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“Old fashioned eat-in-your-car burgers”
Review of El's Drive In

El's Drive In
Ranked #4 of 122 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Old fashioned eat-in-your-car burgers”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great to give your order to a person face to face instead of over a speaker system. Burgers with chili are messy in the car but sure do taste great at El's

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best hamburgers in town.”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

A retro to the 50's drive in. Great burgers. Get them all the way. Shrimp plates are great too. Call ahead to place an order. A true drive in. Car hops come to you and take your order. Going back in time, this is it.

Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Legendary!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We eat here everyday we are in the area, no matter what. This knowledge has been passed down from my parents and grandparents, who grew up in the area, and we do not go past here often without stopping for a shimp burger. Old school at its finest!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank ricky r
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Apex, North Carolina
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Cheeseburgers were mediocre”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our cheeseburgers were huge however lacked burger flavor. The fries were undercooked. We were disappointed in our experience here after hearing what a great place it is from others. Maybe we should have stuck to the shrimp burger?

Visited September 2012
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Charleston
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique Drive In”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Get sandwiches. Oyster burgers are the best. Fast and friendly service. Ea.ten here many times, never a bad experience

Visited August 2012
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