Simonton Lake Drive-In in Elkhart, Indiana is as good as road food gets! Open since ’65, this place still has you choose between a carhop bringing your food to the car window on a tray or dining al fresco at a picnic table. We chose the latter.
I got a meaty, delicious bacon burger, thin cut French fries and a rich vanilla shake, that hit the umami, sweet and salty spots I was craving.
My friend Josh loved the root beer, served in the classic style, in a frosty mug. We met up with Josh’s friend from World of Warcraft and hung out until a thunderstorm hit, and then got back on the road.