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$6 - $17
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews cornbread pulled pork burger wings fries salad the outer banks passing through great place for lunch melt in your mouth cooked perfectly obx homemade leftovers
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Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

Our first visit here we will most definitely be back again and again! My husband and I were coming off the island and passing through on our way to Elizabeth City. We noticed BJ’s and decided to drop in for dinner. The fried pickle spears...were the best we have ever had! They were battered, not breaded and the flavorful seasoning had a little kick! I ordered the Bang-Bang Wings and the creamy sauce on top was ahhhh-mazing! The wings were HUGE, I had plenty to take home for leftovers. My husband ordered the Mushroom Swiss Burger and he was very pleased. Our waitress, Faith was excellent! Great personality, very attentive and kept checking on us if we needed anything. Highly recommend if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Wanda191, Owner at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind remarks and 5 star review on your recent dinner @ BJ's. We appreciate your business and invite you back real soon. Our award winning crab cakes are excellent as well. You can see them being prepared on PBSFLAVORNC season 13...More

Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

It came recommended by a friends local friend. Advised to go with wings the advice was spot on. We had wings amazing! Burgers average, salmon not so good. It’s a local Fave for the wings it’s clear why. We visit OBX twice a year this...will be only the second place we revisit regularly the other being Duck donutsMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 17, 2020 via mobile

Great place for lunch. We had the pulled pork lunch platter served with fries, Cole slaw and corn bread plus two homemade bbq sauces. Excellent melt in your mouth cornbread. Also had the chicken salad plate which was tasty. Homemade pistachio cheesecake for dessert to...top off a great meal. Very clean facility and attentive service. Next time I was to try the homemade pecan pie!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Wanda191, Owner at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2020

BJ's thanks you and sincerely appreciates your 5 star review. From our very clean restaurant to our sweet southern cornbread , Bj's farm to table selections to include our cole slaw, your attentive server, our award winning chicken salad, & cheesecake we made a great...More

Reviewed June 11, 2020

We were traveling to Virginia Beach from the Outer Banks and wanted some early supper. We stopped at Bj's Café for a nice dinner. They were not fully prepared to open, maybe is was the time...………. 4.00 pm, however the meals were under cooked and...the prices were over priced commensurate to the value of the meals. We would go back, but would need to order a different entrée.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Wanda191, Owner at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2020

I reached out to Danny in a private message & he was cordial. Our reply to his less than stellar review is this~ put yourself in our shoes~ 14 weeks of mandatory shut down~ just like that you must close your dining room, no warning....More

Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

I got the oyster special w fries and coleslaw for $12. The oysters were fantastic. Mild flavored and fried perfectly. My guys said the burgers were cooked perfectly and really. Good. The fries were the hit of the table. Staff very friendly and the owner...stopped by to say hiMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Wanda191, Owner at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2020

Thank you very much for your review on our fantastic oysters, tasty burgers, hand cut ff and our friendliness. We appreciate your 4 stars & invite you back to get that excellent stellar 5 star review. Safe travels.

Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

This place has really stepped it up. A few years back I was not that impressed with this restaurant. But we tried it again at the beginning of the year and now we have eaten there at least twice a month since. My favorite is...there salad. There deserts are incredibly good too.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Wanda191, Owner at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Jason, BJ's sincerely appreciates your review. Your not so 5 star previous experience is in the dust! Our family has proudly owned & operated our restaurant 14+ yrs in Jarvisburg. These fast yrs have been rewarding, challenging & ever changing in food trends. From our...More

Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

The burger was average. The crab cake was outstanding. The fries were fantastic. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
Wanda191, Public Relations Manager at BJ's Carolina Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. Our success is based upon quality, quantity & value. Hurry back & we'll try to make your burger experience 5+.

Reviewed October 8, 2019

This is the place if you like no-frills good food and friendly, efficient service. I was taken by locals whose high recommendations weren't exaggerated. The menu is pure old-fashioned American with a lot of choices, but I opted for the prime rib special. I don't...remember the price but it was insanely low and very tasty too. The waitress couldn't have been nicer, even when we stayed to closing. I'll definitely be back on my next OBX visit!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Our group of 4 stopped on Sunday afternoon for lunch and were seated right away. We enjoyed a delicious bacon cheeseburger, chef salad, chicken fingers, chicken wings and fried pickles.The wings were outstanding! Great burger was perfectly cooked & juicy. Maria, our server, was very...gracious and was the epitome of southern hospitality. Great place for lunch!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Amazing food, friendly service, and the grilled squash is awesome!!! Definitely a go to place for great food and friendly service.

Date of visit: May 2019
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BJ's Carolina Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5