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Don's Drive-In

2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-938-1860
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Ranked #71 of 256 Restaurants in Traverse City
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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Gillette, Wyoming
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283 reviews 283 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A business associate and I ate at Don's and for the price, I was unimpressed. Nothing special about the burger, or the Gordon Food Service french fries. I didn't have a shake, but could that have been the missing ingredient? Likely not. The food wasn't defective, it just wasn't better than average.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great food and service. The shakes are the greatest. Burger basket is the best and you can have your burger any way you like it. Worth a trip!

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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Always a pleasure to visit Don's Drive-In. Service is always great as it the food. A place you should visit for sure!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great food! Loved the milkshakes (I had the cherry malt...mmmm!) Loved the fifties style! Great for families!

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Linden, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place was decorated like an old drive-in. Chrome tables and chairs and booths. There were 6 of us in our party and we all ordered something different. Most ordered hamburgers, but not all the same way. Every one of them came out just the way we ordered them. They were tasty and everyone ate all on their plates. Waitresses... More

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don's is a fabulous, traditional diner. Their milk shakes are wonderful. The large easily serves two or three. The patty melt was great. The burgers are good. The onion rings are crispy and delicious and so are the fries. The fish sandwich was so-so -- very small pieces of fish on a white bread bun.

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Mentor, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Old fashioned drive in food and more. Do not leave without having one of their milk shakes. Prices not bad either.

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Grayling, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great burger and a very good atmosphere but things seem to cost little too much for what you get here. It's a real 50s atmosphere and that that part is really cool

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was decent but we felt that it was a little pricey for what we got. The strawberry milk shake was great. I would suggest ordering your fries extra crispy.

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Don't put any money in the jukebox - it will eat it! Surprisingly quiet for a 50's diner, but food was good.

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