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“Terrific little gem. Best cheese curds ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gilly's Frozen Custar Drive-In
Cuisines: American
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Wisconsin
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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“Terrific little gem. Best cheese curds ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Yes, I gave it a 5 star rating, but we'll put it in perspective. This is a cute little drive-in with waitresses that come right to the car, just like the old days. The menu has clever names such as Packer, Snurtle and Razanna Sundaes. They have the usual burgers and hotdogs, but also a hot beef and Sloppy Joe sandwich. The prices area very reasonable, the burger was delicious, served on famous Sheboygan Hard Rolls that they butter and toast. The fries were very crispy, but moist and soft on the inside, not greasy at all. The root beer float was very good, tasty custard and right amount of soda. (Sometimes they are too heavy on one or the other).

My husband (against my protests) got their cheese curds with ranch dressing on the side. I was appalled--deep fried fat, dipped into more fat?? Cardiac city! Well, I had to try ONE, or two or five...They were honestly the best ones I've ever had. Light breading which was flavorful and the cheese was hot, gooey and salty. I usually have only one or two, but these babies were addictive.

It's also fun to just be there. It's cool to have the window down, visit with your neighbor and listen to the 60's music. There's also a fascinating story behind their burgers. According to the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel.They teamed with the UW Madison food science program to create the best hamburger patty around. They now serve it at this location and Green Bay.

So, is it a fancy five star restaurant? No, but it IS good tasty old fashioned food, well-prepared with good service in a fun way at a very reasonable cost. If you don't want a sandwich, there are plenty of custard items and sweet treats to try instead. After being in business for 60 years, they know how to serve their customers.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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