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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are in oshkosh, this is a must stop. The root beer is home made, and is the best anywhere. Food is decent, i like the chicago dogs. Great atmosphere right next to lake winnebago. Girls on rollerskates unless its icy in early spring or late fall. Cool, very cool.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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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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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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Additional Information about Ardy and Ed's Drive In

Address: 2413 South Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone Number: +1 920-231-5455
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oshkosh
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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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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