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Howard's Pub

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1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
252-928-4441
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant had great food and great service. The atmosphere was really good and will definitely visit Howard's again.

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Thank Timothy P
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable prices for our family to all enjoy dinner out. Food was good. Service was better than some of the more expensive places in town.

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Thank Keith W
Melcroft
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We look forward to our trip to Ocracoke every year..... We made our usual trip to Howard's and how sorry I am that we wasted $95 (for 2 adults and 2 kids) to eat here.... The kids pizza, tasted like dish soap. I ordered the fried shrimp, and it tasted like soap as well. The waiter was less than pleasant,... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Howard's for lunch is one of our vices when in OINC. We love sitting at the bar, enjoying great food and beverages, and talking to our favorite bartender, Brandon. Ann and her staff are always welcoming and treat us like family. Be sure to get upstairs to the roof seating to catch an awesome view of both the Atlantic Ocean... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch at Howard's on a Sunday afternoon. Took a ride over on the ferry from Hatteras, drove on the beach a bit, then stopped at Howard's for drinks and Oysters. The place was full inside (at 1:30 PM) and too hot to eat outside so we sat at the bar. Service was good. Howard's has an excellent, extensive... More 

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Thank Ramblin66
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not eat at Howard's. Stopped in for a drink. Fast friendly service. Small talk with the bartender was nice. Will try to stop in and have a bit next visit.

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Thank Monique0627
Verona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time we visit Ocracoke, we make it a point to stop at Howard's Pub! The menu is varied enough that there is always something new to try. A great beer selection is an added bonus.

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Thank YetiFur
Richmond
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying on Hatteras we decided to try something new. We took the ferry over to Ocracoke to check out Howards. We arrived about 830 and seated pretty quick. Waiter was friendly and attentive at beginning. Took out drink order (sweet tea - def not home make - taste like it was made from powder) and hushpuppy order. Hushpuppies came -... More 

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Thank Barbara O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always make at least one stop here when on Ocracoke. Nice relaxed vibe, but can be a bit crazy and loud when it's busy. Pretty good beer selection and pretty good food. Nothing too fancy, but one step above average pub food. Last visit our server was efficient but too friendly, which is a shame considering they really rely on... More 

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Thank CrystalConnoisseur
Siler City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew in for a few hours last Saturday just to have lunch at Howard's. It is within walking distance of the airport, but if you need a ride we also saw a shuttle for Howard's. On the way in, we noticed that they have a feature board with fresh fish sandwiches, etc. We opted to have onion rings for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?