Still a popular summer time icon since the early 1950's, Merla Mae remains locally owned and operated. Thunder Bay's only original drive-in signifies the beginning of summer here in Thunder Bay. Merla Mae has become a place for friends and family to gather for the "Merla Mae experience" ... something as authentic as the business itself. Merla Mae offers a taste of the old world, something difficult to come by in todays food industry-climate. The kind of ice cream parlour you can pull up to in your car, buy a fresh, in-house made ice cream cone or burger, and sit out in the sun with your friends and family and enjoy! It's truly an experience you can only get at Merla Mae.