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2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-938-1860
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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  • 40
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, fun 50's environment!

I love the food and environment here! It is a 50's style diner with amazing food! The burgers are amazing and so are the shakes! It is fun to eat inside because of the environment but it is also nice that they have the old-fashioned drive up eating outside as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
foxxy1601
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Riverview, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riverview, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I love the food and environment here! It is a 50's style diner with amazing food! The burgers are amazing and so are the shakes! It is fun to eat inside because of the environment but it is also nice that they have the old-fashioned drive up eating outside as well!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don's has been around forever! If you LOVED the 50's, you'll LOVE Don's Drive-In... Old style burgers, malts, shakes, and fries! Even has a "car-hop" so you can order and eat in your car, like the "old" days. Good food at a good price!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great place for a great old-time burger. Friendly service. I only wish I would have tried one of their milkshakes!!

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Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fun place to stop!! Our waiter was so nice and very helpful!! Fun place to visit and remember the old diners!

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Mission Viejo, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our first night in town so we picked up a to-go order for three. I had homemade chicken noodle soup with a grilled cheese. Both were good and hit the spot. Two burger baskets for the other two but for all three what made it a very good experience was the homemade milk shakes. I had a medium chocolate malt... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While burger was good as well as the fries that accompanied it, it was very "overpriced" in my opinion. My wife really enjoyed the from scratch chocolate milk shake (medium sized). Atmosphere is cute 50's style and the waitresses were adequate. Burger basket, medium root beer, bowl of chicken noodle soup and aforementioned medium milkshake $25. Again tasty but not... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-938-1860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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