Eat from these Drive-In Restaurants that are still OPEN

At a drive-in restaurant, you would park your car, and a member of their staff would come out to meet you at your vehicle, take your order, and then return with your food.

Depending on the efficiency of the spot, you might have a quick meal or a drawn-out affair.

DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT HISTORY

Drive-ins rose to prominence as car culture took over America during the 1950s and 1960s; as folks got more comfortable using their cars for traveling from point A to point B, their “wheels” also started to become an extension of who they were.

Drive-ins are commonly associated with women skating around from hot rod to jalopy in the parking lot, but most, if not all, of the original carhops, were guys or “tray boys.”

It wasn’t until after World War II that women replaced men after American males were called up to join the military.

While it’s true that having a pretty girl serve you food increased sales, in the long run, it created problems with fellas loitering.

McDonald’s found a way to streamline foodservice and cut out the problems with drive-in service.

Once that new system spread to restaurants nationwide, the popularity of drive-ins began to wane.

But it was the even more popular drive-thru service that would deal a significant blow to drive-ins.

I wasn’t around to experience the original drive-in. My first taste of it was watching Happy Days on TV.

I dreamt of eating and hanging out at Arnold’s Drive-In, which was featured on the program.

Believe it or not, there are a few hundred drive-ins still around where you can have your in-car eating experience.

To find a list of all active drive-in restaurants with carhops, please keep reading.

If the list is missing one, please leave a comment so that we can update the list.

ALSO: Not included in this list is SONIC with well over 3000 locations. It will be easier if you search their website for your nearest restaurant.

IMPORTANT: Be aware that some locations may close for the winter season.


DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT LOCATIONS ACROSS THE U.S.

ALABAMA

Drive-In NameAddressCityWeb Address
Cardinal Drive-in15240 Court StreetMoultonCardinal Drive-In of Moulton

ALASKA

C&J’s Drive-in
since 1983
2233 S Cushman StreetFairbankscjdriveinn.com

ARIZONA

Screamers Drive-In1151 W Wickenburg Way Wickenburgscreamersdrivein.com

ARKANSAS

Dog ‘n Suds
since 1967
319 East Kings HighwayParagouldDog n Suds Restaurant

CALIFORNIA

Big A Root Beer Drive-in810 E Main StreetGrass Valleybigadrivein.com

COLORADO

A&W Drive-in802 Mountain AvenueBerthoudawrestaurants.com
JB’s Dog ‘n Suds2501 8th AvenueGreeleyjbsdrivein.com

FLORIDA

Pappa's Drive-In
Pappa’s Drive-In
Burger Inn
since 1952
1819 N Harbor City BoulevardMelbourneburgerinn-hamburgerrestaurant.business.site
Dino’s Drive-in
since 1968
2929 Havendale Blvd NWWinter Havendinosdrivein.com
John’s Drive-in
since 1986
17 N Charleston AvenueFort MeadeJohn’s Drive-In
Mike’s Drive-in
since 1969
1055 US Highway 17 SBartowMike’s Drive-In
Moonlight Drive-in
since 1964
1515 S Washington AvenueTitusvilleMoonlight Drive-in
Pappa’s Drive-in Family Restaurant
since 1970
1103 N. Dixie FWYNew Smyrna Beachpappasdrivein.com
Tally-Ho Drive-in
since 1949
1449 Harrison AvenuePanama Citytallyhopanamacity.com

GEORGIA

The Varsity
The Varsity
Griffith’s Drive-in1015 Memorial DriveGriffingriffithsdrivein.com
Jerry’s Drive-in676 Highway 114SummervilleJerry’s Drive-In
The Varsity61 North AvenueAtlantathevarsity.com

IDAHO

Frostop Drive-in26 US-20Ashtonfrostopdrivein.com
Scotty’s Drive-in560 Northgate MileIdaho FallsScotty’s Drive-In

