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Don's Drive-In

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2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Howell, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to go for a quick, juicy hamburger served with sweet potato fries and cole slaw. Service is fast and friendly, atmosphere is super-casual and interesting, with lots of genuine decor items from the place's history back to the 50s

Thank LMurasaki
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast, friendly service. Great food. I ordered the cheeseburger basket which comes with a good amount of steak fries and really good coleslaw. Didnt have any room for dessert but i guess they have good shakes and malts too.

Thank Brian C
Bexley, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide choice of burgers - good kids menu as well - their food turned up in cardboard cars instead of plates! Friendly and fast service and good value for money.

Thank BexleyStuart
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but old-timey burgers and shakes (and free wi-fi). It's nice to have a refreshing shake and a meal. The cost wasn't too bad either!

Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real malts! Homemade soup! Excellent sweet potato fries! If you like diner food, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Wendy R
Grayling, Michigan
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Thank BMHarland
Holland, Michigan
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

Thank ColWill06
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

1 Thank Mebucki
morton, illinois
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 

Thank winpop
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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.

Thank Glitzykat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
  • 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?