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Review of JK's Restaurant

JK's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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“great place”
Reviewed October 7, 2009

great place

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  • English first
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English first
Washington, DC
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great steaks in a modest setting”
Reviewed August 3, 2009

We ate at JK's on a Thursday evening in July with a party of 11. They were very accomodating with our large party. Most in the party enjoyed a steak or seafood or one of JK's combination specials with beef and seafood. We also had the fried green tomatoes appetizer which was delicious. Service was good from the start but trailed off later into dinner. We were there at 6:30 PM so our server may have just gotten progressively more busy. Only down side is the addition of 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more and no ability to leave more tip when the credit card confirmation arrived. What happened to 18% added since 15% is for standard service? Then give the patron the ability to tip greater than 18% if the service warrants it? Overall a great experience.

Thank Juleszee
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I've ever had”
Reviewed June 30, 2009

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to the Outer Banks, NC and we dined the first night at JK's. I did a thorough review of favored restaurants in the area on Trip Advisor before we left and I almost overlooked JK's because it somehow had 'barbecue joint' attached to it's name. While they do have ribs on the menu this is not a BBQ joint. This is one of the best dining experiences I've ever had and I'm not sure why JK's isn't rated #1 for Kill Devil Hills on TA. ??? You should know before you go that this is not a place for the budget minded. While my husband and I are not wealthy by any means we knew ahead of time what to expect and planned accordingly concerning the cost. It was also a milestone birthday for me so we wanted to go somewhere special. JK's fit the bill to a tee. The outside is very plain and subdued (you could almost miss it driving down the main drag) and they don't open until 5:00 pm. We arrived around 6:30 or so and we prepared ourselves for a wait since it was Friday. However, we were accommodated immediately with a lovely table. The interior is gorgeous! Dark woods and earth tones; classic, clean lines and linens on the tables. The lighting is low with candles on all of the tables which makes for a romantic dinner. The wait staff was amazing; our server was on the ball and very friendly (wish I could remember her name). My husband said he had never seen wait staff work as hard as they do at JK's. They are in constant motion, never stopping or goofing off. The main thing is the food...and I'm just not sure I can express how wonderful the food was! Everything was very fresh; I ordered the yellowfin tuna (3 inches thick!) which was grilled and topped with carmelized onions, applewood bacon and blue cheese crumbles served with rice and steamed broccoli w/hollandaise sauce. Beyond description! My husband ordered a new york strip with baked potato and broccoli. He said it was one of the best steaks he'd ever had (that's saying something for him). We started our meal off with fresh, lightly fried local scallops. Delicious! I also ordered a glass of Riesling which was fantastic. Overall, if you are looking for a special, out of this world meal while in the Outer Banks you can look no further than JK's!

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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed May 12, 2009

This is the best place we've eaten yet in the Outer Banks. The filet and the lamb chops were out of this world and cooked to perfection. The veggies and potoatos (either mashed or baked) were also great, and the tobacco onion rings were out of this world! The service was great, and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. And the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank slhuston
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New hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Upscale yet casual”
Reviewed April 24, 2009

Another fine restaurant in the KDH area. Wide selection of steaks but lots of local fish too. The atmosphere was as appetizing as the food. Not the place to bring the 5 year old that likes to run around the table. Quiet and romantic. Another one not to miss.

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Thank John C
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