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Gaffer's Sports Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-3456
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Caught the ferry to Ocracoke island and stopped by for a burger and fries. Good burger but the fries were a little greasy. Place was filled with locals and we felt very welcome. The owner of the pub was a very down to earth guy. He was sitting outside enjoying the sun and took time to tell us all about... More 

Thank Shawn S
Thurmont, Maryland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Friday night, the last night of our vacation on the island. I find it so hard to believe we were seated right away! The service was wonderful and the food was great! There were four of us - 1 adult, 1 teenager and 2 grade-schoolers (9 and 6). The teenager got the seafood Florentine, which... More 

Thank MammaB
Beaufort, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious breakfast and friendly service! Kathy, our server, was great! We will definitely be back the next time we are in Ocracoke!

Thank jdaniels107
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner with the family. It was just after 8 pm and the place was almost empty. I believe it was the slow time between dinner and the nightly live music. No flies like I've read about in recent reviews, really good food, good beer, great service. I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

Thank Mike_WI2013
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time with friends- the food was great and our server (Jarrett!!!) was top notch! It's worth the stop for food and drinks and great memories

Thank Emily S
Hollywood, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had several meals here on our recent trip to Ocracoke Island. Service was super friendly (we especially loved Lindsay, who was our waitress/bartender several times). Southern hospitality and good food. I highly recommend the breakfast burrito, shrimp nachos and chicken wings. The owner, Red, walked around and personally thanked customers for patronizing his establishment. Good people and good food.

Thank Jen0616
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more underrated casual places to grab some great food without the crowds. The food quality blows some of the more touristy places like Howard's away. We have gone to Gaffers every year since it changed ownership 4 yrs ago and each time we go it seems to get better. The wings are awesome, as are the grilled... More 

1 Thank crabber1
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You know the book "Lord of the Flies," is not really about flies? This restaurant is. Horrible food. Good service, but the food.was awful.

Thank lkinkel
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like Gaffer's and couldn't wait to share it with my wife on her first visit to the island. The food was OK and the service was good. The atmosphere was lacking and the number of flies inside was off-putting. I will return on future visits, but I'm a little leary of calling it a must visit.

Thank Greg M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service!! Awesome food!! They really know how to take care of their customers. Great selection of beers on tap and bottles. Daily specials and just a great place to bring the friends and family.

1 Thank Mike W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $23
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-3456
Fresh local seafood, great burgers and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options, kids menu, game room, NFL Ticket, Happy Hour Daily 5-7 1/2 price apps at the bar, Best Live Music Venue on the island, southern hospitality!!

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