We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ardy and Ed's Drive In

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2413 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902-7244
+1 920-231-5455
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 134: English reviews
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveling across the country, we made a slight detour to eat lunch here and are so happy that we did. What a fun step back in time! Since we were pulling a trailer, we weren't able to park and actually take advantage of the carhop service; but the two servers working (one of which was on old-school rollerskates- so cool!)... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having lived in the Oshkosh area for over 15 years and now I know why we have only stopped at Ardy and Ed's a hand full of times. The service is terrible. Thought we would stop for a quick ice cream on the way home since our DQ is now closed down on the south side of Oshkosh. What a... More 

Thank Tracy1519
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a nostalgic throwback drive in like in the 50s and 60s. Carhop service with the old school charm. Good burgers, hotdogs, fries, onion rings and of course shakes and malts made with fresh ice cream. If you afe craving a blast from the past, and good quality food this is worth stopping at. Prices are good, and food made... More 

Thank Mark M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They serve Ceder Creek Ice cream. We have tried it twice since we moved to the neighborhood. Each time It was freezer burnt, ice crystially and the service took 15 min. I think people just use it for a hot rod showcase or a rally point. I like the family tradition, but not the product.

1 Thank Frank M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

1 Thank cynthiaL2118ZD
Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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
Level Contributor
71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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
Level Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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

Been to Ardy and Ed's Drive In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 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 ends Sunday, October 2.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ardy and Ed's Drive In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?