As before long as the snow melts and the bikes commence roaring down the streets, the carhops just can’t be significantly driving. Snackers and car nerds alike rev up when our area drive-ins commence opening in the spring—this calendar year additional than at any time.

In 1961, when the Bennyhoff loved ones opened the Minnetonka Drive In, they couldn’t have acknowledged they’d develop into social-distancing pioneers by enabling us to purchase and then try to eat in our autos. And nonetheless we locate ourselves just about sixty years afterwards on a summer months drive toward this retro design landmark to indulge in a housemade root beer, a bucket of fried hen, or a double-stacked Minnetonka Twin burger.

Just like every other summer—a present from a different time.

 4658 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park, 952-471-9383, minnetonkadrivein.com

four Extra Drive-Ins Around the Metro

Peppermint Twist

Head west to Delano till you see the incredibly hot-pink drive-in decked in teddy bears and candy swirls. The onion rings are ideal, the burgers are deserving, and the raspberry shakes are legend. Convey income. 763-972-2572, thepepperminttwist.com 

Taylors Falls Drive In

Working for sixty+ years, this retro location champions area farms. Get the Duke Western burger or battered cod fish fry dinner. Just never skip the malts. 651-465-7831, taylorsfallsdrivein.com

Galaxy Drive In

It’s back again! The eye-popping area-age eatery in St. Louis Park had been dim for a number of years, but is just about open up again with new management. 952-277-7777, claysgalaxy.com 

Dari-ette Drive In

Stated for sale before in the calendar year, St. Paul’s Italian American drive-in is open up for a different spherical of pizza burgers, meatball subs, and signature Dillee bars. 651-776-3470


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Stephanie March

Foods and Eating editor Stephanie March writes and edits Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Try to eat + Consume segment. She can also be heard Saturdays on her myTalk107.1 radio demonstrate, Weekly Dish, in which she talks about the Twin Metropolitan areas foodstuff scene.

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