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Tom's Drive-Ins

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701 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
+1 920-731-9008
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

this was the most expensive and worst burger I have ever had the lettuce was all brown and stringy not even wilted it was stringy it was a cheap knock off to a big mac the same thousand island dressing and the burger was black burned all the way around the outside too even the French fries were hard cold... More 

Thank Neverumind N
Platteville, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

The ice cream is scrumptious. The popcorn is also a must, you might not think you need it. But you do.

Thank Laura J
Appleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ice cream cone size has really shrunk. Waited 5 more minutes for an artic blast cookie dough. Lady had no idea what she was doing, pretty much all vanilla with a couple chunks of cookie dough... going back to dairy queen.

Thank Kyle D
Appleton, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are on a budget this is a great place to grab a sundae, flavor cone, or a burger. They have average faster food burgers and good fries, cheese curds, and other quick eats. Sundaes are cheap but still good and they have over 29 soft serve flavors that can be mixed.

Thank TravelLitee
Appleton, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Tom's is such a better alternative that the big chains (no "pink slime"in thier meat. Wide selection, great value.cheese curds, onion rings,ice cream, burgers, fries, they have it all.

Thank gregp422
Appleton, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Your order is made fresh, and Toms uses a lot of local ingredients. Fresh tasting burgers, salads, and fries.

Thank Keith S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Delicious variety of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. Sides include deep fried cheese curds, French fries, ice cream and the worlds best popcorn. They offer a drive thru and also inside dining. It's clean and the food is delicious. Also a good value for your money.

Thank 815RaeM
Franksville, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I was the first in our party to order. I ordered the fishwich combo, she asked me what I wanted on it and everything. Everyone else ordered, no fish sandwich. She forgot to put it on order even though she was beating on the screen while I ordered. Go up there and tell her, she is going to charge me... More 

Thank ChevyGirlJenny
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234 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Always friendly staff, decent food for fast food, quickly made. Best chocolate malts. The Tominator is an excellent hamburger. They even have doggie treats at the drive through window. Everyone in the family gets something!

Thank Frequenttraveler082
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Have been to this restaurant a couple of times. First time was just my husband & I; the 2nd visit we brought our kids. I liked the atmosphere and the food was pretty good and not pricey. The kids liked that the seats looked like a carnival ride. The 2nd visit with the kids we got ice cream; it was... More 

Thank Syurkus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-731-9008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?