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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
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (74 reviews)
“burger basket” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 285 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Typical bar menu, in a cozy place. Tried the pulled pork nacho's, great food, took a little time to get though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MustSeeMichigan
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Don's is a long time family favorite, and a required stop anytime we get near Traverse City. Hamburg's, fries, malts, chili, breaded mushrooms and olive burgers are all ordered every time we go. We tell all our friends about Don's and post to Facebook anytime...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaculMan
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This was our first time at Don's and we will definitely be back! The service was super friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. It is close to a lot of the hotels on the East Bay and easy to get to.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Meghan H
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

As soon as I unwrapped my burger the smell hit me. This was gonna taste like my grandmas Friday night burger, and damn was I right! This was a phenomenal burger, awesome onion rings and spectacular surroundings. The first bite all the way to the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Turtle2571
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Fun place to go for a good burger and milkshake. Brings back memories of the old drive in restaurant. We have been to Don's for dinner or for a late night snack. Usually make it a point to go once per visit to Traverse City....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BEA W
Reviewed October 11, 2018

OMG. These fresh cooked burgers were like the old days. Best ever. And the milkshake was so rich! YUMMMMM

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank T1867GPjohnl
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We have dined here many times. In big and small groups. You will not find faster service. It always amazes us how quickly our food arrives. And always tastes great. Every time we go I get a raspberry malt. There are not many places that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank YokiA2701
Reviewed September 18, 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...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zippy621
Reviewed September 5, 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
Thank joshuab772
Reviewed August 24, 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
Thank starchild1603
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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