Carlson's Drive-In


“Serving since 1947”

Carlson’s Drive-In in Michigan City, IN is still attracting happy diners with a nostalgic atmosphere and the best, most unique “fast” food around!  Folks love the carhops, introduced in the good old days by previous owner Marty Rebac, who still likes to work there even though he’s retired.  

Today, owners John and Lori Hermann pour the same kind of passion into this magical spot, in its present location for the past 22 years.  John and Lori have three principles that guide Carlson’s Drive-In:  exceptional service, great food at a fair price, and a nostalgic, clean, traditional environment.  The fun surroundings are surpassed only by the amazing food, reminiscent of drive-in days gone by.  Time-honored dining traditions draw faithful customers again and again - - try the all-beef, bun-length Eckrich hot dogs with all the fixings, and don’t miss the lip-smacking chili and BBQ pork, both from well-guarded secret recipes.  Carlson’s Drive-In is proud to offer a distinctive-tasting root beer, homemade daily on site.  You can’t beat that creamy foam-topped brew, still deliciously served in a tall frosty mug.   

We are seasonal from February through early October.  

Come on down and so we can enjoy your company!

We are located at:

118 W Coolspring Ave.
Michigan City, IN  46304

Phone:     (219) 872-0331

Fresh made daily rootbeer!