Outer Banks AYCE Seafood…

fried shrimp outer banks restaurantOuter Banks AYCE Seafood: Part 1

The Jolly Roger offers great  AYCE Outer Banks seafood for those who just love a lot of a good thing. Landlubbers beware. Seafood specials abound at the Jolly Roger in October!! In fact we have not one but two ayce nights for different seafood specialties. Be warned, there are rules. This is not a feeding trough or a vegas casino or place to settle that bet over who has the highest metabolism.

The two seafood All you can eat (AYCE) blowout nights are as follows:

Tuesday

All you can eat fried oysters for only $19.95 with cole slaw and French fries

The all you can eat is from 6 to 9 in the evening

Wednesday

This is the fried seafood lovers dream night. Fish, Clam Strips, and Popcorn Shrimp make an endless trip out of the kitchen to your plate from 6 to 9pm. This includes French fries and cole slaw for only $14.99

But this begs the question, why are there so many rules for “AYCE”?. Well it got me wondering as well. So I tried to see what has happened in the AYCE area to make it such a treacherous area in terms of actually letting people eat endlessly.

 

Outer Banks AYCE Seafood :Part 2

The Violators

I pulled the buffet violator stories to see why you have to have buffet rules. Please keep in mind these are not Outer Banks buffets. Most are not even all seafood. But they do demonstrate what happens when a small select group of people are left to their own devices and badly abuse the buffet and their bodies. I pulled these from an article I saw online Here is a quick list of crazy, but true, buffet stories.

Pizza Pounding

One person downed 5 pizzas at an all you can eat pizza buffet.

  • This is not that bad though borderline gluttonous

Bacon Grab

One lady would stuff trays of bacon into a napkin and put it into her purse.

  • I know bacon is good, but save some for everyone else

Prime Rib Poundage

One person downed 7 pounds of prime rib and two pounds of shrimp at a buffet

  • Honestly, did you really enjoy consuming an entire cow? Did you even taste anything while you were woofing it down?

Old Country Buffet Bum

One man would go to an Old Country buffet and stay there for 7 hours.

  • Remember it is an all you can eat not an all you can eat EVER buffet.

The Rule of visiting the buffet (4)Sushi Sacker

One lady took 4 trays of sushi back to her table.

  • HOLD ON. It is an unwritten rule of buffeting, you can stack your plate but you cannot take the whole buffet back to your table. That defeats the purpose. That is closer to room service than a buffet. Part of the buffet experience is going up to a giant line of food choices and having to proportion plate space for maximum effectiveness. You are cheating yourself when you just take whole pans too the table. On a lighter note (a strange choice of words I know) I actually saw this in a cartoon. I thought pan lifting was an exaggeration until I read this story…who knew.

The Rule of visiting the buffet (1)Buffet rebound

One man ate 4 plates of food, collapsed on the floor, and just got up and went to get more

  • Ok-again, it is an unwritten rule. When you collapse, your buffet experience is over. You need to see a doctor after you get fished off the floor for overindulging.

 


All of these were impressive. It almost sounds like some of these people could win an all u can eat contest. Nevertheless, a buffet is about giving food value to your customer family, not feeding them for weeks to come or causing them to become violently ill.  All crazy stories aside please come enjoy our all you can eat (buffet style) offerings SAFELY on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Article Citation

“10 Horror Stories From All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Employees.” Obsev, 12 Jan. 2017, www.obsev.com/food/10-horror-stories-all-you-can-eat-buffet-employees.html. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

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Halloween In The Outer Banks

Fun Halloween Activities

The Jolly Roger is fun all year round but Halloween Outer Banks Style adds a new wrinkle. Everything is more fun and outrageous when you are in costume. Why just sing karaoke of your favorite star, when you can actually BE your favorite star. Or mock your favorite star and do a parody on stage.

. And the best part is..

Your in costume…no one has to recognize you anyway!

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Jolly Roger Halloween Party & Costume ContestOBX Costume Contest

What is the point of going out on Halloween if you cannot wear a costume. Now get rewarded for wearing a costume. At the Jolly Roger costume contest the prize is a trip!

Fear

The Only Thing More Scary Than Halloween Is Missing Out On Winning A FREE Trip With The Best Costume. When the clock strikes midnight the judging of the costumes begins. Do not be left out. A little creativity could win you a trip!