ILLINOIS

Ace Drive-in
since 1949
1207 Plainfield RoadJolietacedrivein.com
Charlie’s Drive-in
since 1950
762 Wood River AvenueWood RiverCharlie’s Drive-in
Cozy Dog Drive-in
since 1950
2935 S 6th StreetSpringfieldcozydogdrivein.com
Cranwill’s Drive-in
since 1969
1713 S 2nd Street #5409PekinCranwill’s Rootbeer Stand
Dewey’s Drive-in620 E Richardson StreetFarmer CityDewey’s Drive-in
Dog ‘n Suds
since 1964
454 Center StreetGrayslakegrayslakedognsuds.com
Dog ‘n Suds
since 1967
517 Washington StreetInglesidedognsudsdrivein.com
Dog ‘n Suds
since 1963
11015 U.S. 12Richmondrichmonddognsuds.com
Dog ‘n Suds902 East Main StreetRobinsonDog N Suds Drive-In
Jaenicke’s Root Beer Stand390 E River StreetKankakeeJaenicke’s Root Beer Stand
Jay’s Drive-in107 W. Washington StreetOregonjaysdrivein.com
Lou’s Drive-in
since 1952
4229 N Knoxville AvenuePeoriaLou’s Drive-in
Riggen’s Frostop314 N Pennsylvania StreetChrisman 
The Rootbeer Stand225 N Columbia AvenueOglesbyThe Rootbeer Stand
Sam’s Drive-in
since 1966
705 W Blackhawk DriveByronsamsdrivein.com
Superdawg Drive-in
since 1948
6363 N Milwaukee AvenueChicagosuperdawg.com
Yesterday’s Drive-in
since 1957
709 Oak StreetCarmiYesterday’s Drive-in

INDIANA

A&W Drive-in1501 N Lincoln StreetGreensburgawrestaurants.com
B&K Drive-in1201 E 9th StreetRochesterB&K Drive-In
Barker’s BK Root Beer1100 E Markland AvenueKokomoBarker’s BK Root Beer
BK Root Beer412 N Park AvenueAlexandria 
BK Root Beer928 E Main StreetGas City 
BK Root Beer1218 S Jefferson StreetHuntington 
BK Root Beer1208 S Heaton StreetKnox 
BK Root Beer1020 N Logan StreetMishawaka 
BK Root Beer511 Northwestern AvenueMonticello 
BK Root Beer1625 S. Wabash StreetWabash 
Bowman’s BK Root Beer & BBQ1917 W Memorial DriveMunciebkrootbeermuncie.com
Brenda & Kim’s B&K West1101 W Market StreetLogansportBrenda & Kim’s B&K West
Bummies Drive-in1263 S Main StreetBlufftonBummies Drive-In
Burkie’s Drive-in1515 W. Jackson StreetMuncieBurkie’s Drive-In
Carlson’s Drive-in
since 1947
118 W Coolspring AvenueMichigan Citycarlsonsdrive-in.com
Dog ‘n Suds6111 Lima RoadFort Waynedognsudsbrand.com
Dog ‘n Suds
since 1956
601 Sagamore Parkway SouthLafayettedognsuds.com
Dog ‘n Suds
since 2005
401 Sagamore Parkway WestWest Lafayettedognsuds.com
Don’s Drive-in506 N 7th StreetKentlandDon’s Drive-In
Don Hall’s Hollywood Drive-in4416 Lima RoadFort WayneDon Hall’s Hollywood Drive-In
Edwards Drive-in2126 S Sherman DriveIndianapolisedwardsdrivein.com
Gene’s Root Beer640 S Scatterfield RoadAnderson 
Hall’s Original
since 1946
1502 Bluffton RoadFort WayneHall’s Original
Mason’s Root Beer Drive-in1201 National Hwy EWashington 
The Patio Drive-in
since 1954
234 US-421FrancesvilleThe Patio Drive-In
The Port Drive-in419 N Calumet RoadChestertonThe Port Drive-In
Rupert’s B&K Root Beer2105 N Davis RoadKokomoRupert’s B&K Root Beer
Selvios B-K Root Beer East2320 E Market StreetLogansportSelvios B-K Root Beer East
Simonton Lake Drive-in3724 Cassopolis StreetElkhartSimonton Lake Drive-In
The Suds
since 1957
350 Market PlazaGreenwoodThe Suds
Thompson B-K Root Beer1401 Factory AvenueMarionThompson B-K Root Beer

IOWA

A&W Drive-in109 E 2nd AveIndianolaawrestaurants.com
George The Chili King
since 1952
5722 Hickman RoadDes Moinesgeorgethechiliking.com

