Dons of Traverse City has good food, great burgers and killer shakes, avialable in a 32 oz glass! However, it is a little expensive as far as burgers go. More of a cross between fast food and a dine-in restaurant. They always seem to have problems with cleanliness too, from being overly busy or whatever, it is often a mess.
I had heard that Don's was an amazing burger joint. I do not agree. My chocolate shake which costs $3.00 was nothing but ice cream and hershey's syrup. You have to pay for each item individually on your burger. A dallop of mayo was $.10. The fries were bland and overcooked. When I asked for a glass of water, I was brought a glass about 4-6 oz. The tiniest glass I had ever seen in a restaurant! Our bill (for two people at lunch) was $27.00!! The burger was dry and not very tasty. The bast part was the bacon that I paid (I think) $.50 for. The waiter brought us the bill when he brought me the water and didn't check on us again. I will never go back there.
Pros: Cute Decorations
Cons: Dry, overcooked food
The food came out promptly and was very good. Service was a little lax but the manager took care of us when he noticed we needed attention and the waiter was nowhere around. My son is quite the milkshake critic and gave a heart two thumbs up to the strawberry milkshake made with real strawberries. I would definitely recommend this place for a quick fun bite to eat.
Pros: Great manager, fantastic milkshakes and burgers
Cons: A little pricey for the type of food served
Although I don't think this place is like the one in Traverse City, it is terrific on it's own. It's small, but never too crowded. The food is always good. There's lots of good milk shakes and burgers. They have jukebox and lots oldies records and memorabilia on the walls.
Pros: Atmosphere, Food
Love the food. Love the waitstaff. Love the location. Reallly Really Really love the Chocolate shakes. Easy to find and the atmosphere is light and friendly.
Pros: Hamburgers, Shakes, Fries/Onion Ringhs
I work at Don's in Novi, so I know what goes on. It is a nice clean place and we take good value into the food that is presented. We recieve our meat fresh daily and the chili is a secret recipie that is also prepared at the restaurant.
Pros: good for kids, jute box, inexpensive
This place is awesome........... just like the Don's on US31 North in Traverse City. Great 50's atmosphere and the best burgers around. Try the BIG "D" with fries and a chocolate shake! Yum!