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June 10, 2013

Jon’s Country Burgers Drive In in Mount Pleasant, MI

By RetroRuth

I love it when we get to eat at a restaurant that has been around for more than 50 years! Luckily, Tom and I were able to eat at John’s Country Burgers one more time before Alex made her early appearance and limited our travel options temporarily.


Jon’s is located in Mount Pleasant, a nice city with lots of good places to eat, antique stores and lots of college students. Tom and I almost always stop and eat at Jon’s when we visit Mount Pleasant, even if it is only for dessert. (Donut. Sundaes. But more on that later.)

Anyway, the adorable image vintage image above is from Jon’s Country Burgers Facebook page. It was just so fun I couldn’t help but include it.


Here is Jon’s today, pretty much the same except less grass around the building. Which is okay, because it means more places to park.


On this visit Tom and I decided to park and head inside instead of eating outside, but if you wanted to get carside service, that is still an option at Jon’s!


Here is the inside of the restaurant, which still has the bones of the 1950’s but has been updated slightly over the years. About half of this fun building is dining space, and the other half is a kitchen that is cooking up delicious food to order.


A menu is mounted in every booth, so you never have to look far to see all your yummy options. I am not sure about the deliciousness of most of the menu, because whenever we eat here I get the Countryburger, which is a great diner burger that is covered with secret sauce. It is really good, especially with the homemade onion rings.


But today we didn’t get burgers, since we had just come from another great Mount Pleasant eatery, the Brass Café and Saloon, and we were stuffed. But not stuffed enough to skip dessert at Jon’s. And why did we leave a fancy eatery with all its fancy desserts to eat dessert at a drive in?


Behold, the Donut Sundae! A homemade, deep-fried cake donut covered with vanilla ice cream, drowning in delicious hot fudge and covered with tower of whipped cream! So. Good. And a 50+ year-old classic. We never skip it when we visit!

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3 Responses to Jon’s Country Burgers Drive In in Mount Pleasant, MI

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 9:38 am

    A donut sundae!?!?! AMAZING!!! And you kept this little gem a secret from us when we visited why??????? 🙂

  2. John Bachman Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Just had the first bacon food festival here in Richmond Va.
    Could even get a bacon flavored popsicle! 13,000 to 15,000 people showed up.

  3. Lacey Reply

    June 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I never would have thought to combine donuts and sundaes (though I definitely love each of these things on its own). Is that cake donut iced or sugared, or is it plain? I’m thinking I might have to try a homemade version of this.

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