The Root Beer Roundup

By Indiana Foodways Alliance | Last Updated August 04, 2016
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Rootbeer Roundup Indiana Foodways Alliance Edible Indy

Nostalgia and summer go best with a root beer float. So, cheers to IFA's top five drive-ins and diners in Indiana. Cruising the roads to these sweet spots is a great way to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, Aug. 6. So, pile the family into the car for a roadtrip full of root beer. National Root Beer Float day is the perfect way to remind us of yesteryear, the romance of the road, and car-window service at that retro drive-in. This delicious trail will help you experience the best Hoosier drive-ins. 

Oasis Diner

Oasis Diner
Why We Love It: Oasis Diner located in Plainfield, Indiana moved from its original location, while keeping the original 1950s diner intact. Snag a craft-brewed butterscotch rootbeer and sit at the original counter...
|405 W. Main St., Plainfield, IN, us
|317.837.7777

Frazier’s Dairy Maid

Frazier's Dairy Maid
Why We Love It: Frazier’s Dairy Maid in Anderson, Ind. is an iconic family-friendly dwelling -- decked out with a walk-up window serving Madison County since the early 1950s. The Root Beer floats, shakes, malts and...
|311 S Main St. Anderson,, Anderson, IN, us
|765.644.5406

Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe

Ivanhoe's Drive In
Why We Love It: Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe in Upland, Ind. is famous for one sweet selection of sundaes shakes; we're talking 100 different ones, to be exact. Can't decide on one? No worries, you can...
|979 S. Main St. , Upland, IN, us
|765.998.7261

Mr. Weenie

Mr. Weenie
Why We Love It: Mr. Weenie in Peru, Ind. is one standout spot: The large "weenie" stands taller than the building to direct your sights and taste buds to the nostalgic drive-in. Don’t miss the Spanish Dog,...
|600 N. Broadway, Peru, IN, us
|765.473.6564

Triple XXX Family Restaurant

Triple XXX Rootbeer
Why We Love It: Triple XXX Family Restaurant in Lafayette, Ind. is famous for their pure-cane sugar root beer recipe --- dating back to the 1895. The ice cream for floats, shakes, malts and other desserts are from...
|2 N. Salisbury St. , West Lafayette, IN, us
|765.743.5373

Zwanzigz Pizza

Zwanzigz Pizza Rootbeer
Why We Love It: Zwanzigz Pizza in Downtown Columbus, Ind. is serving up their handcrafted Root Beer and sodas. Each flavor is caffeine free and made with pure cane sugar. Although ice cream isn’t on hand for...
|1038 Lafayette Ave., Columbus, IN, us
|812.376.0200

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