Need A Costume Idea

You can always grace the shores of Kill Devil Hills as a pirate above The Jolly Roger! Decked out in full regalia you cannot go wrong with this rogue mariner theme. Grab your eyepatch, bandana and pirate attire and come join us for Halloween. GARRRRRRRRR.

In fact here are a few simple observations of other pirate costumes, ideas etc..

There is no one type of pirate. You can go with a number of different themes that are pirate-worthy. Here are some ideas to “inspire” you..

Movie Pirate: Captain Jack Sparrow

If you want to go all out combining Hollywood glamour with touches of historic influence, this could be for you. I have to be honest, this one looks expensive. Personally I heard Johnny Depp modeled himself after Rolling Stone’s rocker Keith Richards, with a little added costuming of course.

Fashionable Pirate: Will Turner

If you want something a little classier go with Orlando Blooms clothes of the day swashbuckler look. It is not as overstated as the cartoon pirate, but it is the look of a 17th century pirate.

Cartoony Pirate

I like the cartoony caricature pirate. For this you need the tricorn hat and swashbuckler sword. Throw in some fake hair, pirate pants and puffy shirt and you are ready to sail.

Buff Pirate: Captain Vane from Black Sails

If you want to be the stud pirate then this look is for you. Captain Vane (maybe it should be vain) shows that you can sport a six pack and drink a six pack. Personally from what I hear of the actual historical pirate lifestyle there was a lot of all night drinking..but I guess you can still stay in shape, somehow.

Canine Pirate

No you cannot bring your dog dressed as a pirate but I thought this was worth showing.

Modern Pirate: Gordon Gecco

Not a traditional pirate in the maritime sense but these guys represent real pirates who dress nice, storm the boardroom and steal you blind…really.

Adorable Pirate

Yes—too cute not to mention here.

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Outer Banks Live Music And Karaoke

outer banks live bandIf you missed it you can still enjoy live music on the upstairs Pirate Deck Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening. Our musician of choice:

Some Guy Named Joel

And while you are there, enjoy the cool September air and your drink of choice.

But why just listen when you can actually…PERFORM

Karaoke

We are mixing it up this year with lots, and we mean lots, of ways to enjoy karaoke. As if people singing off key after a few drinks was not entertaining enough, we strived to make it even more fun.

spin the wheel karaokeSpin The Wheel Karaoke

Spin the wheel karaoke starts on September 24th. Now our musically inclined patrons won’t be able to practice all month in places like their car, garden,shower or even to their pets. Instead the wheel spins and you get what you get. With some of the missed notes, their pets will still probably hear them laying it all out in the Pirate Lounge.

Hambone Karaoke And Dancing

For the Karaoke purist we offer traditional karaoke every night at 10. If you ever need to let off steam or just need a deep belly laugh, this is for you. Start warming up your voice

Musical Bingobingo parlor

This starts September 27th. While not nearly as boisterous as karaoke, it is going to be a lot of tame fun from 6 to 9

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars to come visit us for some FUN!

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Outer Banks Labor Day Party

labor day party outer banks north carolinaThe End Of Summer: Wear White Party!

This is it. This party at the Jolly Roger restaurant is the last chance you will have to wear white in the Outer Banks this year. Actually, that is not totally true. It is the last time you are supposed to wear it based on social norms, which generally are ignored here anyway in the relaxed atmosphere of the OBX.

Nevertheless make the most of this official opportunity and wear your best outfit featuring white. The Jolly Roger has a whole lineup of fun, food, and End Of Summer celebrations to make this the best Labor Day party ever!

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Here are some of the activities going on at this party. They include:

  • Open Mic
  • Cornhole
  • Raffles
  • Dollar Tacos
  • Margarita Specials
  • And much, much more

3 Hours Of Labor Day Festivities

It starts at 6:30 and goes to 9:30 You have worked hard all year. Now let off some steam in your all white Labor Day appropriate colors for three hours at the Jolly Roger

No White After Labor Day.. Says Who?

