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.



Suzanne S

Carol, Delphine, Alice, Pat, Darlene, Rosemary, and Jan...Hi to the Rosevelt Gang at Daly's...Many fond memories!!!!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Rosemary S

Fondly remember when Daly Drive-in #1 opened. I was 14 at the time. It was originally a frozen yogurt stand. Best hamburgers ever. Three or four times a year, four other Roosevelt High School alumni and I meet at the Livonia location to reminisce. Was very disappointed when the last one on Beech Daly near Powers closed.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kim Cowger

My grandma (Eunice Lord) and my mom (Donna Boelter) both worked at Daly's. I ate many, many lunches, dinners and snacks. I filled the ketchup bottles on the weekends, made hot dog boxes and talked to a lot of people. Please if you remember my mother, grandma please email me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

janette( Kalbarczyk) Doan

I remember working as a waitress and as a car hop at the original Daly for Bill I. and then moved to the new one on McDonald. That is also where I met my husband in 1958. This is so great.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Theresa Ramus

I lived in the Wayne Mi area when I was young and our family enjoyed the Daly burger. The car hops would come out and take our order. An awesome hamburger and milk shake. I haven't had one in years. It would be nice to have another one someday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kathy Murphy

Oh my gosh! This web site has made me smile. So many good memories... I couldn't wait to get a car of my own so I could cruise the Dearborn Daly on Telegraph, near Oxford. Excellent food and truly the place to be and be seen. I thought these restaurants were all gone, but now that I know there's one left, I'll be there. Can't wait to eat a real burger!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nickie L

My parents did much of their dating there in Wayne (1959-1961)! My earliest memories are at the Dalys in Livonia. When I was 4, I licked the top of the salt shaker. My mom was mortified as she gave the shaker to a waitress for washing. When I was 6, I was eating an onion ring (without chewing it much) and it got stuck in my throat. Again my mortified mother blushed deeply as I pulled it right back out of my throat. I was forbidden to eat onion rings until I could do so properly ;-) I loved the red checkered tables, the individual juke boxes (which I miss by the way), and the delicious Daly burgers. I loved the Dalys in Plymouth the best because of the Fireplace! But I go to the only one left in Livonia every chance I get...Going tonight on my own date as a matter of fact!! Maybe history will repeat itself!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010


I went to the Daly on Beech Daly as long as I can remember. Now Roger St.Antoine and I go to the one in Livonia every year when we come from California.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I lived on Currier, close to the original Daly. Moved to California in 61. Every trip back I would go from the airport to the Daly and call my sister in Livonia and she would ask "which Daly are you at?" Roosevelt & Robichaud grads still meet there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sandra Kean Bullock

Met my husband at the Daly Drive In in Lincoln Park where I was a car hop from 1966 - 1967. Remember Wally Watkins (owner), Pat, Clara, Marlene Salsbury and Wendy Hackmier, (friends & fellow carhops) very well. Still go to the Livonia Daly after all these years for a taste of memories. I have several pictures of the old gang that used to hang out there. Glad to see you can get their Daly sauce there now. Sandy Birkett (was)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Betty Jackson

Grew up near the Greenfield and Joy Rd Daly in Detroit, and used to cruise Dalys, Speedys on Greenfield and Big Boys at Grand River and Greenfield regularly in the early 60s. Great memories in a red MG convertible eating melted cheese and chilis (now you can them Chee Chee Burgers) wrapped in wax paper for 29 cents. Now I still frequent the Livonia Dalys with my 86 year old Mom and 43 year old son: 3 generations HOOKED!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Walt Pruchnik

My wife, Kathy and I enjoyed the Daly's on Wayne road. Great food all around, especially foot longs with everything. My wife loved Barney's cooking. Her Mom went to school with him. Shakes are great too!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

George H

I've been going to the Daly's on Plymouth Rd in Livonia since about 1973 (I graduated from Bentley HS in 1976). I've been living in Georgia since 1985 and when I come home to visit, Daly's is one place I go at least once. I'm really glad you are still there. Memories for sure...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rory Means

I lived at 5 points in Romulus so I was right by the one in Romulus on Huron River Dr. I just loved the Daily Burger, Shakes and Daly Dog. The Daly Burger Sauce and the Chili are the greatest. I just visted Michigan from Tennessee and I went and took my family straight to Livonia to Daly's My family loved it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Just found out they sell the Daly's Sauce at Buschs market. Made my own Daly Burger. Yum!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

al small

This institution was a part of growing up in Livonia. From my paper route days, we would go on Saturday morning after paying our bill and have a burger or foot long, fries and a malt for $1.14, almost a third of our weekly profits. Then of course there was the cruising days as we grew older. Dalys to Big Boys and back. Pretty harmless stuff and gasoline was about .25 gallon. Got to meet a lot of people and saw some awesome cars.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ed McMurray

Westland Daly's was about to open. A sign posted on the old Shedd's Drive-in said, "Coming soon Daly's Drive-in. Don't eat till then."

If you ate the Daly Double you got your name posted on a board. Mine is there. A friend challenged me saying, "You eat it, I'll buy it." I took the challenge and finished it. I had to, I had no money to pay for it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Grew up in Detroit, moved to Livonia in '54. Went to Bentley HS and visited the Daly's almost daily! The idea was to wolf down as many foot-longs as you could. Great sport! When I got a car, me and the guys would cruise all the Daly's. The Plymouth Rd. one opened in '59 and then the cruisin' and foot-long contests got very serious. Great, great memories! Foot-longs, monster sundaes, the cruising and the car-hop babes. Nothin' better!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sue T

Going to Beech Daly's for a dalyburger and the best milk shake in the world. When back in MI, we go to the Livonia one each year! Love that the sauce is now bottled...wish shipping was more reasonable. Thankfully family visits in FL often enough to get a Dalyburger fix!

Sunday, May 02, 2010
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