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Family Fun

Welcome to Pirates Landing


Seafood & Steakhouse

Viking Boat Sculpture

AHOY THERE' MATEY! Welcome aboard Pirate's Landing, where dining becomes an adventure.  Located in Elkin, NC, Pirate's Landing is the most exciting restaurant in the Southeast.  Your entire family will enjoy not only our delicious seafood and steaks, but also our unique pirate themed atmosphere.

Your voyage begins upon approaching the deck of the ship surrounded by water and fish.  The outside and inside have been constructed to resemble a dry-landed ship, with 200 year old supporting wood beams brought directly from the St. Lawrence Seaway and antique planking throughout.  not to be missed are the detailed murals of the history of piracy and of the book Treasure Island.

To make Pirate's Landing Seafood and Steak Restaurant a reality, the owner, Theofanis Kakouras spent two years scouring the world for pirate treasure.  Weapons, cannons, antique rugs, tapestries, aged wine barrels and other artifacts are displayed throughout giving the customer a feel of truly plundered treasure from the pirate era. 

At Pirates Landing, our most precious treasure is our food.  Our extensive menu offers cuisine for every taste,and our varied selection of scandalous desserts is sure to delight.  We specialize in the finest seafood, steaks, ribs, chicken and pasta and also have a kids menu for your convenience.


Pirate's Landing is committed to serving you the freshest, top quality food at affordable prices. Our goal is to ensure you enjoy yourself each and every time you dine with us. 




Our Story


Theofanis K. Kakouras emigrated from Greece tot he United States in 1974 with his parents and two older brothers.  The family owned and operated three restaurants in the Lancaster PA area for 20 years.  Theo brought the family legacy to North Carolina in 1990 when he opened the House of Pizza in Jonesville.  It was here that he incorporated all of his inherited family recipes and knowledge into building a fine local reputation.  The following years brought more success with Taki's Italian Restaurant in Hickory, NC, Theo's Italian Restaurant in Santee, SC,  and Hillsville Family Fish House in Hillsville, VA.  With great business savvy and perseverance Theo created two of the most reputable restaurants in the Yadkin Valley.  His namesake restaurant Theo's Italian & Family Restaurant opened in February 1996 followed by Pirate's Landing Seafood and Steak Restaurant opening in August 2003.  Of course, Theo couldn't have done it wihtout the support of his two daughters, GiGi and Alexandra.

Our Story

Catering & Events


Whether you're hosting a corporate event or a family gathering, Pirates Landing offers a range of catering options to suit your needs. From our famous seafood platters to our delicious protein options, we have something for everyone. We offer a warm, casual atmosphere and have 11 unique dining areas on four levels that will accomodate any size gathering up to 320 guests.  We can create a customer menu tailored to your specifications.  Contact us today to book your party or event.  We hope to hear from you soon!


“Life is uncertain. Eat the seafood first.”

- Ernest Hemingway -


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Our Team

Great environment for everyone!

At Pirates Landing we are always looking for energetic, friendly people to join our professional staff.  If you are looking for a position in the service industry that you can take pride in, Pirate's Landing is the place for you!  Stop by our restaurant to apply in person!

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