Open Drive-In Restaurants in the U.S.

Eat from more than 250 Drive-In Restaurants

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.

CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM

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.


DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT LOCATIONS ACROSS THE U.S.

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.


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

Avi’s Screamers Drive-In1151 W Wickenburg Way Wickenburgscreamersdrivein.com

ARKANSAS

Dog ‘n Suds
since 1967
319 East Kings HighwayParagouldDog n Suds Restaurant
Ed Walker’s Drive-In
since 1943
1500 Towson AvenueFort Smithedwalkersdrivein.org

CALIFORNIA

Big A Root Beer Drive-in810 E Main StreetGrass Valleybigadrivein.com
Falafel’s Drive-In
since 1966
2301 Stevens Creek BoulevardSan Josefalafelsdrivein.com
Frisco’s Car Hop Drive-Thru
since 1982
16460 Whittier BoulevardWhittierfriscos.com

COLORADO

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

CONNECTICUT

Sycamore Drive-In
since 1948
282 Greenwood AvenueBethelsycamoredrivein.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
King Louie’s Drive-In
since 1984
315 S 6th StreetWood Riverkinglouiesdrivein.com
Lou’s Drive-in
since 1952
4229 N Knoxville AvenuePeoriaLou’s Drive-in
Riggen’s Frostop
since 1961
314 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
Dog ‘n Suds in Grayslake
Riggen’s Frostop in Chrisman

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
Dog ‘n Suds in Lafayette

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

Cameron’s Lobster House18 Bath RoadBrunswickcameronslobsterhouse.com
Fat Boy Drive-In
since 1955
111 Bath RoadBrunswickFat Boy Drive-In
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
Don’s Drive-In
since 1958
2030 US 31 NTraverse Citydonsdriveinmi.com
Eddie’s Drive-in36111 Jefferson AvenueHarrison Townshipeddiesdrivein.com
Happy Dayz Drive In326 N Mable StreetPinconningHappy Dayz Drive In
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!
Rudy’s Drive-In
since 1962
4061 Page AvenueMichigan Centeriloverudys.com
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
The Root Beer Stand in Kalamazoo

MINNESOTA

A&W Drive-in
since 1956
730 N Broadway AvenueSpring Valleyawesomeawdrivein.com
Clays Galaxy Drive-In
since 1951
3712 Quebec Ave SMinneapolisclaysgalaxy.com
Dari-ette Drive-In
since 1951
1440 Minnehaha Ave ESt. PaulDari-ette Drive-In
The Drive-In
since 1956
572 Bench StreetTaylor Fallstaylorsfallsdrivein.com
JJ’s Tasty Drive-in804 S Kniss AvenueLuverneJJ’s Tasty Drive-In
Lakeview Drive Inn610 Sarnia St EWinonalakeviewdriveinn.com
Peppermint Twist
since 1982
115 Babcock BoulevardDelanothepepperminttwist.com
Wagner’s Drive-In
since 1962
7000 W Broadway AvenueBrooklyn Parkwagnersdrivein.com
Peppermint Twist

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

NEBRASKA

Mac’s Drive-In
since 1943
809 W B StreetMcCookmacsdrivein.com

NEW JERSEY

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 
Mac’s Steak in the Rough
since 1949
4515 Menaul Boulevard NEAlbuquerquemacsnm.com
Twin Cronnie Drive-in709 Commerce WayClovisTwin Cronnie Drive-In

NEW YORK

Mac’s Drive-In
since 1961
1166 Waterloo Geneva RoadWaterlooMac’s Drive-In

NORTH CAROLINA

Airport Drive-in910 Ayersville RoadMayodan 
Ammons’ Drive Inn & Dairy Bar1451 Dellwood Road Waynesvilleammonsdriveinn.com
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
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
Swensons Drive-in
since 1934
swensonsdriveins.com

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

The Fence Drive-In1605 State Route 405 Miltonfencedrivein.com
Jerry’s Curb Service
since 1947
1521 Riverside DriveBeaverJerry’s Curb Service
Red Rabbit Drive-in60 Benvenue RoadDuncannonredrabbitdrivein.com

RHODE ISLAND

Evelyn’s Drive-In
since 1969
2335 Main RoadTivertonevelynsdrivein.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

SOUTH DAKOTA

Murdo Drive-In
since 1954
212 Kennedy AvenueMurdomurdodrivein.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 
The Hop 50’s Drive-In1540 E Broadway AvenueMaryvillethehop50sdrivein.com
KN Root Beer241 N Lindell StreetMartinknrootbeer.com
Snow White Drive-In
since 1957
1714 W Main StreetLebanonSnow White Drive-In

TEXAS

Buddy’s Drive In
since 1969
106 E Broadway StreetAndrewsBuddy’s Drive-In
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
Ray’s Drive Inn822 SW 19th StreetSan Antonioraysdriveinn.net
Snapka’s Drive-Inn
since 1948
4434 Weber RoadCorpus Cristisnapkas.com
Snapka’s Drive-Inn
since 1948
4760 Leopard StreetCorpus Cristisnapkas.com
The Wagon Wheel Drive-In
since 1949
2010 Scurry StreetBig SpringWagon Wheel Drive-In
Buddy’s Drive-In in Andrews
Snapka’s Drive-Inn in Corpus Cristi
The Wagon Wheel Drive-In in Big Spring

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-Inn
since 1959
1449 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
Frostop Drive-Inn in Huntington

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
Rudy’s Drive-In Restaurant
since 1933
1004 La Crosse Street La Crosserudysdrivein.com
Charlie’s Drive-in in Hortonville

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