What are people saying....
The Knuckhead group was at the Drive-In for their annual gathering and Rudy's is featured in IronWorks Magazine
"When I was growing up, I was watching June Cleaver and Carol Brady - there were always good moral values, and pork chops and apple sauce, and June Cleaver always had a nice pot roast ready or a pie. So my dream trip would be down memory lane. I would like to do a tour of bake sales and diners and American places, or go to a place like the Black Hills (of South Dakota) in the car, with good music and the family you love. This year we're taking the kids to Williamsburg, Va. It's all about hunkering down and enjoying our roots and history, and we'll try to visit some of the classic places along the way.
"A fun thing would be to go in search of 'the best of' something, like the best American hamburger. For me, that might be Rudy's Drive-in, a drive-through with roller-skating servers in La Crosse (Wis.)."
-Sandra Lee, The Food Network as published in USA Today - Friday May 2, 2008.
Sandra Lee from the Food Network was in La Crosse in October of 2007. Sandra and her film crew shot several spots in the La Crosse Area including filming one show from Rudy's Drive-In that aired April 2-5 of 2008 on the Food Network.
"My favorite Drive-In restaurant. I had many good college meals here. Colleen, my best friend from college and I had the best time here on so many different occasions. We would come here before finals, after finals... we'd come here all the time."
-Sandra Lee, The Food Network.
"How do I love Rudy's Drive In? Let me count the ways. The smooth, full-bodied root beer, brewed in-house, comes to the car in heavy glass mugs. A triple-stack burger with cheese, lettuce and tomato dubbed the Monster, lives up to its name. The soft-serve ice cream comes in wacky flavors like green apple and bubble gum. The carhops wear roller skates, and on Tuesday nights they don poodle skirts, in honor of classic-car night and its 1950s music. Even the surroundings--long sheltering carports that still retain their original mid 1960s look--are a blast."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 2004.
"A must see" as featured on Discover Wisconsin.
"For lip-smacking drive-in fare, pull into Rudy's where cheese curds (it is Wisconsin after all) are delivered by servers roller-skating to tunes made famous by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis."
-Rand McNally Atlas 2005
"Best of the Great River Road."