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Gaffer's Sports Pub

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American, Bar, Pub
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1050 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605
+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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Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to end the night! Music was outstanding! Drinks we on point. During the day we came here to watch ECU game and was a lot of fun! Laid back place!

Thank mgw0114
Normal, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had breakfast there and enjoyed meeting "Red" the owner. I enjoyed chatting with him and enjoyed the breakfast as well. Could use a touch more of the delicious home fries though. I brought the family back for desserts and free wifi while watching Monday night football. Even though we camped out for a long time the waitress was super... More 

Thank Jeff P
Burlington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, best food at the beach, EVER!! Great atmosphere, super selection on menu, not your ordinary bar food.....too die for nacho's! Great burgers and an awesome Reuben! Owners are wonderful, Red came by several times to check on us, his wife was our server and she was amazing...never wrote down a thing and everything was spot on!!

Thank amyc1963
Oregon, Ohio
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't very crowded at 730 so I got right in. My waitress gave me good info about my dinner selection as I had never had Bluefish. It was tasty as was the oysters and shrimp I generally don't do fried but this was good.

Thank trkunz
Mooresville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One night we were a little late for supper out but Gaffers was open and people were there watching the game, including a table of 6. Someone was setting up the stage for some kind of entertainment, so we weren't there just before closing. The waitress (I only saw one) seemed tired at first but soon seemed to be trying... More 

Thank angelaohedgepeth
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband ate breakfast at Gaffer's on the day after Labor Day. It was the best breakfast I can remember in a long time. My husband had the omelet that you get to choose your own ingredients and he loved it. I had the big breakfast platter. The homemade biscuits and home made hash browns were fabulous! I can't believe... More 

Thank DenisePolis
Baltimore, MD
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Ocracoke every year and have been coming to Gaffer's since they opened. We have been here 4 days and have been twice already. We went on Tuesday for apps and a Bloody Mary. Just love their spicy one. It is great morning, noon or night. We had the crab dip with crunchy outside, soft inside fried pita... More 

1 Thank WeLoveNC
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a few beers and light lunch. HUGE plate of blackened shrimp nachos were delicious. Lots of seating, tvs and looked like entertainment in season. Nice sports bar!

Thank Kirsten S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm all about service and the bartender was fantastic. We happened to hit $.50 wing time and we loved them. Get the recipe that is a combo of the sweet and spicy called Rusty Blend.

1 Thank BenRunkle1855
Wake Forest
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met the owner, Red,during the day over a burger. I felt I had knowing him for years. Good food, good drinks and great live music. We back the same night and saw one of the best live bands I have ever seen "Big Something". I enjoyed it much more the the famous Howards Pub. If you can't have a... More 

Thank Craig M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $23
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605
  • 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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