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Lakeview Drive Inn

610 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987-4368
+1 507-454-3723
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (7 reviews)
“clam strips” (2 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
American, Fast food
610 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987-4368
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well trained staff and super yummy root beer! I would highly recommend Lake View. You will not regret it.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The best root beer I've ever had. Make sure you get a big one. Maybe even a growler to take home. Burgers and ice cream, all of it great. Always busy, it's not particularly fast and that's ok. Old school: sit in your car and...More

Thank often_crabby-travele
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We enjoyed a frosty mug of rootbeer - excellent - and a hamburger that was OK. The servers bring your food out just like the good old days.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lakeview Drive Inn (yes, two "n's" in their name!) offers a retro feel, friendly staff, and a location across from a park & lake. I felt like I'd stepped back in time to the era that my parents were students at the local college as...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visited this "American Graffiti" drive inn on a Tuesday, so I ordered their special... 2 hamburgers and fries for $5.50... I think that was the price... + a small malt! The meat was very thin... like White Castle... but bigger and it tasted OK!...More

Thank bumStPaul
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Stopped for dinner. Sat at the tables under the umbrellas. Had burgers and fries of course. The root beer float was good, but a little light on the root beer. The tea was not very good. Server was good too.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The root beer float is definitely worth ordering with root beer made on the premises. There is an option of regular or soft serve ice cream. I ordered the elk burger which tasted like a regular hamburger. The drive inn is very busy on nice...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

There truthfully aren't many places like the Lakeview Drive-Inn left in the United States. This is a must eat detour only 8 miles off of I-90 in scenic downtown Winona. You pull right up, and a carhop runs up and gives you a menu right...More

Thank Storm F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love this place. Typical drive in root beer stand with great food. They occasionally have a night of showing off restored cars. The root beer is fantastic. Closed in the Winter.

Thank reeckm
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Having grown up in Winona, this was a long-standing favorite place to visit. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Lunch for 6 people, drinks didn't come out until the food was served, and one of the burgers didn't even come out until all others in our party...More

Thank Jay & Karen C
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987-4368
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona
  • Phone Number: +1 507-454-3723
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