1718 Brewing Ocracoke and Plum Pointe Kitchen are open. See below for details. Photo: C. Leinbach

Editor’s note: This post will be updated continually. Businesses should email info@ocracokeobserver.com with their updates.

Ocracoke Island is open for all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, although many businesses are closed for the season.

Restaurants that are open may serve takeout, limited inside dining and outdoor dining in this “Phase 3” of reopening North Carolina, which extends to Jan. 29 and requires wearing of face coverings in public places. Personal services with social distancing are open. See story here.

Current ferry schedules can be found here.

This pandemic has presented a new game for all and the Observer urges all visitors to practice the “Three W’s”: Wear a mask, Wait six feet apart and Wash your hands frequently. Until widespread vaccination has been done, the is what health officials prescribe to prevent the spread of this sneaky virus.

For contact information for the businesses below, visit the Ocracoke Civic & Business Association website here.

Ocracoke Variety Store: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ABC store: Open
1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Winter hours: Wednesday to Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. 
Plum Pointe Kitchen: Inside 1718 Brewing. Winter hours: Wednesday to Sunday 2 9 p.m. Daily specials. 252-928-7586  
Helios’ Hideaway: Open for breakfast and lunch; Mon-Sat 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar:
Dec. 21 to Jan. 31, Mon. to Sat 4:30 a.m. 1 p.m. & Sundays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jason’s: Open to at least Feb. 1. Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch; 5 to 8 pm for dinner; closed Sundays.
Zillie’s: Open 2 to 8 p.m. 252-928-9036. 
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open all winter Sunday & Monday 4 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 252-928-0200. Closing Jan. 24 to March 12.
Eduardo’s: Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 to 8 p.m.
Taqueria450Suazo: December open Mondays 8 am to 4 pm; closed Tuesdays; Wednesday through Sunday 8 am to 7 pm. New phone number: 252-928-0068.

Old Salt Sandwiches & Such (food truck located at the Variety Store): Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ocracoke Seafood Company (the Fish House): Closed for season
Pony Island Restaurant: Closed for the season
Thai Moon: Closed for season
Sorella’s Pasta & Pizza: Closed for season

Slushy Stand: Closed for season
Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: Closed for the season
DAJIO: Closed for season
S’macNally’s: Closed for season.
Hang Ten Smoothies: Closed for the season
Flying Melon Cafe: Closed for the season
Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Closed for the season

Back Porch Market: Closed for season
Back Porch Lunch Box: Closed for season

Howard’s Pub:  Closed for season
Jolly Roger: Opening in 2021

Captain’s Landing: Open
The Castle B&B and Courtyard Villas: Open
Edwards of Ocracoke cottage rentals: Open
Oscar’s House: Closed until February
Bluff Shoal Motel: Open
Silver Lake Motel: Closed for the season
Ocracoke Harbor Inn: Closed for the season
Ocracoke Island Realty: Open
Blue Heron Realty: Open
Thurston House B&B: Open
Anchorage Inn: Open
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; no breakfast

Harborside Motel: Closed for season
Sand Dollar Motel: Under repair
Crew’s Inn: Under repair

Bella Fiore: Open
Down Creek Gallery: Open
Village Craftsmen: Closed for the season
Ocracoke Island Trading Company: Closed for season
Island Ragpicker: Closed for season
Ride The Wind Surf Shop: Open; kayak rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons.
Kitty Hawk Kites: Open
Ocracoke Garden Center: Closed for season
Pirates Chest: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sea Break (in Community Square): Open Tuesday to Sat. noon to 4:30 p.m.
Moonraker Tea Shop:
Accepting online orders. www.moonrakerteashop.com
The Sunglass Shop: Open. 704-692-1426
Ocracoke Community Library: Closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Sunflower Studio: Closed
Sandy Paws Bed & Biscuit Inn (boarding kennel) Closed for season
Books to be Red: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  252-928-8026
Ocracoke Island Woodworks: Open. 252-928-7001
Ocean Atlantic Rentals: Open
Ocracoke Cigars: Open
Over the Moon: Open until Thursday, Dec. 31 noon to 4 p.m. Please wear a face mask.
Down Point Decoys: Appointment only; a sign on door has contact info
Schooner Windfall: Open for private tours.

Harborside Motel Gift Shop: Closed
Angie’s Gym: Open
Island Artworks: Open
Mermaid’s Folly: TBD

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Closed

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 all fall weather permitting. Call 252-928-4484 for reservations and information
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 by appointment.
Wheelie Fun Golf Carts: Closed for season
Ocracoke Island Golf Carts: Closed for season
Beach Ride Rentals: Open
OBX Rentals & Shuttle Services: Open
Devil Shoal Oysters: Open
Tradewinds Tackle: Closed
for the season; reopening March 2021.
Anchorage Marina: open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coyote Music Den 2.0: “Private Livestream.”  Canceled through December because of Covid-19. Tuesdays: Coyote — Marcy & Lou –streamed live on Facebook page and YouTube channel; Wednesdays: Martin Garrish & Coyote streamed live on The Ocracoke Rockers Facebook page. Free but tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden; www.venmo.com/coyotemusicden


  1. Thank you for this listing and we can’t wait to see you this weekend! A suggestion – add the ABC store to the listing. I called them directly and found out they are open.

  2. Sandy Paws Bed & Biscuit Inn (boarding kennel) is opening on June 13, June 6 at the earliest, please call (252)928-3093.

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