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“If Only They Had a Dining Area”
Review of Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Drive-In
Ranked #83 of 154 Restaurants in Palatine
Cuisines: Fast food
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Sonic is a passable fast food place that serves some interesting variations on typical fast food. First, they have Foot Long Chili Dogs, and they are pretty good. Secondly, they have "Tater Tots" which are a nice option to the usual fries. Then, they allow almost infinite customization of soft drinks and teas, with all their add in flavors. So what's not to like? Well, if you don't want to carry out, and you don't want chili from the chili dog on your new auto interior, and it is the typical Chicago area winter day, you are pretty much S.O.L., since there is no "inside" here. Maybe back where they were founded this is fine, but it really cramps my options in the winter up here in the North!

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Great place to go if you are hungry, hungover, handicapped, tired, etc. You pull in and park by the speaker, order your food, pay from the speaker box with your credit card. Cash is accepted too. Listen to your radio, watch people in the parking lot, and then the server brings it right to your car. Food is good. It's what you would expect from a burger place. A little greasy, but it's exactly what that hangover needs.

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Reviewed 30 December 2011

There are too many drive-in fast food restaurants around so it is a treat to have a Sonic close by. It's a fast food burger/hot dog place where you order from your car and servers come out on roller blades with your food/drinks. It's fun and different and the food is pretty good too. There is also a drive through. Kids and adults love to order from the varied menu. The first time you go, the menu may seem overwhelming as there are so many choices. You take your time reviewing it and push the red button when you are ready. Service is fast! Kids meals include a toy. From 2-5 in the afternoon, all drinks are half off. Slushies are popular! Onion rings are sweet! Burgers and sandwich melts are satisfying. There are daily specials as well so you can get a pretty good deal and feed 2 people for under $10 sometimes. It's not the healthiest fast food place around, but once in a while Sonic is a real treat!

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