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 Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City

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Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Tue, 02/10/09 5:49 PM (permalink)
Anyone recall Allen's Drive-in at 89th & State Line, where that ugly bank buiding is now?

Great carhop food and sit down, I was a little kid and remember classic drive in fare.


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    • Location: Kansas City, MO
    Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Wed, 02/11/09 3:00 PM (permalink)
    I remember Allen's.  Seems to me they had another location or 2 too.  Pretty decent as I recollect.
    Bill in KC

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      Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Wed, 02/11/09 5:48 PM (permalink)
      used to ride our bikes to allens. great place. always ate there when we went to the rockhurst carnival.

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        Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Tue, 02/17/09 7:52 PM (permalink)
        I remember the Allen's on Johnson Drive east of Belinder  fondly. It and Regan's Dari-o were right to next other.
        Both with carhops. My mother used to make my sister and her HS friends take me along to cruise the burger joints, usually in Marion McKenzie's
         mom's 61 Imapala. Midwest American Graffiti. Everyone driving through the 2 adjoining lots. It was all torn down for the first Sprint HQ.

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          Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Wed, 02/18/09 2:59 PM (permalink)
          i remember where those were.
            Mike Haney

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            Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Wed, 07/22/09 9:07 AM (permalink)
            Allens on State Line was a fav of my family. We would sit inside, listen to the jukebox play Nat King Cole singing Rambiling Rose, and Telstar by the Tornadoes while we ate our burgers and drank cherry cokes. I was really sad when it closed.
            <message edited by Mike Haney on Wed, 07/22/09 9:16 AM>

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              Re:Allen's Drive-In in Kansas City Sun, 09/19/10 10:51 PM (permalink)
              I worked at the Allens in Topeka Jan-July 68. then went to work in a Smaks in KC North till Nov of that year. Long ago and far away
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