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drive in restaurants...where are they?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bfairlane, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. signman57
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  2. OldCrow
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    ya... that and their $6.00 hambergers. good.. but not that good. now the rats have taken over anyway ;) . summers it's artic circle on friday eve or Sonic. actually the Sonics all over S. Oregon have stepped up to support the hot rodders in recent years and I say.. good for them.

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  3. mj40's
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    Patty's Burger Time in Boise. Cruise night every Saturday evening. Roller skating car hops with live music in the summer and several swap meets scheduled in 2010. 130+ cars during the summer. Food is great with no frozen burger patties here. Several events thru out the year like "Trunk or Treat" at Halloween for the neighbor kids or car folks kids.
     

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  4. Hey man Im glad you liked it..... I was the cook there until the bastard bought it and canned me because I didnt agree with what he was doing.

    Now me and some older gents meet at the Dairy Queen Fridays... Sonic doesnt agree with me too much :eek:
     
  5. tfeverfred
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    The one in the plaza is the one I was talking about and it is probably still there. You're right about the atmosphere. It's in a mall type setting. Some guys tried to start hanging out there, but it was mostly Ricers and Mustangs.:eek: I did go a few times with my T and it went over well. Talked to a few old timers and had a good time.

    A while back, maybe 5 years ago, they also had a location on Westheimer just west of Hillcroft (I think). It was really nice and was made up like an old diner. It had a HUGE parking lot, but no one ever tried to hang out there.:confused: It got swallowed up by all the other places to eat and closed.

    On a side note, there's a Sonic that just opened up about 2 miles from my house. I waited till the Donks and Ricers thought they "had it going on", then rolled up in my T. I stole that show.
     
  6. mj40's
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    I like the Bliss Hot Rod Grill in Florence, Oregon. Food was good and loved looking at all the autos designed into the building inside and out. There was a good looking black primered traditional rod parked out front with skull air cleaners but I never got a photo of it. Understood that it belonged to a worker in the bar.
     

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  7. criswellclan
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    Jerry's Curb Service in Bridgewater,PA. still has waitresses come out to your car and brings your order back on a tray hung on your window.Think it's been in the same location since the '50s although the building has changed a bit.Word is that the steak salad was invented there.
     
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  9. gmac
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    sometimes you just have to work with what you got. When theirs no more, theirs no more....
     
  10. biscuit eater
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    Parkette here in Lexington is pretty cool. My parents took me and my brothers there a lot. Cruise in every Friday night. found this pic on their website.

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  11. aldixie
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    Still one open on the Gulf Freeway next door to comedy showcase, not a drive in but still cool.
     
  12. bfairlane
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    the old wagners was sold and turned into Galaxie. I heard alot of complaints about the food and service and the price of food.
     
  13. bfairlane
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    There was an A&W at co.rd.D and old hwy.8 in new brighton minn. until the early 80s.Dad would loud up us kids and friends in the ford wagon and go there. he would also pick up a gallon of rootbeer. the good old days.:)
     
  14. pecker head
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    Fran's in Austin , down the road from the Continental Club gets my vote !
     
  15. dbradley
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    Cotton's on Admiral, Barney's Hub on Boston and the 'dweebs' took daddy's car to Pennington's on Peoria.


    Oh, wait I just had a flashback.................
     
  16. BBobb
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    I grew up 6 houses down from the prince's on Irvington drive in north Houston in the 60's. After prowling the neighborhood for half a day looking for soda pop bottles me and all my buds would pool our money together and enjoy root beer floats ...the real mc coys if you dig where i am coming from
     
  17. 41 C28
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    I didn't mention that this photo was from 1959.
     
  18. bigblockdude402
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    We used to have "Hams" here in Greeneville, but it was replaced by an Advanced Auto. What a shame, they had amazing burgers and Peanut Butter shakes.

    There is still a little one in Newport, but nothing fancy. Good grub, and a drive in nonetheless.
     
  19. iammarvin
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    I'm new here, but Mearle's on Mooney in Visilia "they"want get rid of it, eyesore, but coolest drive in I've seen in the valley. O it's for rent.....someone ??????
     
  20. bobkatrods
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    wow i lived in tulsa 68-70 willies black bottom pie at penningtons, i miss that town
     
  21. lowkroozer
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    Growing up in Kent Ohio it was the Short Stop Drive In ,home of the butter burger. But sadly the winds of time replaced it with a used car lot
     
  22. bfairlane
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    There is a A&W in little canada minn. on rice st.and i think they also have a cruise night but im not sure on what night.not a real big lot but good food.:D
     
  23. bfairlane
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    We went out and checked the fairly new smash burger in st anthony minn.its not a drive in but we liked the food.any more good places.:D
     
  24. Adriene
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    New Life for Mearle's in Visalia?
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    A California hamburger chain is in talks to move into the old Mearle's Drive In Restaurant in Visalia.
    QUOTE=iammarvin;4813055]I'm new here, but Mearle's on Mooney in Visilia "they"want get rid of it, eyesore, but coolest drive in I've seen in the valley. O it's for rent.....someone ??????[/QUOTE]
     
  25. Sheep Dip
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    Cool pic's, like the one with Winfield...Cherish it.:D
     
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  26. Sheep Dip
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    If any of you guy's and gals are headed up the 395 highway in California towards Reno you will pass through the town of Walker be sure and stop at the Walker Burger for lunch......simply heaven...sometimes the lot is full of Harley's and sometimes it's full of hot rods, either way all the clubs out for the Eastern Sierra runs plan their lunch stops in Walker, they have a real nice shaded grassy area with tables and bench's to enjoy your burger and the view. It's a real favorite with the women, so you get extra points in that category. :D
     
  27. DeVille Gal
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    The Tropical Treat in Hanover, PA, my home town, has been open since I was a kid and that is a long time :).

    A treat, pardon the pun, as a young child was when our neighbor, who was a Cadillac salesman, would borrow a convertible Caddy from the lot and drive the neighborhood kids to the Treat.

    As a teenager it was part of the loop, back then one could drive completely around the Treat - at 16 I had a 1966, 289 Mustang and I loved that car.


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  28. big bad john
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    ......Here in southern Wisconsin..... in the Spring Green area....place called Rumble Seats...old drive-in with the Fifties look and they even have car hops..lots of old cars and good food......our car club always makes a road trip there at least three times a year
     
  29. junkmonger
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    There's an A&W Rootbeer stand that just went up for sale here in Belleville (St Louis area). If I had the cash, I'd buy it.
     
  30. The "Owl Cafe" in Albq. NM. is a great spot on Tuesday nights. We stopped on our way from Pittsburgh to Colorado back in '09.
    Took the bike out for a burger:rolleyes:

    " hey Don, thanks for the tip, great meeting place"

    Very cool building, great food & great people!
     

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