There are a lot of restaurants that are pure Americana: dive-y burger joints, hot dog stands and even old-school steakhouses that cook your beef to perfection. But what can be more iconic than pulling up to a parking lot, getting waited on by a server through your driver’s side window, and chowing down on a burger right there in your car?
Drive-in restaurants have seen a resurgence since COVID-19 hit, offering a happy medium between going out to eat while still staying safe and comfortable in your own car. For a bite of nostalgia, we sought out drive-in restaurants from around the country that are still operating and thriving today. Just remember, some restaurants may be seasonal and operating hours and conditions may be different due to the coronavirus pandemic, so call before you cruise.