Jolly Roger to be featured on ‘America’s Best Restaurants’ this May

Jolly Roger to be featured on ‘America’s Best Restaurants’ this May

Local restaurant Jolly Roger will be hosting a visit from America’s Best Restaurants (ABR) in mid-May 2023.

America’s Best Restaurants, a national media and marketing company focusing on local, independently-owned restaurants, will bring its ABR Roadshow to the restaurant on May 22nd. Popular dishes will be highlighted, along with an extensive on-camera interview with owner Carol Ann Angelos about the restaurant’s special place in the community. The episode will be aired extensively on social media channels at a later date.

The building, built in 1936, has been Jolly Roger’s since 1972. The eye-catching decor, much of it donated by patrons, is described on the website as “an eclectic blend of Christmas, pirate paraphernalia, aquatic murals, handmade boutique-style gifts and old time movie posters”.  The original windows still hang in the dining room.

Angelos has been the owner of Jolly Roger for thirty-nine years. Prior to that she worked in the beauty industry, until an injury forced her to stop.

“When my back went I had to do something, so I said ‘Well, I like food,’” Angelos says. “I didn’t know a thing about the restaurant business.”

In spite of that lack of experience, Angelos has continued to make the destination eatery quite the success. Jolly Roger’s has undergone several expansions and restorations, and will undergo another expansion this year. Jolly Roger offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including on Christmas Day when many local eateries are closed. There is plenty of entertainment, games, live music, karaoke, and dining specials nightly, and a resident ghost or two, according to Angelos, who claims some of her staff have seen strange things happening in the restaurant.eclectic blend of Christmas, pirate aquatic murals, handmade boutique-style gifts and old-time movie posters.

America’s Best Restaurants will be filming on location on Monday May 22nd from 9 am to noon EST. The press is invited to attend. Jolly Roger’s finished episode premiere date will be announced on their Facebook page and will be featured on America’s Best Restaurants’ website.

Restaurants featured on the ABR Roadshow are found through customer nominations or by a restaurant applying to be featured at

About Jolly Roger’s: Open seven days a week, early morning to late night, Jolly Roger’s is located at 1836 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948. Telephone is (252) 441-6530. For more information visit

About ABR: America’s Best Restaurants, a national media and restaurant marketing company based in Florence, KY, travels the country telling the stories and highlighting the unique food of locally owned independent restaurants as part of their ABR Roadshow. Restaurants are featured not only on ABR’s Restaurant Network of social media channels and website, but also each individual establishment’s Facebook page. With over 800 episodes filmed, America’s Best Restaurants is the premier marketing agency for restaurant owners and operators to have their story broadcast coast-to-coast. Visit to learn more and to view the episodes and profiles of hundreds of America’s Best Restaurants!