Time travel can be costly, confusing, and alienating, particularly when you walk into a speakeasy wearing a powdered wig or arrive at the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back of an ankylosaurus. Enjoy a simpler trip back in time with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, shakes and more at Hollywood Diner in Carter Lake, IA.
From the throwback digs of their retro American eatery and soda shop, Hollywood Diner's soda jerks dish up classic '50s fare including broiled burgers and sippable shakes. Nibble on nostalgic noshes such as the Frito pie, boasting a layer of corn chips topped with a gooey filling of chili, cheese, and sour cream ($5.99), or the award-winning Reuben Williams, loaded with corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand-island dressing ($6.99). The Kitchen Sink burger, loaded for bear with three cheeses, onion rings, bacon, and an over-hard egg ($7.99), satisfies carnivorous cravings, and pairs tastily with homemade kettle chips or sweet-potato fries.
Hollywood Diner slakes thirst with a slew of sip-worthy sweets such as root-beer floats ($2.99) or milkshakes and malts ($3.99), available in nine flavors and made the old-fashioned way in a blender powered by Hollywood's stationary penny-farthing bike.
Stepping through Hollywood Diner's stainless steel façade, patrons propel forward with a past-seeking blast into the restaurant's nifty fifties' interior. Decked out with classic-movie posters, vinyl booths, and fry cooks in poodle skirts, Hollywood Diner transports customers to a time when men were men and kids were named Beaver.
2214 Abbott Dr.
Carter Lake, Iowa 51510Get Directions