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Drive-in Eateries Southeast


Diamond Drive-in
Clarksville, AR
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

heck out the vintage drive-in eatery. The Diamond Drive-in has been a Clarksville, Arkansas landmark for over 40 years (since 1962). The restaurant itself is also designed in a diamond, which is an interesting touch. This diamond shape was much more prevalent on roadside structures during the 50's and 60's. 10-05



Beacon Drive-in
Spartanburg, SC
Photos and info courtesy Doug Harvey

Here is the Beacon Drive-in restaurant in Spartanburg S.C. Check out the old Pepsi logo in the sign. The Beacon is located on U.S. 29, close to downtown. The patio flies all 50 state flags and the foods pretty good as well.

The Beacon has been serving hungry customers since 1946. According to the Beacon Drive-in website, the road its on was renamed to John B. White, Sr. Boulevard in 1999 in honor of the Beacon's original owner. 03-06



A&W Drive-in
Madisonville, TN
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

This A&W Root Beer Stand in Madisonville, TN is one of just 15 A&W's that's 40 years or older. This drive-in eatery was opened in 1964 and has been serving hungry customers since. Located off of Highway 411 in Madisonville, TN, this A&W is the largest in the chain with 40 stalls. 03-06




Dog n Suds
Paragould, AR
Photo courtesy Doug Harvey

Paragould, AR is home to one of the dozen or so remaining Dog n Suds left in the country. The chain is famous for its Coney Island style hot dogs and original famous root beer. See other locations at Roadside Peek's Root Beer East. 12-06

(Near right) The car hop area of the Dog n Suds

(Far right) Check out the Dog n Suds marquee and its familiar character holding up a root beer



LaPlace, LA
Photo courtesy Terry Toler

The LaPlace Frostop located about 30 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been in business since 1958.  The neon mug has four different neon colors (blue, red, white, and green).  The mug still turns!!. This photo from 1996 shows the new roof being installed on the restaurant. Many thanks to Terry Toler, owner of the LaPlace Frostop for photo and info. 02-07










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