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A & W Root Beer Drive-In

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2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
+1 518-668-4681
11:00 - 20:00
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Plattsburgh, New York
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very fun place to go in the middle of a busy village! Thee best clam rolls without going to the coast. You MUST have a root beer float as well! Very good food and reasonable prices. Right next to battleground campground which is very convenient. Place has been rebuilt after a fire last year.

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rhode island
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Grew up with an A & W many years ago. It was a Sunday treat to go and have a root beer float. When we saw this in Lake George, had to stop. It did not disappoint. Hot dogs and hamburgs with a float. Not fancy, just good ole American food! Glad we stopped, and if you feel like a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Disorganized service. Some people walk in and get served others waited. No order. Tables are dirty. Service is very very poor. Not worth the stop for "fast food". Waitress was glad we left. My handicapped father with ALS walked through stones to get to a seat and was never served. Poor treatment of people.

Thank Jay H
lgrtbr, Manager at A & W Root Beer Drive-In, responded to this review

Very Sorry about your experience. Next time, please speak to a manager on duty. Thank you, see you again! More 

Long Island, NY
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped in because they had a sign offering 60 flavors of soft serve ice cream. The price was good- $4.00 for a waffle cone with tons of ice cream in it. But, the flavors are actually flavoring that they put in a vanilla or chocolate base. Neither my friend, who ordered peanut butter cup, nor I, who got mocha,... More 

Thank Lpoko258
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

love this place to it's a cute little burger stop on Canada street don't see any of these any more in jersey but up here it's like a walk back in time.

Thank stephen b
Southbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Talk about flashbacks! I hadn't seen an A&W stand in years. Last one was when I was a kid. (That was a lot of years ago.) This place was just about how I remembered. Good food, quick service, friendly staff. Curb service!

Brewster, New York
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Ordered foot long cod recommended by car hop. It was a delicious flaky cod. They also serve other seafood especially whole belly clams which was also recommended. Of course, the best frosted mug of root beer soda.

Thank BCR37
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great family place! Big menu of hot dogs, hamburger, onion rings, mini corn dogs, etc! Best was the frozen mug of real root beer! Good and service were excellent. It's fun fast food with 30 ice cream soft serve favors! The parking lot is very small and difficult to maneuver but it's worth the trip! Except for... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stopped for a quick lunch while at a conference in Lake George. Wait staff took awhile to get my order, but were friendly. Food service took longer than expected also, and food arrived only luke-warm. Fries were cold and not good. AW Cheeseburger was unexpectedly small, similar in size to a McD basic burger. Price was good, but food was... More 

Thank TK345
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

right across the street from a great place to stay the Holiday Inn Resort. The main venue is with in easy walking distance to both

Thank 365allenh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6125
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-4681
May also be called A&W Drive-In

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?