54 Drive Ins You Must Visit This Summer That are NOT in Winnipeg

Posted January 04, 2024

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, Pembina Valley Provincial Park and the Miami Railway Museum.

George's Kitchen + Ice Cream: Morden

Lickity-Splits Drive In: Gladstone

Syl's Drive In: Carman

L&J's Drive Inn: Treherne

Ma's Drive In: Elm Creek

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

Iceburg Drive-In: Winkler

Spark's Drive Inn: Stephenfield

Ice Cream Hut: Altona

GG's Drive Inn: Somerset

Big Al's Burgers: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Two Old Crows BBQ & Smokehouse, west of Miami

Greg Nadin’s Burger Shack: Manitou

Jimmy's: Portage la Prairie

What's the Scoop?: Portage la Prairie


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

Snak Shak Dairy Bar: Selkirk

Salty's Drive In: Winnipeg Beach

Sonia's Stand: Lockport

Skinners: Lockport

Half Moon Drive In: Lockport

The Kiln Drive-In: Stonewall

Sherwood Chipstand: Gull Lake

Gringo Loco's: Steep Rock

Pine Cone Dairy Bar: Peguis


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.

Connie's Drive In: Russell

Sporty's: Onanole

Dido's Burgers and Fries: Ethelbert

Mil's Grill: Mafeking


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.

Dutch Drive In: The Pas

Mike's Ice N Burger Hut: Flin Flon

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 the Bannock Petroforms, as well as the Mennonite Heritage Village.

Lanky's: Grand Beach

Dencross Cornerstone Cafe: Brokenhead

The Dairy Bar: Beausejour

Airliner Drive In: Beausejour

Vickie's Snack Bar: Beausejour

Brian's Drive In: Lorette

The Patio Grill: Grunthal

Cedar & Main: Oakbank

Meteor Mike's: West Hawk Lake

Vicky's Drive Inn: Ste. Anne

Le Bebe Rouge Drive-in: St-Pierre-Jolys


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.

Busy B Drive Inn: Boissevain

The Beach Hut: Killarney

Ice Cream Island: Virden

The Dairy Bar: Souris

Joe Dandy's Drive Inn: Oak Lake

Tastee's Ice Cream & Grill: Brandon

Dari Isle Drive In: Minnedosa

Uncle Tom's: Neepawa

Glenboro Drive Inn: Glenboro

Summer Shack Drive Inn: Carberry

Cj's Snack Shack and Mini Golf: Rivers

Hot 'n' Frosty: Nanette

Cafe 23: Baldur