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.



Jack Armstrong

I can remember Mr Bill Ihlenfeldt back in 1955 when My Dad and I use to come to Dalys On Beech Daly Rd. He was a wonderful man and always treated Dad and I like we were family. We would stop in after racing my 1/4 midget I was 9 years old...
I remember one evening eating my first Pigs Dinner, By golly I finished too... It was a chore... Only 75 cents. Of course Bill praised me for my defeating the Dinner. And another customer gave me a quarter..
I now live in Pickerington Ohio, But I am still have the Daly habit. I use to live in West dearborn at the time and will always remember my friend Bill who passed away in 1972... Thanks for the memories.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mike Manoulian

I grew up across the street from the first restaurant on Beech Daly. I remember the original ice-cream stand. All their food and desserts were great! I have two brothers that met their wive,s at the drive-in. I still visit the Livonia location. Still great !!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mr. Lee

We visited the Detroit location at 17195 east of Harper near Cadieux. After band practice or after a gig the Daly Drive In was a must do. Love the Daly Burger and the great Daly Tradition. Visit my Tribute to the Daly Restaurants at Hope you enjoy the classic commercial from 1964.
Coming soon the lyrics to the Daly Song

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I worked at the Daly in Dearborn Hgts. for 8 years, it was my first job. I had so much fun. Bill was a great boss and a great person. I seen someone tried to revive the old resteraunt but it closed again soon after. I wish it would reopen again, the food was awesome. I think I'll have to visit the plymouth road store tonight. Thanks for the great memories.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I grew up just a block and a half from the Daly's in Dearborn Heights (on Beech Daly Rd) and I loved it! Whenever I am home visiting I make the trip out to the Plymouth Road location to get my "fix". When I was a kid my sister worked at the Dearborn Hts. location as a carhop; I used to bug her to bring me home a Daly Burger almost every day. She was also teased by the other girls for putting chili on her fries...hmmmm...aren't they a menu staple now? Keep up the good work and I will be there in two weeks to get my fix!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Detroit Jack

My mom graduated from Redford High School in '61, so, I guess that's when she started going to the Daly Drive-In at Burt Rd. and Grand River. I remember getting my foot long off window tray, and thinking how cool that was! I always visit the last remaining Daly when I'm visiting from Tokyo. Got my Daly ceramic coffee cup this time!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Doug P

My wife, Kathy, and I met at the Livonia Daly's (I guess I picked her up) in the summer of '67. We married on June 20, 1969 and will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this Saturday. We have lived in the Dallas area since '91 but return to Daly's when we are in MI while visiting family/friends.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Roseann Ebert

Grew up going to the one in Westland. Now all my girlfriends and I hit the one in Livonia.
Daly Burger Plate with everything and a large chocolate coke. YUM!

Monday, June 08, 2009


We live in Romulus. Every couple of months we get the craving for Daly's. So my family, the next door neighbors and the family across the street get together and order us up Daly's. We take the 20 min trip there to get our food and then come 20 min back home and sit at the neighbors house indulging on the goodness!!! I think we order about 1 of everything!! The food is great and nothing compares!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lori B

There aren't many things I miss in Michigan but one that I do is Daly's. Can't find anything like it in Florida. I can't tell you how many times a week I would be at the Westland location with all my friends. Boy...what I'd give for a foot long and some onion rings! GO RED WINGS!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Roger W

My Grand Parents lived on Blackstone Ave. near the Grand River location from its opening (1950's) until moving to Elk Rapids in 1971. I have many found memories of the burgers and dogs. Best in Town! The day she left Detroit for the "Great Up North" we hit the Drive Thru for a final Coney dog complete with her “bird caged trapped” kidnapped pet squirrel in tow! Daly's was a neighborhood Icon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rick S

My best friends dad owned a towing agency next to the Dalys in Plymouth. I remember many times running next door to get lunch for all of us and how he'd joke around saying that it doesnt get any better than a daly burger with extra daly sauce, while slurpin down a large chocolate shake. Thanks for all the great memories and the best burgers around. Now Im sharing the tradition with my kids. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Diane M.

I grew up in Plymouth in the 70s and remember going to the Daly's there. We really liked to drive up and eat but our parents usually wanted to go inside. Either way we loved the burgers and fries. For a special treat Dad would sometime splurge on milkshakes too! I remember being so surprised one day when we drove past the Daly's Livonia. I thought there was only one. Thanks for the great memories!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Linda B

I grew up in Westland, and on Daly Cheeseburgers!! I have loved Daly's for all of my 54 years! I am coming up there this week for a visit and plan to come at least twice. I know that my store is now closed, but I will come to Livonia! SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I worked at a local business about 15 years ago, which is when I first went to Daly Burger in Livonia. I have made periodic trips back ever since then. The Daly Burger is FANTASTIC, the shakes are the thickest I've ever had. I've also started a 2nd generation of fans, as I brought my son with me on my last trip and he LOVED it. I'm also going to write "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" to see if we can't get Guy Fieri to come to see the place.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Took the family to Daly's on April 20, sure brought back some old memories of the Daly's on Warren Avenue back when I was a teen. Food tastes just as great.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Adam M

I only recently tried Daly's, but the food is fantastic. It has a great atmosphere and great food. The Daly burger is really great.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cathy L

My sisters and I loved going to the Daly's on Dix in Lincoln Park as we were growing up. We had wonderful times with the company and the food.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jan P.

My friends and I spent our teenage years working as everything from car hops to cooks at the East side Daly's Drive-In on Harper Ave...We worked for a man named Wendel.....He didn't pay very well----but we made up for it in what we consumed in Dalyburgers, Hamdingers and Chee Chees! Those were the days!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Peggy F.

Foot Long Daly Dogs!!!!
Yum, Yum, Yum

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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