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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 burgers” (70 reviews)
“super burger” (26 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (40 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started in 1959 El's Drive in does not look like it has changed its building or menu since. Basic menu items and all sound tasty. There is no organized parking so it was nice to just pick a site and wait for the hostess to...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped because we saw cars parked & busy atmosphere. This is a drive-in & just park & wait only minutes for a server to take your order. They are quick & nice.Good recommendations for new customers & quick service. Food is tasty, fresh & good...More

Thank Clarkie815
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I weren't up for a sit down restaurant. His n burger was good. My shrimp burger was fair - shrimp were overcooked and cold.

Thank RFW101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Places like this are very common from my hometown, but El's was far more expensive than we thought it would be. For a shrimp plate, a burger with onion rings, and 2 drinks, it was $24. You pull into a big lot and park anywhere....More

Thank phillipsal2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Else is in institution that you should try out when visiting the Crystal Coast it's a dying breed of places where they come and take your order from the car and then deliver it back to you. My favorite his Isa shrimp burgers or an...More

Thank urc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Want a great Shrimp Sandwich with soft bun and slightly sweet slaw,crispy French fries and a milkshake...you found the place. A institution on the food trail in NC a true drive in from days,years past. Treat yourself and enjoy some really good hush puppies to...More

Thank Brower M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stumbled over El's driving around looking for thrift stores on a rainy day. I would never have stopped there; humble surroundings is an understatement. One of the girls on the trip had eaten there before so we pulled in. The servers come to your...More

Thank Sonjawoo
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We have been driving past for eleven years and finally decided to stop. We had the shrimp burgers and my annual allotment of grease all in one stop. I think there must be a lot of nostalgia involved. Of course they LOVE fried food in...More

Thank kstorrs27
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

William was right. The locals of Morehead City have known for some time that this small establishment packs a big punch when it comes to tasty burgers and similar foods. I would have missed it. Thankfully I was told of it , and am not...More

Thank Springlake425
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I went to take pictures so I can paint this for a customer. Had always driven by and what a gem I have been missing. Not fancy, just a great shrimp burger, fries and a soda. Order taken and served straight to your car... how...More

Thank Freeporg2017
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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