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Pony Island Restaurant

51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-5701
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (35 reviews)
“biscuits” (54 reviews)
“hotcakes” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where the locals eat, a well run, tidy place for breakfast. The food was well prepared and promptly served by a friendly staff. The portions were adequate and priced reasonably for a resort area.

Thank Lemonfellow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had special - breakfast tacos (3) - more than I could finish. Prepared my husband’s large bowl of oatmeal exactly as he requested. Food was hot and arrived quickly. Good service. Would return if in area again.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 1st trip to Ocracoke island in nc. We had breakfast here this morning. A good cup of coffee and a plate of gravy biscuits and a bowl of cheese grits. Both were very good and timely. Wait staff was very nice. Pricing was alright...More

Thank Hammockman2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice breakfast today. Menu has all the basics and prices are reasonable considering the location. Service was very good.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get the Pony Potatos, they were so yummy! The pancakes and really everything we ate was great and the servers are very friendly.

Thank APWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favorite for a great breakfast. We have eaten here many times. Service and food preparation is always quick and more than sufficient. Staff is friendly. The food is what I consider, “ good home cooking “.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Appears to be a family run restaurant located behind the Pony Island Motel. We had breakfast here at this little bustling restaurant that even offers outdoor seating. They can accommodate small parties and larger parties alike. I believe there was a party of twelve or...More

Thank Meg F
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a short wait for a table. It was super crowded, but he said it wouldn't be long-figured out the reason is they are SUPER efficient. It could make you feel like a cattle heard, but somehow it didn't. Things were quick-server, food, turnover-but...More

Thank MJ K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you are looking for a great place to get a well prepared and served breakfast, this is it! We ate here two mornings of our visit and were impressed with the speed of service and the quality of the food. Try the taco omelet!

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We tried The Pony for breakfast and were very pleased! Our server was quick and accommodating even with a large crowd in the restaurant. Portions were really generous. We tried hotcakes, a cheese omelet and a basic egg and bacon plate and thoroughly enjoyed it...More

Thank runswithdogs
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sylvia m
7 September 2015|
Response from NCPirate | Reviewed this property |
I am almost 100% certain they are open year round. I used to work, from time-to-time, with the school there in the winter months and I ate there quite often. If you want to make sure, call them (252) 928-5701 and ask. You... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 16
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 252-928-5701
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