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  • Post #61 - November 8th, 2007, 12:49 am
    Post #61 - November 8th, 2007, 12:49 am Post #61 - November 8th, 2007, 12:49 am
    binny's will sell one a keg of Sprecher's root beer... we've had one on tap here all week!
  • Post #62 - November 8th, 2007, 8:46 am
    Post #62 - November 8th, 2007, 8:46 am Post #62 - November 8th, 2007, 8:46 am
    glennpan wrote:Oogies was a wonderful place...unfortunately they closed...


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

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  • Post #63 - November 8th, 2007, 9:17 am
    Post #63 - November 8th, 2007, 9:17 am Post #63 - November 8th, 2007, 9:17 am
    Allow me to submit Triple XXX Drive In in West Lafayette, IN, Indiana's oldest drive in. Although it started out as strictly a root beer stand, it has morphed into more of a full service diner/drive-in. They still serve the original Triple XXX Root Beer, though. I found it not all that great, but thought I would post here in the name of completeness.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #64 - November 8th, 2007, 9:56 am
    Post #64 - November 8th, 2007, 9:56 am Post #64 - November 8th, 2007, 9:56 am
    The November issue of Saveur has an interesting article on root beer, including a recipe for making a gallon at home.
  • Post #65 - November 8th, 2007, 10:40 am
    Post #65 - November 8th, 2007, 10:40 am Post #65 - November 8th, 2007, 10:40 am
    Sprecher's is awesome. I love their cream soda too.


    I keep forgeting to mention The Root Beer Stand in Oglesby IL, near Starved Rock and worthy of a try if day tripping around there. Good double burger shown here.

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    The Rootbeer Stand
    225 Columbia Avenue
    Oglesby,IL 61348
    815-883-9254
  • Post #66 - November 8th, 2007, 10:55 am
    Post #66 - November 8th, 2007, 10:55 am Post #66 - November 8th, 2007, 10:55 am
    good call kiplog.

    I fortunately live only 20 mins from The Rootbeer Stand. I like their burgers, and their pork tenderloin sandwich.
  • Post #67 - November 8th, 2007, 3:29 pm
    Post #67 - November 8th, 2007, 3:29 pm Post #67 - November 8th, 2007, 3:29 pm
    Carlsons Drive in is in Michigan City Indiana.
    They brew their own rootbeer and cream soda daily.

    http://www.carlsonsdrive-in.com/
  • Post #68 - November 8th, 2007, 3:33 pm
    Post #68 - November 8th, 2007, 3:33 pm Post #68 - November 8th, 2007, 3:33 pm
    Mikey wrote:Carlsons Drive in is in Michigan City Indiana.
    They brew their own rootbeer and cream soda daily.

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

    Note:
    "Carlson's is a seasonal
    drive-in open from mid
    February through
    mid October."
  • Post #69 - March 28th, 2008, 6:48 am
    Post #69 - March 28th, 2008, 6:48 am Post #69 - March 28th, 2008, 6:48 am
    Ive said it before and Il say it again. Ive been to superdog and frosted mug. The best root beer is at Blue Top drive in on indianapolis blvd. in Highland Indiana. They make an excellent burger as well. They have carhops too. In the summer months you can find old cars there. Built in 1964.Currently the place is for sale , so go while you can.
  • Post #70 - March 28th, 2008, 7:45 am
    Post #70 - March 28th, 2008, 7:45 am Post #70 - March 28th, 2008, 7:45 am
    This isn't a drive in, but a basic all-inclusive diner, and they have the best root-beer ever:

    OOGIE's RESTAURANT
    141 VENTURE DRIVE, PERU IL
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #71 - June 30th, 2015, 12:19 pm
    Post #71 - June 30th, 2015, 12:19 pm Post #71 - June 30th, 2015, 12:19 pm
    I daresay Oogie's rootbeer has been resurrected in the form of RUB BBQ. That is all.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #72 - June 30th, 2015, 12:51 pm
    Post #72 - June 30th, 2015, 12:51 pm Post #72 - June 30th, 2015, 12:51 pm
    Yeah, rub BBQ has some spectacularly good root beer.
  • Post #73 - July 1st, 2015, 9:16 am
    Post #73 - July 1st, 2015, 9:16 am Post #73 - July 1st, 2015, 9:16 am
    Surprised not to see Ace Drive-In in Joliet listed. They have car-side service and picnic tables. The food is decent and I like the root beer, but I'm no connoisseur.

