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Seasonal March - October Enjoy a real "Blast From The Past" in this unique and authentic 1950's Drive-In Restaurant, with food served the way it used to be. Roller Skating Car Hops rock 'n roll your order to your car or to one of our pleasant outdoor picnic tables, while your favorite 50's & 60's tunes play in the background. Ardy & Ed's serves up big frosty mugs of creamy, Real Draft Root Beer, old-fashioned soda fountain favorites, and fabulous food! Plus, you can find nostalgic souvenirs and clothing items to take home and enjoy. Ardy & Ed's is located on Oshkosh's south side, across from a public boat landing & park on beautiful Lake Winnebago. Ardy & Ed's Drive-In, an Oshkosh Landmark since 1948. Experience it!

General Info

Through the years, Ardy & Ed’s has been featured in numerous local and national publications and TV broadcasts, including 2005’s “Roker On The Road” and 2004’s “Top Five Food Innovations” on the Food Network . In 2003 we were honored to be chosen as the # 4 location on Mazda’s “Top - 10 Top Down List” of places in the USA to go in a convertible. Ardy & Ed’s was also honored to be a featured exhibit in the Oshkosh Public Museum from 1995 to 2003. In 2008, Ardy & Ed’s was featured in Roadway Transportations annual calendar “Roadside Drive Ins”. Taglichtmedia of Germany filmed scenes for an episode of their documentary “As the World Eats” at Ardy & Ed’s during the summer of 2008. The documentary aired on German television in the fall of 2009. Frommer’s 500 Places For Food & Wine Lovers included Ardy & Ed’s Drive In when released in May 2009. Discover Wisconsin filmed at Ardy & Ed’s in September 2009 for a segment of their show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dairy Bars” which is aired in May 2010.


Regular Hours

* Fish Fry * Children's Menu * Outdoor Dining * Take-Out * Theme/Special * Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Area * Rollerskating Car Hop Service * Real Draft Root Beer, Old Fashioned Soda * Fountain Favorites
Payment method
mastercard, visa, amex, discover, debit
Price Range

Located at the intersection of South Main Street (US Highway 45) and 24th Avenue, Ardy & Ed's is conveniently located just minutes from downtown and US Highway 41. From US Hwy 41: Exit on Hwy 44 (South Park Avenue). Take South Park Avenue east to South Main Street, turn right on South Main Street, drive approximately 1 mile south to Ardy & Ed's. By Boat: Ardy & Ed's is located across from the 24th Avenue public boat landing, approximately 1.5 miles south of the mouth of the


Roller Skating Carhop Service

Handicap Accessible Restrooms

Handicap Accessible Picnic Area

Limited Counter Seating

All items available for takeout

Phone Ahead for fast takeout


Proud to be a member of: Wisconsin Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association, and the  Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Fast Food Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Take Out Restaurants, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Restaurants, Dessert Restaurants
Other Information

Drive Through: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Burgers, American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Ice Cream

Alcohol: No

Wi-Fi: No

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Pets Allowed: Yes



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