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El's Drive-In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
+1 252-726-3002
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp burger” (188 reviews)
“super burger” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (34 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They come to the car to take and deliver your order. Great sandwiches and the hushpuppies were the BEST! Inexpensive but very good food!

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the parking lot is crowded, don't do it. I like to stop by and have a shrimpburger on my way to Atlantic Beach. This place has been there forever. It is good. It is also a small place that cooks to order. Don't forget...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't pass this place up while we were there on vacation! It's such a throwback to a more simpler time .....carhops taking your order....watching in amazement as they hurried to each vehicle taking orders....and then emerge from the kitchen with with 6 to 8...More

Thank Valorie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 30 minutes and watched numerous cars come and go. Staff member finally notified us she had given out the food to the wrong car. We asked how long and didn’t get a straight answer. She was not rude, however was very vague. Waited another...More

Thank DispleasedCustomer66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have came here and did ; this place is a small ; yet well established part of the area. Next to Snapper Z on Arendell Street;you'll surely find something you'll like here

Thank rcbyronlighthouses9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service can take long time but it worth it. Shrimp burger and plate are so goood! There are some table in the back under the big trees otherwise you eat in your car. Deffinitively a place to try.

Thank Mariejana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been eating at El's for over 25 years. Hasn't really changed a bit. Nice servers and the best Shrimp Burger in NC. Also have great burgers. El's is a MUST VISIT drive in if you are visiting the area.

2  Thank travelertim2016
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The strangesthing is the random parking. The car hops can remember what you ordered and return without pavement id. Terrific burger place. Quick service friendly staff,reasonable prices even in the summer time.

Thank 555Shermans
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a great place to eat while we were on Vacation in July. Eat Supper with 4 Grandkids under age 6. With their parents bring them in carseats we let them all get in back of Dodge Truck and have a great time eating and...More

Thank JRAS1990
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at El’s and it was great. It’s cash only. You can order from your car or go into the building. The servers were friendly and the food was tasty. We had a burger and fries. There were plenty of fries...More

Thank Amanda W
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Sally S
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the secret to their shrimp burgers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-3002
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