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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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7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Only Game in Town for Breakfast

OK...not too abusive on prices considering really the only true sit down restaurant...adequate not outstanding food...cute decor

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
chelseasmom2015
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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English first
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best breakfast on the island! Delicious basics with a few specials thrown in. Can be very busy some mornings but the line usually moves quickly. Buy a ticket for the golf cart raffle. It supports the local ball field construction!

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

OK...not too abusive on prices considering really the only true sit down restaurant...adequate not outstanding food...cute decor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best biscuits anywhere. Very attentive wait staff - and efficient service. Sausage gravy was the special - it was excellent!

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Lexington, NC USA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Vince O'Neal offers up good quality local seafood at reasonable prices in a simple family atmosphere. Located on a side street across from the Pony Island Inn the PIR is often not noticed by visitors to the island. It gains it's clientele from locals and fisherfolk who are trying to avoid touristy joints.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wonderful food, fast, friendly and clean. This is the place where the locals eat breakfast and it's easy to see why. We ate here 5 of 7 mornings on the island. The omelettes are fantastic, especially the crab and Swiss and taco omelettes. The home fries are delicious and the servings are large. If you eat breakfast at The Pony,... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed at the Pony Island Motel which is right across the street (or around the corner depending on your room) and went to have breakfast at the Pony Island Restaurant. On our first morning in Ocracoke we got to the restaurant at about 10:00 am and it was pretty busy with a couple of larger parties waiting for a... More 

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Merritt, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

THE best breakfast place on the island. Good food good prices, and great staff. Eat in, or on the really great outdoor patio in the back. Highly recommended.

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great location, food was great!! 2 of us had omelets and hash browns, sausage gravy w/ biscuits, pancakes and bacon. Portion sizes were great, food came out quickly and hot. Service was excellent. Definitely a repeat next trip.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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188 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place gets crowded for breakfast but they handle it well. I had eggs..the biscuits and grits are good. Service fast & friendly.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good breakfast, ate there two days. Friendly staff with quick service. Make their own grits. Very ample serving size.

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Additional Information about Pony Island Restaurant

Address: 51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Phone Number: (252) 928-5701
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 16
Cuisine: American

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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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