Indiana Culinary Trails

Stop 14: Between The Buns Burger Trail™ Trail

Carlson's Drive-In

Definitely one of the reasons for Carlson’s success is its traditional, homemade and distinctive-tasting root beer. For 75 years the recipe has not changed and is brewed daily. And just like Carlson’s did years ago, that creamy foam-topped root beer is still deliciously served in a tall frosty mug. Carlson’s…experience a simpler time enhanced by a delightfully varied selection of traditional drive-in cuisine amidst a quaint and reminiscent setting including car hops. Carlson’s is a seasonal drive-in open early February through early October. Laura and Chris Imperato, Carlson’s owners, are keeping time-honored traditions in place the all-beef, bun-length ECKRICH® hot dogs, on-site homemade root beer and the recipes for the homemade chili and BBQ pork. Every customer is greeted with a smile, every item is made to order and everybody leaves full and satisfied.


Hours of Operation

Open 


11 AM - 7 PM daily

General Dining

Credit Cards: ACCEPT CASH & ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, APPLE PAY, SAMSUNG PAY.

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner - Snacks

Dining Classification: Casual 

Cost: $

Menu Style: Drive-IN

Discounts: Entertainment: Local / Organic: Diet Specific:

Exterior

Parking: Large Parking Lot 

Visible Signage: From Road / Sign on Building / From Highway 

Interior

Seating: Outside Seating

 Gift Shop / Products for Sale:

Recommended Dishes

Chicago Style Hot Dog, Housemade Root Beer, Slaw Dog, Double Cheeseburger, Polish Sausage Sandwich, Pork Tenderloin

Restaurant Photo

Website Phone Directions

Restaurant Information:

Phone:

Address:
118 W. Coolspring Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360


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