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Rudy's Drive In Restaurant

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1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
608-782-2200
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun, 1950s-style drive-in

Rudy's is a 1950s-style drive-in restaurant, where you order from your car or picnic table, and girls on rollerskates deliver your food to you! How fun is that? I'm hooked on their walnut burgers (from the Trempealeau Hotel). They have good french fries too. And of course the root beer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rudy's is a 1950s-style drive-in restaurant, where you order from your car or picnic table, and girls on rollerskates deliver your food to you! How fun is that? I'm hooked on their walnut burgers (from the Trempealeau Hotel). They have good french fries too. And of course the root beer float! Tuesday nights they have classic cars night, so it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great environment for a fun blast from the past. Visited for the first time with friends and we had a great time. Definitely plan on going back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Definitely beats mc donalds or burger king. Cheese curds are amazing, have to get, nice light batter. Burgers and fries were good as well. Homemade root beer was amazing as well. Only check or cash so make sure to be prepared. Highly recommend this classic drive in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Was fun to watch the girls on rollerskates. We had ice cream. Was fine, just soft serve. We got a Flavor something or other which was more but kinda icky.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Sonic Drive In has the same atmosphere with better food. Only bright side is that walleye fingers are available in the summer. Root beer is good though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I went here on a date because it looked like fun. The servers are on skates, and it's amazing how much they can carry. One girl had a tray of food in each hand! My wife had the walnut burger and I had a double cheeseburger. We ordered cheese curds and onion rings for sides. Everything was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For non-Americans this was a great place to enjoy a good-quality burger and fries, with the added bonus of watching the roller-skating waitresses work the obviously very popular drive-in section of the forecourt. Great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Billboard advertising $1 floats drew us in, but ad expired end of June....so $1.99 was still a good deal at twice the price. Delicious float. Rollerskating car hops were really cute. All lhey need are some 50's tunes blasting for it to feel like a scene from Happy Days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped at Rudys after a visit to Pettibone beach; wanted my 6 kids to experience a drive in restaurant. Haven't been to LaCrosse since my college days. First- the food is fabulous; the service is friendly and they bring your food to the car, rollerblading- how fun is that!! Secondly, we found ourselves in a predicament. After placing our order,... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rudy's is a rite of summer in the La Crosse area, when the drive in opens you know it's spring and when it is shuttered in the fall you know it's time to get ready for winter. Our family has been going here for supper on hot summer nights or cold root beer treats for as long as I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 608-782-2200
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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