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Grand Forks, North Dakota: Fabulous Kegs Drive-In

An eat-in-your-car beanery whose kegs stand about 20 feet high. Though once resembling freak gourds or Munchkinland houses, current incarnation is back-to-basics barrels.

901 North 5th St., Grand Forks, ND
On the west side of business US 2, between US 2 and US 81. Exit 141 east off I-29. Corner of North 5th St (US Rt 2 Business) and 9th Ave North.
Fall Hours: M-F 11 am - 7:30 pm, Sa 11 am - 4 pm, Su/Holidays Closed. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fabulous Kegs Drive-In, 2014.

Fabulous Kegs Drive-In

The Fabulous Kegs Drive-In was closed for the winter during my visit, but no stucco as was reported in 2007.

[Vince, 05/07/2014]

Kegs drive-in menu.

Kegs Drive-In

The Kegs will be getting a "face lift" this summer. They will be stuccoing the kegs and remodeling the inside. I am happy to hear it is getting fixed, but am worried that it might get defaced.

They have since removed the old Neon. A real bummer!

[Zack Petrick, 03/24/2007]

Here's a file photo of one of the old drive-up menu boards, with specials and pricing revised with paper and a handy label gun. Two sloppy joes, fries and a regular drink for $3.45?! Ah, 1991....

 Fabulous Kegs Drive-In.

The Kegs Drive-In

Alternately called "The Kegs" (a sign on the building) and "The Fabulous Kegs" (a smaller sign in the parking area), it's difficult to find by looking up references on the web, or even locally, as the some people know it by one name and some by another. It sits within a solidly residential area of Grand Forks, away from most of the modern commercial stuff. I missed out on the food, sadly (Labor Day), but the menu sure looked good for the price.

[Jim Heverin, 10/30/2005]

Fabulous Kegs.

Fabulous Kegs Drive-In - Barrels

We like any restaurant where the ONLY way you can eat is in your car, but this Halloween-orange oddity is especially chummy. The kegs stand about 20 feet high and look more like freak gourds or Munchkinland houses than kegs. And the "Monsterburger" at $1.85 was a steal: a triple-decker with double meat, lettuce, tomato, melted cheese and mayonaise.

[Roadside America Team, 04/21/1997]

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