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Pony Island Restaurant

51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-5701
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Ranked #11 of 30 restaurants in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $16
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have been traveling to Ocracoke for many years and Pony Island Restaurant is our go to for breakfast before we head to the beach. The food is good and generally great and very quick service. Keeps us running on full while we spend the day enjoying the beach

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was great but expect to spend over $10 / person. Table of 4 = 2 western omelets 2 orders pancakes 2 ojs and 2 coffees over $50. It was good but move $ than I expected.

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Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We just moved to Ocracoke and have been trying restaurants here. We ate breakfast at The Pony and it was very very good. The menu has a lot of variety, the portions are large and BOY was it fast! The service was fantastic as well. We have not tried dinner here but the breakfast was great!

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North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to the Pony for twenty years and are always satisfied. The pony potatoes are the bomb!

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Charlottesville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Coffee, eggs, & "pony potatoes" is all you need to know. This place is an Ocracoke staple, & is the perfect place for a hearty, no-frills breakfast. They serve dinner too-- but I usually go for breakfast.

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Havelock NC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had breakfast while staying for the Ocrafolk festival. Service was good, food was very good too. We really enjoyed our breakfast and the good service

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to Pony Island at the recommendation of a local fisherman. According to reviews, this place has a great breakfast, but I wouldn't say the same for dinner. While the complimentary hush puppies are pretty good, that was really the only thing we enjoyed. It started off rocky, as there was an incredibly difficult language barrier between us and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited Ocracoke on a busy June weekend and stopped into Pony Island for a quick and cheap breakfast at about 9:30 am on a Saturday (they started to get really busy around 10 am). They have a pretty extensive breakfast menu, great selection, and the prices are very reasonable! Service is great and very friendly, and we got our... More

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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Pony Island Restaurant is obviously popular, as there was a line when we got there, but we were served fairly quickly. There is a nice variety on the menu for home-cooked breakfast, and the coffee is good. A nice bonus is the bike rentals at the office - probably the cheapest option on the island, for the same kind of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We often go here for breakfast. In May we took a table outside just to get served faster and the patio out back is a hidden secret. So delightful out there. If not too hot, eat out there. In June we ate inside. Love the biscuits. If you order a biscuit sandwich, you get two biscuits, so you might want... More

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