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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“super burger” (23 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (34 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a "must go" when visiting the Crystal Coast. It's always crowded, but the food is worth the wait! Their hamburger with chili, onions and coleslaw is magnificent, as well as their oyster and shrimp burgers. Onion rings are divine!! My favorite part, though,...More

Thank carolinamagnolia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

El's is a must when traveling through Morehead City. It's going to be packed, but be patient. The staff will come out to your car to take your order. Be sure to bring CASH! Try the shrimp burger, you won't regret it!

Thank mwg0415
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

On our ride back from Shackleford bank, our ferry captain gave suggestions for eateries. El's was at the top of his list for burgers and shrimp burgers. We gave it a try on our way back home and was glad we did. It brought us...More

Thank bobos24
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This place has a very wide variety on their menu. The waitresses come to your car for you to place your order. There are seagulls everywhere around the restaurant, so I recommend calling your phone in so you can take it back to your hotel...More

Thank Lori1694
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fast friendly service with excellent prices... ordered the shrimp burgers. ****They only accept Cash****

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at the famous El's. my wife a I had a shrimp burger that was made to perfection the Diet Coke served in an ice cold can. This place is the epitome of constantly. It has been the same great service and same...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place!!! Anytime I'm in the general vicinity I make a beeline to El's!! The coleslaw is unbelievable, the shrimp always perfect, as is the fries and hush puppies. When you drive up the first time you hope it will be decent - then...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Okay where else will the waitress walk up to your car, take your order and bring it back to your car? The menu hasn't changed in decades....this is nostalgia on steriods.

Thank Suelynne R
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

ELs is always great. I've never had a bad meal. The ELs super cheeseburger is hands down the best I've ever had. You can never go wrong with ELs.

Thank GTSmith51
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Reminds me of the old days when we had drive in restaurants. Great chili and great service. They work really hard to get your order back to you quickly.

Thank bnel
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Sandy B
Can I get the price of a small cheese burger a chicken sandwich one ff one onion ring and two LG coke? Thanks
15 April 2017|
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Response from forsaken27893 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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