The Jolly Roger Restaurant is the Outer Banks’ Original Italian Restaurant

Offering a variety of fresh caught local seafood, steaks, prime rib, home cooked favorites, & the most famous breakfast on the beach.


When you first catch sight of The Jolly Roger restaurant, you might be unsure exactly what to think of it. Since its conversion from a gas station/grocery store to a restaurant in 1972, The Jolly Roger has been anything but your ordinary Outer Banks restaurant.

We’re eclectic, it’s crazy. You’ll not find another Jolly Roger; there’s no rhyme or reason to this place and that’s what people love about it, says owner Carol Ann Angelos.

It’s been 33 years since Angelos took ownership of Jolly, and over the years she has experienced many changes, including three expansions and a renovation after Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Although the restaurant has gone through several changes over the years, Carol Ann’s style is unaltered. The restaurant decor is an eclectic blend of Christmas, pirate paraphernalia, aquatic murals, handmade boutique-style gifts and old-time movie posters.

Almost as diverse as the restaurant itself is the food selection. The Jolly Roger is open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they offer something for everyone. Breakfast favorites include the Eggs Benedict, pancakes and home fries, all made in-house from fresh ingredients. Great lunch selections include burgers, NY diner sandwiches and even meatloaf. For dinner the restaurant offers a wide variety, from Italian, fresh seafood, steaks & prime rib.

All of the restaurants sauces are house-made from scratch, and everything is taste-tested to ensure the absolute best quality food is being served.

When it comes to food specials, The Jolly Roger is simply unbeatable. Among the most popular are the daily Early Bird Specials. Topping the list, the Buy-One-Get-One FREE Italian Specialties Dinner Entree, offered daily, followed by the World Famous Prime Rib Friday Nights for $11.95 with two sides, Saturday Night’s Lobster Mania offering two 1 pound lobsters with baked potato and coleslaw for only $19.95 as well as Lobster Mac and Cheese with two lobster claws, also at the low price of $19.95! Specials truly are special at The Jolly, and you never need worry about sacrificing quality for price – even when the prices seem too good to be true.

For those looking for entertainment, there’s always something fun happening here. During the winter they host live poker events, Buzz Time NTN with weekly tournaments and contests… plus nightly karaoke year-round, hosted by local’s favorite D.J. Hambone.

Over the years, Angelos has encountered a bit of pressure from some customers to change her style and fit in to match the times. But she has always found that The Jolly’s authenticity and originality is what keeps happy guests coming back time and again.

I was almost ready to sand down the booths, give in, do another color, but that wasn’t what I wanted to do, Angelos says. People love it the way it is.

From the unique atmosphere to the unmistakably home-cooked cuisine, everything about The Jolly Roger is welcoming, warm and completely unlike any other restaurant in the area.

-by Chelsea Sherman

Fresh Seafood, Pastas, Tasty Steaks. Featuring Our World Famous Prime Rib…
plus Home Cooked Favorites & The Best Breakfast On The Beach!

Open Daily
Restaurant 6:30am-10pm,
Bar Open All Day until 2am
(Serving Food until 1am)


Best Outer Banks Breakfast

Breakfast Specials A Breakfast Special at an Outer Banks Restaurant or pancake house is only “special’ if you are getting incredible breakfast food at…


The Jolly Roger’s Nightlife also offers NTN Trivia, On-Line Poker, Wii Games, Standalone Game Consoles, Food/Drink Specials and much more! Monthly Las Vegas Trip Giveaways!

The Jolly Roger Presents Karaoke

Every Night 9PM-1AM
(Fridays, starting at 10pm)


Outer Banks Event Schedule

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Please reach out to us if you’re interested in placing an order.

Call: (252) 441-6530 or Email:

Why not give the gift of fun times and memories of your visit to the Outer Banks with a garment from Jolly Roger? These t shirts are made from high quality cotton and guarantee looks your way and perhaps some great conversations when wearing it out and about.

Glassware to give as gifts or nostalgic memories to enjoy at home after your OBX vacation and time drinking and eating at the Jolly Roger.

Bloody Mary Mix
Jolly Roger Bloody Mary Mix available to ship directly to your home or office.

Bloody Mary Mix


Contact Information for Jolly Roger

1836 North Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 mp 6.75
Off-Season Hours May Vary,
Open Every Day
6:30 AM – 2:00 AM
(252) 441-6530
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