Pennsylvania Drive-ins

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Crabbs Tropical Treat
Hanover, PA
Crabbs Tropical Treat opened in 1953. At that time, only ice cream was served. In 1960, they added two runways and car service. They now sell Fat Boy Burgers, French Poodles (deep-fried hot dogs), seafood, chicken, etc. The Treat still has speaker service and car hops. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Treat Drive-in
Shippensburg, PA
The Treat Drive-in opened in 1952. It may have been called the Tropical Treat originally and been related to the stand in Hanover above. This restaurant no longer has car hop service. The original walk-up counter is still intact behind the expansion to the front of the building. The original sign has been updated. [map]

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Distelfink Drive-in
Gettysburg, PA
This Distelfink Drive-in opened in 1954. There were about six locations in the Pennsylvania chain. Distelfink means goldfinch in Pennsylvania Dutch and is a symbol for good luck while the tulip is a sign of birth. This location closed in 2011. In 2018, new owners were refurbishing the drive-in and plan to restore the sign. [map]

Red Rabbit Drive-in
Duncannon, PA
The Red Rabbit Drive-in opened in 1964. This drive-in still features car hops. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Snak Shak
Chambersburg, PA
The Snak Shak opened in 1951. It has been closed since at least 2004. This photo is from 2012 when the building was at the far end of the Fitzgerald Auto Mall used car lot. [map]

More Pennsylvania Drive-in Restaurants:
Hilltop Drive-in (Pottstown)

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