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Don's Drive-In

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2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
231-938-1860
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Malts and the Burgers. I have eaten here many times and never had a bad experiences. Great Times!

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Thank Tony S
Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place place opened in 1958. I started going here when I got my drivers license in '59. I always liked their burgers but what does a 16 year old know about food? 'Moved out west in '69 and have traveled the world. I love oysters, New York steaks and pheasant under glass, but have never found a burger I... More 

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Thank nvflyfishier
Griffith, Indiana
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great burger and fries, with some of the old fashion touches of days gone by, this is the place to go... Yes, they even have car hops... If you're in Traverse City, MI. this is the place to go.

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Thank Martin P
Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don's burgers are juicy and cooked to perfection. The fries were hot and crisp which is hard to find at many places today. The shake was fresh but a little thin. Typical diner decor and fast service.

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Thank Sharon P
Willoughby, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled with our dog so eating options were limited. We stopped here for dinner and it was terrific! Fast service and great food!

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Thank Valerie M
Howell, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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

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Thank LMurasaki
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 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.

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Thank Brian C
Bexley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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.

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Thank BexleyStuart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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!

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Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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

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Thank Wendy R

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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, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?