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John's Drive-in

  • 3716 N. Virginia Dare Trail Map It
  • Nags Head
  • Fast Food
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Milk shakes
  • Sandwiches, hot dogs, and subs

Published 11/14/2017

Fodor's Review

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 handheld food on the Outer Banks: burgers, subs, sandwiches (including grouper), all-beef hot dogs, and sides. The Dolphin Boat as 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.

Restaurant Information


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

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Jan. and Feb.

Published 11/14/2017


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