Dipsey Doodle - Royal Oak MI

Address: 1528 Woodward Ave
City: Royal Oak
State: MI
Zip: 48067
County: Oakland
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Update 1-11-2024: Meredith McCulley has let me know I had the location of the Royal Oak location wrong as the address scheme has changed over the years. The restaurant was actually on the West side of the street at Woodward and 10 mile.

Update 1-28-2023: I just found a yearbook ad (pictured below) that indicated there was also a location at 771 E 8 Mile Rd in Ferndale.

This entry is to document the 2 Detroit-area Dipsey Doodles I am aware of. The one closest to me growing up was the 9 Mile and Telegraph location where a Taco Bell sits as of 2023. The other was at 1528 S Woodward Ave in Royal Oak near 10 mile, where a parking garage sits today. Both buildings are long gone. These joints were a bit before my time as I would have been a baby when they were popular. They were the teen hangouts of their day. They had ice cream, malts, burgers, fries, etc. I guess it could get pretty rowdy in there. It was also a place where folks would take their little league baseball teams after the game for a treat.

The Southfield location seems to go back to the mid 1950's. There was an older building present on the lot in 1951 but it looks as though it was changed. The Royal Oak location goes back to the 1930's but was gone by 1957.

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Dipsey Doodle - Ferndale Location - 771 E 8 Mile Rd In 2009 - Now Gone
Ferndale Location - 771 E 8 Mile Rd In 2009 - Now Gone
Dipsey Doodle - Ferndale High School Yearbook 1958 - Woodward Ave
Ferndale High School Yearbook 1958 - Woodward Ave
Dipsey Doodle - Southfield High Year Book 1959 - 9 Mile And Telegraph
Southfield High Year Book 1959 - 9 Mile And Telegraph
Dipsey Doodle - Southfield High Year Book 1963 - 9 Mile And Telegraph
Southfield High Year Book 1963 - 9 Mile And Telegraph
Dipsey Doodle - Lincoln High Ferndale Yearbook Ad - Royal Oak Location
Lincoln High Ferndale Yearbook Ad - Royal Oak Location
Dipsey Doodle - Old Yearbook Ad
Old Yearbook Ad
Dipsey Doodle - Old Yearbook Ad
Old Yearbook Ad
Dipsey Doodle - Old Yearbook Ad
Old Yearbook Ad
Dipsey Doodle - 1951 Aerial Of Royal Oak Location
1951 Aerial Of Royal Oak Location
Dipsey Doodle - 1955 Aerial Southfield Location
1955 Aerial Southfield Location
Dipsey Doodle - Aug 1987 Article
Aug 1987 Article
Dipsey Doodle - Dec 1951 Ad Mention Royal Oak Location
Dec 1951 Ad Mention Royal Oak Location
Dipsey Doodle - Mar 1966 Bob Talbert Column Mention
Mar 1966 Bob Talbert Column Mention
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