General Information

Ocracoke businesses gearing up for spring

Updated March 11, 2016

RESTAURANTS OPEN ALL YEAR

School Road Deli: winter hours: Breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Magic Bean. Photo by C. Leinbach

The Magic Bean. Photo by C. Leinbach

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: winter hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., everyday. Check Facebook for community events hosted at Magic Bean.

Zillie’s Island Pantry: extended hours will begin Friday, March 4.  Monday through Thursday, 4 until 7:30 p.m., Friday 4 until 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 until 8 pm. Wine Tasting Easter Weekend, March 26 at 6 p.m.

Gaffer’s Sports Pub: breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ocracoke Station & Deli: Open for breakfast daily at 6 a.m. Short order, grab and go, or sit and enjoy. Ocracoke Station will be bringing back the “Deli Jam” live music in February. (Watch their Facebook page for announcements.) Open til 9 p.m. every day but Sunday when it closes at 8 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar and Grille: Open daily at 4 p.m. and will have random live music.

Eduardo’s Taco Stand: re-opening on March 7. Winter hours will be Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eduardo is committed to serving the Ocracoke community with some discounts for local customers.  Menu options include homemade soups and American-style breakfasts (only during the winter months when breakfast options are limited.) (252) 588-0202

OPENING DATES

Dajio: March 16

Flying Melon

The Flying Melon Cafe

Flying Melon: Easter weekend

Howard’s Pub: Friday, March 18, for our 26th season

Jason’s Restaurant: March 16

Ocracoke Coffee Company: March 25

Ocracoke Oyster Company: March 15.

Pony Island Restaurant: mid-March

Slushy Stand: March 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thai Moon: Easter Weekend, Thursday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

The Back Porch: April 22

RETAIL STORES

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The Variety Store and True Value Hardware: open all year

Captain’s Cargo: open all year

Pirate’s Chest: Daily all year 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Village Thrift in new location: Irvin Garrish Hwy across from Community Square. Winter hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday until April. 

Bella Fiore Pottery: March 9

Island Artworks: If you see a car at the shop, Kathleen is working in her studio and will open. Call her cell number on the door if no one’s at the front.

Island Ragpicker: March 16

Teach’s Hole: March 23 for their 25th season

Negozio: mid-March

Roxy’s Antiques: March hours, Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any other time by appointment.

Ocracoke Garden Center: March 23; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tradewinds Tackle: re-open daily in March. While closed, they’ll post a phone number on the door that anyone can call if they want to meet someone at the store.

Books to Be Red: open some days. Look for the open sign. There’s a number on the door to call if no one’s there when you need to shop.

Down Creek Gallery: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A number is posted to call if you need to shop on Sunday.

Mermaids Folly: March 15

Ocracoke Island Trading Co.: March 15

Over the Moon: mid-March

Village Craftsmen: mid-March. Mail order is available online.

Ocracoke Restoration: March 18.

Secret Garden Gallery: March 17; Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunglass Shop: Easter weekend; note on door has number to call to open

The Community Store: Easter weekend

OTHER

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum:  March 17 at 10 a.m.

Stillwater Spa and Wellness: open all year (252) 588-0267

Ocracoke Massage: open all year (252) 928-5801

Angie’s Gym: open all year; full schedule of yoga and fitness classes. (252) 928-2496

Coyote Music Den (in Community Square): opens Friday, March 18: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories” www.coyotemusic.net for info (252) 928-music (6874)

Graceful Bakery: opening April 8

LODGING

Open year round

Bluff Shoal Motel  (252) 928-4301

Captain’s Landing  (252) 928-1999

The Island Inn  (252) 928-4351

The Pirate’s Quay Condos  (252) 928-6261

Pony Island Motel  (Limited office hours in winter, but there will always be a number to call on the door.) (252) 928-4411

Ocracoke Island Realty has cottages open all winter for full weeks or partial week stays with a 3-night minimum (877) 646-2822. They are taking reservations for three-night rentals any time now for February and March. 

Blue Heron Vacation Rentals available for full or partial week stays. (866) 576-7117.

Crew’s Inn B & B: Open year round. (252) 928-7011

Sand Dollar Motel: Open year round. (252) 928-5571

The Castle B&B and the Castle Courtyard Villas are open for the season. The B&B front office is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (252) 928-3505

The Cove B & B: Open all winter, except January. (252) 928-4192

Opening in March

Anchorage Inn: March 15 (252) 928-1101

Edwards of Ocracoke: March (252) 928-4801

Harborside Motel: Easter Weekend (252) 928-3111

Pam’s Pelican: March 7 (252) 928-1661

Ocracoke Harbor Inn: March 17 (252) 928-5731

Silver Lake Motel: March 24

Thurston House B&B: March 11 (252) 928-6037

Oscar’s House B&B: May 6

Blackbeard’s Lodge: March 24 

 

 

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