10 Classic American Drive-In Restaurants Slideshow

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Beacon Drive-In (Spartanburg, SC)

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946, but there's still curb service bringing out typical fast-food fare — cheeseburgers and chili cheeseburgers — as well as barbeque (hash, "outside chop pork," sliced beef, and "low country"), seafood (perch, catfish, and flounder), and chicken. Sandwiches include the conventional (BLT, bologna, club, and turkey) and less common items like fried ham or banana. In 1999, the drive-in expanded to include a Dairy Bar, an ice cream counter serving more than 20 flavors.