The Very First Drive-Thru Restaurant In Iowa Still Has Cars Lining Up Around The Corner
By Raymond Goldfield|Published October 31, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
It was 1948 when the team behind In-N-Out in California changed the fast food game forever by opening the first drive-thru windows at their California burger chain in 1948. It was only seven years later when Tastee Inn and Out opened in Sioux City – and today, this classic drive-thru in Iowa is still going strong! You might be fooled that it’s still the 1950s as you drive up, as the building is very much paying tribute to the era it was created. The menu hasn’t changed much either – but with delicious Iowa classics like this, who would want it to? So get in line, drive right up, and you can eat treats from this Iowa original without ever leaving your car.
Have you driven right up to the Tastee Inn and Out in Sioux City to place your order? Let us know all about your meal at this classic drive-thru in Iowa in the comments section. If you want to find out more about their menu, you can visit their website or Facebook page before you visit. And for another iconic Iowa drive-thru, check out this nostalgic favorite.
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