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“Great Beach Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of John's Drive In

John's Drive In
Ranked #14 of 68 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast food, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family Owned and Operated since 1978 serving locals and vacationers the best Milkshakes and Mahi Mahi Sandwiches you have ever had! CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SEASON BUT WE WILL RE OPEN IN SPRING OF 2017 FOR OUR 40TH SEASON!
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Beach Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The food is great, but the milkshakes are the best on the beach. Don't miss out on this beach experience. John's has been around since 1978. Don't mind the look of the place, it's a favorite of all locals. The dolphin boat is the best. Parking is a problem at noon due to the high volume of customers.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gahanna, Ohio
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hayman's Dairy Bar - NC's Version”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you have ever stopped at Hayman's Dairy Bar in Hebron, Ohio - this is Kitty Hawk's version. We knew what to expect by reading reviews so we were not surprised or disappointed. Only outside dining (which we knew) but there was a dumpster on one side of the building and a porta-potty on the other. We had five children in our group and had to keep a head's up due to parking close to the picnic tables.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom P
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florida
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great lunch at a reasonable price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great lunch! DH and I enjoyed the dolphin basket with large, tasty, sweet fish fingers fried perfectly with delicious hot fries and sweet tea with shaved ice sitting on at a picnic table wwith the soft breezes of early June embracing our shoulders. Cheap and delicious! It doesn't get better!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pianogal83
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Buxton, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“You must try it at least once!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

No matter what you think about how it looks, how long the line or how difficult it may be to find a place to park in the summer - YOU MUST TRY JOHN'S. The best milkshake you'll ever have and food that will exceed your expectations. My favorite is the Crabcake sandwich.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Melissa M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I go to johns every time I go to the outer banks. Food is simple, fresh, and delicious. I love the fried mahi sandwich and milkshakes.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah H
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