What's Open?

Updated 3 weeks ago
What's Open?
Ocracoke's fall season remains busy.

NC is in Phase 3 of COVID restrictions. Here's what to expect.

During the off-season, we update this page each week so that residents and visitors know where to go. 2020 is a bit different (understatement!) in the midst of a pandemic after a year of hurricane recovery. So we are continuing the "What's Open?" page all year long.

We are updating this month with seasonal closings as we learn of them. Keep checking back!

Face coverings are REQUIRED in North Carolina. Read all about that requirement here. 

As North Carolina eases COVID-19 restrictions, the NC Department of Health and Human Services and local public health officials are asking people that leave home to remember the Three W’s – Wear. Wait. Wash.
  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Beach access: All ORV ramps are open except for 68, which is closed annually for the spring/summer. Make campground reservations or purchase an ORV permit online at www.recreation.gov(The Visitor Center is closed, but there are restrooms open.) Night driving opens on September 15th.

Eating & Drinking: (Some restaurants are open for dining-in; some are carry-out only)

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open in NEW location between Books to Be Red and Sorella's (former site of Ocracoke Bar & Grill). Open Sunday & Monday 4pm–9pm; Tuesday through Saturday 11am–9pm. Open all winter. 

Flying Melon: Take out and delivery only Tuesday–Saturday, 5-9pm. FULL drink service (beer, wine, liquor) at picnic tables in the yard -- pick up your to-go order and enjoy it al fresco. FREE delivery for orders over $25. Please call to place orders: 252-928-2533. Check their Facebook page for latest menu updates.

Howard's Pub: Open for dine-in and take-out every day from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm serving a full menu along with cocktails, wine and a variety of draft and bottled beers. Call 252-928-4441 for take-out orders.  

Zillie's Island Pantry: Open daily, Noon-8pm. (252) 928-9036. Zillie’s gift cards and merchandise are available for sale online at zillies.com, by phone or email @ info@zillies.com. 

Taqueria 504 Suazo's: Open Monday 8am-4pm, Tuesday–Sunday 8am-6pm for breakfast and lunch/dinner full menu. Mexican, Guatemalan, and American food carry-out. (252) 928-0068. 

Sorella's Pizza & Pasta: Take-out and Delivery: Open nightly 5-8pm with full menu. 252-928-7777.

1718 Brewery: Open daily 12noon–9pm. 

Plum Pointe Kitchen: Inside 1718 Brewery. Open daily, Noon-9pm. Daily specials. (252) 928-7586  

Eduardo's Taco Stand: Tuesday–Saturday 8am-2pm and 5–8pm. Sunday 8am–2pm. Closed Monday. 252 (928)-0234. 

Helios Hideaway: Open Monday-Saturday, 7am–2pm for carryout. See menu here

Back Porch Market: Open for Back Porch Market (in Back Porch Restaurant porch) selling fresh bread, meats, produce, meal kits, pies, wines, and more 12–5pm Tuesday–Saturday. Back Porch Market will stay open through winter, as season slows they may reduce our hours/days based upon demand.

Back Porch Lunchbox: To-go sandwiches, salads, protein bowls, cold drinks, and more! Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm.

Ocracoke Fudge & Ice Cream Shop in Community Square: Open daily, 10am–10pm.

Jason's: Open Monday–Saturday 11am–2pm and 5pm–9pm for eat-in or carry-out; closed Sundays. Mask required to pick up carry-out, or Jason's staff will bring your order to your car. Open through fall and winter until at least February 1st; at some point dinner will go to 5-8pm.

Thai Moon: Open for carry-out. 252-928-5100. Thai Moon will be open by reservation only on limited days until mid-December. We encourage all guests to call us ahead of their visit to confirm availability and reserve a pick up. 

Pony Island Restaurant: Open daily 7am–11:30am. Take-out; curbside pickup available. Back patio is now open for limited dine-in service. 252-928-5701. 

Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11–5.

Dajio: Open daily 3pm-11pm 

Old Salt Sandwiches: New location for 2020 at Variety Store parking lot. Open 11am-3pm. Call-ins are welcome 252-340-0245.

Hang Ten Smoothies: Open Monday-Saturday 11am–7pm. Real fruit smoothies, iced coffee, fresh-squeezed lemonade.

