Restaurants & Bars

San Francisco Bay Area

Pick’s Drive In, Since 1923 in Cloverdale

Share:

More from Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants & Bars San Francisco Bay Area

Pick’s Drive In, Since 1923 in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong | | Jul 15, 2012 09:33 PM

If you’ve ever cruised through Cloverdale, the summery white wooden shack with green trim in the center of town is Pick’s Drive In.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

Pick’s has been a favorite stop after a day of canoeing on the Russian River or for a break in the drive on Hwy 101 since 1923. Hamburgers, milkshakes made with Clover ice cream, and root beer floats fill the bill, as reported in these old posts.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/17910
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/18059
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/22346
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/26195

During the Friday night live concert and farmers market season that stretches from June to Labor Day, Pick’s offers a $6 special: deluxe burger, mini fry and soft drink.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

About three years ago, Pick’s made the switch to Niman Ranch beef for the burgers. A deluxe burger features a toasted sesame seed bun slathered with mayo and the signature red pickle relish plus tomato and shredded lettuce. One old-timer’s tip is to ask for the fried farm egg on top ala Hamburg-style schnitzel, though I’ve yet to try it myself that way. Here’s the cheeseburger version,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

More recently Pick’s introduced Clover soft serve ice cream. Clover Stornetta sources from local dairy farms in Sonoma and Marin counties. Today, I marked National Ice Cream day with a swirl of vanilla and chocolate in a small cone, $1.39. Clover’s soft serve has a more restrained sweetness and a cleaner finish without the gummy texture or bitter aftertaste of other brands. Somewhat bland, the difference between vanilla and chocolate seems mostly in color, still the creamy swirl cooled off a hot summer day for so little money.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

Goes to show that old dogs can learn new tricks, even near 90-year old institutions like Pick’s Drive In.

Pick’s Drive In
117 S Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Picks-...

 
 

Feedback