The Frosted Mug Drive In. ( Closed.) Alsip Illinois. Early September 2006., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph back in early September of 2006.
One of my all time favorite suburban eateries I enjoyed visiting during the 1980's, 90's and in to the mid 2000's, was the classic roadside Frosted Mug Drive In Restaurant in south suburban Alsip Illinois.
This 1950's era roadside drive in restaurant with year round car hop service, was originally an old Dog N Suds Drive In located on South Pulaski Road at West 116th Street.
This photograph was taken during one of their many popular Tuesday night car shows in early September of 2006. Unfortunately, the Frosted Mug was already up for sale for quite some time, and would be closed and sold the following year. Some preliminary remodeling work was done at first including a new coat of exterior paint, but that was about as far as it got.
Today the former Frosted Mug sits abandoned at the northeast corner of South Pulaski Road and West 116th Street today.
I hope that it will reopen again eventually as a drive in restaurant like it was.