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Ocracoke Island is open for all amidst the waning COVID-19 pandemic and businesses have opened for the season. As of Friday, May 14, in most settings, indoors or outdoors, the state of North Carolina will no longer require people to wear a mask or to be socially distant. See story here.
Current ferry schedules can be found here.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, health officials do not want to see a resurgence. Hyde County Health Director Luana Gibbs said, “Get your shot, wear your mask and socially distance yourself if you have not gotten your shot.”
For contact information for the businesses below, visit the Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority website here.
Ocracoke Variety Store: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
ABC store: Open
1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m.
Plum Pointe Kitchen: (Inside 1718 Brewing) Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. Daily specials. 252-928-7586.
Helios’ Hideaway: Open for breakfast and lunch; Mon-Sat 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jerniman’s: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner; Thursday through Tuesday at 7 a.m.; beer bar open to 11 p.m.
Sorella’s Pasta & Pizza: Open for takeout and delivery; full menu; Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. 928-7777
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Open daily 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ocracoke Coffee Company: Open 7 a.m. to noon
Zillie’s: Open. 252-928-9036.
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open. Call 252-928-0200.
Taqueria450Suazo: Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Call 252-928-0068.
Old Salt Sandwiches & Such (food truck located at the Variety Store): Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Jason’s: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Ocracoke Seafood Company (the Fish House): Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Native Seafood: Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Howard’s Pub: Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pony Island Restaurant: Open for breakfast, 7 to 11:30 a.m.
Thai Moon: Open
Slushy Stand: Open all year 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: Open
Hang Ten Smoothies: Open
Flying Melon Cafe: Open
Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Open
Back Porch Restaurant/Market: Open 5 to 8 p.m. for dine-in. Abbreviated market open then, too.
Back Porch Lunch Box: Open
Howard’s Pub: Open.
Jolly Roger: Closed
Captain’s Landing: Open
The Castle B&B and Courtyard Villas: Open
Edwards of Ocracoke cottage rentals: Open
Oscar’s House: Open
Bluff Shoal Motel: Open
Silver Lake Motel: Open
Ocracoke Harbor Inn: Open
Ocracoke Island Realty: Open
Blue Heron Realty: Open
Thurston House B&B: Open
Anchorage Inn: Open all year
Pony Island Motel: Open
NPS Campground: Open all year. http://www.recreation.gov
Teeter’s Campground: Open
Jerniman’s Campground: Open
Blackbeard’s Lodge: Open
Pam’s Pelican B&B: Open
Harborside Motel: Open
Sand Dollar Motel: Open
Crew’s Inn: Open
Bella Fiore: Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Down Creek Gallery: Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm.
Village Craftsmen: Open 11-4 Monday to Saturday; closed Sunday
Island Ragpicker: Open 11 am to 5 pm
Ride The Wind Surf Shop: Open daily; kayak rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons.
Kitty Hawk Kites: Open
Ocracoke Garden Center: Open 10 am to 2 pm
Pirates Chest: Open
Captain’s Cargo: Open
Sea Break (in Community Square): Open noon to 4:30 p.m.
Moonraker Tea Shop (Spencer’s Market): Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 pm.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Sunglass Shop (Spencer’s Market): Open. 704-692-1426
Ocracoke Community Library (temporarily in Deepwater Theater, School Road): Hours: M-F 3-7pm; Saturday 9am-1pm. There is free wi-fi in the parking lot at Deepwater. No password needed.
Sunflower Studio: Open
Sandy Paws Bed & Biscuit Inn: Open
Books to be Red: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 252-928-8026
Ocracoke Island Woodworks: Open. 252-928-7001
Ocean Atlantic Rentals: Open
Ocracoke Cigars: Open
Harborside Motel Gift Shop: Open
Over the Moon: Open
Down Point Decoys: Open
Schooner Windfall: Open
Angie’s Gym: Open
Island Artworks: Open 10-5; closed Sunday
Mermaid’s Folly: Open
Ocracoke Beach Fires: Visit www.ocracokebeachfires.com
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Open M-F 10-4; Sat 10-3.
Ocracoke Health Center: Open for telemedicine. 252-928-1511
Island Mobile Medical Care, PA: Open 6 a.m. to midnight. Call 252-996-0511 for appt., Sick visits, non life-threatening urgent care, stitches, urinary tract infections.
Portsmouth Island Tours and ATVs: Open. Call 252-928-4484
Dream Girl Fishing Charter: Open
Gecko Sport Fishing: Open
Drum Stick Fishing Charters: Open
Restless Native Boat Rentals: Open
Ocracoke Cycles is open for bike repairs at the Slushy Stand.
Wheelie Fun Golf Carts: Open
Ocracoke Island Golf Carts: Open
Beach Ride Rentals: Open
Devil Shoals Oysters: Open
Tradewinds Tackle: Open.
Anchorage Marina: open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The music schedule below is subject to change. Visit http://www.ocracokeobserver.com for updated events and breaking news.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration with DJ Marlin, Wed, May 5, 8:30 pm
May 7 & 8: Scott Arnold, 9 pm
May 14 & 15: Eli Craig Band, 9 pm
May 20: Barefoot Wade, 8:30 pm
May 21 & 22: Dave McKenney, 9 pm
May 28 & 29: Brothers Carolina, 9 pm
May 4, 11: live streaming on Coyote’s Facebook page, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den Backyard Concerts begin Tuesday, May 18, with Coyote (Marcy & Lou) and Wednesday, May 19; 8 pm: Coyote + Martin Garrish Backyard Concert, 8 pm. All concerts are free; tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net.
All music from 7 to 10 pm
Wednesdays, May 5, 12 & 19: Barefoot Wade
Thursdays, May 6, 13 & 20: Raygun Ruby (80s music)
Fridays, May 7 & Thursday, May 27: The Ray McAllister Band (the Ocracoke Locals)
All Saturdays: Kate McNally
On the Ocracoke Community Center Porch; every Thursday and Sunday starting May 2, 7 to 9 pm; weather dependent.
Ocracoke Oyster Company:
May 11, 12, 25 & 26: Bryan Mayer 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
May 28 & 29: Barefoot Wade 6:30 to 9:30 pm