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Coastal Highway | 1.9 Kilometers up the mountain road across from Cuna Del Angel, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 8706 8438
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mom and Pop Wing Joint with 23 different wing flavors, hand pattied half...
Mom and Pop Wing Joint with 23 different wing flavors, hand pattied half pound burgers with hand cut fries, 12 different tequilas, large beer selection, a great view and a fun friendly atmosphere. Come on up the mountain. You'll be glad you did. Oh! CASH ONLY!!! NO CREDIT CARDS!!! I REPEAT CASH ONLY. Open Monday - Sunday 4pm - 9pm. Kitchen open later on Satuday nights when you just might find a poker game going on. 4Wd recommended.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome spot for dinner/wings/beer...

Been to Dominical four times now and always make time for a stop at Jolly Roger. The road to get up there is like a lot of the other mountain roads in Dominical, dirt but doable with pretty much any car. Driving up there is one of the best parts of the trip. Burgers are very good and the wings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Justin K
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Carlsbad, California
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  • Scenic view
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Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Been to Dominical four times now and always make time for a stop at Jolly Roger. The road to get up there is like a lot of the other mountain roads in Dominical, dirt but doable with pretty much any car. Driving up there is one of the best parts of the trip. Burgers are very good and the wings... More 

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Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

keep driving and eventually you get to the top of the mountain and this fun bar. my PA native hubby was excited to see all of the Steelers decor. service was painfully slow (although the bartender was the only one working-he was working the bar and waiting all of the tables-he said no one else showed up to work that... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Tourists and locals alike receive a warm welcome at this super chill spot that serves up fantastic wings and one of the best burgers in Costa Ballena. Great place to catch sunset with an equally nice atmosphere once the sun goes down. Behind the bar or cruising between tables, Wayne will take care of you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The drive up the mountainside was a little scary but his artsy signs en route made it fun. Definitely a bar like setting, overlooking an awesome view of the tree tops and ocean, with a full wing menu. The wings were very, very good. Our host was friendly and engaging. This was an interesting place to be. Captain Awesome :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

great hamburgers and the best wings around. Ralph is the bartender and he is a great guy. Very low key place and if you love football this is a great place to eat, drink and watch the NFL.

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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

That's all not worth the trip up the mountain. Poor service that included LONG wait for acknowledgement and even longer for drink and food delivery. It would probably help if there was more than one person running the floor and the bar.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Excellent place to drink, eat, and chill. We were fortunate enough to be there when Drew LaPlante was playing music. Margaritas are excellent. Wings have many different sauces. And the burgers are great. If it is the rainy time of year, you may need a 4 wheel drive to get there. That is part of the experience. It is cash... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The margaritas are huge, delicious and affordable. The pizzas are light but quite tasty as you can choose your own toppings. It's a very American influenced restaurant and is mostly frequented by those from the north of the continent. They have live music a few times a week. The location is serene and provides a lovely view of the surrounding... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was good but not worth the terrible service and rudeness of the bartender. We were a party of six, couldn't get a table but after about 10 minutes we were able to secure three seats at the bar at which the women sat and husbands stood...... and we waited and waited and waited. Finally after some words were... More 

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tiotormenta, Owner at Jolly Roger, responded to this review

Hello sjs2015. Well, I talked with all of my staff who were working that night. I also emailed you personally to see if I could get a name or description of your server. You haven't responded. All of my staff have been with me for a very long time. I asked them with out fear of them losing their job... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Place is a must to see in area. Top of the world type of view, and some of the best wings you can get with a bunch of different flavors. Only complaint we had was slow service. Might have been an off night, but we waited forever to get our food boxed up and another lifetime for our check.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Coastal Highway | 1.9 Kilometers up the mountain road across from Cuna Del Angel, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 8706 8438

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Mom and Pop Wing Joint with 23 different wing flavors, hand pattied half pound burgers with hand cut fries, 12 different tequilas, large beer selection, a great view and a fun friendly atmosphere. Come on up the mountain. You'll be glad you did. Oh! CASH ONLY!!! NO CREDIT CARDS!!! I REPEAT CASH ONLY. Open Monday - Sunday 4pm - 9pm. Kitchen open later on Satuday nights when you just might find a poker game going on. 4Wd recommended.

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