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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
Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Minneota, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Read the reviews on tripadvisor - as we were in Oshkosh unexpectedly and needed to place to have a quick lunch. Delicious! Service was quick! I had the Chicago dog, my daughter had the grilled chicken sandwich, my other daughter had the sizzler steak sandwich, and my youngest daughter had chicken 'O's off of the kids' menu. Loved every bite!... More

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Seoul
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This wonderful restaurant featured all of your favorite good old diner foods. Girls on roller skates will ride up to your car window or picnic table to take your order and deliver your food. The homemade root-beer makes one of the all time best root-beer floats you will ever have. If you only have a few days in Oshkosh, this... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

roller skating car hops. great food, ice cream and friendly staff. The lake is across the street for alternative dining.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We love Ardy's and Ed's. Always able to pull up and dine together by ourselves in the car.The food is always well prepared served by the great wait staff on wheels. It's the place we always take the out of towners for a quick bite especially our international guest looking for a little Americana.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Drive In food, fantastic root beer, 50's music and pretty girl car hops on roller skates. A blast from the past.

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Oshkosh, WI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, great service, great prices. This local gem has been around forever and is a fun place to visit. If you have not tried Ardy and Ed's yet, you need to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Girls on skates, cheeseburgers and shakes, and 50s music rockin' on the speakers. It's a trip back to the past in present day Oshkosh. Plus, the movie "Meet the Applegates" was filmed here (for a split second).

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