What's Open?

Updated 3 years ago
What's Open?
Off-season Ocracoke -- where to eat, what to do!

NC remains in Phase 3 of COVID restrictions. Here's what to expect.

During the off-season, we update this page each week so that residents and visitors know what's available and where to go. 

Face coverings are REQUIRED in North Carolina. Read all about that requirement here. 

The NC Department of Health and Human Services and local public health officials are asking people that leave home to remember the Three W’s – Wear. Wait. Wash.
  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Beach access: All ORV ramps are open and night beach driving is allowed. A permit is required for beach driving. The NPS campground will stay open through the winter. Make campground reservations or purchase an ORV permit online at www.recreation.gov(The Visitor Center is closed, but there are restrooms open.) 

Eating & Drinking: (Some restaurants are open for dining-in; some are carry-out only)

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Open Sunday & Monday 4pm–9pm; Tuesday through Saturday 11am–9pm. Open all winter. 

Jason's: Open Monday–Saturday 11am–2pm and 5pm–8pm for eat-in or carry-out; closed Sundays. Open through February. Closed from March 1st thru April 21st. Mask required to pick up carry-out, or Jason's staff will bring your order to your car. 

Zillie's Island Pantry: Winter hours: Sunday-Thursday 2-8pm; Friday/Saturday Noon-8pm. (252) 928-9036. 

Taqueria 504 Suazo's: January hours: Monday & Tuesday 8am– 4pm. Wednesday–Sunday 8am–7pm. Breakfast and lunch/dinner full menu. Mexican, Guatemalan, and American food carry-out. (252) 928-0068. 

1718 Brewery: Winter hours: Wednesday–Sunday 2pm–9pm. 

Plum Pointe Kitchen: Inside 1718 Brewery. Winter hours: Wednesday–Sunday 2pm–9pm. Daily specials. (252) 928-7586  

Helios Hideaway: Open Monday-Saturday, 7am–2pm for carryout. Open year round. See menu here

Old Salt Sandwiches: New location for 2020 at Variety Store parking lot. Open Monday–Saturday, 11am-3pm. Call-ins are welcome 252-340-0245.

Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Window service. January hours: Monday-Saturday 4:30am-1pm; Sunday. 7am-1pm; Closing for break on Feb. 1.

Closed for the Season (opening date): Eduardo's (March)Pony Island Restaurant, Thai Moon, Dajio, Ocracoke Coffee Co., Howard's Pub, Hang Ten Smoothies, Sweet Tooth/Fig Tree Deli, SmacNally's, Back Porch Lunchbox, Ocracoke Fudge & Ice Cream Shop, Slushy Stand, 

Out of business in 2020: Gaffer's (moving off the island), Graceful Bakery (out of business), Jolly Roger Pub & Marina (open in 2021)


Ocracoke Variety Store: Open daily 7am–7pm Face coverings required.

Books to Be Red: Open daily, 10am–4pm. Masks required. Will be open into January; hours may be reduced.

Over the Moon: Open 12pm-4pm Tuesday–Saturday. Masks required.

SeaBreak at Community Square: Open noon

Annabelle's Antiques: Open 9-5 daily, year 'round. 324 Back Road. 

Kitty Hawk Kites: Winter hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Open Wednesday – Sunday 9:30am–5:30pm.  

Pirate's Chest: Open all winter 9am–5pm daily.

Ride the Wind: Open daily 10am–7pm. Rentals, kayak tours, and surf lessons

Down Creek Gallery: Open Wednesday–Saturday, 11am–4pm

Bella Fiore: Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.

Sunglass Shop: Open Monday–Saturday at 10am. Owner's cell number is on door. 

Down Point Decoys: Open year 'round by appointment only. Call 252-921-0059 or 252-921-0187.

Moonraker Tea Shop: Open for online and pick-up orders available.  moonrakerteashop.com

Zillie's Island Pantry: Fall hours: Sunday-Thursday 2-8pm; Friday/Saturday Noon-8pm. (252) 928-9036. 

Ocracoke Island Woodworks 158 Ocean View Rd. 252-928-7001

Closed for Season: Village Craftsmen, Eduardo's Retail Shop, Island Artworks, Island Ragpicker, Back Porch Market, Sorella's, Ocracoke Seafood Company (Fish House), Ocracoke Island Trading Co., Tradewinds Tackle, Ocracoke Garden Center, Mermaid's Folly)

(Closed for 2020: Native Seafood -- but some pop-up sales may happen if there's a good catch!)


Thurston House Inn: Open: 252-928-6037

The Anchorage Inn: Open: 252-928-1101

Berkley Manor Suites: 252-928-0133

Bluff Shoal Motel: 252- 928-4301 

Blue Heron Realty: 252-928-7117

Captain's Landing Suites: 

Castle Bed & Breakfast & Courtyard Villas: 252-928-3505 

Edward's of Ocracoke Cottages: Open 252-928-4801

Blackbeard's Lodge: Open with 11 rooms available for the winter.(252) 928-3421

Jerniman's Campground & Golf Carts: Open Monday–Wednesday: 6am-3pm; Thursday–Saturday: 6am-11pm. 252-650-4202

Ocracoke Island Realty: 877-646-2822

Pam’s Pelican B&B: 252-928-1661 

Pony Island Motel & Cottages: 252-928-4411

Oscar's House(252) 928-1311. Closing mid-November through February.

