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Carlson's Drive-In

118 West Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN - (219) 872-0331
Carlson's is a genuine, old-fashioned, curb-service drive-in, featuring hot dogs, burgers, and superlative root beer.
75% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Root Beer
Cheese Cubes
Chili Cheese Dog
Kraut Dog
Chicago-Style Dog
Mile-High Fish Sandwich
Kraut Balls
Hot Ham-and-Cheese

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Tony Badalamenti - Photos (10)
September 07, 2009
"A throwback to another era, Carlson's is a genuine drive-in restaurant. I had only been to such a place as a child, so I had to ask about the routine, not wanting to violate any drive-in rules. The very friendly young lady patiently explained some of the menu choices ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

118 West Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN
(219) 872-0331

http://www.carlsonsdrive-in.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Just a hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard.
"Just a hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard."
Tony Badalamenti





Not spicy, but very good.
"Not spicy, but very good."
Tony Badalamenti


This may have been the best root beer I've ever had, served in a chilled glass mug.
"This may have been the best root beer I've ever had, served in a chilled glass mug."
Tony Badalamenti


Tasty little cubes of fried cheddar cheese.  These things could be quite addictive!
"Tasty little cubes of fried cheddar cheese. These things could be quite addictive!"
Tony Badalamenti


No poppy seed bun, but a worthy and tasty take on the Chicago tradition.
"No poppy seed bun, but a worthy and tasty take on the Chicago tradition."
Tony Badalamenti


Dashboard dining at its finest.
"Dashboard dining at its finest."
Tony Badalamenti


Many choices!  Click on the photo for a readable view.
"Many choices! Click on the photo for a readable view."
Tony Badalamenti


More choices.  Click on the photo for a readable view.
"More choices. Click on the photo for a readable view."
Tony Badalamenti


At first this didn't mean much to me, but after tasting these very good dogs, it is a sign worth looking for.
"At first this didn't mean much to me, but after tasting these very good dogs, it is a sign worth looking for."
Tony Badalamenti


If the parking lot were empty, it would be hard to tell what year this photo was taken.
"If the parking lot were empty, it would be hard to tell what year this photo was taken."
Tony Badalamenti



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