Eat local at these must-try Grand Rapids drive-thru restaurants

Chips and cheese supreme chicken from Adobe In & Out. Courtesy Owl Computing Inc.

Whether you’re in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, we share the best places to grab a bite while on wheels. From Mexican to Thai food,  there is no shortage of delicious options to pick up while on the go and staying in the comfort of your vehicle. So next time you’re in a hurry, show your support to one of these businesses. 

Mr. Gyros drive-thru and takeout is a family-owned and -operated business offering both  Mediterranean and American cuisine. If your family is torn between cravings, Mr. Gyros offers something for everyone — and has a  kiddo-inclusive menu. From gyros to hot dogs and hamburgers, the menu has an assortment of reasonably priced food items to feed the entire family. The chicken gyros and shawarma pita are a must-try around here. 2260 Alpine Ave. NW 

Adobe In & Out is a Grand Rapids-based group of Mexican restaurants catering to customers looking for a  quick meal on the go. Each location offers the option of indoor dining and a drive-thru for easy grab-and-go ordering. Cruise through for orders of tacos, chorizo burritos, enchiladas, tostadas and nachos. Multiple locations 

Drive-thru and pick up an old-fashioned classic American breakfast at Bill’s Family Restaurant, where the portions are generous, the food is authentic, and the prices are reasonable. Since 1963, this family-owned operation has served breakfast and lunch as a staple in the local community. Customers can enjoy great food at great prices with the convenience of a drive-thru window. 1235 Michigan St. NE 

At Cantina Mexican Grill, you can order staples like enchiladas, tortas and burritos without getting out of your vehicle. If you’re looking for cuisine you wouldn’t find at larger fast-food Mexican chains, get a taste of traditional homestyle dishes with Yolanda’s home chicken tamale or the Pollo Loco. With Cantina you can enjoy local, fresh and delicious ingredients without stepping foot inside. 2770 East Paris Ave. SE

Here’s something you don’t see every day — a  Thai restaurant with a drive-thru window.  That’s part of what makes Mai’s Thai unique. The restaurant offers authentic pad Thai and more on the go. If you appreciate a spicy dish, this may be the place for you as you can select the level of spiciness that suits your tastebuds. Mai’s Thai curry dishes are a must,  and if you have little ones, the Mai’s Thai kids menu has an array of options they will enjoy, such as the kids noodle soup and the pineapple noodles. 820 Michigan St. NE

This story can be found in the July/August 2021 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine. To get more stories like this delivered to your mailbox, subscribe here

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