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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)
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El’s is our favorite place to go in town for a quick meal. It’s right down the road, it’s fast, and who doesn’t love getting dinner without getting out of the car? Love the old-fashioned feel. I crave a good El’s hamburger and fries sometimes!

Thank DracoMalfoy98
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned drive in. Service is great, friendly and fast. I have eaten here several times and the food is always tasty. I love the shrimp.

Thank AppNeer
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The best shrimp burger in town, the super burger is just that....super, everything on it! Yum! The prices are a bit high for eating in your car and they aren't posted and seem to change every time I go, suspicious. But not keeping me away!...More

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We've been return customers for years. We've never had anything but a great burger, served up hot and ready to eat in the car or take home to enjoy.

Thank gthayer
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We love their burgers and fries. My child loves the drive in experience of eating in the car. It's cash only.

Thank amwasinger
Reviewed 22 December 2017

El's is an iconic ,old school drive-in burger joint. No frills, just good burgers, dogs, and specialty sandwiches like shrimp-burgers. The girls who come to your car to take your order are very nice and do their job without a hitch. If you are a...More

Thank H3185LVjeffs
Reviewed 4 December 2017 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 1 December 2017

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 30 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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
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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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