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Ivanhoe's Drive In

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979 S Main St, Upland, IN 46989-9131
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wabash, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a great place to eat, usually really busy but worth the wait. They have fabulous ice cream with lots of flavors to choose from. They also have a seasonal strawberry shortcake which is soooo good. The servings are very large. Love it!!

Thank VThrush
Dunkirk, Indiana
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best ice cream and sandwiches in the area. Their hand dipped ice cream flavors makes most ice cream parlors look tame. They also have a great selection of sandwiches and special meals like their Taco Supreme. This place has been here longer than most of the younger raters here on TripAdvisor have been alive. Located only a few blocks from... More 

Thank Richard B
Huntington, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always busy, and there's a reason! The food is great and the ice cream is even better!! With over 100 types of sundaes, picking one is a daunting task...but well worth the effort! The restaurant isn't too far off 69 if you're looking for something other than fast food and chain restaurants on your way through central IN. It's... More 

Thank Logan B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several times. Ice cream is delicious and toppings are generous. Food is very good also. A must visit if in the area.

Thank Troy B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The selection of ice cream is wonderful! Plan a lot of time to decide what you want! They are normally very busy but hey you through the line in a decent amount of time. Worth the visit!!

Thank Corey R
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times. Definitely an icon in the area. The draw is the extensive menu for sundaes and shakes. Very creative. But the wait is always long, even when they don't seem that busy. The food is just average. Ice cream dishes are good, but some were too heavy on the toppings and too light in the... More 

Thank BrynnAB823
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had the ice cream. It was terrific. How did they come up with sooooooo many different types of sundaes and shakes?

Thank MyMom2015
Upland, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken salad with fruit is also excellent. Prices are high for ice cream but not for what you get : ) Be aware this place is always packed so it pays to look at the on-line menu and call in your order or be prepared to wait in a very long line.

Thank Helen T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to eat. We highly recommend the tenderloins. You can't beat the ice cream - sundaes, shakes. All sort of toppings to make it to your taste.

Thank 550alanl
Cusco, Peru
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is near Taylor University. It is ALWAYS busy. We get there about once a year when we're in the area. It can seem overwhelming because there are 100 options of shakes & 100 options of sundaes. But, the ice cream is declicious. We also enjoy their sandwiches--particularly the breaded tenderloin. I will most often order the chicken salad--it... More 

Thank Cathlene S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 979 S Main St, Upland, IN 46989-9131
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Upland
  • Phone Number: 765.998.7261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?