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El's Drive In

3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
+1 252-648-7161
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp burgers” (71 reviews)
“super burger” (28 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (39 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3706 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2903
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad shrimp burger. The shrimp tastes fresh. I wasn't clear when I ordered ketchup for my burger and it only had ketchup but that was my mistake. Fast service, only accept cash. Gets crowded on saturdays around lunchtime but still great service. Can't...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard some rave reviews of this spot before coming out, so went in with high hopes. The spot is super fun, with an interesting setting. Drive in, park anywhere in the dirt parking lot, wait for the staff to come out to your car...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a staple and is a must stop place to eat when in Morehead! The food itself is ok/good but it's the old time feel that will keep you coming back for more!

Thank sherrync
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard so many good things about El's. It is a small little place that is cash only. You drive up and there are no lines in the parking lot or true direction on where to go. A waitress comes out to take your order...More

1  Thank 919FrankieTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great experience...just like when I was growing up 50 years ago. great shrimp burgers and hamburgers and hotdogs. always packed at lunch and dinnet..go about 2 to 4 pm!!!!!!

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Sunday afternoon, sat and waited for over 25 minutes before we left. With NO service. So how was the food?? Who knows..service NONE we were the fourth car to leave others did not wait as long .. so with that...More

Thank Darlene G
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

El’s is our favorite place to go in town for a quick meal. It’s right down the road, it’s fast, and who doesn’t love getting dinner without getting out of the car? Love the old-fashioned feel. I crave a good El’s hamburger and fries sometimes!

Thank DracoMalfoy98
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned drive in. Service is great, friendly and fast. I have eaten here several times and the food is always tasty. I love the shrimp.

Thank AppNeer
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The best shrimp burger in town, the super burger is just that....super, everything on it! Yum! The prices are a bit high for eating in your car and they aren't posted and seem to change every time I go, suspicious. But not keeping me away!...More

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We've been return customers for years. We've never had anything but a great burger, served up hot and ready to eat in the car or take home to enjoy.

Thank gthayer
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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