A fall evening at the entrance to Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach
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As winter approaches, most Ocracoke shops and restaurants close for the season and islanders get ready for next year or take their own vacations hither and yon around the globe.
The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold a “Shop Local” day on Sunday, Dec. 9. Details will be posted when they are finalized.
Below is a list of restaurant seasonal closings as of now.
Thanksgiving Buffets, Nov. 22 (reservations recommended or required):
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: 11:30 a.m. to 4 pm.
Gaffer’s: Noon to 4 p.m.
Upcoming closings or limited hours:
Jason’s Restaurant: Last day of the season: Saturday, Nov. 17.
The Slushy Stand: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ice cream is half price from Nov. 23 to 25. Closing Sunday, Nov. 25.
Ocracoke Coffee Co.: Sunday, Nov. 25.
Sorella’s and Pizza: Seasonal closing TBD; closed Thanksgiving
Plum Pointe Kitchen (inside 1718 Brewing Ocracoke): open through Thanksgiving; reopen Dec. 26 to 30; then open once a weekend TBD Jan. to March
Open year round (though some have periodic closings over the winter):
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar
Old Salt food truck
Ocracoke Bar & Grille
Ocracoke Oyster Company
Taqueria 504 Suazo’s food truck
1718 Brewing Ocracoke (weekends)
Zillie’s Island Pantry, Monday to Thursday: 1 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday to Sunday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Wine Tasting, 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24. Reservations required.
SEASONAL RESTAURANT CLOSINGS:
Jolly Roger: closed
Fig Tree/Sweet Tooth: closed
Dajio: closed for the season
Thai Moon: closed
Flying Melon: closed
Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: closed
Howard’s Pub: Closed until March
Back Porch Restaurant: closed.
The Pony Island Restaurant: closed
Sweet Tooth: closed