Fodor's Expert Review John's Drive In

$ Nags Head Fast Food Fodor's Choice

When a large milk shake is the only thing that will do on a hot summer day, this is the place to head for—locals say they are the best on the Outer Banks, or even on the planet. And when you just can't take one more night out at a fancy restaurant, John's will come to the rescue with the best hand-held food on the Outer Banks: burgers, subs, sandwiches (including grouper), all-beef hot dogs, and sides. The Dolphin Boat is a must: pieces of mahimahi (dolphinfish), served in a boat (basket), with fries or slaw, sauce, and various optional extras. Hours vary seasonally, so call ahead on the day you plan to visit.

Fast Food Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

3716 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina  27949, USA


Known For:
  • Milk shakes
  • Sandwiches, hot dogs, and subs
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted, Closed Jan. and Feb., Closed Dec.–Feb.

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