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Highway 70, Morehead City, NC
252-726-3002
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What can you say, but "YUM". It is an old standard, but it never changes quality. The shrimp and oyster burgers are awesome. With all the cars in the lot, you think it will take forever. But before you know it, they are back with the food. Well worth the wait.!

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Lexington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great ole time messy burgers ann dogs and fries....drive in, walk up, sit in car or couple pic-nic tables outside.....nuff said

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Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Els is a drive-in serving a range of food from hot dogs and burgers to shrimp and oyster burgers. Els is legendary among North Carolinians who come to the Morehead City area. I cannot begin to count the number of people who come to Els as a vacation and family tradition. From the coast to the mountains Els has fervent... More

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Grasonville, Maryland, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Wait in your car and a server will come to take your order. I probably should have listened to her recommendation of the shrimp burger but opted for the large cheeseburger, It was tasty but not gourmet by any means. Yes, I would go back.

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High Point, North Carolina
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Small place to grab a quick bite. This place was recommended by the lady at our hotel ! Fast service and the food was great !!

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My family was returning home from a day trip to the beach when our smell lead us to El's for a dinner destination. Although it was raining outside, the waitress was very friendly in taking our order. Based off of a tip from another traveller, several of us ordered shrimp burgers. The fantastic cole slaw set the sandwich apart from... More

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stop by El's Drive In every visit to Morehead City. You drive up and park in front of the building and a "car hop" will come out and take your order. I usually order the Shrimp Plate: fried shrimp, fries and hushpuppies. The fried shrimp has always been perfect when I go there, and I like the hushpuppies they... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's basically what you imagine it tasting like. Tasting like a drive-thru but different things then you normally see at one.

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Horseheads, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stop here every vacation! A local place packed every time we go! Great food! We love this kind of stuff! We look forward to going every year! MMM!

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

El's is the drive in you want at the end of your block. Great food, good prices, and honest to God carhops who deliver your order with a smile. Pull in, park under a giant oak tree, order a fried shrimp sandwich with slaw and fries and enjoy when the gal brings it to your car. Save a few fries... More

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Address: Highway 70, Morehead City, NC
Phone Number: 252-726-3002
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
Cuisine: American

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