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The Charming Drive-In Restaurant Hiding In North Carolina You Must Try

Summer tourist season is winding down; barefoot beachgoers no longer swarm the boardwalks and HWY12 is a little less congested, but there’s still one place that exudes summertime vacation vibes year-round. For 40 years, peak season visitors and off-season locals have ventured to John’s Drive-In in Kitty Hawk for a wide assortment of delectable milkshakes and a famous tuna or dolphin boat.

How delicious is this place! It just exudes summertime and it’s true when they say, ‘you haven’t lived till you’ve tried the dolphin boat.’ Have you been here before?

You’ll find John’s Drive-In at
3716 Virginia Dare Trl N
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

For another delicious seafood restaurant on the opposite side of the coast, try this amazing restaurant in a quaint intracoastal town.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com