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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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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 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
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: The Original, One & Only... Enjoy a real "Blast From The...
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. Currently closed for the season. Re-opening late February 2016.
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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best root beer!

We usually pick up our food to go and head across the street to picnic by the water. It is fast, good, and the service is friendly. They have the best root beer around. My husband loves their hot dogs. My only complaint is that they aren't open year-round. After writing this review I want some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Skypixie2005
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually pick up our food to go and head across the street to picnic by the water. It is fast, good, and the service is friendly. They have the best root beer around. My husband loves their hot dogs. My only complaint is that they aren't open year-round. After writing this review I want some of their root beer... More 

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Thank Skypixie2005
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there and Alyssa was our carhop, very sweet gal, very prompt food service. I will visit again.

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Thank William K
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

What a great spot. We wanted to try a bit of everything so shared the fried chicken, burger, fries, and fish. And of course a root beer float. All amazing. It makes you feel like a kid again and the servers on roller skates is a nice and different touch. A real fun place to visit for a nice bite... More 

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Thank Outlaw_Pilots
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

great place for a burger and root beer during warm weather. the old fashioned drive-in also has some picnic tables available

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Thank Brian P
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

All i gotta say is pizza burger and waffle fries!!! This place is amazing. Been going here for 10 or 15 years now. Never lets me down.

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Thank Shawn K
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We went after swimming and we were very hungry. The root beer floats were awesome! The food was also great and very filling. The girls were very friendly and fast.

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1 Thank Katie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Wife and son and I dropped in on the last day these guys were open, my kid devoured a pizza burger, Wife and I enjoyed a cheeseburger as we sat at picnic tables amongst the kitsch. Fun good Americana without the self awareness you run into at these kind of places.

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1 Thank Ncjcbc
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a must go place if you want to get some great ice cream on a hot summer day. You just pull up and they roll out to give you your order.

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1 Thank RealYoungCity
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

60's music, carhops on roller skates, and great food! What's not to love?! Try the Turtle Sundae, one scoop is "just enough" to satisfy! The Root Beer Floats are great too! Be sure to visit this little gem. Sure to bring a smile to your face!

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1 Thank Voice1234
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Great tasting burgers old fashioned root beer floats , great service we will come back when we are in town

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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. Currently closed for the season. Re-opening late February 2016.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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