I’m a sucker for a Soda Fountain type restaurant! I absolutely love them, the blend of history and fun food. Big State Fountain looks like it came right out of a 1950’s movie, which is fitting since it has been open and serving up burgers, fries and shakes since 1948!

Located on Irving’s Main Street, part of the Irving Heritage District, Big State offers looks as it has for almost 70 years! It recently changed ownership in 2014 to Irving resident Rick Fairless, who also owns Strokers Dallas Motorcycles and Strokers Ice House. You’ll see a little of that carry over into the new “Strokers Fries”, a spicier french fry!

Check out cute little Betty Boop there by the front door! There’s an Elvis inside, too!