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“Columbus Co. Culinary Delight”
Review of Coleman's Drive-In

Coleman's Drive-In
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Tabor City
Price range: US$1 - US$6
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Mebane, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
307 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Columbus Co. Culinary Delight”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Coleman’s Drive-In is like a hidden gem. The 1950s-style drive-in is located in the northeastern portion of Tabor City, not near any of the downtown businesses and restaurants. This delightful drive-in made of cinder blocks does not look like much from the outside, but what is inside is what matters. For my husband and me, the double cheeseburgers that awaited us was our top priority.
When we entered Coleman’s, we were immediately greeted by very cheerful people behind the counter. The menu is pretty basic, but what Coleman’s offers will delight your tongue. We ended up getting the double cheeseburgers – “all the way” and onion rings. “All the way” in eastern North Carolina means that chili is added to the hamburger. It really enhanced the thick, juicy hamburger with cheese. Our onion rings were greasy (aren’t they all?), but it appears that Coleman’s makes their onion rings as the breading was not over-the-top like many restaurants.
After finding a table, our food was brought to us with a smile. We were surprised how quickly our order came to the table. Our cheeseburgers were so good that they we devoured them. Maybe my husband was really hungry, but he ended up ordering another double cheeseburger! A little more time was spent with the onion rings that one Columbus County resident told us were a decadence to have.
If we are ever in Tabor City again, we will definitely stop by Coleman’s. The food is great, the service is wonderful, and the prices are dirt-cheap. We think that says it all!

  • Visited April 2013
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Tabor City, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

A burger place, done up like and old drive in. The burgers are tasty and the prices area more than reasonable. Much better then the chain burger place in town

Visited October 2012
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“great retro diner”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

you will not find a better burger around, the servace is out of this world its just a great place to eat

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Joey H
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West Hamlin, West Virginia
1 review
“Ladonna Barker Coleman is the Best”
Reviewed 15 January 2011

This a very nice, clean, and great food for a good price. However the best of all is the caring staff, Tammy, Ladonna and the others are really nice people that work hard everyday. I will never forget them they need an award for just being them, because without them Coleman's Drive-In would not be the same! This is an 8 hour drive from my house, however when ever possible, I will return to Coleman's Drive-In. Sincerely, Charlena Ramey

  • Visited August 2010
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Thank friends068
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Tabor City, North Carolina
1 review
“best greasy food around...”
Reviewed 24 June 2010

best burgers and dogs in town. very greasy but very good and they also have dinner plates like steak, hamburger steak, and such, best mozarella sticks as well.

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