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1106 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8707
(252) 441-9555
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 153
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best steak you will ever eat !

I've been vacationing on the Outerbanks since 1975 and we dine at JK's at least three times every vacation unless my son is with us, then we have to eat there every night! The Prime Rib Chop is our steak of choice. The oyster salad is also a great choice and the ribs can't be beat. If you like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2012
liketotravelots
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Michigan
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We were dining with a professional Chef and he was shocked that the steaks arrived with out any aging as described by the menu. All of our steaks were under cooked tasteless and tough. One person on our party ordered Wahoo and the Chef felt it had been pre-coked earlier and then re-heated. It was so over cooked it crumbled... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I've been vacationing on the Outerbanks since 1975 and we dine at JK's at least three times every vacation unless my son is with us, then we have to eat there every night! The Prime Rib Chop is our steak of choice. The oyster salad is also a great choice and the ribs can't be beat. If you like to... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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169 reviews 169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The filet steaks were very good, but were more expensive than listed on their web site. The children's meals were terribly overpriced starting at $10. The wine list is about average and also pricey. Plenty of food, but too bad it was so expensive for three adults and one child.

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Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We go to JK's Kitty Hawk every year during our visit and it never disappoints. The Fried Oyster and Spinach salad and the Ribeye are our usual choices; I was tempted this year by the twice grilled prime rib and was glad I chose it - melt in you mouth! The oyster salad seemed larger that usual, and was as... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My girlfriend and I went here for a nice night out. We arrived early (right after they opened) and were pleased there was no wait. We were sat at a nice table. The restaurant was very clean (there was even a slight bleach smell in the air, nothing unpleasant, almost like fresh laundry). After getting drinks, we ordered the Tobacco... More 

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Kitty Hawk
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

If we're wanting steak, JK's is the place we go. We had also heard wonderful things about their ground tenderlion burger and it stood up to the high praise. We'll definitely be back for another!

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kitty hawk, nc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Pricey, everything is ala carte, but very good. the dry rub ribs are excellent, and the steaks always amazing. Tobacco onions, yum! there Shrimp bisque soup is amazing. In the off season they have speacials so a great time to try.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

JK's consistently puts an awesome meal before you. If anything is not cooked the way you want there is never a problem. The steaks are top quality! JK's will have you planning your next trip before you leave.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

What more can you ask for. Every time we visit the Outer Banks this is a must stop for us.

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new york
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

My family comes down to Nags Head often, and JK's is on our shortlist of upper scale OBX restaurants. Some of our favorites include the Oysters Rockefeller, Seafood Bisque, Ribs, and Steaks. And of course the hot fresh bread! Their wine list is nice, and the markups seem noticeably less than the 3-4x you often see nowadays. The dining room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1106 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-9555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?