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Burkie's Drive In

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1515 W Jackson St, Muncie, IN 47303-4943
(765) 282-4355
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fun little drive-in restaurant where you can eat in your car with the tray on your window, or hit the drive through. I believe there was at least one picnic table also available. There was a nice covering over the vehicle so no problem if raining or to just stay out of the direct sun. We tried the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Krazyfamily
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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Opened by a new owner, they are doing a good job of bringing back Muncie's "Fabulous 50's & beyond," popular Drive-In restaurant. We can pull under the canopy & order over the Menu-Microphone post, from your vehicle window, or drive through, pick up at the window. "Call-Ins" work too, by stopping by "Pick-Up Window," or pull into a canopy spot,... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Drive-ins are cool, and Burkie's is very cool. The location is convenient, the parking spaces are covered, and the food is always made to order and done right. Do not -- I repeat do NOT -- go for a fast-food burger when you can get one fresh from the grill at Burkie's. We really enjoy it.

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Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A beautiful fall afternoon at a drive in with car side ordering speakers under the covered parking area sets the scene for what was the promise of a great break. And, just a very short time after ordering, a very pleasant worker brought the food and hung it on the window. The small order of fries is basically a medium... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fun little drive-in restaurant where you can eat in your car with the tray on your window, or hit the drive through. I believe there was at least one picnic table also available. There was a nice covering over the vehicle so no problem if raining or to just stay out of the direct sun. We tried the jumbo tenderloin... More 

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Thank Krazyfamily
Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Service here is on the slow side. Their food is mediocre although the fries are far from being what I would call good. But their flavored drinks are my favorite of all things to get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Always stopped at Burkie's while in college in 1960. Went back to revisit for a snack...boy, did it bring back memories. Hasn't changed much...good old fashioned food and service. Even the young kids today hang out there.

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Thank Alan F
Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

WoW, what a surprise !!! I've passed this Drive-In, bringing memories of the "good ole days," when it was "The Place to BE." I was pleasantly surprised that it's been REBUILT, & is a CLEAN well run remodeled piece of history. I read the raving reviews in "The BEST of MUNCIE," so I tried their, once favorite BREADED TENDERLOIN." The... More 

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Thank JpDrumr
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place serves classic drive-in food with carhops. Always popular when I'm driving by. Got the BBQ pork sandwich and onion rings the other day, and both were nothing exceptional but tasty. Will be back! No good reason to hit up most of the many fast food places in Muncie when you have a classic local drive-in.

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Thank Johnfriction
Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We used to LOVE to get Burkie's tenderloins when we were in Muncie. I don't know what has happened, but our experience today will likely be the last. The tenderloins are now nothing more than a fried pork fritter -- the meat is so thin that the breading is about 2-3x thicker than the sliver of meat. We had experienced... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Old fashion tenderloins. Taste great and filsl you up. Would go back again as soon as it warms up. Be prepared to eat in your car.

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  • Address: 1515 W Jackson St, Muncie, IN 47303-4943
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
  • Phone Number: (765) 282-4355

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