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Bonnie Doon Drive-In

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2704 Lincolnway W, Mishawaka, IN
+1 574-255-9841
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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South Bend, Indiana
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Bonnie Doon's has been around for ions! I remember going to our neighborhood drive-in during Summers for many years until it was torn down and now the only on is on LWW - the BEST ICE CREAM with the BEST FLAVORS to choose from- you will not be disappointed experiencing the nostalgia from the by gone dance days of the... More 

Thank Kathye D
South Bend, Indiana
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nostalgic drive-in where you can sit in your car and eat food or go in to a place that sets you back in time. The inside hasn't changed much in the over 50 years I've been going there. owner is there, works hard and just is wonderful. It is nice to be remembered. This is the last Bonnie dunes left... More 

Thank charthestar711
West Chester, Ohio
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327 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Ok - been waiting to go here for years after hearing about it... was a bit disappointed. Now - I'm a sucker for these old school "car-hop" style drive-in's (we sat inside), so I wanted this to be amazing. The inside is a bit worn - I like retro, but the seats are ripped up, and the place just looks... More 

Thank Porthos7
near Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I love the fact that this place is still here and that the food is still good. There's something about a drive-in that's just a treat! We stopped here to get some cool and tasty treats before heading out to Bendix Woods for a picnic and hike, and we were so glad we did! Very nice customer service and good... More 

Thank AnnONymous
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited here on a trip back to my home town (South Bend, IN). This is the real deal on throwback restaurants. Everything's pretty much the same as it was in the '60's (but the prices, off course). Has "car hops" too. Try a root beer float. You won't be disappointed. Menu is your basic hamburger, hot dog fare.

Thank BSUBigboy
Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My mom grew up here, and while visiting some relatives I decided to show her grand kids the place where Grandma met Grandpa! Unfortunately, the old location where they met is gone, but luckily this one is still here and served the purpose just fine. We all enjoyed some burgers and shakes, it really hit the spot. It's not the... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Austin, TX
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. It can be hard to see the sign. It has a large parking lot and is next to a bike shop. This is a very cool original drive in restaurant. Lots of good items on the menu.

Thank MJSpock
South Bend, Indiana
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is one of my favorite places! A Real 50's drive in dinner- not one to made to look like one. It has much of the same things as it did 50 years ago. I KNOW this because I am 55 and I have been visiting this place since I was kicking in my moms stomach and wanting to get... More 

Thank charthestar711
Charlotte, NC
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787 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's in a less appealing part of town and if you're not looking for it, you could drive right by and miss it completely. I was looking for it and man, I'm glad I found it. I had toured the Studebaker museum earlier in the day and that was where I learned of Bonnie Doon's existence. It was the middle... More 

Thank 2BEis2SKI
Peoria, IL
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This place is a treat! It is an authentic drive in and the decor takes you back to the 50's. We sat at the original counter and had two of the best milkshakes and malts ever! I ordered the most chocolate one they could make and I was not disappointed! My husband had a large vanilla malt which was two... More 

Thank MokoPeoria_IL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2704 Lincolnway W, Mishawaka, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Mishawaka
  • Phone Number: +1 574-255-9841
Phone: (574) 255-9841

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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