    Ace Drive-In
    1207 Plainfield Rd
    Joliet, IL 60435
    +1-815-726-7741
  • Post #74 - July 1st, 2015, 3:35 pm
    Post #74 - July 1st, 2015, 3:35 pm Post #74 - July 1st, 2015, 3:35 pm
    There are several mentions of Superdawg in this thread. I was there last weekend, I believe they serve Barq's. Did they used to make their own?
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #75 - July 1st, 2015, 9:24 pm
    Post #75 - July 1st, 2015, 9:24 pm Post #75 - July 1st, 2015, 9:24 pm
    The Spot Drive-In in Kenosha and Kewpee's in Racine, serve their own branded root beer.

    CSD
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #76 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:19 am
    Post #76 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:19 am Post #76 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:19 am
    Oh man do I miss the brilliance of Hattyn!
  • Post #77 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:38 am
    Post #77 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:38 am Post #77 - July 2nd, 2015, 8:38 am
    Be advised that the Grayslake Dog 'n Suds is still operational and pretty darn tasty. Root beer and their 'World Famous Coney Dog'--the footlong variety, no less. Had it only with Coney sauce (whatthehell is Coney sauce, a runny chili?) and chopped onion. Whatever, it was not only good, but real good. Soft bun, all beef dog. I believe crinkle-cut fries accompanied this beast. Oh, and a smashing chocolate shake. I hadn't been to a drive-in for years, and the waitress girl was laughing because I didn't know how to position the car window.

    They opened for the season February 27, and are rockin' & rollin'. Here's the menu:

    http://fkdstudio.net/dognsuds/menu/
  • Post #78 - July 11th, 2015, 10:29 am
    Post #78 - July 11th, 2015, 10:29 am Post #78 - July 11th, 2015, 10:29 am
    There is an original (1963) Dog & Suds in Richmond IL. on RTE 12 just before jumping on the freeway heading to Lake Geneva. They have added a few non standard items to the menu Ex. Italian Beef, and polish Sausage. But the original menu
    looks the same. not sure if the Root beer is made onsite, only that it is "The Worlds Creamiest Root Beer"

    http://www.richmonddognsuds.com/
    "I drink to make other people more interesting."
    Ernest Hemingway
  • Post #79 - May 30th, 2017, 6:58 pm
    Post #79 - May 30th, 2017, 6:58 pm Post #79 - May 30th, 2017, 6:58 pm
    Anybody that has any ideas from this thread about the Doggie Diner in Aurora on Hill Rd. can forget about it. They have obviously been sold and their menu is now geared toward Mexican fast food. They still serve hot dogs but don't seem to know the difference between pickle and relish. And the only drinks offered with my combo was to grab something out of the cooler. They didn't even have root beer in cans.
  • Post #80 - May 31st, 2017, 11:58 am
    Post #80 - May 31st, 2017, 11:58 am Post #80 - May 31st, 2017, 11:58 am
    stevez wrote:Allow me to submit Triple XXX Drive In in West Lafayette, IN, Indiana's oldest drive in. Although it started out as strictly a root beer stand, it has morphed into more of a full service diner/drive-in. They still serve the original Triple XXX Root Beer, though. I found it not all that great, but thought I would post here in the name of completeness.

    I'll second this.

    Everything was fine, not spectacular but the place is loaded with character.

    We were there just a few weeks ago.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #81 - May 31st, 2017, 3:37 pm
    Post #81 - May 31st, 2017, 3:37 pm Post #81 - May 31st, 2017, 3:37 pm
    John's Drive In in Waukesha has great root beer in a frosted mug. They have a problem this year as road construction has them in a tough spot. Business was down 70% until the local social media took notice. Word went out and people are flocking to support this local icon. A friend of mine had 8 chili dogs last week in support.

    Arky and Ed's in Oshkosh is a good old time stop also.
  • Post #82 - July 26th, 2020, 6:29 pm
    Post #82 - July 26th, 2020, 6:29 pm Post #82 - July 26th, 2020, 6:29 pm
    Marshall K wrote:There is an original (1963) Dog & Suds in Richmond IL. on RTE 12 just before jumping on the freeway heading to Lake Geneva. They have added a few non standard items to the menu Ex. Italian Beef, and polish Sausage. But the original menu
    looks the same. not sure if the Root beer is made onsite, only that it is "The Worlds Creamiest Root Beer"

    http://www.richmonddognsuds.com/

    Ate there last night. Car hops all masked, appropriately. Texas twin burger (Coney sauce and cheese) was nothing to write home about: thin patties grey with no crust, minimal Coney sauce. Crinkle fries were very good and very hot. Root beer float good, but their soft serve is not the best.
    Note that there is a for-sale sign out front.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang

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