I’m happy to have Tio Wally (long-time Me So Hungry reader) aboard to send in his eating adventures from across America. Here he is in East Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Greetings from East Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
N 40° 58.018’ W 076° 52.578’ Elev. 432 ft.
If there is a drive-in restaurant with a better view than May’s Drive-In in East Lewisburg, I’d love to visit it. If only to compare prices.
This location, the second of a 4-restaurant family owned and operated chain, was established in 1966. It had to close for awhile in 1972, however, when the area was visited by Agnes, Hurricane Agnes, and the waters of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River crested in Lewisburg at over 34 feet; flood level is 18 feet. As an amateur hydrologist I can honestly confirm: That’s a lotta watta!
I’d been here once before and was taken by the stunning views of the river and picturesque Lewisburg on the other side.
Because the food was so good on my last visit, I came this time thinking I was going to try their chili dogs. The last time I was here I got what they call a Hot Sausage ($3), which is actually a really great Italian sausage.
The Hot Sausage is served on a high-quality hot dog bun with grilled onions and bell peppers (on request), and a little bit of marinara sauce. The two I ate last time were so good that I ended up getting another one, along with an order of onion rings ($1.95).
Once again it was great. As were the onion rings, though I wish the order would’ve been a little bigger. Unfortunately, by the time I finished the sausage and onion rings I was full, so I didn’t get to try a chili dog. Next time.
May’s is incredibly reasonably priced, especially if the bucolic view is factored in. And in addition to the standard drive-in fare of burgers, fries and cones, they also have pizza.
May’s Drive-In is a real keeper. And on a sunny day you can take your food and picnic on the banks of the river on the spacious lawn out back. What a charming place!
And so we roll.
May’s Drive-In, southwest corner of the State Routes 405 and 45, East Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and three other locations
Tio Wally pilots the 75-foot, 40-ton(max) land yacht SS Me So Hungry. He reports on road food from around the country whenever parking and InterTube connections permit.