KANSAS

Bobo’s Drive-in2300 SW 10th AvenueTopekaBobos Drive-In
Vista Drive-in1911 Tuttle Creek BoulevardManhattanvistadrivein.com

KENTUCKY

Dizzy Whizz
Bob’s Drive-in
since 1949
2429 Bridge StreetPaducahneilscatering.com
Dizzy Whizz Drive-in
since 1947
217 St Catherine StreetLouisvilledizzywhizz.com
Parkette Drive-in
since 1951
1230 E New Circle RoadLexingtontheparkette.com

LOUISIANA

LaPlace Frostop
since 1958
411 E Airline HighwayLaPlacelaplacefrostop.com
Yummy Sushi416 Homer RoadMindenYummy Sushi

MAINE

Val’s Drive-in
since 1959
925 Sabattus StreetLewistonVal’s Drive-in

MICHIGAN

Dog 'N Suds in Muskegon, Michigan
Dog ‘N Suds in Muskegon, Michigan
A&W Drive-in
since 1956
4100 12 Mile RoadBerkleyberkleyaw.com
A&W Drive-in8220 Dexter Chelsea RoadDexterawrestaurants.com
A&W Drive-in470 South StreetOrtonvilleawrestaurants.com
Bellevue Drive-in9787 Battle Creek HighwayBellevueBellevue Drive-In
Bill’s Hot Dog Stand1292 E Michigan AvenueYpsilantiBill’s Hot Dog Stand
Chick Inn Drive-in501 Holmes RoadYpsilantiChick Inn Drive-In
Clyde’s Drive-in906 US Highway 2 WSaint IgnaceClyde’s Drive-In
Clyde’s Drive-in1425 Riverside DriveSault Ste. Marie 
Daly Drive-in
since 1959
31500 Plymouth RoadLivonia 
Dog ‘n Suds4454 Dowling StreetMontaguedog-n-suds.com
Dog ‘n Suds4221 Grand Haven RoadMuskegondog-n-suds.com
Eddie’s Drive-in36111 Jefferson AvenueHarrison Townshipeddiesdrivein.com
Monroe’s Original Hot Dog1111 W Front StreetMonroeMonroe’s Original Hot Dog
Nip-N-Slip
since 1950
2603 N East StreetLansing 
Red’s Root Beer813 S Kalamazoo StreetPaw PawRed’s Root Beer!
Short’s Root Beer Stand378 W. Chicago DriveColdwater 
The Root Beer Stand4400 S. Westnedge AvenueKalamazooThe Root Beer Stand
Vince’s West Elm Drive-in1305 W Elm AvenueMonroeVince’s West Elm Drive-In

MINNESOTA

A&W Drive-in
since 1956
730 N Broadway AvenueSpring Valleyawesomeawdrivein.com
JJ’s Tasty Drive-in804 S Kniss AvenueLuverneJJ’s Tasty Drive-In
Lakeview Drive Inn610 Sarnia St EWinonalakeviewdriveinn.com

MISSISSIPPI

Bumpers Drive-in30 locations  across Mississippibumpersdrivein.com/locations
Johnnie’s Drive-in908 E Main StreetTupelo 

MISSOURI

Chuck-A-Burger Drive-in Restaurant9025 Saint Charles Rock RoadSt. LouisChuck-A-Burger Drive-In Restaurant
Dog ‘n Suds6748 Highway 67Fredricktown 
Dairy Princess Drive-in117 W Broadway StreetWest PlainsDairy Princess
HiBoy Burgers3424 Blue Ridge Cut OffIndependencehiboyburgers.com
Mugs Up Drive-in603 Orange StreetColumbiaMugs Up Drive-in
Mugs Up Drive-in700 East 23rd StreetIndependence

MONTANA

A&W Drive-in209 Main StreetDeer Lodgeawesomeawdrivein.com
Ford’s Drive-in1301 Central Ave WGreat Falls 
Mark’s In and Out801 W Park StreetLivingston 
Matt’s Place Drive-in2339 Placer StreetButte 
R-B Drive-in932 Helena AvenueHelenaR-B Drive-In

