We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ice cream paradise!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ivanhoe's Drive In

Ivanhoe's Drive In
979 South Main St, Upland, IN
765.998.7261
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Upland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
Restaurant details
Decatur, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ice cream paradise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

With so many choices of sundae's or shakes you'll find what you want. Ivanhoe's is out of the way for us so its a treat when we travel south to Indy & try to stop in on those trips. Every visit has always been consistent on quality of food. Although we don't usually eat there the chicken salad & fruit was good. Plan on it being very busy, we've noticed it can seem slow but very quickly 30+ college kids can come in & pack the place. I would like to see the ice cream come out with the groups a little faster, my poor daughter stood waiting for her ice cream while the rest of us had ours for almost 10 minutes before my husband had to come back to the counter to see what was going on, he said the guy making her shake didn't seem to care to move very fast, no hustle at all. And they were not at all busy at the time. My worst complaint that the bathrooms need attended to much more often! On every visit the bathrooms have smelled bad & been extremely dirty, often with one toilet out of order or plugged. The last time my stall was out of TP, nice surprise.... The last time we went by we stopped by a gas station first to not have to use Ivanhoe's bathroom. Regardless of this we will always return for the ice cream.....just have to make sure no one needs to potty before we get there.....

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
    59
    12
    3
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gas City, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yum Yum Ice Cream and burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small town college atmosphere with the best ice cream joint on the face of the earth. Great food, great prices, long waits because everyone wants to go there once they've gone once.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stopped here for dessert on way home.
Has been a favorite stop for years and this time was no exception.
Even though they were busy (team bus), we were able to place and receive our order in a timely manner.
Everything was kept up well and clean.
We will definitely stop again when in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brazil, Indiana
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Legendary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This legend is true, this is one of the greatest places to eat on earth. Excellent food but the ice cream is what the buzz is about. Their strawberry shortcake is over the top huge. They have plenty of shakes and sundaes. Great atmosphere and staff.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbia City, Indiana
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fun place, very busy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Made the drive down just for fun. Parking lot was packed and both the food line and ice cream line stretched on and on. Has been an Upland landmark for years and fun to see old newspaper clippings, etc., on the walls. They have 100 different sundae choices and 100 different shake choices, but with the long lines, there was plenty of time to decide what we wanted. So many combinations. For regular food, our family had a tenderloin, fish sandwhich, and BBQ burger, along with onion rings. Tasty, but standard fare. Make sure you get a picture with Garfield out front before leaving!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ivanhoe's Drive In also viewed

 

Been to Ivanhoe's Drive In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ivanhoe's Drive In, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.