What’s better than a burger on the road? Dripped sauce, ketchup fingers, summer nights with the windows rolled down and the radio up- drive-in dining is an American tradition- just be sure to mind the crumbs!
Drive In and Dine In
King Louie’s Drive-In
A Wood River staple, the lion logo at King Louie’s Drive-In has greeted hungry travelers and locals for decades with made-to-order classics like King Louie burgers, the Lion Tamer, sandwiches, hot, Coney, and corn dogs, potato planks, fried appetizers, shakes & floats, and King Louie’s famous house-made root beer. King Louie’s is open year-round and offers dine-in and outdoor seating as well as car-hop service right at your car window!
Pull up beside the neon lights of this Wood River drive-in and kick back in your vehicle as the car-hops do the rest! Charlie’s Drive-In brings nostalgia to the drive-in tradition with house-made root beer floats, mini burgers, all-beef hot dogs, fried chicken sandwiches, and straight from the fryer baskets! Bring the kids and don’t forget the napkins!
With Barrel burgers, BBQ pulled pork, BLT’s, fried bologna, baskets, and even crab Rangoon, the Village Drive-In of Bunker Hill specializes in comfort food. Have a funnel cake or grab an ice cream and enjoy a simple treat on the covered patio at a picnic table as you watch the cars go by.
Cross the Joe Page Bridge over the Illinois River and take a break at the Hardin Drive-In. With some of the best takeout catfish in town and a generous menu with everything from burgers to pizza, Hardin’s popular one-stop eatery has entrees and dessert for the whole family. Go out for ice cream or cozy up with a delicious bread pudding- it’s a must-stop location for those traveling the Great River Road!
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