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Red's Root Beer

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813 S Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw, MI 49079-9230
+1 269-657-8725
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food but just a bit pricey. A friendly staff. Food tastes great. The owner makes it a point to visit with every customer. Nice to see classic cars on certain nights. The root beer is creamy and tasty.

Thank kdpsgumby
Melbourne. Australia
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place had good reviews so I stopped in. It's your average fast food drive up with not bad food but nothing too great. Not many other options so worth stopping if you don't like chain restaurants.

Thank World_Travels1
Grand Rapids
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Chicago dogs are amazing. Love the real drive in atmosphere, even the music. Owner comes out and greets patrons on a regular basis. Super family or date night destination. A favorite place.

Thank ClaudineD87
Groveland, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped hear after reading the reviews. Red came out to meet us and go over the menu. We had the coney dogs and Chicago dogs. They were both excellent. Honestly, the coney sauce is the best I've ever had. If I'm ever back in the area, I will stop again.

Thank drmilk
Stevensville, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for comfort food on our way to the Sunday afternoon bingo at the Lions Club in Paw Paw Michigan. Our party of 6 placed our order to go. It was very tasty. I really enjoyed my burger and fries. Other family members liked the hot dogs.

Thank suzkool
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The food and service was very good. We had bacon burger it was fresh and juicy, the fries were crisp. The root beer was ok I had better. Plenty of seating outside if you didn't want to sit in your car.

Thank Michael M
Mattawan, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A must stop if you are in or passing the Paw Paw area of I-94. You will likely meet Red who takes time to stop by customers to express his appreciation for your business. Good food, good quick service, drive in or grab a picnic table

Thank goheels1unc
Livonia, Michigan
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were traveling along I-94, got off at the exit for Paw Paw and decided to randomly pick the 4th restaurant on the right, which turned out to be Red's Root Beer. The other options that we passed were all national fast food chains and this was by far the best choice. It is a traditional drive in where you... More 

Thank David C
Mokena, Illinois
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family has a vacation home near Paw Paw and we have been coming here over 35 years. I have never visited here and I'm baffled why not! On a very rainy Saturday afternoon we happened to be passing by and pulled in this place, spur of the moment to grab a quick bite. I noticed the place always looked... More 

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Lawrence, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I Love their shrimp, large hotdogs, chilled glasses and towering ice cream cones. The staff is friendly and the owner (Red) is often visible and interacting with customers.

Thank HRader

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 813 S Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw, MI 49079-9230
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  Paw Paw
  • Phone Number: +1 269-657-8725

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?