Circus Drive-In.

Circus Drive-In Sign

Field review by the editors.

Wall Township, New Jersey

Twentieth century denizens of the Jersey shore really loved clowns -- especially manic cartoon versions that promoted various businesses. A few of these survive. We've written before about our old pal the Evil Food Circus Clown of Middletown. There's another required stop for any serious clown sign pilgrimage -- the Circus Drive-In.

The Circus Drive-In.

The classic car-hop restaurant operated during Spring and Summer since 1954, and its crazy clown sign is as sparkly as when it was first erected. The building had a "big top" roof and the menu offered circus-themed items prepared on its charcoal grill and rotisserie. You could still order a chocolate egg creme with your Bozoburger.

August 2021: Surviving parts of the clown sign were carted off to Camp Evans.July 2018: Clown sign was still standing on property. May 2018: The structure was demolished. Sept. 2017: The Circus Drive-In was sold.

Circus Drive-In Sign

Address:
1861 Hwy 35, Wall Township, NJ
Directions:
Was on the west side of Hwy 35 just south of Old Mill Rd.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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