New Jersey July 06, 2016
This Retro Drive-In In New Jersey Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
If you grew up along the Jersey Shore or spent your summers by the sea, you may already be familiar with this fantastic eatery. The Circus Drive-In in Wall has been serving up spectacular food and family-friendly fun since 1954.
Circus Drive-In Circa 1960
Though the building has seen several upgrades and additions throughout the years, it still maintains its retro charm. Circus provides classic car-hop service, curbside pickup and casual dining.
Circus Drive-In Circa 2009
The menu is massive and features innovative options like the Fireater Footlong smothered with chili and served on French bread. They've also got the best burgers and are famous for their soft shell crab sandwich. After your meal, be sure to grab a milkshake. Circus offers the most unique flavors including creamsicle, cotton candy, mocha cappuccino and butter pecan. You could also go for a malted or sip on a root beer float.
Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
The food is fresh, made to order and reasonably priced. The place can get crowded though service is as speedy as possible and the atmosphere is casual and welcoming. The counter area is straight from the 1950s and the decor is endearingly kitschy.
The Retro Roof
A final recommendation? The onion rings. For a true nostalgic experience, visit on a Tuesday cruise night and enjoy the vintage and classic cars you're sure to spot.
In business for over 60 years, they’re definitely doing something right. The Circus Drive-In is open seasonally from Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.. For more information, including the cruise night schedule and full menu visit their website,
www.circusdrivein.com. For another blast from the past, check out 12 Things You Can’t Do In New Jersey Anymore… But Wish You Could, this footage of Wildwood in the 1970s, or these vintage postcards featuring famous Jersey Shore locations.