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El's Drive-In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
+1 252-726-3002
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp burger” (188 reviews)
“super burger” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (34 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Have been to see my buddy Dwayne a bit hung out surfed AB and The Buddy Contest, this place is classic of course, been there a few times recently, shade trees are great watch out for the greedy seabirds, jaaaa

Thank SenorPescado
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great throwback drive in. The car hops are fast and efficient the shrimp burger is yummy and the onion rings are perfect. Definitely worth a trip.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We waited an hour and never got food so we left. I’m a local and never ate here and I guess the tradition continues.

1  Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We visit the Crystal Coast every summer and El's is a must-do. The Eastern Carolina BBQ is great. I'd really like to know how many steps the ladies walk back and forth from the kitchen.😀 Great experience.

Thank Tribesman95
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Just going to El's is a step back into history as this has been here since 1959. This little icon has endured through the ages because it serves some of the best food faves around! I love my dogs and burgers done the "Southern way",...More

Thank rutheb2014
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 10 June 2018 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

1  Thank Chiotilidieo
Reviewed 10 June 2018 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 June 2018

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 1 June 2018 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
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Sally S
22 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Do not know the secret to their shrimp burgers
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I don't know can you?
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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