United States > North Carolina > Ocracoke
beachbum25 (69) Powellville, Maryland | September 15, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
Good place to stop for lunch on a day trip, grab a T-Shirt, & say "I went to Howard’s", but that’s about it, it really is just a shell of what it used to be. No longer open year round, closes early at night, Local’s avoid it like the plague, & the beer is VERY expensive, even by Ocracoke standards! $7.25 for a Fat Tire or Macro Draft? Food still decent, but it’s almost all basic Pub Grub. Was really looking forward to getting back here, I had been several times in my Pre ratebeer days, it was a major disappointment. There are a lot more fun places to go on the island now, maybe that has caught up w/them. You shouldn’t go to Ocracoke looking to tic beers, you should go looking to kick back, enjoy the vide, & have a good time. There are a lot better places to do that now on Ocracoke than here.
beernovice39 (249) Montana | October 1, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Big tap selection. Place was packed but the bar folks barely spoke to us other than "what you want". Kind of pricey but given the area and what it takes to get here you can’t complain.
Onenote81 (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | May 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 6/5/11. Spent a week in Waves and came over here to Ocracoke for a day, and this place was a "must-stop." Came for lunch. We went a bit early so it wasn’t that busy, but it packed out while we were seated. Decent atmosphere. We sat in this side deck area that was cooled by fans only, no AC. That was a little disappointing, but not a deal-breaker. Service was prompt. Everything was done right, drinks were filled, and everyone was happy. I ordered the shrimp basket, and my wife had the teriyaki tuna sandie. Both plates were decent, but not earth-shattering. The beer list here is insane. Over 200 beers, predominantly bottles. Around 25 taps, with some decent "locals" available. But really, this place would have most anything one would crave as far as beer. Highly recommend.
italianjohn (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | July 25, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place as soon as you come into the village of ocracoke .... its usually packed .... 1/2lb of shrimp is the thing to get they are very tasty and the wings weren’t bad either ..... staff was friendly and the place is big with a long bar ..... 21 beers on tap bells, stone and over 200 bottles with a little bit of the typical styles and lots of local nc brews .... prices most bottles 5 bucks and 7 bucks on tap .... definitely check out this place and zillies
Capa (315) Kitsap, Washington | August 30, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Pretty nice place on the island. The food is normal coastal pub fare - the teriyaki tuna sandwich was really good - and the ambiance is standard tourist resturant style. The beer list is the best part, though. Beers from all around with one or two NC beers on tap and many bottles all laid out in style catagories on the menu. If you want a beer and you’re in the area this is the place to go
doboy (24) Morehead City, North Carolina | December 24, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a great place. Knowledgable wait staff, GREAT tap list and bottle selection. I was like a kid in a candy store! Had about 6 or 7 fishing buddies with me and I got most of the Bud and Lite drinkers to appreciate an Arrogant Bastard on tap!!! I Shot, I Scored!
I will be back!
Bonster (30) Jersey Shore, New Jersey | September 30, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice place off the beaten path so to speak. The only way to get to the island is by ferry but it’s free and runs pretty much every hour. They have a decent selection of Belgians including Avery, Dekoninck, and Three Philosophers. From what I remember they also carry Bell’s, Flying Dog, Young’s, Founders, and Czechvar. The rooftop deck is awesome on nice days.
Scubatrip (36) Annandale, Virginia | December 18, 2006| Updated March 21, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Howard’s is located on the small Outer Banks Island of Ocracoke. It’s accessible only by ferry, which runs at least hourly and is free out of Hatteras. It’s a pretty isolated island, which is played up in tourism ads. It’s still fairly undeveloped, which can bring a welcome change from the non-stop beach houses on the rest of the Outer Banks. In the bar itself, there is a nice mix of micros and macros on tap which are rotated every couple weeks, as well as an extensive menu of 200+ bottles. Lots of seating at the bar, with views of TVs on either end. There is also a rooftop sundeck with a bunch of Adirondak rocking chairs. There’s also a small portable wetbar that they probably utilize in the summer. The food was pretty tasty, and the bartenders were very friendly. This is a great bar, and I’m anxious to go back on a Friday night in the summertime. They also advertise that they’re open "365.25 days a year", so don’t worry about it being closed in the off-season.
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