A nearly 100-year-old Upstate New York eatery was just named one of the "best" in America.

Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In opened up in Scotia, New York in 1952.

Iconic Upstate New York Drive-In Among Best In The Country


The historic 72-year-old eatery was just named by Taste Of Home Magazine as one of the 20 best drive-is in all of the United States.

"Jumpin’ Jacks is famous for its cheap eats and classic fare, like burgers, dogs and fried dough," Taste Of Home Magazine states about Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In.

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The Upstate New York drive-in was the only drive-in from New York State to make the least.

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Some Say It's Overrated

Despite being named one of America's best drive-ins, Upstate New York residents disagreed.


The Around Schenectady Instagram page shared the news about Jumpin' Jacks. The top comment calls the eatery the "most overrated food establishment in the Capital Region.

Others agreed, one person said the food was "ok" while another said the "hype is completely lost on me."

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However, other commenters expressed their love for this iconic business. And it is social media, the place where people are 100 times more likely to complain than compliment.


If you've tried Jumpin' Jacks, what do you think? Have you tried any of these other Upstate New York food items you can't find anywhere else?

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Upstate New York is the home to many fantastic food favorites. Mention sponge candy to somebody 100 miles outside Buffalo and you are probably going to get a blank stare. Mention a Michigan hot dog to anybody not from around Plattsburgh. Same stare. So here is a list of 13 regional food icons that you cannot buy outside of the empire State.

I will add this asterisk. You certainly can buy some of these items online, like the Saratoga Peppermint Pigs. Perhaps the Stix and Sauce item is known by another name somewhere in the country. Salt potatoes may have gravitated elsewhere but if so nobody knows where they started. And Grandma Brown's Baked Beans (God rest her soul). Well, you can buy that sweet lady's baked beans on eBay (check out that expiration date; she hasn't manufactured them since the pandemic). But for the most part you would have to walk into a store or restaurant in Upstate New York to enjoy these "regional" fan favorite foods.

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