Circus Drive-In

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Circus Drive-In
TypeDrive-in restaurant
IndustryFast food
HeadquartersWall Township, New Jersey
Key people
David Kayal, Owner
ProductsFast food (including hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes)

The Circus Drive-In was a fast food hamburger drive-in restaurant located in Wall Township, New Jersey that opened in 1954, and operated until 2017. Cars originally pulled up and parked around the round building, which remained until its closing as an open-air indoor seating area. There was also a partially covered drive-in aisle where cars could pull up to experience classic drive-in service.[1]

Besides standard hamburger fare, the Circus was known for its batter-dipped onion rings, fried Maryland softshell crab, and a newer[when?] addition of New England Lobster roll.[2]

The restaurant was featured in a sixth-season episode of The Secret Life Of... on the Food Network.[3]


  1. ^ Irvine, Karen (December 19, 2007). "Three (Onion) Ring Circus". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Hayman, Lois (August 22, 2010). "Happy Days are Here Again". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  3. ^ "Drive-Ins : The Secret Life Of : Food Network". Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.

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Coordinates: 40°09′42″N 74°03′08″W / 40.16160°N 74.05222°W / 40.16160; -74.05222