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Don's Drive-In

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2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
+1 231-938-1860
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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New York
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great spot to stop as a family for burgers, fries, and shakes. The kids will love getting their meal in a car. Been coming since I was a kid and will continue to visit with my family.

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Thank SarahSesaw
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was THE PLACE TO GO in the 50's and 60's, much like the restaurant on the TV show "Happy Days". You could either eat in you car or go inside to eat and flirt with the oppoisite sex. They even had waitresses on roller skates who delivered food both inside and out to the cars. Every teenage thought of... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
Flint, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love cheap food. And if I'm going to pay more than "cheap" I want it to be a cool place and a fun experience. Unfortunately I paid more but didn't feel like I got what I was paying for. I opted for a grilled cheese because I was a little broke at the time, and it was expensive for... More 

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Thank Shannon H
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten inside and at the drive up and both were good experiences. Food and service was very good!

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Thank Jim W
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the 50's this is your restaurant. Fun atmosphere for kids and adults. Food is good and staff was fun!

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Thank Julie S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

You must try the fries!!! Amazing, thick steak fries -and you get a ton! Burgers were great, kids loved the chicken fingers. We'll be back!!!

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Thank BreannMarie
Kewadin, Michigan
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent burgers and fries in an authentic diner atmosphere. Get a large shake or malt to share for the table!

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Thank sunrisenshine
Illinois
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Recommended as a quick late dinner option by the proprietor of the hotel we stayed at nearby. Cool atmosphere and great food! The milk shakes were to die for! We also enjoyed the chili cheese dog, onion rings and burger. Great service as well.

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Thank LucyLucerne
Boyne City, Michigan
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had to go to TC for a meeting and met a friend for dinner. We decided to try something different. The burgers were excellent, I had a veggie burger, and the onion rings were enormous. The shakes were the old fashioned kind - thick and rich. They also have other entrees if you prefer something other than burgers. Service was... More 

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We go to this restaurant at least once a week. Love their handmade milk shakes and chili cheese french fries!

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Thank dsdcth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-938-1860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?