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Patio Drive In Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor

5729 U.S. 9, New Gretna, NJ 08087
+1 609-296-0916
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  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
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4 weeks ago
“Good food”
Sep 11, 2016
“Go for the Mexican food, but great clam strips and Pizza, too !”
Closes in 29 min
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
5729 U.S. 9, New Gretna, NJ 08087
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like the Italian hotdog and chilli dog for a quick on the road meal the menu is big if you can't find something you like your not hungry

Thank phil b
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Not sure why they call it a drive - in. It's not like they offer car hop service with servers on roller skates. But they do offer good fast food at reasonable prices. Clam strips in a basket were lightly breaded and fried. $ 6:99....More

Thank Clammerdave7728
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The tacos are the best around ant the pizza is also good. There is nothing fancy but its a drive in so I'm rating on that standard and for what it is it definitely delivers!

Thank Charles H
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

It really is exactly what you think I should pull into the parking lot to see the counter that you order the food for and then either sit in your car need it or you considered a couple tables that are on the side to...More

Thank Bernardo F
YakkerBun, Owner at Patio Drive In Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

Hi Bernardo! Thank you for your review! We are open! Our summer hours (from April thru Labor Day) are 11:00 am until 9:00 pm 7 days a week. Our fall/winter hours are 11:00 am until 8:00 pm, closed on Sundays. Did you know that we...More

Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Not much to say here. Not fancy. Good ice cream and sandwiches. Ok if your just looking for a quick bite. Or grab and go.More

Thank WilliamDeetz
YakkerBun, Owner at Patio Drive In Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2015

Hi William! Thank you for your review! Many people do not realize that we have a full menu serving everything from appetizers to dinners! I invite you to try one of our delicious homemade dinners next time! We have become famous for our authentic Mexican...More

Reviewed January 7, 2014

Simple Italian hot dog. All potatoes and very little hot dog. Will not return. Service was fair. Was not busy when there.More

Thank Ronald P
YakkerBun, Owner at Patio Drive In Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your Italian Hot Dog as it is in of our signature menu items. Made with 2 grilled Sabrett hot dogs, grilled potatoes, sweet bell peppers and onions all stuffed into our gigantic homemade pocket bread. The ingredients...More

Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place closes in the winter, so we haven't been there since last summer. It looks like it wouldn't have decent food, but some of what we've eaten there is yummy. The pizza, for example, is better than any of the Italian or pizza places...More

Thank Aghavni
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5729 U.S. 9, New Gretna, NJ 08087
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Gretna
  • Phone Number: +1 609-296-0916
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The Patio Drive In is a rare find for the locals as well as the seasonal campers, boaters and day trippers in the Bass River area. At first glance, we are only a walk-up ice cream parlor. But come inside and you'll find a great little restaurant! We offer waitress service inside or you can order any of our delicious menu items to go. One taste of our homemade food is all you need to become a repeat customer. Our menu has something for every taste.... * American favorites such as hot and cold subs and sandwiches, burgers, wings, salads, sides and more..... * Italian cuisine featuring homemade meatballs, chicken parmigiana, baked ziti, sausage peppers and onions, South Jersey's best pizza and more....... * Mexican Favorites such as tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, nachos supreme, fajitas, empanadas and more........ * The Patio is open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm, 7 days a week, from March thru September. If you haven't tried us yet, come in and see what you've been missing!
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