NEW JERSEY

The Chatterbox Drive-in1 State Route 15Augustachatterboxdrivein.com
Stewart’s Drive-in4524 US Route 130Burlingtonstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in449 Route 46Doverstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in2551 State Route 27Franklin Parkstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in578 Highway 33Hamilton Squarestewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in274 Route 36Hazletstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in2999 US Highway 9Howellstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in235 US Highway 22Lebanonstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in347 Main St. (Route 79)Matawanstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in63-69 BroadwayPoint Pleasant Beachstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in347 Jaques AvenueRahwaystewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in2551 Highway 27Somersetstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in102 W. Main StreetTuckertonstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in5012 Route 33 / 34Wallstewartsallamerican.com
Webers Drive-in6019 Lexington AvenuePennsauken 
Webers Drive-in105 S White Horse PikeStratfordWeber’s Drive-In

NEW MEXICO

Dog House Drive-in1216 Central Ave NWAlbuquerque 
Twin Cronnie Drive-in709 Commerce WayClovisTwin Cronnie Drive-In

NORTH CAROLINA

Airport Drive-in910 Ayersville RoadMayodan 
Bar-B-Q King
since 1959
2900 Wilkinson BoulevardCharlotteBar-B-Q King
Dick’s Drive-in
since 1963
1004 West Washington StreetEdenDick’s Drive-in
El’s Drive-in
since 1959
3706 Arendell StreetMorehead Cityelsdrivein.com
Naber’s Drive-in1245 Main StreetBryson City 
Odell’s Sandwich Shop1224 W Pine StreetMt. AiryOdells Sandwich Shop
Skid’s Drive-in1610 N Church StreetBurlington 
South 21 Drive-in
since 1955
3101 E Independence BoulevardCharlottesouth21drivein.net
Ammon’s Drive Inn & Dairy Bar1451 Dellwood RoadWaynesvilleammonsdriveinn.com

NORTH DAKOTA

The Keg’s Drive-in901 N 5TH StreetGrand ForksThe Keg’s Drive-In
Scotty’s Drive-in210 N 21st StreetBismarckscottysdrivein.com

OHIO

Swensons Drive In in Columbus, Ohio
Swensons Drive In
A&W Drive-in924 E 5th StreetDelphosawrestaurants.com
A&W Drive-in1124 W Main StreetKentawrestaurants.com
A&W Drive-in769 East Main StreetRavennaawrestaurants.com
A&W Drive-in35 W AvenueTallmadgeawrestaurants.com
A&W Drive-in800 E Elm StreetUnion Cityawrestaurants.com
B&K Drive-in725 E Wilbeth RoadAkronbkdrivein.com
B&K Drive-in835 W Main StreetVan WertB&K Drive-In
BK Rootbeer2184 Manchester RoadAkron 
BK Rootbeer737 Monroe Falls AvenueCuyahoga FallsBK Root Beer
BK Rootbeer1407 South StreetPiquaBK Rootbeer Piqua, Ohio
BK Rootbeer301 Riverside DriveSydney 
BK Rootbeer2780 Stone Circle DriveTroy 
Dinner Bell Drive-in6340 Lake AvenueElyriaDinner Bell Drive-In
Dog ‘n Suds
since 1958
2050 North Ridge RoadElyriaDog-N-Suds Elyria OH
The Jug
since 1932
3610 Central AvenueMiddletownThe Jug
Fundays, The Root Beer Stand
since 1999
1345 4th St NWNew PhiladelphiaFundays, The Root Beer Stand
Root Beer Drive-in766 Broad StreetWadsworth 
The Rootbeer Stande1727 Woodman DriveDaytonrootbeerstande.com
Swensons Drive-in
since 1934
  swensonsdriveins.com
SkyWay Drive-in Restaurant2781 W Market StreetFairlawnskywayrestaurants.net
SkyWay Drive-in Restaurant951 East Turkeyfoot Lake RoadGreenskywayrestaurants.net
Stewart’s Drive-in1036 N. Main StreetMarionStewart’s Root Beer – Marion

OKLAHOMA

Classic 50’S Drive-in1521 W Lindsey StreetNormanrestaurantwebx.com/Classic50s
Wayne’s Drive Inn
since 1950
7 SW Sheridan RoadLawtonwaynesdriveinn.com
Wayne’s Drive Inn
since 2007
6810 NW Cache RoadLawtonwaynesdriveinn.com

