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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Blue Plate Specials"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: May 7, 2007 
Aired on: May 7, 2007 
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Frosted Mug Drive In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frosted Mug Drive In [CLOSED] ($)
(5 ratings)

11541 S Pulaski Rd Map It!
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 371-3383
  • Belly Buster
    32-oz soft-serve ice cream & strawberry sundae served in (large) glass
  • Italian Beef
    homemade
  • Texas Burger
    2-pattied burger on triple-bun
3.5 out of 5
5 ratings
[CLOSED]; drive-in w/ car hops in cheerleader outfits; make their own root beer
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  • "The Governator"
    inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother & made for Arnold when he came in; everything in the kitchen (onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, ham, eggs) chopped & grilled
  • Dijon Plum Burger
    angus burger w/ plum jelly on hamburger bun
  • Rockefeller Burger
    angus burger w/ sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms & caviar; "if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it" (on menu)
3.5 out of 5
547 ratings
est. 1973; once an abandoned red car passenger depot & then a hot dog stand now the entire buidling is painted bright mossy shamrock green w/ 1940's rustic decor & atmosphere; local favorite
3
Penguin Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Penguin Drive-In [CLOSED]See Penguin Drive-In Video ($)
(303 ratings)

1921 Commonwealth Ave Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 375-1925
  • Black Bean Hummus
  • Fried Pickles
    hand-dipped, lightly battered dill pickles; served w/ side of homemade ranch dressing
  • Full Blown Hemi Burger
    3 patty burger
  • Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich
    pimento cheese made from scratch; looks good
  • Penguin Double Pounder
    not on menu; 4 half-pound angus patties sandwiched between pimento cheese & crispy fried pickles; looks (disgustingly) good
3.0 out of 5
303 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1954; Charlotte institution and landmark; long lines; Other Recipes: Pimento Cheese
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Blue Plate Specials"   (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: May 7, 2007 
Aired on: May 7, 2007