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Rudy's Drive In Restaurant

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1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
608-782-2200
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drive In Experience

It was fun to eat at a drive in again. The food was good and reasonably priced. We were there for a late lunch, and it was very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Happy2Camp2012
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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was fun to eat at a drive in again. The food was good and reasonably priced. We were there for a late lunch, and it was very busy.

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Thank Happy2Camp2012
Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Good value and fun to watch the car hop on roller skates. Worth a stop. Great service with a smile.

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Thank Jeffrey P
Excelsior, Minnesota
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the 3 piece cod meal for 5.95 ... Very good, they also have Walleye fingers, my wife ordered the Walnut Burger which was also very good veggie burger.

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Thank davettt
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

What could be more American than a carhop. Pull up in your car, sit at a picnic table or dine inside. You can't go wrong with a stop at Rudy's. The young ladies actually deliver on roller skates wearing poodle skirts and place your order on your rolled down car window. How fun is that! Burgers, fries, dogs and ice... More 

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Thank WisconsinTarheel
Midwest
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rudy's is a 1950s-style drive-in restaurant, where you order from your car or picnic table, and girls on rollerskates deliver your food to you! How fun is that? I'm hooked on their walnut burgers (from the Trempealeau Hotel). They have good french fries too. And of course the root beer float! Tuesday nights they have classic cars night, so it's... More 

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Thank wetrav
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Great environment for a fun blast from the past. Visited for the first time with friends and we had a great time. Definitely plan on going back

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Thank Marissa W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Definitely beats mc donalds or burger king. Cheese curds are amazing, have to get, nice light batter. Burgers and fries were good as well. Homemade root beer was amazing as well. Only check or cash so make sure to be prepared. Highly recommend this classic drive in.

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Thank Derek M
Northern Wi
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Was fun to watch the girls on rollerskates. We had ice cream. Was fine, just soft serve. We got a Flavor something or other which was more but kinda icky.

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Thank lostboys5
Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Sonic Drive In has the same atmosphere with better food. Only bright side is that walleye fingers are available in the summer. Root beer is good though.

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Thank Ryan S
Franklin, Indiana, United States
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a date because it looked like fun. The servers are on skates, and it's amazing how much they can carry. One girl had a tray of food in each hand! My wife had the walnut burger and I had a double cheeseburger. We ordered cheese curds and onion rings for sides. Everything was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1004 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: 608-782-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

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