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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%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp burgers” (71 reviews)
“super burger” (28 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (39 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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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
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 Dennis R
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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Super shrimp burger is a must! Park under the oak trees and get yourself a super shrimp burger. Fantastic! I have not tried the hamburgers but everyone I know says they are great. Don't bother with the fries though-not so good. Whenever my friends or...More

Thank mjallen462
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food was delicious, hot and fresh! A great cheeseburger and fries. Great service! One of the best burgers that I ate here in Morehead City.

Thank chrljyns
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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 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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