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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
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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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Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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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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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Noblesville, Indiana
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Drive up and park. roll down the window. order through the low-fi speaker system. the waitress comes and hangs a tray thingy on your window. Not many of these places left. This is not a recreation - Burkies has been there forever. The food is decent. The daily special is always a good value. I'm not a breaded tenderloin guy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This place actually has Car Hops! The fish sandwiches are really excellent, as is the pie. Very reasonably priced, too. I highly recommend this restaurant for any casual occasion -- fun with the family, after a movie, whenever.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

It's a run-down drive in with food that reminds you of a high school cafeteria. However, my friends and I go here occasionally for a large fry and cheeseburger or pork sandwich. It's okay at best.

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

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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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