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Howard's Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only thing that I can say was wrong was that it was closed in February! Other than that. Everything is excellent

Thank Brittiny H
Morehead City, North Carolina
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun place, a bit out of town with a nice selection of beverages and food. It is worth at least one visit.

Thank charlesdailey
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

Thank 552bethanyh
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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.

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.

Thank Timothy P
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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.

Thank meastar
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Rheadaria
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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 

Thank Trip P
Damascus, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Mbr627

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?