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“Had to try them”
Review of Don's Drive-In

Don's Drive-In
Ranked #45 of 336 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Read some of the reviews and had to give them a try. Ordered takeout, burgers, fries and onion rings. The order was ready when they said it would be. They do have inside dining as well as car service, and they were very busy. The food was hot, fresh off the griddle. The burgers were very good. However a few points come off as my bun was crumbly and dry. The fries were really good, thick cut , the way I like them.The onion rings were good as well, the steak house kind. It was a good meal and we were satisfied. Overall rating of restaurant, service, quality of food, and appearance was very good +. Will stop again when in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here in twenty years, but it’s nice to see it’s still in business. Fun 50’s style diner with great shakes, although burgers seemed a little bland. Fresh cherry shakes were fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Always LOVE this place. Great food, great shakes. Kids get a cool paper car with their food in it. LOVE the fries the most.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Don’s with kids and grandkids, an annual tradition while spending a week in a Traverse City. Probably have been stopping in for 25 years or more now. Great meal as it always is. Nothing fancy, but who would expect fancy from an old time burger and shake place. Just great burgers, tasty shakes and malts and literally “car loads” of fries. Burgers with or without cheese, and even the specialty “atomic” burger with jalapeño and super hot sauce, which my son-in-law tried and said was pretty darned hot. Great milkshakes from vanilla to cherry to raspberry with chocolate and strawberry in between. Do not expect to pay malt shop prices like we did in the 50’s and 60’s, but nostalgia isn’t free anywhere and Don’s is no exception, still the fresh beef and hand made shakes are worth a bit extra, especially when it is a special occasion with your family.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Go for a burger basket and real ice cream shake! Takes you back in time to the 50’s. The kids will love it and and so will you. Get in the convertible and go! Friendly service and just fun drive in food. Always a good stop and does not disappoint. Shakes are the best!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jjnemitz
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