Oak Hill Edition: The Starlite Drive-In

By Candace Nelson - 9:40 PM

Starlite drive In

I have a soft spot for drive ins, whether it's the nostalgia factor or just that it's something different and fun to do. They have been waning in popularity - at least in the Mountain State. I've been to all the current ones in West Virginia - and then a brand new one opened up in Oak Hill.

Starlite drive In

The Starlite Drive-In just opened this summer, and it's unlike any other drive-in I've been to. It's $8 cash per person to watch a double-feature - which are usually brand new movies! Modern bathrooms (nice ones!), modern concessions, and even a little food truck of its own. Let's focus on the food. 

Starlite drive In

The main concessions building has movie favorites, like nachos, big boxes of candy, popcorn, and even hot dogs and pizza. 

Starlite drive In

I went with a box of Milk Duds (these are the best) and a small thing of nachos. I didn't want a huge portion here, though I am definitely curious about the pizza in the future. The nachos were a small portion, plenty of salted corn chips and some hot fake cheese that is oddly comforting. 

Starlite drive In

But I wanted to try the Little Dipper food truck. This one is cash only, but they have some different items. When I was there, they had pulled pork, philly cheesesteak, corn dogs, cotton candy and more. 

Starlite drive In

While it's not usually my go-to, I was in the mood for a philly cheesesteak. It was calling to me. And maaaan, I know why. 

Starlite drive In

This sandwich was GOOD. And not just standard drive-in fare good - really tasty good. The bread was a nice medium between soft and crusty. The meat was a good quality with no chewy or stringy pieces. Plenty of mayo, cheese, peppers... I might need to go back to the drive-in JUST for this. Perfect bites.

Starlite drive In

You can get it as part of a meal deal with a bag of chips and a drink, too, and it comes in this little tray that was like a perfect little tv dinner - but for a movie. I also believe they have since added another food truck - but this one for ice cream. Yum.

Starlite drive In

If you have a free Thursday, Friday or Saturday before this summer is over, I strongly recommend checking it out for a new movie, a fun evening or some pretty dang good food.

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