Ardy and Ed’s has been a well-known landmark in Oshkosh, WI, since 1948.
The vivid red drive-in is famous for its hamburgers, ice cream and waitresses on roller skates.
They serve customers in their vehicles while 50’s and 60’s rock ‘n’ roll blares from the loudspeakers.
I took mom there a couple of weeks ago to cap off an earlier lunch and ride through the city park.
Mom enjoyed it immensely, so I plan to take her back soon.
It may be a vivid memory that she can hold onto.
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15 responses to Vivid Since 1948
That is so cool. We have something close. It’s been around as long but no car service.
It’s fun to watch the girls skate. I don’t know how they can do that and carry a tray of food. I wonder how many trays have gone over since they opened.
I remember those days but haven’t seen it for a long time.
I love drive-in food places like this. We have one close to us called “The Galaxy”. I will post some photos soon.
Looking forward to your pics, Judy!
So happy your mom enjoyed it. I’m with you–roller skating while holding a tray of food….not gonna happen!
I would probably break a leg.
I’d skate over to help but……
Oh, I wanna go! I’ve only ever seen such things on’t telly.
There aren’t too many places like this left. They are like the old drive-in movie places…fighting from becoming extinct.
Same here. We never had anything like what’s in your photo but I remember the drive-in movies. It’s funny, though, as some of them are being resurrected. Nostalgia is big. 🙂
Drive-in movies were fun! I would go again in a heartbeat if it was resurrected in my area. I think the trouble, though, in the northern part of the country, is that the season is so short. It’s hard to make money in 4-5 months out of the year.
There’s three in Melbourne. The nearest is a bit over an hour’s drive away. Really should take the boys at least once. May be an excursion for the next school holidays. 🙂
That just flat out looks like a place I have to go next time I visit the area…thanks for sharing!!!
You are welcome, Natasha! The ice cream is fabulous!