Illinois Drive-ins

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Superdawg Drive-in
Chicago, IL

Superdawg Drive-in
Wheeling, IL
The Superdawg Drive-in opened here in Chicago in 1948. It features car hops and a pair of 12-foot-tall winking hot dog statues on the roof. The statues are named Flaurie and Maurie. In 1999, a dining room was added and new canopies with neon were built. The statues were also refurbished. The Wheeling location opened in 2010. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [Chicago map]; [Wheeling map]

Ace Drive-in
Joliet, IL
The Ace Drive-in opened in 1949. This stand is a seasonal business. It still features car hops. [map]

Janson's Drive-in
Chicago, IL
Janson's Drive-in opened in 1960. It is a walk-up restaurant with no indoor seating or car hops. The neon alternates between "Hamburgers" and "Shakes" at night. These photos are from 2009. In 2012, new owners began renovating the place. It reopened in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Illinois:
Big Daddy's Patio (Calumet City)
Rand Red Hots (Des Plaines)
Cozy Dog Drive In (Springfield)

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