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“Great location and that's about it”
Review of Jolly Roger Pub and Marina - MOVED

Jolly Roger Pub and Marina
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great location and that's about it”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Jolly Roger is right in the heart of Ocracoke and you will find yourself wanting to stop by just due to the liveliness and proximity to the Silver Lake area. But it was very poor with regards to service and food, I would highly doubt it would be profitable if it did not have the location going for it.

We actually stopped here twice, once in the early afternoon and once in the evening. The afternoon visit we were waiting to parasail and thus passing the time. It took forever to get service, and when we did get it, it was far from friendly. Not rude, but not friendly either. Just someone taking an order, no apology for lengthy wait, etc.

The drinks were way overpriced, double digits for Aristocrat-brand liquor drinks. What?! So terrible in the value category there.

In the evening they had some live music, so we decided to stop again and this time try the food. It was OK, nothing special. Poor for Ocracoke standards and for what price you were paying.

Again my overall assessment is the location is how this place makes money, because it certainly is not the great value or great service.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Arlington, VA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Food was good at a comfortable dive”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The decor is typical on the dock seafood place. Fresh catch of day sandwich was very tasty as was the scallop sandwich and the beer went down well on a sultry day on the patio. Yes you do have to fight off the flies but that is something not uncommon in Ocrakoke near the water. The service was good. A good place for a family meal with a view of the water.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Mixed review”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were looking for a place that had fresh seafood for lunch. In asking for advice at one of the museums, we were directed here. Seating was available inside and outside both offering views of the water and activities taking place on the water. Food (shrimp burger and fish taco) were fresh and very good. Service in taking our orders and delivering the food was average. Getting out bill took some time. Overall just an average experience, not great but not disappointing.

  • Visited July 2013
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Cumberland, VA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Out-N-the Open”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The place was crowded and we had to wait for a table, but that is to be expected, with all the tables outside with the flies and heat! The few waiters were running with food and even saw one drop someones order. The food took a long time to get and was average nothing to brag about. The bathrooms were small and discusting.

Visited July 2013
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It was OK. Nice view.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We ordered soft shell crab sandwich and fish tacos. The crab was not so soft shelled. Had to pull lots of crab shell out of my mouth as it was inedible. The fish tacos were made with tilapia, absolutely the worst fish to use as it gets slimy and too soft for tacos. Plus there was little in the way of seasoning or salsa that would remind me of a fish taco.

Visited June 2013
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