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Snapper Jacks

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This oceanic-themed seafood restaurant and open-air rooftop bar boasts an expansive upstairs deck with unbeatable vistas and invigorating sea breezes. Situated on 10 Center St in the middle of downtown Folly, Snapper Jacks is open daily for lunch and dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating available. Its three levels are lined with wide screened TVs, making it a great place for sports aficionados to catch the games.

With a name like Snapper Jacks, you can rest assured that the emphasis here is on fresh seafood. Try one of their Seafood Buckets, including succulent crab legs, peel and eat shrimp or steamed oysters. Or a Signature Steamed Boil with your choice of crab legs, shrimp, crawfish or a crab and shrimp combo, each served with crab-boiled sausage, corn and potatoes.

Go fried with the Shrimp or Fish & Chips, both paired with sides of fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and tartar sauce. You can even combine the two in their Fish & Shrimp platter. Have your shrimp prepared on a bed of noodles with their popular Blackened Shrimp Pasta, a rich and toothsome dish of linguine, cream sauce, tomato, bacon and parmesan.

Although surf is the focus, there is also an assortment of different burger and chicken sandwich combinations, and a wide variety of salads like their Folly Salad topped with romaine, chicken, avocado, corn, red onion, tomato, hard-boiled egg and blue cheese crumbles.

Get your meal started with their Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Dip, Scallops or Fried Calamari. The Hush Puppies will leave you speechless as you demolish a basket of these homemade, fried-to-order golden beauties served with a sweet and spicy side of honey-cayenne butter. Or down a bowl of the Seafood Gumbo or She Crab Soup.

In addition to their regular menu, Snapper Jacks offers a separate sushi menu, with enticing choices such as Folly Lovers, a roll of tempura lobster, cream cheese, crab and avocado, topped with filet mignon, wasabi sauce, spicy mayo, siracha and green onions. Explode your taste buds with the Volcano Roll, an eruption of flavor entailing tempura shrimp, avocado and cream cheese loaded with shredded crab, scallops, shrimp, tobico and spicy mayo.

Snapper Jacks also offers a kid’s menu as well as sodas, tea and water.

When the adults get thirsty, they dispense ample cocktail and beer options, but are most known for their shareable Fishbowls, giant Instagram-worthy mixed drinks. Some of these flavorful nautical-themed concoctions include Shark’s Blood, a blend of Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Peachtree Schnapps, cranberry juice and Sprite, and Blue Lagoon, a meld of Svedka Blue Raspberry Vodka, Don Q Cristal Rum, blue curacao, sour mix and Sprite.

If you can’t field a team of dedicated imbibers to tackle a fishbowl, you can always order smaller, more manageable versions of these cocktails or chill out and sip on a frozen specialty drink like a Folly Cheer, with Captain Morgan, Amaretto and Cheerwine.

Draft and canned beer and wine are also available. Swing by for happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. for liquor, beer and oyster shooter specials.

With its upbeat atmosphere and attentive service, Snapper Jack’s is the perfect spot to bring your family and friends while vacationing on Folly—and remember they can also host your special event, whether a birthday, wedding rehearsal dinner or bachelorette party.

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