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Starbuck's Drive in


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Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were excited to go but once we got in there the person on the cash register was extremely rude. We all asked for 3 small cones that came up to $5!! You can go to McDonald’s or somewhere else and get better ice cream....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank wildhockeylife
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Great food, Great People, Great atmosphere! My entire family eagerly await the opening every spring and enjoy the ice cream all summer long!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Slyncry6802
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped after grandsons soccer game and place was packed. Great soft serve ice cream in different flavors. Try the cheese balls.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lots of folks love this place. I often pick up stuff for family and friends. They make all the food fresh and take care of the customers. I rarely stop in for myself as I don't like to wait for the food. When I have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank choochoomandan
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Been in there 3 different times since they opened for the season this year. One time for a 1:30pm lunch and that was good. But the other 2 times were in the evening with the wife and kids and it seems like each time their...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tim S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is one of our favorite places for an ice cream run. There are so many tasty options from which to choose. Even a simple ice cream cone is a treat here. If you are in the area make sure to stop by.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kdlc
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Stopped in for a quick bite after a ball game. Had a variety of sandwiches,fries and cheese balls and all were great. Malts and soft serve ice cream are the best.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Ice cream is good anytime. I had a hot fudge sundae with whip cream peanuts and even a cherry on top. Viewed the menu selections observed the drive thru and visited the restroom which was very clean access was outside the restaurant. You may Dine...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Starbucks has been purchased and the new owner is trying hard to restore the restaurant. She doesn’t have great options for workers so she’s doing what she can with what she has. The service is horribly slow and prices have increased steadily to the point...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 749michaele
Reviewed November 9, 2017

this place is only open seasonally and when it is open its usually packed. its got home style burger joint food mixed with homestyle diner. the service may not be the fastest and the place isnt the fanciest but if youre looking for that kinda...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Emma C
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