Howard’s Pub, Ocracoke Island, NC

If you are on Ocracoke Island, Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar is a great place to visit.  If you are not already on the island, it is a long way from nowhere.  We visited when we went to see the Ocracoke Lighthouse, and had a great time.  The staff and customers were all friendly.  The decor is an unusual collection of memorabilia, including beer signs and license plates.  

The food here is not the greatest, but it is okay, based on the Caesar salad we had.  They have a good selection of beer, with 24 beers on draft, and 200 bottled beers.  There is also a fairly extensive wine list.  The menu is quite extensive and features a lot of locally caught seafood, in addition to all the regular menu items like burgers, subs and salads.  They also have a kids’ menu.

There is an up-side to taking the ferry over to Ocracoke: we experienced a beautiful sunset on the way home and also enjoyed the crowd of laughing gulls that follow the ferry, hoping for handouts.

You can find the Howard’s Pub website at  

UPdATE: we have returned to Howard’s Pub many times, and have come to really enjoy it, including the food.

Original post September 28, 2010

© Susan L. Stone 2015