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Pony Island Restaurant

51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-5701
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (34 reviews)
“biscuits” (54 reviews)
“hotcakes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Appears to be a family run restaurant located behind the Pony Island Motel. We had breakfast here at this little bustling restaurant that even offers outdoor seating. They can accommodate small parties and larger parties alike. I believe there was a party of twelve or...More

Thank Meg F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a short wait for a table. It was super crowded, but he said it wouldn't be long-figured out the reason is they are SUPER efficient. It could make you feel like a cattle heard, but somehow it didn't. Things were quick-server, food, turnover-but...More

Thank MJ K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a great place to get a well prepared and served breakfast, this is it! We ate here two mornings of our visit and were impressed with the speed of service and the quality of the food. Try the taco omelet!

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried The Pony for breakfast and were very pleased! Our server was quick and accommodating even with a large crowd in the restaurant. Portions were really generous. We tried hotcakes, a cheese omelet and a basic egg and bacon plate and thoroughly enjoyed it...More

Thank runswithdogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good breakfast here and the staff was quick and friendly. It was located across from our hotel. I highly recommend this place to people in the Ocracoke area. We will be coming back to this area!

Thank Brett Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went a couple of times for breakfast. Service is fast and friendly. One morning had their blueberry pancakes,which were very good and huge. The breakfast special had 3 of these pancakes and one would have done nicely. Had one of their omlets another morning and...More

Thank vangel048
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Ocracoke you have to have breakfast at the Pony Island...it's an institution. I think the best thing on the menu is the blueberry pancakes. I just wished the offered real maple syrup. I would be happy to pay extra for a...More

Thank Wamstad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and effeciemt staff. It was one of the best breakfast that we ever had! Graet coffee. First time we were back on Ocracoke in 20 years. The Pony is still a great stop for breakfast.

Thank jfrey33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here every morning on vacation. Friendly staff, large portions; within walking distance from Edward's Of Ocracoke.

Thank Marcella T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We used to LOVE coming here for dinner and are disappointed that they only serve breakfast now! Love getting biscuits for breakfast in the south!

Thank linda1047
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sylvia m
7 September 2015|
Response from NCPirate | Reviewed this property |
I am almost 100% certain they are open year round. I used to work, from time-to-time, with the school there in the winter months and I ate there quite often. If you want to make sure, call them (252) 928-5701 and ask. You... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Ocean View Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-5701
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