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El’s Drive-In based in Morehead City, NC is an old-fashioned drive-in fast food restaurant serving fresh made to order food seven days a week. Serving up the best since 1959, El’s Drive-In provides traditional drive in service from our incredible waitresses, right to your car! If you’d prefer a break from the car, enjoy the shade of our oak trees by savoring your meal at the picnic tables!


“We got the shrimp burger! It was great. Would definitely go back again” – Faye Jones

“Good old country cooking, very nice staff” – Wanda Miller

“Always great. Same goodness as when El Frank opened this Drive In. Cooks use the same small grill installed in 1959. Great cooks, great curb waitresses. Fast service considering the amount of clientele.” – Sharon Modlin

We are located next to Carteret Health Care Hospital and across the street from the Carteret Community College and the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

For more information about our history, menu or event availability, please contact us at 252-726-3002 or drive in today!