Drive Thru Paradise

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.

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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 S. Main St
Englewood, OH 45322

 
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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 So. Sixth St
Springfield, IL 62703

 
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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 Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005

 
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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.

2951 86th St
Des Moines, IA 50322-4201

 
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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 W. Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

 
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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.

4770 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107

 
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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 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

 
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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 E. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC

 

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