Northern California July 18, 2019
This Super Old-School Drive-In Has Been A Northern California Staple For Years
Are you ready for a blast from the past? There’s a super old-fashioned drive-in restaurant here in Northern California that has been around for a
long time, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be going anywhere soon. It’s definitely a well-loved spot in the community, but out-of-towners often find themselves making a special trip just to eat here too. The next time you’re in the mood for a classic burger in an old-school setting, look no further than this beloved restaurant. It’s bound to become a favorite of yours!
The legendary Alpine Drive in first opened in the town of Burney in 1956. It's since become a treasured staple in the community and it's a spot that every Northern Californian should visit at least once.
The best thing about this old-fashioned drive-in restaurant is the fact that it looks pretty much exactly as it did when it first opened. The building, signage, food—it's as if the restaurant has been frozen in time for the past 60 years.
In the summertime, you'll often see the patio crowded with hungry patrons enjoying their food and each other's company. The walk-up window makes it easy and convenient to put in your order while enjoying the drive-in's nostalgic atmosphere.
The food itself is just what you would expect at a classic burger joint like this. The yummy burgers come with all the typical fixings and with your choice of crispy tater tots or waffle fries.
Other drive-in classics include hot dogs, fish 'n chips, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, and chicken strips. They also boast a variety of sandwiches and local favorites like fried mushrooms and garlic fries.
No visit to a classic drive-in is complete without finishing it all off with a delicious soft-serve ice cream! Just be aware that the portions are very generous. Pictured below is the "small".
In a constantly changing world, it's nice to visit the places in Northern California that haven't changed one bit. The Alpine Drive In is one of them. Take a journey down memory lane and be sure to stop by the next time you find yourself craving a mouthwatering burger with a side of nostalgia.
Alpine Drive In is open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day (except Friday when they close at 7:00 p.m.) Address: 37148 CA-299, Burney, CA 96013
Have you been to this old-fashioned drive-in restaurant before? Tell us about your experience in the comments! Check out more longstanding dining spots with our list of
7 Amazing Northern California Restaurants Loaded With Local History.