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“it really is”
Review of Carlson's Drive In

Carlson's Drive In
Ranked #16 of 152 Restaurants in Michigan City
Certificate of Excellence
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“it really is”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

what is says it is! Loved the root beer and the creme soda (my first) you can tell it's fresh...and you can get a small sample if you ask. Food was good, -- tried the pork sandwich, corn dog and double burger, atmosphere was great and service very friendly....just the kind of place we like to find when traveling.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A lot of history”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stopped at Carlson's based on trip advisor. Food was average, but the historical atmosphere of the place is worth a stop. The Root Beer had a different taste. Bubbles Ice Cream is right across the street and a definite must see!

Visited August 2013
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Indianapolis
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Americana”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Great experience, something you won't find in Europe! Food is good, fried veggies excellent, root beer a class of its own. Prices are ok

  • Visited August 2013
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Belleville, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great home-made rootbeer and old-fashioned service!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

My sister, daughter-in-law, daughter and I were traveling and wanting somewhere unique to eat. We didn't want the same old fast food. My daughter found this drive-in was nearby by searching the internet on her phone and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The root beer is delicious! I loved the pork tenderloin sandwich and the fried veggies were great. We had onion rings, zucchini, mushrooms and cauliflower. We each got a root beer float to go because hey it's homemade root beer! You can even get quarts and I think even a gallon of the root beer to take home.
They have car hops just like in the past and they were very nice and helpful. So happy we found it!

  • Visited August 2013
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Portage, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“UNIQUE ROOTBEER”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Carlson's is really something to experience on a summer or early fall evening, It is very nostalgic. The root beer is most unique and difficult for me to describe but I highly recommend it! We generally get hot dogs (Eckrich brand is used) and fries of course! Nearby is Bubbles Ice cream parlor if you have room for dessert!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Peter P
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