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Superdawg Drive-In

6363 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL


In May of 1948, Superdawg was established at the corner of Milwaukee, Devon and Nagle in Chicago. It continues to be family owned and operated in the same location today. Superdawg has the distinction of being one of the few original drive-in restaurants left in the United States. Its methods have been the same since it opened in the 1940s. The restaurant retains a 1950s style of ordering food. Customers pull their car up to one of the carports and order through a retro-looking metallic speaker box. The orders are delivered to the car window by a carhop with a tray that hooks on to the car door. When finished eating, the customer flips a switch on the box and a carhop comes to take the tray back. Many of the carhops have been there for years and have a loyal base of customers. There is also a walkup window and a small seating area inside the restaurant.

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Taken on April 27, 2013