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Gaffer's Sports Pub

1050 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605
+1 252-928-3456
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“wings” (62 reviews)
“reuben” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1050 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were a little nervous when we walked in the restaurant at 5:30, and the place was empty. That would usually mean a poor restaurant, but no problem. Just a quiet night, I guess. The service was great. We had fried cheese...More

1  Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us came in for Happy Hour (3-5) and 50 cent wings. Together we demolished 48 wings, all of which were awesome. I did however, expect more heat from the Carolina Reaper sauce. Good service, cold beers, and cool atmosphere. Will return next time...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our 10 day visit to Ocracoke, we ate at six or more restaurants. Gaffer's is one of the better local sports. Typical sports bar with good seafood, burgers, chili and such. I think the piece of fried flounder was the best I ever had.

Thank DonM4720
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gaffers is a great restaurant/bar from friends and family!!! Don't miss this gem when you visit Ocracoke Island!!!

Thank Ralph E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So the dinner special was " Fresh Parmesan encrusted drum" seriously folks...it was frozen in the middle and super fishy (which is unusual for drum) Let's call it blue fish. The waitress reeked of weed and I'm sure she just burnt one just before coming...More

Thank kensleync
Ashley H, Owner at Gaffer's Sports Pub, responded to this review

We don't usually respond to reviews because we feel everyone is entitled to their opinion. I spoke to your whole group several times and was told everyone was happy and having a great time. This is total nonsense and if you feel the need to...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Food was terrific! We had a toddler that was behaving like a toddler, and the owners went out their way to make her happy! We will be back!

Thank sws17
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I would HIGHLY recommend eating here! My husband and I had a great meal - FRESH and prepared perfectly. The owner was there, came by and spoke to us for a bit and was a pretty chill guy. After a long day of exploring the...More

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After another great getaway to Ocracoke we went for Breakfast again and loved it again. Seems to have become our go to stop in the morning before heading home. Great Staff, Food, and reasonably priced. Thanks and we will be back!

Thank 900susan
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Called in an order to go and as in the past they were excellent. Great service and great wings. I like the flavor name rusty.

Thank WCUcody
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to come check this place out, glad I did, especially off season! Everything was good, my daughter just ate a nice plate of bacon, (which she enjoyed) will definitely come back later I'm the year.

Thank Anthony R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it open in November 2015?
10 October 2015|
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Response from Ashley H | Property representative |
Yes we are definitely open year round!! Amazing Thanksgiving buffet...we make the restaurant like our home...everyone welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-3456
  • E-mail
Fresh local seafood, great burgers and specialty sandwiches, vegetarian options, kids menu, game room, NFL Ticket, Happy Hour Daily 5-7 1/2 price apps at the bar, Best Live Music Venue on the island, southern hospitality!!