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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 #68 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fun, retro diner that you can eat in or pull up to a speaker and get a car hop to wait on you. The hamburgers are great but be sure to get a side of the fried mushrooms. This place has been there forever and has succeeded for a reason....it has good old fashioned fare. Don't forget to order a... More

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baltimore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

don's has great food at an authentic drive in…..the burgers are so delicious and the onion rings delicious and the vanilla malts to die for…..always so much fun to go!!! love it!!!!

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had a burger patty melt. Very tasty and overly filling. I could have easily shared it. Onion rings were great as well. Like having car hop service as we had our dog with us.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This a diner with car service. Serves all the diner staples - burgers, fries, dogs. My family an I had burgers and fries which were greasy and tasty. Vanilla milkshake was outstanding.

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Cleveland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

While vacationing in Traverse City we passed Don's on the way to our hotel. We decided to try it for dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a great 1/ 4 pound burger that they asked how I wanted it cooked. I had a big order of onion rings and a great strawberry milkshake. The food is... More

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Saline, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Be sure to check out Don's when in Traverse City. The food is good & ample servings. The service was okay but our server could have checked with us more frequently. We return to Don's every time in TC. I would highly recommend their milk shakes!

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Great Falls, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We go here for lunch or dinner at least twice while spending a week up north each summer. The kids love the kids meals, which come in a cool oldies car! I often get the little sliders (2), which come with fried onions and pickles. All burgers here are great, simple, juicy and on soft buns. They give every combo... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had an excellent lunch at Dons.We ate outside in our vehicle,with car hop service.You can also dine inside.Basic diner with drive in except for the food.My wife and I both had the quarter pound burger combo.The burger was homemade,fresh lean ground beef-tasted like ground round or higher quality.Cooked perfectly and served on fresh baked quality bun.Served with LARGE portion of... More

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Cottonwood Heights
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We eat at Don's every time we visit the Traverse City area. Good food, good prices, good atmosphere. A classic indeed! Located central to downtown Traverse makes this a convenient stop.

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Don's is a Traverse City landmark. Their shakes with fruit are legendary. My kids are the fourth generation in our family to love Dons!

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