Daly's opened in 1948. Since then, many people have built fond memories in one or more of our 19 restaurants. See other people's memories here. Share your memories with us by clicking the share button.



John Manoulian

Way too many good memories to list just one. We are heading there right now for lunch. Then Menards.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kathy (Kate) Newkumet

I was a carhop/ waitress at Daly's #3 on Grand River in Detroit for 3 years in the '70s while I was in high school and college summers. My sister worked there first and I started as soon as I turned 16. I remember the regulars who came to the drive-in: a family that ordered one coke for mom and dad, and one shake and a large fries for the 4 kids in the bacl. The cops getting large coffess with exactly 2 ice cubes. My boyfriends would also pull in- one night my old boyfriend showed up to plead his case, with my newer boyfriend also on the lot. As long as they made an order, I could spend some time at their cars. I preferred the car hop booth- and the full timers staffed the inside booths- but it got pretty cold in the winter!

Monday, July 03, 2017


Daly #9 near Rouge Park We lived on Braile Street, just up the road from this Dalys. My sisters were 4 and 5 years older than me, but we all enjoyed eating their food! We also frequented the Roller Rink and small Fair located in that same area. We moved away in 1968, but my sister still talks about Daly Burgers!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Sherry Purcell

I worked at dalys with Sharon Robbins may she Rest In Peace. I worked at the one on beech Daly road,in the 80's with Larry Ihlenfeldt. Hope he is doing good. I had such a great time working there with everyone.Hated to see it close. Lots of good times and memories.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Ron K.

I just had my first daly dog and daly burger in over 20 years today!...I used to go to the one on Warren & Outer Drive, I thought it burned down but it was the roller rink next door!, so after that I would frequent the one on Beech Daly in Dearborn Heights till that one closed!..I thought, what the heck is going on?, why are they all closing?...I can't remember how I discovered the only one remaining back then but I just had a tasteing fot Daly's today and brought 20 bucks with me!!...By the way, I'm going to make some of that sauce which is ketchup, relish and onions, this summer when I'm grilling my own version of the Daly Burger, can't wait!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bambi Gapa (House)

My mom worked at #5 in the `60's. I would go to work with her on Saturdays. I used to go skating at the Rollerdome during the lunch rush & come back to Dalys for a burger & a cherry coke.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bob J

OMG, can't believe there is a Daly's open. Use to frequent the one next to the Rouge Park Rollerdrome on Warren Ave. during the 50's. Grew up on Lamphere about 5 blocks away from it. Will be ordering a burger soon from the Plymouth Road restaurant.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Nobody has mentioned the Daly's on Dix at Outer Drive in Lincoln Park. That was the one I went to in the 50's. My grandparents lived on Outer Drive, and my aunt would take me and my sister there for Daly Burgers and delicious milkshakes. Great memories!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Timothy Decent

In early to lat 60's my buddy and coworker Mike Paytries would stop every night on our way home from work at inkester and schoolcraft heading to home at south Lyons and we would stop at daily's on Plymouth and marraman in Livonia to get our dinner we would get there just before closing time we could never make up our minds what we wanted offen we would get the Daily Berger rootbear float and onion rings but most of the time as we could not make up our minds we would just get the Daily Berger and a Daily dubble with onion rings and the floati have just moved back to my old stomping grounds here in Michigan and finding out there is still one daily Berger left and the one I would go to every night for 7 years before going into the Army and being after 47 years I will be there for a daily Berger float and onion rings the first chance I get most likely Tuesday August 9 2016 I can't wait to sink my mouth into that Berger just wish my old buddy and coworker was around to share the good time with but I have not seen nor heard from or of him since I left in 1969 to go in to the Army to bad I sure would love to talk to him again .

Monday, August 08, 2016


I saw a post about Dailys on 5mile in Redford. I remember well. I was in HS and worked at a place down the street - Bob's Bike Shop. We would head over to Dailys every Sat. for a foot long and pop. It's gone now. This was in the early 70's.
I thought about this when someone elsewhere brought up Dailys on Warren near the old roller-rink on outer drive and warren.

Thursday, November 05, 2015


Foot longs at Daily's on 5 mile in Redord

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Lisa Goralski

Ummmm is this still about Daly's Drive-in??? I met my husband there. Jo Ann was the manager at the Livonia Daly's for many years. Most of my husband's family worked there at one time or another. Both Sue and I worked at the Liv and the Ply locations over the years. I even still worked at the Plymouth one when the Grace's closed back in 2000. Many, Many fond memories! Our youngest son is even named Dale, he's our Daly habit!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


I lived just down the road from the Daly's in Romulus. Both my sisters worked there during high school and I hung around there all the time too. It's been a few years since I went back to Romulus but I see it's gone. Sad to see :(

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I grew up in the mid '70's near Plymouth - Canton - Livonia. Cany ANYONE please tell me which Daly it was that had a wall covered in license plates from cars?

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Kevin Chmielewski

I grew up in Detroit and when we would come and visit my Aunt and Uncle in Livonia...this is the place we'd go for lunch! BEST...chili in town!!! We would have lunch then off to Wonderland to go shopping!! What awesome memories!! :)

Friday, October 03, 2014

JoAnn Symansic Romps

I have been going to Daly's for over 50 years, started at one down in Detroit on Warren near the skating rink, been to the on that was on Grand River and Burt Rd, to Greenfield location and the Wayne Rd. Now I still go to the last one on Plymouth Rd. It is always got a crowd of people in it. I still love the food. If this one ever closes, it will be sadly missed

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gary Jankowski

I spent many years at the Daly Drive-In on Greenfield just north of Joy Road in Northwest Detroit. I knew Harold Manning and would very much like to get in touch with Paul M Grabke to share some memories and photos.

I also just contributed my memories of Daly Drive-In #10 for a book to be published soon.

My email address is

Saturday, September 06, 2014

jim paffel

I remember the dalys on Wayne and Palmer. They sponsored some GREAT softball teams. They were the arch-rivals of my dad's team: George Smith Realty, for whom I was the bat boy. It was not uncommon for 300 people to crowd the bleachers at the "flats" for a big game. When this upstart hamburger chain called McDonalds opened across the streetcirca 1970, folks thought the golden arches wouldn't make it competing with Dalys. Sadly, the opposite happened and Daly's closed a 30 years later.

Saturday, August 09, 2014


My Grandfather Harold J. Manning and his wife Mary Jane owned Daly #10. I grew up with Daly Drive in in my whole life, as my father courted my mother there. I remember going to the Daly on Telegraph Rd. ( I think) with the fireplace in the middle, as we traveled from Toledo to go and see family in Detroit on weekends. I remember both my Grandfather as well as my Grandmother who is still alive working at the restaurant, and I still possess quite a bit of memorabilia. I will always be a Daly Burger lover!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014


I grew up near Daly's Dearborn Heights on Beech Daly Road. Went there with family quite a bit. My Dad loved the Chili-Round. After that Daly's closed, everywhere we went he tried to custom order a Chili-Round. I took my mom to Daly's Livonia last year and it was a great time. We took a Chili-Round back to my Dad who was very ill and it was just about the last meal he ate. I wish I could have taken him before he got so ill, but thanks for the memories. Whenever we go, he's there with us.

Monday, April 14, 2014
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