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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just ok

I ordered the seafood platter and clam chowder. It was nothing special and the service was not great. I will not bother eating here on my next trip.I think its gone downhill since the original owner died.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
500dianna
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Kernersville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Howards Pub is the place to go for decent shrimp, sandwiches, and drinks. My spouse loves the turkey sub's ! Ask for the house beer to save $, though a huge variety of beers are offered.

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Newport News, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You get more food in a McDonalds kids meal The Crab cake sandwich was so thinner than a Kids meal hamburger it was really bad.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I ordered the seafood platter and clam chowder. It was nothing special and the service was not great. I will not bother eating here on my next trip.I think its gone downhill since the original owner died.

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Austintown, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The entire family loves Howard's Pub. We have to eat here at least once during every visit to the Outer Banks. The menu selection is amazing. The environment is wonderful. The staff is always friendly. The kids always loved that they got their meals served on souvenir frisbees!

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Myrtle Beach
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We like pubs, so chose Howards for dinner on our overnight stay. It was a good choice. Good selection of dishes and drinks. Quite a large place once you get inside. Staff were efficient and polite. We would go back.

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Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good food and friendly staff always a great place to meet and eat lunch on the Island. I have been going there for the last 5 years and have never been disappointed

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I eat at Howard's every time I visit the island. My favorite menu item is their crabcake sandwich. It is their homemade recipe and it is loaded with crab. Their tartar sauce is homemade as well and it has dill in the recipe. All their food is good, over the years I have tried it all. You can't go wrong... More 

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Virginia Beach
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Maybe is was the rust of winter or they are resting on their laurels but Howard's truly disappointed us. We ordered dinner and the watier fogot to put our order in. He gave us an option for the soup of the day and at the last minute noted they were out and he was not told. My wife's hamburger bun... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just my opinion....The place has some charm and the ambiance is nice but the food is just average, nothing special.... Wife had the pizza and it was a frozen base I am sure and I had a crab cake sandwich that was average..... Again the atmosphere is great, food is o.k.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are not a lot of choices in Ocracoke in March, and this place had some decent reviews. We enjoyed the decor, and the menu was quite extensive. We had blackened Mahi Mahi and crab cake sandwiches. Both were good, but the bun, which was quite substantial, somewhat overwhelmed the ingredients. The bun would have been great for a burger.... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?