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Pony Island Restaurant

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51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-5701
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to breakfast with the family. Even though the place was packed, they seated us pretty quick. The staff were knowledgeable and professional. Their coffee was great as the food was--tasty, hearty and plenty. I had the biscuits and gravy. My wife had their famous pancakes w/bacon and my kid had the French toast. We were happy and stuffed. And... More 

Thank anthony m
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

two for breakfast on Friday morning ... place was hopping! food was excellent ... service very, very good ...

Thank Howard P
New Bern, North Carolina
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299 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After one visit, we decided to return for a second breakfast. Noelle and later Dina took good care of us. Food was very good but we ordered French Toast, eggs, etc. so it wasn't haute cuisine. Would like to visit there for lunch some time.

Thank Guhor1966
Washington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here many times and they never disappoint! Love the down home feel and island flavor!i

Thank wdvans
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Straight off an early, delayed ferry from Hatteras, nothing was more welcome than to get into breakfast at this popular haunt just off the main drag leading into Ocracoke Village. We were initially offered a table in the shaded patio but decided it was already too steamy outside. But after a short wait were seat inside and had good wait... More 

Thank buenvino
Pulaski, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast,fast ans friendly service. Loved everything about it. Definitely the place to eat when you're on Ocracoke island.

Thank Mary S
Dripping Springs, Texas
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family opted to skip the continental breakfast offered at our inn. A staff member at the inn suggest the Pony Island Restaurant. Glad they did! It was very busy the morning we were there and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but it was well worth the wait. Delicious breakfasts and lots to eat!

Thank Marilyn W
Morehead City, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast. Great waiter. I ordered a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit and relieved not one but two wonderful biscuits! Had to get a box to go for one of them. Definitely got my money's worth! Also, shared some grits with my husband. In many restaurants, grits are not seasoned properly and are very bland. These were seasoned to perfection!... More 

Thank beamer98
Newport News, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a friendly staff. This deserves a 10 +++ rating. This is my start of the morning go to place. I have been coming here for years and "Every" time! I repeat, "Every" time the food is perfectly cooked. I believe they have magic machines because the toast is perfect every time, and the bacon perfectly cooked and in abundance.... More 

Thank Lynn W
Kingston, Canada
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pony Island Restaurant is great. The breakfast menu has lots of choices - everything from omelettes to pancakes and French toast. The coffee is great. The homemade biscuits are amazing and the sausage gravy is outstanding. The restaurant is very clean. The service is fast and friendly. If you're looking for a great breakfast spot in Ocracoke, this is it.

Thank Phil1863

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $16
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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