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The Drive-In

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135 E Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506-2580
+1 843-669-5141
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“cheeseburger” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (8 reviews)
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Greek, American, Fast Food
135 E Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506-2580
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today and got great fried chicken and onion rings. Friendly and courteous service year after year great food!

Thank RedhotCandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, varied selection of curb service food. Also indoor dining. A staple in the area for more then 60 years.

Thank BillyReyn
Reviewed July 26, 2017

After a long hot day of tennis, our group of weary parents and players stopped at this back in time drive-in. Our menu choices ranged from burgers, onion rings, salads, fried shrimp, chicken, & chicken sandwiches. There was nothing but praise from this group as...More

Thank ten67
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We stopped here on our way to the Beach and ordered burgers and fries. They were average, but the employees are awesome. I ask one guy what was the best thing here he said, The Chicken! so next time we'll try it.

Thank Crooner82
Reviewed September 4, 2016

My cousin raved about this spot and said a must eat place in Florence. Well, we did and doubtful will go again. I may be odd but I can't stomach hot dog weinnies that are that red dye looking meat. I asked before I ordered...More

Thank js52078
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

301 always gets good reviews for their food and service! I could eat there everyday! We went to their lunch rush, knowing that it would be crowded. But they handled it well, got the orders in and out. Food was excellent, however!

Thank Phikappasaxa
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The food is mediocre at best, I avoid fast food joints but we just came back from a long trip and my daughter wanted a hamburger. I agreed since this place has fried chicken in the menu. What a mistake! My chicken was tasteless and...More

Thank Chiki2399
Reviewed May 12, 2016

I Love the drive up feel. Love their Chicken.. The guy whom delivers to the car is very respectful..

Thank Sabrina R
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I don't know why this fabulous, retro place doesn't pop up more in Florence searches but it should. Lots of choices, delicious & made to order while you (short) wait. Do yourself a favor as you drive north & south on 95 & head a...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed March 15, 2016

We had to be in Florence for several weeks when a family member was in the hospital. Looking for something quick, but not typical fast food, we were pointed to The Drive-in. Everything has been good -- hamburger steak got rave reviews from my husband....More

Thank bwodom
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  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 E Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506-2580
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 843-669-5141
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