Wall’s Drive In in Cannelton, Indiana

Wall’s Drive In in Cannelton, Indiana

Walls' Drive In in Cannelton, Indiana

Walls’ Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana Range of Milkshakes

Amid the hills of Southern Indiana sits Wall’s Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana.

As you can probably tell, this Perry County restaurant and ice cream parlor has been around a long time–and is still the local’s choice for soft serve or hard pack ice cream!

Wall’s Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana

Pull up and park. Finding a parking spot is not a problem–the lot is huge, especially in comparison to the drive-in itself! Which is good, it does fill up with local folks looking for a sweet treat or a convenient and quick lunch or dinner that still supports a small business.

Scan the front of Wall’s Drive-In. Everything is laid out for you. The menu is located above the counter, just like at every other drive-in, as they have always done.

You’ll find your typical drive-in fare: Pork tenderloin sandwiches, Polish sausage, hot dogs, and burger. Oh, the burgers! Wall’s Drive-In is the home of the “Big Square Burger” so says the sign. As tempting as that was, for us,it was all about the ice cream!

Ice Cream in Cannelton, Indiana

Walls' Drive In in Cannelton, Indiana

Walls’ Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana Milkshakes

The selection of shakes here was so much fun! When we are on the road, and especially when we had our old car that no longer had working air conditioning and only half the windows rolled down, we relied on milkshakes from local mom and pop’s to help beat the heat while enabling the kids to sip and go.

At Wall’s Drive-In, they have some fun flavors! Are  you ready for this list? They have milkshakes like banana, pineapple, orange, cherry, grape, marshmallow, peanut butter, chocolate chip, cinnamon, blue raspberry, butterscotch, and bubble gum.

Oh, and your basic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. My cherry shake was so good! Everyone was happy with their order.

Go There

Walls' Drive In in Cannelton, Indiana Exterior

Walls’ Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana Exterior

Wall’s Drive-In in Cannelton, Indiana is a seasonal business. During the warmer months, they are a fun place to pop into. Make sure to call ahead before making any special trips to ensure their opening and closing hours.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

Just don’t forget to tell ’em that  little Indiana sent you!

Wall’s Drive-In
E Highway 66
Cannelton, Indiana 47520

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."


  1. Jessica Nunemaker April 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Oh no! I hope it is just for a little spring cleaning or something. If you find out what’s going on, I’d love to know as well. Thanks!

  2. James April 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    What’s going on with Walls Drive In? Went today all the signs are down and looks like it’s not in business. Walls Drive In is located in Cannelton, In.

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