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Original Root Beer Stand

824 E Lake Shore Dr, Culver, IN 46511-1159
+1 574-842-2122
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (5 reviews)
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824 E Lake Shore Dr, Culver, IN 46511-1159
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Burgers and onion rings were good. Didn't really care for the coney dogs. Sauce was sweet with more of a BBQ flavor than I was expecting. Service was fast even though it was very busy.

Thank coconutkids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this root beer stand for 40 year!! I stop in every time I come in to town. It's one of the places you must stop at if you're visiting Culver. The root beer float is #1

Thank heather h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a throwback to a time when life was simpler. It's just an old-fashioned drive-in. No intercoms like at Sonic, just car hops who come out and take your order. And turn on your lights for service just like I remember from the...More

Thank Lee N
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Find this hot dog stand right across from the beach in Culver. Great root beer floats. The tenderloins were really good. The coney sause is nice and spicy. Car hops were very friendly. Parking is some what limited, but give them a try

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

One of the throwback restaurants right back into 1961 American Graffiti is the Original Root Beer stand where you can pull up in the vehicle and the server takes your order and brings back the order and you sit and eat in the car or...More

Thank WillG568
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This drive in is SUPER. It's the original root beer stand.. best floats for miles around. Also you can get typical drive in food.. and don't forget the specials for the chili dogs on Tuesdays! The servers come out to your car, just like in...More

Thank captdianne
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the original root beer stand. Holds many memories of car hops and food. The food is very good with great ice cream, rich and flavorful! It opens in April or May and closes the first of Sept. or when they run out of...More

Thank Marleen W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Only had the Ice Cream here soft serve and sundae's are good. I haven't tried any of the food yet maybe in 2017

Thank MyMagnum08
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We love going to our local drive in. The young ladies come to your vehicle to take your order. They do a great job of hiring as I've never had a bad server. You can either have a tray hung on your window, or you...More

Thank KristineKLBE
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The root beer stand overlooking Lake Max has been an icon of the Culver summer lifestyle for many, many years! They have a fabulous Chicago hotdog as well as Italian beef, incredible root beer and a wide variety of other selections! The service is spectacular...More

Thank Eleanor P
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 E Lake Shore Dr, Culver, IN 46511-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Culver
  • Phone Number: +1 574-842-2122
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