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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“super burger” (23 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (34 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came by on the way out of town. It took about 40 minutes to get our food once we ordered. My husband said the burger was good; my hot dog was good. We each had the shrimp burger, but weren't impressed. We read review...More

Thank CrystalBG126
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for shrimp burgers for the family after driving to Salter Path only to find Big Oak drive-in is closed on Monday (who knew?). They were - ok. Ketchup and slaw - good slaw! - but nowhere near Big Oak. Nice folks, and they were...More

Thank Weather27712
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place, always a favorite! Great cheeseburgers, their seafood is fantastic, and can't beat the experience of a drive in. Just don't feed the seagulls!

Thank Brendenagin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So if you like shrimp and cole slaw sandwichs, this is the place to go. Actually, they are famous for that one item. But they also have more drive-in items on the menu. Stay in the car or eat at the outside table. No much...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped by Mel's Drive In yesterday for my first time. I've driven by Mel's hundreds of times over many years and hardly gave it a second thought. I was reminded by a TV show that Mel's was a decent place to eat even tho...More

Thank retired2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always hit El's at least once on our visits to Atlantic Beach. It's old school, but the food is always good and window service efficient. Be sure to feed the seagulls some fries; whom we euphemistically call "Chester"

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El's is great good and the prices are very very reasonable! We ate at a similar place in Pine Knoll Shores (near the aquarium) that wasn't as good and was twice as expensive. Everything we had here was great - we REALLY liked the Shrimp...More

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived in Morehead City over thirty years ago and always loved El's. All of the food is good although I am partial to the oyster and shrimp burgers for their uniqueness. You don't last over fifty years unless you have a great product. Eating...More

Thank Wickie_carroll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a dine in place to eat. The waitresses come out to your car and bring you your order. The food is good and reasonably priced.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about this drive in on a travel show and decided we had to try it. It is very unusual you just pull into the lot and a server will come run over to take your order. It appears to be utter chaos...More

Thank mad4nc
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Sandy B
Can I get the price of a small cheese burger a chicken sandwich one ff one onion ring and two LG coke? Thanks
15 April 2017|
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Response from forsaken27893 | Reviewed this property |
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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 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-648-7161
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