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Five Dynamite Drive-Ins

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Bo-Mac’s Drive In

“Serving Homemade Coneys and Onion Rings for Over 50 Years!”

County: Martin

408 4th St., Shoals

(812) 247-3241


Magic Wand

“Home of the Magic Burger”

County: Whitley

602 S. Main St., Churubusco

(260) 693-3518

Magic Wand Diner

Lemon Drop Drive In

“Don’t Drive By Mad—Stop In and Get Fed Up!!”

County: Madison

1701 Mounds Rd., Anderson

(765) 644-9055

The Lemon Drop

Wall’s Drive-In

“Home of the Big Square Burger”

County: Perry

3888 Ohio River (State Road 66), Cannelton

(812) 547-8501


Wall's Drive-In

Mel’s Drive-In

“The Best Grilled Tenderloin in Town”

County: Marion

3045 Mars Hill St., Indianapolis


Mel's Drive In


Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.