Jay Bee’s

Drive-In | Hamburgers | Hot Dog | Ice Cream Parlor | Sandwich Shop
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Foot-long hot dogs topped with mustard, onions, chili, and slaw … giant-size hamburgers dressed to the hilt with cheese fries and battered onion rings on the side … hand-chopped barbecue sandwiches decorated with slaw: Put these menu items together with a brash, drive-through (and dine-in) operation, and you have a truly all-American eatery. Jay Bee’s feels like fast food squared, and yet signs throughout the sprawling establishment warn that because everything is made to order, some items will require a wait.

In this place, a “wait” means about three minutes before your number is called over the loud speaker system, meaning your tray is ready to be toted to a table inside or on the patio out back (known as Jay-Bee’s Outback). Continue reading

Foot-long hot dogs topped with mustard, onions, chili, and slaw … giant-size hamburgers dressed to the hilt with cheese fries and battered onion rings on the side … hand-chopped barbecue sandwiches decorated with slaw: Put these menu items together with a brash, drive-through (and dine-in) operation, and you have a truly all-American eatery. Jay Bee’s feels like fast food squared, and yet signs throughout the sprawling establishment warn that because everything is made to order, some items will require a wait.

In this place, a “wait” means about three minutes before your number is called over the loud speaker system, meaning your tray is ready to be toted to a table inside or on the patio out back (known as Jay-Bee’s Outback). At peak mealtimes, the big wait is the long line of cars at the drive-through window, where Iredell County natives come to buy a dashboard lunch or a party meal for twelve.

Hot dog highlights range from the simple foot-long with cheese (and, of course, chili and slaw) to such specialties as the Prairie Dog with dark-hued barbecue sauce, cheese, and onions and the “Northerners’ Fancy” Kraut Dog with sauerkraut and mustard. There are all-beef dogs which, although delicious, seem out-of-context here in pork country, and ninety-nine cent corn dogs for kids.

Although Jay-Bee’s pride is hot dogs, hamburgers are alright, too. Available in quarter-pound or half-pound configurations, they are hand-formed from daily-ground beef and sizzled to appealing succulence, particularly good when dressed with a heap of sauteed onions.

The beverage menu ranges from sweet tea and milk shakes to Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew; and if you dine inside, a refill of any soda is free. One quart size drinks – yes, thirty-two ounces – are available at the drive-through window.

Dishes to try
Jay Bee’s, Brat
Brat
Must-Try
A split Johnsonville Brat arrives freighted with spicy mustard and a heap of sauerkraut.
Jay Bee’s, Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog
The Prairie Dog: BBQ sauce, onions, melted cheese
Jay Bee’s, Smoked Sausage
Smoked Sausage
Smoked Sausages come topped with mustard and grilled onions.
Directions and Hours
CLOSED Today
SundayCLOSED
Monday10:30 am - 8 pm
Tuesday10:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday10:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday10:30 am - 8 pm
Friday10:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday10:30 am - 8 pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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