SmacNally’s is open. Photo: C. Leinbach

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

Ocracoke Island is open for all amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses are slowly reopening for the season.

Restaurants that are open may serve takeout, have limited inside dining and outdoor dining in this Modified Stay-at-Home order of reopening North Carolina, which still 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, this 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 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 month of April
Zillie’s: Open 1 to 8 p.m. 252-928-9036. 
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open. Call 252-928-0200.
Eduardo’s: Open 10- 3 Wednesday to Sunday; Friday and Saturday open for lunch & dinner.
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 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Memorial Day.
Jason’s: Opens Friday, April 9. Open through the weekend. Then regular hours: Monday thru Saturday 11am to 2:30pm and 5-9pm.
Ocracoke Seafood Company (the Fish House): Reopens April 2; noon to 5 p.m.
Howard’s Pub: Opens Thursday, March 18; serving a full menu 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pony Island Restaurant: Open for breakfast
Thai Moon: Opening soon
Slushy Stand: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Will be open all year.
Fudge & Ice Cream Shop: Open
DAJIO: Open.
S’macNally’s: Open.
Hang Ten Smoothies: TBD
Flying Melon Cafe: Open April 2 to 4. Then Wednesday through Saturday, April 7 to 10. Closed April 11 to 17.
Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli: Open

Back Porch Restaurant/Market: Opens April 28, 5 to 8 p.m. for dine in. Abbreviated market open then, too.
Back Porch Lunch Box: Opens Memorial
Day weekend
Howard’s Pub: Open.
Jolly Roger: Opening TBD

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.
Teeter’s Campground: Open
Jerniman’s Campground: Open
Blackbeard’s Lodge: Open
Pam’s Pelican B&B: Open

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

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; kayak rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons.
Kitty Hawk Kites: Open Thurs – Mon 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ocracoke Garden Center: Open 10 am to 2 pm
Pirates Chest: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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: Open. 704-692-1426
Ocracoke Community Library (temporarily in Deepwater Theater, School Road): Reopens Monday, April 5. Hours through May: M-F 1-5pm; 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 (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
Down Point Decoys: Appointment only; a sign on door has contact info
Schooner Windfall: Open

Harborside Motel Gift Shop: Closed
Angie’s Gym: Open
Island Artworks: Open 10-5; closed Sunday
Mermaid’s Folly: Open

Ocracoke Beach Fires: Visit

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
OBX Rentals & Shuttle Services: Open
Devil Shoals Oysters: Open
Tradewinds Tackle: Open
Anchorage Marina: open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Coyote Music Den 2.0: “Private Livestream.”  Reopening April 18. 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;


  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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