This Tiny Drive In May Just Be The Best Kept Secret In North Carolina

The best kept secret in North Carolina is a little roadside drive-in where you order from your car and the waitress brings everything out to you. El’s Drive-In has been doing the same thing, the same way for going on 60 years, and chances are, if you’ve been to Morehead City, or live in Morehead City, then you’d like nothing more than to keep this amazing little dive drive-in a secret. Right?

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El’s Drive-In is located at 3706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557. There is plenty of parking, and the menu board is posted on top of the building. El’s is open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Learn more on the official website for El’s Drive-In, Morehead City. (One more tip: they may not take debit or credit cards, so bring cash.)

Headed to El’s in warm weather? Add this little side adventure (near Morehead City) and you just may strike it rich in sand dollars!