OREGON

Dandy’s Drive-in
since 1968
1334 NE 3rd StreetBendDandy’s Drive-In

PENNSYLVANIA

Jerry’s Curb Service
since 1947
1521 Riverside DriveBeaverJerry’s Curb Service
Red Rabbit Drive-in60 Benvenue RoadDuncannonredrabbitdrivein.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Beacon Drive-in
since 1946
255 John B White Sr BoulevardSpartanburgbeacondrivein.com
Cannon’s Drive-in
since 1971
409 Trade StreetGreerCannon’s Drive-In Restaurant
The Drive-in
since 1957
135 E Palmetto StreetFlorencethebestdrivein.com
Sno-Cap Drive-in
since 1964
618 West AvenueNorth Augustasnocapdrivein.com

TENNESSEE

A&W Pappa Burger
A&W Pappa Burger
A&W Drive-in3989 Highway 411Madisonvilleawrestaurants.com
Bumpers Drive-in303 East Broad StreetSmithvillebumpersdrivein.com
Cardin’s Drive-in8529 Asheville HighwayKnoxville 
KN Root Beer241 N Lindell StreetMartinknrootbeer.com

TEXAS

Keller’s Drive-in6537 Northwest HighwayDallasKeller’s Drive-In
KN Root Beer3900 Olsen BoulevardAmarilloknrootbeer.com
KN Root Beer514 E Broadway StreetCueroknrootbeer.com
KN Root Beer1108 Cypress StreetGrahamknrootbeer.com

UTAH

Larsen’s Frostop Drive-Inn858 E St George BoulevardSt. Georgefrostop.com

VERMONT

A&W Drive-in1557 RTE U.S. 7Middleburyawrestaurants.com

VIRGINIA

B&P Drive-in905 Floyd PikeHillsville 
Chef’s Drive-in1101 Main StreetAltavista 
Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue
since 1934
1919 Monticello AvenueNorfolkdoumars.com
Dude’s Drive-in1505 Roanoke StreetChristiansburg 

WASHINGTON

Boomer’s Drive-In310 N Samish WayBellinghamboomersdrivein.com
Burgermaster
since 1952
9820 Aurora Avenue NIssaquahburgermaster.biz
Burgermaster18626 Bothell-Everett HighwayBothell 
Burgermaster10606 NE Northup WayBellevue 
Burgermaster2030 Freeway Drive MountVernon 
Triple XXX Root Beer98 NE Gilman BoulevardIssaquahtriplexrootbeer.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Frostop Drive-Inn1449 Hal Greer BlvdHuntingtonfrostop.com
King Tut Drive-in301 N Eisenhower DriveBeckleykingtutdrivein.com
Midway West Drive-in445 6th Ave WHuntingtonmidwaydriveinwv.com
Sterling Drive-in788 Stewart StreetWelchSterling Drive-In
Stewart’s Drive-in2445 Fifth AvenueHuntingtonstewartsallamerican.com
Stewart’s Drive-in1025 Oak StreetKenovastewartsallamerican.com

WISCONSIN

A&W Drive-in3801 E Calumet StAppletonaw-drivein.com
A&W Drive-in
since 1931
269 Winnebago DrFond du Lacaw-drivein.com
A&W Drive-in7885 U.S. Highway 2Iron Riveraw-drivein.com
A&W Drive-in2187 W 9th AveOshkoshaw-drivein.com
A&W Drive-in
since 1931
701 Belknap StSuperioraw-drivein.com
Annie’s Burger Town645 N Lincoln StElkhornanniesburgertown.com
Ardy’s & Ed’s Drive-in2413 S Main StOshkoshardyandeds.com
Big Star Drive-in1500 Washington RdKenoshabigstardrivein.com
Charlie’s Drive-in
since 1965
806 W Main StHortonvilleCharlie’s Drive-In
Dog ‘n Suds1228 North 4th StreetTomahawkDog N Suds of Tomahawk, WI
Gus’s Drive-in3131 Main StEast Troygussdrivein.com
Kiltie Drive-inN48W36154 Wisconsin AveOconomowockiltie-drive-in.business.site

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