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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“super burger” (23 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (36 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Fast food
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LOCATION
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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1 - 10 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small family owned drive in! Love this restaurant as it is a local favorite. I recommend the El's Super Cheeseburger, all the way, with onion rings and my husband will tell you to get a regular shrimp burger and a hot dog...More

Thank LMD1017
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Dhicken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank abiding1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
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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