The Streamliner Restaurant first opened Memorial Day 1939. At the time, the fastest type of transportation was the Streamliner locomotive, there the name Streamliner was chosen to represent our fast service - and good food of course.
We were located on East 9th Street directly across the street from our current location (where a bank now stands). We were the first drive-in restaurant in the area with curb service.
Original framing was of rough-sawn lumber from a local sawmill and the front door came from a 9th street house being remodeled. It consisted of 7 wooden booths, each seating 6 people. In 1949 the building was moved to the intersection of State Roads 14 & 25 & US 31 South. In 1964 we rebuilt at that location. On Feb 21, 1988 we opened at our present location. In 2006 we closed the Junction location.
The first Streamliner menu offered hamburgers, ham, pork & beef barbecue, ham salad, cheese and homemade chili. Hamburgers sold for 10 cents each or you could have a deluxe for 25 cents. Malts and shakes were 15 cents each or 2 for 25 cents. Later, we started making our own 10 cent French Fries. Of course, our menu has expanded over the years and, although we can't offer hamburgers or french fries for 10 cents anymore, we do continue to offer the best in quality and dollar value possible. Service and cleanliness have always been and will continue to be our other main concerns.
If this is your first visit with us, we certainly hope you enjoy it, and thank you for coming! If you have been here before or are one of our "old timers", thanks again! It's very satisfying to us when we see people returning time after time and letting us know how much they enjoy eating at The Streamliner.
We would like to invite you to be our guest at Streamliner Central.
Thanks again - it's always a pleasure!
The Calhoun Family
Ask Gloria for information about "group gatherings"
Phone: (574) 223-4656
Fax: (574) 223-3663