Throwback diner time? Yeah, we thought so too. Whether you recreate a scene from Grease, share a milkshake with your boo, or pretend you’re part of the Riverdale crew, it’s pretty hard to have a bad time at a burger ‘n’ shake wonderland. The one we’re focusing on today just happens to be one of the best: Inglewood Drive In!
This place has been crushing it for years on end. It opened way back in the 1940s, and though it’s no longer a real drive-in, we love it anyway. How could you not, with half a dozen booths and cute TBT photos of the neighbourhood on the walls?
Elsie the Elephant is a factor you can’t miss. Sporting a 1950s aesthetic, she’s a piece from the Calgary Zoo’s younger days. However, she’s spry as ever, dressing up for all occasions. (Catch her rockin’ a hat and tassels over Stampede.)
Now, onto the food. The Drive In hand-makes all their burger patties in-store using 100% pure Angus beef, one thing we love. They’ve got veggie ones too, french fries with special seasoning salt, and more.
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We’re personally big suckers for the crispy onion rings and bacon-bit topped hot dogs. Honestly, we’re not even sure there’s a real weiner under there, but we appreciate the no-holds-barred approach to toppings. Go big or go home, right?
And of course, Inglewood Drive In does soft serve ice cream. Can’t finish a throwback meal without a classic cone, are we right? Now go forth and live in the past, Calgary. It’s good for you.
Inglewood Drive In
Where: 802 12 St SE
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