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John's Drive In

3716 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4277
+1 252-261-6227
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (40 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (12 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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American, Seafood, Fast food
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3716 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4277
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For years we've heard about John's and yet after 20+ years we only recently got there. It was worth the wait. A classic drive-in type of restaurant serving what looks like delicious drive-in type food (haven't tried it yet) along with ice cream. A top...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and thank you and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best dolphin boats on the beach. Puppy cups for your pooch are free! Be patient the wait is worth it!More

Thank OBXT
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and thank you and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hole in wall actually two holes in the wall where you stand in line outside a plain block building to order your food. Only open 11 to 3 or 5 and closed on Wednesday. The dolphin sandwich is what is most prized with Cajun...More

Thank imdarkside
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and thank you and your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit. The crabcake sandwish was really goid. Order the dolfin boat. It is,always busy here because the food is outstanding.More

Thank 55daylily
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the milkshakes here, but I also go for the fish-bites and french fries. There isn't a bad thing on the menu....Excellant Shakes!!!!More

Thank Nancy H
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We've been going to the Outer Banks for a few years now and had never heard of John's. Luckily someone recommended we go. I got a peanut butter and hot fudge milk shake and my husband got a chocolate mint. Both were so good! We...More

Thank Jen F
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

John's is an all time favorite place for the locals. It's Been around for 40 years. My favorite is peanut butter and chocolate shake and a dolphin boat. They are closed on Wednesday's. Only open for lunch 11-4 everyday but Wednesday. You eat outside on...More

Thank Marc P
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome place for fish, fried shrimp, and hush puppies. The only complaint I have is that the fries are not well-seasoned and not very good.More

Thank MattieTraveler
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. Our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers since 1978 and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. Unfortunately we do not offer seasoned French Fries at John's....More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place! I'm a native, so in the summertime most locals know to pack our lunches to avoid the tourist rush. However years ago I discovered that if you call ahead (and they know you're a local grabbing lunch on the go... )...More

Thank Melissa S
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your review of John's Drive In. As you know, our family has been serving Locals and Vacationers for many years and strive to give everyone that "old school" Outer Banks experience that we are known for. We appreciate your patronage and look...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place was not that great. We ordered fries and was told it would be 45 min for fries. I then ordered ice cream and we waited 20 minutes for a banana split and a cup of ice cream. The banana split came in a...More

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dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

I am sorry that you had to wait to get your order at John's Drive In over the busy holiday weekend. Going to the beach is the most popular thing to do on the Outer Banks during this time of year and because our little...More

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Nice_trip
26 July 2017|
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Response from Joel J | Reviewed this property |
between Mileposts 4 and 5 on beach road
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Yes, weather permitting should be open from 11am to 4pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3716 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4277
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-6227
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Description
Family Owned and Operated since 1977 serving locals and vacationers the best Milkshakes and Mahi Mahi Sandwiches you have ever had! Join us in celebrating our 40th season!
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