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Howard's Pub

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$$ - $$$
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1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
+1 252-928-4441
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a classic must see when in Ocracoke. We always stop here usually more than once. Great fun.

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Thank 552bethanyh
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go to Ocracoke, Howard's Pub is a must. Best crab cake sandwich! We usually try and time it to be there right when it opens because it fills up quickly. 30 minutes after opening the place is packed. We have been going there for years, one of best restaurants.

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Thank Dawn L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to eat and great service. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and menu. If your considering this place to eat at do it.

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Thank Timothy P
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a very nice lunch at Howard's Pub in Ocracoke NC. They have a good mix of light items and sandwiches plus full dinners available. I was also able to try two new microbrews I had never tried before. The staff was great and the atmosphere was cool and laid back.

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Thank Ed S
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for some oysters against the protests of my husband and daughter (they're not big fans of oysters in general) and ended up ordering 3 rounds before our meals! They loved them! Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank meastar
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

These folks have some of the best pizza anywhere! Fantastic seafood too. Just about anything you want to eat and a friendly staff.

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Thank Rheadaria
Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Admittedly we were here off season, but the place just feels uninterested. Chris at the bar does his always good job. Our server, whose name I didn't get, did well. He knew the options and correctly brought our orders. I ate oysters, both Rockefeller and on the half shell. They were small and on the Rockefeller, mostly spinach. Flavor was... More 

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Thank Trip P
Damascus, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service was poor and the food was mediocre at BEST. The place smelled funny and so did the bathroom. I couldn't wait to leave.

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Thank Mbr627
Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Howard's Pub was one of the most popular dining/drinking establishments on Ocracoke Island, serving the area for decades. Having visited Howard's many times over the years, and having always been satisfied, I felt confident that my friends & I would receive the usual great food & service. Upon arrival, I was surprised to see only a few cars in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food was OK, guess I shouldn't have ordered a burger. Great place though. Spend time reading the license plates.

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Thank Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?