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Retro Texas Drive In Eateries For Cute 50s Date Nights

Texas has tons of oldies charm, from its plentiful old wild west towns to its beautiful historical districts across the state. Another key destination that every Texan should be keen on visiting for a flash of the past is one of Texas' many retro drive-in eateries where you can plan out the cutest themed date that doesn't involve leaving your car. Here are the most famous ones you can stop by soon.

Health Camp

Where: 2601 Circle Rd, Waco, TX

Why You Need To Go: This spot has been a local Waco staple for years, serving up tasty burgers, shakes, and all the yummy diner food you could ever crave.


Bun N Barrel

Where: 1150 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX

Why You Need To Go: To feel like you've stepped out of the chaos of 2020 and into the nostalgic past, you need to head on over to Bun N Barrel.



Where: 5837 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX

Why You Need To Go: This delicious spot proves that there's a fun 50's joint in every Texas city! Stop on by for a greasy bite to eat and wash it down with a cold pop.


Mr. Frosty

Where: 1002 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, TX

Why You Need To Go: A huge local favorite, Mr. Frosty never disappoints its visitors with its giant drinks and hot eats. For a quick step back in time, this is the spot to visit.


Keller's Drive-In

Where: 10554 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX

Why You Need To Go: Another fun drive-in restaurant in Dallas is this iconic spot. Dallasites have been loving this vintage spot for years now, and that love won't be dying down anytime soon.


San Antonio Pig Stand

Where: 1508 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX

Why You Need To Go: The interior of this 50s joint is so adorably retro, you'll never want to leave. Grab a couple of shakes and a tasty burger for a cute date under the neon lights.


Watson's Drive-In

Where: 631 W Main St, Denison, TX

Why You Need To Go: This spot will definitely bring you back to some vintage times. Drive on up and order a good old fashioned hamburger and soda.


Theo's Drive-In

Where: 2626 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX

Why You Need To Go: This spot is a classic for burger and car enthusiasts. Roll up in your proudest wheels and grab a nice bite to eat.


Notable Mention: Top Notch

Where: 7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: Though Top Notch is currently closed down until a later date, the spot is so adorable and always satisfies 50s loving customers in the Austin area. Be sure to check out their current fundraiser to see how you can help those out of work.


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