Road Food

Hit the highway for a meal at these charming diners and drive-ins.

Woman holding a bowl of ice cream from Ivanhoe's


979 S. Main St., Upland

Scoop up a treat at this drive-in, which proudly serves 100 different kinds of milkshakes and another 100 sundaes.

diners at Nick's Kitchen

Nick’s Kitchen

506 N. Jefferson St., Huntington

It all began in 1904 with founder Nick Freienstein selling hamburgers from a pushcart; now the restaurant’s a local landmark.

A pork tenderloin sandwich from Mug-N-Bun


5211 W. 10th St., Speedway

The pork tenderloins spill well over the buns they’re served on at this drive-in of more than 50 years.

woman holding two plates of food from Hilltop Inn Restaurant

Hilltop Inn Restaurant

1100 Harmony Way, Evansville

See if you can stomach the most famous menu item here, as sampled by TV foodie Alton Brown: the brain sandwich.

the facade of Oasis Diner

Oasis Diner

405 W. Main St., Plainfield

This ’50s-fabulous New Jersey transplant has been relocated, restored, and reopened here on the Historic National Road.