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Ardy and Ed's Drive In

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2413 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902-7244
+1 920-231-5455
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Root beer is top notch. Service is great. Good food - Yummy. Atmosphere....tons of it!!! Must stop for Oshkosh!! Owner is a great guy.

Thank Mike R
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like an old A&W, with car hops who are on roller skates! They have trays that hang on your car window, picnic tables where you push a button to order or a small counter to sit at inside. Food is typical drive-in food, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, bbq, fries, onion rings AND fantastic root beer!! Great place!

Thank cynthiaL2118ZD
Taylorville, Illinois, USA
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love these kind of places for a simple burger and a little rewind in time, so we had to stop. As many of the other reviews say - Car hops on roller skates taking orders, oldies on the speakers. We were in town for Airventure, and as luck would have it we were having lunch as the planes were... More 

Thank Heather M
Mayville, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a cool place to get some good drive in food! The girls are even on rollar skate's. Wait staff was nice and had that 60's atmosphere! Playing classic oldie's on the outside speakers. Fast service, great food, quick service, and the root beer is awesome!

Thank 405kylew
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you stop by for an ice cream treat or an entire meal, the friendly waitresses on roller skates will be sure to take you back in time when life was simpler and food was better. Nostalgic drive-in across from Lake Winnebago is sure to please any appetite. In summer, there are occasional evenings that invite antique auto owners to... More 

Thank dshortrn
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive in, waitresses on roller skates how fun! The root beer is really good, and the kids meals were served in boxes that looked like classic cars. The food wasn't above OK but the deserts were super! Maybe pass it if looking for a good burger, but definitely stop for a great float or ice cream

Thank Snakewrangler
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Fun place, good food, down-home folks - don't miss this experience. The root beer floats and orange cow drinks are the best to be found anywhere. Stop in for a meal or just a home made root beer and a turtle sundae, you won't be disappointed.

Thank aulernothing
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Visiting for the airshow and found this blast from the past. A drive-in with roller skating waitresses!! Root beer floats and cheese curds...this might become a new annual family tradition. 😃

Port Orange, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The burgers are fantastic. I had a tall boy basket, which surprised me because it came with fries and a little salad. My husband had a drive in double, really tasty but huge. He also has the homemade root beer which was very refreshing. We are visiting for airventure and restaurant is in approach end of 27, so you have... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you just want to go here for the atmosphere, this drive-in is wonderful. Carhops on roller skates, classic cars on Thursdays. However, if you're coming for a meal, expect a long wait, and the food is not very good at all. Staff are friendly, I recommend a root beer float or Orange Cow.

Thank Olivepagel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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: 2413 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902-7244
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oshkosh
  • Phone Number: +1 920-231-5455
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. Our 68th Season begins Saturday, February 27

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