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.



robin johnson

I was attending high school at Wayne Memorial in Wayne, Mich. We would go out for lunch and go to Dalys for the Daly foot long and onion rings. So good. My brother lives in Maryland. When he comes to Michigan, he has to have the daly habit.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I had my first Daly burger in 2009. Loved it!!! Days later, I happened to mention Daly's in a conversation with my mother. I found out my father took my mom to Daly's on their first date... after seeing The Sound of Music. So, I'll be our family's next generation to create Daly memories.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mark B

I lived on the Eastside of Detroit in the early 70's and had fond memories of my parents taking us to the Daly at Cadieux and Harper. Recently while in Livonia I was able to return to my youth and experience the long over due taste of a Daly Burger! Some experiences and businesses fade with time but I hope Daly will not be one of them!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lee & Sheila

We have been coming to Daly's since the 70's. We use to go to the Daly's in Plymouth. Now the Livonia one. Love the Ft. long Daly Dog and the Daly burger with the special sauce. Our son who lives in Florida always comes with us when he is in town. Thanks for the great food. We drive from Saline, MI to eat .

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I grew up in Plymouth and would visit the Daly's on Ann Arbor Rd. and Main. It was a part of our lives in Plymouth. I love in Florida now so I always make a point to come to Livonia to get a Dalyburger with special sauce!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Terry Elrod

Use to go to the one on Wayne road. It was great. Here is a link to the men's baseball team

Friday, February 05, 2010


I lived and grew up one block from the Daly's on Dix in Licoln Park, Mi...I now live in Florida. I can remember my dad going to Daly's for a big pig trough banana split. He would eat the whole thing. I always loved the Daly burgers and still do. When we are visiting our children in Michigan we always go to the Livonia store. I hope they never close down like all the others. If I am not mistaken, I think they are the only one left!

Monday, February 01, 2010


I lived in Romulus about 1 block away from the Huron River Drive location. My best friend and I would beg money from our parents and get shakes and burgers as often as we could. My sister was a car hop for a was her first job. I don't get to Romulus too often but whenever I do I make a trip to Daly's for a shake and a burger.

Friday, January 29, 2010


My "hood" was by O'Shea Park, West of Greenfield & down by Capitol St. So we would cruise the DALYS on Greenfield between W. Chicago and Joy Rd. What GREAT memories! driving through, always waiting for a parking spot to open was always packed full of cars & friends. When I get a chance to still visit family in the Detroit area, and always stop in DALYS in Livonia for some GREAT food [still the best burgers!] and fond reminiscing.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Ham Dinger & Chili fries will forever be on my mind..... Thanks for the memories! Many nights around the fire at the Daly's in Plymouth......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


What else was there to do during an electric T-Storm but drive to Warren Rd Dalys for a burger. It was Dad's favorite eatery and the weather didn't matter-we went. That's where Dad told me lightening would bounce off the tires and the car was the safest place to be. My brother and I grew up in W. Dearborn and even though we moved West, looking at your site brings back memories of our Dad whom we just lost this year. Just wondered why we can't have Daly's on the west coast.

Monday, December 07, 2009


My dad grew up in Livonia and always recalls fond memories of walking to Daly's for a malt or a burger. Now every time we travel back to Livonia from Kansas, as a family, we always make a special stop to enjoy a Daly burger and malt. There's no better place to go!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I grew up in Warren and my mother used to love going to the Daly on Groesbeck Hwy.. I have to admit.. I was always scared driving in as I always thought that ENORMOUS Daly Drive -in sign (seriously--it was huge) would fall on our car! (loved the ice cream and the junior daly burger!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bill Jehle

I was born and raised in Livonia. Before the coming of age on my 16th birthday, my parents took my sister and I to the Livonia location for dinner on a frequent basis for years. I loved the foot long hot dog and don’t think I ever had any other entre’. I remember the Daly Double and the board on the wall. Way out of my league. In September 1965, I got my driver license. I do not think I ever went again with my parents. I cannot count how many nights I spent at the drive-inn. It started with a 58 Impala, a 66 Falcon, a 61 Impala convertible, and finally my 67 Charger. I can recall many nights with friends, before or after, we went drag racing on Telegraph. Daly was the symbol of great food, hot cars and hot girlfriends in 1960's Livonia. BTW, I have tried for years to duplicate the hot dog chili sauce to no avail.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I remember cruising the Livonia store with my best friends older sister Bonnie, in her friend Lindas' Road Runner. Checking out the boys and backing in. Those were the days.

Friday, September 25, 2009


We always took our dates to the Beech Daly store back in the 70's. But when I was a smaller kid I'd go with Grandma, Aunt and Uncle to the Plymouth store. They introduced me to the foot long. It brings back memories. I work by the Livonia store now, I need a Daly burger and fries fix!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I pumped gas as a teenager in the late 70's in Romulus at Northline and Huron River Drive. On saturdays the boss would treat us to Daly's. I loved the Dalydog!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


When I was little we would go to Daly's in Romulus after going to Dr. Everingham's office. Then as we got older, my sisters got jobs at Kelsey Hayes, which wasn't far from Daly' my mom would drop them off in the summer and I'd go along for the ride...and a hot dog.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Oh my gosh! Daly's at Grand River and Burt in Detroit holds an indelible spot in my memories, ca. late-60s thru mid-70s: Peaches the car hop, bless her sweet heart; Pat the car hop (and the night she threw money); Carol the bouffonte cook. The "lot" was our social epicenter. We know who we are, how much fun we had, and what we drove: multiple Vettes, Torino, Camaro, Trans Am, Carmengia, MG, Datsun, Biscayne, Tempist, Falcon (2), VW convertable, Vega, Firebird, Impala, The Bird Catcher, and the list goes on. Good times. What happened at Daly's stayed at Daly's. Good clean fun. Big smiles.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


My heart was broken, visiting the Main street Plymouth Daly recently to show my 15 yr old daughter where mama's first job was I discovered it was gone!!!!I worked there inside as a waitress in 79-80 . I grew up eating at the beech daly store. I've moved to Ga. but Daly is still part of my family!

Sunday, August 09, 2009
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