Congratulations to the iconic Weber’s Drive-In at 6019 Lexington Avenue in Pennsauken Township for being inducted into the South Jersey Food Scene Hall of Fame.
The legendary roadside eatery located on Route 38 opened in 1954 and is one of the few drive-in restaurants in New Jersey still open today. There’s one other Weber’s Drive-In located in Stratford. Another one in Brooklawn is closed.
Weber’s offers a “car hop” service where customers park in a numbered space, turn “lights on for service,” and have a car hop waitress approach their vehicle to take their order. Once the order is prepared, the car hop will bring the food on a tray that can be hooked onto the window of the customer’s car. This type of service was popular last mid-century as drive-throughs have become the norm.
The Pennsauken Weber’s menu features classic roadside staples such as burgers, hot dogs, and French fries with a few unique additions such as a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, broiled chicken sandwich, and pork roll sandwich – a local specialty – which are particularly noteworthy. All of their food is made to order, and they never resort to using heat lamps.
The other draw to Weber’s is the housemade root beer. What sets their root beer apart is that it’s produced fresh on-site every day and served through a beer tap. The root beer is no longer served in frosted mugs, sadly. However, root beer can be purchased in gallon and half-gallon containers.
They also offer milkshakes and root beer floats.
Weber’s is a South Jersey institution, and we’re thrilled that they are the first inductee into the South Jersey Food Scene Hall of Fame. The first of many to come! Support this historic and locally-owned food destination so we can keep it around for another half-century, at least!
Please contact us with South Jersey Food Scene Hall of Fame restaurant nominations, and they may be added in the future.
Please note: this is a fun project that the editor of South Jersey Food Scene (who runs this site very part time) started in 2023 and will contribute to as time allows.
There are SO MANY deserving entries into the Hall of Fame and, knock on wood, we’ll get to all of them over time. Do not be offended if you don’t see a spot added yet. Give us time!
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Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.