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Ardy and Ed's Drive In

2413 South Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902
+1 920-231-5455
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Ranked #7 of 139 Restaurants in Oshkosh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Family Fare
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
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.
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English first
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Los Angeles, California
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280 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been to a place like this in 20+ years! It dates to 1948. You can either eat in your car or sit on one of the several picnic tables. Car hops on roller skates will take your order and deliver it. Menu features burgers, brats, Sloppy Joe's, battered fish, Lake Perch, and much more. Best drinks are fresh... More

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Boston MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This delightful well-kept piece of history should be on the must-try list for anyone heading to Oshkosh. The experience was exactly like it must have been in the 1950s (save for the prices); just like in American Graffiti. Burgers and fries were excellent, waitresses were pleasant (and *VERY* good skaters), and the price was reasonable. And as this was the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Always enjoy the ice cream treats, and take a jug of root beer home every time. It's always been a favorite place to go with family..

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant has been here in one form or another for many years. Check out the picture of Ardys' & Eds from 1952, in the small sitting area. The food is traditional drive-in fare, meaning suitability greasy hamburgers, fries and everything else!!! But, the food is true to its roots and is a taste of drive-ins from long ago. The... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Discovered this place several years ago and we LOVE it! The food is excellent and the waitresses are on rollerskates! I love the chicken sandwich! I do not usually eat French fries , but they have the BEST French fries around! This place is near Wittman field and the Oshkosh outlet mall.never had a bad meal here!

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Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The concept is cute......roller skates and all....but the food leaves a lot to be desired.......I guess the Root Beer is good.......I wouldn't go out of my way that is for sure.......

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

Hello, Thank You for visiting Ardy & Ed's recently. I was happy to read some of your comments in your review, but very disappointed to see your review of our food. I would like to know more about what you had on your visit to see if something was not prepared correctly by our staff, or if there was an... More

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