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Sonic

View Map2974 Kirk Rd., Aurora
Tel: (630) 375-8360
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Editorial Review of Sonic

For years we were teased by those witty commercials of smart alecks casually bantering in their cars, snacking on tater tots and banana splits, knowing there wasn't a Sonic within 150 miles. Finally, Chicagoland's patience has paid off a Sonic in the middle of suburbia!

For those unfamiliar with the popular Oklahoma City-based chain, Sonic Drive-In recreates that "American Graffiti" drive-in experience, except with a futuristic retro appearance.

Once you're parked and unbuckled, make sure the whole family can squirm around the mini-van to see the menu, because it's a doozy: burgers, chili dogs, corn dogs, cheese curds, onion rings, and virtually everything under $4. It's like a county fair in your car!

Finish your meal with one of the drive-in's classic "slushes," in cherry, grape, watermelon, etc., or with a banana cream pie shake. Sonic's "ultimate drink stop" claim is well deserved, with add-ons like cherry, vanilla, coconut, lime, and pineapple, among others. With something like 680,000 different possibilities, you could enjoy a different drink at Sonic every day until about the end of time.

One word of caution: If you hate the toils of suburbia, best to avoid Sonic on a weekend or holiday, or quite possibly altogether. For one, this particular Sonic is located in the midst of a Wal-Mart parking lot, and when this reviewer visited, there was a line zigzagging all over that parking lot of cars waiting just to get into the drive-in; a constant group of onlookers gawked at the scene, apparently having nothing better to do than watch Sonic workers bring out slushes.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Andy Seifert

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6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

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