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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 good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (64 reviews)
“burgers” (82 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
2030 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686-3750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Good burgers and shakes. I'm not a big fan of steak fries with burgers, but they were ok. Fair warning...the large shakes are huge.

Thank Jessalayne
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The atmosphere is retro and food is good. Have a burger and a shake (they make them like they did long ago). The fresh cherry shake is FABULOUS. Ask for your fries extra crispy or they tend to be undercooked. Kids meals come in a...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It had been many years since my last visit to Don's. There is something right with the world when good things stay good because they were good, are good, and will be into the future. I stopped in with the family for shakes and was...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We love this place on the East Bay! In fact, we ate here twice in a short weekend stay. A great value for the food. Burgers and milkshakes are awesome. Try the raspberry milkshake it is worth the extra dollar! The staff are super friendly....More

Thank Lisa Y
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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