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670 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2808
+1 828-765-4480
09:00 - 19:00
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Bakersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The City Drive In serves hamburgers the way they did back in the 50,s and 60,s. My husband went there when he was a teenager and he said that's the way they made them when he went as a teenager!

Thank sarahsinnc
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Level Contributor
92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped at the City Drive-In for lunch because it was a hot day we had our dog in the car. The restaurant is a drive-in restaurant with shade and we could eat in the car and not worry about him getting overheated. You can also eat inside the restaurant or in their outdoor dining area. We were waited on... More 

Thank Work2Go
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We got a gift certificate from here. We ordered using the menu online so we could spend the exact amount. When we picked up the order and gave the $15 certificate, the waitress said, that will be $9.11 more. I asked her to review and showed the website I had consulted for the menu and prices. She said that they... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Thomasville, North Carolina
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226 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Stopped here on a couple of occasions and the burgers and dogs have always bee great ( cooked old style greasy spoon )

Thank pjkiss
Louisville, Kentucky
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

They could not be more friendly and helpful. Such a great find. We were looking to grab a quick bite and the place was such a nice as alternative to chains. Proprietor suggested the footlong with chili on top but get it deep fried. Was eorth the calories. Sat inside and could see the care and professional work even though... More 

Thank wit1nes
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

City drive Inn has hotdogs bbq seafood ect.the footlights hotdogs are out of this world as the rest of there menu .You can call your order in or you can stop by an a crubhop will take your order .You go and some of the best in town stop by an order you will glad you did .

Thank Keith W
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My mother remembers going here when she was a teenager. They have old fashioned milkshakes, burgers and fries. They also have my mothers favorite, a peanutbutter milkshake.

Thank Andria A
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

After being told this is the place to go for the best hamburger in the area we had to try it. We were not disappointed. This place takes you back in time, it is a drive-in. Curb service and all.

Thank carolyn h
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

My husband and I had eaten at The City Drive-In a few years back and thought it to be too pricy for the amount of food received, and didn't like the fact that your food was delivered in a box, and that one had to take your own wrappings home to dispose of. This restaurant has been in business since... More 

Thank Mona E
Bakersville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

You just can't beat an old time drive in burger place, IF the food is good, and it is here at City Drive-In, every time. They truly have the best, sloppiest burgers (if you order them that way, and I do) and hot dogs, they have breakfast, great tea, great hot dogs, Bar-B-Que, all that good old stuff, and they... More 

Thank binjammin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2808
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Spruce Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-4480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?