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Ardy and Ed's Drive In

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2413 South Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902
+1 920-231-5455
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Original, One & Only... Enjoy a real "Blast From The Past" in this...
The Original, One & Only... Enjoy a real "Blast From The Past" in this unique and authentic 1950's Drive-In Restaurant, with food served the way it used to be. Roller Skating Car Hops rock 'n roll your order to your car or to one of our pleasant outdoor picnic tables, while your favorite 50's & 60's tunes play in the background. Ardy & Ed's serves up big frosty mugs of creamy, Real Draft Root Beer, old-fashioned soda fountain favorites, and fabulous food! Plus, you can find nostalgic souvenirs and clothing items to take home and enjoy. Ardy & Ed's is located on Oshkosh's south side, across from a public boat landing & park on beautiful Lake Winnebago. Open seasonally: March through October
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Drive-in Restaurant

Love this place! Visiting the area & have eaten here several times now. Their root beer is delicious! Burgers & fries are great!Speedy, friendly service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Daphne, Alabama
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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Love this place! Visiting the area & have eaten here several times now. Their root beer is delicious! Burgers & fries are great!Speedy, friendly service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

If your an adult and you want to share a great past time experience with your kid's this is the place. Ardy & Ed's has great food & great atmosphere with a drive in restaurant & waitresses on roller skates. My son thought it was so cool to eat in your car & be served by waitresses on roller skates.... More 

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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Been a favorite stop of mine for years!! Best root beer floats around! 50's music, car hops on roller skaters, good food too! A must stop when you are inOshkosh in the summer!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A fun, old-fashioned eating experience not to be missed! Any of the ice cream concoctions are a good choice; you can't go wrong with any of the homemade ice cream creations this iconic drive-in has to offer! All service is provided by young people who service you at your vehicle and are quick and pleasant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Step back in time to this Happy days style restaurant, great service by very attractive young ladies on skateboards. They are well known for root beer. Judging by the locals there it is a popular spot.

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Green Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There aren't many places left that are as old school as this. Servers on roller skates and a tray hanging from your window. The entire menu is plastered on billboards on top of the shack the kitchen is in. Get the root beer, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved this place!! Across from the lake, roller skating carhops, 50's music! All American experience! Great burgers and shakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a restaurant I grew up going too. Mom took me every other week to get a burger basket with a root beer. The food has remained amazing as has the service. The owners truly care for their customers and staff. I look forward to eating here whenever I am in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gotta love an old-fashioned drive-in. Great food and a fantastic staff. Nice outdoor seating...or the roller skating carhops will take your order and deliver to your car!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food is moderately priced and taste is more than what you pay for. Try the drive in double basket, with a root beer of course! You will not be disappointed. Wish there were more speakers or station to tune into for the music. Very nostalgic!

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Steve D, Owner at Ardy and Ed's Drive In, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We work hard to try and provide the experience you described, and we really appreciate it when people enjoy what we do. We have been working at another music option, thanks for reminding us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2413 South Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oshkosh
  • Phone Number: +1 920-231-5455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Original, One & Only... Enjoy a real "Blast From The Past" in this unique and authentic 1950's Drive-In Restaurant, with food served the way it used to be. Roller Skating Car Hops rock 'n roll your order to your car or to one of our pleasant outdoor picnic tables, while your favorite 50's & 60's tunes play in the background. Ardy & Ed's serves up big frosty mugs of creamy, Real Draft Root Beer, old-fashioned soda fountain favorites, and fabulous food! Plus, you can find nostalgic souvenirs and clothing items to take home and enjoy. Ardy & Ed's is located on Oshkosh's south side, across from a public boat landing & park on beautiful Lake Winnebago. Open seasonally: March through October
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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