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Lakeview Drive Inn

610 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987-4368
+1 507-454-3723
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Fast food
610 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987-4368
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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 anonymousL7333XO
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
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Don't order the chicken. Ours was the size of a cornish hen, cut in half with no meat! Smallest chicken leg I have ever seen! The fried clams strips weren't strips but little dibbles. I have been told though that the Root Beer is good....More

Thank Penelope F
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I stopped in, and someone came out right away, and took my order at my car. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Maggie T
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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