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John's Drive In

3716 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
+1 252-261-6227
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (26 reviews)
“burgers” (26 reviews)
“fries” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
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3716 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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11 - 20 of 262 reviews

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 14 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

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

Thank fiesty1
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

Reviewed 23 June 2017

We have enjoyed ice cream, burgers, and milk shakes at John's each summer since 1987. My milkshake and my wife's ice cream cup were fresh, smooth, creamy, and delicious. Thank you! We will return very soon.More

Thank Damon G
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 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. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Generally a wait of 15 minutes+ but it is so worth it. Banana, Peanut Butter, Peach milkshakes or any combination of them will have you coming back again and again and again. Everything is made to order so that's why you'll wait a little longer...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 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. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Nothing better than a peanut butter chocolate shake and a Dolphin boat for a quick lunch here!. As good as it gets for quick food @ OBX!More

Thank racerman50
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 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. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Dolphin boat are to die for. The milk shakes are beyond words. They are made with fresh fruit. The staff are always friendly.More

Thank LadyPerrinG
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 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. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We got there at 1115 and was one of 2 groups. By the time we left it was packed. Very little parking also. We got hotdogs, dolphin boat, and a burger. The dolphin boat was amazing! With onion rings. Hubby said the burger was great...More

Thank Natosha B
dolphinboat, Owner at John's Drive In, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 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

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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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Response from OBXJohn | Property representative |
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3716 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • 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! John's has closed for the 2017 season.
John would like to thank all of his friends, family and customers (especially the little ones and the furry ones☺) for an exceptional 40th season!
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