What's Open?

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What's Open?

Your off-season post-Dorian guide to what's open and when.

Ocracoke's winters are lovely and quiet... 

During the off-season, we update this page each week so that residents and visitors know where to go. This year, it will be a bit different, because Ocracoke is different after Dorian.

Street-side debris pick-up will continue through the winter. Keep hauling it to the "curb" or take it all the way to Hwy 12 across from the Pub. Visitors, beware of debris as you walk, bike, or drive. 

Eating & Drinking:

Flying Melon Cafe: Open Wednesday–Saturday for dinner, 5-9pm. For the first time ever, the Melon plans to be open on weekends through the winter. 

Zillie's Island Pantry: Open daily, 4pm-7:30pm. (252) 928-9036. 

Sorella's: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm, serving pizza, stromboli, calzones, house salad, chicken parmesan, and a Mexican special every day (252) 928-7777. 

Taqueria 504 Suazo's: Open 8am-6pm daily for breakfast and lunch/dinner full menu. Mexican, Guatemalan, and American food. (252) 928-0068

1718 Brewery: Open Monday–Saturday at 5pm. (252) 928-2337. On Wednesdays, bring your own carryout from other restaurants. Live music every week. 

Plum Pointe: Inside 1718 Brewery. Open Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 5pm-8:30pm. Thursday is Steak Night! Saturdays: 12pm-8:30pm. (252) 928-7586

Howard's Pub: Will open for their 30th season on Tuesday, March 3 with a pre-season menu and modified hours. Tuesday  – Saturday; Noon until 8:30pm.  


The Anchorage Inn 252-928-1101

Berkley Manor Suites 252-928-0133

Bluff Shoal Motel 252- 928-4301

Blue Heron Realty 252-928-7117

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

Ocracoke Island Realty 877-646-2822

Pam’s Pelican B&B 252-928-1661

Pony Island Motel & Cottages 252-928-4411


Drumstick Sportfishing, Dreamgirl Sportfishing, Gecko Sportfishing are all open for charters.   

Tradewinds Tackle: Going fishing? Tradewinds has a number on the door -- call it and they will come open for you! 


Ocracoke Variety Store: Open 8am–7pm daily. ABC Store and Hardware store open regular hours.

Ocracoke Cigars: Open on demand. Feel free to call or just stop by anytime. 972-814-0886 

Downpoint Decoys: Open! The number is on the door and they will gladly meet anyone who calls.

Ride the Wind Surf Shop: Open Tuesday - Saturday 1pm - 7pm

Books to Be Red: Open most days 11am-4:30pm.

Downcreek Gallery: Open every day, 10:30-5.

Island Artworks: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5.

Bella Fiore: Bella is open this week from 11-2 for Valentine's Day shopping. Opening for the season the second week of March. Spring hours: 10-4. Summer hours: 10-6. 



Beach access: All ORV ramps are open. The Lifeguard Beach access is closed because the parking lot is now the official FEMA dump.

Beach Ride Rentals: Open year 'round. 252-916-0133

Angie's Gym: Open! Please check the MindBody App or angiesgym.com for the updated class schedule. 

Schooner Windfall sailing charters: Capt. Rob wants to take you sailing! Call him at 252-921-0178 or 252-928-SAIL. 

Stillwater Spa & Wellness: By appointment only. Working out of Castle B&B location only. stillwaterspa@gmail.com

Deep Blue Day Spa/Yoga with Amy: Call for appointment/class schedule. 252-921-0182.

Ocracoke Island Yoga: Check out what's available each week on their Facebook page. Classes are $15 for a drop in class; class packages are available. No experience necessary! Mats & props provided.

Beach Feet Nails: Appointments available. Text/call Molly at 856-577-7983.

Drum Stick Fishing Charters: Taking reservations for 2020. Call 252-921-0011.

Restless Native Boat Rentals: Taking reservations for 2020. Call 252-921-0011.


Ocracoke Post Office: Open regular hours.

Ocracoke Health Center: The Ocracoke Health Center is back in their building! Call 252-928-1511 to make an appointment.

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). All visits are by appointment, at the person's home, business, etc. and payments is by cash/credit card at time of visit. Call Gail Covington at 252-996-0511 to arrange care.

