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American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

The food was very good; crispy fries, broaster chicken fingers, and tasty burger. This "drive" in has THREE spots for drive in dining. YES THREE SPOTS ONLY. Ambiguous ordering experience if you were not sitting on the patio in 53 degree cloudy weather. Disappointed there....Other than that the "service" was good and fast.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

Had a large family and friends gathering of 18 people so we called ahead and got take-out as the dine-in closed due to COVID and getting cool out,(unusual weather for July) outside for outdoor seating. The fried green beans are fantastic. I highly recommend. Not...many healthy options (no salads) so I tried the broasted chicken. It was dry and overcooked but everything else was good. Foid was ready at appointed timeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

We were staying in the area and decided to check this place out. My family and I all had different burgers and each one was fabulous! I think I could have eaten one more! The fries were also so tasty! We also all had the...root beer. We weren’t fans of it; but based on the reviews, most people do! Malts ended our trip and they were delicious!! We felt it was a tad expensive; but really did enjoy the meal and service!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in a couple of years ago had lunch and a couple of malts. Was hopeful it would still be open this year. YES! Stopped in for a quick bite, nice day to sit on the patio ( no inside dinning) Most places their chicken...strips are over breaded and parts of the coating is rock hard. Not these, they make them in a broaster and the coating is very good and chicken is tender. Also the root beer is damn tasty. Stop in and support them, places like this need to stay open. Great people, great food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2020 via mobile

We ordered burgers & fries for a pick up order. Called in our order & paid over the phone. Drove in to Grantsburg & picked up our order. It was done correctly & was still pretty good. Although eating our food right at the drive...in is preferable, getting it to go was good. Hope we can help keep this awesome small business running. They do a very good job & use high quality ingredients.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Quaint restaurant resembling a 1950's drive in. Waitress wearing poodle skirt and decor from 50's. Inside or outdoor seating available. Fried green beans are fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 18, 2019

We'd been told the daily-made root beer here would be excellent--and it was! If you like real root beer, it's worth stopping here. The hamburgers were very nice, too. You have a choice of service (as was the case in some "drive-in"s) in the 1950's...and 1960's. You can walk into the diner and sit at a table or booth, or you can wait in your car and a server will go to it to take and deliver your order. The music is the wonderful 1950's-1960's rock 'n roll, and the volume was not overwhelming. Rachel provided professional, effective, friendly service. All in all, it was a great lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

On the recommendation of the bartender at the local brewery, this is where we ended up for lunch. Decorated in adorably cute retro fashion, it was recently reopened for the season when we arrived, the spotless restaurant was ready to please. They offer a burger...special every day in addition to their full menu. The food was outstanding, but what really stood out was the root beer. My husband got the mug; I did not. Big mistake! It was absolutely delicious. Hands down the best homemade root beer I have ever had. The service was fast and friendly. A great place to forget about the calories and have a meal!! This location open March - November.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

After hitting up the Chateau St. Croix Winery with some friends you just need a Malt and some onions rings. Though i can't do ice cream anymore i said...I'M GOING FOR IT! In a frosty mug and so yummy it was worth it!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 26, 2018

So excited to indulge in nostalgia. Read the great reviews and ready to eat a mouth watering cheeseburger with fries and homemade root beer and strawberry milkshake. Entered the building after a day of birding in Crex Meadow, only to be barked at to sit...down anywhere. The floor was so slippery from lack of cleaning that we slid across the room. Attempted to sit at 3 different tables to find them all dirty, so decided if they cannot maintain a clean area, why would I think the crabby girl would have a clean kitchen. Left quickly and very disappointed. Made my way back to Hudson and had a fantastic meal at Winzer Stube a German restaurant in Hudson WI.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, The Drive-In Restaurant offers takeout services.

The Drive-In Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4