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Old 03-06-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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does anybody remember jims frontier
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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does anybody remember jims frontier
Yes, there was one in Central Park Mall. Just went to Jim's today to get a Frontier burger. It was excellent.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Jim's Frontier Drive-in's with car hops!! GBNF! Of course !! Hasslocher's still own the Jim's restaurants far as I know!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I remember both the mall and Austin Highway locations, good times

Today's Frontierburger at Jims is nowhere near as good as they used to be, I believe because they changed meat suppliers several times over the years.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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So true. My folks used to take me and my sister to Frontier at the mall and then to the Gold Mine or Aladdin's Castle to play video games.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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We used to go to the Jim's on Babcock, just outside 410. If I am remembering correctly, we would drive up and order from a set-up similar to Sonic, where there were several spaces with menus and speakers. But to get your food, you drove over to the building to pick up your order at a window. I don't remember car hops at this location. Is that right? It seems strange now that there would be many spots to place your order, but everyone then drove over to the same spot to pick it up.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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We had 3 drive in burger joints in the area...Jim's Forntier burger, The Flame on Military and old Corpus Christi rd and the third was on WW White and Holmgreen. They had these very thinnly sliced onion rings. cant remember their name.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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We used to go to the Jim's on Babcock, just outside 410. If I am remembering correctly, we would drive up and order from a set-up similar to Sonic, where there were several spaces with menus and speakers. But to get your food, you drove over to the building to pick up your order at a window. I don't remember car hops at this location. Is that right? It seems strange now that there would be many spots to place your order, but everyone then drove over to the same spot to pick it up.
I never ate at the Babcock/410 location, but I remember that as one of the old-style Frontier Drive-Inns. I think it closed around 1980.

Even some of the old Jim's "Coffee Shop" locations had carhops. The one at 410/Broadway is an example. There was a canopy-covered area behind the restaurant where they had the carhop service. I can't remember exactly when they discontinued the carhops there, but it has been many years. The canopy and ordering stations were eventually torn down, but the carhop booth on the back of the building is still there.

You didn't say how long ago this was, but it's possible they discontinued the carhops, but just used the existing setup to create sort of a "hybrid" system that would have allowed them to cut down on costs.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We had 3 drive in burger joints in the area...Jim's Forntier burger, The Flame on Military and old Corpus Christi rd and the third was on WW White and Holmgreen. They had these very thinnly sliced onion rings. cant remember their name.
Jim's Frontier at Goliad and Lasses also knew of the one at Culebra and Bandera. The Flame at CC hwy and Military Drive was once where the Jim's was on Goliad. This according to Bud B or another poster in GBNF. That's beyond my recall. The little Pig building on St.Mary's near Perieda (south of Rosario's) near the old Pig Stand may have been a carhop shelter at one time. It sat abandoned on White Street between Roosevelt and Mission Road for years. I'd heard over the years it was an entrance to Capt' Jim's or even Melody Ranch. But, I still believe it must have been used by one of the Pig Stand's. There was another Flame Drive - In at Zarzamora near Frio City Road.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pipe Creek, TX
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I must say, the Frontier burger I had yesterday was quite a gut bomb. Ate it around 1:30 pm or so and did not have dinner. I probably would have been good with 1/2 of it. Like a few others here, I have a burger infatuation but don't eat them much anymore. I was very satisfied with the burger yesterday.
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