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“Lost it's Luster”
Review of Wink's Drive In

Wink's Drive In
Ranked #26 of 51 Restaurants in Barberton
Cuisines: American
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Medina, Ohio
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Lost it's Luster”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Ok - I wrote a review previously in 2011. This is an update for my Wink's Spring/Summer/Fall 2012 experiences.

Much to the hot rod community's disappointment - they are not providing a cruise/entertainment/band/live music etc on Friday and Saturday nights any longer. The place is still open those nights - but, if you want to drive your hot rod, enjoy some 50's food, and a live band they have literally given up. The Thano's Restaurant located BEHIND their parking lot has picked up that duty and Thano's is getting all the business.

If you follow Wink's on Facebook they post weekly specials on food. Like a chicken dinner with all the sides for $5. Not bad.

It's just sad they seem to have no interest in the cruisin' customers who used to bring so much $$$ to this place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Wooster, Ohio
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“A fun place!”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a fun place and the food is always good! It's sad to see it dying a little bit. I'm not sure what's been going on. But, the last 2 weekends they aren't having the car show on Fri or Saturday. Which they are legendary for having in the past. The big party is now at a restaurant in front of them. Wink's parking lot is in bad repair. Lots of potholes. Drive carefully!

  • Visited June 2012
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Medina, Ohio
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Cars, Tunes, Fun, and Great Food!”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

This place has been a staple for fun and great American food since 1991. It has seen many changes over the years - to the added car port, patio, ice cream, quick service window, and lunch counter w/ stools. And now there's an updated and much more extensive & new menu - Ribs to garlic chicken to ham and cheese sandwiches, you name it! Of course when we went in May I ordered my all time favorite - the foot long coney w/ onions and french fried mushrooms. I've been going here since I was a little girl and now go with my husband and hot rods. An Arcade Room is in the back of the restaurant. But, the best part - There's a car show every Friday and Saturday, May thru October. These shows get a lot of people and the restaurant and booths stay packed all night long. Be prepared to stand in line. Or, you can park under the car port and car hops run out to take your order! Don't forget to bring some quarters with you. Each booth has a working jukebox full of 50's and 60's songs.

  • Visited May 2011
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