10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix

Jennifer Woods

See also: 15 Spots for Late-Night Eats in Greater Phoenix
See also: 10 Favorite Cold (and Frozen!) Phoenix Foods

Haven't you always wanted to have a list of awesome drive-thrus that are locally owned and operated? Yeah, we did, too. So we came up with our own list. Some require you to order ahead of time and some just need you to roll up to the window. Either way, don't forget to keep a copy in your glove box.

32 Shea
There's a whole lot going on in this colorful petite restaurant serving up a full coffee bar, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches/burritos or Nutella on toast (yum), hot sandwiches, cold salads, lavosh pizza, mango shrimp, wine and they're dog friendly. Take a cruise over to 32 Shea take advantage of all this variety straight from your car.

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Mary Coyle
Mary Coyle has been taking the edge off the heat since 1951 and was saved last year from extinction. With a revamped menu and better service, we'll be heading to Mary Coyle's drive-thru at Seventh Avenue and Missouri for one of their shakes or multi-scoop dips/bowls. Their drive-thru is pretty much the ice cream menu, but they do serve their whole menu at the window. Just make sure to call 10 to 15 minutes ahead if you are wanting some of the hot stuff, too.

Jennifer Woods
Who doesn't love a drive-thru with a pink pinstripe?

Copper Star Coffee
Make it a nifty '50s afternoon and finish off your ice cream with a coffee at Copper Star housed in an old gas station where instead of full-service fueling, you'll receive full service food. Pull up to the drive-thru and your car will drive over a strip that rings a bell in the full service coffee shop that also serves sandwiches and salads. One of the servers will come out to your car with a menu and help you choose the right items for your cravings. Orders here take usually about five to seven minutes depending on your order and how busy they are inside.

Jennifer Woods
It's caffeine not gasolie that fuels Copper Star customers.

Location Info

Mary Coyle Ol' Fashion Ice Cream Parlor - CLOSED

5521 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Copper Star Coffee

4220 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Sa Bai Modern Thai

4121 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Circle H Barbecue - CLOSED

730 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

D'Lish Kitchen and Coffee House

2613 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

BLD Restaurant

1920 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

32 Shea

10626 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Crooked Sky Farms

2134 S. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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