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.
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
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.
Area’s Best Burgers and Fries – Wayne’s Drive In
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. The building was actually built in the early 1970’s and was used as a snowmobile shop, antique store, and even a storage facility.
It wasn’t until 1998 when Wayne’s was redesigned to resemble the deliciously wonderful drive-in that we know and love today.
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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.
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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.
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! Here’s the link to the Official Website: Wayne’s Drive-In Enjoy!
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