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Sonic Drive-in in Anaheim

PHIL Sep 25, 2001 02:14 AM

Is it any good?

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    Vanessa On The Town RE: PHIL Sep 25, 2001 12:35 PM

    Wow, another child-hood flashback. The Sonics I remember in Texas had pretty good burgers, as fast food goes. And my favorite thing there was the cheese tater-tots. Very middle-Americana. They are literally tater tots with a slice of American Cheese melted on top. Definitely not a healthy choice, but hey I was a kid. The fun thing is it's a drive-in. Very much in that American Graffitti sort of way, you drive up and the server comes to your car window. I'll have to look it up if I'm down that way.

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      RussellH RE: Vanessa On The Town Sep 25, 2001 01:19 PM

      I'd have to second Vanessa's recommendations. If it is indeed the same as the Texas chain, they serve above average fast food burgers and tots. The hot dogs are nothing to write home about, but not bad either.

      Their "specials" are usually worth trying, as are the lime-aid and other fruit drinks if offered.

      My favorite was called, I think, the Texas burger. Peppered meat patty, with mustard and onions. MMMMMM


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        RussellH RE: RussellH Sep 25, 2001 01:26 PM

        It is the same chain, follow the link below...

        I prefer the #2 over the #1, but that's just personal preference.

        These things fueled many a cross Texas road trip after I soured on Dairy Queens.


        Link: http://www.sonicdrivein.com

      2. re: Vanessa On The Town
        Meg RE: Vanessa On The Town Sep 25, 2001 07:07 PM

        FWIW, I think the chain is from Oklahoma. Their cherry limeades are fantastic! As is the drink they call "ocean water" (not sure what's in there...)

        The one where I grew up used to serve pickle-o's. Hamburger pickle slices breaded and fried...they were great (but not that healthy...)

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          Richard Foss RE: Meg Sep 25, 2001 08:31 PM

          WHAT? Breaded pickles aren't health food? That's the only reason I've been eating them. I'm going to have the check out the rest of the advice I've been getting.

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            brian RE: Richard Foss Sep 25, 2001 08:34 PM

            Any other places where these can be found?

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              Richard Foss RE: brian Sep 25, 2001 09:44 PM

              Any truck stop in Arkansas. Locally, I think they're available at Johnny Reb's in Long Beach.

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                TE RE: Richard Foss Sep 26, 2001 02:33 PM

                It's been a while since I've been there, but B.B. King's in Universal Citywalk used to have them. Dee-licious!

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        Frank C. RE: PHIL Sep 25, 2001 07:35 PM

        has it come to the point where we're afraid to go to a fast food restaurant without checking in at chowhound.com?

        i'm sure the 2 dollar burger will be fine...

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