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John's Root Beer

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1317 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186-5308
+1 262-542-2842
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

if you are looking to turn back the clock and take your son or daughter to a little drive in with great root beer John's is the place!

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Thank 867f309
Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not only does John's have great root beer, they have great food too! It is just like the old time root beer stands. Our favorites are the hot dogs, BBQ and cheese fries AND of course the root beer!

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Thank O7958RQjills
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Will be back again!! The food was delicious, and the Root Beer is tops!! Great service and smiles. I'd recommend anytime.

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Thank Lisa S
WAUKESHA
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When I get a craving for good root beer, John's is the place I go. They make their own root beer in small batches on the premises. Smooth and frothy in big mugs. A fun meal outing for the family.

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Thank Denise D
milwaukee, wi
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great hot dogs, fantastic root beer floats and really friendly staff. John's Root Beer is a regular stop for us and we've never had a bad experience.

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Thank mrsbanting
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It just isn't spring in Waukesha without your first trip of the season to John's Root Beer. Hot dogs on a steamed bun with cheese fries and some awesome root beer, yum. Their sloppy joes are no slouches either! Been going their since I was a little one.

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Thank Julianne C
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

It's hard to come by a good root beer stand these days, but John's has what you're looking for. Good root beer, good hot dogs. You can walk up and order to eat there or take it to go. It's a nice place to go with the family.

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Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have lived in the area and driven past John's many times. Last night we were looking for something fast and decided to try John's. Great choice. The root beer was fantastic (of course). Pulled pork sandwich was great. I owned some chili fries too. Staff was great! We will be back.

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Thank 3Foerster
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Johns has been around a long time. Very consistent, best root beer and sloppy joes ever!! Always friendly and clean. Fast service great fries. Wonderful little spot!!

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Thank Lorikorthals
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I LOVE this place!! Root beer made on site; good old hot dogs, onion rings, etc. John's is a trip down memory lane. A must-do every summer!

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Thank Jane F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1317 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-542-2842

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