The legend of Blackbeard's restaurants are almost as colorful as the legend of Blackbeard himself. The restaurant's original location, Blackbeard's On the Beach, is rumored to be haunted, with guests reporting such terrifying phenomena as mysterious knocking, disembodied voices, floating figures, and ominously named desserts like the Brownie Explosion. When they're not baking ghoulish chocolate dishes, Blackbeard's cooks are busy whipping up Southern favorites that draw on their bayside location. Crab-cake burgers, fried-oyster po' boys, fish tacos, and chicken-fried steaks are just a few of their biggest hits. To pair with these meals, the bar mixes up cocktails and pours shots of gin, rum, and port in honor of the eatery's swashbuckling namesake.
But Blackbeard's is about more than just comfort food and ghost stories. Guests can tune in every night to live musicians who play a multitude of genres and not just "Dead Man's Chest" over and over again. Plus, the original location also houses a mini museum of rock-and-roll memorabilia, which includes old photos, a collection of rare albums, and guitars autographed by Eric Clapton and members of the Eagles.