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Howard's Pub

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$$ - $$$
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1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Prospect Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of 11. We were seated right away and drink orders were taken by a very pleasant waiter. Sticker shock set in as we looked at menus. Our order was taken and then disappointment was evident when food arrived fish was dried out macaroni and cheese was funky and hush puppies were greasy. Good salads though. All... More 

Thank Timothy L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here after our trip on the ferry. Although a little dark inside, the food was worth the wait and the service was fantastic. We ordered seafood. My husband got clams that were huge! They tasted wonderful and he even asked about them. They were harvested that morning near the restaurant. Food was the best we had while... More 

Thank LuAnn M
Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fried sampler platter (sorry - can't remember the name), and were pleasantly surprised that the fare was only lightly breaded. Very good food, nice, comfortable atmosphere, and very good service.

Thank rssmith2016
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Howards is a family tradition. We love the food, the decor and the music on the weekends. It is not to be missed on Ocracoke!

Thank MarylandTravelgirl
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never impressed with Howard's, from year one to year five. Every visit to OINC we give them another try. Gross tasting sodas, unpleasant staff, food is subpar. We have finally given up. Two good things are their fried pickles and that they are always open.

Thank Sara L
Thomasville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to say anything new about Howard's, just the same great seafood its aways served. Ate there twice in one week. No complaints--just happy people getting there Howards fix.

Thank Ken S
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275 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived to a minimally busy restaurant: the hostess was rude when we requested a booth table she told us 20 minute wait when there were booths open. Eventually got seated and was had a great waitress: Jordan. There is a extensive menu and beer listing. There are indoor and outdoor seating on a deck. The seafood wasn't fresh and tasted... More 

Thank ontheroadagain33
Burlington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids are in love with Howard's - it has quite a history, but is not quite the same place I remember from say, 12 years ago. However, the service is friendly, the prices are average for what they offer, and the fresh fish of the day was perfectly cooked. Of course when you go to Howard's, you have to... More 

Thank R D
Wise, Virginia
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Howard's Pub is a must if you are traveling to Ocracoke! Awesome food and fun atmosphere make Howard's top notch! I'd rate them #1 in Ocracoke personally. Prices are reasonable and all the beer you could drink! Keep up the good work! Can't wait to come back!

Thank J_Elkins18
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food great service. Pricing was excellent. The food was quick and enjoyable atmosphere. Looks like it would be a happening place at the busy time of year.

Thank Jason R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: 252-928-4441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?