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Ford's Drive-in

1301 Central Avenue W, 421 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT
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Ranked #78 of 154 Restaurants in Great Falls
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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Great Falls
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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A basic Thursday night in July will cause me to never come back. Around 8-9 cars when I pulled in at 5:50 PM. Then another 3 or 4 pulled in. They were waited on before me. With a 'help wanted' sign in the window, it was obvious that the 1 waitress and the 1 cook, try though they did, were... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A blast from the past Fords has true car hops. They are quick, friendly, and their shakes and burgers are amazing. Their dogs are very good, my son who is very picky loved them. Gets very busy at lunch between 11-130 so time your visit right and you won't be disappointed. You can also call ahead and have it ready... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Go here for a delectable hamburger using local beef and creamy milkshakes! This is the home of the "Green River." You can get it in soda or a milkshake! Don't pass up the perfectly made tater tots!

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Helena, MT
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245 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We always try to search out the places that make old style milkshakes and hamburgers. We love these drive-ins from the past. At Fords you drive in, wait in your car, they come and take your order. Just like when I was a kid. We visited last while attending a car show in Great Falls so I could pull up... More

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Calgary, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

As kid I can remeber going to A&W and placing our order and having a server bring our meal out and hang it our tray on the window. Sonic takes the order over the intercom and brings your order in a bag. Well here at Fords they have real car hps who run to your car and take your order.... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I ordered a burger, chicken and a hot dog to get a variety of items off the menu. The hot dog looked hand breaded but it was hard to tell with the burnt breaking. My 4 year old had to take off the outside just to eat it. My chicken was over battered. It maybe got 6 bites of chicken... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The best hamburgers in town not to much not to little , I love the cheeseburger loaded, side of onion rings.

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Great Falls, Montana
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34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The shakes and malts are ok, sometimes, a bit weak on the favoring. A 1950s vibe for sure, you park and carhops come out and take your order carside.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Stopped here last week for a quick milkshake break. The service was excellent, and we would definitely return to try a hamburger and fries.

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Bouse, AZ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Food is good, a little expensive for hamburgers, etc. Will worth the experience to travel back in time, again.

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