Welcome to El’s Drive-In

El’s Drive-In out of Morehead City, NC has been serving up mouth watering super burgers and shrimp burgers since 1959. As a result of our daily made fresh food, friendly and fun customer service — we are proud to be serving 3rd generation regulars.

Providing The Best Food, Service & Atmosphere in Morehead City, NC since 1959!

We entertain events too! We’ve hosted everything from friendly get-togethers and family reunions, to high school homecomings, and even wedding receptions! With our established presence in the community, years of friendly customer service and food that never falters — we’re prepared for your party!

Whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, you’ll find food you want to devour on our menu! Come on by or call us at 252-726-3002 to put your order in ahead of time. *Please allow cooking time, especially during lunches, weekends and holidays.


What is a “Superburger”?

A superburger starts with 5oz of fresh ground beef, never frozen, cooked to your liking. While it is recommended to have it cooked through, you can order it from rare to well done. It is served on a big 5oz bun, but if you want, ask for a regular sized bun (my way!).

What is the price of the Superburger?

Prices are the same every day of the week. Superburger $4.35 and fries are $2.25, before tax. You can always get a menu which has prices. Ask your waitress to show you the ticket price (which she does have to keep).

Can I only order for pick-up or can I eat there?

The traditions of an old-fashioned drive in restaurant are still alive and well at our establishment. We have no indoor seating, but our customers can be served their food right at their car, or under the oak trees at the picnic tables, by one of our many incredible waitresses.

Should I place an order for my food ahead of time or at the restaurant?

Come on by or call us at 252-726-3002 to put your order in ahead of time. Please allow cooking time during our busy hours, especially during lunches, weekends and holidays.

Where exactly are you located?

Our address is 3706 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557. We are located next to Carteret Health Care Hospital and across the street from the Carteret Community College and the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We only accept cash and checks with a correct ID.

For more information about our food and event availability, please contact us at 252-726-3002 today!



Linda S.

Always great food… the wait team works very hard…in any weather walking to your car to take orders as well as Bringing your order back to your car. I admire them and appreciate them.

Brandon W.

El’s is great! Always stop here on my way back from the beach. I highly recommend the shrimp burger!

Nathan S.

Hard to believe it’s possible. Service was great and fast! Price is ridiculously low. 2 super shrimp burgers, dozen hush puppies, order of fries. 19.00!! Absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to go back. Don’t miss it! Highly recommend!!!