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Don's Drive-In

American, Diner
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2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-938-1860
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Grayling, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Burgers were good but very sloppy for my taste. Fries and onion rings were good. My only major complaint would be the cleanliness. Floors were very greasy and tables were not very clean.

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Thank BMHarland
Holland, Michigan
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful 50's era restaurant. The staff is fun and always making sure you are well cared for. This is a fun place for families to chow down on a great meal.

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Thank ColWill06
Ohio
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At Don's you can order from your car or go inside to eat. If it's inside welcome back to the 50's. The food and shakes will take you back also. The burgers and dogs were great as were the shakes. The fries were the stake fries and just great. The help was friendly and professional. The place was clean and... More 

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Thank Mebucki
morton, illinois
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I typically like drive ins and diners. So, was expecting something good. First impression was not good at all. We received the obligatory 'sit anywhere that is clean' as we walked in the door. OK. So, it is nice to be greeted, but not the most inviting. Looking around, I wasn't sure that anyplace in this drive in is actually... More 

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Thank winpop
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hopping place. Take you back in time to the Diner days. Decorated really cute! Delicious authentic milkshakes and malts. Large portions. Cute kids meals in 50's style cars.

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Thank Glitzykat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting for the first time we heard about Don's. Later I saw an advertisement touting that they had been in business since 1958. On the way back to our hotel from a nice bike ride we were looking for lunch and there was Don's magnificent sign. We pulled in and decided to eat at the car service stalls. We... More 

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Thank Jeff M
Williamsburg
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered lunch by take out for a family and were shorted a hamburger. When we called to let them know, they could care less. My husband went hungry on his vacation lunch as there was no hamburger. They did nothing to help us and we believe we were charged for a sandwich we carefully clearly ordered and we never... More 

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Thank DinerIndiana
Plainwell, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place to get hamburgers. The restaurant is set up as a diner. They have a variety of burgers, chicken strips, hot dogs as well as fries, onion rings and mushrooms. I've never had their homemade shakes, but they look great. Service is quick.

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Thank Karen M
Williamsburg, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never done the curbside service, but it pretty cool to see a place do this. Don't get a hot dog (very basic) here, but the burgers come in a lot of sizes and the fries are good also.

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Thank Rbrtkitch1
Ludington, Michigan
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The service is good. The malts are excellent, made with hand dipped ice cream! I have gone to this diner for years. It used to be that the waitresses wore 50's diner's uniforms, which enhanced the 50's diner image. Now, that has gone by the wayside, unfortunately. The quality of the food is not as good as it used to... More 

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Thank Duane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-938-1860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?