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Howard's Pub

1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-4441
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Ranked #20 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
Canton, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Howard's pub is just the kind of place you would want for a family outing. The decor is amazingly eclectic, something appealing to everyone, and sure to keep the kids looking around while waiting. Lots of places to wait for your table. The porch has benches and a game to occupy customers young or old and the lookout upstairs gives... More

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Ashland, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I was looking for a Pub, and that's exactly what we got! I ordered the Cheeseburger and my son ordered the Pulled Pork Barbecue. My cheeseburger was perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. My son loved his meal as well. When we arrived we were told that outside seating was the only thing available because they were full inside. It was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Howard's is best-known for its extensive beer list, but the food is pretty good as well. The fish I ordered was cooked just right and the portions were good. Good for families as well. As for the alcohol, I enjoyed my "Ocracoma."

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Apalachin, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was the first restaurant we visited during our Ocracoke trip. I had a 'Water Spout' cocktail which was delicious, and we ordered the crab and shrimp dip with pita bread, a shrimp basket with fries, and the crabcake dinner with black beans and rice and corn on the cob to split. The seafood was so fresh, the crab dip... More

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virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family of five stays in Nags Head each year, but we always take a day trip to Ocracoke. Each time we stop for lunch at Howard's Pub, and each time we love it! The kids' meals come served on a frisbee, which is always a hit. I ordered NC bbq, which was simply delicious. The hamburgers and grilled cheese... More

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I ordered a teriyaki tuna sandwich it was amazing best seafood I've had so far on my vacation! We ordered the crab and shrimp appetizer with a fresh pita chips. Banging!!!! My husband got a burger with chili on it - Carolina - it was good but very messy. The menu is priced right and you get a lot of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you visit Ocracoke, you have to stop in at Howards. If nothing else, the decor is worth viewing as folks drop off their license plates, police patches, and school flags. I sent my nephew a Howard's Pub t-shirt when he was on duty in Iraq. His photo is near the cash register. We also dropped off our VA license... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived at Howard's tired and hungry after a long day's travel. It's a big, casual, popular place. The decor highlights license plates, stickers and posters. Service is friendly. After quaffing a local Carolina beer, we decided to eat, right at the bar. A dozen steamed oysters went down fast. After that, it was good, basic bar food--i.e., sandwiches.

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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had heard Howard's was the place to visit. I was left wondering what we missed. Bests: good beer selection and ambiance. Food wise, go for the local catch of the day. I had blue fish and it was very nice. Fried shrimp, scallops, and oysters were very light. Avoid the crab cakes - not very good at all. Our... More

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After a week long stay on Ocracoke, Howard's Pub was my second favorite place for food. They have great drinks, a huge beer menu, and really fresh and well cooked seafood. Order their fried pickles, they are the best! Their service could be a little better, while the food comes out timely, the server (at least the one I had)... More

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