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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 #69 of 257 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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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was great, but the drag on our evening was the service. Our waitress wasn't very friendly and it detracted from the experience. She was a young lady that perhaps was having a bad day or something. We told her ahead of time we wanted a shake as a dessert, but she still brought us a bill while we... More

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michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fun to try, but food was so-so and pricey. The small drink cup is like 6 or 10 oz...tiny. My son did like the car box they put his food in, they also charge you to split plates which I think is crazy.

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Old style drive in with car hops, speakers and trays on window. Generous food portions. Excellent raspberry shake.

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