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Rudy's Drive In Restaurant

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1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
+1 608-782-2200
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere of the place, feels like you are back in time!! Good, cheap food. They have the best root beer floats, which are sometimes only $.99

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Thank halechr
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Fast friendly service, great food And 99 cent root beer floats! Had a pork tenderloin sandwich, one of the best I've had. All sandwiches were served piping hot right off the grill. If in La Crosse, make sure you get to Rudy's.

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Thank James K
Aberdeen, Maryland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We couldn't believe an actual old-fashioned drive thru restaurant still existed! We enjoyed our very cheerful roller-scating poodle-skirt-wearing waitress. My niece was charged as our tray got hung on the actual window of the car! The root beer floats and coolers we DIVINE! A delightful surprise is La Crosse, WI

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Thank LaRuDo
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

When we pulled up my son thought the wait staff were on hover boards. Nope, roller skates! Good ole fun with 99 cent root beer floats.

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Thank Amy D
Central Illinois
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a very hot Saturday afternoon. It is an old fashioned drive in where the waitresses still wear roller skates and skirts and the tray is hung off your car window. The root beer floats were excellent. We also had a couple of root beer freezes (I think that's what they were called). My husband termed it... More 

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Thank Illinifan69
North Bay, Canada
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

After a long day riding we stopped at Rudy's and seeing as it was dog month, our group of 9 did us really proud in consuming some really taste hot dogs and chili dogs to say nothing of the burgers. The establishment was really clean and well set up and seeing as it was extremely hot outside the inside A/C... More 

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Thank A R
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The month of July special was hot dogs and chili dogs for under a dollar. The waitresses on roller skates was fun, hot dogs were good and draft root beer in a glass mug was refreshing!

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Thank Bmsborn
Topeka, Kansas
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Old time drive in with waitresses on roller skates. We sat at a picnic table and enjoyed the Sunday afternoon with two good pork tenderloins, cheese curds, and root beer floats. Very good.

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Thank Ecintopkan
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Can't miss with the root beer coolers (or authentic frosted root beer mugs either). The walleye, burgers or fish sandwiches are my favorites but lots love the Walnutburger. Enjoy the skating waitstaff.

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Thank SuefromVA
Mankato, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I'm a sucker for the nostalgia of a drive-in, so when driving through LaCrosse last month, I stopped at Rudy's for a late lunch: cheeseburger with fries and a medium root beer. This place has it all: the fun of ordering from and eating in your car, servers on roller-skates, trays hanging on your window, frosty glass mugs, and delicious,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-782-2200

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