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City Drive-In

670 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2808
+1 828-765-4480
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
7 Aug 2017
“Birthday celebration”
14 Feb 2017
“Hamburgers done right”
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American, Fast food
670 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2808
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Decent diner food at a decent price. Small little diner with average food at good prices. The staff was nice and the food came fast. I can't complain about anything.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Love the old drive in!! Best burgers in town. You will enjoy siting out under the shed or in your car. So drive up, sit back, and enjoy the atmosphere! Cheers!!

1  Thank Christy R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The City Drive In serves hamburgers the way they did back in the 50,s and 60,s. My husband went there when he was a teenager and he said that's the way they made them when he went as a teenager!

1  Thank sarahsinnc
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped at the City Drive-In for lunch because it was a hot day we had our dog in the car. The restaurant is a drive-in restaurant with shade and we could eat in the car and not worry about him getting overheated. You can...More

Thank Work2Go
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We got a gift certificate from here. We ordered using the menu online so we could spend the exact amount. When we picked up the order and gave the $15 certificate, the waitress said, that will be $9.11 more. I asked her to review and...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stopped here on a couple of occasions and the burgers and dogs have always bee great ( cooked old style greasy spoon )

1  Thank pjkiss
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

They could not be more friendly and helpful. Such a great find. We were looking to grab a quick bite and the place was such a nice as alternative to chains. Proprietor suggested the footlong with chili on top but get it deep fried. Was...More

Thank wit1nes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

City drive Inn has hotdogs bbq seafood ect.the footlights hotdogs are out of this world as the rest of there menu .You can call your order in or you can stop by an a crubhop will take your order .You go and some of the...More

1  Thank Keith W
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My mother remembers going here when she was a teenager. They have old fashioned milkshakes, burgers and fries. They also have my mothers favorite, a peanutbutter milkshake.

1  Thank Andria A
Reviewed 16 November 2015

After being told this is the place to go for the best hamburger in the area we had to try it. We were not disappointed. This place takes you back in time, it is a drive-in. Curb service and all.

1  Thank carolyn h
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2808
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Spruce Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-4480
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