43 drive ins you must visit this summer that are NOT in Winnipeg

Posted April 26, 2019

Summer is meant for adventure, and sometimes that adventure is as simple as heading out on the highway in search of some amazing drive in food. How many of these drive in (and drive-in-esque) establishments can you visit this year?


Ahh, central Manitoba. Land of sunflower and golden canola fields as far as the eye can see. It's also home to a great number of drive ins for your burger and shake needs. Put these drive ins on your map if you're heading to attractions like the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Treherne Glass Bottle Buildings, Pembina Valley Provincial Park and the Miami Railway Museum.

1. George's Kitchen + Ice Cream: Morden

2. Lickity-Splits Drive In: Gladstone

3. Retro's Drive-Inn: Carman

4. Syl's Drive In: Carman

5. L&J's Drive Inn: Treherne

6. Ma's Drive In: Elm Creek

7. Charley B's Classic Grill & Ice Cream Parlour: Winkler

8. Iceburg Drive-In: Winkler

9. Spark's Drive Inn: Stephenfield

10. Ice Cream Hut: Altona


Ice cream and the Interlake seem to go hand in hand, which is why you absolutely must stop into one of these drive ins next time you find yourself driving along Lake Winnipeg. Add these drive ins onto your day trip when visiting attractions like the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Museum, Gimli Glider Exhibit, Hecla Island and Village, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and Oak Hammock Marsh

11. Snak Shak Dairy Bar: Selkirk

12. Salty's Drive In: Winnipeg Beach

13. Sonia's Stand: Lockport

14. Skinners: Lockport

15. Half Moon Drive In: Lockport

16. The Kiln Drive-In: Stonewall

17. Shelley D's Restaurant: Gimli

18. Kris Fish n Chips: Gimli

19. Porkchop's Roadside Grill: Lake Manitoba Narrows


The Parkland is home to one lonely drive in (well not so lonely, considering its popularity), so be sure to stop into this fine establishment when visiting spots like Riding Mountain National Park, Asessippi Provincial Park, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, The Negrych Farmstead and the Fort Dauphin Museum.

20. Connie's Drive In: Russell


We're hoping to convince some of you to head north this summer to experience some of Manitoba's greatest outdoor adventures - and there are 3 drive ins to stop into on the way to the mesmerizing parks of Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Wekusko Falls Provincial Park, Bakers Narrows Provincial Park and Paint Lake Provincial Park.

21. Dutch Drive In: The Pas

22. Mike's Ice N Burger Hut: Flin Flon

23. Popeye's: Thompson


With much of cottage country located on the eastern side of the province, it's a no brainer for cabin-goers to try some of these drive ins this summer. On the way, also be sure to check out hiking spots in Whiteshell Provincial Park like Pine Point Rapids trail and Bannock Petroforms trail, as well as the Mennonite Heritage Village, the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park and the Elma Farmers Market.

24. Lanky's: Grand Beach

25. Cynthia's Cornerstone Cafe: Brokenhead

26. The Dairy Bar: Beausejour

27. Airliner Drive In: Beausejour

28. Vickie's Snack Bar: Beausejour

29. Brian's Drive In: Lorette

30. The Patio Grill: Grunthal

31. Cedar & Main: Oakbank

32. Meteor Mike's: West Hawk Lake

33. The Burger Boat: Pinawa

34. Vicky's Drive Inn: Ste. Anne


There's much to see and do in the western reaches of the province; in between eating hotdogs and fries, that is. On your way to one (or more) of these drive ins, check out attractions like the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, the Margaret Laurence Home, the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, the Souris Swinging Bridge and the International Peace Garden.

35. Busy B Drive Inn: Boissevain

36. What's the Scoop at McAndrew's Drive In: Hamiota

37. The Beach Hut: Killarney

38. Ice Cream Island: Virden

39. The Dairy Bar: Souris

40. Dandy Drive Inn: Oak Lake

41. Tastee's Ice Cream & Grill: Brandon

42. Dari Isle Drive In: Minnedosa

43. Glenboro Drive Inn: Glenboro