Sand Dollar Motel: Still re-building from Dorian damage

Harborside Motel & Gift Shop: Still re-building from Dorian damage

Teeter's Campground: 252-588-2030


Schooner Windfall II sailing charters: Sailing throughout winter as weather permits. Call for reservations/information. Face masks required. 252-928-SAIL (7245)

Coyote Music Den: Open for digital streaming music events! Tuesdays–Marcy & Lou (with digital guests) at https://www.facebook.com/coyotemusicden/on Wednesdays–Martin Garrish & Coyote at www.facebook.com/martingarrishandfriends. All concerts are free, tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School.

Ocracoke Island Yoga: Check out what's available in online classes each week on their Facebook page.

Angie's Gym: Currently open at 30% capacity (so 7 people at a time) and masks are required (even while working out). angies-gym.com

Ocracoke Massage Ocracoke massage and esthetics will be open all winter. Call 252-928-5801 to schedule your appointment. Gift certificates available for massage, facials, back facials, and pedicures.

Beach Feet Nails: Open year 'round. (856) 577-7983

Ocracoke Beach Fires: Under new ownership in 2020. Set up and clean up beach fire service. Email ocracokebeachfires252@gmail.com or call (252)588-2300 to make your reservation.

Portsmouth Island Shelling: Closed for season. 252-928-4484. 

Beach Ride RentalsContact 252-916-0133 for reservations for 4x4 rentals.

OBX Rentals & Shuttles: Open for Drop-Off Shuttle or a Beach Tour Shuttle. Reserve via Facebook or call/text at 252-908-2994. Customers will be required to wear a mask.

Ocracoke Marina (Anchorage Marina)Office closed for season. Please call phone number on office door as needed for fuel or dockage.

Restless Native Boat Rentals: Closed for season. 252-921-0011

Wheelie Fun: Closed for season. 252-921-0216

Ocracoke Island Golf Carts: Closed for season. Open daily March 15- November. Closed December-February. 252-928-0090.

(Closed for 2020: Native Parasail; Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum)

Fishing Charters: 

Capt. Ernie Doshier of Gecko  252-921-0095

Capt. Farris O’Neal of Cap’B 252-921-0011 or 252-928-1421

Cat. Rob Orr of Laura Linn 252-368-8283

Capt. Stevie Wilson of Dream Girl Sportfishing 252-588-0450

Capt. Spencer Gaskins of South Wind Charters 252-588-2105

Capt. Norman Miller of Rascal 252-928-6111

Capt. Ryan O'Neal & Capt. Ronnie O’Neal of Miss Kathleen and Tarheel Sportfishing 252-928-8064

Capt. Marcus Lawson of ClamdiggerFloundergigger charters 252-921-0279

Capt. John Ferrara of Fish Tale Charters 252-928-3403 or 252-921-0224

Capt. Russel Williams guide service and charters 252 588-0185


Ocracoke Post Office: Open regular hours.

First National Bank: Open for drive-through services only. Other services by appointment only. Call 252-928-5231 for assistance.

Ocracoke Health Center: Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Call the office 252-928-1511 during office regular hours for an appointment. If you are having an emergency, call 9-1-1. Ocracoke Health Center is offering telephone and telemedicine appointments and continues to be the pickup location for Beach Pharmacy medications. Prescriptions must be pre-paid with Beach Pharmacy. If your last name begins with A-L, pick up your prescription from 2-3pm. If your last name begins with M-Z, pick up your prescription between 3-4pm. 

Island Mobile Medical Care, PA is open for non-life threatening illness, lacerations and infections. Hours are 6am-12 midnight 7 days a week. On Ocracoke every day (except Tues. and Wed). Payments by cash/credit card at time of visit. Call Gail Covington at 252-996-0511 to arrange care. 

Tideland EMC: Phone 800-637-1079 to speak with a service representative, or 800-882-1001 to make payments and report outages, or access the online member portal from the Tideland homepage.

Gas Station: Gas is back! We've got new gas pumps. Pump away! Pay-at-the-pump 24/7.

Ocracoke Library: Temporary location open at Deepwater Theater. Closed to patrons; text or call branch manager Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283 or email at shorn@bhmlib.org for information about online services or pick-up/delivery of books and DVDs. The library's website is bhmlib.org. FREE wi-fi is available in the parking lot; no password required; the network is NCGuestWifi.

Ocracoke Lifesaving Church and Ocracoke United Methodist Church: Worshipping together. More info on Kingdom on Ocracoke Facebook page.  

Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian: Please contact the clinic at 252-923-3787 for an appointment. 

Ocracoke's Lightship Realty: Full service real estate brokerage. 252-928-2809

Island SignsBack up and running after Dorian. Call John at 252-021-0224

Online/Mail Order Shopping: Stuck at home? Missing Ocracoke? Contact your favorite shops -- most are available for mail order purchases. 

Please let us know (at ocracokecurrent@gmail.com) if there's something to add, change, or delete! 

For Ocracoke residents ONLY: 

Ocracoke Interfaith Relief & Recovery Team (OIRRT) For general information, contact Administrative Assistant Alicia Peel at apeel@oirrt.org or 252-921-0348, both residents and nonresidents are welcome to send inquiries here. If you are a resident and have not yet been entered into casework, and would like to be, please contact Head Caseworker Trisha Davis at tdavis@oirrt.org.




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