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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp burger” (186 reviews)
“super burger” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (31 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Great drive in experience. Finally got to stop in after years of vacationing in the area. Service was really good, took our order and received our food quickly. Super burger, Super Cheese burger cooked great, really good fries and a cold drink. Great family experience....More

Thank familyoffive106
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Never had a shrimp burger before and not only do I want one daily from El's drive in from now on, but I should have asked if they had a Super shrimp burger: they have a super beef burger... so if they don't have a...More

Thank CalvertHiker
Reviewed July 10, 2017

GReat food and a must visit when you come to the Crystal Coast! This is a tradition for many family's that vacation here!

Thank Ken L
Reviewed July 7, 2017

A Drive In Restaurant right out of the 50's. Drive In classics with local favorites and some of the best comfort food around.

Thank dfreed2017
Reviewed July 2, 2017

I don't know how we always missed the place when we were at the beach. I guess because its small. We had the shrimp burger it is very good. Fried shrimp on a bun with slaw and probably cocktail sauce. Would eat here again. Eat...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Whenever we go to Carteret County, my husband and I have to go to El's Drive In for a shrimp burger. Absolutely delicious - fried shrimp, coleslaw, catsup on a bun. Need onion rings to go with it and a Pepsi or a Coke to...More

Thank Edith E
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Got cheeseburgers- good diner burger. Fries and onion rings were out of the grocery store freezer section.

Thank Dhicken
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Maybe we were expecting more but it was just ok. The drive up service was great and the burger was good. Fries were tasteless.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We came by on the way out of town. It took about 40 minutes to get our food once we ordered. My husband said the burger was good; my hot dog was good. We each had the shrimp burger, but weren't impressed. We read review...More

Thank CrystalBG126
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Went for shrimp burgers for the family after driving to Salter Path only to find Big Oak drive-in is closed on Monday (who knew?). They were - ok. Ketchup and slaw - good slaw! - but nowhere near Big Oak. Nice folks, and they were...More

Thank Weather27712
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Sally S
April 21, 2018|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the secret to their shrimp burgers
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April 15, 2017|
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I don't know can you?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-648-7161
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