Yes... it’s just a drive-in root beer stand. Yes... it’s probably one of the best experiences you will have in your life.
If you’ve lived in Michigan City your whole life, you probably don’t appreciate how special it is to dine at Carlson’s. I’ve traveled quite a bit and have never come across any remaining fast food restaurant quite like this.
It’s standard drive-in fare; Chicago-style hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, onion rings, and awesome, classic, fountain root beer. But it’s still served on your car window by pleasant and efficient servers. It just doesn’t taste any better!
The food is great. The prices are reasonable. The nostalgia is classic. The experience is unforgettable. Bring the kids and let them see a real drive-in restaurant while this one is still in its prime!