This is more of a kitschy tourist attraction than a straight restaurant, but it’s still a fun place to eat for families (the owners play up an alleged connection with Treasure Island and the fictional Captain Flint). The attractively weathered clapboard property dates back to 1753, with a decent claim to be the oldest building in the city (even though it’s been modified many times since then). Although it started life as a rough-and-ready sailors’ tavern, it doesn’t have much to do with pirates anymore, and instead specializes in home-style food like chicken gumbo, crab-melt sandwich, and fried catfish. The popular Southern-style buffet runs daily 11am to 3pm.
- Frommer's Staff