There’s a gaggle of White Castles in the Twin Cities, and the one on Lake Street is one of the original locations (altho the building has been rebuilt). I think I have a different definition of “dives” than many people. I think a place doesn’t qualify as a dive unless it’s in a neighborhood you are currently, or used to be, afraid to enter. That’s my rule.
Such was the case with the Lake Street White Castle 40 years ago, such as it is today. It’s a great place to give away your food, quickly, when somebody asks.
Next time I want a White Castle fix, I’ll hit the drive thru.