SmacNally's Waterfront Bar & Grill: Open for dine-in (on the dock) and take-out: 252-928-9999 

Ocracoke Coffee Co.: Open Monday–Saturday, 7am-5pm. Open Sunday 7am-1pm. 

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Open daily 7am–4pm for window service.

Slushy Stand: Ice cream, slushies, bike rentals, and more! Open daily 9:30am–10pm. The Slushy Stand will be open until the Sunday after Thanksgiving; hours will be posted on our Facebook page.

Out of business in 2020: Gaffer's (moving off the island), Graceful Bakery (out of business), Jolly Roger Pub & Marina (open in 2021)


Ocracoke Variety Store: Open daily 7am–8pm Face coverings required.

Books to Be Red: Open daily, 10am–5pm. Masks required. Will be open into January; hours may be reduced.

Over the Moon: Open 10am–6pm daily. Masks required.

Village Craftsmen: Open daily 11am-5pm. Mask covering nose and mouth required to be worn in the gallery.

Island Artworks: Open Monday–Saturday 11am–4pm. Open until January 1st.

Back Porch Restaurant/Market: Open for Back Porch Market selling fresh bread, meats, produce, meal kits, pies, wines, and more 12–5pm Tuesday–Saturday. Pre-order through their Facebook page.

Ocracoke Island Trading Co: Open daily, 10am-7pm.

Ocracoke Seafood Company (Fish House): Open Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm.

Kitty Hawk Kites: Open daily 10am–6:30pm

Island Ragpicker: Open daily 10am-6pm

Ride the Wind: Open daily 9am–7pm. Rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons

Down Creek Gallery: Open daily, 10am–6pm

Ocracoke Garden Center: Open daily 10am-2pm. No-touch checkout available.

Bella Fiore: Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.

Mermaid's Folly: Opening in 2020; no date set.

Tradewinds Tackle: Open daily, 7am–7pm. Open through Thanksgiving weekend and a phone number on the door after that time.

Sunglass Shop: Open Monday–Saturday at 10am. Owner's cell number is on door. 

Ocracoke Island Trading Co.: Open daily, 10am-5pm. 252-921-0058. Open until November 29, 2020.

Down Point Decoys: Open year 'round by appointment only. Call 252-921-0059 or 252-921-0187.

Moonraker Tea Shop: Open daily, 12-5. Online and pick-up orders available. Moonraker Tea Shop will be open until at least December for holiday shopping. moonrakerteashop.com

Zillie's Island Pantry: Open daily, Noon-8pm. (252) 928-9036. 

Ocracoke Island Woodworks 158 Ocean View Rd. 252-928-7001

(Closed for 2020: Native Seafood -- but some pop-up sales may happen if there's a good catch!)


Thurston House Inn: Open: 252-928-6037

The Anchorage Inn: Open: 252-928-1101

Berkley Manor Suites: 252-928-0133

Bluff Shoal Motel: 252- 928-4301 

Blue Heron Realty: 252-928-7117

Captain's Landing Suites: 

Castle Bed & Breakfast & Courtyard Villas: 252-928-3505 

Edward's of Ocracoke: Open 252-928-4801

Jerniman's Campground & Golf Carts: Open Monday–Wednesday: 6am-3pm; Thursday–Saturday: 6am-11pm. 252-650-4202

Ocracoke Island Realty: 877-646-2822

Pam’s Pelican B&B: 252-928-1661 

Pony Island Motel & Cottages: 252-928-4411

Oscar's House(252) 928-1311. Open all year except for Thanksgiving week and Christmas week.

Blackbeard's Lodge: 252-928-3421

Sand Dollar Motel: Still re-building from Dorian damage

Harborside Motel & Gift Shop: Still re-building from Dorian damage

Teeter's Campground: 252-588-2030


Wheelie Fun: Open 9am-6pm. Open until December 1st. 252-921-0216

Ocracoke Golf Carts: Open daily 8am-8pm. 252-928-0090

Ocracoke Massage open year 'round.

Beach Feet Nails open year 'round.

Ocracoke Beach Fires: Under new ownership in 2020. Set up and clean up beach fire service. Email ocracokebeachfires252@gmail.com or call (252)588-2300 to make your reservation.

Portsmouth Island Shelling: formerely Portsmouth Island ATVS will be taking shelling trips all fall weather permitting. 252-928-4484. 

Beach Ride RentalsContact 252-916-0133 for reservations for 4x4 rentals.

