Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gene's Drive-In

Growing up in Redding, I have many fond memories of eating at Gene's Drive-In and Pac Out from the time I was very little. I'm talking about the days before we had McDonalds, Burger King, and other "fast food" restaurants.

Gene's Drive-In has been in Redding for more than 50 years. They have 20 (yes that's right) flavors of milkshakes, and they are soooo thick it makes your cheeks hurt to suck them through the straw. :0) Every Thursday night, is 50's night at Gene's.

Lyle has been wanting to go there for a long time; so, awhile back we went on a mother/son date to Gene's. The hamburgers and fries were great, but this was the BEST:

While there, we checked out the picture of "Auntie" Mary Ann and "Uncle" Jack's car that was picked (quite an honor from what I understand) to be painted on one side of the building:

If you've never eaten at Gene's, you should try it out!!


  1. Did you get their $5 combo deal? The BEST! I love Genes as well but still miss Pac Out the most. :-( How nice that you and Lyle went out on a fun mother/son date!

  2. Next time we get up to Redding, we must go to Gene's!!