The new location is right next to the former Jolly Rogers in the old Burger King area on Perry Street
PORT CLINTON, Ohio – If you’re headed to Lake Erie and fancy a fresh bass sandwich or pikeperch fillet, you know where to go, Jolly Rogers.
But this year you have to go to a different place.
Don’t worry, it’s just down the street.
The Jolly Rogers Seafood House has been a staple in Port Clinton since 1980.
Current owner Edmond Hoty said managing the pandemic is the last straw in the decision to move locations.
A few weeks ago, Jolly Rogers officially opened its new restaurant on Perry Street in the former Burger King branch.
“1 it was on the lake, 2 it had a bigger parking lot and then seats. I have 160 seats right inside where I had 38 over there. And then plus the terrace where I can add another 50.” said Ed
And if you’re a long-time fan of Jolly Rogers and love the atmosphere of the old place, one of the new dining areas in the new location has all of the old decorations.
And Jolly Rogers believers haven’t missed a beat as they can now enjoy their favorite fresh seafood dishes in a larger seating area with even better views of the lake than before.
Like John and Ruth Eschedor, who travel to Port Clinton a few times a year, mostly to eat at Jolly Rogers
“Nice, nice! I like the open doors that you can open and let the air through, that’s really great,” said John.
“I think it’s just the food and the atmosphere, and it’s just good food,” said Ruth.
And Ed says they added a couple of new items to their menu.
But the classic Lake Erie Perch and Walleye are still the most popular items.
“But we make exactly the same menu, we still have the breading pit so you can watch us bread your food before we cook it. Everything about the food is exactly the same, only the atmosphere has changed”, said Ed.
Jolly Rogers is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They also offer a drive-through pick-up window for pre-orders.