OBX Rentals & Shuttles: Open for Drop-Off Shuttle or a Beach Tour Shuttle. Reserve via Facebook or call/text at 252-908-2994. Customers will be required to wear a mask.

Ocracoke Marina (Anchorage Marina)Open 7 days/week 6am–6pm

Restless Native Boat Rentals: Opening Memorial Day weekend: 8am-8pm, renting 21' and 24' boats. 252-921-0011

Schooner Windfall II sailing charters: Sailing daily at sunset and earlier. Call for reservations. Face masks required. 252-928-SAIL (7245)

Coyote Music Den: Open for digital streaming music events! Tuesdays–Marcy & Lou (with digital guests) at www.facebook.com/coyotemusicden;on Wednesdays–Martin Garrish & Coyote at www.facebook.com/martingarrishandfriends. All concerts are free, tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School.

Ocracoke Island Yoga: Check out what's available in online classes each week on their Facebook page.

Angie's Gym: Angie is providing live classes on Zoom. Contact her 252-928-2496 or info@angies-gym.com for more information.

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum: Closed until NC is in Stage #3

(Closed for 2020: Native Parasail)

Fishing Charters: 

Capt. Ernie Doshier of Gecko  252-921-0095

Capt. Farris O’Neal of Cap’B 252-921-0011 or 252-928-1421

Cat. Rob Orr of Laura Linn 252-368-8283

Capt. Stevie Wilson of Dream Girl Sportfishing 252-588-0450

Capt. Spencer Gaskins of South Wind Charters 252-588-2105

Capt. Norman Miller of Rascal 252-928-6111

Capt. Ryan O'Neal & Capt. Ronnie O’Neal of Miss Kathleen and Tarheel Sportfishing 252-928-8064

Capt. Marcus Lawson of ClamdiggerFloundergigger charters 252-921-0279

Capt. John Ferrara of Fish Tale Charters 252-928-3403 or 252-921-0224

Capt. Russel Williams guide service and charters 252 588-0185


Ocracoke Post Office: Open regular hours.

First National Bank: Open for drive-through services only. Other services by appointment only. Call 252-928-5231 for assistance.

Ocracoke Health Center: Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Call the office 252-928-1511 during office regular hours for an appointment. If you are having an emergency, call 9-1-1. Ocracoke Health Center is offering telephone and telemedicine appointments and continues to be the pickup location for Beach Pharmacy medications. Prescriptions must be pre-paid with Beach Pharmacy. If your last name begins with A-L, pick up your prescription from 2-3pm. If your last name begins with M-Z, pick up your prescription between 3-4pm. 

Island Mobile Medical Care, PA is open for non-life threatening illness, lacerations and infections. Hours are 6am-12 midnight 7 days a week. On Ocracoke every day (except Tues. and Wed). Payments by cash/credit card at time of visit. Call Gail Covington at 252-996-0511 to arrange care.

Tideland EMC: Phone 800-637-1079 to speak with a service representative, or 800-882-1001 to make payments and report outages, or access the online member portal from the Tideland homepage.

Gas Station: Gas is back! We've got new gas pumps. Pump away! Pay-at-the-pump 24/7.

Ocracoke Library: Temporary location open at Deepwater Theater. Open M–F 1-5pm and Sat. 9am-1pm. Text branch manager Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283 or email at shorn@bhmlib.org for information about online services. The library's website is bhmlib.org

Ocracoke Lifesaving Church and Ocracoke United Methodist Church: Worshipping together. More info on Kingdom on Ocracoke Facebook page.  Drive-in church at Books to Be Red lawn, Sundays at 10am. 

Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian: Please contact the clinic at 252-923-3787 for an appointment. 

Ocracoke's Lightship Realty: Full service real estate brokerage. 252-928-2809

Island SignsBack up and running after Dorian. Call John at 252-021-0224

Online/Mail Order Shopping: Stuck at home? Missing Ocracoke? Contact your favorite shops -- most are available for mail order purchases. 

Please let us know (at ocracokecurrent@gmail.com) if there's something to add, change, or delete! 

For Ocracoke residents ONLY: 

Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) For general information, contact Administrative Assistant Alicia Peel at apeel@oirrt.org or 252-921-0348, both residents and nonresidents are welcome to send inquiries here. If you are a resident and have not yet been entered into casework, and would like to be, please contact Head Caseworker Trisha Davis at tdavis@oirrt.org.




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