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

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    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
Improvement in service, appreciated

In an earlier review, I had mentioned bring disappointed by the hours, which have been extended. Also, the level of service has improved. As a result, we ate breakfast more often this past Fall than the previous years. Nothing fancy, but its a good vacation breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Virginia G
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Earlysville, Virginia
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This would be our number one place for breakfast. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table. It's well worth it. Nothing fancy, just good home cooked meals. On your way out, buy a coffee mug.

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Thank headshot6868
Earlysville, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In an earlier review, I had mentioned bring disappointed by the hours, which have been extended. Also, the level of service has improved. As a result, we ate breakfast more often this past Fall than the previous years. Nothing fancy, but its a good vacation breakfast.

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Thank Virginia G
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

and maybe lunch and dinner, too. The place was packed and we are seated after a very short wait. M wife and I both had a wonderful breakfast of eggs and home made corned beef hash. Great service and very reasonable prices.

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Thank DGYPZ
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

wonderful breakfasts here. sometimes gets packed out at weekends. Recommend the sheeps head fishcakes!

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Thank Jeremy C
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I have ate at the Pony too many times to count and never have had a bad experience. Usually this is our place for breakfast before hitting the beach for fishing. The servings are huge and the price isnt! The staff is very friendly and if you frequent them they will remember. One thing I took in my own fresh... More 

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Thank Dee M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had breakfast here before catching our ferry to Swan Quarter. I was not sure what to expect because there were mixed reviews. It might have helped that it was off-season, but we could not have been more pleased. The waitress and other staff were friendly and cheerful. Our food arrived very promptly. It was hot and very good.

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Thank luv2travel1943
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great place with the feel of the island. Good breakfast location. Omelets and pancakes are great. Enjoy!

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Thank Darryl P
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Pony Island Restaurant is my go-to breakfast spot when visiting Ocracoke Island. Everything from their basic egg dishes to biscuits to their country ham is great. Breakfast at Pony Island has a very casual, laid-back, downhome vibe to it. Nothing fancy...just your breakfast basics served up well!

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Thank chazzercise
Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast was great, they stay slammed so service may hurt just a little due to that. The raspberry pancakes are delicious, my 2 yr old loved the pizza muffin. Omlettes are really good as well. Watch out for the coffe there are a ton of grinds but great flavor.

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Thank natashaoutlawsidhu
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The service was excellent and the food was very good. I loved their biscuits and gravy!! A must on the island.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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