Experience a bit of nostalgia, along with the area’s best burgers, french fries and shakes at Wayne’s Drive-In, located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Area’s Best Burgers and Fries – Wayne’s Drive In
Sometimes I get a bit melancholy for the “good old days.” A time of simple pleasures and simple food. When I feel that I need a bit of the past to be rekindled, I only have to visit Wayne’s Drive-In, located on the outskirts of Cedarburg, Wisconsin
VISIT: Wayne’s Drive-In
It’s truly a landmark and one that many locals congregate to for some of the best burgers, fries, and shakes, this side of the state. And, don’t get me wrong, there are definitely a host of other custard stands that I will share in later posts, but this beauty encompasses the look and feel of days gone by.
From it’s long laminated counter that is flanked by steel ribbing, to it’s 1950’s patterned tables and chairs, to it’s time-honored memorabilia, it doesn’t get better than this.
And, did I mention, that the car-hops wait on you in the parking lot on roller skates? Yup.
So, a while back, I invited my husband to take a ride over with me to Cedarburg and to get a burger. It was a beautiful fall day with the leaves just starting to turn colors. When we arrived, the parking lot was strangely empty. No matter. I went in and stopped at the counter to order our meals. Then it was time to sit back and enjoy the ambiance of this place.
You’d think from the outside and inside look of this place that it had been here since the time of the Fonz, but it hasn’t. It has only been around for about 40 years or so and has played many roles from a snowmobile shop to even an antique store and storage facility.
It’s design, a dodecagon, or 12 sided building is unique as is it’s bones. But it still can hold up to the best burger stands with its classic foodstuff and unbelievably friendly staff.
And, even though we came at a “quiet” time of the year, make no mistake that this place hosts over 1200 customers on their Thursday Cruise Nights.
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If you’re around this part of the state, be sure to check this delightfully 50’s inspired burger stand. You’ll be glad you did! Enjoy!