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“Jolly Fly and Dog Fest”
Review of Jolly Roger Pub and Marina - MOVED

Jolly Roger Pub and Marina
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
NJ
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Jolly Fly and Dog Fest”
Reviewed 31 August 2008

We have been coming to Ocracoke for 20 years. We always eat at the Jolly and this time, was, well, not the same. Could it be the flies flying all over the kids? The sticky table? The dog on a long leash begging us for food? Hmmm.....Food was okay, sunset and view are unbelievable, but really, dogs are not seated in restaurants for a reason! Next time we will be trying somplace different.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, NC
Level Contributor
131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“nice, laid-back place for dinner, sunsets and beer”
Reviewed 21 August 2008

Jolly Roger isn't gourmet, but it does serve up tasty, fresh seafood and cold beer at a beautiful waterfront location on Ocracoke harbor. Sunsets here can be breathtaking. Some nights they have live music. You can bring well-behaved pets, too, as long as you eat at the tables away from the bar and kitchen area. This is where everyone in Ocracoke gathers after a day at the beach or out fishing. It's a friendly, fun place where locals and tourists mingle.

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San Francisco
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go for the sunset”
Reviewed 12 August 2008

At sunset the place is packed. It is right on the marina facing west. It's a bit of a dive. The veggie berger was very decent. The hush puppies were nice. The crab cakes were so so. You seat yourself and with hovering tourists it is a bit of kill-or-be-killed at dinner time. The waiter was overworked it looked like but he was very friendly and got the table in good shape. Given the location, it was a great experience.

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Thank GenSanFrancisco
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Camas, WA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Kick Back on the Deck”
Reviewed 17 July 2008

The Jolly Roger is conveniently located right on the "lake" in the middle of "town." We walked across the street from our hotel (same owners, I think). The JR's food is OK, location is excellent, and it really gives you that kicked back feeling that you go to Ocracoke for.

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Hampton Va
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
Reviewed 20 August 2007

On Ocracoke the weekend of August 17th. Went in to eat and waited over 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. It was 3 pm and they were not that busy!
We didn't get a drink. We left with a bad taste in our mouth and hadn't ate a thing.

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2 Thank Menne
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