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Howard's Pub

1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-4441
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Ranked #17 of 29 restaurants in Ocracoke
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Tried it today on my day trip to Ocracoke. Sat at the bar; incredible beer selection, the steamed shrimp and mussels were very good. We really should have stopped there... pulled pork sandwich was cold and serve on an untoasted hamburger bun... great place to hang out at the bar; great bartenders. Food except for the steamers.... ehh, not so... More

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Kershaw, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

When we arrived in Okracoke, it was storming. We passed Howard's on the way to our B&B, checked in, unloaded and went for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised that they had gluten free beer! World Cup was on tv, the service was fast and friendly, and the food was really good. So good that we went back that night for... More

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

For those who remember the Howard's of days past you may be disappointed with the commercialization of this island staple. Wish I had better things to say because Howard's has real Ocracoke history and could be so much more than an "island Chili's".

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Charlottesville
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a classic sports bar-- TV for watching the game, tons of beer selections (draft & bottle), standard bar food (mozzarella sticks, burgers, fries; plus some local specials like chowder, crabcakes, & North Carolina oysters), and license plates & school flags lining the bar. The great thing: they have a generator so it's open even when the power goes... More

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Manchester, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! They have an enormous outdoor seating area with multiple TVs. They can easily accommodate very large parties. The food is fantastic and fresh. I had the Teriyaki Tuna Sandwich. The key lime mustard sauce was fantastic. Our server was outstanding. He had a party of 16 to deal with but managed us all very well. Stayed... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The picture of this place in the guide book made us take the ferry. The food was very good and the ambiance made it a pleasure to dine. We sat on the "porch" it was not to cold, but very comfortable. The whole place is decorated so cute. There is also a very nice view from the roof top deck.

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've been to Ocracoke several times and Howard's is one of our favorite places to eat. This visit, I was craving crab legs, and Howards was the only restaurant we found that had them. They were extremely busy, so the waitress was a little frantic, but overall the service and the food were great. The atmosphere is also great -... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This will make the third time we have come through Ocracoke and eaten here. We do an annual motorcyle ride on hwy 12 and this has become a staple stop on our trip. The food is sooo good and the service is top notch! This last trip we were running a little behind and had to make the ferry departure,... More

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usa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been multiple times over multiple years and the atmosphere is the first thing you will notice. It encourages visitors to have fun and relax. Which while on vacation is exactly what you want to do. The beer selection is great and the menu is good but if you are a vegetarian the choices are not great. Most everything... More

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Mansfield, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food was excellent, as was the service. Though the restaurant was busy, we were seated immediately. Our server was attentive, taking our drink/appetizer order immediately, giving us a sufficient amount of time to review the menu, making suggestions based on our preferences, refilling drinks and checking back to make sure everything was going well. I can definitely see why... More

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