El’s Drive-In Restaurant

Craving a good shrimp burger? Ask any local and they’ll point you to El’s Drive In.

Never tried a shrimp burger? Here’s why you should. Made-to-order, this delicious burger comes piled with fried shrimp, fresh lettuce, and coleslaw. A coastal classic, this burger has become a staple in our southern beach town. Don’t like seafood? El’s is also home to the famous original Super Burger. It’s you’re classic drive-in burger, also deliciously made-to-order.

Since 1959, El’s has been serving the community, cooking consistently tasty meals that will keep you coming back again and again. There menu is vast, consisting of items such as bacon and egg sandwiches, pizza burgers, cheese dogs, and even fried chicken. For sides, you’ll find things like classics like fries, with or without cheese and chili, onion rings, hush puppies, potato chips, or their famous coleslaw. Thirsty? El’s offers their famous milkshakes, along with soda, water, and classic southern sweet tea. You can even call-in your order ahead of time, using the number 252-726-3002.
Since El’s is a typical drive-in, most customers eat in their vehicles. However, for those beautiful coastal sunny days, they offer outdoor picnic tables, shaded by beautiful oak trees.

Their website slogan, “Satisfy your cravings”, along with their saying that they have “the best friend chicken and barbeque”, both are proven to be extremely true to anyone who has tried El’s. They have been featured in Southern Living Magazine, Our State Magazine, as well as Our State Diners. They even say they are a local spot great for reunions, get-togethers, and homecomings. Want to visit El’s and try some of their famous classics for yourself? They are located at 3706 Arendell St, across from the community college. Check out their website for the full menu, as well as contact information and try El’s the next time you are craving a really good burger or even some chicken and barbeque!

(Images provided from El’s Drive-in website and Google Images)