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Jolly Roger Seafood House

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1737 E Perry St, 5513 Milian Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1425
(419) 732-3382
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Perch...Plain and simple!!!

Ok...No fancy "parmesan filet of sole" here, just plain perch with a corn meal/ flour breading with a touch of salt & pepper. No fancy flavor enhancers..... Just plain fried perch like your mother would have made it. All served on a paper tray with plastic silver ware. Plain & simple. Ok we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Toledo, Ohio
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

BEST place for lake Erie perch. We drive up there from Columbus regularly. It can get kind of expensive, but it is worth it!!

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped by because we enjoy seafood and it seemed to be a very popular place. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. Service was friendly and fast. So far, so good. But, oh my, the poor delicate lake perch was slathered in thick, greasy fried batter. So were the onion rings. My stomach... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We picked this restaurant bc of all the fabulous reviews it had, but boy did we make a mistake. I called ahead to make sure our party of 8 could get in. To our amazement, we found when we arrived that this is "Stand in line ordering", paper plates & silverware, ALL fried food, and very greasy! They ran out... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ok...No fancy "parmesan filet of sole" here, just plain perch with a corn meal/ flour breading with a touch of salt & pepper. No fancy flavor enhancers..... Just plain fried perch like your mother would have made it. All served on a paper tray with plastic silver ware. Plain & simple. Ok we got the 1 lb boat of perch... More 

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Denver, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

we ordered the perch & walleye dinner & it really has no flavor we were very dissapointed after seeing all 5 star reviews definately a local place & feeding the birds was the best staff was nice

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is true that this is a basic restaurant where you stand in line to order your food. Still, the perch and walleye are just off the boat and the breading is perfect. I could not disagree more with others who say the food was greasy. It is fried fish but very crispy and not at all greasy. I always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Jolly Roger is your basic drive-in like diner serving up fried local fish fare with a few sides like French fries, fried onion rings, fried mushrooms, frickles . . . and cole slaw, fountain sodas and iced tea. You get the picture: the fish is good local perch and walleye and it's good for what it is. No pretense and... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The only reason for a lower rating is due to the amount of grease on the onion rings and fish. Otherwise the food is good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

From other reviews we had read we thought we were going to a seafood restaurant, was more like fast food seafood. It was good just didn't realize it was like an upper scale long john silver's or Arthur treachers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Watching what I'm eating so had the perch tacos. Lightly breaded which was good for calorie counting. Slaw on the tacos was exceptional-had a tangy bite to it. Most selections were fried something so could have had more options. Also small drinks but still refillable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1737 E Perry St, 5513 Milian Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: (419) 732-3382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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