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Merrits Burger House

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2338 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401-7606
11:00 - 16:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the hype yes it's quick and cheap but the burger was just ok nothing amazing to be honest. Pretty disappointing.

Thank wilmguy2801
Cheraw, South Carolina
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband loves a good burger, we went here twice to eat while on vacation. They also have great milk shakes. This is an old drive-in, with good food at a really good price. If you want healthy food or modern building don't go. Salt comes out in a shaker, food is on metal trays that hang on your window.... More 

Thank Donna A
North Carolina
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267 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Service was the best part. Burgers were a little small so the double cheese burger is the way to go. The buns are toasted which is nice and they still put the tray on your window. Only problem is if the car next to you decides to smoke then you have to deal with those inconsiderate folks. The fries are... More 

Thank fmattship
wilmington, n.c.
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Merritt's Burger house is an old school institution that dates back from the late 50's... my parent's went there when they were dating. Today, Merritt's is run by the Merritt family and is still offering great burgers and dogs and much more. Burgers are good but small. They would be better if they used hand pattied meat,(not institutional patties), but... More 

Thank blueyedarlin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

When you want a good CarHop hamburger with lettuce tomato onion a little mayo and mustard go to merits and their french fries are out of this world the lady name and that work there tall blonde she's so funny and always so. She asked always how's my aunt doing this been very sick great job merits

Thank Amber W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

been gone for several years returned same great food and great the food is simple but its true old fashion car hop food the BBQ out of this world could not wait to get back to eat at Merrits been in Arizona for too many years glad to be back in the Carolinas eat real barbecue my husband and I... More 

Thank Amber W
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Heard about this place from a local who went there as a kid. Truly this place has been around forever. Car hop takes your order and brings it to your car on the aluminum tray that "sits" on your car window just like they did in 50s, 60s, 70s. Comes and gets it too just like the old days. Good... More 

Thank Candice V
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Place has been here forever! (At least since the early sixties, maybe longer). You drive in and park and the girl comes to your car to take your order. Eat there in your car with the tray of food hooked to the window, or get it to go. Either way good food, good service and good prices. Everyone in Wilmington... More 

Thank robert r
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2014

This was my first trip to Merrits since I was young and it was FANTASTIC! The olde fashion drive in offers a personalized experience with fast and friendly service not to mention that the prices are reasonable. Service with a smile is what Judy and the ladies greet you with and the handmade shakes are out of this world! Stop... More 

Thank K1mm1ee
Wilmington, North Carolina
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is probably the last old fashioned drive in restaurant in the Wilmington area, but it is SO GOOD. The hamburgers and cheeseburgers are 'smashed' on the toaster oven, making them oh so good. The fried chicken is fried with a nice crust and the cole slaw has been voted the best of any restaurant in Wilmington. It is totally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2338 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401-7606
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 9107635844
Last of the authentic drive in restaurants that has survived the test of time and fast food outlets, serving great food just like they used to and this place continues to do.

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