Charlie's Drive-In

Restaurant

806 W. Main St .Hortonville, WI 54944

Call-ins welcome telephone (920) 779-6753

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We are open for the 2014 season which is our 49th!!!

Elvis and elvis junior with the showgirls braved a bitterly cold St. Pat's day parade. People cheered and there was fun had by all.

Look for the Elvis Week extravaganza on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13. On Tuesday weare expecting George the Legend to dj, all of our carhops dressed as Marilyn Monroes, our elvis making the rounds and Tori as queen Marilyn. The day generally rounds out to be the biggest classic car night of our year by far.

Recent blog activity lovin' Charlie's food...

 

 

Charlie's in Kodachrome
From: shimonlindemann, J. Shimon & J. Lindemann
shimonlindemann's Channel

Commmentary from the artists themselves.
The best drive-in restaurant in the world. As old folks we've seen so much great stuff fade into the sunset. This project the Mann kids got going is an incredible, beautiful thing, linking the past to the future and creating community.
Owned by the Mann family since 1965, son Carl and daughter Rachel continue on. Carl used his training as an artist to transform the mid-century family business into a work of relational art. His sister and business partner, Rachel, keeps the promotional schemes low-budget to ensures the restaurant remains profitable in a time when most people opt for the corporate sameness to the quirky surprises of a homespun drive-in. Through special events like weekly classic car night and Elvis death week tributes, the family collaborates to create a community around their homespun version of Americana.

WE ARE A REAL DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT WITH COURTEOUS, EFFICIENT CARHOPS, ORDER PAD IN HAND, TRAYS ON YOUR WINDOWS, 50's MUSIC. THE MANN FAMILY HAS BEEN SERVING YOU SINCE 1965... SEE AN EXPANDED CHARLIE'S DRIVE-IN STORY WAY BELOW.

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Every Tuesday is classic car night. A free mug of root beer with sandwich purchase, when you bring in your classic transportation.

   
   
ACCEPTING
'08 ST. PAT'S PARADE
'09 ST PAT'S PARADE
 
'10 ST PAT'S PARADE '11 ST PAT'S PARADE  
PICS OF OUR ELVIS TRIBUTE WEEK
Lori Schneider pictures

Larry Hill pictures

Dave Burton pictures
07 ELVIS TRIBUTE WEEK/ ELVIS AT HALLOWEEN
 
Every Tuesday in the p.m. come on down and show off your classic car. FREE MUG OF ROOTBEER FOR ANY VEHICLE HAVING COLLECTOR PLATES WITH SANDWICH PURCHASE
 
SOME OF THE SWEET RIDES ON TUESDAY NIGHTS AND ETC...
 
 
     
THINGS TO SEE AT CHARLIE'S
 
 
 
YOUR CARHOPS AND SUBS OF 2014
application
TORI
BRITTANY
SARAH
JACY ABBEY
ALYSSA
CARL
ELISE
ROBIN FANNIN
GRANT GARRIOT
MAGGIE
AMANDA
HANNAH
EMILEE
BECCA
JORDAN
CARHOP BLAST FROM THE PAST '69

OUR MENU FOR 2014 pdf menu

SIDE ORDERS/ALA CARTE all sides fried in vegetable oil
FRENCH FRIES a very hardy crinkle cut 1.99
ONION RINGS chopped onion and breaded 1.99
CHEESE CURDS breaded and deep-fried 2.99
MUSHROOMS battered and deep-fried 2.99
CHICKEN NUGGETS eight nuggets, nice for small hands 2.99
CORN DOGS eight nuggets, nice for small hands 2.99
CHICKEN STRIPS four per order 4.59
sauces include bar bq, ranch, honey, honey mustard, tartar, 1000, horsie sauce
   
BURGERS SANDWICHES DOGS
All burgers pattied daily and ground locally at Gilbert's SuperValu. Fresh kaiser buns from Quaker bakery.
HAMBURGER quarter pounder of lean beef 2.79
CHEESEBURGER quarter pounder of lean beef w/ cheese 2.99
BIG BURGER 1/2 lb ground beef, lettuce and 1000 sauce 4.09
BIG CHEESEBURGER as above w/ 2 slices of cheese 4.39
BACON CHEESEBURGER lettuce, tomato and our 1000 3.99
BIG BACON CHEESEBURGER as above with double meat and double cheese 4.89
MUSHROOM BURGER larger burger w/ mushrooms on top 3.69
MUSHROOM BURGER, CARL STYLE

as above w/ swiss cheese, fried onions and our own homemade horseysauce

3.99    
PIZZABURGER mozzarella in middle w/ zesty seasoning 2.99
BLT bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato with tartar 2.69
BAR B Q ground beef and seasoning, our own recipe 2.79
HOTDOG butcher style dogs (cedar creek) 1.89
CHILI DOG dog and our own bar b q mix (cedar creek) 2.49
CHILI DOG w/cheese great with onions (cedar creek) 2.69
BRAT johnsonville brand 2.79
FISHWICH cod and tartar 3.09
FISHWICH DELUXE with cheese, lettuce and tartar 3.59
CHICKEN SANDWICH deep-fried with tartar 2.99
DELUXE with cheese, lettuce and tartar 3.59
GRILLED CHICKEN chicken breast with tartar 2.99
DELUXE with cheese, lettuce and tartar 3.59
   
