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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“super burger” (25 reviews)
“onion rings” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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61 - 70 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This old fashioned, drive up joint where you park and wait for a waitress to come to your car is reminiscent of days gone by. El's has been here my whole life (and I've been around a while) and is an experience not to miss!...More

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I've been bypassing El's for another local drive in and finally got the chance to try and compare. Not a good visit... Waitstaff greeted us quickly and friendly with a good knowledge of the menu and took our order along with our friend's in another...More

Thank keywestclown
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Shrimp Burgers are awesome.. great drive in with curbside service to visit while in Morehead city. Family owned. Super burgers are great also.

Thank mlewis11
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Can't drive by without grabbing one. Delicious after all these years. Family tradition to stop when in town.

Thank Theresa4196
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

El owned the drive in for years and made the best shrimp burgers around. Pull up and the carhops come out to you. If you like reasonably price fast food ...shrimp burger with slaw and cocktail sauce, El's is the place. May have been in...More

Thank Rickrdu
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome curbside waitresses... you pull up in the parking lot and they immediately come to your car and take your order, place was packed but it didn't take long to receive our orders and the food was great, just like all the reviews we've read!!!...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point in the 90's and lived int he area for a few years after and El's was a staple of any right mind thinking individuals diet. The super cheeseburger is the best burger in the entire world bar none....More

Thank William W
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Finally got to go to El's Drive In. Best shrimp burger ever. They only put ketchup on the burgers, so you may want to take your own Tartar Sauce. It really takes the shrimp burger to another level. Onion rings were off the hook good....More

Thank paleface2015
Reviewed 30 November 2016

El's Drive In was highly recommended by local friends. The food was indeed very good. The fried oyster plate came with fries, cole slaw, and hushpuppies - all in generous portions. We wanted to sample the fried onion rings. Don't bother. The fries are much...More

Thank Phoodey2U
Reviewed 16 November 2016

As a local, I love El's! The waitresses work so hard and always give great customer service and my shrimp burger always sure to please!

Thank seagypsy1020
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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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