Live, from Peoria, Illinois, it’s Saturday Night LIve, starring this week’s host, Lou’s Drive-in with special guest stars, Elizabeth, Allison and Sam and featuring the Ready For Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher! And now, please welcome this week’s host from the corner of Knoxville and Lake Avenue, Lou’s Drive-In!
Summer isn’t officially here until June 20th, but it’s close enough for me to make our annual stop at Lou’s Drive-In for a Saturday Night dinner at this iconic Peoria drive-in!
Drive-by shot of Lou’s Drive-In! Let’s pull in, park and start this Saturday evening at Lou’s!
As you can see, there’s a decent crowd here tonight, it’s a nice summer evening out here and perfect for outside and curb-service dining at Lou’s Drive-In!
And here’s the sign that points to the festivities going on here every night in the summertime! I always hate it when the sign goes dark in the fall, because you know it’s the end of summer!
There’s my spot at Lou’s, I always like to sit at the counter over here. It’s a good spot to watch all the action going on at the drive-in!
And of course the evening starts off with a frosty, cool mug of Lou’s homemade root beer delivered by our pretty waitress for the evening, Elizabeth! I quickly perused the menu and there’s Elizabeth writing down our order for the evening. Keep on scrolling to see what I got!
Here’s my view from my seat on the counter, as you can see, it’s a busy hub of activity inside of Lou’s ordering island!
There’s the kitchen window where the food orders come and go like clockwork in here!
While my order is being cooked up, I thought I’d walk around and get some more photos of the place. I love all the signage in here, it reminds me of Coney Island! One thing a lot of people don’t know is that Lou’s has some of the bast popcorn in Peoria and there’s Allison at the bottom preparing an order of the popcorn!
Here’s a shot of the Lou’s island from the other side and now let’s get back to our seat as I have a feeling our order is probably just about ready...
My Lou’s sixth sense was right and here’s Sam delivering up our dinner order for the evening! It’s all wrapped up except for the fries, so now it’s time for the unveiling...drumroll please...
Thank you, Ringo! Now let’s look at tonight’s dinner from Lou’s Drive-In!
I got a quartet of delicious items from the Lou’s menu: The chili-cheese dog, a corn dog, chili-cheese fries and an order of chili-cheese tamales! Yes, I’m in a chili-cheese kind of mood tonight! Let’s dig in!
Wow, everything is so good and it all tastes like a bite of a summer night at Lou’s! Eating here always brings back a flood of happy Peoria summer memories!
And just like that, the food has disappeared! You can read more about it in the review below, but it’s always a classic summer treat here at Lou’s Drive-In!
And before I left, I had to get a parting shot of the back of Elizabeth’s Lou’s Drive-In t-shirt! Thanks to Elizabeth, Allison, Sam (and Cindy off camera!) for a great night at Lou’s Drive-In! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
I’ve eaten at Lou’s Drive-In for what seems like my entire life and it’s always a summer treat! I got a quartet of goodies last Saturday night consisting of a chili-cheese hot dog, a corn dog, chili-cheese fries and an order of chili-cheese tamales. I’ve had the chili-cheese hot dog and fries and they were delicious as always. The chili is savory, just a little spicy and beanless, and it was great mixed in with the cheese on the hot dog and fries. I had never tried the corn dog at Lou’s and it did not disappoint, it was deep-fried, crispy on the outside and the breading was soft and warm on the inside and the hot dog was fresh and flavorful. The big treat for me for the evening was the chili-cheese tamales! These were so good! The tamales mixed in with the chili and cheese into forkfuls of tasty delights! And of course the root beer at Lou’s is homemade and the best in Peoria!
Three And a Quarter Galloping Gourmets—Some of the best summer drive-in food awaits you at Lou’s Drive-In, a summer tradition in Peoria for decades!
4229 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614-7434