Chances are your summer is going to include visits to the beach, perhaps a hike or two throughout Maine's incredible park system or maybe even a lighthearted walk through one of Vacationland's quaint villages. All of those sound great, but you're still going to need to eat. And while many adventures in Maine may be seasonal, there's also some great restaurants that operate seasonally as well.

For nearly five decades, Val's Drive-In in Lewiston has been keeping locals happy with their classic burgers, onion rings and frosty mugs filled with root beer. If you've never visited, it's a throwback joint where the service comes directly to you without ever having to step out of your vehicle. Place your order to-go or stick around in the large parking lot and enjoy the pub fare with a tray hanging from your car window.

Make no mistake, you're not going to get fancy food at Val's. The menu is just large enough to make everyone happy, with cheesesteaks, chicken, seafood and a couple desserts available to devour. In fact, the menu may be a little too overwhelming for first timers trying to narrow their choices down. So what should you do?

Stick with what Val's has done well for so long. A delicious peppery burger, paired with perfectly fried onion rings, matched with a large frosty root beer float to wash it all down. It's simple, it's delicious and it's nearly a guarantee you'll drive away happy.

Val's Drive-In announced they're open for the 2021 season on March 18th. Time to take a road trip.

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