Drive Thru Paradise Travel Guide

Buckle up for the hottest places for grub-to-go, from belly-busting burritos in San Diego and hot smokin' barbecue in Ohio to a beastly burger piled high with pastrami in Las Vegas.


Restaurants & Bars
Maid-Rite
Founded in Des Moines, IA, this fast food pioneer started dishing out grub-on-the-go in 1926 and is one of the first restaurants in America with a walk-up window.
  • Various Locations
  • Urbandale, IA US

Maid-Rite

Founded in Des Moines, IA, this fast food pioneer started dishing out grub-on-the-go in 1926 and is one of the first restaurants in America with a walk-up window.
Various Locations Urbandale, IA, US
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
Satisfying North Carolina appetites since 1977, the Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen’s 450 square-foot, red-trimmed ‘drive-thru only’ space was the first of its kind in the state.
  • 1305 East Franklin Street
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Satisfying North Carolina appetites since 1977, the Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen’s 450 square-foot, red-trimmed ‘drive-thru only’ space was the first of its kind in the state.
1305 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, US
Phone: +1 919-933-1324
Company 7 BBQ
Each day, ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket are lovingly prepared and smoked for 12 to 18 hours before they are served to customers on the go.
  • 1001 South Main Street
  • Englewood, OH 45322 US

Company 7 BBQ

Each day, ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket are lovingly prepared and smoked for 12 to 18 hours before they are served to customers on the go.
1001 South Main Street Englewood, OH, US
Phone: +1 937-836-2777
Roberto's Taco Shop
Roberto's Taco Shop is the first of its kind, serving up must-have Mexican food 24 hours a day. In 1964, Roberto Robledos and his wife, Delores, expanded their tortilla factory to include San Diego's first taco shop.

Roberto's Taco Shop

Roberto's Taco Shop is the first of its kind, serving up must-have Mexican food 24 hours a day. In 1964, Roberto Robledos and his wife, Delores, expanded their tortilla factory to include San Diego's first taco shop.
Various Locations , CA, US
Cozy Dog Drive In
Ed Waldmire opened his first drive-in in 1949, and the original location on historic Route 66 is still satisfying cozy-dog cravings.
  • 2935 South 6th Street
  • Springfield, IL 62703 US

Cozy Dog Drive In

Ed Waldmire opened his first drive-in in 1949, and the original location on historic Route 66 is still satisfying cozy-dog cravings.
2935 South 6th Street Springfield, IL, US
Phone: +1 217-525-1992
Sammy’s L.A. Pastrami and Burgers
Called a diamond in the rough by locals and voted “Best Place to Overeat” by Las Vegas Weekly, Sammy’s is a one-of-a-kind drive thru that’s well worth the road trip.
  • 4035 South Decatur Boulevard
  • Las Vegas, NV 89103 US

Sammy’s L.A. Pastrami and Burgers

Called a diamond in the rough by locals and voted “Best Place to Overeat” by Las Vegas Weekly, Sammy’s is a one-of-a-kind drive thru that’s well worth the road trip.
4035 South Decatur Boulevard Las Vegas, NV, US
Phone: +1 702-644-8747
Original Tommy's Hamburgers
Founded in 1946 by Tom Koulax, Tommy’s is as much of an LA landmark as the palm trees or the Hollywood sign. Ask any regular why they keep coming back and they’ll tell you: their famous chili.
  • 2575 Beverly Boulevard
  • Los Angeles, CA 90057 US

Original Tommy's Hamburgers

Founded in 1946 by Tom Koulax, Tommy’s is as much of an LA landmark as the palm trees or the Hollywood sign. Ask any regular why they keep coming back and they’ll tell you: their famous chili.
2575 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, US
Daiquiri Bay Café
In the city that boasts the best Mardi Gras party in the world, nothing is off limits. And at the Daiquiri Bay Café, the meaning of drive thru is taken to intoxicating new levels with their drive-thru daiquiris.
  • 1001 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
  • Metairie, LA 70005 US

Daiquiri Bay Café

In the city that boasts the best Mardi Gras party in the world, nothing is off limits. And at the Daiquiri Bay Café, the meaning of drive thru is taken to intoxicating new levels with their drive-thru daiquiris.
1001 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Metairie, LA, US
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