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American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

I’m always down to try a mom and pop dive because we all know they’re the best, and this didn’t disappoint. Cheeseburger was like a smash burger you’d make at home. Chili cheese fries were good, a little different than you might be used to,...with more of a loose meat type chili, and the slaw was creamy with what I believe to be a sour cream base much like my grandma used to make. 1960’s style drive up service, and a peaceful view of the Tuckasegee River, just a few minutes from Bryson City.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed August 16, 2021

Had this place on my list for a short trip to BC, but almost forgot it, because it's not on the main strip. Good local drive-in dive-type place. Car service only but a little slow, although totally blame that on covid and difficulty finding people...to work due to government handouts not to work. Food was excellent, specifically old school burger. No ice cream or milkshakes available now due to staff shortages. Would visit agan for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021

We were going to Deep Creek Winery,needed to waste about an hour before they opened..headed towards Bryson City,that's where we found Nabers Drive-in,had to stop,talk about a throwback..Food was good,be careful and ask what all the way is on your sandwich(alot).Prices very reasonable,don't forget to...tip waitress..would go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

This was a cute retro drive-up dining experience, like going back in time. It was a rainy day and it was very crowded with a long wait, but the burgers, fries and shakes were a great treat after our long hike. The dining room was...closed at the time of our visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 24, 2021

This place is a hoot ! the food is very good and the service is great, you can eat inside or pull up in your car and they will serve you right there with out ever getting out of your car.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

We found this little tiny ole fashioned drive in. It’s pretty out dated but looks to have original call system at the cars. Don’t let the look of the place deceive you. The food is super cheap and for a little fast food place was...actually pretty good.. I got 2 corn dogs and cheese fries. Husband got a hamburger with normal toppings and fries then also ordered a corn dog. Total was around $14. Food cooked in decent time and brought to our car. I definetly wanted to eat at this location. It’s right in the river such a beautiful view. Only thing that could have made this place better was some picnic tables out by that gorgeous view. This will now be one of our go to places when we visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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
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You can eat inside in the dining room, and there used to be picnic tables out back by the river.
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Yes, NA-BERS Drive-In offers takeout services.

NA-BERS Drive-In is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4