TLO Restaurant Review: Dairy Lou Drive Inn

Editor’s Note: As Louis Fowler continues to recover and rehabilitate from a stroke, we’re going to republish – per his request – some of his classic TLO Restaurant Reviews from over the years. 


Today we take a look at his January 2018 excursion to Dairy Lou Drive Inn – an old-school burger and ice cream stand in Ada, Oklahoma.


We'll have an update on Louis and his incredible recovery efforts soon. If you’d like to help out and donate to his Louis’s stroke recovery fund, please do so here. Now, to the review...



TLO Restaurant Review: Dairy Lou Drive Inn


Over the past few years, I can’t help but recognize a heartbreaking trend running throughout many of Oklahoma’s various rural communities and that’s the death of the small-town restaurant. So many places I’ve driven through or visited recently seem to have more and more empty Main Street mom and pop joints, shuttered greasy spoons and dead and buried drive-ins, all seemingly replaced by Subways and more Subways.


So many Subways.


This became brutally evident during a recent trip to Ada. With such a large swath of the city still...


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