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3300 N. Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


The name JK's has been synonymous with good food on the Outer Banks for longer than many of us can remember. JK's steaks, veal, lamb, ribs, chicken, and seafood are all cooked over a mesquite grill, bringing you aromatic wood cooking at its best. JK's eggless Caesar salads are a big hit alone or topped with shrimp or chicken. The fresh-made cornbread and French bread that accompany the meals are excellent. Four or five different fish specials are offered each night. JK's is also known for its fine selection of wines. The restaurant serves dinner nightly during the summer; call for off-season hours.

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Rating: Excellent 5/14/2016
Reviewer: Jstangl

My wife and I ate here tonight - excellent meals. We shared an appetizer of Tobacco Onios - light and crispy and very tasty with a nice horseradish sauce. My wife had the Petite Filet with a baked potato - the steak was cooked perfectly and delicious - the baked potato was very nice. I had the Full Rack of Ribs - a nice dry rub and they were very good - brought a few leftovers back for a midnight snack. Very good broccoli and mashed potatoes too - we were too full for the dessert selection.

Rating: Very enjoyable meal and was satisfied 7/10/2013
Reviewer: slopar

One thing for sure is they have the Green Beans figured out. Everything was very good and the staff and owner were very friendly. I can't say the bill overly excited me but I have certainly paid more and got less. I could see myself going back for a special occasion.

Rating: JKs in Corolla 9/8/2012
Reviewer: Jstangl

We had dinner there this week - those who had steak really enjoyed it - I had Wahoo with a Chipotle Orange Salsa which was excellent and my brother had the Grouper with Capers and Butter and though it was excellent as well. And April is a great waitress!

Rating: JUST SO-SO 5/23/2011
Reviewer: DREAMER

We ate there last week after seeing commerecials. It was very disappointing. I wanted a baked potato and could not get it unless I paid extra, could not get a small side salad, and was told they do not substitute. I have never been to a place where there are absolutely no substitutes. I will not be going back. The steak was ok, but everything else was below standard.

Rating: My Favorite OBX Restaurant 8/24/2010
Reviewer: Sandy

Best steaks your are going to find here on the Outer Banks. LOVE IT!

Rating: Disappointing meal 6/10/2010
Reviewer: Gunnar Palm

The dining room is quaint and has a nice feel. The service was good. The lobster bisque was great! The ribs, however, were just ok. The rub is nice but the meet is dry and somewhat chewy, it does not fall off the bones! The broccoli had a hollandaise sauce that had no flavor. The soft shell crab had little or no flavor, very bland. Too bad, we had high hopes but were very disappointed!

Rating: My Best Holiday Feast to date 12/26/2008
Reviewer: Chuck

I had the Ribs and Chicken, my wife had the NY Strip, and my in-laws had the Ribs and a NY Strip. The steaks were cooked perfectly and with very little fat. My Dry Rub Ribs were the best I've had and the chicken was comparable to a five star restaurant. The dessert deserves honorable mention because the Brownie pie and Creme Brulee were delectable.

Rating: A little dissapointed this year 9/5/2007
Reviewer: Barb

Will try again next year, but was dissapointed with our meal this year. Ribs were undercooked and the seafood and pasta was suppose to be tossed in a light cream sauce. The pasta and seafood were floating in a large amount of what seemed to be undrained water from cooking the pasta.

Rating: Fantastic 7/25/2007
Reviewer: Mary Lou K

Service was great,atmosphere was good and best of all the food was fantastic!

Rating: way to go 5/13/2007
Reviewer: Abby

the best we had all week. really enjoyed it, used the connection reviews to decide where to eat and this one didn't fail us.

Rating: The best 4/11/2007
Reviewer: Rob

Great food. I mean great. Steak was perfectly medium rare, my wife's perfect medium.
Nice setting (yet casual).
Great service (including getting my son's thrown pacifier-his favorite "game" currently that we're discouraging strongly-from beneath a nearby table).

5 stars. I have a new favorite place.

Rating: BEST Meal in OBX 7/27/2006
Reviewer: Patrick

Don't hesitate to go to JK's. After trying other "well known" tourist spots, we only found good food at JK's. The ribs were to die for. Expect the meals to be a bit pricey, but there was no line, the atmosphere was a step above, and the food was absolutely wonderful. Absolutely an A++.

Rating: JK's 6/19/2006
Reviewer: Kim

JK's is by far the best for ribs! Being a marylander we always drowned out ribs in BBQ sauce, until of course we found the secret of JK'S spice rub! We can't keep it in our hosue!Outstanding! Mac Magruder is the best meat manager ever!

Rating: Great Steak!!! 10/10/2005
Reviewer: Jan and Dave

We had one of the best steaks we have ever had here, and the dining atmosphere was first class. Service was fantastic and the food great. Highly recommended.

Rating: Oh my goodness! 10/9/2005
Reviewer: hutchens

This place is AWESOME!! Everything we had was wonderful. I tried so many things (off of other's plates of course) everything was soooo good. I can't say enough about this place! It's not cheap but, like the saying goes, you get what you pay for!! :) We'll definately be back!

Rating: The best 2/16/2005
Reviewer: ChrisSmol

Our favorite restaurant at OBX, period. We've been going for 5 years now, and have always had a great meal. I love the steak, my wife loves the ribs, and we both love the bread and mashed potatoes.

Rating: Best Steaks on the OBX 10/26/2004
Reviewer: Tim

Their open flame grill with mesquite wood makes the meat the best on the beach. The steaks are the best around. I don't much care for the ribs because I can do them at home for 5 hrs, but the steaks are to die for! Not cheap, but you'll enjoy your meal.
Located at the 9 mile post at Martin St & the Bypass.

Rating: The Best EVERYTHING 10/3/2004
Reviewer: Kim

I've been going to JK's for over 5 years, they are the best in everything...seaford, BBQ,steaks. You name it it's great. Be prepared to spend around 15 to 30$ a plate depending on what you get, but it is all worth every penny. The ribs are the best I've ever had!!

Rating: Best steak on the beach! 6/7/2004
Reviewer: Tim-OBX

Avoid the ribs - they are not cooked long enough or slow enough to be tender, but the steaks are to die for!!

Rating: great food 1/19/2004
Reviewer: gofish

JK's is by far the best place to get a steak on the OBX. Try their flavored butters to compliment the steaks. I have eaten here 4 times and never has anyone been disappointed.