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El's Drive In

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3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp burger” (188 reviews)
“super burger” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (31 reviews)
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American, Fast Food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed yesterday

quick and friendly service to my car!! a real old fashioned drive in. I got as shrimp burger for the road and it was perfect!

Thank PKBduo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to love this place. The nostalgia.. the fact it’s so busy and everyone RAVES about it... but truthfully it was TERRIBLE. We pull in and are so excited!!! We can hardly read the menu and are rushed to order. The waitress was RUDE...More

Thank Chiotilidieo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can one write about a place with a great history of great food and service. The ladies who manage the orders are a about customer service .

Thank Leroy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed! Based on Trip Advisor rating, we stopped here on our way home from Atlantic Beach. Ordered a Shrimp tray and a Shrimp Plate, subbed slaw for onion rings. And 2 diet coke - price was around $25! There was plenty of shrimp, in...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a “must do” when visiting the Morehead area. These burgers are so juicy and taste delicious! We love pulling up, under a shade tree and ordering from our vehicle!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for late dinner. Only a few cars there, so didn’t have to wait long. Server came to car with an order pad, but no menus. Items were listed on large sign, but no prices. We asked for clarification between a shrimp plate and...More

Thank coralsgot2go
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby heard about this place on a TV show, so we wanted to try it out. We each got the large shrimp burger, and they were delicious! The slaw was just perfect and the shrimp were hot and tasty. We weren't sure if there was...More

Thank Puffin126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always look for drive-in's when I visit coastal areas for sentimental reasons, and because that is where the locals eat. I saw this place the day before when it was closed and told my family I wanted to eat there tomorrow. We had some...More

Thank Janie205
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We stopped by and picked up burgers to take back to our hotel. Good burgers but we should have gotten two because they are small and the fries were good also. They have curb service and I thought the waitress we had was short, snappy...More

Thank debbysdelights
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Els is physically just what you see in the pictures above, but the food is wonderful. We had a group of about a dozen Boy Scouts stop here for lunch and uniformly they loved it! I would highly recommend the Large Shrimp Burger (the small...More

Thank Mark H
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Sally S
April 21, 2018|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the secret to their shrimp burgers
Sandy B
April 15, 2017|
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Response from forsaken27893 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know can you?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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