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“There is no FRESHER (unless you visit the Gulf or Sea)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jolly Roger Seafood Market & Grill

Jolly Roger Seafood Market & Grill
716 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay, GA 30540-3702
706-276-2090
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Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Ellijay
Cuisines: Seafood
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Blairsville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“There is no FRESHER (unless you visit the Gulf or Sea)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

With only 8 tables, let that be a hint to how intimate the Service will be. The staff was warm and friendly, but we didn't come to see them, we came for the food!
My wife had the shrimp and I had the flounder- we expected something a step or 2 above Cap't D's---- No Way!!! These dishes were AWESOME! I swear the shrimp tastes as if we were sitting along the docks of the Georgia coast where the boats just came in, the shrimp were immediately fried in a light delicious coating and a couple minutes later served to our table. The most Yummy and plentiful! My flounder was just as fresh and delicious, lightly coated so you could taste it's freshness. We are going back for more next time we're in Ellijay, GA later this month. I Promise!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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jasper
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great seafood!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My rating of this restaurant would be much higher, if service were not so horrible! We continue going to Jolly Roger and continue to love the food and the "tacky cute" decor. HOWEVER, the service continues to go down hill! It gets worse every time we go!!!!!! We watched one of the waitresses clean a table, where a couple had JUST LEFT and forgot to take their 'to go' food box....the waitress just threw it away, instead of catching the couple, as they were leaving! We asked for beverage refills and never got them and, when we asked (when we finally got our check) she said, 'oh!' but no offer to get them, nor did she say she was sorry! Sometimes, we get only portions of what we order. In fact, the last time we were there, we were served our entree and, then, later, they brought our salads! - AFTER WE ASKED ABOUT THEM!!!! Absolutely no concern for the patrons! As I said, service just gets worse and worse!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northport
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good, fresh seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Nice to have this available away from the ocean. Haven't eaten in for a while, usually purchase fresh fish from their fresh fish market and take it home. Arrived "late" one evening, 7:40 p.m. and the doors were locked! Sign says they are open until 8 pm. Customers still inside, can't understand why they'd turn away a customer. Wasn't happy about that, another reason I buy it raw and take it home.

Visited November 2012
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Hampton, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A North GA Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We try to hit the Jolly Roger whenever we're in Ellijay. It's a tiny little hole-in-the-wall that isn't strongly interested in attracting tourists. And a seafood restaurant in the north GA mountains? But it's a gem; a little seafood market attached to a tiny diner. Lots of fried fare, but look around and you'll find plenty of more imaginative dishes. The smoked trout is local, and just divine (order it hot). Check out the little chalkboard by the fish tank for specials- they bring in fresh fish all the time. The servers are warm and personable- "How's your Mom and Dad doing" friendly. The dinner menu is significantly more varied than the lunch menu, and the portions are generous.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ellijay, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Better than the Gulf Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Both a Gulf Coast seafood restaurant and a seafood market. Everything on the menu is excellent but a little pricey for the locals. Evening meals are outstanding with really great specials most evenings. They are only open Thursday - Sat for lunch and dinner.

Visited September 2012
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