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“Changes in Owners Are Bad for Business”
Review of Pirate's Cove Pub

Pirate's Cove Pub
Ranked #24 of 47 Restaurants in Ocean Shores
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Changes in Owners Are Bad for Business”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been coming to Ocean Shores for years and have always enjoyed the friendliness of the owners and staff at the Pirate's Cove. They had Amazing Bloody Mary's that came with lots of veggies and a large prawn if you desired a bite of seafood. The food was excellent for "Bar Food" and they had specials during the week and on weekends. The bar itself also had events such as Karoke and Trivia Nights.

About two years ago the place was sold. Staff changed and so did the food and customers. What used to be a fun, kitchy place to grab a brew and a bite to eat has really become a dive bar where the focus placed on serving alcohol and not food. The new bartenders are moody and dishelved. There are more then a few drunks at the bar and I no longer trust the quality of food I view coming from the kitchen which looks pretty dirty when you look in..... The bathrooms are in need of more regular cleaning.

I have been here twice since the change in ownership over a one year period and I have no desire to go back.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank NearAndFarTraveller
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English first
Ocean Shores
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A DIVE”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Want poor service, then go here. Want to eat around a bunch of drunks. Then eat here. Also, lousy atmosphere.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Steve C
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SeaTac, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Fun!!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We just loved this restaurant! Highly recommended stopping in for a cocktail or two! The drinks and atmosphere make a fun and entertaining stop! Friendly staff and excellent appetizers! We will make visiting here a tradition!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Emma M
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Port Angeles, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local hang-out friendly to out of towners!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This little bar/restaurant is very handy to the beach hotels and has a fun cast of local characters that are easy to interact with. They had a great Happy Hour and on the Thursday night I was there they had 3 delicious tacos for 2.79. Great appetizer! If you are a couple just barhopping in the Ocean Shores area you should check it out. I did and will return there again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Charlie98362
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Copalis Beach, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Its just an average place to stop for a drink, The owner is in and out, does not seem to be interested in the place, some of the staff are rude, only talking to the people the know or the other staff, prices are Ok and the food is good.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Warren Dahl P
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