Rippleâ€™s Drive-In is certainly a place that everyone in Provo does or should know about.Â When you go to a drive-in (or even a drive inn) for a weekday lunch and there are â€œseniorâ€ beings as well as young families gathered around the picnic tables with smiles and satisfaction, you know youâ€™ve found a place that has some history.Â Pulling in got me excited but the rest of the Rippleâ€™s experience was surprisingly impersonal.
First off, the ordering process required me to wait, wait and wait for the gentlemen at the order window to be ready followed by a standoffish paying experience.Â I was expecting a hometown experience and was surprised at the lack of personality from the ordering process.Â Within 5-10 minutes my Ripples burger, fries and single onion ring (for my reviewing pleasure) was ready.
Overall, the Rippleâ€™s Drive-In Double Cheeseburger got better with each bite.Â Two patties squished with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and a Drive-In style bun stayed true to form, tasted better throughout the meal and was an adequately good Provo burger.Â Remember, I was sitting at a wobbly picnic table so it wasnâ€™t an amazing burger but it was a good burger.
The fries were ok but Iâ€™m not a fan as they lacked the crispy goodness I prefer.Â Go with the onion rings (the one I had was delicious, especially when compared to the fries).Â My guess is that this is similar to an Iceberg or other drive-in restaurant meaning the shakes are better than anything else.Â Final Thought: Having had a cheeseburger at Rippleâ€™s I donâ€™t feel comfortable telling someone to go out of their way to eat there.Â If you are in the area, itâ€™s worth stopping for the Drive-In experience.
This place is awesome, their buggers and fries are amazing. It is one of those small places you dont want to have disappear.