We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cardinal Drive-In

Is this your business?
328 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-4008
+1 828-884-7085
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good13%
  • Average44%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tater tots” (6 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“hot dog” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Fast Food
328 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-4008
Write a Review
Reviews (38)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chili cheese half pound hamburger and tater tots were great and less in price than you would pay for at a chain fast food joint. The young lady that brought my food was as nice as could be. It was a trip down memory...More

Thank oldermama38
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Went there for lunch back in April '17 with a friend. The food was good and the service was ok. One BIG drawback is they don't accept debit / credit cards, only cash. They were in the middle of having an ATM installed but it...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Cheeseburger, tator tots, grilled ham & cheese, chocolate shake - all delicious! Would definitely recommend these items. We like to go inside and order from the phone at the table - very fun. Great service.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We were sorely disappointed in our lunch there recently. My fish sandwich was so dry & hard I couldn't swallow a bite without adding water to my mouth at the same time. My husband had a fried chicken dinner which was in his words 'not...More

Thank Phylpot
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Poor quality of food and terrible service. The worst hamburger I have ever gotten. Cute exterior like a drive in from the 50's but we waited q very long time for a server to come to the car. We initially thought they must be closed...More

Thank Lorie M
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I like drive ins and am a big fan of a few. This one though had average food. Spicy chicken sandwich was overdone and dry but the mozzarella sticks were a hit. Stick to the burgers and shakes for an enjoyable experience.

Thank evansjax
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Reminds me of drive-ins in the 60's and 70's. Outside speakers, carhops, great burgers, wonderful onion rings very extensive menu.

Thank 26ehc
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We were able to walk to the Cardinal from our motel in Brevard. The kids enjoyed ordering their food on the phones that were at each table inside. Food was good and prices were low. Cash only.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The Cardinal Drive-In has been around forever and is the go-to drive in for locals. Our favorite feature is the car shows held there regularly. The food is average, the service is great. Beware, it's cash-only. Our bookkeeping people only allow reimbursements for credit card...More

Thank Channel70Productions
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Interesting concept and fun for the little kids but was a bit run down. Good prices for drive-in food.

Thank kapur99
Nearby Restaurants
Rocky's Grill & Soda Shop
370 reviews
.27 miles away
The Square Root
803 reviews
.29 miles away
408 reviews
.33 miles away
The Falls Landing
350 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
104 reviews
.29 miles away
Brevard Brewing company
70 reviews
.34 miles away
Transylvania Heritage Museum
17 reviews
.36 miles away
Ecusta Brewing Company
7 reviews
.31 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stanley W
Do you take credit or debit cards?
October 7, 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Channel70Productions | Reviewed this property |
No. Cash only.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 S Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712-4008
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Brevard
  • Phone Number: +1 828-884-7085
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing