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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 good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“super burger” (26 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (39 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have passed this place many times over the years going to the Outer Banks unknowingly. So glad we stopped to try it out. It will definitely be part of our annual trip from here on out. The oyster sandwich is awesome! Really cool little...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard about this Morehead City landmark for years, and I'm glad I finally decided to stop there! We were on a tight schedule and the parking lot was packed, but it didn't take long to order or get our food. When we arrived we...More

Thank Gayle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE DROVE 80 MILES round trip for the shrimp burger and fries, wanted to treat my wife to diner and to save labor on this Labor Day week end for her. Its a real treat to go to Morehead City and El's. Drive In. Food...More

Thank rgf1564
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El's drive-in has THE best shrimp burgers, onion rings, hamburgers, etc. You drive up, a car hop comes up and takes your order! A blast from the past!!

Thank jojoandsister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in Carteret County to get hamburger and french fries Els is known to be the best lunch in town

Thank Commodore28557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to El's my whole life. Sometimes my whole family craves their shrimpburgers and off we go to fill up. However, something has changed. The menu is still steller and the service is great. The batter on the fried food is unchanged, and...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended El's Drive In and when we arrived the parking lot was full with cars, trucks and trucks with boats we knew it was going to be good. The shrimp burger spared no shrimp, with coleslaw and ketchup, it was the best. And...More

Thank revronweds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shrimp burger to die for! Hotdogs were yummy too! Would recommend this on each visit! Happy to have had dinner with you all!

Thank Allie0503
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp burger is perfect, and real car hop service. Where do you see that anymore?!? A must do when in the area.

Thank MGTRaleighNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Ever, we drive 2 hours just to eat here!! It's 3 pm, check out all the cars!!! Enough said. Try the super burger, the shrimp burger, it's all good.

Thank J I
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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 - 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
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