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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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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

décor is western and good western music making you wish to get up and dance. the food was excellent. I will be going back.

Thank b0jan76
Vinton, Virginia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and very good eats. Had heard about this place for years, and finally got the chance to stop in for lunch. Food was great, and good variety, also a huge beer selection. Fun place for a couple, or the whole family. Has to be a regular stop now.

Thank Dawg8686
Zionville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Ocracoke quite a few years ago and had lunch at Howard's Pub. On our most recent trip, we had the opportunity to return. Being an island with ferry service, there are not a lot of options on Ocracoke. Many restaurants are seasonal as well. Howard's is one that stays busy it seems. The atmosphere is certainly beachy. Lots... More 

Thank Tuckasegee
New Bern, North Carolina
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Late afternoon no wait. Walk right in sat down and had shrimp dinners in 10 minutes. Great waitstaff. Didn't care for the cole slaw, everything else was great.

Thank R_Seagle
Lynchburg, Virginia
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun little place to grab a beer and people watch ( my favorite thing in the whole wide world)-smiling- The atmosphere is great with LOTS to see on the walls and ceiling of the restaurant. The staff was nice too. Grab one of those beers on the tap, you won't be sorry. OH! Grab a shirt at the front desk... More 

Thank Traveling-A-Plenty
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a family tradition of ours to visit Howard's Pub for lunch each year as a day trip from our stay in Avon. This year did not disappoint. We had the same good food and service. In fact, we had the same server we've had the past three years. Didn't get his name. The man was on a mission of... More 

Thank Runnwlf
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

3 of us had shrimp sandwich, barbecue and a cheeseburger. Good was tasty and service was very nice. Atmosphere is fun and there is seating on an upstairs deck to see the ocean and the sound...deck is open for an hourvaftet sunset.

Thank sammegsmom
nags head
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's our kind of place! Great staff with a cool place to hang for cold beverages! Always make it our first stop. Never disappointed with the drive and ferry ride when we see the Howard's Pub sign come into view. See you next time fellas!

Thank 900susan
Cobourg, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there couple to times. Servers very friendly and willing to chat to tourists (when traffic was slow) about the area. Food of good quality and reasonably priced. Our hosts were disappointed that there didn't appear to be any Duke banners/flags/etc. Howards has decorated it interior with all sorts of banners, plates, flags - interesting stuff.

Thank gerrywalker36
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390 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met several friends for dinner and enjoyed our meals on the porch. Howard's is large enough to handle large groups easily. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The grilled tuna was especially good.

Thank WCUcody

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