This Adorable Maine Drive-In Will Transport You Back To The Fifties

This Adorable Maine Drive-In Will Transport You Back To The Fifties

Dina Fantegrossi ·

Fast Eddie's Drive-In in Winthrop, Maine is a hidden vintage gem where the 1950's come alive in full color.

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The decor of the small indoor space is meticulously true to theme with framed photos of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and James Dean.

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The shelves are stocked with vintage toys and model cars of the era.

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Even the booths, formica tables, and twirly chrome stools give off a distinctly fifties vibe.

If you want the full drive-in experience, you can opt to eat outside in your car where a friendly car hop decked out in bobby socks and a poodle skirt will happily take your order.

Should you visit on a particularly busy day, there are also picnic tables outside next to the vintage playground equipment including a see-saw, metal slide, and horse swings. 

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Menu options are pretty standard for a fifties diner, with burgers, fries, onion rings, fried clams and malts.

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Guests can also enjoy traditional Maine hot dogs in red casings.

Diners at Fast Eddie's never leave hungry. The portions are extremely generous, but while the food is reminiscent of a bygone era, the prices vary. The fresh fried fish tends to be true to average market price, while the ice cream is a bargain.

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Speaking of ice cream, Fast Eddie's makes their own homemade flavors including soft serve, sundaes, milkshakes and malts. 

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If your favorite part of the fifties are the classic cars, be sure to visit on  a Wednesday night in the summer when vintage car owners swing by for Eddie's weekly Cruise Night.

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Check out the full menu online or follow Fast Eddie's on Facebook to keep up with daily specials and upcoming events.

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