Red Rabbit Drive In

Review by: Roadfood Team

The Red Rabbit Drive In has been asking weary travelers trekking through central Pennsylvania to “Make the Red Rabbit a Habit” since 1964. Car-side service is most popular among visitors, although picnic tables are available for outdoor eating. Pinball machines and friendly servers help pass the time while you wait for your order. The Red Rabbit is only open Friday through Sunday, but a pit stop is well worth an hour of weekend time.

What should I eat at The Red Rabbit Drive In?

The signature item is the Bunny Burger, a beef patty topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and a “special sauce” (which appears remarkably similar to tartar sauce), all served on a freshly toasted bun. The cheese and sauce are known to run over the sides, helping meld the ingredients together. The salty goodness is mildly addictive, and the tartar-like sauce gives the sandwich a kick you wouldn’t normally expect from a burger.

The Red Rabbit is also known for its pork barbecue sandwiches, fried shrimp dinners, ice cream sundaes, birch beer, and milk shakes. I find the milk shake to be rather standard, but it is nonetheless a pleasant way to wash down a Bunny Burger. Of course, no visit to the Red Rabbit is complete without sampling the fries, which are seasoned with delicious “Bunny Dust.”

The Red Rabbit is a great throwback to yesteryear, and a must-stop for travelers looking for good food at an establishment with plenty of character.

Enjoy a Bunny Burger (bacon, cheese, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions) in your car or at a picnic table at this 50+ year old drive-in. French fries, seasoned with “bunny dust,” are essential.

*original post by John W.*

Directions & Hours

11am - 9pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

What To Eat

Bunny Burger

Bar-B-Que Sandwich

Milk Shake

Shrimp Dinner

Ham Bar-B-Cue


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What do you think of Red Rabbit Drive In?

One Response to “Red Rabbit Drive In”

Ed Karpowicz

August 7th, 2022

Loved it. Two Bunny burgers with everything. Mine was a double. Two sides of fries. Meat patty was thin and had that great grilled flavor. Fries were perfectly cooked, not too crisp or oily, and seasoned lightly. Picnic table in the shade and lively banter with the friendly waitstaff as they hustled back and forth to customers in their cars. Ended the meal with a coke float (growing up my family called them black cows) and my daughter got the strawberry ice cream soda. We will definitely make the scenic drive along the river again anytime we’re near Harrisburg.


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