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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome!

Great pub fare, and incredible fresh sea food. Awesome atmosphere - great family fun. A must see on Ocracoke Island. Be sure to try the Buffalo shrimp and the blackened tuna Caesar salad.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
chinadave2001
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Granby, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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537 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Granby, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great pub fare, and incredible fresh sea food. Awesome atmosphere - great family fun. A must see on Ocracoke Island. Be sure to try the Buffalo shrimp and the blackened tuna Caesar salad.

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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We enjoyed our food here at this local restaurant and bar hangout. Service was good and they served typical fare but what we had was good. Big place alot of people there when we visited.

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Parkton, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It has been a few years since we have visited our favorite place on earth, but this is definitely a must visit when on Ocracoke Island. The beer selection alone is well worth stopping in, just to SEE the list. And the food is good too!

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NYC
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Howard's is a landmark to be seen! The selections of beers on tap are what Heaven must be like! The food is good, not too greasy which I like. I have always had great service when in town and really love the whole vibe of Howard's!

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New Bern
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We liked it so much, we ate there twice during our 36 hour stay on Ocracoke! Great service, great food. Highly recommend.

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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A visit to Ocracoke is not complete without a visit to Howard's! Just a great all around burger and beer place with good food and very interesting people! Stop in and enjoy the locals and tourists.

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Defiance, Missouri
Top Contributor
438 reviews 438 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food continues to be average, used to be the go to place, now its a commercial establishment that doesnt excel at anything but atmosphere and souvenirs. OK sandies, reasonabel fish, good for kids, you can do better, much better.

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Madison, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had the best evening eating Raw Bar, had three plates of it, the environment was great and the staff was friendly. An amazing place to be at, this was my third time this year. Every time it gets to feel more like a home. Great prices and Great Food. A MUST DO WHILE ON OCRACOKE

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Doddington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just dropped in for dinner on the way down the outer banks. Good range of beer and wine, nice staff. Food fairly standard fare but well prepared and resaonably priced.

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

This was my second trip to Ocracoke and my second visit to Howard's. The atmosphere is great and so is the food. You can't go wrong here, but I suggest getting there during the "season" to get a larger selection.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?