Miller’s Dog n Suds Drive-In

Miller’s Dog n Suds Drive-In – website

Location: Rollins Road & Washington Street, Fox Lake

Phone: 847-587-6808

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm. Closed Mondays. Open March through November.

Parking: There are at least 30 parking spaces.

Bathrooms: There are men’s and women’s bathrooms available.

Nursing: There is no designated nursing area, but you’re served in the comfort of your own car.

Handicapped/Stroller accessibility: Service is provided to your car.

Other amenities: Dog n Suds delivers food to your car, but there is also a large picnic area if you choose to eat outside.

Food: Dog n Suds specializes in hot dogs and root beer, but offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, shrimp, chili, shakes, and fountain creations. The menu is available online.

Special events:

  • Saturday Nite Cruise-In – cars pre-1973 - Saturday nights from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Kids Night – Kids meals are discounted every Wednesday nights from 4:00 pm t0 9:00 pm. Rover, the Dog n Suds mascot, is visits from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Elvis – Elvis impersonator Travis Morris – Saturday, July 21 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
  • Lakes Area Swing Band – Saturday, August 18 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
  • Scottie Hicks Extraordinaire – Saturday, September 1 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Other locations:

We paid: Approximately $30 for our meal and tip.

Our experience: 

I’ve been looking forward to visiting Dog n Suds so when I noticed on Wednesday that it was Kids Night I convinced John we had to go there for dinner (it wasn’t that hard).

We told the kids we were going out to a restaurant to eat and it wasn’t until we arrived after driving for about 30 minutes that they might be a little upset about not getting out of the car. Luckily, they were perfectly fine with it and thrilled to be able to take off their seatbelts and play around in the back seat of our van.

We ordered our food and the boys playing the back with some activity books we had in the car. We got our food within about 10 minutes.

The boys each got a kids meal that came in a cardboard classic car (the boys were thrilled!). They each got a corn dog with fries. The kids meals come with a soda, which I don’t usually let my kids drink, so they drank water we brought but we let them try a little root beer too.

John got a burger with fries and coleslaw and a Snickers malt, and I ordered a root beer float, foot-long hot dog, and fries and coleslaw.

We all loved the food and it was fun to hang out in the car. It was especially nice to not worry about the boys being loud and disturbing other diners or doing something else to embarrass us. (Of course, they chose *this* meal to be on their best behavior anyway.) The waitress was very friendly and when we had to order a second corn dog for Cooper the waitress didn’t even charge us for it.

We had a great evening and we’ll be returning before the season ends.

Have you visited a Dog n Suds or other Drive-In? Do you have a favorite Drive-In?

2 Responses to Miller’s Dog n Suds Drive-In
  1. Dawn
    July 19, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Also a location in Grayslake!

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