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“Will not return”
Review of El's Drive In

El's Drive In
Ranked #8 of 129 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch
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 and very snippy. She seemed like we were a bother to her because we didn’t know what we wanted. We then waited 45 minutes for two burgers and fries and onion rings. The burgers were so dry it was barely palatable. The onion rings were yummy but it’s hard to mess up frozen onion rings. Also it’s only cash or check, be prepared.

Thank Chiotilidieo
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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
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Thank Leroy E
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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 fact we couldn’t eat it all and it was piping hot! But it was chewy and really quite tasteless. They do noit take debit or credit cards - who doesnt take cards in this day and age? They did have an ATM inside but it would not accept my Canadian Visa/Debit card! Thank God for my travel companion ! Again I say I was extremely disappointed.

Thank Trish S
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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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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Stopped in for late dinner. Only a few cars there, so didn’t have to wait long. Server came to car with an order pad, but no menus. Items were listed on large sign, but no prices. We asked for clarification between a shrimp plate and a shrimp tray (the first included fries, slaw and hush puppies, the second was shrimp only). No prices were listed on the sign. We ordered, took the food back to our rental. It was pretty average fair, fries had no seasoning or salt, and the slaw was cabbage only and warm from being in same takeout container. There was lots of food, however I’d rather have quality over quantity. Make sure to have cash - no credit accepted.

Thank coralsgot2go
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