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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 #72 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

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  • English first
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
88 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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308 reviews 308 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 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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Additional Information about Don's Drive-In

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

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