so sweet and accommodating. The food was so good. You have to try the crab dip and the soft shell crab sandwich. I will be going... More 

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nags head, nc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was average at best. Oysters served piled up on a small dinner plate. Since this is an oyster place you would think they would have trays to serve a dozen oysters. Service was terrible. Won't be back. Had an excellent dinner the next night at Daijo for less money!

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lilly pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

friendly staff I really enjoyed the food but my husband wasn't all that satisfied with it. I have eaten better steamed shrimp on the island. Great French Fries!!!! not a bad place to grab a quick bite. I would probably eat here than going to the more popular place down the road

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 Irvin Garrish Hwy, P.O. Box 453, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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