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Lakeview Drive Inn


A Classic Carhop Drive-Inn & Winona’s Oldest Restaurant

“The Lakeview Drive Inn was founded in 1938 and is an original family owned and operated drive inn (in) restaurant. We are not a chain, theme, or “fast food” restaurant per say, as our food is made to order and of a very high quality. We never cook anything in the microwave and never serve your food from a bin of pre made or warmer held items. Our employees are friendly hometown kids that want you to get the best meal and service they can provide.”

“Lakeview’s Root Beer is made from scratch with our own exclusive recipe. We also make our homemade diet root beer with NutraSweet for those looking for a no sugar or diet variety. When eating at the inside counter, the outside picnic tables or in you car, we serve our root beer in old fashioned frosted mugs. We hold these heavy glass mugs in freezers at below zero temperatures to make your drink frosty cold.”

“Our carhops have been waiting on (called curb service) the people of the Greater Winona Area since 1938 and Lakeview is proudly Winona’s Oldest Restaurant. Dining is an experience at the Lakeview Drive Inn and is like a step back in time. With a view of Sugarloaf, Lakeview Drive Inn is located on the Shore of Lake Winona and is a taste of days gone by.”

Cruise Nights at Lakeview Drive Inn

“Cruise nights are held every Wednesday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
from June to mid September.”

A Busy Cruise Night
Lakeview Drive Inn Cruise Night

“Cruise Nights are one of the Largest Displays of Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Motorcycles and Antiques in South Eastern Minnesota.
Lakeview Drive Inn easily gets 100-150 classic cars and motorcycles at any given cruise night. These nights are really something to see.  Best of all...they are free and open to the public.  You never know what you are going to see on any Wednesday night. Cruise Nights are a great opportunity to see things that you normally would have to pay admission to at a car show.”

“Attendance Prizes, T-shirts, Mugs, Hats, Gift Certificates, Car Care Products and more given away Every Wednesday Night.”

Special Themed Cruise Nights

    Corvette Night
    Mini Cooper Night
    Car Audio And Video Show
    Karaoke Night
    Motorcycle Night
    Dash Plaque Night
    Farm Tractor Night
    Drag the Gut Cruise

For more information visit Lakeview Drive Inn website



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