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Ardy and Ed's Drive In

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Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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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: Late Night
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 to October 2014 Season ended Saturday, October 18
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 40
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Nice atmosphere, but the food is quite average

It's cool seeing the car hops (waitresses on roller skates), but like many drive-ins the food is quite average. We do like their root beer and root beer floats. I think it's a good place for dessert- eat your meal some place else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
photoguywisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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250 reviews 250 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's cool seeing the car hops (waitresses on roller skates), but like many drive-ins the food is quite average. We do like their root beer and root beer floats. I think it's a good place for dessert- eat your meal some place else.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the 50's-60's atmosphere - you will often find collector cars (and their owners) there - great root beer floats or black cows - but the food is a little too pricey, and not all that great for what you pay. It's worth it to at least visit when you're in Oshkosh.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Roller skating waitresses who serve you in your car! Brings back a few memories of days gone by. Owned by Ardy and Steve Davis, a great couple who know what great service and food means. It's an Oshkosh institution!

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Fond du Lac, WI
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited this place on a recommendation from a friend. Definitely a retro feel back to the 60's drive in days. Kind of fun, but the food was cheap and quality matched. I wouldn't get much more than ice cream if I went there again, but then again you do have to remember it's a drive-in - the quality is... More 

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Winneconne, Wi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We go to Ardy & Ed's frequently in the summer. It's especially fun when they have the old car cruise-ins. The servers on roller skates bring my wife and me back to the '60's!! Their BBQ beef sandwich is really good, root beer excellent, and their people are always friendly.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this is a must stop if you are traveling through Oshkosh in the summer. With the girls on roller skates and Lake Winnebago across the street you can't find a neater place to take the kids. 60's music in the lot and a nice area for sitting if you don't want to be in the car.

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Oshkosh, WI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This establishment is nothing spectacular. There are at least two other locations featuring teenage girls on roller skates in Oshkosh. Cheap and simple menu, ice cream is something you would buy at the grocery store. I guess if you like want to experience the old way of Drive In's, I guess thi would be the place to do it

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An old time drive in where the "girls" come to your car on roller skates to take your order. The food is typical burger and fries fare (good onion rings) and 50s music plays on the speakers. Parking is tight as the lot is small, but in good weather you might prefer to sit at the picnic tables. It isn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Food was meh and pricey for what it is. Stick to ice cream and root beer. Service is great and a main part of the appeal.

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Stuart, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very good draft rootbeer served in a frosted mug! There are a a few seats inside in a small area. 8 tables outside with umbrellas or you can eat in your vehicle. Food is served by authentic car hops on roller skates!!

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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 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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 to October 2014 Season ended Saturday, October 18
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?