The Ocracoke Oyster Company has been rebuilt and reopened this summer in a new location down the street on Irvin Garrish Highway from where they were last year. . Photo: C. Leinbach

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

Ocracoke Island has geared up for the return of visitors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurants that are open may serve takeout, limited inside dining and outdoor dining in this “Safer at Home Phase 2” of reopening North Carolina, which continues to Sept. 11 and requires wearing of face coverings in public places. Some personal services (except gyms and museums) are open. See story here.

The N.C. Ferry Division has announced new ferry schedules. Current schedules can be found here.

This pandemic presents 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–from health officials to prevent the spread of this sneaky virus. To read a prior story with more information, click here.

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

Ocracoke Variety & Ace Hardware Store: open
ABC store: Open
Ocracoke Seafood Company (the Fish House): Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Open daily noon to 10 p.m.

Plum Pointe Kitchen (inside 1718 Brewing): Open daily noon to 9:30 p.m.
Pony Island Restaurant: Open 7 to 11:30 a.m. Takeout only with the option of curbside delivery. We are following social distancing and cleaning guidelines. Call us at 252-928-5701
Helios’ Hideaway: Open for breakfast and lunch; Mon-Sat 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hang Ten Smoothies: Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturday
Thai Moon:  Open
Howard’s Pub:  Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat-in dining OK.
Zillie’s: open noon to 8 p.m.
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open
Eduardo’s: Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5 to 8 p.m.
Back Porch Market: Open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Take-out meals; fresh baked bread.
Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: Open noon to 8 p.m. daily
Taqueria450Suazo: Open daily
Sorella’s Pasta & Pizza: Open 5 to 9:30 p.m. Call for takeout or free, contactless delivery. 928-7777
S’macNally’s: Open for takeout and eat-in. 928-9999.
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Open for takeout
Jason’s: Open, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. with a full menu. Inside dining at 50% capacity.
Flying Melon Cafe: Open for take out with limited menu. Taking orders starting at 4 pm and the kitchen will start cooking at 5. To ensure the safety of our staff, all orders must be taken via phone. 252-928-2533.
Slushy Stand: Open, noon to 6 p.m.
Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Open: Deli, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; shop: 8 a..m. to 6 p.m.
Back Porch Lunch Box: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Salt Sandwiches & Such (located at the Variety Store): Open
DAJIO: Reopened Sept. 3
Jolly Roger: Opening in 2021
Gaffer’s: Moved to Emerald Isle

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. 888-456-1998
Ocracoke Island Realty: Open
Blue Heron Vacations: Open
Thurston House B&B: Open
Anchorage Inn: Open
Pony Island Motel: Open
NPS Campground: Open all year.
Teeter’s Campground: Open
Jerniman’s Campground: Open
Blackbeard’s Lodge: Open
Pam’s Pelican B&B: Open; no breakfast
The Cove B&B: TBD

Sand Dollar Motel: TBD
Harborside Motel: TBD
Crew’s Inn: Closed through the summer

Bella Fiore: Opens May 16; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunflower Studio: sometime in June
Down Creek Gallery: Open
Village Craftsmen: Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Face masks covering mouth and nose required.
Ocracoke Island Trading Company: Open 10 a.m. 5 p.m. daily
Island Ragpicker: Open
Ride The Wind Surf Shop is open and is also doing rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons.
Kitty Hawk Kites: Open
Sea Break: Open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Ocracoke Garden Center: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
Pirates Chest: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sea Break (in Community Square): Open Tuesday to Sat. 12:30 to 7 p.m.
Moonraker Tea Shop: Closed until Sept. 5. Open for appointments, pick-up, and shipping orders. Website is
The Sunglass Shop: Open. 704-692-1426
Ocracoke Community Library: Open 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays in the Deepwater Theater, School Road; cannot accept used books.
Sandy Paws Bed & Biscuit Inn (boarding kennel) open. please call 252-928-3093.
Books to be Red: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Also available by appointment 252-928-8026
Ocracoke Island Woodworks: Open. 252-928-7001
Ocean Atlantic Rentals: Open
Ocracoke Cigars: Open
Over the Moon: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 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: Open daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Angie’s Gym: Open
Island Artworks: TBD
Mermaid’s Folly: TBD

Ocracoke Preservation Society: Closed
Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit: 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: Open
Ocracoke Island Golf Carts: Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beach Ride Rentals: Open
OBX Rentals & Shuttle Services: Open
Devil Shoal Oysters: Open
Tradewinds Tackle: Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Anchorage Marina: open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coyote Music Den 2.0: “Private Livestream.”  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;

30Three, the duo of Corey Yeatts and Tim Wilkerson performs Thursday and Sunday nights at 7 (weather permitting) on the Community Store porch.


  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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