BASKETS
served with french fries, coleslaw and rye bread
FISH
three wedges of cod with tartar 5.99
SHRIMP
21 pieces plus shrimp sauce 6.39
CHICKEN STRIPS
five strips with choice of sauce 6.39
   
SODIES, ICE-CREAM, DRINKS, CONES
FROSTED MUGS
12oz, 16oz, 22oz. 36oz
.95, 1.15, 1.30, 1.80
root beer, diet root beer, dr. pepper, diet RC, rc cola, 7up, orange creme soda, cherry soda, country time lemonade,
ROOT BEER FLOATS ice-cream floating in ice cold draft root beer 2.60
BLACK COWS ice-cream and root beer whipped 2.60
SHAKES ice-cream and milk whipped 2.60
MALTS
same as above w/ Carnation brand malt powder
2.90
flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, butterscotch, latte', cherry, mint, raspberry, irish cream, pineapple, caramel, peanut butter, coconut, cinnamon apple
SUNDAES w/ peanuts and or whipped cream, cherry on top 3.50
flavors include strawberry, chocolate, hot fudge, butterscotch, raspberry, pineapple, caramel, cherry, peanut butter
CONES
chocolate, vanilla, twist 4oz, 6oz, 8oz
1.20, 1.50, 1.80
ROOTBEER TO GO 1/2 gallons and gallons 2.95, 4.70
ICE-CREAM TO GO pints and quarts 3.15, 5.10

 

MENU SPONSORS 2013
flyer ad
web sites
emails
MAP
FACEBOOK/ pictures
THE DARK ROOM LOUNGE          
THERN FARMS INC          
   
 
KUETTEL'S SEPTIC SERVICE LLC
contact us
MIKE MURPHY FORD
contact us
AFS SERVICES
contact us
CEDAR CREEK MEATS
DEAN'S FLOORING, INC      
DONALDSON'S GOURMET, GIFTS        
BEST CHOICE FLORAL AND LANDSCAPE        
CARL MANN FACEPAINTING        
HORTONVILLE LANES BOWLING  
ALAN'S ELECTRIC contact us  
WIESNER INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC        
TOWN -N- COUNTRY SALON        
GILBERT'S SUPERVALU FOODS      

 

LINKS
WISCONSIN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION PAGE
CHARLIE'S USRG PAGE

MIKE MANN, AWARD WINNING KNIFE MAKER, CHARLIE'S BROTHER

UNITED STATES RESTAURANT GUIDE
AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
ANDI Initiative, Malaysia
VILLAGE OF HORTONVILLE
HONKY TONK TWISTERS W/ 2 FORMER CARHOPS
JILLY'S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT PAGE
POWERHOUSE COMICS
FLAVOR8 SODA POP
THE STORY OF CHARLIE'S DRIVE-IN

The story of Charlie's Drive-In begins more than 45 years ago. Charlie was working at Wire Products and noticed that a unique little drive-in across the street was up for sale. Charles and Suzanne Mann decided that they would tackle the restaurant business and purchased the A&W from Ray Baerwald in 1965.

They continued under the A&W name until 1982 when they decided to go independent and Charlie's Place was founded. The name is not the only thing that has changed over the last 45 some years. Initially the staff was all male, but as times changed, female staff members were added to the crew, which is now predominantly female.

The fabulous bacon cheeseburger was not always on the menu. During one of Charlie's fishing outings, Suzanne worked it onto the menu and it is now one of our most popular sandwiches. In 2000, a stereo system with satellite radio was also added so that our customers could enjoy music from the era that made drive-ins famous.

Since 1965, the Mann family has seen many changes. Charles and Suzanne became parents and are now grandparents. They have operated a true family business since 1965 with their children Carl and Rachel owning the drive-in since 2005.

Charlie's has always maintained quality food and service, something that the Mann's are extremely proud of. We invite you to join us in celebrating our 45th year.

We thank all who have been patrons, employees and friends over the years. We are pleased to serve you our signature root beer and fresh all beef burgers, and hope you enjoy this little slice of Americana as much as we do.

The Mann Family

 

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