Best of 2012: Best drive-in

2012-05-20T00:00:00Z Best of 2012: Best drive-in nwitimes.com
May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Blue Top Drive-In

8801 Indianapolis Blvd

Highland, Ind.

219.838.1233

bluetopdrivein.com

Blue Top Drive-In is a throw back to the days when eating under a restaurant canopy from the comfort of a vehicle was a popular family activity. Although times have changed and drive-thru restaurants have become more popular, Blue Top owner Kent Johnsen says loyal customers and special items on the menu have helped keep the drive-in alive.

"We specialize in hamburgers, and we have our homemade root beer I make in my kitchen," said Johnsen, who operates the drive-in with his mother, Wendy. "One other cute thing we do is if a customer brings in their dog, the dog gets a free hot dog."

Customers can choose to have a tray put on the window of their vehicle as part of the drive-in experience, or can take advantage of picnic tables or indoor seating.

SECOND PLACE

The Port Drive-In

419 N Calumet Rd

Chesterton, Ind.

219.926.3500

theportdrivein.com

THIRD PLACE

Carlson's Drive-In

118 W Coolspring Ave

Michigan City, Ind.

219.872.0331

carlsonsdrive-in.com

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