Restaurant of the Week: Eat Up Drive In

From the team behind Valley hotspots like The Hot Chick and Diego Pops, Eat Up Drive In is a family-owned, chic comfort food hub in Arcadia, with food that is cooked with care and served up fast.

Forget everything you know about drive-throughs; Eat Up Drive In offers the convenience of ready-to-eat meals in stellar time without the fast food-style mentality. The spot offers three ways to enjoy a meal: via the drive-through, a pick-up window or simply dining inside or out on the pet-friendly patio when the weather is forgiving enough. 

Eat Up Drive In boasts a retro eclectic vibe, with vintage signs, brick walls and a bright color palette. The eatery is family-friendly, boasting a menu that was created to provide guests with a quick and easy home-cooked-style meal, perfect for families of every size and allowing guests to spend more time with the ones they love and less time in the kitchen. 

Some items guests can expect to enjoy include the staple, the larger-than-life Main Chick sandwich, a bite that brought fame to Eat Up, made with house slaw, pickles, Havarti cheese, chicken fried to perfection and served on a brioche bun. If you are feeling a bit spicy, The Hot Chick sandwich is a must to try, with spiced crispy chicken, sweet slaw and tangy pickles. 

The Hot Chick

In addition to the Southern-style sandwiches, Eat Up Drive In offers soups, chili, mac ’n’ cheese, salads, a specialty kid’s menu and more items to warm your heart. Family-style meals are available, each feeding up to four members of the bunch with a main portion and two sides. The local spot only uses locally-sourced meats for each dish, including items from Red Bird Farms Chicken, Creekstone Beef and other regional vendors like Maya’s Farm, Blue Sky Organics and more. 

Eat Up Drive In is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

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