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mikeam

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Big Oak Drive IN Sat, 05/23/09 3:08 PM (permalink)
I had a chance to hit the Big Oak Drive In in Salter Path, NC recently.
 
http://www.bigoakdrivein.com/
 
The Big Oak calls itself "Home of the Best Shrimpburger on North Carolina's Crystal Coast".
 

 

 

 

 
I had the shrimp burger and onion rings. The shrimp burger was good, but not as good as El's in Morehead. El's shrimp were bigger (although Big Oak's were plentiful) and it was just a better burger (even after the slaw was added). The big Oak does get the nod for the onion rings. While not homemade they were cooked quite well. Also at the Big Oak you can walk to the beach and eat.
 
Food advantage El's
Location advantage Big Oak
 
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=486751&high=el's+drive+in
 
 
<message edited by mikeam on Sat, 05/23/09 3:09 PM>
 
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    DLnWPBrown

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    Re:Big Oak Drive IN Sat, 05/23/09 3:26 PM (permalink)
    Ahhh, El's and Big Oak drive-ins. I give the nod to El's on hwy. 70 in Morehead City the nod for burgers but prefer Big Oak for the shrimp burger. Personal preference is all. Thanks for the pics and posting.



    Dennis in Cary
     
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      ann peeples

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      Re:Big Oak Drive IN Sat, 05/23/09 3:32 PM (permalink)
      Both look great to me!!! They certainly have a big menu... I would probably go for a fried oyster plate, and possibly the soft shell crab-things that are rare up here.
      <message edited by annpeeples on Sat, 05/23/09 3:34 PM>
       
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        jellybear

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        Re:Big Oak Drive IN Tue, 05/26/09 7:24 AM (permalink)
        They both serve the same Shrimp,But when I go to the Big Oak Its a Shrimp Burger and when I go to EIs its their special Burger.
         
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          ScreamingChicken

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          Re:Big Oak Drive IN Tue, 05/26/09 1:58 PM (permalink)
          What sort of toppings and/or condiments are traditionally on a shrimpburger?  Before I saw the photo I was envisioning a patty made of ground shrimp, which probably wouldn't be that hard to do...

          Brad
           
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            mikeam

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            Re:Big Oak Drive IN Tue, 05/26/09 4:11 PM (permalink)
            Brad_Olson


            What sort of toppings and/or condiments are traditionally on a shrimpburger?  Before I saw the photo I was envisioning a patty made of ground shrimp, which probably wouldn't be that hard to do...

            Brad


            Usually cole slaw and cocktail sauce (or kethup).
             
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              jellybear

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              Re:Big Oak Drive IN Wed, 05/27/09 7:28 AM (permalink)
              Had a good one yesterday and the Shrimp were huge, I only do Tartar Sauce but some People like lettucce and Tomato.If you were to get a SB in South Carolina they do serve one that is chopped Shrimp with herbs and spices in it but it don't work for Me.
               
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                DLnWPBrown

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                Re:Big Oak Drive IN Mon, 06/1/09 12:21 AM (permalink)
                jellybear, I prefer mine with out slaw, heavy on the cocktail sauce. And I love some hot crispy fries with it.



                Dennis in Cary
                 
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                  jellybear

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                  Re:Big Oak Drive IN Mon, 06/1/09 8:05 AM (permalink)
                  Ditto on the no slaw but Ya gotta have Tartar Sauce !
                   
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                    DLnWPBrown

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                    Re:Big Oak Drive IN Sun, 06/7/09 11:10 PM (permalink)
                    I'll have to try it with tartar sauce next time I am down to the coast. Most times when we go, we end up in Manteo or Hatterras though. I still love Sen. Basnight's place down there.



                    Dennis in Cary

                     
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