Tideland EMC: Tideland's Ocracoke office was damaged and is being repaired. It's open on a limited basis. 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.

First National Bank: The bank is open regular hours. 

Gas Station: (Sometimes we have gas). Gas is back! For now. (It comes and goes.)

Ocracoke Library: Open in temporary quarters in the lobby of WOVV radio station -- follow the walkway and come up the stairs on the right side of the building. Monday-Friday, 1-5pm. Laptops; wi-fi; free printing, copying, scanning. No fax. We have some books and DVDs to check out to residents, and lots more donated books that can be borrowed or kept (for a small donation.) 

Ocracoke Lifesaving Church: 11am worship service on Sundays. Sunday School is at 9:30am. 

Ocracoke United Methodist Church: Sunday service at 9am at the Rec Hall. Youth Group at the Rec Hall Fridays at 6pm. Adult Bible Study Mondays at 6pm in Rec Hall.

Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian: Use phone number 252-923-3787, leave a message, and Dr. Laura Trent will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

Everything else remains closed. See below for target opening dates for Ocracoke businesses. Please let us know (at ocracokecurrent@gmail.com) if there's something to add, change, or delete! 

Lodging: Blackbeard’s Lodge, Cove Bed & Breakfast (March 2020), Captain’s Landing Waterfront Inn (Office open 11am to 3pm to take reservations-call and leave a message, we will return your call), Crew’s Inn B&B (April 2020), Ocracoke Harbor Inn, Oscar’s House B&B (late April 2020), Sand Dollar Motel (January 2020), Harborside Motel & Gift Shop, Silver Lake Motel, Edwards of Ocracoke Cottages (March 2020), Teeter’s Campground (March 1st 2020), Thurston House Inn.

Restaurants: Back Porch Restaurant, Back Porch Lunchbox, Dajio (Spring 2020), Eduardo’s Taco Stand (early March 2020; new location next to Spencer's Market), Fig Tree Bakery & Deli, Gaffer’s (April 2020; new location near Berkley Manor), Helios Hideaway, Jason’s Restaurant (March 2020), Jolly Roger Pub & Marina, Ocracoke Coffee Co. (April 1, 2020), Ocracoke Oyster Company (March 1, 2020, new location), Pony Island Restaurant (April 2020), Slushy Stand (March 2020), Thai Moon.

Shops: Harborside Gift Shop, Island Ragpicker, Kitty Hawk Kites, Mermaid’s Folly, Ocracoke Preservation Museum & Gift Shop, Ocracoke Seafood Co., Ocracoke Island Trading Co., Over the Moon, Pirate's Chest, Sunflower Studio, Sunglass Shop, YouMeUs Designs, Village Craftsmen

Recreation: Anchorage Marina (3/15/20) Native Parasail, Ocracoke Island Golf Carts, Rascal Charter Boats, Wheelie Fun Golf Carts (new location next to Pony Island Motel).  

Entertainment: Deepwater Theater, Coyote Music Den (new location for 2020)

For Ocracoke residents ONLY: 

OcracokeStrong community meals: Lunch weekdays at 11am at the Community Center, 2-3 days/week. These meals are for full-time residents ONLY. 

Fire Mart (Ocracoke Disaster Relief): The Bread of Life Food Pantry, temporarily located in the Fire Station, is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am to 1pm. In March, the Pantry will move back to its location at the Lifesaving Church.

Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) For information, contact Ivey Belch at 252-921-0021. Ocracoke residents are invited to contact the Firehouse Committee for assistance from the Outer Banks Community Foundation fund by emailing ocracokerecoveryfund@gmail.com. If you have concerns or immediate emergency needs please email unmet@oirrt.org or admin@oirrt.org and a case worker will be instructed to contact you.

More Hurricane Recovery information: Teresa Adams will have office hours in the Hyde County office at the Community Center, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-Noon. She has information on Individual Assistance (for people who have been denied Small Business Administration (SBA) loans); food stamp information; housing applications to elevate homes; Legal Aid info; Back At Home; Trillium information; re-entry permits and and permits for people who want their families to help; contractors lists; and various online information. Her phone number is 252-921-0053. The Legal Aid number is 866-219-5262. 



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