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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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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (71 reviews)
“hamburger” (21 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
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LOCATION
2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank zippy621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank starchild1603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed August 19, 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...More

Thank jjnemitz
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Old style diner with a lot of character. Food was good, nothing extra special, but the milkshakes and malts were tremendous. Seemed a bit expensive for what we ordered, but worth the trip

Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This was such a fun surprise! Based on the recommendation of some locals for “good food” this place delivered. Cute style drive in with updated decor. Burgers, shakes and fries-yes please! We were so stuffed we didn’t eat a real meal till the next morning....More

Thank jeldring
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Hadn't been to Don's Drive-In in quite a few years. Decided to stop tonight because I was craving a burger. I ordered a quarter pound burger my friend ordered a half pound burger. Both burgers were so dry and had no taste to them it...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Gotta love an old fashioned malt with real fruit. A large is almost to much when you throw in a double cheeseburger and fries. If ya never been there ...give it a shot

Thank John C
Reviewed July 12, 2018

The food was so good huge portions and the service was great! This was our second time coming in to eat. Last year we stumbled on it and had to make the stop for lunch again this past week. We differently will be back again.

Thank Mary Isabel D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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