Indiana Culinary Trails
Definitely one of the reasons for Carlson’s success is its traditional, homemade and distinctive-tasting root beer. For 75 years the recipe has not changed and is brewed daily. And just like Carlson’s did years ago, that creamy foam-topped root beer is still deliciously served in a tall frosty mug. Carlson’s…experience a simpler time enhanced by a delightfully varied selection of traditional drive-in cuisine amidst a quaint and reminiscent setting including car hops. Carlson’s is a seasonal drive-in open early February through early October. Laura and Chris Imperato, Carlson’s owners, are keeping time-honored traditions in place the all-beef, bun-length ECKRICH® hot dogs, on-site homemade root beer and the recipes for the homemade chili and BBQ pork. Every customer is greeted with a smile, every item is made to order and everybody leaves full and satisfied.
Hours of Operation
11 AM - 7 PM daily
Credit Cards: ACCEPT CASH & ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, APPLE PAY, SAMSUNG PAY.
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner - Snacks
Dining Classification: Casual
Menu Style: Drive-IN
Discounts: Entertainment: Local / Organic: Diet Specific:
Parking: Large Parking Lot
Visible Signage: From Road / Sign on Building / From Highway
Seating: Outside Seating
Gift Shop / Products for Sale:
Chicago Style Hot Dog, Housemade Root Beer, Slaw Dog, Double Cheeseburger, Polish Sausage Sandwich, Pork Tenderloin
118 W. Coolspring Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360