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1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-4441
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 252
    Very good
  • 132
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 35
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Routine stop for us passing through

Nice ambience, and great beer selection. The food is mid range, but nothing specials. We go here for raw oysters and steamed clams.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Thumper747
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Beaufort, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Conover, North Carolina
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An Irish...ish pub on the beach? This establishment in its day was surely a very happening place. Its layout is that which could rival amy Irish pub. Decor is great for an irosh pub despite its "beachy" atmosphere but thats expected for the outer banks. It seems there are many that make the trek from the avon, kitty hawk side... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you go to the OBX and decide to take the ferry ride from Hatteras to Okracoke (you should, it's fun and it's free and you get to visit another lighthouse), a must do is a visit to Howard's Pub. You can't miss it as you are entering the confines of Okracoke itself. It's a casual, fun place, with a... More 

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Northern Va
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love Howards Pub. They have a great selection of beers it's hard to decide but we usually have a NC beer. My new favorite is Foothills Hoppyum IPA. The food is always good. If you order a sandwich you can always split an order of fries since it's a large order.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice ambience, and great beer selection. The food is mid range, but nothing specials. We go here for raw oysters and steamed clams.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I like the setting at Howard's, great place to get a beer on a hot day. The food is not great but not bad,,,, I have eaten there 10 times at least and while I never had a bad meal there I never had a memorable meal either,,,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our second time eating at Howard's. It was great. Very welcoming and kind service. Food was fresh and prepared very well. Would visit again next time in the area.

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Robersonville, Nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great food, the waiter was fantastic. My guests were from Italy and they even commented on his manners and etiquette. I highly recommend this to everyone on the Outer banks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had the steamed shrimp which were perfect. My son had steamed mussels that he loved. We also shared a crab cake which was excellent & no filler. The service was great as well, even though they were busy.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Took the ferry from Hatteras and planned on an early dinner as we were starving! Drove around Ocracoke village once and then to Howard's. We were seated immediately (4:45pm) at a perfect round table in the back corner. Our server was very attentive, visiting often. I had a trio - shrimp, bluefish and crab cake...it was good~ hit the spot!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here for dinner shortly after our arrival and a long day of traveling. The hostess was extremely concerned that our children might not stay in their seats for our whole meal, which I thought was odd since we were sitting on the porch and they wouldn't get in anyone's way. The food was average to slightly above average... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: 252-928-4441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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