Who made this rule? It is not a religious rule. My parents never really got mad at me when I “slipped” and wore a white t-shirt after September 4th. I put a clip here of some possible explanations as to this cultural mandate. Personally, I am suspecting it was something one percenters did to remain fashionable as weather made it impractical to wear white.
There are occasions when wearing white may not be a good idea. Not for fashion reasons, but for practicality reasons. Here are a few I thought of where I would not want to have white on…any day of the year

  • Eating Italian meals with red sauce
  • Eating anything messy
  • Rainy, muddy nasty days
  • When you really do not want to stand out
  • When it is freezing and a darker color will help you retain more heat

Outer Banks Labor Day Traditions

Why not start your own Labor Day tradition by coming to the Jolly Roger Restaurant. There is always lots to do and the food is delicious. And if you do not want to wear white, or just can’t stop wearing white, that is ok too.

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Outer Banks Bar

Looking for incredible fun, drinks, and unbelievable bar specials in the Outer Banks?

Look no further than the Jolly Roger Bar in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Located in Kill Devil HIlls we offer lots of live entertainment and incredible drink specials in the month of August 2017

beer bar specials$1 Beer Every Tuesday

This is not a misprint. Bring your own mug to the Jolly Roger for $1 beer fills all day until close each Tuesday in August. Mug has to be 16 oz or less. So what are you waiting for?

mimosas1/2 Price Mimosas  & Bloody Marys!!!

Again, not  misprint. Enjoy  half price Mimosas and Bloody Marys every Sunday in August 10 am until closing! What a great way to start the week!!!!

And Lots Of Entertainmentsensi pic

Plus there is a host of other things to keep you entertained including:

  • Karaoke
  • Live Music
  • Poker
  • Trivia

 

 

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Live Bands For August

Live Bands In The Outer Banks…All Month

To understand the relaxed atmosphere of the Outer Banks you have to listen to the mellow Reggae inspired beats of Sensi Trails. From the minute you cross the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge you have to come listen to them playing each Saturday of the month. They are the perfect way to start your vacation.

Band Schedule For Sensi Trails At The Jolly Roger Restaurant

  • August 5th
  • August 12th
  • August 19th
  • August 26th

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The Deck

Overlook the OBX in style on the Jolly Roger Sun Deck while you listen to the band! And then join us for dinner or snacks below deck.

 

Keys To Decompressing and Relaxing In the Outer Banks On SaturdaySun Deck Outer Banks

  1. Arrive in the Outer Banks
  2. Check into your rental or hotel
  3. Visit the Jolly Roger Sun Deck
  4. Enjoy your favorite craft beer, mixed drink, or glass of wine

 


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Live Bands For July

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The month of July is well underway. If you are looking for live bands in the Outer Banks, as well as great food, then set sail for the Jolly Roger. The Jolly Roger restaurant has live bands every Saturday in July from 7 to 9 in the evening.

 Checking In To Your Rental House?

Start your Outer Banks vacation with a relaxing view of the ocean from upstairs on our outdoor deck. Enjoy a cold beer, wine, or mixed drink and begin the decompression process while our live bands entertain you…

And Then Come For Dinner, Breakfast, Karaoke, Drinks, and More

And then have fun every day and night of the week with the Jolly Roger’s entertainment lineup which has something for everyone. We also have great food!

July Live Band Schedule

  • Saturday July 1st – Sensi Trails
  • Saturday July 8th – Laura & Norman Thompson
  • Saturday July 15th – Sensi Trails
  • Saturday July 22nd – Sensi Trails
  • Saturday July 29th – Vin Corsale

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Live Bands

live bandsLive Bands In The Outer Banks

Summer is here and with it come live entertainment and bands in the Outer Banks. And where is a great place to enjoy them? I will give you a hint, it is a pirate themed restaurant in Kill Devil Hills known for bands and live entertainment. Yes,..you guessed it the answer is

The Jolly Roger

Live Bands For Your Check In Day

The Jolly Roger is offering live entertainment from the moment you check in, or are waiting to check in on Saturdays during June. While you are waiting for check in or have just checked in, come have a beverage with us and enjoy a stunning view of the ocean.

Band Schedule

  • Saturday June 10th
    Laura & Norman Thompson (Acoustic Classic Rock)
  • Saturday June 17th
    Sensi Trails (Premiere Reggae Band)
  • Saturday June 24th
    Sensi Trails (Premiere Reggae Band)