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Don's Drive-In

2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
+1 231-938-1860
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (63 reviews)
“hamburger” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a number of times and never disappointed. Delicious burgers and milk shakes. They have any fried side you want fries, tots, pickles, mushrooms....Also have shakes made with fresh fruit.

Thank dogcentral65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Burger was bland and bun was falling apart. Honestly thought Wendys down the street would have been a better choice.

Thank Douglas Y
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant exudes a happy nostalgia. The food was very good. The serving sizes were ample. The shake with real fruit is one of the best I’ve ever tasted.

Thank Swayback R
Reviewed 24 February 2018

If you're looking for quick service don't bother with Don's Drive-In. Both times I've been here in the last six months the wait was way too long especially for something as simple as an order of french fries. The atmosphere here is awesome but the...More

Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed 8 February 2018

This place oozes the Fifties, so it's a fun stop. The food, however, is another matter, so one visit was enough. Our meals were mediocre at best and not a good buy for the money. 'Nuf said.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Fun and nostalgic experience. Food was excellent. I had a grilled cheese and fries. My husband had the cheeseburger basket. Said his burger was best he's had in a long time. He said it wasn't greasy in the least and just the right size. We...More

Thank Atlanta_GACindy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Exactly as described. Burger was definately better than fast food, but the serving size was just average for both sandwiches and sides.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Have driven by this restaurant countless times and never stopped. Finally decided to give it a try and it was wonderful. Great and very fast service and good food. My 1/4 pound burger was big and cooked to order. My husband was very happy with...More

Thank NorthernSpie
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Part drive in and part inside eating. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The place was clean. We ordered a burger and a malt, both were great. The extra crispy fries were delivered as ordered. Kind of a 60's atmosphere. We usually end up here...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

but that is exactly the point. Inside is decorated as a step back in time. It's a burger and milkshake place and does both extremely well. Try the cherry milkshake with real cherries!

Thank NCactuary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 231-938-1860
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