Monday, March 30, 2009

Dog 'n Suds

I'm sure that almost every city has their own "Mom and Pop" drive-in. Lafayette does, too. This local drive-in is called Dog 'n Suds. There are two Dog 'n Suds, one located in Lafayette, and the other is located in West Lafayette. (That's right, it is there for your disposal.) Both are located on 52, and are easily accessible.

Dog 'n Suds is one of my favorite places to eat in the summer. All you have to do is drive in, park in a spot, and press the button to order. (Well, you also have to decide what you want to eat, too; but that is as hard as it gets.) After you order your food, a waitress will come and serve it to you on a tray that attaches to your window. (It's totally safe, and won't hurt your car, either.) You pay the waitress, but be careful. They only accept cash. After you are done consuming your delicious food, you press another button located on the menu, and a waitress will come and retrieve your trash and tray. They also have an option of sitting outside in an area with picnic tables.

At Dog 'n Suds, they sell really yummy food. They are known for their coney dogs, but they have various other toppings as well. I do not like coney sauce, so I usually get a hot dog with ketchup and cheese. The cheese isn't that nasty processed, nacho-like substance. It's shredded cheese, and it makes the hot dog amazingly good. Their hot dogs can be ordered as a regular sized hot dog, and a foot long hot dog.

They also sell corn dogs, which are pretty tasty; as well as hamburgers, french fries, cole slaw, and onion rings. To go with your meal, I suggest your order their homemade root beer. It's some of the best root beer that I have ever tasted. If you like it a lot, they have two liter bottles available for you to take home. If you prefer ice cream with your root beer, they have root beer floats as well as root beer freezes. A root beer freeze, for those of you who do no know what that is, is sort of like a milkshake. It has root beer and vanilla ice cream blended together. It's pretty spectacular.

They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. I've noticed, however; that if they are not very busy around 9:15 p.m., they like to close early. I highly suggest the Lafayette Dog 'n Suds over the West Lafayette one, but I'm sure they are both pretty equal. (I just like the Lafayette one better.)


  1. I am from around Indianapolis and I used to love to go to Dog 'n Suds. Unfortunately, someone came up with the great idea that they needed to close them all and turn them all into Sonics. I didn't like that change. I also used to love to go there in the summer and sit with all the doors open in the car. In a way, it was kind of like having a picnic. The Dog 'n Suds by us also had the option of sitting inside and ordering through a phone. I think you did a good job of informing readers who have never heard about this of what it actually is and what they have to offer.

  2. I have never eaten at a Dog 'n Suds. I was driving by the one here in town the other day, and I was thinking about how I really want to try one. I love hot dogs so I'm sure I would love this restaurant. I really enjoy reading your entries. I always seem to learn something, and they always make me hungry. You do a great job. Keep up the good work. I think I'm going to have to make time before summer break to try Dog 'n Suds.