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Extremely Convenient Outdoor Dining

You have the whole family together for a fun day at the beach, but now it's dark and everyone is famished. But who wants to go out to dinner when you're wet and covered in sand? Don's Drive-In, conveniently located across the beach in Traverse City, Michigan, has a solution. Our carhop capability allows you to munch on gourmet burgers without ever leaving your car. We also offer outdoor seating, so you can enjoy your food while watching the Grand Traverse bay in a laid-back atmosphere.


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Special Features

Don's Drive In provides great food in a casual '50s atmosphere that is so much fun. Picnic tables are available in the summer, and we have servers for the sit-down and carhops for the outside—our customers are always taken care of.

Outdoor dining can be such a hassle. It's supposed to be a relaxing experience, but you have to prepare and pack the food, find a nice spot, and bring along chairs or a blanket to sit on. Our carhop service saves you all of that work, allowing you to take it easy. Right by the beach, we offer 1950s food carhop service—including a car window tray—in the summer months. Anything on the menu can come out to the drive-in, which is closed in the winter. 

Free Wi-Fi™ is available on the premises, and our restaurant apparel and gifts include t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, jackets, and hoodies that show off our restaurant logo. We offer clothing in sizes S through XXXL, and our restaurant features include:
• Walk-Ins
• Curb service
• Good for Kids
• Takeout
• Catering
• Waitstaff Service
• Outdoor Seating
• Parking Lot