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Howard's Pub

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1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
+1 252-928-4441
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Timothy P
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank meastar
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Rheadaria
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mbr627
Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank YMINIowa
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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.

Thank Ann C
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The pib's ambiance was a lot of fun... You could sit there for a long time exploring all of the banners, decals, wall hangings, etc. The service was fast and friendly. There was nothing wrong with the food, it just didn't pop. I ordered a deluxe salad with mahi, but thre was really nothing deluxe about it.

Thank tawny1956
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We found Howard's to be a good choice for dinner. I had a seafood combo - shrimp crab cake and fried oysters. All three were well made with a good choice of sides. Our server was friendly and attentive. Good atmosphere, liked the casual and interesting decor.

Thank Michael A

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?