Chillicothe Ohio’s Sumburger Drive-In features the carhop service from the days of yore, similar to the more famous, Sonic. But unlike the national chain, Sumburger actually serves a great burger, with a unique mayo-based sauce similar to the one found at Elyria’s Midway Oh Boy Restaurant.
I wrote an article on Sumburger for Yahoo a couple of years ago. A trip to Chillicothe for lunch, followed by a jaunt to Urbana for a Crabill’s burger or five makes for a perfect Ohio burger joint day trip!
Sumburger’s Unique Ordering Options
In addition to the previously mentioned carhop service, Sumburger also offers sit down service with a unique phone-based ordering system. Each stall in the restaurant has a phone where you call into the kitchen to make your order. It’s another interesting touch that keeps foot traffic in the restaurant down to a minimum.
The burgers themselves are fresh and juicy, highlighted nicely by the mayo-based sauce. Sumburger also features a pretty large menu typical of the American drive-in, but anytime we’ve visited it’s hard to stray from choosing a burger. They make Sumburger a worthy travel destination.
Make a plan to visit Chillicothe soon to check out Sumburger Drive-In. There are many great Ohio State Parks in the area as well to hike off your lunch!