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Howard's Pub

1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
+1 252-928-4441
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (77 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think this is one of the places everyone goes to while on Ocracoke. The entrance is confusing as it is hard to tell who is buying tshirts and who is waiting to be seated. The seafood is very good but expect to pay upwards...More

Thank purplepirategal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have traveled and been to many "destination " type restaurants. This one is average. The beer selection is excellent. The seafood is absolutely fresh (how could it not be here?) but just bland. The seafood is seasoned mildly with no distinction.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Howard's Pub is a good laid back restaurant. My son and I visited while on a recent camping trip. We visited on a Sunday afternoon when the place was a bit slow. We were seated immediately but took a little while for our waiter to...More

Thank Joyner_NC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious local fish sandwiches. The local our day was mackerial. Great crab and shrimp dip. Great bar atmosphere with license plates on ceiling.

Thank mongo53
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wanted to really enjoy this place because of the history and the fact that my girlfriends family and herself use to love it. Out of 7 items we were impressed with 2 of them the mahi mahi and the hush puppies, everything else was...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is our family OBX tradition. Take the ferry across and enjoy a great meal. Crab cakes are some of the best around. Shrimp is fantastic. Atmosphere is fun. We pick up a new Howards t-shirt each year.

Thank OBX_Conquistador
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Ocracoke, this is our favorite place to go. The food is good, and so is the service. The various decorations make the place very memorable. I always get the fried oysters, as they are delicious. Just a good local place for a nice time!...More

Thank Jrpsl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tradition that once we get off of the ferry we head straight for Howard's Pub. We have been coming for over 25 years (back when it was just a tiny place). The beer is cold and the food is really good. Service...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will have to say that my family of four was a bit disappointed with our visit. The food was simply ok and our bill was a bit more than we would expect for the average quality of the food we were served. On a...More

Thank Nicole J
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, just as I expected. You're in a small village on a remote island with few dining options and lots of tourists. What do you get? A captive audience. And with that, you get sneaky pricing, When you order a sandwich you'll be asked if...More

1  Thank GrampyW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: +1 252-928-4441
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