What's Open?

Ocracoke is open, and NC has moved into Phase 2 of lifting 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. This spring is a bit different in the midst of a pandemic after 8 months of hurricane recovery.

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.

Beach access: All ORV ramps are open except for 68, which is closed annually for the spring/summer. Purchase an ORV permit online at www.recreation.gov(The Visitor Center is closed.)

Eating & Drinking: (All restaurants are Take-Out only due to COVID-19)

Flying Melon: Opening for season on Wednesday, May 27th for take out and delivery only Tuesday–Saturday, 5-9pm. 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: Opening May 22 for dine-in and take-out. Daily hours: 11:30am– 8:30pm. Call 252-928-4441 for take-out orders.  

Zillie's Island Pantry: Open daily, 1pm-7pm. (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 8am-8pm daily for breakfast and lunch/dinner full menu. Mexican, Guatemalan, and American food. (252) 928-0068. 

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

1718 Brewery: Selling crowlers of beer for carry-out (252) 928-2337. Daily specials. Wednesday-Saturday, 5-8pm.

Plum Pointe: Inside 1718 Brewery. Open Monday-Saturday: 5pm-8pm. Thursday is Steak Night! Daily specials. (252) 928-7586  

Eduardo's Taco Stand: Open daily 8am-2pm and 5–8pm. 252 (928)-0234. 

Helios Hideaway: Opening Friday, May 15th at 7am. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7am–2pm. 

Back Porch Restaurant: Open for Back Porch Pantry selling fresh bread, meats, produce, and more 2-4pm on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Pre-order through their Facebook page.

Ocracoke Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: Open daily, Noon-8pm.

Jason's: Opening ASAP, as early as June 1, for take-out only.  

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Plans to be open June 1. 252-928-0200

SmacNally's Waterfront Bar & Grill: Open May 15th 

Ocracoke Coffee Co.: Opening Memorial Day weekend. Day TBA. 

Thai Moon: Plans to be open by Memorial Day weekend.  

Pony Island Restaurant: Should be open by end of May.

Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Opening May 22nd. 252-928-3481

Dajio: Rebuilding after Dorian. Planning to open in early June.

Gaffer's: Building a new location; opening in October 2020. 

Old Salt Sandwiches: Opening soon in new location at Variety Store parking lot.

Hang Ten Smoothies: Planning to open by Memorial Day. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am–7pm.

SmacNally's Waterfront Bar & Grill: Open May 15th 

Ocracoke Coffee Co.: Opening Memorial Day weekend. Day TBA. 

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Opening Friday, May 22nd. Hours: 7am-1pm, 7days/week

(Out of business in 2020: Graceful Bakery, Jolly Roger Pub & Marina)


Ocracoke Variety Store: Open 8am–7pm daily. ABC Store and Hardware store open regular hours. Due to COVID, there is now a TEXT 4 PICK UP service. Text Tommy at 252-921-0282 with your order and it will be delivered to your car once you arrive at the Variety Store. This system has been implemented for a couple of weeks and is working extremely well. PLEASE do not hesitate to use this service.

Books to Be Red: Open daily, 10am–5pm. 

Over the Moon: Open by appointment only. More information on the sign on the door.

Village Craftsmen: Open by appointment only starting Wednesday, May 20th. Text *only* 252-921-0479 for appointment

Island Artworks: Open by appointment only. Information with phone number on the door.

Ocracoke Island Trading Co: Open daily, 11am-5pm.

Ocracoke Seafood Company (Fish House): Open 12-5pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

Kitty Hawk Kites: Opening May 16th, 10am–6:30pm

Island Ragpicker: Should be open by end of May 

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: Opening May 16th for the season.

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

Tradewinds Tackle: Open daily, 8am–4pm. Will increase hours as needed. 

Sunglass Shop: Will post open times on door. Allowing one party at a time inside to shop.

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

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

Moonraker Tea Shop: Opening in June. Online sales available earlier.

(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: Will open May 27th.  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

Harborside Motel & Gift Shop: Plans to re-open after 4th of July.

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: Opening mid-June

Sand Dollar Motel: Opening mid-June

Silver Lake Motel: 

Teeter's Campground: 252-588-2030


Wheelie Fun: Opens May 16th. 9am-6pm. 252-921-0216

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

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: Taking reservations for private charters beginning in June. 252-928-SAIL (7245)

The Coyote Music Den 2.0 “Private Livestream”: Open for digital streaming music events! Tuesdays - starting May 19th Coyote - Marcy & Lou streamed live on Facebook page and YouTube channel; Wednesdays - starting May 20th Martin Garrish & Coyote streamed live on The Ocracoke Rockers Facebook page. More info: coyotemusic.net  All concerts are free, tips appreciated. Tips at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden www.venmo.com/coyotemusicden Special Memorial Day Weekend: Martin Garrish & Ocracoke Rockers concerts to be streamed from a remote location! Details to be announced. 

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: Tentative opening June 1st.

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

Ocracoke Library: Open M-F, 3-7pm Limit three people at a time. We are in our temporary location at the WOVV Radio Station studio through May 31st. Will be relocating for June. Details TBA. 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 in school circle on School Road, Sundays at 10am. 

Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian: Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian is away from Ocracoke for the duration of the COVID 19 pandemic due to high risk family members. Please contact the clinic at 252-923-3787. There will be some availability by phone throughout for questions or records forwarding. Please order through 800Petmeds for any medication during our absence. Chewy will have a hard time reaching Dr. Trent by phone.

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

Ocracoke Variety Store: Open 8am–7pm daily. ABC Store and Hardware store open regular hours. Due to COVID, there is now a TEXT 4 PICK UP service. Text Tommy at 252-921-0282 with your order and it will be delivered to your car once you arrive at the Variety Store. This system has been implemented for a couple of weeks and is working extremely well. PLEASE do not hesitate to use this service.

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: 

Mental Health Services: Through funding provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, the Ocracoke Interfaith Relief and Recovery Team has secured the services of mental health professional Earle Irwin to serve the needs residents on Ocracoke through July 2020; providing confidential mental health support and education at no charge to residents. While Stay-At-Home orders are in place, Earle is available for phone or video chats, by email or text, or by arrangement for outdoor walks or porch sits that honor physical distancing requirements. For appointments and questions, please contact Earle at 703-863-1243 or earleirwin@gmail.com

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.