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Pony Island Restaurant

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51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-5701
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Today
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great down home breakfast choices.

Just like your hometown diner. This place does a great job on traditional American breakfast plates. Everything was just as good as can be. The outdoor deck was a great surprise. Nice staff and even if the parking lot is full, there is plenty of space to sit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
NWA_RHightower
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Bern, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Eggs, pancakes, toast and coffee. Good food like you'd prepare at home but you're not home and that's why it's a great place to have breakfast when away. The waitstaff is friendly and makes sure you are pleased with your food. One guest had a sandwich missing the eggs (hello, it's an egg sandwich with cheese and sausage) and received... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just like your hometown diner. This place does a great job on traditional American breakfast plates. Everything was just as good as can be. The outdoor deck was a great surprise. Nice staff and even if the parking lot is full, there is plenty of space to sit.

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Farmville
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our breakfast. Ordered Taco Omelet & Salsa Cheese Eggs which were similar foods but served differently.

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north carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were told to go and have some breakfast there, so we did. We both had the same meal, Western omlet, grits, toast with a slice of orange and let me say,... it was the best Western omlet I have ever had. I've devoured omlets from Montana to Toronto and this one wasn't dry, fillings were fresh... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

From the outside it looks like a hole in the wall place, however once you step inside it is very cozy, nicely decorated --- Great food and service help make this a very good choice for morning coffee & Breakfast, not to mention it is one of the few places on the Island that is open at the crack of... More 

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Algonquin Highlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I can not say enough about how good this restaurant is. The food was great. The service was fantastic. Friendly, attentive, all about taking care of you. One of the highlights of our trip!

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Seaford, NY
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Delicious. Fast service. Abundant food. Friendly staff. Good prices. Why do reviews have to be 100 ccharacters?

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

On Ocracoke we either go to Dajio for fine dining, or Pony Island for breakfast. The morning food is great, tasty and almost reasonable- price wise. In fact, we've probably had more mornings here than anywhere else on the island. Oatmeal, eggs, early morning seafood- they have it, and its all good. The servers are knowledgeable and fast!!!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was nothing special. Portions were huge. Had a much better breakfast at Eduardos.Had scrambled eggs and gravy and biscuits. Probably the only place on the island that offers traditional breakfast fare. They are only open for breakfast now if that tells you anything.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Average breakfast. Don't get the hash browns! Inedible mushy potato cubes... Not much else around for a decent breakfast so it will do in a pinch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: (252) 928-5701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 16
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 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?