We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John's Drive In

3716 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4277
+1 252-261-6227
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fries” (38 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Fast Food
3716 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4277
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (253)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

101 - 110 of 253 reviews

Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This great OBX institution is a must visit for great milk shakes, burgers , dogs and fish tacos! Walk up from beach, bike , or simply drop in for simple food made fabulous!

Thank Beth D
Reviewed July 7, 2015

If it wasn't for the fact that parking is limited I'd have given 5 stars. The Mahi Sub was absolute Heaven on a sub roll! My daughter got the Crab Cake sandwich and the wife had the BLT...we all ordered Milkshakes and shared a order...More

1  Thank HMFIC61
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Milkshakes awesome just a few - chocolate banana, Chocolate Malt,, Chocolate Strawberry all good & others. Subs whether fish or beef awesome as well as the sides They have something for everyone & Don't forget the puppy cups of vanilla ice cream

Thank Sandy Jo J
Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is great! The mahi sandwich is so good! We ate at a neighboring restaurant the same week did not even compare to Johns. They give you so much fish unlike the other place. What a great find! We will definitely be back on...More

Thank Ellie W
Reviewed June 23, 2015

I reviewed John's last year when we were in Nags Head for vacation. I could have written that same positive review for them the past 20 years before since we have vacationed yearly at this beach for as long as I can remember. We LOVE...More

1  Thank Shirley W
Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! The food is awesome! There was a little bit of a wait but that's because this a popular spot to eat. I found this place on TripAdvisor & made a point to stop by during our stay. I was not disappointed....More

Thank Valeri S
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The wonderful place if you always like to try something new!!!!! They have over 20 different flavors of ice cream. Delicious, very creamy and the best ice cream I've ever tried. The GREAT PLACE to go with the family and friends. My brother and sister...More

Thank Olcha555
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Local here, stopped by this Outer Banks icon a week ago. I got the Porkie Pig Sub and some fries. Delicious as always, this is a place you can count on. They have been making food magic for more years than I can remember. Seriously,...More

Thank JasonQuentinTeeter
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The staff here are rude. We order food that took forever to cook. We finally got our food and it was all raw and under cooked. These people have no clue on how to cook any food. They are way OVER PRICED. The people take...More

7  Thank OBXKID
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is pretty simple, but good. Good sized portions of all types of seafood and burgers. The "to die for"?? Their Shakes! All different flavors. Each better than the next. A must stop when visiting the OBX.

Thank John D
Nearby Restaurants
I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar
741 reviews
.26 miles away
Hurricane Mo's Beachside Bar & Grill
808 reviews
.42 miles away
Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill
900 reviews
.18 miles away
Trio Wine, Beer and Cheese
294 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church
40 reviews
.62 miles away
Children at Play Museum
40 reviews
.24 miles away
Super Wings
41 reviews
.95 miles away
Knitting Addiction
15 reviews
.22 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sally G
March 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from OBXJohn | Property representative |
Yes, weather permitting should be open from 11am to 4pm.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing