Shine on Local ferries to Bald Head Island! Join us at Jailhouse Provisions at 251 Edward Teach Extension Wednesday, April 20th, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for a beer or wine compliments of Intracoastal Realty. The owners of the newest island establishment, Harper & Plunkett Peterson, are long-time islanders. We sat down with them to learn what makes Jailhouse Provisions special.
What is your background?
The Harpers have been property owners and business owners on the island for forty years. They love the island and enjoy coming up with new creative business ideas that help serve the community and its guests and owners. Other businesses have included Island Passage, Delphina Cantina, Riverside Adventure Company, Will O’ the Wisp, Sandpiper Coffee & Ice Cream, The Sail Shop, East Beach Surf Shop, and an assortment of recreational activities like Ghost Walks and Sunset Socials. On each venture they strive to enhance the island experience.
What makes Jailhouse Provisions stand out from other island restaurants?
When the Petersons purchased the former Bald Head Island police station, it came with history, a central location, and without a jail. The building has since morphed into an outdoor and indoor coffee house, bar, and restaurant. Fittingly the old police department now has a jail, “Jailhouse Provisions.” They are the only full-service indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar located in the middle of the island. Executive Chef Carlos Rojas and his talented kitchen staff prepare fresh foods daily.
Suggestion for first time island visitors?
Bring your own or rent a bike and explore, is Harper’s advice. Soaking up the environment, listening to nature, find the spot that speaks to you the most and create a personal connection.
What’s your favorite dish on the menu?
Harper carefully considered the options and settled on the fresh oysters which are done in a light batter.
Shine On Local Event
Join us on Wednesday, April 20 at Jailhouse Provisions 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary beer or wine on Intracoastal Realty. Make sure to follow @intracoastalrealty and @jailhousebhi on Instagram and use the hashtag #ShineOnLocal when you visit!
Ferries depart for Bald Head Island on the hour from Deep Point Marina at 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC. Ferries leave the island on the half-hour. Ferry tickets may be purchased at the Deep Point Marina. Should you need a tram ride to Jailhouse Provisions and Midway Coffee, you may reserve a ride online at https://baldheadislandferry.com/tram or by calling 910-457-5003. Ferry passage is $23 per adult, $12 per child ages 3-12, and no charge for children ages two and younger.