From the August 2016, "Sun, Surf & Sandwiches" by Jason Frye.
"At Big Oak Drive-In, find the beachy lunch of your dreams: barbecue, burgers, fried seafood, and the real star of this walk-up window -- the shrimpburger."
The tiny restaurant sits halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Bogue Sound. A steady stream of cars pull into the lot (which can only park a dozen at a time. And, they have a shrimp on their sign.
A shrimpburger to N.C.'s Crystal Coast is like a po'boy to Louisiana. "A shrimpburger is a steamed white bun, soft and chewy and a little sweet. The shrimp are small, very lightly battered in a cracker meal, and cooked to the ideal tenderness. Tartar sauce and cole slaw made in-house add creaminess, a spike of vinegar, and a cool crispness to each bite. The ketchup -- not too much -- mellows it all out." Like this description didn't make me hungry.
And, you can get fries, onion rings (O-Rings) and hush puppies (H-Pups).
And, there are pretty much always lines waiting to place orders.
A Definite Stop If I'm Ever in the Area. Gotta Have a Shrimpburger. --RoadDog
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