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Ivanhoe's Drive In

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Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream
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979 South Main St, Upland, IN
765.998.7261
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic old time ice cream

Visited Ivanhoe's for the first time a few weeks ago when traveling to Taylor University. The place was jam packed even on a weekday evening. I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake. The portions are huge so if you're hungry you will not be disappointed. They have a significant menu of food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Scott P
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited Ivanhoe's for the first time a few weeks ago when traveling to Taylor University. The place was jam packed even on a weekday evening. I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake. The portions are huge so if you're hungry you will not be disappointed. They have a significant menu of food and ice cream treats.

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Hartford City, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have yet to dine in at Ivanhoe's, but have had take out once. I ordered the "pizza burger" and breaded mushrooms. The shrooms were great (can't really go wrong there), but the burger tasted like a regular hamburger topped with sloppy joe meat. They put onion and mozzarella on top and called it PIZZA. Did not care for it... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So why did I give it only four stars? This place can get super crowded. It also is not "fast food" it takes a little while. All that said the food is so wonderful. I mean it's similar to the old drive-in diners or comparable to steak n' shake but it is somehow better. Ivanhoe's is known for their ice... More 

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Wabash, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My first trip to the famous Ivanhoe's was last summer right after graduation at the university. We had to park far away, then waited in a long, winding line to order and find a place to sit. The restaurant was very hot inside. The sandwiches were just ordinary cheeseburgers, and the ice cream was mostly melted by the time we... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

The food is OK here, but the shake and Sunday menu will amaze you. There are so many options. Being overwhelmed, I have found a couple that I really like with my favorite being the mocha shake with a few crumbled Oreos on top. Try to pick times that are not normal meal times or the wait could be long.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It's a burger joint with average food but it is also an ice cream shop, so that perhaps makes it above average.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Face it....if you can't find your idea of "ice cream heaven" here....it doesn't exit!. These folks are quick...the prices are just right...and the menu is huge! The place to go in Upland for sure!

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Marion, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ivanhoe's has been a favorite place of mine since I was a little girl. The food hasn't changed much but it is simply the best. I recommend the broccoli soup in a bun bowl, or the pizza burgers. Really, everything they have is great! And you can't leave without ice cream when you visit! It's the best part! With 100's... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It has become a tradition to stop by Ivanhoes on our way home from a Ft Wayne swim meet. The food is good and the ice cream and shakes are awesome. Only one note on the food. The pizza burger is nowhere close to a pizza burger. It is more like a sloppy joe burger. Everyone else in our party... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ivanhoes is an off the main street, wonderful Ice Cream parlour and diner. They offer 100 different shakes and 100 different sundaes as well as cookies, treats and fast food fare. (They are a diner, but probably best known for their frozen treats.) Burgers and fries are ample in serving and delicious. The Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger is decadent and wonderful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 979 South Main St, Upland, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Upland
  • Phone Number: 765.998.7261

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert, Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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