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May 16, 2011

The Cozy Dog Drive In on Route 66

Or How Hot Dogs on Sticks Taste Better In Another State

By RetroRuth

Finally! Too much fun thrifting/MCM News/Videos and whatnot have been going on, and I have been neglecting all the great photos of vintage/retro that we visited on our recent road trip.

But now, I am finally whipping myself back into shape so I can bring you great things, like The Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL on Route 66.


I was very excited to stop here on on our trip, since this stop is a famous part of Route 66 history. From the Cozy Dog website:

The Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, Illinois is the home of the one and only “Cozy Dog.” The Cozy Dog is a delicious hot dog on a stick that is found nation-wide at many county and state fairs. They are made fresh with our own special recipe batter.

The first Cozy Dog House was located on South Grand between Fifth and Sixth Street in Springfield. A second Cozy Dog House was located at Ash & MacArthur. In 1949, Drive In was born; built on “Route 66″ South Sixth Street. In 1996 Cozy Dog moved to it’s current location, where Sue (Ed’s daughter in law) Josh, Eddie, Tony & Nick (Ed’s grandsons) continue on with the business right next door to the original location.


Via Cozy Dog’s website.

The original Cozy Dog!!


And the fun snuggling hot dog sign out front!


But, awesome batter-covered hot dogs aren’t the only fun thing inside. Check out all the memorabilia! And the fun floors and tables!


Pink boomerang and a hot dog on a stick. Need I say more???

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5 Responses to The Cozy Dog Drive In on Route 66

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    May 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

    That looks AWESOME! I like how you look like an excited little kid standing in line.

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    That just had to be about the BEST hot dog ever!!!! And that table – LOVE!!! 🙂

  3. sablemable Reply

    May 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Road trip, is all I can say!

  4. jamie in Hollywood Reply

    May 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    It’s nice to put a name and face together, especially when it’s such a lovely face! Thank you for sharing.

  5. RetroRuth Reply

    May 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Eartha – I was SO excited! Hee!!!

    Sara – It pretty much was, and surprisingly cheap as well. 4 Cozy Dogs, an enormous mound of yummy fries and two drinks came out to 10 dollars!

    Sable – You HAVE to go! You would love it. 🙂

    Jamie – Awww…thanks, Jamie! I had no make-up on and my hair was a mess, but glad you like it anyways. 🙂

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