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“Root-Beer-Tastic”
Review of Lakeview Drive Inn

Lakeview Drive Inn
Ranked #28 of 87 Restaurants in Winona
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

For those unfamiliar with the concept, permit me to explain. At Lakeview, you don't get out of your car. Instead, you roll down your window and wait for the server to come out and take your order. The hand-painted menu is helpfully nailed to the front of the building.

Make sure to leave your window rolled up about three inches from its lowest possible position. Doing so will permit the server to mount the food tray on your window. But beware, Prius-drivers: the Prius driver's window is unhelpfully sloped thus making it difficult to attach the tray. Just be forewarned.

The last time I was here I visited with the Ratling and Gramma Rat. Everyone has their favorites, of course, but you can't beat the root beer. Ask for it in a Frosty Mug if you want to maximize the experience.

My personal favorite is a toss-up between the Fish Sandwich and the Corn Dog. Both are equally dry, so make sure to ask for tartar sauce and/or ketchup, as required by the situation.

Thank Rat_Red
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

A great example of an old-style drive-in updated to accommodate modern tastes. Besides the usual burger joint staples, they offer a turkey burger and a delicious walnut burger. Clean, with friendly service.

Thank PDHT
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

This drive inn has been in existence since the late 1930s, has been modified many times over the years, but still retains it original quality service.

There is nominal inside seating, or you can sit in your car and have one of their car hops wait on you. They have the normal assortment fast food items, burgers in many different sizes and flavors, fries and great root bear.

If you like experiencing a blast from the past you will love this place.

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Food and root beer is GREAT... when you get served. Fiance and I literally waited for 10 min at one table, so we went inside for 5 min, then sat at another table for 10 min before we gave up. Obviously more need to be hired, raise prices if you can't afford more waiters. This isn't the first year open so you'd expect it to run more smoothly. Might return but plenty of other places that want our money.

Thank Joel D
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