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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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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Fast Food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Jim C
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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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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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Gloucestershire, England
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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Holmen, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Yummy drive-in! The food is typical for what you'd expect to find at a drive-in. Go for the ice cream, root beer floats, and wait staff on roller skates. It's extra fun to attend on a classic car night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For anyone that wants a new old experience drive in to rudys! Great burgers and floats. Amazing service and awesome staff that rollerblade to your car.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very fun drive-in that brings you back to the old days! Root beer in frosty mugs, food delivered to your car, the whole experience. There's also seating inside and at picnic tables. Great food--the onion rings are awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This classic 50's style drive-up root beer stand is a La Crosse must. The overall stand is a bit rundown, but that just adds to its authenticity. No fro-yo here...just classic burgers, dogs, soft serve cones, shakes, and root beer. The price is right, too. Having everything delivered by roller skating car hops adds to the atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Rudy's Drive In Restaurant

Address: 1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
Phone Number: 608-782-2200
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
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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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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