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Howard's Pub

1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
+1 252-928-4441
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“conch fritters” (33 reviews)
“burgers” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (85 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1175 Irvin Garris Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960-9601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not my favorite restaurant on the island. Typical bar food. We ordered oysters on the half shell for lunch, but they were tiny. It would have taken three of them to fill up a cracker.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hit this place twice in one day because we were so satisfied with the service, drinks and food , even bought the tee shirt! Great atmosphere to start or end your day before boarding or exiting from the ferry, highly recommend

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed sandwiches and soup here for lunch. Everything was very tasty and our server was extremely efficient. I highly recommend this pub for lunch. You will not be disappointed.

Thank 6632Gary1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bite to eat after cycling and ferrying from Frisco. I don't know if it was cause I was so darn hot and hungry but that draft and grilled mahi mahi sandwich was absolutely delicious. I don't normally get excited about tartare...More

Thank yuratowel
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a day on the beach, and craving something besides seafood, after hitting this island for over 35 years, I finally hit Howard's Pub. I will be back! Phennomenal burgers and great beer. Quick service. Will definitely hit this every time we...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a great meal at Howard's. We were seated quickly in the screened porch space. The service was attentive, helpful, and quick. The food came out quickly and was very well prepared. They have a great selection of beer and a varied menu. Well...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would give them the benefit of tired from the end of the season. Felt like I was lucky to be there. I think the biggest problem I had was no WIFI. Food was good.

Thank Carlton C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not Ocracoke without a stop at Howard’s! Delicious fried shrimp w/ yummy, creamy mac n cheese sides! Prosecco served in such cute stemless Howard’s wine glasses that I had to buy one! Also grabbed cute new Howard’s T-shirt’s and cups for them fam!

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to the island on vacation for 18+ years and i have always enjoyed coming to Howards and labeled them as the best restaurant on the island. But a lot has changed over time. The service is still great but the atmosphere...More

Thank J_Elkins18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hamburgers, fish and beer were all great. Cool Tees. Busy so may have to wait. Rings very good. need more stout beer.

Thank SouthCal636
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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