Jack Browns

Jack Browns

Jack Browns

Jack Browns


Four people, two hours and 6000 trips to the store. It's now time to call it a wrap. On the edge of our bags there were a few buns left and we were faced with a culinary struggle: throw away the bread and use the bread as a bun top, or save the bread and use it as a bread bottom?

Burger Joint


Childhood best friends Aaron Ludwig and Mike Sabin co-founded Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint at 80 S Main St. in 2009 and soon started snapping up S Main Street real estate. The business partners opened Billy Jack's Wing & Draft Shack two years later and two doors down at 92 S Main St. and in 2013 bought the building that’s home to their restaurants and the former T-shirt studio.

If you like burgers and beer, Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint should be on your must-visit list. Jack Brown’s has won the Battle of the Burger, and Ruthie Awards for the best burger and the best beer selection. The full house on a recent night I visited with some friends was a testament to the popularity of the restaurant. A place that serves only burgers, with the exception of a grilled cheese sandwich for kids. (Source: rutherfordsource.com)

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is centrally located on mile post 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills, just across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a premier destination wedding location and Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint offers on-site private events with a casual, fun backyard atmosphere. A perfect environment to help you and your guests enjoy this special time in your life. With outdoor live music daily in season, late night bands, they are a great place for meet and greets, after-parties and such. Family friendly accompanied with corn hole games. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint offers a full array of tables and chairs in our unique setting. Just across the street from the beach, makes having those special scenic photos a breeze. Last but not least, let them introduce you to their fabulous menu that can be catered to you on-site OR off-site and the selection of their craft beers that are like no other! Truly, a one stop shop for all your wedding needs in a relaxed setting. All catering menus are customized to fit your needs. Theylook forward to helping you plan your special event! (Source: www.weddingwire.com)


The pandemic dealt a blow to businesses large and small across the country, and while Jack Brown’s, Billy Jack’s and Laughing Dog studios all felt the blow, the damage to the latter would prove to be fatal. Ludwig said he had a great relationship with his tenants, who’d operated for decades but decided in October to not renew their lease and ease into retirement.

Ludwig said the two had previously brainstormed the move and put it into motion to keep socially distanced and warmer than in the neighboring parking lot, which they’d been leasing since reopening in the spring to put customers at ease and make up for a lack of indoor space. Jack Brown’s has just 400 square feet compared to 2,200 for Billy Jack’s. (Source: www.breezejmu.org)

Best of all, the “Covid-friendly” move didn’t break the bank, as Ludwig said the co-owners decorated and put in TVs and a stereo system but didn’t knock down walls. Guests who check in at Jack Brown’s or Billy Jack’s must walk outside to be seated at Next Door, as do waiters. (Source: www.breezejmu.org It took a bank loan and little more than a griddle, frier and draft cooler to open Jack Brown’s. The restaurant’s name comes from an inside joke of what the long-time friends would call someone whose name they’d forgotten. (Source:www.breezejmu.org))



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