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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
American, Fast Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

When we placed our order, they were out of a number of things. We ordered 4 sandwiches and 2 dinners. It took over 30 minutes to get our food from a server who didn't wear a mask. The order was wrong. When we got someone...to come out to the car, they REFUSED to either correct the order or refund charges for items we failed to receive unless we returned the sandwiches. It had taken so long that several of us had already eaten what they were given. One person returned her sandwich, which was supposed to have been a chili cheeseburger. The server brought the SAME sandwich back (a health violation) with added topings (including a hair) but still no chili on it, and she was afraid to eat it. The buns and rolls were hard/stale. The fries had no salt. The shrimp was rubbery and greasy and no cocktail sauce was available even though we has specifically requested it (had we known there was no cocktail sauce we wouldn't have orded shrimp). It was cooked so long you couldn't tell whether it was deveined but, in light of the standard of cleanliness, it probably wasn't. The skinny piece of flounder they gave us was overcooked and had the texture of shoe leather. Finally, the outdoor restrooms are for employees only. When it comes to this drive-in, we reccomend that you just keep driving!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020

This drive-in was built in the 40's and rebuilt in the 60's. Has that nostalgic look and feel. Food was very good. Located beside the river. Curb service was prompt. Had hamburger, hot dog, and fries. You can have them "your way"! Brings back memories...for the older folks and a new experience for most kids!.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2020

The onion rings are outstanding! Love them. The burgers are just old fashioned, thick and a little greasy, loaded and are delicious.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

The food was fantastic, great service. My kids loved the experience and the food. And being right on the river made it even better.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020 via mobile

Food was great! Staff was friendly! Looks a little run down from Looking at it but that made our experience so much more fun because we loved the old time feeling!!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

My daughter and I passed by here the other day while rambling in the mountains, and I knew as soon as I saw it that we were going to have to try it. Built originally in 1960 a little bit up the road, it was...flooded in 1964 and moved to it's present location. You can go in and eat, but most folks pull up under the canopy and use the handy intercom to place an order. Then the wait staff brings it out to you. We had cheeseburgers, chocolate shakes, fries, and a heaping helping of nostalgia. I hope it lasts another 60 years. The food was good, and I was pleased to have my 15 year old see a real live drive-in restaurant. So if you're in the area, stop on in and show the kiddies an example of how life was "back in the day". And as always, Happy Motoring.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in this last weekend and ate. The place is an “old-time” burger, hot dog joint. I ordered the Double Cheese burger & onion rings and it was good. The bathrooms are outside the establishment and around the corner. The inside needs some deep...cleaning, but it seems like most folks enjoy eating in their cars under the awning. They only take cash? Which is tough in this modern world. Overall it was tasty, priced right and it is what you expect from a burger hop, grill type establishment. Not better than average. The inside needs a cleaning.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

one of the best places to eat in the area! quick and small, great for a bite to eat if you’re driving around the area. Looks a little run down but that definitely adds to the charm. 10/10 would recommend! (do not go if you...have ANY fish allergies!)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner before the Polar Express. The people working here were so friendly. We had burgers, fries, onion rings, hot fudge sundaes and cakes. Everything was great and prices were excellent!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

Na-Bers is just that a dinner where ya meet your “Neighbors” there’s nothing pretentious about this joint! The staff are patient and friendly willing to offer suggestions from the extensive menu. It’s cash only cause the fees for plastic would be more then the cost...of some of the food. We started the day with a delicious breakfast the eggs were cooked over easy just enough, bacon nice and crispy. I had a chicken platter with everything fried including the corn. Came back for lunch because I’d heard rumors about the burgers and remarkably tasty milkshakes. There were no exaggerations the burgers were as greasy and flavorful as described the strawberry milkshake was thick and yummy! If you’re waiting on your food you can enjoy a game of pinball or really go old school and play PAC-Man. Sitting in the enclosed headed deck you can enjoy a beautiful view of the river. Na-Bers is for sure a go to place for good food that’s family and budget friendly!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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March 31, 2018|
Response from carolinateachr | Reviewed this property |
You can eat inside in the dining room, and there used to be picnic tables out back by the river.
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