jolly roger

BREAKFAST          LUNCH          DINNER

Jolly Roger OBX – Kill Devil Hills, NC: When you first catch sight of The Jolly Roger OBX 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, Jolly Roger OBX has been anything but your ordinary Outer Banks restaurant.

We’re eclectic, it’s crazy. You’ll not find another Jolly Roger OBX restaurant; 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 37 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.

Almost as diverse as the restaurant itself is the food selection. The Jolly Roger OBX restaurant 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 restaurant 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 OBX restaurant is simply unbeatable. Among the most popular are the daily Early Bird Specials.

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.

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 are what keeps guests coming back time and again.

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.

OPEN DAILY (hours many vary because of labor issues)
Restaurant 7:00 am – 10 pm
Bar open all day until midnight


1836 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC


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