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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

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1836 N Virginia Dare Trl, MP 6 3/4 on the Beach Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-9227
+1 252-441-6530
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06:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tonight we left the jolly with a bad taste in our mouths. Our service was very poor l! We did not receive all of our food plus others around us received bread service but we did. I feel that we were slighted because our table did not order alcohol. The food overall was fair but the service lacked alot.

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Thank Jeanie P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crab bisque was very good. The prime rib was good as well. the staff was nice as well. Only complaint was the baked potatoes. Not sure why - but both were not very good.

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Thank elsiejclay
Owensville, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place! We ate outside at a picnic table with a pirate painting on it. Our server was awesome and this place had a wonderful island feel. The food was awesome. I wish i could go back.

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Thank HeatherAshner
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope you can come back soon! -Susan More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an odd atmosphere. We did not eat dinner; only stopped in for Karaoke and a couple of drinks. It wasn't a bad experience - just very eclectic. We enjoyed dancing and listening to the various folks on the karaoke stage. Had great conversation with those at the bar. If you are there for the karaoke; don't expect to... More 

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Thank bfill2015
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We strive to be eclectic and eccentric, and with christmas decorations in every room and pirates running amok, we succeed! I hope you can come dine with us next time, and maybe we can earn a 5 star rating from you instead of a 3!!! -Susan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we ate at Jolly Roger for our stay in OBX. Dinner and Breakfast both during our stay. Food is amazing! Have been coming here for years and have never had a bad experience. Have never had a less than great experience! Staff is amazing1

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Thank Becky B
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Becky B - YOU are amazing! Thank you for the great review!!!! -Susan More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at OBX for 2 weeks and had picked out about 6 restaurants to try. We went to Jolly Roger first and soon scrapped our plans and went here at least every other day for the rest of our vacation. All the dishes we tried were great and the servers were fantastic. The server almost know if you need... More 

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Thank basfjd2016
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! It is great to hear that you scraped your plans and stayed with us!!! We hope that you can return soon! -Susan More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good bartender and local feeling. The bar area was a little dark despite location across beach, however, the stained glass in pirate flare makes up for it

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Thank adurning
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Arr me matey, us pirates do have good beer....and great food! Hope you will come back and dine with us! Thank you for the great review!!! -Susan More 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been eating breakfast here for years and it's our go to standby place. There are a lot of great places to eat here on the OBX and this is one. Some folks like the casual atmosphere and dive bar feel, others don't. If you want a Denny's experience or like eating at a place where you can order Biscotti and... More 

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Thank Jeffrey S
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Customers like you keep us going! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review.....it's always refreshing when folks "get" us!!! Hope to see you soon! -Susan More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Jolly Rogers several times over the years, mainly for drinks or breakfast, but last Friday we stopped in for dinner and had a wonderful meal. Our server, Sue, was a joy and very pleasant and knowledgeable. She even warned me about a ridge on the table so I wouldn't spill my drink! We started with an... More 

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Thank MindyZ07
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Mindy, you ROCK! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a spectacular review! Our Sue is a treasure, and I will be sure to share this review with her! We hope to see you again soon! -Susan More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This struck us too much like a tourist trap. The inside was so full of random and eclectic décor, it made me wonder how they could possibly keep the place clean. A sticky table didn't help. We'll pass the next time we're in the area.

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Thank UnionGirl
sgodwin_1, Manager at Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Ahhhhh.....nope, we are not a tourist trap; we ARE, however, the locals' favorite dive! We are kooky and eclectic, and we do strive hard for cleanliness (check out our high sanitation rating!!!!) You did not mention your food at all, so I can only assume that it was fantastic. I truly apologize for the sticky table, and we will work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1836 N Virginia Dare Trl, MP 6 3/4 on the Beach Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-9227
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-6530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?