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Rudy's Drive In Restaurant

1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
608-782-2200
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Overland Park, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I grew up near La Crosse and we went back this weekend for a party so my husband had to have Rudy's. He loves the hot beef sandwiches. The hot beef sandwiches were great in fact my husband had two. I ordered the pork tenderloin and it was awful. It was so grease logged that it literally came apart and... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The food here was good, nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. It is a good place to take the family for a 1950's drive in experience. Root beer floats were good and burgers were hot and fresh. Not a place for fine dining but good for a burger and reasonable prices.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went to Rudy's while in town for a motorcycle rally. They've got homemade root beer and genuine drive-in food, served by carhops on roller skates. What's not to love? This place has been around for a long time and there's a reason for that -- it's great! Check it out.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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197 reviews 197 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's been years since I've been here, now I remember why, grant it chili dogs are not exactly for fine diners but I love trying out chili dogs and theirs just didn't cut the mustard even though I had mustard and onions on it. The special was a bargain at 99 cents each; I just regret that I ate them.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I go about weekly to get the best root beer, ice cream and chili dogs. A must stop on a motorcycle or convertible. Lacrosse landmark and family business

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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215 reviews 215 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love the style of the drive in resturant including service to your car by girls on rollerskates! But the food is very good too! The turkey burger is very good and the dole whip is awesome! A must try if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Go to rudy's almost weekly in the summer, food is great and the service is always wonderful. Home made root beer and great ice cream.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stopped at Rudy's for root beer and hot dogs. It's a long-standing Mecca for those who remember old time drive-ins with car hops on roller skates, quick and inexpensive food, and flashbacks to the 50's and 60's. If you are ever in La Crosse, be sure to stop at Rudy's.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you're looking for a fun eating experience and the retro atmosphere definitely check this place out! But if your looking for a really good meal, try something else. I was expecting more a homemade meal/diner experience and it was just a bunch of pre-frozen heated up food. Bleh. The root beer was pretty good though!

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The staff and ambiance were awesome. I love the vintage look and service. But the food was sub-McDonald's--very greasy, very trashy, and misleadingly described in the menu. (For example, the menu stated "whole wheat crescent role," when what we actually got was a spongy wonder bread.) Also, it was a HUGE disappointment that we weren't even given plates when we... More

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

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