About Rudy’s

An excerpt from an old Manual, circa 1990:

JUST THE FACTS…ON RUDY’S:

Welcome to the unique experience of Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In. We have been serving Oswego NY and the surrounding communities since 1946. We have become a regional favorite of upstate NY, continuously providing the freshest products available, cooked to order as ‘customers’ watch. The following are specifics on the products, ingredients, and options available on our menu. All are very important to remember.

“RUDY’S” Homemade Texas Hot Sauce: This is one of our house specialties!

A spicy meat sauce that can be put on anything, and usually is…! Any item topped “HOT” will automatically include Raw Onions, Mustard and the Sauce. (*This should be explained to any customer that seems new, unsure, or questioning…*). All “HOT” orders can be made WITHOUT ANY one ingredient, i.e. “Sauce Only,” “Hot N/O,” etc. To designate an item “HOT” a “H” is added to the food items code, for example “FH”= Fish Hot, and “FFH(N/M)”= French Fry Hot, No Mustard. TEXAS HOT SAUCE is also available for sale in pint bottles. The sauce may be frozen and should otherwise be kept refrigerated.

AND SO ON…

MORE BITS ABOUT US:

Since 1946 our family has been feeding yours the best quality foods and service.
We are a rapid-service Restaurant with an extensive menu…!!!
Our food is cooked to order and is of the highest quality ingredients.
Our self service dining rooms are small and casual & Our beachfront picnic tables seat 200+.

Our season runs from the Wednesday closest to St Patrick’s Day in MARCH to the 3rd Monday in SEPTEMBER.

We hand pick our produce at a local farm market and our meat is fresh from the same local butcher for the past six decades!
Our fish comes in daily and is prepared by hand in our kitchens.
We have always and will continue to reuse•reduce•recycle…
Our newest venture is selling our used cooking oil for refinement into bio-diesel!

 

FRESH SEAFOOD & BURGERS!

WORLD FAMOUS TEXAS HOTS & CLAM CHOWDER!

ICE CREAM & HOMEMADE DESSERTS…

BEER & SODA & JUICE & HOMEBREWED ICED TEA!

STEAMERS-WEEKENDS UNTIL WE RUN OUT!

FRESH & COOKED TO ORDER!

 

LOCAL GET-A-WAY!

CASUAL! FAMILY FUN! PLAY IN OUR PARK!

…All ON THE SHORE OF BEAUTIFUL LAKE ONTARIO IN OSWEGO, N.Y.

We have a park and cobblestone-beach front perfect for pitching rocks, relaxing, swimming, and jet skiing (no docks)…we have even had a sea plane stop in for a visit!

Hours: Spring/Fall 10a-9p • Summer 10a-10pm

OUR HOURS are weather permitting in the spring and summer. Please call if coming out close to closing time.

We sell our merchandise on-line.
Our Hoodies, Hats, polo shirts, and Ts as well as you can BUY Texas Hot Sauce, Spice Bags, and Memorabilia year round

GET HOOKED!!! EAT FISH!!!

RUDYS HAS A SWEET•SPOT!

  • HOMEMADE RICE PUDDING AND CHEESECAKE!
  • BYRNE DAIRY ICE CREAM
  • SIGNATURE SWEET & SHAKE SERIES:
  • APPLE DUMPLING
  • STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
  • BANANARAMA
  • HIP HOPPER
  • FLUFFERNUTTER

FUN FACTS:

  1. We use 200 gallons of ketchup every week
  2. We cook 2000 pounds of FISH every week.
  3. The LOGO was created over 30 years ago, long before any famous band used a similar style for their moniker, by the owner’s13 yr old daughter.
  4. We are in the 3rd generation of family owner/operation since it’s incept…and the fourth generation has already started in the stockrooms!!
  5. We have always and will always strive to find new ways to reuse-reduce-recycle.
  6. We sell our used cooking oil for refinement into bio-diesel.
  7. Our scallops and fish are the highest grade A select rated.
  8. Our Rice Pudding, Mac salad, Slaw, and Tzatzaki are all proprietary recipes prepared fresh daily.
  9. We pound our Burger in-house daily.
  10. Our local butcher, Boscos, has been supplying our beef for over 50 years and our fresh produce is handpicked daily from our local farm market, Ontario Orchards.
  11. 2011 is our 65th season!